The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, July 01, 1910, Image 7

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    THE CITIZEN, Fill DAY, JULY 1, 1010.
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Chumming With
An Apache
Never go chumming with nn
Apncho. You smile nt such strango
advice? Well, I might have smiled
at It once myself. But we are all crea
tures of circumstance, and I wns a
tenderfoot then, anyway. This la
how I chummed It with my little In
dian: I was swinging my red-nnd-bluo
clubs under the pepper-tree at the
back of the railroad station. This I
did because I hnd a theory that exer
cise was good for a man living on a
desert The lazy Mexicans, and most j
of the Americans thereabouts, had no .
ruddy glow on their faces. They were .
all sallow. What I wnnted was a rod-
dy glow.
My red-and-bluc clubs circled about
very prettily that day, and the ruddy
glow came; also a dripping epidermis ,
and a big desire to sit down In the ,
shade of the pepper-trco and blow
tobacco smoke. The tree was a small
one. When the station tank ran over,
which was not often, Its roots received
a little moisture. So It grew, slowly.
As soon as I dropped my clubs a
squeal of disgust went up from some
where, and, as I turned about, I saw
a small, brown head dart behind a
cactus-lined rock.
I said nothing, but leaned back on
my seat, pulled my sombrero down
over my face, and shnmmed sleep,
with one half-closed eye on the rock
and the big cactus-shrubs. No use.
You can not get an Apache out of hl3
hole that way.
Next day, with ray beautiful exer
cise theory still bristling in my brain,
I turned quickly, while in the midst of
my club-swinging, and saw the wide
open eyes and gaping mouth of the
cunnlngest little savage I had ever
beheld. He sprang about and fled be
hind the rock, but not too quickly for
me to read "XXX Family Flour" In
large red letters on his back. His
one short garment was a cotton sack,
with holes cut through it for his head
and arms.
"Come, Tads," I cried, christening
him In that fleeting second with a
name that stuck to him all his life,
"out of that!" And I Jumped behind
the rock, swinging an open hand that
did not grasp the llour-sack, as I had
intended It should.
Where was the wee savase?
Like a lizard, he had darted from
sight somewhere in that little patch
of rocks and cactus, though there did i
not appear to be cover enough there
to conceal a Jack-rabbit.
"The spines must scratch him," I 1
thought, as I looked at the prickly
cactus; but I did not know then how
Apaches put up with small Irritations.
Not wanting to give the boy unneces
sary torture, I went back to my clubs.
Throwing my eyes nbout again, I
caught another fleeting glimpse of the
brown head as it dodged behind the
Tads must have been disappointed
next day, for there was no club-swinging
under the pepper-tree. The duties
of telegraph agent lay too heavily
teal !
upon the desert. I saw Tads s
away from his lair about two hours
after my usual exercise time and walk
down the sanddrlfts with a dejected
air, his one garment flapping in the
hot wind.
A wild nature like his was proof
against such snares as the toothsome
confection, the golden orange, or the
mealy peanut. I found that out by
trial In the course of the next week.
But an old Jack-knife won htm over.
That was something his Apache mind
could grasp. It was a greater delight
to him than the red-and-blue clubs.
Sworn friends from that day were
Tads and I. His talk was a ridiculous
mixture of Kngllsh, Spanish and
Apache, and his voice was very
throty. But I understood him. Indian
like, he said little. It was, therefore,
easy to get along with him. He would
sit for hours on a high stool, listening
to the "tunk-tunk-tunk" of my sound
er. The telegraph was an awful mys
tery to him at first, and It squelched
his Imagination; but he solved the
problem at last A man away off
ovor the mountains spoke with his
finger to me and I spoke back to him.
That was his Idea of It and It was not
such a bad one, either. The hum
mlngs of the wires overhead were the
voices of people with pondrous lin
gers, but they wero not of this world.
How the cowboys laughed when
they saw Tads and me In the station.
"That tenderfoot's a queer one,"
they said of me.
The despised Apache could not
crawl Into their hearts no, not oven
if he were n six-year-old.
"He'll steal overythtng the tender
foot's got," they pleasantly averred.
But he did not
When Tads left the station of an
evening, his little brown feet pattered
straight over the roads to the wicki
ups, a half-mile away. In time ho woro
a narrow trail over to tho hunts.
"Pltty veil," wbb what Tads would
grunt to mo every day when he camo
shyly Into tho office and I greeted him
with a friendly "How-de-do?" Then
he would shrug hU shoulders In a way
that wrinkled the three X's Into such
bewildering folds that you could not
have read them unless you had known
what they wero beforehand.
One day while be was meandering
about the place, grunting quietly to
himself, he upset one of my battery
"Tads," I cried, angrily, for the de
sert's breath was hot upon mo and
was irritating enough, let alone spilled
vitriol, "you"re a little beast? Skip
out of hero, or I'll talte a stick to
! Tien rroso a groat howl from Tads,
and he kept on howling until an
A "(hf woman carao over the sands
I from the w!"klups and gathered him
I up In he" arms. She was his mother,
i She cyol mo suspiciously and walked
! away with her highly denionstfntlvo
i Of course I regretted my hot lan
guage and wanted the little beggar
back again. It was so lonely thoro on
the desert. The wires walled so heart
brokenly, while the sun beat down so
fiercely In the daytime and the coyotes
yelled so dolefully at night. How ho
had crept Into my heart, to be surol
It wns several days beforo we wero
on satisfactory terms again. Tads
wanted to bo a white man. Ho want
ed to make "talk marks" on "pupper"
with a feather I sometimes used a
quill pen, bo It remarked and ho
wanted to speak with his finger. Well,
I did manage to teach him a few let
ters from n railroad poster, and he
learned to drawl out "T-a-d-s" In a
I droll wny. With perseverance that
was really startling, I afterward took
J nn ,,',, ,H ,innrt
ox," nnd so on, wherefore ins Heart
was glad.
"I'll be w'ite mans, heap sure," ho
declared in his bullfrog voice, after
he had accomplished this wonderful
Great distress racked Tad's soul on
the fatal day when the wickiups were
taken down nnd the tribe mounted its
mustangs to go over tho hills. The
Apaches had to search all over tho
station to find Tads. At last, they
hauled him forth from under my bunk,
screaming like mad. Of no avail were
his screams, of no avail was his cry:
"Me yanter stay wld him! Me yanter
be w'lte mans!"
Apache papas are unbending and
Apache mammas are Inexorable. Away
they whisked Tads, leaving behind
him a tenderfoot with a queer feeling
In his throat.
"Well, the boy has the Instincts of
a white man," I said, for I was proud
of what I fancied I had made of him,
"and he'll bo a shining light among
those devilish people of his. If we had
.a few more like him to put among
them, tho Apache question would set
tle Itself, and we could set our ,sol
dlers to hoeing corn."
Then I took up the restless life of a
city man, and a big and busy railroad
office claimed a good share of my at
tention for the next ten years. Yes. it
was fully that long before I again
set foot upon the desert. Our train
stopped at the old station. How the
nenner-tree had crown, to be sure. In
Its shade sat a cavalry sergeant with
a half-dozen of his men about him,
and in their midst were three Indian
prisoners, who were being taken to
the fort to be shot
They were fierce-looking fellows,
those three savages. There was one,
the youngest, who was a perfect
demon, the soldiers said.
'"Killed three women and two
babies down at Mustang Wash last
Tuesday," said the sergeant to me;
"Just after one of them had given him
his breakfast, too. He's a young one.
not more than seventeen, I should
say; but-he's the worst red devil I
ever saw."
Gazing at the boy captive, a
strange feeling stole over me. The
st0"d faco was ddly familiar.
ms name: uiesseu n i kuuw,
said the sergeant; "what do you call
yourself, young one?" he asked, giving
him a not too delicate poke with the
toe of his boot.
"Me? Why. my name's Tads!"
grunted the boy.
"Talks pretty good English for a
wild devil who has been over the
Mexican border so long, doesn't he?"
asked the sergeant, turning to me.
But I said nothing. Frank Bailey
The Era of the Waterfalls.
One of the most notable things In
the rapid march of mechanical science
is the Increasing use of waterfalls for
the production of electric power. This
Is going on In all parts of tho world,
and has resulted In an enormous in
crease in the money value of tho falls.
Some one has estimated that Niagara
Falls, as a producer of power, is
worth $1,000,000,000. Waterfalls aro
now driving tram-cars, lighting cities,
running factories, Irrigating farms and
performing Innumerable other ser
vices, often at a distance of many
miles from tho source of power.' Italy,
abounding with waterfalls on the
slopes of tho Alps and the Apennines,
is among the leaders In this advance.
In India it is proposed to derivo 50.000
horse-power from the Doogh Sagar
River, at a point where Its waters de
Bcend about 2,500 feet
Apple Trees In Tubs.
In Germany dwarf standard pear
and applo trees about four feet tall
and pyramidal In form aro grown In
small tubs for decoration. The trees
bear from ten to thirty pears or ap
ples which, when nourished with mu
riate of potash, aro highly colored and
offective both in tho blossom and tho
Looked Like a Fake.
Tommy What did you think of the
play "Julius Caesar," last night?
Billy Oh, geo! It was a fake,
"Why so?"
"'Cause, when they killed Julius
Caesar and tho curtain went down, be
comes out and bows to the audience.
He wasn't dead at all!"
"Old Monoybags is afraid that
prince ho bought for his daughter If
a bogus one."
"Why so?"
"When it came to settling up be
asked for the prlncoB debts, and thn
fellow told him he hadn't any."
Harry Lauder' Joke on an English
"I'll tell you n story nbout Arthur
Ilobcrta nnd me," said Harry Lnuder,
tho Scotch comedian. "The pair of
us wero in Manchester when we saw
on tho sporting page of the Guardian
a paragraph that said:
"In consequence of tho number of
unsupported challenges recently for
warded to this paper we give notice
that In future only genuine challenged
can bo accepted for insertion in our
columns. As n proof of good faith
each challenge must be paid for at the
uniform rate of 1 shilling.'
" 'Arthur said I, 'hero's a chance for
a Joke.'
" 'How?' said he.
"I read tho notice to him, nnd then
nnd there wo concocted a challenge of
which I shnll never ccaso to bo proud
a hotel spoof challenge. Of course
there is no such game or sport as
spoof. Spoof is n word very few peo
ple have over heard of. To spoof Is to
get off impromptu nonsense on the
stage. Well, our challenge ran:
"'Hotel Spoof. Iiarry Lauder, hear
ing so much talk nbout A. Roberts be
ing tho champion spoof player of Eng
land, will play Roberts a game of ho
tel spoof for 500 a side, catch-as-catch-can,
over eight flights of hurdles, bath
room barred. Address, money aud
mnn, II. Lauder, Comedy Theater,
"That was the chnllcnge, and we had
no idea what it meant after we had
drawn It up. Nevertheless wo carried
It boldly to tho Guardian office. Tho
clerk read it in n dazed way.
" 'One insertion, please,' said Rob
erts, planking down a shilling.
"'Excuse me,' said the clerk, 'but
what Is spoof?' .
"Roberts glared at him.
"'None of your nonsense with me,
young man," he growled. 'What is
spoof? You'll bo asking what chess
or whist is next'
"And the following morning, directly
under the editorial notice that 'only (
genuine challenges could bo accepted '
for insertion,' appeared our little para- J
graph about hotel spoof."
She Gave Him an Answer. I
A business man said to his wife at
dinner: "nere Is a riddle for you, my
dear. Why Is a husband like dough?"
Tho answer to this riddle was, "Be
cause a woman needs him." The busi
ness man expected his wife to give the
riddle up or else to guess thnt answer.
But his wife said calmly:
"Why Is n husband like dough, eh?
Well, I suppose it's because he's so
hard to get off one's hands."
His Treat.
In the course of a railway journey
one day Queen Helene visited a small
wnyslde station, where she was met
by the mayor and corporation In all
the glory of their robes of honor. An
elegant luncheon had been provided.
but the queen, wishing to hasten on
her journey, requested a member of
tho deputation to got her a glass of
wine. This was promptly brought, but
while drinking It a drop fell on her
traveling dress, ner majesty at once
opened her hand bag and sought for a
handkerchief to remove the stain,
whereupon the worthy mayor, misun
derstanding her action, murmured
humbly: "Ah, no, your majesty! 1 as
sure you It's all paid for." ,
It has been well said that no man
ever sunk under the burden of the
day. It is when to-morrow's burden
is added to the burden of today that
the weight Is moro than a man can
bear. Georgo Macdouald.
Wanted All of Them
Rivers had been detained by a busi
ness meeting at the club, and the hour
was late when ho reached home. "So
it's you, is it!" exclaimed Mrs. Rivers,
who wns wide awake. "You'vo got
somo plausible excuse, too, irifcourse.
You were detained downtowuTly somo
necessary, indispensable, Important,
unavoidable, unescapable, urgent, es
sential and absolutely compulsory nnd
lnexorablo business! Of all tho flimsy,
transparent, diaphanous"
"For heaven's sake, Lena," interrupt
ed Rivers, whipping out his notebook,
"wait a minute and let mo Jot down
those synonyms. I don't know where
you got them, but I can use every ono
of them. Now go .ahead again, dewr,
but please talk a little slower." Chica
go Tribune.
A Sweet Singer.
It was 3 o'clock in the morning as
Mr. Younghusband crept slowly up tho
stairs. Everything ,wns peaceful in
tho house. Opening tho door to his
room noiselessly, he stepped upon tho
tall of the family cat. Naturally a
pentrating yowl rcsouuded through tho
night. "John," said his wife, awaken
ing, "don't you think it's rather late to
be singing! The neighbors might complain."
Text "For we are Hlg workman
ship" (poem). Eph., II., 10.
Tho thought of re-created man must
havo been in tho apostlo's mind as he
penned these words to tho church at
Ephesu8. Tho word "workmanship"
has a larger and moro beautiful mean
ing thnn hero appears, for the Greek
word (polema), from which our Eng
lish word "poem" Is taken, means the
nemo of artistic workmanship.
Often we use the word thus to-day,
as. In referring to .architecture which
pleases because of its splendid com
pleteness, wo call It a "poem In mar
ble;" or, pleased by tho sinuous graco
of the dancer, we speak of tho "poetry
of motion;" or a "poem of nature," as
the eye Is refreshed with some ex
quisite bit of scenery made possible
through tho efforts of the landscape
gardenor. Whonever the word Is thus
used we understand it to mean tho cul
mination of achievement So when
Paul described the Christian as "God's
poem" ho affirmed him to be tho per
fection of God's creative work.
As ono Judges a poem, tho poet, the
plan, the material used and the poom
itself are carefully considered. .-Oi
us consider God's poem In this man
ner. The Divine Poet appears to tho
tho ono who has not "known Him"
terrible, far away, unapproachable,
with no thought for the children of
men save to speedily punish tho trans
gressor of His law. But to those
"whom Ho hath called the son.- or
God" He reveals Himself, loving. i..ul
ent, tender, and unto such as love Him
He becomes "like as a father." In iho
"secret of His presence" they lcnn
tho great love that throbs In His heart
for mankind, and that as the poet will
sacrifice anything that his work may
attain completion. He has given tna
Brightest and Best for the cotnpleto.i
of His great epic.
While It Is not given to the Unite
to understand tho ways of tho infinite.
It is apparent that from the beginning
a great plan was in the Poet's uuad,
the perfect man, who having the pow
er of choice should naturally choose
tho good. Gradually the plan was un
rolled as the centuries passed and
was finally revealed In Its fulness in
the teachings and life of Jesus Christ.
Since tho Christian era the plan has
been operative, so that as the Chris
tian with his vision sweeps the retro
spect of his life he sees that always
God has wrought In harmony with His
great plan, and that the hardness 01
trial, tho flood of sorrow, the aehiee
mont of ambition have all combined
to make for his spiritual perfection.
Adding hore, subtracting there, the
Poet works to-day in each life sur
rendered to Him until that life attain
"unto tho perfect man, unto tho meas
ure of the stature of the fulness of
Ram's Horn Blasts.
When you find yourself weak, tako
Christ for your strength.
(Put your hand in God's hand, nnd it
will not matter If your feet do slip.
No matter how much wo get, we
only get to lose, unless wo also get
Building on a rock is an investment
that pays dividends with every thun
der clap.
There Is Joy In Heaveu over the sin
ner that repents, even though ho may
have been a member of the church
for years.
It was because David first said, "My
Shepherd," that ho could afterward
say, "Ho makoth me to He down In
green pastures."
If you are a Christian, It Is your
privilege to cast all your care upon
Some of tho hungriest peoplo In the
world are those who havo the most
It is tho man who Is least willing to
practice, who finds tho most fault with
tho preaching.
Many a man will find himself con
demned in the judgment by being
measured by his own yardstick.
Many a man who thinks he Is pray
ing for tho conversion of the world,
doesn't give over a dollar a year to
holp send the Gospel to It
Had not David begun by saying,
"Tho Lord is my Shepherd," ho could
never havo said, "I will dwell in tho
houso of the Lord forever."
Filling the Earth with Light.
Morning by morning God's great
mercy of sunrise steals upon a dark
ened world in still, slow self-lmparta
tlon; and the light which has a force
that has carried it across gulfs of
space that the imagination staggors In
trying to conceive, yet falis so gently
that it doe not move the petals of
a sleeping flower, nor hurt the lids of
an Infant's eyes, nor displace a grain
of dust So should we live and work,
clothing all our power in tonderness
doing our -work In quietness, disturb
ing nothing but tho darkness, nnd
with silent increase of beneficent pow
or filling nnd flooding the dark earth
with healing beams.
Letting God Love.
Loving God is but letting God love
us, giving welcome, that is, to God's
love, 'knowing and believing the love
Qnd hnfo to us. Horace uuannen.
Heroic Treatment Clears
Reno of Critics.
Jeffries and Johnson Ready to Step
Into Ring Pugilists Have Differ
ent Ideas as to Best Methods of
Training For Battle.
Reno, Nov., Juno 28. Both Jeffries
nnd Johnson nro todny declared by
their trainers to be in tho pink of con
dltlon nnd ready to step into tho ring
to fight tho grentcst battle of their
Johnson has abandoned nil of his er
ratic habits and has settled down to
a systcmntlc dnlly routine. Tho black
man's practice work with his sparring
partners has created a good impres
sion. Jeffries has also made the usspmbled
light fans sit up nnd hike notice by
bdxlng with oue after another of his
sparring partners until tho men nnd
tho list were exhausted. After this
hard exercise ho seemed as fresh as
in the beginning, and this has deepen
ed the belief that he has lost none of
his old time staying power.
Reno Is now a town of boosters. No
body knows what has become of the
Photo by American Press Association.
knockera who once sniffed suspiciously
mad echoed the California governor's
rimiarks cuuccrnliiK a "f rnmeup." Thla
disappearance of the knockers is said
to have been caused by the heroic
treatment resorted to by virtuous
prizefight promoters and their fellow-
el's, who have unmercifully beaten
some of their outspoken critics. Now
there nre no more critics In lteno.
A leader of the boosters is now John
L. Sullivan, the veteran lighter, who
on his nrrlvnl hero wns driven away
fioni the Jeffries camp by Jim Cor
bett because he was considered a
"knocker." Now that he is consistent
ly boosting he has been restored to the
good graces of the fighters, and his
face is once more cure free.
Othor correspondents Sullivan being
now fight expert for a newspaper are
striving to nvold tho ex-chainplon's un
pleasant experience by keeping close
to tho merry booster throng.
Both Jeffries nnd Johnson declare
that they nre confident of victory.
Explaining his method of training
Jeffries says:
"I do my fighting In tho ring. I
don't uoed to fight In training. My
natural fighting style comes to me ns
soon ns I havo to fight. If I slugged
in training I couldu't find a man in
the country to stand the gaff more
than a couple of days."
Johnson has other views. lie says:
"Tho ouly wny to train for a fight is
by fighting ull tho time. Suppose you
get a hard punch on the nose right at
tho start. If you nro used to getting
hit on the nose It doesn't hurt you at
all If you ain't used to It you get
American and New Zealander Opposed
In English Tennis Finals.
Wimbledon, Juno 28. Beals C.
Wright of Boston Qualified for tho final
singles In tho all England tennis cham
pionship tournament, defeating A. IL
Lowo in tho semifinals, 08, 0 1,
' Wright's opponent lu tho finals will
bo A. F. Wilding, tho Now Zealander
who was a member of tho Australa
sian team whlcti successfully defended
tho Davis trophy a year ago.
8ulclde of a Girl.
Lancaster, Mass., Juno 28. Because
she- was sent to her room for disobedi
ence, Eva Smith, aged sixteen, an In
mate of tho State Industrial School
For Girls, hanged herself.
Is Your Life
Worth Living?
When the liver refn" s to perform Us
functions of secreting bile, and the bowels
,me inactive and loaded with foul waste
materials, the effect on tho mind Is most
distressing. Gloomy forclrodings drive out
tue suns .me. You ate nervous and fret
ful Lite is not worth living. What ails
ym? it's your on a strike Con
s' t-1, to', : ., suIkv, it refuses to perform
its f llllC'J.lI.S.
What's to be clone ? Take one or two
Swim's Pineapple and Butternut Pills after
(.lamer and again at night In the morning
you will feel different. The sun will shine.'s the reason ? Your liver has re
sumed business, that's all. These won
derful little pills have set It going. With
clear brain, keen appetite, you will enjoy
life again. Take one occasionally for a
week or so and your blood will be purged
of impurities and its bright red flood will
cairy health to your ringer tips. Physicians
ue and recommend. They form no habit
iu snouiu always k'ep them on nana.
These little Vegetable Pills will ward off
many ills.
To Cure Constipation
Biliousness and Sick
Headache in a Night, use
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For Sick Kidneys
madder Diawvs, jEheamatlim,
the one best rtmrdr. Reliable,
endorfted by leading phytlclftns;
safe, effectual. Reiulti luting.
On the market IS years. Hare
cn-ed tliontanda. loo pUIi la
arlalnal grata package, CO centa.
Trial boxes. 60 pills, 25 centa. All
druggists tU and recommend.
For New Late Novelties
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SPENCER, The Jewels,
"Guaranteed articles only sold.1
HOLDERS. The Board of Directors of this
Company have called a special meet
ing of its stockholders to be held at
the General office of the company,
in the Borough of Honesdale, Penn
sylvania, on the 14th day of July,
10 10, at 3 o'clock, for the purpose
of voting for or against an Increase
of the Indebtedness of said company.
M. B. ALLEN, Secretary.
We have the sort of tooth brushes that are
nuide to thoroughly cleanse and save the
They nre the kind that clean ttcth wilbou
eavlns vour inouth (ull of bristles.
We recommend tbo9e costlnc 25 cents or
more, ns we can cuarantee them and will re
place, free, nny that show defects of manu
facture within three mouths.
Opp. D. & II. Station
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told yard lor Carbondale 88 a m dally and i M
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Traftlo Manager, Traveling Agent,
(S Beaver St., New Tort, Scrauton,Px
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