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THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 1011.
How I Became an
By ARNOLD L. TINKAM
Copyright by Amerlcnn Press Asso.
When I was it boy iitid studied Latin
I read stories about undent Rome that
gave me an uncnmitierablc desire to
see tlie Eternal City. I wished to visit
the chasm, or at least the place where
It was. Into which Quiutus Curtius
leaped on horseback, the icmnlnlng pil
lars of the temple erected to the two
beautiful strangers, Cnstor and Pol
lux, who watered their horses iu the
forum after the battle of Lake Rcglllus,
and the bridge that Horatlus defended
bo valiantly. There was no prospect
of my ever visiting Italy, for I had
not tho means even to take mo to col
But I was a good deal of a dreamer,
and, my fancy getting flsed on my ob
ject, I couldn't turn It upon anything
else. The only practical result was a
resolve to "save up," ns children put
It, with a view to getting enough mon
ey to take me to Rome, keep me there
long enough to get a hurried view of
what I wished to see and bring mo
back to America.
By the time 1 was eighteen years
old I had acquired this amount I sup
pose 1 should have spent It in starting
me upon a college education, but I did
not. I bought a second class ticket on
a ship crossing tho Atlantic and pro
ceeding through the Mediterranean to
Naples. I remained at Naples long
enough to visit Pompeii, then went by
rail to Rome.
At first I was disappointed In getting
into a modern commercial city, but
when I struck some of the landmarks
of ancient Rome the Pantheon, the
arches of Constantlne and Titus, the
Coliseum I was not long in forgetting
the modern in my rapture over the an
cient. When I had exhausted Rome
Itself I was seized with a desire to
visit its environs. I had read of the
Campagna as it was when covered
with farms and villas.
But by the time I had seen Rome it
self my money was all gone. I hadn't
enough even to buy a return trip ticket
to America. I was stranded in n for
eign country. What could 1 do?
What did I do? 1 followed the genius
of archaeology that was strong within
me. Reading a notice In a newspaper
that an excavating party was to make
n search for the ruins of a certain villa
some fifty miles from tho city, I hired
myself ns a digger to tho archaeologist
In charge, went with him and dug with
tho rest. In his reading he had hit
upon a description of the site, but
could only confirm his views by bur
rowing in the grouud. In other words,
lie must hunt for that for which he
We dug three days, at tho end of
which time my employer gave up the
search. During this time I put in my
spade here and there on my own ac
coimt, with no result. When the par
ty went back to Rome I asked for my
pay, a few lira, nnd they returned
without me. I had seen a stone pro
jecting from tho soli at some distance
from where we were digging luat seem
ed to me to have been artificially shap
ed, and I wished to Investigate it.
As soon as the party were gone I
began to dig about this stone. I found
that it rested on another, to which it
was fixed by mortar. This In turn
rested on another. Then 1 came to a
wall. I followed tho wall for a dozen
feet and came to an angle. The top
of the wall was five or six feet from
the surface, and I was not likely to
find anything of value at n less depth.
I dug all day, and ns the evening was
coming on, some ten feet below tho
surface, my spade struck something
hard. I shuddered, for by this time I
knew that I was liable to ruin a treas
nre. These villas were ornamented
with statues some of them very beau
tiful and every year they are found.
I had with mo a scoop and, throwing
down my spade, began to dig about
the hard substance with tho smaller
lmplemeut. It was round. In a few
minutes I uncovered a marble head.
Had I discovered a mine of Inex
haustible gold I could not have been
more delighted. I scooped away
enough earth to tell me that I had
found u statue. But it was by this
time too late to look any further. I
threw back the loose earth, marked
the spot with n stake and hurried
way from the fever stricken Cam
pagna that I might not be caught there
The next morning I -went to the ar
chaeologist who had conducted tho i
search and told him of my find. It
would havo been illegal for mo to re
move the statue myself, and I pre
ferred to proceed under his superin
tendence. Ho was as much delighted
at my luck as I was myself. We start
ed at once for the hole I had dug,
removed the loose earth and exposed
tho marble. We could toll nothing
about it except that the face was very
We dug about tho statue till we
could sco that It was the figure of a
woman, the drapery being ancient Ro
man. The archaeologist before leaving
Rome had left word for workmen to
follow, and when they 'arrived the
statuo was removed. It proved to be
of great value. 1 had struck the slto
of the villa for which we had searched,
and other articles were found In it,
though none in as good condition as
this. I received a remuneration for i
my And, but what I valued more was I
being taken as a student by the man
who had employed me to dig for him.
I spent a number of years under his
tuition nnd by my own efforts have
contributed to the contents of the mu
seums In no small degree.
Tho Milk In the Cocoanut.
Probably everybody has wondered
nt times what kind of stuff the "milk"
or tho cocoanut Is. One inducement
geuerally held nut by the dealer to the
prospective purchaser N that the nuts
nro "all milky. Recent analyses, how
ever, have dissipated tho delusion that
tho lluld lias anything in common with
real milk. It contains only -1 per cent
of solids, consisting chiefly of sugars,
J.8 per cent, tho balance being made
up of mineral matter ami tartaric ncld.
More than half nf tho sugar present Is
mnunltol, the sweet principle of man
na, which is sometimes found also In
wluo ns a product of normal grape
sugar. The question has been dis
cussed us to whether it would be prof
itable to extract tho cocoanut water
for tho sake of Its cane sugar, but ns
this amounts to only one-tenth per
cent tho process would not bo com
mercially successful In spite of tho
water being a waste product. Even
if the water contained " per cent of
sugnr, as some specimens appear to
havo shown, tho recovery of this
amount would bo unprofitable. The
juice of tho sugar enno yields nearly
20 per cent of sugar. New York
A Fine Talker.
"I like tho looks of this parrot," said
tho lady who had stepped into the bird
store. "Is ho n good talker?" Tho pro
prietor replied that the bird was an
excellent talker, and It was evident tho
customer was favorably Impressed.
"What Is your price for him?" she
"Tho man had noticed tho rich ap
parel worn by his customer, and ho
judged that there was u chance to
mako a little "easy money" nt the ex
pense of one who would never miss It.
"Ten dollars," ho said, with Just the
slightest possible hesitation.
"Five dollars, madam," instantly
croaked the parrot
"The lady looked at tho proprietor,
who had turned red.
"Ho certainly Is a fine talker," she
said, "and he also seems to have good
sense. I am willing to take him nt his
own valuation. Do I get him for
"You do,"' answered the bird man
sadly. Youth's Companion.
Tne Early Drum.
Drums nre probably nn eastern idea
introduced by the crusaders into Eu
rope. They nro frequently mentioned
in nccounts of tho first crusade. When
Edward III. of Eugland and his
queen made triumphal entry into Ca
lais in "tambours" were among
the Instruments which were played
in their honor. Another of these was
called a "nacalro" or kettledrum, tak
en, together with Its name, from the
Arabs. Tho poet Chaucer also men
tioned this Instrument In his descrip
tion of the tournament In "The
Knight's Tale." The king generally
kept n troop of theso bandsmen or
minstrels In his employ, and wo read
that Edward II. on one occasion gave
a sum of CO shillings to Roger, the
trumpeter; Janino, tho nakerer, and
others for their performances. An
other minstrel was called the "cho
verettcr," or player on tho bagpipe.
The Plague and the Tan Pits.
Uermondsoy's association with the
tanning industry was originally due
partly to its fine oak woods anil partly
to tho fact that tho London slaughter
houses were to a large extent situated
in Southwark. on the unfashionable
side of the river. For a brief perlo.l,
however, it enjoyed a certain fame as
a health resort. That was, as Sir Hen
ry Trueman Wood reminds us in "In
dustrial England In the Eighteenth
Century," when "terror stricken crea
tures fled from tho ravages of tho groat
plague in tho city of London to the
Bcrmondsey tan pits to find strong me
dicinal virtues In tho nauseous smell."
Two Thumbed Gloves.
Iu so coid a climate as that of Ice
land tho glove must bo put off or on
as rapidly and easily as possible, so it
is made without fingers, nnd in order
that no timo may be wasted in dis
tinguishing between right and left all
gloves havo two thumbs. You simply
thrust your hand luto tho first glove
that comes nnd your thumb immedi
ately finds its way. There are, of
course, drawbacks in the matter of ap
pearance, for tho dangling Idle thumb
looks untidy. London Chronicle.
There Is no other book in the New
Testament about which so much has
been written and to so little purpose.
Dr. South said of it, "It either finds
a man mad or makes him so." It Is
said of Calvin that he showed his wis
dom in not writing u commentary on
this, as ho did on other books. Chad
wlck. Disadvantage In Last Resort.
If you must write lovo letters, wait
until after you are married and write
them to your wife. Then you may
feel perfectly safe unless she decides
to suo you for divorce on the grounds
of Insanity. Puck.
Wear and Tear.
Griggs After nil, tho difference be
tween man and woman Is one of wear
and tear. Brlggs What do you mean?
Griggs Man spends his monny foolish
ly on a tear nnd a woman on wear.
Be as careful of tho books you read
as of tho company you keep, for your
habits and character will bo us much
Influenced by tho former ns tho latter,
no is no wholo man until ho know-i
how to earn a blameless livelihood.
SHERIFF'S SALE OF VALUABLE
REAL ESTATE.-By virtue of process
lssuod out of tho Court of Common
PleaB of Wnyno couuty, and State of
Pennsylvania, and to me directei'
and delivered, I havo levied on ant,
will expose to public sale, at the
Court House In Honesdale, on
THURSDAY, APR. BO, 11)11, li t-.;,r.
All tho defendant's right, title,
and interest in tho following de
scribed property viz:
All that certain lot or parcel of
land situate In the Township of
Cherry Ridge, bounded nnd describ
ed ns follows: Beginning at a heap
of stones the north-western corner of
lot numbered 88 in the allotment of
tho Tilghman Cherry Ridgo tract,
thence by land of Jacob Schenck east
one hundred and fifty rods to a
stones corner, thence by lot No.
523 In said allotment and land late
of Abraham Stryker south one hun
dred nnd twenty-two rods to a post
corner, thenco by land of John
Schenck west one hundred and fifty
rods to a stones corner and thence
by said lot numbered 88 north one
hundred and twenty-two rods to the
place of beginning. Comprising lot
numbered S7 In said allotment and
containing one hundred and four
teen acres and sixty perches of land,
be the same more or less. Being tho
same parcel of land which Robert
N. Fuller by deed dated April 18,
1853, and recorded in Wayne coun
ty In Deed Boole No. 35, page 481,
granted and conveyed to Isaac R.
Also all that certain lot or parcel
of land situate in tho Township of
Cherry Ridge aforesaid, bounded
and described as follows: Beginning
at a heap of stones of lot numbered
87 In the western lino of lot num
bered 523 in the allotment of the
Cherry Ridge tract, thenco by said
lot numbered 87 in said allotment
north eighty-nine and one-half de
grees west two hundred and sixty
two rod3 to a stones corner, thence
by lot numbered 90 and 513 north
one-hnlf degree east ninety-six and
one-fourth rods to a pile of stones,
the corner of land formerly sur
veyed to Abraham Stryker, thence
by said land east one hundred and
sixty-two rods, south twenty and
three-fourth rods to a, stones corner
and east ninety-eight rods to a
stones corner in line of land former
ly surveyed to L. Collins, thence by
said land and lot numbered 523
aforesaid south one-half degree west
seventy-live and one-half rods to the
place of beginning. Containing one
hundred and thirty-five acres and
eighty-seven perches of land be the
same more or less. Being the same
parcel of land which John Schenck
et al. heirs of Jacob Schenck, by
their deed dated April 7, 1845, and
recorded In Wayne County In Deed
Book No. 35, page 483, granted and
conveyed to the said Isaac R.
Also all that certain other lot or
parcel of land situate in the town
ship of Cherry Ridge aforesaid,
bounded and described as follows:
Beginning at a stake and stones the
north-western corner of lot number
ed 8G in tho allotment of the Tilgh
man Cherry Ridge tract, thence
along the northern lino of said lot
numbered 8C east forty-four and
one-half rods to tho middle of the
Schenck road, thenco along the mid
dle of said road south thirty-eight
degrees oast five and one-fourth
rods, south forty-four degrees east
eight and nine-tenths rods, south
fourteen and one-half degrees east
eight and nine-tenths rods, south
one-half degree east eight and three
tenths rods, south six and three
fourths degrees east eight rods,
south thirty-one degrees east six
rods to a hemlock, thence south
eighty-three degrees west sixty-one
rods to a stake and stones corner in
the western lino of said lands and
thence by said line north forty-eight
and two-ono-hundrodths rods to the
place of beginning. Containing fif
teen acres and forty-three and three
fourths perches. Being the same
parcel of land which John Grimes
et ux. by their deed dated July 2,
isiu, and recorded in Wayne County
in Deed Book No. 35, page 484.
granted and conveyed to tho said
Isaac R. Schenck.
Excepting and reserving never
theless out of the above described
parcels of land a certain lot or par
cel of land which Isaac R. Schenck
et ux. by deed dated May G, 1858,
and recorded In .Wayne County in
Deed Book No. 25, page 532, grant
ed and conveyed to Ebenezer Losey.
Said parcel of land containing seventy-five
Excepting and reserving also from
the above described parcels of land
a certain parcel which Isaac R.
Schenck et ux. by deed dated June
C, 1870, and recorded In Wayne
county In Deed Book No. 49, page
530, granted and conveyed to Apol
los D. Schenck. Said parcel of land
containing thirty-nine acres and one
hundred and thirty-nine perches.
Also all those certain other three
lots or parcels of land situate in the
township of Cherry Ridge aforesaid
bounded nnd described as follows:
The first beginning at a stones corn
er on the lino of the old Stryker
place and running thence west for
ty and one-half perches to a stones
corner by a sugar maple, thence
north fifty-one and one-fourth per
ches to a corner, thence sixty-eight
perches to the place of beginning.
Containing seven acres and twenty
four perches of land be the same
more or less. Tho second begin
ning at a heap of stones in the
southwestern corner of tho old Col
lins farm In the township aforesaid,
thence by land late of Jacob Schenck
deceased, south fifty-six rods to a
post corner of lands heretofore, con
veyed to Caleb D, Schenck and now
belonging to the estate of Apollos
D. Schenck deceased, thence by said
last mentioned land south thirty
nine degrees east about OS rods to
a post corner In the line of lands of
Joseph Varcoe, thenco by said land
of Joseph Varcoe and land of Rich
ard Varcoe deceased, east ono hun
dred nnd thirty-eight and two
tenths rods to a stones corner,
corner, thence by land late of L. Col
lins north nineteen degrees west
flfty-ono rods to a post corner In a
mill pond, thence by land late of
Lucius Collins and land heretofore
conveyed to Joseph Keuren, south
seventy-five degrees west eighty-seven
and one-half rods to a stones
thenco by land lato of L. Col
ren and land late of Lucius Collins
north thirty-eight degrees west fif
ty-three ana one-half rods to a
beech for a cprner, thence north ,
nineteen degrees west thirty-nine
rods to a st.ones corner in tho south !
lino of the old Collins farm, thenco!
by line of said farm west thirty-six j
rous to tne place or beginning.
Containing fifty-four acres and fifty-throe
perches bo the same more
or less. Saving nnd reserving to
Lucius Collins, his heirs and assigns
the right to have convenient road
through tho said above described
land, leading to his saw mill, with
tho privilege of passing and repass
ing to said mill upon said road at
their pleasure. Said road to pass
through snld land along the western
shore of tho above mentioned mill
pond. Tho third parcel beginning
nt a heap of stones in the corner of
L. S. Collins' land nnd being the
northenst corner of the old Jacob
Schenck farm, thenco by land form
erly conveyed to A. J. Stryker and
now owned by L. S. Collins, Heury
Lutus and Eben C. Brown, west
eighty-six and two-tenths rods to a
public rond, thence along the -middle
of said road south five and one
hnlf degrees east ten and eight
tenths rods south sixteen and one
fourth degrees east thirty-two and
eight-tenths rods, south forty-one
degrees east eleven and six-tenths
rods, south fifty-eight and one-half
degrees east eighteen and four
tenths rods, south forty-seven and
one-half degrees east twenty-four
rods, south twenty-six degrees east
twenty-two and seven-tenths rods,
south forty-ono and one-fourth de
grees east eighteen and three-fourths
rods, south sixteen and one-fourth
degrees east twenty-three rods and
south twenty-five degrees east ten
and eight-tenths rods to a stones
corner of lot No. 523 in the allot
ment of the Cherry Ridge tract,
thence by said lot No. 523 and land
of Lewis T. Collins north one hun
dred and forty-three and one-fourth
rods to the place of beginning; con
taining thirty-nine acres and one
hundred and thirty-nine perches be
the same more or less.
The last three mentioned and de
scribed parcels of land being the
same three parcels of land which
Theodore Schenck and Louisa Wheat
craft, administrators of the estate
of Apollos D. Schenck, deceased, at
an Orphans' Court Sale on Dec. 7,
1S83, conveyed to Warren P.
Schenck et al. as administrators of
tho estate of Isaac R. Schenck, de
ceased. The said Isaac R. Schenck
having died intestate .Inn. 28, 1S87,
leaving to survive him a widow. Re
becca B. Schenck and two children.
W. P. Schenck and Giles G. Schenck
and the said Rebecca Schenck hav
ing since died the sole title to the
real estate above described became
thereupon vested in the said W. P.
Schenck and Giles G. Schenck. 100
acres of- improved land, 1 dwelling
house, 2 barns nnd other outbuild
ings. Seized and taken In execution as
the property of W. P. Schenck and
Giles G. Schenck at the suit of
Homer Greene. No. 73, January
Term 1911. Judgment, $S,000.
TAKE NOTICK All bids and costs
must bo paid on day of sale or deeds
will not be acknowledged.
M. LEE BRAMAN, Sheriff.
Honesdale, Pa., March 24, 1911.
SAIiE IN PARTITION.
In Wayne County Common Pleas.
In Equity: No. 4 Oct. Term, 1910.
John Wood et al.
Bill for partition of land In the
township of Berlin, county of
Wayne, State of Pennsylvania,
whereof Augustus Wood died
By virtue of an order made in tho
cause above stated, 1 will sell to the
highest bidder, at tho
COURT HOUSE, HONESDALE, ON
THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1911,
at 2 o'clock p. m.,
the land aforesaid, described in the
bill of complaint as follows viz:
Being land convoyed by Ernest
Miller nnd wife to Augustus Wood,
by deed dated February 27, 1876,
recorded in the ofllco for recording
deeds in Wayne County, In Deed
Book No. 48, at page 11, and there
in described ns follows, viz:
All that certain piece or parcel
of land, situate in Berlin township,
Wayne County, Pennsylvania, bound
ed and described as follows, BE
GINNING at the northeast corner of
tho tract of land In the warrantee
name of Nicholas Kramer as con
veyed to Hiram Branning by Wil
liam Brannlng et ux., Jonathan Dex
ter et, ux and Daniel Dexter et ux.,
by their deeds dated the 15th day
of December, 1852, said deed not
being recorded, and in said deed de
scribed as follows:
"BEGINNING at the northeast
corner of said lot, (a stone corner:)
thence north two degrees west along
James Ryder's land and other land,
106 rods to a stones corner; thence
south 2 1-2 degrees west 75 5-10
rods to stones corner; thence south
2 degrees east 106 rods to a stones
corner; thence along the east ex
tension line 75 rods to the place of
beginning. CONTAINING 50 acres
more or less."
Report of sale to be made on Mon
day, April 24, 1911, at 2 o'clock
TERMS OF SALE - CASH.
The purchaser also to pay for the
deed, as on sale of land by the sher
II. WILSON, Master.
Honesdale, March 27, 1911.
Sandy and the Glass.
Tourist ireferrlng to the bnrometen
-I see the glass Is going up again. San
dy. Hnndy-Dne yp tell me that? A
body will soon no' be able to afford a
dram at nil! Dundee Advertiser.
Wife Don't you like my new bat
dearest? Elusbnnd-Yes-s, It's all
right. Wife Well. I bought it on your
account dear. Husband Yes, you
Tsar and Czar.
Frequently the Inquiry Is made ns
to why the spelling tsar, to deslgnntA
the emperor of all the Russlas. should
be preferred to czar. The most nat
ural and obvious answer Is that the
spelling Indicates the Russian pronun
ciation of the word, which czar does
not. The title comes from an old
Slavonic word, which some authorities
are agreed Is not derived from the
Latin caesar, but there nre authori
ties who hold that Its ultimate deriva
tion Is from the Roman. The origin
of the common spelling Is supposed
to bo the writings of Ilerbersteln.
nbout IImO. The letter "c" In Roman
Slavonic has the sound of "is." The
letter was copied, but the sound was
not. The letter "z" never belonged In
tho word. The spelling czar Is now
regarded by many as old fashioned
With some Germans the spelling Is
zar, which Is pronounced tsar. Many
of tho French have adopted tsar as
tho spelling, and that form Is Increas
ing In English. The London Times, n
most careful authority, employs It. and
so does the Encyclopedia Brltnnnlca
in Its supplementary volumes. Chica
Grow Miou and nourish well.
Ever tho story tell
Of this glad day.
Long may thy branches raise
To heaven our grateful praise!
Waft them on sunlight rays
To God away.
"Let music swell the brcezo
And rlnK from all the trees"
On this Glad day.
Bless thou each stU'1 nt band
O'er nil our happy land.
Teach them thy love's command,
Great God, we pray.
Deep In the earth today
Bafely thy roots we lay,
Tree of thy love.
Grow thou and flourish long.
Ever our grateful song
Shall Its glad notes prolong
To God above.
Doubled Her Capacity.
"Mrs. (Jurber fell downstairs nnd bit
4er tongue In two."
"1 feel sorry for her husband. She
was a terror when she dad only one
Teacher 1 would like some one in
the class to define the meaning of vice
rersa. Bright Boy It's sleeping with
nnr I'ect toward the head of the bed.
ALCOHOL 3 PEK CENT
similaliiigihcFoodandRefjula ling (Jte Storaachs andCovds of
ncss and RestContalns neither
Opiimi.Morphine nor Mineral.
Not Narcotic. ;
Qartlled Stmar .
Aperfect Remedy forConslipa
lion , Sour Stomacit.Dtarrtaa
Facsimile Signature of .
milium t,-. , ...I-. , ,
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
G C J"
I Be SMITHSONIAN I
lfcL TUSS I
Profanity of His Profession. Who is
that scientific nent in room 157" asked
the scrub lady. "1 dunno, " answered
the broom gentleman. 'You oflghtto hear
him. When he saw a lot of mold on top
of his ink ho said, 'B'cillusl just that
way." Chicago Tribune
I Let 'US Do It
If you have a pre-
gg senption to bo filled, if
get it at our store by
Bring it, send it
or 'phone, and we
! shall call for it.
fj Reason is, that
! tions filled here
I are filled absolute
We have the drugs,
the equipment and
the knowledge, and
when we put our seal
on a bottle, the con-
P tents of the bottle
I PERCYL COLE
1123 Main St., Honesdale, Pa.
it Both 'phones. 5
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