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THE CITIZEN, I-'HIDAY, MAV 0, 1010.
MR. DEVINE took tho path to
ward the stables, chuckling
softly nt the odd dilemma In
which ho found himself.
"If ever I needed tho help of a slick
lawyer, I guess It's now," mused Mr.
Devlnc. "I'll go to town and look up
Mr. Ilewltigton was content that
Count Vecchl was no longer a menac
ing llgure to liim nnd to Ills daughter.
Mr. Devine was seeing to that. Be
sides, there were more cheerful things
to occupy Mr. Ilcwlngton's mind. lie
had learned only a half hour before of
some very good news. Ilewlngton
Acres was no longer owned, even tem
porarily, by another. In some way or
other the estate had been restored In
tact to his daughter. He had not
grasped the details of this fortunate
transaction, but ho understood vague
ly that young Mr. Walloway had been
largely Instrumental In clearing up
the difficulty. Adele had mentioned
him. He was an excellent young man,
Nicholas Walloway. True, his family
was not of precolonlal origin, but it
was well enough established as fam
ilies went nowadays. And ho was so
distinctly superior to such young men
as this Cherub Devine. who had his
good traits doubtless, but who was so
acklng in the Oner instincts. It might
be well to talk the subject over with
He could have found no topic better
suited to the mood in which ho found
the countess that evening. Her brown
eyes seemed to glow with a rapt ra
diance at the first mention of the Cher
"What absurd notions we did have
of him a few days ago!" 6he observed.
Her father waved his glasses in
"We took only reasonable precaution,
"Against what, daddy? He didn't
become intoxicated; he didn't carouse;
he didn't fill the house with sporting
characters. You remember how you
stormed when you beard about his
"I admit being somewhat concerned
upon your account, Adele. I feared
that his guests might be"
"Yes; I know. I was looking for n
crowd of prizefighters and gamblers,
and the Walloways came with Bishop
Horton! How silly I felt!" she ex
claimed. "But he is crude very crude In man
ners, bearing, speech, especially In
his speech. Now, compare him with
Nicholas Walloway. Nicholas is a
well born, polished, refined"
"Blockhead!" broke in the countess,
"ne's wooden all over."
"My dear, my dear! Nicholas, you
must remember, is a gentleman!"
"So I havo always believed." replied
tho countess. "But I don't care. I
prefer a live man to a wooden gentle
man!" Mr. Ilewlngton had hoped, now
there was no longer necessity for
Allele to propitiate this person, that
she would politely but effectually put
an end to their brief friendship. In
his own tactful way Mr. Ilewlngton
stated ns much.
"Then you should be thoroughly sat
isfied," responded the countess, "for
soon after he had given us back our
home I sent him away forever."
"What! Forever! No. no. Adele;
that will not do at all. You must not
be so abrupt. The fact is that I cr
there is a little matter In which Mr.
Devine has undertaken to give me as
sistance." "Daddy! You haven't borrowed any
money from him, I hope?"
"I? Borrow money of him! Cer
tainly not It is quite a different af
fair." Mr. Ilewlngton clearly saw that the
time had come for him to employ that
superior mind of his In tue skillful
management of n daughter who was
at times presumptuous enough to form
opinions of her own. And what a
shrewd old gentleman he was, to bo
sure! How well he understood the
limitations of feminine mentality!
"For example," ho went on, "you
havo never seen how this paragon of
yours can deal with a rival."
"Oh, a competitor iu business!"
laughed tho countess, "i shouldn't
expect him to be generous in busi
ness." "In the instance I had in mind,"
suavely continued Mr. Howingtou,
twirling his glasses slowly, "ho was
not dealing with a business competitor.
I bellovo I said rival."
"You don't mean a a"
"Exactly. A man who stood in his
way in what I presume Mr. Devlno
chooses to regard as an affair of the
"Why why, I don't understand, dad
dy! What man can you possibly
"Now, now, my dearl There you go,
wanting to bo told things which you
probably could not understand and
"But I can. I do. Tell me at once.
Was It Nicholas Walloway?"
Mr. newlngton waved his glasses
loop, by Mitchell Kennerley
'Mcfst assuredly not What a strange
conception that Nicholas and Mr. De
vino should bo rivals In love! No.
qulto n different person. And what
does Mr. Devlnc do when ho meets
hlni nnd learns his Identity? Seizes
him forcibly, drags him Into the near
est building and locks him up without
law or license."
"Father, 1 can't bellovo such a story
Where did you hear such a preposter
"From Mr. Devlno himself."
"But how? Where did all this oc-
"Only this afternoon."
"Since he wns hero? But you have
not been away. Then then it wns
hero on our grounds. Do you mean to
say that Mr. Devlno has some one
locked up In one of our buildings?"
Mr. Ilewlngton could only take ref
uge behind his dignity.
"That is qulto sulllclcnt my dear
Wo will not discuss Mr. Devlnc and
his peculiar doings any further, if you
please. The subject is one upon which
I do not care to dwell Just now. 1
must go to my desk. Good night"
It is hardly fair, though, to specu
late as to tho innermost thoughts of
the Countess Vecchl at that trying
moment. We know that she was rath
er a nice young woman, very good to
look at and more or less entertaining
as u companion. Suppose she did nar
row her eyelids and bite to a riper
redness her gracefully curved under
lip. We may even admit that she
crushed the meshes of the silver girdle
until there were red marks on her
white palm. She was no pallid com
pendium of all the feminine virtues.
She was a young person of high spir
its and ready passions. And she could
not wholly forget those stories abopt
La Belle Savole and the dinner to
chorus girls. Throwing n lace affair
over her head and shoulders, she slip
ped quietly out through the big en
trance hall to the wide veranda and
down one of tho paths leading toward
tho sound. It was after 8 o'clock and
quite dark, as the old moon was now
rising late, but she knew exactly where
sho was going.
She saw something which made her
lean forward and strain her eyes with
intent interest From one of the
smallest buildings, a low stono struc
ture, which she Judged must be tho
Icehouse. Issued a cheery beam of
light. Some one was standing In the
half opened doorwny. Only for an in
stant did this spectacle remain visible.
Then the door was shut with a bang,
nnd the yellow ray disappeared. A
moment later the countess thought
she could distinguish a man making
his way across the lawn toward the
servants wing of the house.
Now, all this seemed very singular
to the Countess VecchL So, keeping
the figure of the man in sight, she be
gan to walk parallel with him In order
to see where he was going. When she
saw he wns making directly for the
side door of the south wing she grasp
ed her skirts firmly and stnrted to
run, and sho overtook him.
"Why. Tlmmlns, Is it you?"
Obviously It was. On one band bo
balanced u tray; in the other ho car
ried a formidable looking club.
"Lor", miss, what a start you gave
me!" said he.
"Did 1? I'm sure I didn't intend to
frighten you. Timmins. But I saw
you coming, and there was something
I wanted, to nsk you. What is it you
havo there, Timmins?"
"Why, miss. I'vo been a-glvln' the
puppies their supper."
"Yes. 1 know. But I thought you
usually carried their food In n pall.
What have they had tonight?" And
before Tlmmlns could protest sho had
lifted the linen cover which bad been
thrown over tho tray. A variety of
dishes stood revealed.
"Why. Tlmmlns, surely tho coach
puppies do not cat French chops!"
He was ready wltted, was Timmins.
"Lor", no, miss, not as a general
thing. But this is a special occasion,
you know, a very particular occasion,
"Iudeedl And what very particular
special occaslou might this be to call
for French chops?"
"Wby. don't you remember four
months ago tonight? Course it's a bit
of foolishness, but Mrs. Timmins
would have it that way. 'Puppies 'as
birthdays,' says she, 'Just tho saino'"
"But puppies don't eat baked pota
toes, even ou birthday anniversaries,
do they, Timmins?"
"Baked potatoesl Do they? Why,
miss, they Just loves 'cm, bo they do."
"And peas and bread and butter and
"It's a bit wonderful, miss, but them
puppies has tho most educated appe
tites of any coach puppies I ever see."
No doubt tho countess should havo
resented each barefaced deception.
Sho did make a weak attempt at a
frown, but it turned into a smile and
theu a rippling laugh, in which Tim
mins Joined genuinely.
And the Countess Vecchl tripped off
into tho darkucss toward tho front
Sho had heard and seen enough to
conrlnco her that at least part of what
sho had gnfhcred"from her rnthor'n In
timations was correct. Souu- out wns
being kept ns a prisoner about fie
place. That some ono wns shut up In
the icehouse. It wns usoIcsn to nts
questions. Her father would refns
to answer, nnd the replies of TlmmliiN
were too luvontlvo to be convincing
So enrly the next niernliig. before
any ono else on Ilewlngton Acres hud
oven roused and turned over for n
sunrise nap, the Countess Vecchl
stolo quietly downstairs, let herself
out of the front windows and walked
determinedly In tho direction of the
Meanwhile Cherub Devlno had hur
ried back to town nnd sought out that
distinguished champion of the rights
nnd privileges of such corporations ns
can afford to pay liberal fees. Mr.
Robert Jnynes Drlscoll.
Your average client would not havo
attempted to find Mr. Drlscoll nt that
'SUIlEliY THE COACn I'UPriES DO NOT EAT
F1IENCII CHOPS ?"
hour In the evening or. having found
him. would hardly have expected him
to give legal advice out of business
hours. But Cherub Devine never
stopped to inquire whether or not he
was violating professional ethics or
intruding on personal privacy. He
know that Bob Drlscoll would most
likely be found either at his club or
at home. Five minutes in a telephone
booth settled tho question. Mr. Drls
coll was at home. He would be glad
to see Cherub.
Mr. Devine hailed a taxicab and
within half an hour was being shown
Into a back room whose walls were
lined from floor to ceiling with thick
books bound In calfskin.
Mr. Drlscoll smiled and waved Mr.
Pevino toward a chair.
"Do much of this uljfht work?"
asked the Cherub, "nnye to, I sup
pose, to keep things runnlug."
Again Mr. Drlscoll smiled. He wns
quite used to Mr. Devine's breezy
manner. He asked of Mr. Devine
what was up.
"All kinds of things," responded the
Cherub, dropping Into n red leather
chair and extracting one of his black
cigars from n waistcoat pocket
"Firstly," began tho Cherub, "you're
tho chief attorney for that blasted
railroad I've just loaded up with,
Mr. Drlscoll nodded.
"Oood! Now, as my prlvnte counsel
I'd like to have you tell mo if 1 can
safely get rid of being president of It
within the next twenty-four hours."
"Not tired of It so soon, are you?"
"Tired! Why, say, Bob, there Isn't
work enough about n Job of that kind
to keep a man awake. I put in all one
day trying to find things to do. By 10
o'clock I'd O. K.'d a basketful of gen
eral orders that I didn't know any
thing about, fired three fluffy haired
typewriter girls and issued a dozen
annual passes to my friends. Then
my private secretary and I sat around
and looked at each other until lunch
eon time. I didn't show up again. No,
no, Bob! It may bo highly respectable
and all that but I've got to bo where
there's something doing. I want to
get back into the street"
"There's nothing to prevent you
"Except putting In some ono that'll
work tilings the way I want 'em
worked. What do you say to old Rim.
"Itlmmer of Chicago?"
"Yep; tho ono we nipped on short
holdings. Now, ho bates mo as the
devil hates holy water, but he's a bus
tler, and he knows tho railroad game
like a book. Ho's down nnd out now.
but ho won't stay down, and when be
gets up again I'd rather havo him ou
my sldo than against mc. Guess he'd
rather be with me too. How about
Mr. Drlscoll sent a quick but appre
ciative glance at tho Cherub. lie in
dorsed tho Itlmmer nomination.
"Then that's settled," observed tin
Cherub. "You send for him In the
mornlug and put it up to him. I tlg
urc that he'll bo mighty glad to crawl
on the band wagon. Now for item
No. 2. Bet a million you couldn't
guess what I've been doing."
"Stake too high," laughed Mr. Drls
coll, "but I think I could come near
guessing. You've been getting tnur
"Z-z-z-iug, but that was close I don't
thlnkl" replied tho Cherub. "You're
within gunshot, though, Bob. And I
expect I might as well own up that
I'd like to, but there's no hope. 1
found tho right girl, all right, and I'd
just told her about It, when who
should show up but a hubby."
"Bight! I thought all along she was
a widow. Every ouo thinks so. Ho's
ond oftlrVso cheap macaronr-counts,
regular wife beater, and their honey
moon didn't last more than a few
hours. She leaves htm In Italy and
comes home. Then It's reported that
ho has died In n sntiltnrlum fnmlly
don't deny it girl puts on black, nnd
all hands hope it will soon be so. But
ho refuses to die nnd comes over here
to hold them up for ensh. As it hap
pens, the first person he runs across
is me. Now, what do you supposo 1
did to him?"
Mr. Driscoll's eyes conceutratcd se
riously on tho bland face of Cherub
"I hopo" ho began.
"Oh, I didn't hurt him I" interrupted
tho Cherub. "I'm no hothead never
struck a man in my life wouldn't
know how. But perhaps I did worse.
I decoyed him to an icehouse and
locked him in there."
"You whatl" Even the composure
of Bob Drlscoll was stirred by this
"Something had to bo done right
away. So I Just Jollied him along to
the icehouse, tolled him inside and shut
tho door ou him."
"So you locked him up, did you?
Why didn't you let him mako his dc
inand nnd then have hlni arrested on
a chargo of blackmail?"
"Couldn't That would bring out tho
whole story. See? She's been posing
as a widow. That's her father's work.
Think of what the papers would make
of that! No. no! Wo don't want to go
Into court, nnd the count mustn't"
"I'm afraid. Cherub, that he's right
when ho calls you a kidnaper. That
would be tho technical charge. It's
rather a serious offense, too felony,
"All right; I'm not squeamish. Look
up soino good criminal lawyer, will
you, and have him let me know how
far I can go?"
"M in in m " murmured Mr.
Drlscoll through pursed lips. "Why
not soothe him with a few hundred
dollar bills and let him out?"-
"That's where my fool prldo comes
In. Bob. Didn't know 1 had any, but
I guess I have. See here; I can't buy
off the husband of the girl 1 well, it
don't seem right That would stick in
"But you can't imprison n man in
definitely on your own hook. Cherub.
Why, man, you would run the risk of
a long term of imprisonment"
"I suspected that Well, 1 can stand
it if ho can. And be gets his dose
Mr. Drlscoll looked long and earnest
ly at the Cherub. At last he suggest
ed. "You must bo very fond of the
young woman. Devine."
"That's putting It mildly. Bob, nnd
she's worth It too, Why. say, she's
tho finest, sweetest, cutest But
there! I've got no right to talk like
that It's all off. There's that infer
"Why hasn't she dlvoreed him?"
"Against her principles. I like her
all the better for It too. Oh, she's
the geuulno article. Bob! And I've got
to give her up. Honest, it's tough!"
For a moment or so despair tried
to dim the cheerful gleam of Cherub
Devine's blue eyes. Then, with a
shake of his shoulder, he threw it off.
"But this Isn't getting on. Bob. If
I'm going to have dealings with this
Count Vecchl, 1 want to know who ho
is and all about him. Might stir up
something that would be useful, you
"Good idea," commented Mr. Drls
coll. "It's the way I like to do business.
Now, what connections have you with
any private information bureau on
"There's Deufstetters, In Vienna."
"Slower than creeping paralysis!
We'd get a report in about six months.
No; we'll try Jimmy McQuade. Used
to bo one of tho Itecord-Herald boys
in Chicago. Now he's at tho head of
a newspaper syndicate in Paris. He's
got columns of stuff out of me. And
he's tho kind that will get n move on.
I'll cable blm tonight to look up this
count of mino and wire back full de
tails. Eh? So long. Bob. I'll drop
In at your office about noon tomor
row." At midnight from a downtown do
tcctlvo agency, four men started out
to guard tho exits to Howington Acres,
with orders to stop and hold a slim
young mau wearing a frock coat and
a silk hat should ho attempt to lcavo
to de coNTiiHtnso.
Tho interrogation mark or "point"
(?) was originally u "q" and an "o,"
the latter pluced under tho former.
They were simply tho first uud last
letters of the Latin word "questio."
So, too, with tho sign of exclamation
or Interjection (!). in its original pu
rity it wns a combluution of "1" and
"o," tho latter underneath, as in tho
question mark. The two stood for
"lo," tho Latin exclamutlon of Joy.
Tho purugraph mark ia u Greek "p,"
the initial of tho word paragraph. Tho
early printers employed a dagger to
show thut a word or sentence was ob
jectionable and should be cut out
Irato Tenant I asked you vhou I
rented this place if you had ever been
troubled by chicken thieves, and you
said no. Every ouo of my chickens
was stolen last night, and I am told
that the neighborhood has been infest
ed with chicken thieves for years.
Suburban Agent I never keep chick
ens. A Narrow Escape.
"Whatl You a widow, dear cousin?"'
"Well, that's u lucky escape for me.
Do you kuow, I nearly married you
once." Bon Vivant.
By Rev. F.E. DAVISON
SOBRIETY AS AN ASSET.
International Bible Lesson for May 8,
'10 (Prov. 23:29-35).
As n cold-blooded, elementary bust-
1 neas proposition, It is getting to he
well-understood that sobriety Is nn
asset Particularly do railroad cor
porations and other large nubile ser
vice agencies more nnd. more domnnd
that those who nro In their employ
ment muBt be temperate men.
Tho Chicago nnd Alton railroad
company, together with several others,
has Issued rules to Its employees for
bidding them to visit saloons, race
tracks, dance halls or other resorts
where liquor Is sold, or gambling po"
mltted. Tho reason is obvious. The
railroad management Is not composed
of crooks or fanatics, Puritans or pro
hibitionists. They nro not promoting
a crusade to Influence public opinion,
nor running a reform movement for
reform's sake. They are simply and
solely protecting their business and
property as practlcnl business men.
True Personal Liberty.
A man may pooh pooh sentiments
about temperanco nnd morality. He
may say he will drink what ho pleases
and go where he pleases. He may say
the company Is Interfering with his
personal liberty. It matters not.
Everywhere he goes the necessity o
sobriety and steadiness of habits c u
fronts him. The employee is free t;
do as he pleases so long as he plea
to bo decent. Which Is, after all, fi
true measure of personal Ube t .
Anyone, however obtuse, can gns;j
the significance of ethical principles
when expressed In terms of dollart
Aside from the vast property inter
ests Involved, a railroad coi-pornt mi
Is responsible for the safe transpov '
tior. of thousands of human bel
and It. cannot grant Its employees th
"personal liberty" to get drunk :n I
wreck a train. Personal liberty end
when It imperils the llve3 of o-he-people.
It is a pretty difficult thlcg in
this complex life of ours for any tra.i
to ruin himself, become the bo:id
slave of his vlce3 and appetites; a
pathetic derelict, old and worthies -before
his time, without inflicting a
measure of his calamity upon others
about him the innocent victims of
his "personal liberty." But tho ra 1
roads aro refusing to become the in
strument of his disgrace.
Altogether apart from the question
of morals It Is coming to be under
stood that sobriety Is an asset In t'.io
furnishing of any young man. Otbo,
things being equal he stands a be..o
chance In the business world. Cool
heads, clear brains, bright eyes, clean
manners are at a premium every
where, and are becoming more so.
Business men look deeper into ' the
habits of those seeking places of re
sponsibility than i3 generally suspect
ed, nnd many an otherwise capable
and promising employee has been kent
from advancement because of his con
vivial habits. The young man who ex
pects to succeed in life should bear
this In mind.
Promotion for the Sober.
Ono of the first and all Important
questions asked of young men seeking
employment or advancement Is In re
gard to his habits. Many a young
man's breath, bloodshot eyes, or well
known companions has barred him
from employment he was about to re
celve. This does not mean that he
can not earn his bread. There Is a
vast deal of work to be done In this
world and he can find some place in
tho army of employed, but there nro
scores of places waiting for tho sober
young man, places of advancement, of
honor, of Influence, of profit that he
can never 1111. Honorablotoll he may
perform; but when there is a vacancy
in a bank, in a railroad office. In an
ever Increasing number of occupations
the man who spends his evening look
ing through the bottom of beer glasses
goes to tho rear while tho sober young
man gets tho Job. And then the betfr
guzzlcr whines about the inequalltlet
of life, and tho favorites of fortune. No
favoritism nhout it It is business,
pure and simple. It Is absolutely es
sential In many lines of business that
tho hand shall be steady, that the
eye shall bo clear, the brain shall be
normal, and tfiat no remains of lasi
nights' debauch, shall render tho man,
who holds possibly the lives of thoj
sands in his hands, or the funds of
widows and orphans In his trust. In
capable of correct Judgment, nnd In
stant action when nocessary.
Tho pack horse does Its work, ar.il
Is worth a few dollars, tho thorough
bred prances In pride beforo ndmlrl it
crowds, and Is worth a king's ransom
Tho burning question for every young
man to consider Is, Shall I be nil n
life a "hower of wood and drawor o'
water," never rising above mediocrity
plodding on In a treadmill exlstonc
a bond-slave to my appetites nnd pas
slons, or shall I bo a Man. The
world Is looking for men. There 1.
room at tho top for men. Thero I
always work for men. Thero nro re
wards for men. Simply as a matter of
looking out for Number Ono, young
men should early reallzo the valuo of
sobriety. Tho question that Solomon
asked in this lesson Is easily answer
ed. Sobrloty Is an asset, Inebriety is
a curso. It was true In his day as It
Is to-day, that Intemperance is re
sponsible for nine tenths of the woe
sorrow, contentions, babbling, wound
without cause of tho raco. Stnn
aloof, from Buch damaging causes.
GOOD WOMAN, AT
YOUR BEST ?
Many beautiful women find themselves
losing good looks and health slowly fad
ing from a cause unknown to them. Sho
has no appetite, and the food she docs cat
seems to do her no good. Why ? If yot
should ask her what the trouble Is, she
would say, "I am just tired out." But
the real cause is constipation and its result
ing condition bad blood. Just think
what habitual neglect of tho bowels means
sickness Instead of good health; ner
vousness instead of vigor; cheerfulness
replaced by depression , happiness by misery.
A week's use of Smith's Pineapple and
Butternut Pills will work wonders. They
will regulate the functions of the liver and
the bowels, Immediately unload the conges
tion, cure the constipation and cleanse tho
blood of impurities. These little pills will
soon make you feel and look at your best.
Physicians use and recommend. They
form no habit. You should always keep
them on hand. These little Vegetable
Tills will ward off many ills.
To Cure Constipation
Biliousness and Sick
Headache in a Night, use
.pineapple MkSS YBsSi
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-sjOTICE of uniform primar
JN IES In compliance with Sec
tion 3, of the Uniform Primary Act.
page 37, P. L., 190G, notice is here
by given to the electors of Wayne
county of the number of delegates
to tho State conventions each
party is entitled to elect, names of
party olllces to be filled and for what
offices nominations are to bo made
at the spring primaries to be hold on
SATURDAY, JUXH I, 1010.
1 person for Representative in
1 person for Senator in General
1 person for Representative iu
2 persons for delegates to the Stato
1 person to be elected Party Com
mitteeman In each election district.
1 person for Representative in
1 person for Senator In General
1 person for Representative In
1 person for Delegate 'to the State
1 person to bo elected Party Com
mitteeman in each election district.
1 person for Representative in
1 person for Senator In General
1 person for Representative in
3 persons for Delegates to the Statu
3 persons for Alternate Dolegates
to the State Convention.
1 person for Party Chairman.
1 person for Party Secretary.
1 person for Party Treasurer.
Petition forms may be obtained
at the Commissioners' office.
Petitions for Congress, Senator
and Representative must be filed
with tho Secretary of the Common
wealth on or before Saturday, May
7, 1910. Petitions for Party offi
cers, committeemen and delegates to
the state conventions must be filed
at tho Commissioners' office on or
beforo Saturday, May 14, 1910.
J. E. MANDEVILLE.
J. K. HORN BECK,
T. C. MADDEN,
Georgo P. Ross, Clerk.
Honesd&le, Pa., April 4, 1H.