The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, March 17, 1911, Image 6

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Betty's Idea and the Result
of the Experiment.
"Now, Tom, dear," said little Sirs.
Kills, handing him n cup of coffee, "1
have something serious to say to you."
"Yes?" Mr. Ellis' tone was notably
nbsontmtndcd. Ho was looking at the
alluring curve of her soft white arm.
She had the cunnlngest way of giving
her big sleeves a twitch to keep them
out of the way as she passed anything
at table, and this mornlug the slcevi
was a great silken one embroidered
with Japanese Iris. However, for her
wn good her husband had not told her
ill her attractions for him. Not know
ing his train of thought, she observed
only the preoccupation In his tone.
This confirmed her In the wisdom '
her determination, but It also gave hei
a queer little disposition to let dowi'
the corners of her mouth.
"Well, It Is only this, Tom," she pro
ceeded, her eyes studiously avoiding
his. Preoccupation In his tone was
bad enough; to recognize it In his eyes
would be Intolerable. "You see, wt
have been staying so closely together
since the wedding, now three whole
months. Aren't you just n little nfrald
we are overdoing the devoted? When
I see so mnny married couples who nre
Just ns happy away from each other,
or more so, I dread the time" nor Up
quivered, but this time Mr. Ellis was
giving his attention to the smooth
whiteness of her neck. lie did not an
swer, and in a moment she went on in
a steadier voice, "You remember the
'ounce of prevention, dear?"
"Worth a pound of medicine, isn't
It?" ho replied frivolously, and when
she proceeded gravely her voice had
shaded down to nctual wistfuluess.
"For fear, Tom, that our happiness
should lose some of its tone in such
constant association as ours I have
t)eon thinking that maybe it would be
better not to see each other quite so
often. I couldn't bear to see that you
were growing tired of me"
"Her Infinite variety," he began to
quote, but she interrupted htm with n
lift of the kimono clad arm that set his
thoughts adrift ngaln. "We must con
sider the subject seriously, dear," she
said softly and plaintively. "Suppose
we plan deliberately to keep now to
each other by taking some of our
pleasures away from each other."
"Goodness, Rctly!" he exclaimed. "I
thought wo married in order to enjoy
ourselves together."
"Wo did, but see how people) get
after a few years! The Thomases,
now, for Instance how different they
are! And yet I am old enough to re
member that they wore perfectly self
ish together at llrst. There are the
IUpleys too. They are congenial and
apparently the best of friends, but
Mrs. Itlpley doesn't seem to mind at
all that her husband spends the greater
part of his time away from her. It
Is only that I dread such a phase In
our life."
IIo looked at her in surprise. Who
would have thought her capable of
such serious consideration of n life
problem, this pretty creature of sun
shine and smiles? Just then a thought
popped into his mind. Suppose she
were already getting tired just a
little bored with him. It would be
like her to contrive some tactful way
of telling lilm. And then Rotty hud
been n belle; there had been a score
of fellows dancing attendance upon
her, even up to the very day of the
wedding. Perhaps she was feeling
dull, and no wonder, with such a poor
stick ns ho as her only companion,
even if she did love him as she pro
fessed, ne pondered a few moments,
making a great sacrifice, while trlvl
ally engaged In sipping his fragrant
breakfast coffee. AVhen ho sroke his
tone was cheerful.
"Well, Betty, darling," ho remarked,
"that had not occurred to me until you
spoke, but you are right. There Is
danger of overdoing the devoted, and
we mustn't get tired of each other we
Just must not! I have not been to the
club not since the wedding. I will go
there to dinner this evening, and you
must ncccpt one of your numerous in
vitations. You have Dolly to go with
you, and I will send n carriage to be al
your disposal for tho evening."
"Yes," acquiesced Hetty in a small
voice, keeping her eyes upon her plate.
She had not expected her Ideas to bo
adopted with so llttlo protest, nnd it
was not cheering to find herself so
correct In her forethought.
Ho looked at her sharply for n mo
ment, then came over to her side of
tho table and kissed her goodby most
affectionately. She longed to tell him
thnt It would seem llko a month for
him to bo gone until late that evening
before she should seo him ngaln, but
no if ho was already feeling the pull
of tho silken chain that bound them to
gethcr sho must not let lilm know tha
she was aware of It. Sho sprang mer
rily up, went with him to tho door
chattering about this nnd thnt, a
though her every thought was not of
the evening that was going to bo so
lonely without hlni. When ho turned
back at tho corner for a last look tho
wave of her small hand was positively
Tho day crept by. At first her lm
pulso was to remain quietly at homo
for the evening, but ho was going to
tho club, and she must not bo behind
him in carrying out tho plan.
Sho accepted Mrs. Hlpley's Invita
tion to hear Nordlca with her. In the
afternoon sho dressed and went to a
tea, wasted some hours ovei a visit to
her dressmaker, and when evening
finally came she arrayed herself for
tho sacrifice. It was no fun at nil to
fluff out her golden hair when there
was no one there but Dolly to remark
upon the effect, and then Dolly was
painfully matter of fact. Sho would
wear the violet silk with tho yellow I
lace cascades, even If there was no-1
body there to tell her it was the pret
tiest dress that ever n pretty woman
wore. It was a sort of solemn satis
faction to be making herself lovely
without the encouragement of nn ad
mirer sitting over in thnt big chair, his
Unco over the arm and n cigar in his
mouth, but at the mental picture sho
smothered an Irrelevant sob. Dolly
looked at her acutely.
"I believe I am about to take cold,"
faltered the little mistress nicndn-j
ciously. "My throat feels so queer." j
When she entered the box and throw
her great white cloak in a luxurious
heap in tho chair behind her Mrs. Itlp
ley glanced over her with n look of
decided approval.
"You were never prettier, Betty,"
she whispered, "and then it is so sen
sible of you not to be foolish about
having Tom Ellis dangling after you
everywhere you go."
"That Is what wo ngreed only thU
morning," said Betty in a burst of
confidence, and then she grew sudden'
ly silent.
Her eyes, sweeping the crowde.
house, had fallen upon Tom Ellis in fi
group of men down near tho footlights
As the moments went on she began tt
feel aggrieved that he did not even
glance toward tho Itlpley box, nlthough
he surely had known of the Invitation
She was glad when the music began,
because her throat still had that queer
feeling, and her lips wanted to tremble.
Nordlca's superb presence nnd her sing
ing failed for the first time to absorb
Betty's attention. Sho would not look
again at that group down near tho
stage, but she could not keep from see
ing them in her mind's eye. She was
giau mere were ouiers in me uus wuu i
felt like talking. She did not want
Mrs. Itlpley to regard her too closely
after tho drop of tho curtain. Tho hum
of conversation began In n moment, !
and sho half turned toward those near
her, seeming to listen, although she
heard not a word. Still sho would not
look below her.
"Boo!" came a frivolous exclamation
at her shoulder, and sho started vio
lently. The rich, blood surged Into her
face. She did not need to see whoso
hand was resting on her arm.
"Why, Betty Ellis," cried one gay
voice, "you don't mean to tell me you
are actually blushing over Tom, you
ancient married woman, you! The
blushes are for the buds."
"Then they are for Betty," said Tom
gallantly. "What rosebud ever looked
sweeter than sho does this minute?"
"Tom!" sho remonstrated, nnd he
laughed and sat down beside her.
When tho others were absorbed In
themselves ngaln he whispered to her:
"Forgive me, Betty, If I bored you by
coming. I just couldn't help it. I had
forgotten all about the Itlpley Invita
tion until I saw you in the box. I came
along just to be doing something."
"Don't," she begged, and the eyes
that were lifted to his were full of
tears. Ho covered her hand a moment
with his and waited; then, when sho
had slyly wiped tho moisture from bet
lids and had swallowed that trouble
some lump, who whispered: "I was just
mlsfaken after all. I don't believe in
preventive measures llko this. Wo arc
not tired yet. Let's just wait until
wo are."
"Done, Betty!" he agreed rapturously.
"You are so sensible."
"Sensible!" interrupted Mrs. Itlpley.
turning quickly at the word, which
bad drifted to her ears. "Isn't she so.
Bronze Bust Shows Carnegie
In Rector of University Robes
Copyrisht by J. Massey Hhlnd.
New York sculptor, has modeled the ironmaster In clay and replicas
have been cast In bronze. Mr, Hhlnd had a number of sittings beforo
the bust was completed, and when it was finished the result was
highly pleasing to Mr. Carnegie nnd his friends. They called it a perfect like
ness, and tho cut printed above shows that it possesses much character. Mr.
Carnegie is showu In the robes of tho lord rector of St. Andrews university,
Scotland, ho being tho llrst American who over held that honored ofllce. Ad
mirers of, Mr. Carnegie have bought copies of tho bust nnd have presented
them to libraries which have been given to schools nnd municipalities by the
philanthropist. The bust is preferred by mnny to a painting us being at tho
same tlmo moro lifelike and nioro enduring.
l om t i
while ago t
i-e-.imKi i
ably so."
The two nn ot'teil the unmerited
praise tinbluslilnglv and looked at eacn
other with a happy laugh.
Charms of a Soldier's Life.
The inducements England once held
out to suitable men to Join the ranks
of the light dragoons, as given in the
following passage taken from tho Lon
don Times of Sept. 25. 1S01. woro cer
tainly strong. Those willing to Join
are Informed that they "will bo mount
ed on the finest horses In the world,
with superb clothing nnd the 'richest
nccoutcrments. Your pay and priv
ileges are equal to 2 guineas a week.
You are everywhero respected. Your
society is courted. You are admired
by tho fair, which, together with the
chance of getting switched to a bux
om widow or brushing with a rich
heiress, renders the situation truly en
viable and desirable. Young men out
of employment or otherwise uncom
fortable. 'There is a tide In the affairs
of men which, taken nt tho flood, leads
on to fortune.' Nick It and instantly
apply to the above."
Long Lived Dancers.
Louis XIV., who granted IVAcude
mlo do Danse of Paris Its charter,
strongly advocated dancing, for he
considered It an aid to develop dex
terity and deportment nnd adapt men
for n warlike career. It would bo
somewhat exacting today to require
recruits to take dancing lessons, but
danciug seems to produce longevity,
judging from the long life enjoyed by
many of the aristocracy of tho pro
fession. Vcstrls lived to be eighty, his son
reached the age of 102, and one of his
cousins attained ninety years. Pettlt
pa, who died in 1S9S, reached eighty
years, and a brother passed away at
St. Petersburg wanting Ave years of
his century, while the brother of Lou
is Merante, who was well known nt
tho opera, died In 1002 nt Rouen, hav
Ing reached the age of 102.
Sweetness That Nover Palls.
During a sleepless night the Vizier
MuJJeduddin Kumlja dispatched his
slave, Bedruddln EJas, to bring him
sweets. The slave procured a copper
kettle heaped with many kinds of
fruits nnd sweets, nnd Mujjeduddin
began to eat.
"You relish them, my master?" asked
the slave.
The vizier shrugged his shoulders
"These fruits are sweet for the mo
ment." he said, "but show me a fruit
the sweetness of which will endure
even unto the Judgment day."
"Such fruits there are. my master.'
cried the slave and hastened toward
the Mesched Husa. where he awoke
the starving orphans in the bouse of
Allwln nnd led them forth into the
room of his master. Overjoyed, the
famished children devoured the fruits
"Look, oh. my master." said the
slave. "Here you see fruits the sweet
ness of which endures unto tho Judg
ment day."
Utter Waste.
"We all sigh for something unattain
able." "That's right. My wife has never
been able to find any good use for the
burned matches." Washington Her
ald. The Way of the World.
"Isn't It -iwful? According to tho
papers, there just seems to be one rev
olution after another."
"Yes. That's the way the world goea
round." Judge.
It Is tho peculiarity of a fool to bo
quick In seeing the faults of others
while he Is blind to his own.
that Is, J. Massey Rhind, the well known
For the Children
Demonstration of the Pulling
Power of a Small Magnet.
Replying to the question from one of
Its readers, "Why docs a magnet pull?"
the editor of St. Nicholas says:
No one knows Just why or how a
magnet pulls As with electricity, we
know only the resuls of the power and
some methods of its use.
However, your Inquiry suggested tho
question of how much n small magnet
can pull. To test this I tied the ar
mature to the "platform" of an ordi
nary weighing scale for family use.
Then I tied a strong cord to the loop
of the magnet, put the cord through
a hook screwed to the table and pulled.
When I was not trying to take a
photograph 1 could pull It down to five
and three-quarter pounds, and there It
broke away. For an exposure of ten
seconds I could not bold it steadily
enough at a point much beyond thnt
shown In the accompanying illustra
tion. Try it. You will bo surprised to seo
bow many pounds merely a little toy
magnet can pull.
If one had a series of weights each
not much over five pounds, what a
grand total the little "horseshoe" could
lift In a series of repeated efforts,
each effort being at Us limit of powerl
A Pueblo Dance.
The fleeka or nrrow dance is pictur
esque as practiced by the Pueblo In
dians In Arizona. One of the braves Is
led before his friends, who are drawn
up in two rnnks. Here be Is placed on
one knee, bow and arrow In his hand,
when the Mallnchi, a handsomely at
tired young girl, commences the dance.
From her right wrist hangs the skin
of a sliver gray fox. nnd bells that jan
gle with every motion are fastened to
tho end of her embroidered scarf.
At llrst the maiden dances along the
lino in front, by ber movements de
scribing the warpath. Slowly, steadi
ly, she pursues; then suddenly ber step
quickens as she comes in sight of her
enemy. The brnve follows her with
his eye and by the motion of bis head
Implies that she Is right. She dances
faster and faster, then suddenly seizes
the nrrow from him nnd by frantic
gestures makes it plain that the fight
has begun in earnest She points with
the nrrow, shows how It wings Its
course, how the scalp was taken and
her tribe victorious. As she concludes
her dance sho returns the arrow to
the brave. Firearms are discharged,
and the whole party wends its way to
the public square to make room for
other parties, who keep up the dance
until dark. Chicago News.
Why is a coward like a leaky barrel?
They both run.
What is that which' never asks ques
tions, yet requires many answers? Tho
What is that which goes up the bill
and down the hill and yet stands still?
The road.
What ship is It that no woman ob
jects to embark In? Courtship.
What is that which Is full of holes
and yet holds water? A sponge.
A Piece of Candy.
Who says candy is not good to entl
Mrs. Sarah Bush, who lives In Kirk
wood, I'a., likes candy, and she often
gets some to eat. Sue bought some a
week or so ago and ate part of It. She
began on another piece, and her teeth
crunched on something bard. A piece
of nutshell? Oh, no; It was not a
piece of nutshell. It was u diamond,
that's all. and It looked as if It might
have come from a ring worn by the
person that made the candy.
The Cattail.
The cattail of the American swampi
is almost exactly the same nlant ni
the Egyptian bulrush. It is no long
er used for making paper as It onc
was. but from Its root is prepared nt
astringent medicine, nnd Its stems an
used for the manufacture of mats,
chair bottoms and the like.
The Toy Soldier.
I've heard of many soldiers
Who after they had fought
In two or three hard battles
Have won renown. There ought
To be Rome decoration
Or medal. I thuuld think,
For one who's fought so often.
The field was black with Ink
One day I was disfigured
For life! 'Twas Marathon
That time. I've been at Sumter.
1 fought there, on and onl
At Fort Tlconderoga
1 lost a leg An arm
At Bunker Hill was taken.
In Lexington's alarm
My gun. was Bmashed to pieces.
And yet I fought next day
At Gettysburg. Gibraltar,
Bull Run and Monterey.
I'd like a little medal-
1 think It should be gold
For In the ranks of soldiers
Was never one more bold
Vouth's Companion.
Mixed Emotions.
A Bostonlan tolls of n clean, well set
np young Irishman who formerly snw
service in the British navy, but who Is
now engaged In business nt the Hub.
"When aro you going to get freedom
In Ireland, John?" the Bostonlnn once
Idly asked.
"The only way that we'll get free
dom In ould Ireland," snld tho Celt,
"will be If Franco nn' Russia nn' Ger
many an' Auslrln an' mnybe Italy if
they would all Join together to give
those blnckcunrds of English a rarfc
ould batln'. That's tho only way, sir.
we'll get home rule."
Then as lie looked cautiously about a
twinkle of cunning was added to his
expression, "An' tho whole lot of 'cm
together couldn't do it, sir. Oh, It's
the grand nnvy we've gotl" Lippln
cott's Magazine.
The Talmud.
The Talmud Is (lie compendium of an
cient Jewish oral, or unwritten, law,
as distinguished from the I'entnrench,
or written, law. its origin is coeval
with the return of the Jewish people
from the Babylonian captivity, 530 B.
C. Its compilation In Hebrew was be
gun by the scribes, and by their suc
cessors the work was carried on till
220 B. C. The Talmud is a combina
tion of prose and poetry and contains
two elements, legal and legendary. Its
morality resembles that of the New
Testament, and Its philosophy reminds
us very forcibly of that of the great
Plato. New York Ame'lcan.
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Wild Hog Invades Missouri.
For seven months a wild hog has
destroyed much corn on n farm two
miles south of Carutlicrsvllle.
This wily beast eluded tho pursuit
of many hunters, hiding in inaccessi
ble thlckots. Sheriff Franklin and F.
F. Cunningham routed him out with
a pack of hounds, and the former
brought him down with a steel bullet
from his automatic rifle. Tho hog
weighed 5G5 pounds, and Is estimated
to have been eight years old.
Canithersvlllo correspondence St
Louis Republic.
Qualifying As a Juror.
"Are you here to qualify as a Juror
In this case?" Inquired the Judge
"I be."
"Are you a citizen of tho state and
"I be."
"Are you competent to weigh care
fully and judicially the arguments,
deductions and evidence thnt may be
"I bo."
"Don't keep saying you 'bo!" Sax
you 'are I"
"I are."
Blown By Proxy,
"Does ho blow his own horn?"
"No, he has a chauffeur."
Dead and Burled.
Tho man who is dead In love) Is
usually burled in thought
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