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T1IK CITIZKN, Fill DAY, MAY 1.1, 1010. .
WHAT would have been tho
emotions of Cherub Devine
could he have known that
tho Countess Vccchl had ris
en before the sun was fairly up for
tho purpose of Interviewing his pris
oner? Tho Countess Vccchl was beginning
to wish that she hadn't come, after
all. Who could say what sort of
prisoner she might bo on the point of
rousing? A man who was Cherub Do-
"HELIX), HELLO !" CALLED TUB COUNTESS.
vine's rival 'for some woman's affec
tions, so her father had as good as
said, but she could not believe that
now. Perhaps the man was a crim
inal or a dangerous lunatic. The count
ess shrank away from the padlocked
door and glanced anxiously about It
might have been wiser to have waited
until later and then Insisted upon Tim
mtns coming with her.
But, no, she felt that she wanted no
witnesses to this Interview. Suppose
her father's version should be correct?
Tho countess lifted a determined chin
and stepped, brlsltly up to the heavy
door. She doubled up one fist and
tried to make a noise by hammering
the wood. This was a failure. Then
she looked around for a small stone,
found it, wrapped her handkerchief
about one end and proceeded to evoko
a series of loud thumps. This proved
effective, for an Instant later she heard
a creaking as of wire springs, and a
sleep laden voice murmured some lu
"Hello, hello!" called the countess,
rapping again with the stone.
"Go away. I don't want my break
fast now. I I" Then came a pro
"I haven't brought you breakfast."
said tho countess u little impatiently.
"I Just want to know why you nre In
This was sufficient to bring the un
known to his feet.
"What-wby-well, I like that! What
am I doing in your Icehouse, eh? Do
you suppose 1 l a-a-at-choo-o-o-o!
A-a-a-atchoo-o-o-o! There, blast it! Do
you Imagine 1 would lock myself lu
such a holo from choice? Say. who
the deuce are you out there anyway?"
"Never mind who 1 am." retorted tne
countess, "but please tell rac who you
"Oh. ho! So that's it, eh? Well, you
wait a minute, will you. .until I I"
But another sneezing fit interrupted
this sentence. When It was over the
countess beard him moving something
against tho door and was soon con
scious that some one was gazing at
her through the auger boles. She
thought she could distinguish a smoth
ered exclamation of surprise.
"Well." she observed, "can you see
"Oh, yes; quite well, thank you!"
"But you don't know any moro about
who I am than before, do you?"
"Don't I. though?" And tho un
known chuckled. "You're tho Countess
'Itumpnr saia mo lu unions, -iuhu
a mere guess."
"Is It? Then I dare you to deny
that you aren't Come, am 1 not right
my dear Adele?"
The countess started and tossed her
"It doesn't matter In the least about
my name. Perhaps you will tell me
why you are lu there."
"A stout, pink faced person who la
widely known, I believe, as Cherub
Dcvlno locked me in."
"AM" Tho countess did not mean
to allow this exclamation to bo audi
ble, but It was.
"So ho hasn't told you about It yet
eh?" commented the unseen prisoner.
"Stupid of me, wasn't it, to allow him
1n tricV fn bo phbIIv? Ynii walrl
looo, by Mitchell Kennerley
our Mr. Devine Is going to regret
that ho was so clover."
"But why did he do it?"
"You might have guessed anywoy.
There's a lady In tho case."
"A a lady!" gasped tho countess.
"Some one that that Mr. Dcvlno"
"Exactly. I found out only recently."
Tho arched lips of tho Countess Vcc
chl were pressed tightly together; her
chin was held very firmly. Although
she could see nothing but the auger
holes In tho thick door, she stared nt
"And you." she went on, after a
pause "you are Interested In her
"Naturally," came the rejoinder.
"But why should Mr. Dcvlno wish
"I'll explain all that When he
found that I happened to be the lady's
husband he decoyed me here and
locked mo up."
"Oh, oh her husband! 1 don't be
lieve a word of it. not a word I It
It's a mistake, all a mistake. Why
should you think that Mr. Devine cares
enough for her to to be so unjust to
you as this?"
"Only because ho as good as told
me so himself. You see, my wife and
I have been living apart. lie thought
I was dead. When I appear ho finds
mo In tho way. So he locks mo up.
But If there's any mistake I wish
you'd point It out to Mr. Devine. Think
there is, eh?"
"Oh, I don't know what to think."
Tho Countess Vccchl was determined
to hold back her tears at tho unex
pected revelations, though, until she
had put a few more questions. They
were the ones she had been longing to
ask from the first
"This this other No; 1 mean this
lady of whom you speak Is she
"My own age," thought the countess.
Then she added aloud, "And sho Is
quite pretty, 1 suppose?"
"Oh, she's pretty enough. But it's
chiefly her cute ways which make her
fascinating to men."
"Oh!" Tho countess caught her
breath sharply. "Then she Is fascinat
ing? Is she a bloud?"
"Not a bit lovely dark hair, big
dark eyes. Her eyes are her strong
'On, 1 seel" commented the countess,
then to herself: "it's because I look
something like her. And she's young
and fascinating. Humph!"
"Glad I could tell you about her."
observed the prisoner, "but If you
don't mind I think I'll climb down off
this cot. It's rather rickety, and I
feel another sneezing fit coming on.
AVas there anything more?"
"1 beg your pardon." sho said ear
nestly. "Listen. You must go away
from here at once."
"Nothing would please mo better, but
1 can't crawl through these holes."
"I know, and I haven't a key to the
padlock. But I shall get one. If I
can't get the key I shall demand that
you bo set at liberty. I'll go to my
father, to Mr. Devine, and"
"Oh. 1 wouldn't bother them about
It. Just you say nothing at all, but
find the key, undo tho lock and then
slip a way. Perhaps you'd better wait
"But It's such a shame, keeping you
shut up hero like n criminal."
"That's so. I told them It was an
outrage. And I've caught a frightful
cold too. Think you cau find the key.
"I'm sure I cau. I'll send TImmlus
on au errand and look In his desk."
"I'm greatly obliged, you know.
You're a trump. It's mighty good of
"It Isn't at all. I couldn't do less,
and If I ever speak to Mr. Devine
again It will be only to tell him what
I think of such cruel treatment Good
by. I'm going now."
"Goodby and good luck." camo faint
ly through tho air holes In tho door.
Perhaps it was best that tho count
ess could not see the grimace of satis
faction which accompanied tho words
as she departed to get tho key to that
padlock on the Icehouse door.
Thus it happened something after
this fashion: Tho time was late after
noon between 5 and 0 o'clock, when the
golden autumn day was about to end
In a blaze of sapphire light that was
soon to fade into an cmjity arch of tur
quoise blue. Tho Countess Vecchl was
reading on the upper veranda. It had
becomo well understood in tho serv
ants' wing that the brief but disturb
ing reign of that Dcvlno person was
over. Twice ho had Impudently offer
ed bis hand and fortune to tho Count
ess Vecchl, and twice he had been
scornfully refused. The parlor maid
knew nil the details.
Just now Tlmmlns appeared up tho
left carriage drive. He was on foot
and leading a half grown Jersey calf.
Ho had' been sent to purchaso the calf
from the Wllbur-Tremway'B head dal
Suddenly tho lecbouso door swung
gently outward on its hinges, whllo a
man, wearing a wrinkled frock coat
and a silk bat whose luster was
somewhat dimmed bv a dranerv of
cobwebs. Blcppcd cnutlouxl.v out Noxt
he glanced in Hit,' direction of the
Above the Ktirubber) lie could see
only the roof nud the dormer windows
of the upper story, but apparently he
was satlslled. Then lie turned uild
looked tovurd the stables No one wan
In sight there, but the man lu the Bill;
lint shook his fist at the sunset redden
Had ho cast a glance directly behind
him ho would have Rcen Tlmmlns and
tho calf Just coming Into view over tho
crest of n little rise in the rolling drive
way. But he cast no such glance. Ev
idently he know of only one exit from
Hewlngtoti Acres, tho right gateway,
by which he had entered, and ho at
once struck a businesslike gait In mak
ing for It.
The discreet Tlmmlns was both star
tled and puzzled. Ho did not wish to
shout and alarm tho folks in the
house, for that would reveal tho se
cret of tho prisoner. Neither did he
wish to release tho calf. Yet he could
not stand there and watch tho man
escape. That would never do. What
would Cherub Devine say? Tlmmlns'
sharp little eyes narrowed menacingly.
With the free end of tho ropo ho gave
the Jersey calf a smart whack 011 the
ribs, rudely rousing It from Its peace
ful promenade. Tho calf Jumped
ahead. So did Tlmmlns. Yanking and
whacking, runnlug and leaping, the
pair of them careered Impetuously
across the velvety lawn, crashing
through shrubbery, dodging between
trees and making n straight course for
the right hand driveway.
Wo have nil we can manage to pic
ture the consternation of the escaping
prisoner when be saw himself headed
off by this Incongruous tandem. No
doubt he instantly recognized Tlmmlns
as his Jailer, for after n moment's as
tonished hesitation ho doubled on his
In spite of his lack of knowledge of
the geography of the grounds, the flee
Ing prisoner was not to bo caught eas-,
Uy. He dashed down one of tho gar
den paths. So the placid meditations
of Mr. Hewlngton, who was In the
garden, were. Interrupted by tho noise
of rapidly approaching footsteps. The
uext moment ho had a glimpse of, an
Individual In a frock coat who was
sprinting toward him at top speed.
Involuntarily Mr. Hewlngton raised
his arms and stepped directly Into the
middle of the path. That was quite
sufllclent The ruuner dug his heels
Into the gravel, checked his flight long
enough for one dazed look and prompt
ly dashed Into a clump of golden glow,
reappearing to the view of Tlmmlns a
second later headed toward the house
Evidently the rann was bewildered or
else he would not have failed to ob
serve tho by no means Inconspicuous
Dgure of Mrs. Tlmmlns looming large
In the kitchen door.
"Stop 'lm. Mngglo! Stop '1m!"
shouted Tlmmlns. abandoning all se
Mrs. Tlmmlns was not one to wall
for explanations at such a time. Tlm
mlns wanted somebody stopped, and
stopped he should be. With surpris
ing agility sho got her huge bulk In
motion and moved Imposingly and at
right angles upon the refugee. As
she did this Tlmmlns, dragging the
calf and followed by Mr. Hewlngton.
closed In on the other Bide. But the
bossle was tired of the game or else he
was winded. Ho no longer bounded
merrily uion his wabbly legs, now
ahead, now Just behind Tlmmlns. He
stuck his forefeet straight out and
sawed balklly at tho lead rope.
This left a gap of some ten yards In
tho lino of offense, and through It the
hunted man bolted bravely, tho tails
of his frock coat fluttering a taunting
salute as ho spurted toward freedom.
Tho sedate Epplngs was Just In time
to view the escape with open mouth
and staring eyes.
"Tyke after Mm. you blooming
chump!" screamed the disgusted Tim.
nilns. "W'y don't you tyke after
Thus exhorted, tho butler did break
into a stiff trot, which was so patently
Ineffective that Tlmmlns might have
laughed had the occasion been less
serious. As it was. he only gasped out
an. exclamation of disapproval, threw
the calf's lead rope to Mr. Ilcwlngton,
with tho suggestion, "Here, you 'old
'lm. governor." and darted after his
Do you wonder, then, nt the amaze
ment of the Couutess Vecchl when
Into the calm of the sunset hour burst
this animated procession first, a man
swinging n silk hat In his right hand
and panting as he ran; uext. Tlm
mlns, his elbows closo to bis sides
and his jaw thrust out In approved
Marathon style; third, Mrs. Tlmmlns.
very red of face and her amplo chest
billowing up and down like a stormy
sea, but getting over the ground quite
rapidly; fourth, Epplngs, his solemn
eyes almost popping out of his head,
and ut the rear her father, vainly try
lug to urge the reluctant calf Into n
Tho raco between Tlmmlns and his
elusive prisoner was progressing very
prettily. They wcro keeping to the
driveway now, and tho smooth macad
am offered lino footing. At onco there
camo to the ears of all concerned the
sharp, Imperious honk-bonk of an au
Tho next Instant a big red car whirl
ed In through tho gates and at sight
of tho advancing procession In tho
roadway was brought to a sudden
stop. From the back seat of tho ton-
neau stepped forth Cherub Dovlno. It
was tho most dramatic and opportune
entrnnco ho bad over mado In all hla
Tho pouting fugitive baited, stared
apprehensively at tho Cherub, then
cast n hurried look over Ills shoulder
ojt Tlmmlns. Quickly bo mado his
choice. Turning like a flash, bo dodg
ed Tlmmlns neatly. Another moment
and ho had circled around Mrs. Tlm
mlns. Perhaps ho would havo been dou
bling nnd dodging yet hod thcro not
occurred n diversion. Tho calf In Its
excitement had begun running In n
circle and had wound Mr. Hewlngton
up with tho ropo so that ho could
move neither hands nor foot Sir.
Howlngton was loudly calling for En
pings. Just then, however. It was Epplngs'
turn to try stopping the prisoner. Ho
was already Jumping from one sldo of
tho road to the other In order to con
fuse tho enemy when Mr. nowtng
ton's cries for assistance distracted
his attention from tho game. Years
of training showed there. Epplngs
abandoned his post and started for his
master. A yell of rago from Tlmmlns
reached bis cars. Epplngs saw the
fugitive about to speed past him. For
a second he hesitated. Then, unllm
boring his long legs and throwing dis
cretion to tho winds, he hurled him
self headlong across the road, wrap
ped his long arms midway about the
frock coat and, nmld a cloud of dust,
captor nnd cnptlve camo desperately
As such things go It was rather a
stirring finish for It was all over.
"As tine a tackle as I over saw
made," declared tho Cherub. "Ep
plngs, you're a winner. But how did
it all happen? How did bo get out?"
The Countess Vccchl, who, with the
help of Mrs. Tlmmlns, had separated
Mr. Hewlngton from tho calf, camo
up Just In time to bear this question
"1 think 1 can best answer Mr. De
vine." said she, with Just a suspicion
of sarcasm lu her tone. "It was I who
released this gentleman from tho Ice
house. Tlmmlns. will you please step
'But, miss, 'e's such a"
"Tlmmlns!" reproved the countess.
"You want to let him go, do you,
countess?" queried tho Cherub.
"Then scoot," and Cherub Devlno
pointed a chubby thumb over his
"Thanks." said tho ex-prlsoner, and,
with a faint grimace In the very face
of tho bafllcd Tlmmlns, bo started off.
Not until he bad disappeared around
the first curve of the driveway was a
word spoken. Thou Cherub Devine,
who had been regarding the averted
face of tho countess with a whlfuslcal
look in his blue eyes, broke tho spell.
"I suppose," ho began, "you wonder
why we had him shut up In"
"I understand perfectly," said the
countess. "He told mo all about It
"Oh. then you bad a talk with him,
"I did." Tho countess was looking
steadily at him, and she paused as If
to invite criticism of her action.
The Cherub shrugged his shoulders.
He was beginning to rcallzo that some
thing more than tho mero escape of
this Count Vecchl had occurred.
Could there havo been a reconcilia
tion? Tho Cherub could not credit
"I expect ho didn't tell you. though,
just why. I got so interested in him,
did he?" and Mr. Devlno favored tho
countess with one of those Instanta
neous winks of his by which ho was
wont to express mirthful audacity.
"He made everything quite clear,
Mr. Devine." said tho countess, with
significant emphasis. "And. while I
can hardly approve of your motives.
I can wish you every success in your
E1T1N0.3 HUHLED HIMSELF IIBADLOKQ
ACK0SS THIS UOAD.
now enterprise. Only please do not
uso our Icehouse as a prison again,"
and sho walked awny.,
"Whowl Now I ought to bo good, I
guess!" exclaimed the bewildered Cher
ub. As ho gazed about tho little group of
mystified persons ho saw Mr. Hew
lngton, still somewhat dazed and a
good deal rumpled as to appearanco
from his recent cxpcrlenco with the
calf. Tho Cherub led Mr. Hewlngton
down tho driveway toward tho wait
ing car and observed casually.
"Well, our count Is loose again."
"Our count, sir! Why, what do you
"Now, eeo here, Howlngton, don't
you go to being mysterious. I'm twist
ed up enough as it is. You saw Count.
Vecchl walk off Just now, didn't you?"
"Count Vecchl! Where? When?'
"Oh, cornel" said the Cherub. Didn't
you help chase him all over the lot?"
"My dear air, that person was not
"Wlm-a-ntl Say, Ict'a havo that
again, will you? Wasn't the. count
did you Bay?"
"Most certainly not, sir. I will ad
mit that ut first I supposed It was the
count, but no sooner Lad he been cap
lured than 1 perceived t tint some one
had made n most ntupld blunder '.'
"But he Raid hp was the rount-tnld
me so tilmsclr." Insisted Hie Chi'iub
"My dear Mr Keviui'." and . .Mr
Hewlngton assumed tiN mum dignified
attitude, "if you doubt tliut I cannot
recognize tho man who"
"There, there! I'll take your word
for It You say ho Isn't the count, do
"Positively, sir. he Is not thn count!''
"Then who the devil U be?" ex
ploded the Cherub '
"That, sir. Is a matter In which 1
am not deeply interested."
"Well. 111 bo hanged!" was the
Cherub's only comment ns bo wntcb
cd Mr. Hewlngton walk stiffly away.
iTO MC CONTINUTtD.l ,
IN "CASE OF FIRE.
to Savs Property and Eeeapi
From a Burning Building.
One's ability to extinguish n starting
fire or to escape if caught lu n burn
ing building depends upon Intelligence
and self control. If the blaze is Just
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thrown on by bandfuls or with n
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small fire may be smothered with a
rug or blanket or beaten out with a
If you cannot put out the fire In a
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city, call the fire department. Every
one living in the house should know
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even If one should not be too nervous
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know where the nearest Are alarm
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Do not lenve the door open when
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If awakened in the night by the
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Most fires start In the first floor or
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the Humes travel by the stairways; In
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up the elevator shaft. After reaching
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How to Care For Leather Furniture.
Most housekeepers regard their loath
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Tho oil will darken the leather a little,
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four times a year will preserve both
the life and tho elasticity of leather
How to Clean White Felt Hats.
One girl whose Income is so smnll
that her friends wonder how she enn
afford to wear the light colored bats
that nro so becoming to her keeps
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can be bought for a few cents nnd in
different colors. Should n spot appear
In n pink hat, fur Instance, It is imme
diately covered with pink chalk and
laid In a dark place for several hours
or, better yet, overnight. When the
chalk wbb brushed off the spot usually
comes along. A milliner Is responsi
ble for a somewhat heroic treatment
of light felt bats. Sho saya that when
they becomo dirty sho nlwnys rubs tho
surface with tho finest sandpaper that
can be found. Struugo to say, this
docs not roughen tho felt nnd does re
move the dirt
"Why don't you throw away this old
Junk? It is of no uso to any one."
"But that would make mo feel waste
ful." "Then give it away nnd feel chari
table." Washington Herald.
How to Make Beet Salad. ;A
To nicely boiled sliced beets lay nl
ternato rows of boiled onions, also
illced, and pour over them any salad
muco or simply oil nnd vinegar.
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To euro a torpid and Inactive liver, more
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YOTICE OF UNIFORM PB I MAR
IN IES In compliance with Sec
tion 3, of tho Uniform Primary Act
page 37. P. Ii 100G, notice is here
by given to tho electors of Wayne
county of tho numbor of delegates
to the State conventions each
party is entitled to elect, names of
party oflices to be filled and for what
olllces nominations nre to bo mado
at the spring primaries to be held on
SATURDAY, JUNE I, 1010.
1 porson for Representative in
1 person for Senator in General
1 porson for Representative In
2 persons for delegates to tho State
1 person to bo elected Party Com
mitteeman In each olection district.
1 person for Representative In
1 person for Senator .In General
1 person for Representative in
1 porson for Delegate to tho State
1 person to bo elected Party Com
mitteeman In each election district.
1 porson for Representative in
1 porson for Senntor in General
1 person for Representative In
3 persons for Delegates to tho Statu
3 persons for Alternate Delegates
to tho State Convention.
1 person for Pnrty Chairman.
1 porson for Party Socretary.
1 person for Party Treasurer.
Petition forms may be obtained
at the Commissioners' office.
Petitions for Congress, Senator
nnd Representative must be filed
with the Secretary of the Common
wealth on or bofore Saturday, May
7, 1910. Petitions for Party offi
cers, committeemen and delegates to
tho stato conventions must bo filed
at tho Commissioners' ofllco on or
bofore Saturday, May 14, 1910.
J. E. MANDEVILLE,
J. K. HORN BECK,
T. C. MADDEN,
George P. Ross, Clerk.
Honesdale, Pa., April 4, 1910.