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THE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, DEO. 23,. 1000.
Novelized From Eugene
Walter's Great Play
JOHN W. HARDING
CcpjrifH 1908, by G. W. Dilliajhaaft C.
, ATTAIN WILLIAMS' lower,
Jaw advanced, and his pig
gish eyes contracted. Ho
threw off his too amiable de
meanor. Hla voice became harsh and
cruel as his natural brutality asserted
"A man like me, eh?" he rasped.
"That's pretty hard language, Mrs.
"Please forgive mo and let me talk."
"If you didn't come here to see me
sort of socially, what did you come
"About Joe my husband."
"What about him?"
"I asked you the amount of the def
alcation." "You said It was your business.
Well, It's more than $10,000."
Emma was astounded, and her heart
sank. She had not Imagined that It
could be so large a sum.
"Is that the truth?" she asked.
"I ain't never been noted for lyjng."
"Cantata Williams, I've come here to
plead with you to save Joe and me.
and my family from disgrace to ueep
him out of Jail. You knew my father.
You were In business with him. You
always liked him and knew he was an
"He was square In his business deal
ings with me. Mrs. Brooks, but that s
not less than every man has got to be
who deals with me."
"I know that," she said, her manner
becoming supplicating; "I know that,
but you must have some respect for
his memory, you must have had some
affection for him at the time every
body had and some pity for me in
this trouble. I thought all these things
might soften you, might open a way
to some arrangement that would save
us from the exposure that seems now
bound to come tomorrow morning.
Isn't there some way out of It?"
But he was all business now. He
had satisfied himself that he had wast
ed his time with her.
"Have you got the money?" he snap
ped. "No." o
"Then what's your proposition?"
'I have none," she confessed hope
lessly,, hanging her head.
"Humph!" he grunted, settling him
self In bis chair.
"I thought I thought you might be
a little more charitable and suggest
some way," she murmured.
"Your husband sent you here, didn't
"What did he say to you?"
"Told me I might have some Influ
ence with you."
"Put the blame on you for stealing
the money, didn't he?"
"How did you know that?"
She raised her head and looked at
him In surprise.
"I know the man. Didn't he?"
"Told you, didn't he, that you could
fix It up with me to call everything
"Yes, that's what he said," she ad.
"And I suppose he said that If you
didn't come you'd havo to take tho
blame for him going to the penlten
"It it was something like that."
"Didn't happen to mention, did he,
that he thought I liked you pretty
"Y-yes," she stammered, now utterly
bewildered. "I I think that was part
of what he said."
"Didn't forger that, eh? Well," he
continued, looking once more straight
Into her eyes and putting the issuo
squarely to her, "I'm here and you're
here. That part seems all right. What
have you got to say?"
She sustained his gaze bravely and
answered, though with no hope In her
"Is there any honorable way In
which I can help him?"
"What do you mean by 'honorable?' '
Emma lost all patience. Her nerves,
that had been under such severe
strain, were getting beyond control
She rose, flushing angrily.
"You know what I mean by 'honor-
abler You know what any good worn
an means when she save. 'honorable,
You're beating about the bush, Cap
tain Williams. If you want to como
to the point, come to It and come to
it quickly. I am going home."
"Now you're talking, my lass," ho
eald grimly, getting up also, "and I'll
talk right back to you. If I took your
opinion of me and that of your thiev
ing husband I wouldn't have to talk,
I'd tell you In plain words that If you
wanted to go to San Francisco with
me I'd take a chance on the overeat
lng and wouldn't put you on a diet
llko I put the rest. What would you
do then? What If I did make the prop
osltion thafs In your mind and was
in the mind of that sneaking husband
of yours when he tried to put you on
tho bargain counter and send you over
to mo to see if I'd put the price up to
sixteen thousand? What If I looked
you over and was pleased and thought
you cheap at that figure? You say Pre
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beads off with this hand like you'd
sling a chicken In the air. You came
here for a purpose. You ain't no child.
What if I am the beast and the brute
you say I am? What'll you do then?
I said you was the first lady to come
In here. Maybe I made a mistake,
but If I did I'll, find It out before you
leave this room, you understand? I've
. talked; now you talk."
I Her reply came with withering
I "Now I know that you're everything
people say you are."
I "All right," ho said, making n step
toward her. "If I am what everybody,
says I am what you think I am you
know what to expect, and I don't need
The peril of her situation roused her
to desperation, and with it came the,
courage desperation sometimes lm-i
parts, the courage that Impels a de-'
fenseless animal hunted Into a corncr
from which there is no escape to turn
and fight for Its life.
"You think I'm afraid of you I" sheS
cried, throwing up her tiead and
clinching the hands at her sides. "I
tell you I'm not. We've been too long
at cross purposes. What you want mc(
to do I know; wnat my nuanana sent
me for I know, You can be the beast
and the brute that you are; he can be,
the contemptible cur that he Is. Ho
can offer me for sale, and you can
stand ready to buy me. But I've got
something to say about it, ana I ac
sire you to know that if I wanted to-
place myself on the market, as you
say, I couldn't! You disgust roe, but
I shan't shirk, and I am not afraid.
of you or of him or of any one.
She turned quickly, locked the door,
threw the key at his feet and con
fronted him unflinchingly again.
"There's the key to your room. The
door Is locked, and I am alone with
you. You kill men? You wring their,
necks? Well, Captain Williams, here's
your first chance to kill a woman, for
that's Just exactly what you'll have to
She saw the glare In the little savage
optics under the beetling brows fade
out, to be replaced by a gleam of ad
miration, not the covetous admiration.
of her shapely, panting form, of her
handsome, resolute face, but honest
admiration of the pure soul that shone
in her eyes.
"I knew you were that kind of
woman," he said, tnanifiuiness ana
real tenderness in his voice. "If you
hadn't done Just what you did I'd 'a.
been the most disappointed roan in the
"What do you mean?"
"I mean," he continued, almost rev.
erently, "that I banked on you being
good, and you are good. I know wo
men. I've bought mine all over the.
world, from Hindoos to niggers. But,
paid for 'cm, and they was always.
willing to sell. There ain't but two
kinds, the good and the bad, and
there's no halfway. When they're
bad they're bad through and through
and can't be good, and when they're,
good they can't be bad, and they're
next to heaven. I figured you good,
and If you hadn't been It would havo
hit me, and hit me hard. You're safer
here, young woman, than with your,
mother, because I'd fight for you, and-
don't forget I con wring men's necks
Emma could not comprehend It.
"I don't understand you," she faltered.
"Maybe you mean you don't believe
me," he saw, going to tne tame ana
taking the paper he had written upon
Thank you, Captain Williams," she
The words came In a whisper, al
She tried to read the writing, but
tears In her eyes blurred her sight. t
"You came here for a purpose. You atn't
and then slipped between the pages of
one of the magazines. "Here. I've
had this waiting for you. Bead it."
She made no motion to take it from
"Well, I'll read it for you," ho said.
"It's addressed to that husband of
"'Your resignation Is accepted. 1
wish to thank you for your servlcesj
ana to assure you mac your accounts
with tho Latin-American Steamship
company havo been audited and found
to bo correct.'
"Now, Mrs. Brooks, If you'd acted In
any way but what you did you would,
not havo got this, but I kuew you were
good, and you are good."
He added with deep feeling, holding
out the naner toiler airaln:
"It's worth that much to me and a)
lot more to havo a good woman for a.
sort of daughter. Take It."
This time ibo accepted It mechanically.
"You know, Mrs. nrookft," said Wil
liams In a light tone mid his usual
voice, sealing himself In his chair and
looking away from her, "before we got
to discussing this business I was tell
ing you about the Sally Moran, my
first ship. Now, that ship hear mo
say ship? she was only a schooner"
She walked up to him and Interrupt
ed, him, smiling gratefully through her
"What can I do now, captain?" sho
The telephone bell rang as she spoke.
"You might answer the phone," ho
told her. "I'm getting almighty lazy."
She did so.
"It's Jlmsy Mr. Smith," she an
I kind o' thought that fellow 'd be
nosing around Instead of going to Bos
ton," he soliloquized. "What's tho
"He's downstairs and wants to know
if he can come up."
"sure no ennr
"Yes, come up, Jlmsy," she called.
The captain stroked his face thought
"When you let him In you sort o'
smile and look Into his face," he said.
"He's a kind of an old baby, Smith Is,
and It does him a lot of good."
"I always smile at Jlmsy," she re
plied. "No one could help that, could
"Ho Is an amusing cuss," he con
He reached for the tin of tobacco.
"You don't mind If I smoke, do you?"
"No, I don't think I'd mind If you
"It's too hot to burn up everything,"
he laughed. "Besides, there's a lot of
folks say, I'll get enough fire after my
"They don't know you, that's tho
trouble," she said, the thankful tears
welling to her eyes again as she looked
"Smith ain't particular quick nbout
getting here. Is he?" he remarked;
changing the subject. "After all he
said you'd expect him to be a regular
hero and drop In from the ceiling.'
"What did he Bay?"
"That's telling," he added, puffing
stolidly at his pipe. "You're going to
have a hard time letting ttmt man in
If you don't find the key you threw
nround so careless like."
She picked up the key and unlocked
the door. As she did so Smith knocked,
and she let him In. He looked keenly
at her as she smiled up Into his face,
and he took the hand she extended.
"We've been waiting for you, Jlmsy,"
A glad light came Into his own eyes.
"Emma," he observed, "I think that's
the prettiest smile I ever saw you
"Hello, Smith, ain't going to Boston
tonight, eh?" queried the captain. '
"No; I guess them docks will be there
tomorrow," he replied.
He drew his revolver, extracted the
cartridges with even more than or
dinary deliberation and threw them on
"I Just thought I'd take the pegs out
of the heel of that shoe we were dis
cussing some time since and hand 'em
to you as souvenirs," he remarked.
"Thank you," was the dry rejoinder.
"I'd give you the whole darn shoe,"
added Jlmsy with heartiness, "only a
fellow never can tell when he's going
to have another sore foot."
"Tho trouble with you Is, Smith,
your foot hurts you before you stub,
your toe," commented Williams.
"I guess that's right," he avowed.
"Ready to g6 home, Emma?"
"You wait for m a moment, Jlmsy,
I want to speak to the captain," she
"All right," ho responded, going out
side to ring up the elevator.
"Captain, this paper shall I give It
to him?" she Inquired.
"1 would. It clears you."
"And you? How can I thank you?"
"Don't mind me. Only some time
when you get settled down and are
living happy again Invite me up to
tea. Let me put on my slippers and
smoke my pipe in the parlor."
"Indeed I will. Good night."
"And, Emma," he added ere she had
reached the door, "I suppose I can call
you Emma now, can't L?"
"Pay a lot of attention to that fellow
Smith. He's an awful good friend of
"I've found that out tonight," she
answered. "Good night."
"Good night, Emma."
When she had gone the old man sat
for some time smoking bis plpo medi
tatively.- Finally he kicked off his slip
pers, rose, stretched himself, sat down
again, smiled and uttered his thoughts
"Well, Captain Bill," he told himself,
"I guess you've paid u.p a part of that
deficit you've owed decency for such
a long time."
On the Sunday School Lesson by
Rev. Dr. Llnscott For the In
ternational Newspaper Bible
Dec. 26th, 1909.
(Copyright. 1909, by IUt. T. S. Llnacott. D.D.)
The Birth of Christ Matt. 11:1-12.
Golden Text And thou shalt call
his name Jesus, for he shall save hla
peoplo from their sins; Matt. 1:21.
Verse 1 Whoro Is Bethlehem, tho
birth place of Jesus?
Where was the homo ot Mary and
Joseph, the parents of Jesus, and how
did It happen that they were at Beth
lehem at this time?
What was the probable nationality
of these "wise men?"
Verse 2 Is there any evidence, and
If so what is it, which Indicates that
God, In past ages, has revealed him
self to other peoples than those of
Give your own idea of this star that
tho wise men saw, which Indicated to
them that a Jewish king had been
born; was It objective or only subjective?
Were the wise men right in their
opinion, that Jesus was "the King ot
the Jews," as they were in the fact
of his birth?
Verse 3 What Is tho evidence for
or against the Idea that It was God's
original Intention for Jesus to be the
literal King of the Jews, as the wise
men stated, and as 'Herod feared?
Why should Herod and "all Jerusa
lem" be troubled at the announcement
ot the birth of a Jewish King?
' Verses 4-6 What prophet is horo
referred to, and where in the Bible
did these priests and scribes quoto
Did the prophet they quoted from,
and did these priests and scribes
think that the expected Christ was to
be an earthly King? Why?
Verse 7. What is It which makes
diligent study, of a worthy subject,
either noble or Ignoble?
Verse 8 How would you describe
a man with motive of Herod, when ho
sent these wise men oft on. their mis
sion of finding Jesus?
What, if any; reason is there to be
lieve that there are those to-day who
attend church, and thus pretend they
are earnestly seeking Jesus, who have
practically the same motive as Herod
Verse 9. If a man to-day would see
tho Christ, what "star" does he need
to follow to be suro of belns led to
Give your reason for your idea whe
ther It Is to the favored few only that
God sends a star or it3 equivalent,
pointing to where Jesus may bo found,
or are all men similarly treated?
Verse 10-rMention some things
which always produce Joy, and then
describe that which produces the
greatest Joy to mortals known? (This
question must be answered In writing
by members of the dun.)
Verse 11. What is the grouna lor
ertainty for-the statement that those
who really seek Jesus always find
What are tho emotions which aro
stirred, the motives which are formed
and the deeds which are done by
everyone who really seeks and finds
Verse 12. Is there any liability that
those who live In the presence of Je
sus, will ever be duped Into betraym
Him or his cause?
Is the day of the supernatural guid
ance 01 uoa S ennaren, yasi, ui m
there reason to believe that it is as
operative as ever?
Lesson for Sunday, January 2, iaiu.
John the Forerunner ot Jesus. Matt
Cure for Toothache.-
A London physician at n meeting of
a medical Bociety stated that extrac
tion of teeth was unnecessary. He
was enabled to cure the most des
perate case of toothache, be said, tin-
ess the case was connected with rheu
matism, by the application of the fol
lowing remedy to the diseased tooth:
Alum, reduced to an lmpalable pow
der, two drachms; nitrous spirits ol
ether, seven drachms; mix and apply
Dseel as n Damper Without Removing
Lid From tho Fire.
A new type ot stove Ud Is tho re
cent Invention of a Pennsylvania
man. It Is designed to be used as
damper without necessitating the
removal of the lid from the fire. As
shown in tho Illustration the dam-
perlng of the lire can be accurately
and minutely regulated. This stove
lid Is made in two sections, the outer
section having a large circular recess
one-half tho depth ot tho Ud. The
upper section fits and revolves In tho
recess and contains numerous round
to de corrrnrajn.1
After the dry-goods saleman had
completed his business with Cyrus
Craig, Centervllle's one storekeeper,
be asked what was going on In the
town. "Had any entertainments this
wlntor?" he Inquired.
"No," said Mr. Craig. "Not one,
Salome Howe's pupils have given two
concerts, piano and organ, and the
principal of tho 'cademy has lectured
twice, once on 'Our National Forests
and once on 'Stones as I know them';
but aa far as entertainments are con
cerned, Centervllle baan't got round
to rat. this, winter,"
NOVEL STOVE LID.
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apertures. In the recess in tho out
er section are triangular openings
corresponding with the triangular
sections of apertures in the inner lid
Obviously when the inner lid is re
volved so that the apertures are over
the openings In the outer section
the Are will be dampered. When
the apertures do not register over the
openings tho stove opening will be
as effectively sealed as with the
common solid stove Ud. The damp
erlng Is regulated by placing only a
portion of the apertures over the
openings In the lower section of the
If Youc Liver is Wrong
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A torpid, inactive liver goes hand in hand.
wlth constipation, and Is a chronic condi
tion, one requiting a systematic, well
directed effort to overcome effectually and
establish conditions of health and perfect
Smith's Pineapple and Butternut Piljs,
containing the two elements needed to In
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go accurately to the sluggish aver ana,
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They are composed of the two great vege
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liver and gastric secretions, and butternut
for the mucous membrane, circulation and,
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Hearing After Death.
An extraordinary instance which oc
curred at the guillotining at Orleans,
France, of the murderer Langullle
has been Interestingly explained by
Professor Hartsmann, a famous Paris
When the blade of the guillotine
fell Languille's head was completely
severed from the trunk. A doctor
who was in attendance Immediately
picked up the head and called the
dead man's name.
To tho astonishment of all pres
ent the eyelids of the severed head
opened wide and then closed again.
"Langullle! Langullle!" called the
doctor a second time, and once more
the eyelids lifted, but a third call
met with no response.
Prof. Hartsmann said that It Is
quite possible for a form of nervous
life to exist after death. This would
not be the case If the subject died
naturally or of some disease, but
undoubtedly It would be the case of
a healthy person meeting with a sud.
den and violent death. When a
strong man suddenly passes from life
to death the body tissues show a
considerable amount of resistance.
The professor sayB that he himself
dissected the body of a man thirty
six hours after he had been executed,
and that on pricking with a needle
the nervo of the thigh he discovered
that It was alive.
In the case of Langullle, says the
professor, tho eyelids opened, not
because the name of Langullle was
pronounced, but because the sound
of the voice on tho eyes Immediate
ly produced a reflex action upon the
nerves. They would have lifted had
any other name been called.
Designer and Man
Office and Works
1036 MAIN ST.
He Wouldn't Miss It.
Ivon and his baby sister were play
ing with some new marbles that were
quite small. One marble disappeared
and could not be found. The mother
became alarmed, fearing baby had
BV.allowed It. "Oh, well,' said three-
year-old Ivon, "there are enough left."
It Is one thing to make friends, but
quite another to keep them. Remem
ber that friendship will not thrive on
discourtesy or neglect Little courte
sies and attentions to those with
whom we are most intimate holp to
smooth and sweeten life. Home Chat
Dress of Tailor's Patron 8alnt.
The tailor's saint Is bt John the
Baptist, but why, wo do not know, for,
as far as sacred writ Informs us, "hla
clothing was of camel's hair, and a
leather girdle about his loins." Lon
don Tailor and Cutter.
8eei End of Tuberculosis.
"It Is quite possible that In 50 years
consumption will be practically un
known In thin country," said a doctor
from Guy's hospital at a Southwork
Shopping In Luxury.
Luxurious shopping Is probably
only In an earl stage of Its develop
ment. It would sot surprise us If In
a few rem shoppers were paid a sal
A Heating Plant.
Schmidt the plumber, and Schmidt
the florist held forth at opposite ends
of the town; but distance did not
prevent mistakes on the part of their
common letter-carrier. Aitnougn
the names were similar, the bearers
thereof were not. The stout plumb
er was slothful and easy-going, the
slim florist Industrious and alert. The
plumber lost much business by pro
crastination; the florist, on the other
hand, gained many dollars by tak
ing advantage of any opportunity
that presented Itself.
One day the following wrathful
postal card fell by accident into the
"If that heating plant Isn't on
these premises within twenty four
hours, you needn t send it at all
Hastily running an eye over his
stock, Schmidt the florist, after a
single moment of hesitation, seized
tf potted shrub bearing scarlete globu
lar fruit, and despatched It with a
hastily penciled bill to Brown's resi
dence. The bill read: "To one pep
per plant, one dollar."
Silvering a Horn.
To Bllver Horn. The horn per
fectly freed from oil Is painted with
a saturated solution of gallic acid
and tnen with a solution of 20 parts
nitrate of silver In 100 parts of wa
ter. Repeat the coating alternately
until the black color Is replaced by
a Blight silver tint, then paint once
more with tho silver solution. Rub
bing down with cream of tartar solu
tion completes tho silvering.
Constancy Is a jewel when it
not set In the. base taetal of am un
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A. O. BLAKE,
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