The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, May 25, 1910, Image 7

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She Had a Surprise In Store For
t, m eu un I
HIV Ml 14 1 I WIIW HHt
With Miss Mcrrlam tho Incredible
liad happened. Sho was tired of hear
ing thnt she was beautiful. From her
earliest recollections strangers hnd ex
claimed over her pretty face, and her
lovers one nftor another had hung tho
variations on the same theme. Miss
Mcrrlam listened politely and found
herself extremely bored.
"To bo loved for your faco Is like
being loved for your fortune," Miss
Merrlam confided to her Journal.
"Beauty hns wings just as truly as
riches. If n man falls In love with
your complexion, whnt Is ho going to
do when you come down with the
smallpox? If I were a pretty fool I
might be prefectly sntlslled with things
ns they are, but I know I'm worth lov
ing for myself If only they had the
sense to find It out."
Unfortunately for themselves Miss
Merrlnm's adorers never suspected her
peculiar views. If there hnd boon one
of their number shrewd enough to com
pliment her Intellect Instead of her
dimples and to have talked about her
sparkling wit rather than her spar
kling eyes ho would have found the
short cut to her heart. As It was,
they were unanimous In deciding that
tho aforementioned article had been
omitted from her composition. And
Miss Merrlam expressed her displeas
ure In the following paragraph In her
journal: "Beauty, beauty, beauty! now
tiresome It all Is! I wish I might nev
er hear I was beautiful again."
Rash prayers sometimes bring un
welcome answers. Not very many
days later tho city was electrified by
the news that Miss Merrlam hnd been
thrown from her automobile at a well
known wntcrlng place and seriously
injured. Pictures of tho beauty appear
ed In nil tho leading newspapers of
tho country, with reference to her pos
sible disfigurement. Miss Mcrrlam's
relatives when appealed to on this Im
portant point refused to say anything
to relievo the suspense or to satisfy
the popular curiosity. And the expla
nation of their reticence wns npparent
when Miss Merrlam made her appear
ance in society a few weeks later.
Across tho faultless curve of tho girl's
cheek ran an unsightly scar, a scar so
aggressively prominent that It held the
attention of the observer and made
him forgetful of nil else. It seemed
likely that Miss Merrlnm wns to hnve
her heart's desire and never again be
forced to hear that sho wns beautiful:
Lloyd Ilolllster saw her for tho first
time at one of the opening functions
of the season, a few days after his re
turn from abroad. "Notice that girl
over there," a friend said, pulling hl3
sleeve. "Last spring she was the
'beautiful Miss Merrlam,' and see her
now. Hard luck, isn't It?"
Ilolllster looked ns directed. He saw
a small head regally carried, a mass
of dazzling hair and eyes that shot
violet lights from under their arched
brows. Then Miss Merrlam tfirned her
head, and he saw tho scar and nothing
"I'd be sorrier for her," the man at
his elbow went on, "If she hadn't turn
ed down half tho fellows in her set. I
guess she thought she was good for a
duke with that face of hers. Introduce
you, did you say? Why, certainly, my
dear fellow."
It was tho innate chivalry of IIollls
ter's nature which had prompted him
to ask tho honor of Miss Merrlnm's
acquaintance. He wns as sorry for
the girl as he was disgusted with the
cold blooded comments of the man
who had pointed her out to him. For
the first few moments of their conver
sation he unscrupulously kept his eyes
away from her. He could not bear to
witness the beauty In eclipse, and he
fancied that sho who hnd been so used
to reading admiration in tho eyes of
every man must wince at the pity
which tact could not conceal.
Presently he found that admiration
wns getting the better of his sympa
thy. This (luondnm beauty was not
crushed by her misfortune. She met
this thunderbolt of fate's spite with a
gallant courage which quickened Hol
llster's pulses. Her easy gayety, her
apparent unconsciousness of the pa
thos of her situation, appealed to him
as no woman's beauty had over done.
Ho made the discovery that Miss Mer
rlam was brilliant If no longer beauti
ful and that her cleverness, unllko
that of many of her sex, owed noth
ing to 111 nature.
In the months that followed he saw
a great deal of Miss Merrlam. It was
clear that tho girl's liking for social
pleasuro remained unaltered by tho
change In her circumstances. Sho went
everywhere and to all nppearances en
joyed herself In splto of tho sudden
falling off In tho number of her admir
ers. Thero had been a tlmo when tho
man who wished a word with the
beautiful Miss Morriam was obliged to
fight his wny through u double ring of
black coats, but Ilolllster bad no dlffl
culty in gaining her sldo whenever ho
went. Yot tho deposed queen of
hearts seemed so unconscious of any
thing about her which called for eym
pathy that Holllster suppressed hla
pity as If It had been a form of dis
loyalty, and after a time ho no longer
found this difficult. Ho admired Miss
Merrlam too much to bo sorry for her.
In every quality of mind and heart sho
mot hla Ideal of what a woman should
be. As for tho scar, bo looked at it
1 now uns'arlnklnslr. '""' """ ov h; did,
; lie menu I to net Willi Wt e i open,
i The night he nalied lnr in ninrry him
they sat In Miss'n little It
1 brnry, where the tlk'.;erln;; light of tho
i grate fell full upon her face. No men
' worthy of the name is voluble when
1 bo lays his heart and life hi the hol
low of a woman's hand. Holllster
.stammered through his lovcmaking
U!io u boy. As lie went on Miss Mcr-
rlam turned away her faco so that the
I prouic was lownru uiin. iub ukul
of the lire Unshed on tho scar, and It
stood out in livid relief. As a rule,
uonisier was nut immwuui, uul iui uu
Instant the gash seemed the mocking
mouth of n demon.
Holllster waited a long tlmo for nn
answer to his question. Miss Mer
rlnm's faco was averted, and ho could
sec that she was stirred by some strong
emotion. When he made a movement
to take her hand she turned toward
him suddenly, nnd ho saw that her
eyes were brimming with tears.
"You are a brave man, Mr. Hollls
ter," sho said In a voice not quite
steady. "Have you thought of this?"
Her fingers touched the scar with a
strange, half caressing gesture. "Have
you thought what It will mean to have
every passerby look at your wife pity
ingly nnd whisper ns you pass?"
"I love you," was Holllster's answer.
"If there is a hard thing in your llfo
it Is my right to share It" Then his
head whirled at tho look of sudden
adoration that leaped from her eyes.
"Oh, I wanted to find n man like
you," Miss Merrlam whispered. "I
was sure there must bo such a one In
tho world." And then she was In his
arms, with the poor, scarred cheek
pressed to him, sobbing out her heart
in a burst of exultant triumph that
enraptured him without his under
standing It In the least.
When they said good night Miss
Mcrrlam clung to her lover ns If re
luctant to let him out of her sight.
"I must see you In the morning, dear
est," she said. "You must spare me a
few moments." Aud Holllster, who
was looking forward to the separation
of a few hours as If It had been as
many weeks, agreed with a sudden
lightness of heart.
Ho wondered a little when he came
next morning that she should keep
him waiting. His heart leaped at ev
ery footstep In tho hall for tho first
half hour, and when nt last sho stole
Into the room, closing tho door behind
her, she took him by surprise, IIol
Hster sprang to his feet, then stood
staring blankly.
An enchanting face smiled up at him,
a face rosy with blushes. He saw tho
play of the dimples and the curve of
the cheek as if he were looking on it
for the first time. Tho scar was gone.
"My!" said Holllster helplessly, and
ho dropped into a chair, his own face
dead pale. Miss Merrlam ran to him
and dropped on her knees beside his
chair, looking Into his eyes with a fas
cinating mixture of timidity nnd con
fidence. "Forgive me, dearest. Don't be nn-
gry with me for deceiving you. If you
only knew how tired I grew of men
who couldn't see anything In me to
lovo but my pretty face! That Httlo
accident with my nutomoblle was too
good an opportunity to miss, and the
scar was easily put on. An actress
showed me how to do it, but I flatter
myself that after a Httlo I improved
upon my teacher."
She smiled at Holllster shyly and did
not seem to find his sllenco discourag
ing. "Please don't say you like mo
better tho other way. I almost grew
to hate my beauty when It blinded
people to all tho rest In me, but now
I'm glad to have It to give to tho man
who loved me for myself."
Several complexion specialists claim
ed tho credit for removing the scar
that had ruined Miss Mcrrlam's beau
ty and reaped golden hnrvests thereby
Hut tho beautiful Miss Merrlam never
regained her title for tho reason that
her Identity was soon merged in that
of the beautiful Mrs. Ilolllster.
A Gigantic Goddess of War.
In the Japanese capital there is a
gigantic linage of a woman mado of
wood. Iron and plaster. Tho time of
its erection aud tho name of Its de
signer nro in dispute, but It Is known
to have been dedicated to Hachlraan,
the god of war. In height It measures
fifty-four feet, tho head alone, which
is reached by a winding stairway in
tho Interior of the figure, being capa
bio of holding a company of twenty
persons. The goddess holds a sword
in her right hand and a huge painted
wooden ball In tho left. Internally
the statue is the finest anatomical
model In existence, every bone, Joint
and Hgnmcnt being represented on a
gigantic scalo in proportion to tho
height and general slzo of tho huge
flguro Itself. Tho largo eyes aro mag
nifying-glasses, through which a fine
view of tho surrounding country may
bo had.
Willing to Please.
The fair, fat and forty landlady of
No. 51 was showing the prospective
lodger over tho house.
"I think you'd find overytldnk com
fcrable," sho assured him. "This 'd bo
tho llvln' room."
Ho poked his head lnsldo and
"An this," said tho landlady, con
ducting him down n way that was
dark, "this Is tho bedroom. Good an'
hairy, you see!"
"Quito so!" assented the victim,
lAn' this," proceeded tho dame, "is
our barthroom. Nice Httlo room, ain't
Tho young man stared blankly,
lYcs," ho agreed, "but"
'Oh," broke in tho lady, "If you
Bbjuld oyer want ter uso tho barth I
defeay wo could find another placo for
coal." London Answers.
tThcso articles and illustrations must not
bo reprinted without special permis
Don't dust n hen on n wet day to
keep louse powder In her fenthers.
When Biddy dusts she rises from her
dust bath, shakes herself and off go
the stupefied lice with, the dry dust.
Ho gentle, quiet, keep sweet; flap
ping wings waste powder.
Hold her firmly by the thighs; other
wise sho mny jerk nnd snap a bone, na
shanks aro often brittle.
Hold her bend downward over paper
or bucket to catch waste, and her
feathers will naturally open so you
may work powder down to the skin.
Dust her well, especially head, neck.
wings nnd Huff.
Most louse powders Just drive lice.
If that's your kind dust outside, so
dropping vermin cannot revive in
poultry house, and keep dusted clucks
away from chicks, or bugs will be
If powder kills, dust after supper so
hens will dust tho roosts.
Certain powders cause temporary
diarrhea, so keep clucks awhile from
eggs lest they soil them.
Dust chicks right over bucket of
Birds should be treated three times.
u week apart, and males oftener than
hens, as they seldom dust.
Corner every fowl. Don't miss one,
ns one lousy hen will spoil your work.
nud always have clean pens for clean
Homemade louse powders are seldom
effective nnd often Injurious.
We get sure results from Persian In
sect powder, which mny bo used on
dny old chicks without bnd effects.
It goes further than other powders,
should bo dry, fresh nnd uncolored and
should sell at 30 cents per pound In
five pound lots.
When you see a strutting gamecock
In your parson's backyard, don't rend
your garments nnd run to tell tho
.lumping nt n conclusion often ends
In confusion.
The parson Isn't a "cocker," but Is
a criterion on chicken meat and knows
that Juicy Game Is equal to delicious
quail, and eggs from tho prolific Game
Biddies have a flavor akin to those of
the wide wlugcd plover.
Hope no one faints when Informed
that Game breeders have petitioned
the American Poultry association to
'standardize" tho Thoroughbred Game
and nro hustling a big boom for the
The boom is not engineered to sup
ply our Cuban compatriots, who have
MLCU nitEASTEO iied transatlantic
recently legalized cockflghtlng. It will
not cause our back yards to run red
with rooster goro or lead tho rising
generation to rooster riots and ruin.
Well, but gamecocks flghL Yes, but
humans oft have festive frays over
back fences. Tho clarion cock Is
armed to defend bis own and is not
worth a feather as a breeder if he
will not wnr for his rights.
Tho Game has been deposed from Its
rightful placo by prejudice.
Tho ruffians of the cock pit have
made the name "game" a namo of 111
Tho breed is now in tho bands of its
friends, and, though its prestige as a
warrior for centuries provos it a pedl
greed prince, it is now boomed as a
useful, beautiful fowl worthy of first
rank. No other breed has a like bis
Game in tho records of China before
tho Christian era, Game on tho vases
of Pompeii, Game on tho coins cf
Homo and Greece and today tho same,
Game to tho name tho survival of
tho fittest in strength, In purity and
in breed characteristics.
Don't forget It is n fowl house and
not a foul bouse.
Don't dump tho salt brlno or salty
ice where youi prlro birds can get It.
PA. W-i"'
There arc all sorts of "cure-alls" for
chickens on the market, but llio old
famous Douglas mixture heads theiu
all In virtue and cheapness. Make
some It keeps. It's a mighty good
medicine for all poultry.
Sulphnto of Iron S ounces
Sulphuric acid '. ounce
Water 1 Ballon
Put iron Into Jug containing the gal
lon of water. When dissolved, add
When clear give tablespoonful to
quart oi (inuKing water in glass or
glazed vessel.
Good for general tonic, bowel trov.
bles nnd bracer during molt or co;
If the Japs ever do shoot a yellow
peril this way, make up ycur mind li
will be artistic, if they ever accom
plish and conduct our nntioua! funeral
it will be a work of art. Follow then,
from their mnrvelous cultivation of tin
lily, Iris and chrysanthemum to t!u;"
lacquer, tapestries, carvings, fabrics
vases, tazzas and plaques, nnd nil are
"things of beauty."
The same with their poultry. It l-t
nlso stamped "Mnde In Japan." Th
mngnlflcent Phoenix cock, with his
flowing tall fifteen feet long; tho Fan
fowl, with Its great, graceful, wide
spreading tall, and the Jap IJantam, in
Its white nnd blnck, buff and red, gold
en and silver gray, laced, mottled and
spangled these nil show the artistic
skill of the wizards of the east.
Tho American standard recognizes
but three varieties of Jnp bantams
Whites, Blacks nud Ulack Tailed
Whites, the subject of our sketch.
This saucy little chap with high tall
like a sail glides quickly over the
ground nnd often quickens his pace
with his broad wings.
He has yellow beak, shank and toes.
red face, comb, wattles aud ear lobes
and is all white except the black
markings on wings and tall.
Ounces. Ounces.
Cock SO Hen 20
Cockerel 2G Pullet 21
A thousand chickens and ducks were
poisoned along the Perklomeu creek,
near Philadelphia, the past summer by
eating the dead fish floating in the
stream. Whole flocks of ducks were
found dead on the banks.
Thero are all sorts of bluffs, and some
are occasionally tried on the fancier
who has been successful in enrrylug
off the prizes to keep htm nway from
the next show. In such cases be
should always go.
A lover In Wlnsted, Conn., sends love
letters to his sweetheart In New York
by carrier pigeon. A Mndlson Square
Garden winner Is among tho birds
used. Ho ought to win er love with
n winner dove.
The chicken snake is a black snake
with white spots. If you find one do
not kill it, ns they aro not polsouous,
nor do they catch chickens, but they
knock the spots out of rats and mice.
It's not a neat trick certain poultry
feed Arms play on the fraternity when
they fill lu the mixture with old stock
bought for a song from seed com
panies. The latest is cracked beans,
radish and beet seeds. Ityo Is also
palmed off for wheat. Better uso our
formula nnd mix your own feed.
If you are dead suro there nro no
mites in your poultry house are you
sure thero aro no lico on your hens?
Look on under side of the roosts uud
lu cracks aud crevices for mites, and
on tho head and round the fluff for
lice. Coal oil for raltes, Persian Insect
powder for lice.
The government report on tho digest
ibility of foods Is a surprise to mauy.
especially the vegetarians. Stone
fruits, such ns peaches and plums, arc
placed with eels, theso two taking six
hours, tho longest period, nice, ven
ison and tripe nro tho only items that
digest In nn hour, all tho rest taking
longer, even tho vegetarian's "easily
digested" stowed onions and nuts re
quiring threo and one-half and five
hours respectively.
Duck, turkey and gooso bavo always
been declared very Indigestible. Ac
cording to tho government report, they
nro moro digestible than lamb, mutton,
beef or pork.
Noto tho tlmo of digestion for poul
try and eggs;
Ef?K, raw 5:W
Ekb. soft boiled 3:00
Errs, hard boiled 4:00
Duck, roasted 2:00
Turkey, bollod 2:15
aoose, roasted 2:39
Chicken, boiled 2:00
Chicken, fricasseed , 2:15
Chicken, roastfd ,.4:00
, J liAiJ) (Dill, JltUl
s r. n.
j) Cf Interest to Women Headers
Ca:i Be Made to Accommodate Two
When Duet Is In Order.
A plnno stool that can he mnde
sit glo or double, lb tho requirements
mry be, has been designed by nn Illi
nois man. It resembles the ordi
nary single stool, but when duets
arc to be played It can bo extended to
accommodate two people. The seat
13 mado in two parts, one folding on
the other. The sides of the seat are
detachable and when It Is desired to
extend tho stool two opposite side3
aro let down and the scat opened up
like a book and slid over to a point
which brings the support In the cen
tre of the double seat where the
weight may bo evenly distributed.
Heretofore tho only way to provide
for duets without having extra stool
was to have a bench that would
accommodate two players, as chairs
of the proper height are not always at
hand. Some musicians prefer a sin
gle stool to a bench, nnd with the In
vention here described it Is possible
to suit all concerned.
Non-Meat Menus.
Tho following menus will give
to the body the same elements
of nutrition contained In meat
In approximately tho right com
binations and proportions:
Oranges or Apples Mixed Nuts
Cereal Flakes with Cream
and Maple Sugar
Banana Coffee
Fruit Salad with Whipped
Peanuts Brazil Nuts
Tender Carrots scraped and cut
In strips
Corn Bread Sweet Butter
One or two Figs
Cream of Corn with Croutons
Celery Olives
Vegetable Salad with Dressing
Carrots In Cream Baked Beans
Protold Nuts Rye Bread
Cocoanut Cream Pudding
Milk or Banana Coffee
Dish of Soaked Prunes or
Cereal Flakes with Cream
and Maple Sugar
Protold Nuts Banana Coffee
Salad of Lettuce, Celery,
Apples and Nuts
English Walnuts
Unfermented Whole Wheat
Sweet Butter
Very Ripe Banana with Cream
Dates or Raisins Milk
Cream of Tomato
Ripe Olives Celery
Spaghetti with Grated Cheese
Corn Bread Sweet Butter
Protold Nuts
Home Made Ice Cream
Banana Coffee
Baked Apple with Cream
Two Tablespoons Nuts
Whole Wheat or Corn Bread
Glass Milk or Banana Coffee
Cabbage, Celery, Nuts T
Ulth Oil nr I omnn T
English Walnuts
Whole Wheat or Rye Bread
Peanut Butter
Milk (Buttermilk preferred)
Cream of Pea 8oup with
Celery Protold Nuts
i Onions In Cream
; Baked Potatoes
Whole Wheat Bread
Peanut Butter
i Prune Whip with Cream
' Milk or Banana Coffee
TUps About Underllnen.
Nearly all the now underllnon is
trimmed with hand made embroidery.
Little and good boo mp to be the
ruie. no mauer ww uccoraiion is
A celebrated English authority onca
said,1' The liver Is the direct cause of nlno
tentli of the ills that flesh Is heir to." It
is tht largest gland In the body. The blood
mustpass through the liver many times in
an hmr. When your liver is out of order
you will have pains or uneasiness In the
rigrr side, or a dull aching under the shoul
der Made. The complexion becomes sal
low, your appetite is Impaired, your bowels
Inacive; while headaches, dizziness and
bad feelings arc your daily experience.
In all such cases almost Instant relief is
afforded by the uso of Smith's Pineapple
and Ilutlcrnut Pills, which are a marvellous
success In curing all forms of liver com
plaint, Including biliousness and jaundice.
They restore au inactive and torpid liver to
healthy action, regulate the bowels and
cleanse the blood. A week's uso of
Smith's Pineapple and Butternut Pills by a
bilious or constipated person will make life
really worth living. They are invaluable)
for all stomach, liver and bowel troubles.
Fhysicians 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
rrn 4 . u l
CO Pills in Gluts Vial 23c All Dealers.
For Sick Kidneys
Bladder Dlu&ws, Itbeamatlim,
th one best remedy. Reliable,
endorsed bj leading physlclani;
lafe, effeetnal. Remit! l&atlnc
On the market IS yean. Hara
cured thontandi. loo pUli In
original glass pciage, to cents.
Trial boxes. CO pilii, 25'cenU. AU
drngglsts seU and recommend.
Buss for Every Train and
Town Calls.
Horses always for sale
Boarding and Accomodations
for Farmers
Prompt and polite attention
at all times.
For New Late Novelties
SPENCER, The Jewele.
"Guaranteed articles only sold."
i IES In compliance with Sec
tion 3, of the Uniform Primary Act,
page 37, P. L., 1906, notice is here
by given to the electors of Wayne
county of the number of delegates
to the State conventions each
party is entitled to elect, names of
party olllces to be filled and for what
olllces nominations are to be mnde
at the spring primaries to be held on
1 person for Representative in
1 person for Senator in General
1 person for Representative In
General Assembly.
2 persons for delegates to the State
1 persou 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
General Assembly.
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 Goneral
1 person for Representative in
Genoral Assembly.
3 persons for Delegates to the State
3 persons for Altornato Delegates
to the Stato Convention.
1 person for Party Chairman.
1 person for Party Secretary.
1 person for Party Treasurer.
Petition forms way be obtained
at the Commissioners' ofllco.
Petitions for Congress, Senator
and Representative must be filed
with the Secretary of tho Common
wealth on or before Saturday, May
7, 1910. Potltions for Party offi
cers, committeemen and delegates to
tho state conventions must bo filed
at the Commissioners' ofllco on or
boforo Saturday, May 14, 1910.
Qeorffa P. Rosb. Clerk.
CommlMloners' Ofllco,
Honeldclo, Pa., April 4, 1910.