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THE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, APMIj 10, 1011.
By SHEILA ESTHER DUNN
Copyright by Amcrlcnn Press Asso
"1" can't never toll how a feller's
goln' to show up for pluck," Bald Josh
Coyne wlien we was drlrln' across
the plains, "till he's tried. When the
Union 1'nclUe was stretculn' Itself j
westward from Omaha, with tempo-
rary terminals, slcu as Julesburg, Lar
amie and them kind, a little fellow
come out from the east to take n posi
tion In the ofDcc. lie wasn't more'n
eighteen years old and was awful
dandified, lie wore one o' them col-
lars they called chokers In them days j
because, I suppose, the men as wore
'em always looked as If they was .
bein choked. They said ho was the
son o one o' the men who was unck
Jn up the road financially and had
come out to learn the railroad bust- '
nosa In these yero parts so's ho could
bo one o' the managers when the road I
got to runuin' regular. I
"Everybody laughed at such n thing
as that, for the boy wasn't more'n
live feet five and not a sign of a
beard. Ills hnlr was the color o'
molasses candy, and his eyes was like
two robins' eggs jlst n purty boy.
"There was a ranch not far from the
terminal, whore this young feller
Johnny Bittern was his name was
elingln' ink on a high stool, on which
there was the purtiest little gal you
ever see. She was at the colt ago.
mostly legs and arms, but her face
would make yer month water to look
at. She and Johnny met somehow oi
other I dlsrcmeinber jlst where it
was and they took a shine to each
other right off.
"I got a horse and wagon my dad
sent me from Chicago.' said John.
'Will you go ridin' with mo?'
" 'You'd come back dead if I did. I
got a feller, an' If I went rldln' with
you he'd Gil you full of holes.'
" 'Maybe I might shoot fust'
" 'I don't beer. Ef you want to take
the chances I'll go with you.'
"So that afternoon Johnny drove up
to the house where Lizzie lived and
tuk her Into his wagon, and thu two
went off just as If they was a grown
tip man aud woman.
"Hen Hack-staff was the feller that
was courtln' Lizzie. When she and
Johnny started Hon was a-huntln' up
some lost cows, but ho come home
' 'Ben,' said one o' his pals, 'yer gal's
gone off to ride with that measly lit
tle tenderfoot In the railroad ofllce.'
" 'Johnny Uittcrn5'
" 'That a-way.'
"Ben wheeled his boss about so sud
den that he come nigh throwln' him
and galloped down the dirt road along
tho railroad track. Them as seen him
go remarked that It was a pity there
was no parson In tho town to make a
decent funeral for Johnny.
"The children had gone as far as
they wanted to and was comln' back
when they saw Ben trarlu' along to
wards 'em, furiulis.
" 'There he comes,' says Lizzie. 'Git
yer gun out. Johnny.'
"Johnny throwed the reins to her
and took a revolver In each hand. Liz
zie tuk the reins In one hand and put
t'other one around him. She didn't
think that Ben would daro shoot at
Johnny so long as ho might hit her in
stead, though she took a risk, for Ben
iwus mad enough to shoot her too.
" 'Lo' go," said Johnny.
" 'I won't,' says Lizzie.
''By this time Bon was purty nigh,
lie jlst tuk a deliberate aim at Johnny,
and his bullet passed between tho two
"That made Johnny mad. Ho let
drive with Lizzie's arm around his
waist, never ml ml In' the danger they
was both in. He seemed to think the
best way to protect her agin a man
that would shoot as Ben had shot was
to disable him us soon as possible. He
had both arms stretched out for'ard.
tlrln' from both pistols, at the same
time callln' ou Lizzie to duck.
"It may 'a' been that Ben on second
thoughts was afraid o' hlttln' tho gal.
Anyways, none o' his shots tuk effect,
while nearly all o' Johnny's made holes
in Ben. There wasn't none o' 'cm that
killed him at onct, but he lost so much
blood that he dropped offen his boss
and lay In the road as good as dead.
"Some railroad men In a wagon come
along about that time and seen Johnny
down in the road a-kickln' a man lyln'
" 'What you doln' that for?' they
" 'He was a-shootln' at a gal,' said
Johnny, and with that ho began klckln'
" 'You better git back Into yer wagon
and drive the gal borne; we'll look out
for the corpse.'
"Johnny give a last kick, then climb
ed up beside Lizzie, nnd they drlv off.
"Jes' 's soon's the story got out in the
town Johnny was elevated from, a ten
derfoot that wore chokers to a hero.
Everybody was down on Ben IlacU
utaff for shootln' at Johnny so clost
beside Lizzie and didn't glvo him no
sort o' a funeral nohow. But they all
thort Johnny was mighty right to git
mad about It and didn't blamo him
for klckln' the man when he was
The story got east, and Johnny's
father was tickled to death. He just
boosted the boy ns fast as ho learned
tho business, aud beforo be was
twenty-five hp was made a division
superintendent. He's now tho presi
dent of ono o' tbo big systems. Lizzie's
Ms wife now."
For the Children
Frying an Egg on
a Cako of Ice.
Would you believe that eggs cau be
fried on ice? Is It possible (to take an
ordinary frying pan, hold It over a
cako of Ice. break an egg into it and
fry tho egg to a turn without a lire,
simply holding the pan in the hand?
It can be done. This and other spec
tacular tricks of a similar nature were
performed at a recent electrical show
In Chicago. Many skeptics lost their
money betting against It. They felt
the cold pan, broke the egg lulo It,
held the pan over the ice themselves
and then burned their lingers while the
egg was frying to find out if the pan
was really hot.
It was all done by wireless. Under
tho table was a powerful electromag
net. When the operator turned on tho
electric current, which was tho ordi
nary allernatlng current from the city
mains, a powerful alternating mag
netic field permeated everything In tho
vicinity. In any metal part near by It
set up Induced electric currents, which
caused tho egg to cook.
Shocking a Lion.
A circus and menagerie containing
Ave Hons, among other savage boasts,
was recently on exhibition In Balti
more, and the largest lion was taken
sick with some unknown ailment. It
was determined to try the electric cure,
so after the matinee tho keeper led
liim out into the ring, and a strong
collar with a long chain was fastened
around his neck, while his legs were
secured with stout ropes. The galvanic
battery was of unusual strength, hav
ing three cells. Contact was made with
tho lion's skin, and tho needles were
slowly drawn out, grndually Increasing
tho force of tho current. The sensa
tion was new to the lion. At first ho
remained quiet, as If trying to under
stand what queer thing had taken hold
of him, but as the current grow strong
er he became wwiry aud rolled from
side to side, nnd when tho full force
of tho battery was put on he gave a
mighty roar and sprang to his feet,
shaking off his tormentors. The roar
started the four other Hons to roar
ing, and for a few minutes the sounds
were terrifying. Then the battery was
removed and nux vomica injected be
hind the shoulder. The Hon Is now
Why Is an egg like a colt? Because
it Is of no use until It is broken.
Why is a defeated army like wool?
Because It Is worsted.
What money is best liked by minis
Why should Benjamin marry Annie?
Because he would bo Bonnle-llted and
What is the difference between
shooting at a man and killing a hog?
Ono is assaulting with Intent to kill
and the other Is killing with intent to
When Is a largo hall clock at the
head of tho stairs dangerous? When
it runs down and strikes.
A Doll Catastrophe.
The doll hospital in St. Louis was
burned a few nights ago, and all tho
sick and crippled dolls were burned
too. There were 125 dolls in the hos
pital, they say in St. Louis, and those
of them that could talk probably
Hhrleked at tho tops of their voices for
help, but no one heard them. Most of
the dolls could not save themselves
because thoy had broken arms or legs
or necks or all the sawdust had come
out of them. They had to stay and
bo burned, and all the little girls that
had sent their dolls to tho hospital got
up funeral ceremonies as soon us they
heard tho dreadful news.
In London, by the river Thames, a
man walks up and down the embank
ment with a tray piled high with
small paper bags full of food for the
seagulls. Visitors to the city enjoy
spending n penny for a bagful of
food to feed tho gulls with. Tho birds
fly around the buttresses of tho bridge
in thick flocks, uttering hoarse cries.
When heavy rain was falling fast outside
We had to stay and play indoors till it
was fine again.
Then Dot and I would go and ask If we
might have tho shawls.
So we could build a "comfy" cave with
playroom chairs for walls.
Sometimes we'd use the table, too, and
when 'twas strong and tight
We'd spread tho shawls so there'd not
come Inside one Bpeck of light
Then Dot would crawl Inside tho cave,
and I would roar my worst.
I always had to Btay outside and be the
bear the first.
I'd try to crawl on hands and knees to
find some tiny crack
We hadn't stuffed up properly and touch
Dot on the back,
And If I did she'd have to come outside
Into the air
And let me then play eat her up till she
became the bear.
And very often I would think how splen
did it would be
If Dot could be the bear outside Inside
the cave with met
Kva ManfarlafiA In vtM.
SHERIFF'8 SALE OK VALUABLE
HEAL ESTATE, -By virtue of proceps
issued out of tho Court of Common
Pleas of Wayno county, and State of
Pennsylvania, and to me directed
and delivered, I have levied on ana
will expose to public sale, at the
Court House in Honesdale, on
TilimSDAY, AlMt. 20, 1011, 2 i-.
All the defendant's right, title,
nnd interest in tho following de
scribed property viz:
All that certain lot or parcel of
land situate In the Township of
Cherry Ridge, bounded and describ
ed as follows: Beginning at n heap
of stones tho north-western corner ot
lot numbered 88 In the allotment of
tho TUghman Cherry Itldge tract,
thence by land of Jacob Schenck east
one hundred and fifty rods to a
stones corner, thence by lot No.
r2.1 in said allotment nnd land late
of Abraham Stryker south one hun
dred and twenty-two rods to a post
corner, thence 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 nnd twenty-two rods to tho
place of beginning. Comprising lot
numbered 87 In said allotment and
containing one hundred and four
teen acres and sixty perches of land,
be tho same more or less. Being the
same parcel of land which Robert
N. Fuller by deed dated April 18,
18fi3, and recorded in Wayne coun
ty in Deed Book No. 35, page 481,
granted and conveyed to Isaac It.
Also all that certain lot or parcel
of land situate In the Township of
Cherry Hldgo 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 Itidgo tract, thence by said
lot numbered 87 in said allotment
north eighty-nine and one-half de
grees west two hundred and sixty
two rods to a stones corner, thence
by lot numbered 90 and 513 north
one-half 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-five and one-half rods to the
place of beginning. Containing one
hundred and thirty-five acres and
eighty-seven perches of land be tho
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
Hook No. 35, page 4 83, granted and
conveyed to tho said Isaac It.
Also all that certain other lot or
parcel of land situate In the town
ship of Cherry Ridge aforesaid,
hounded and described as follows:
Beginning at a stake and stones tho
north-western corner of lot number
ed 8(i in tho nllotment of the TUgh
man Cherry Ridge tract, thence
along the northern linn of said lot
numbered 80 east forty-four and
one-half r.ods to the middle of the
Schenck road, thence along tho mid
dle of said road south thirty-eight
degrees east live and one-fourth
rods, south forty-four degrees cast
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 line of said lands and
thence by said line north forty-eight
and two-one-hundredths rods to the
place of beginning. Containing fif
teen acres and forty-threo and three
fourths, perches. Being the same
parcel of land which John Grimes
et ux. by their deed dated July 2,
18C0, and recorded in Wayno County
In Deed Book No. 35, page 484,
granted and conveyed to the 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 C, 1858,
and recorded in Wayno 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
tho above described parcels of land
a certain parcel which Isaac R.
Schenck et ux. by deed dated June
G, 1870, and recorded In Wayne
county In Deed Book No. 49, page
590, granted and convoyed to Apol
los D. Schenck. Said parcel of land
containing thirty-nine acres and one
hundred and thirty-nine perches.
Also all thoso certain other three
lots or parcels of land situate in the
township of Cherry Ridge aforesaid
bounded and described as follows:
The first beginning at a stones corn
er on tho lino of tho 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, thenco sixty-eight
perches to tho 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
IIiib 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 thlrty
nino degrees east about G8 rods to
a post corner in tho line of lands of
Joseph Varcoe, thenco by said land
of Joseph Varcoe and land of Rich
ard Varcoe deceased, east ono hun
dred and thirty-eight and two
tenths rods to a stones corner,
corner, thenco by land late of L. Col
lins north nineteen degrees west
fifty-one 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-flva degrees west eighty-seven
and one-half rods to a stones
thence by land late of L. Col-1
rcn and land late of Lucius Collins ,
north thirty-eight degrees west Hf-'
ty-three and one-half rods to a
beech for a corner, thence north
nineteen degrees west thirty-nine
rods to a stones corner in the south
lino of the old Collins farm, thenco 1
by line of said farm west thirty-six
rods to the place of beginning, ,
Containing fifty-four acres and fit-;
ty-three perches be tho same more
or less. Saving and reserving to 1
Lucius Collins, his heirs and assigns
tho right to have convenient road j
through the said nbovo described
land, leading to his saw mill, with !
the privilege of passing and repass- j
lng to said mill upon said road at'
their pleasure. Said road to pass '
through said land along the western ,
shore of the above mentioned mill i
pond. The third parcel beginning
at a heap of stones In the corner of
L. S. Collins land and being the
northeast corner of the old Jacob
Schenck farm, thence by land form
erly conveyed to A. J. Stryker and
now owned by L. S. Collins, Henry
Lutus and Ebon C. Brown, west
eighty-six and two-tenths rods to a
public road, thence along tho mid
dle of said road south five and one
half 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 cast 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-one 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 tho allot
ment of the Cherry Ridge tract,
thenco by said lot No. 523 and land
of Lewis T. Collins north ono hun
dred and forty-three and one-fourth
rods to the place of beginning; con
taining thlrty-nlno acres and one
hundred and thirty-nine perches be
the same more or less.
Tho 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 Doc. 7,
1883, conveyed to Warren P.
Schenck et al. as administrators of
the estate of Isaac R. Schenck, de
ceased. Tho said Isaac R. Schenck
having died Intestate Jan. 2S, 1S87,
leaving to survlvo him a widow. Re
becca B. Schenck and two children,
V. 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 and 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, Janunry
Term 1911. Judgment, $8,000.
TAKE NOTICB All bids and costs
must be paid on day of sale or deed?
will not be acknowledged.
M. LEE BRAMAN, Sheriff.
Honesdale, Pa., March 24, 1911.
SALE IX 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
Wayno, State of Pennsylvania,
whereof Augustus Wood died
By virtue of an order made In the
cause above stated, I will sell to the
highest bidder, at the
COURT HOUSE, HONESDALE, ON
THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1911,
at 2 o'clock p. in.,
the land aforesaid, described in the
bill of complaint as follows viz:
Being land conveyed by Ernest
Miller and wife to Augustus Wood,
by deed dated February 27, 1S7C,
recorded In the ofilce for recording
deeds In Wayno County, In Deed
Book No. 48, at page 11, and there
in described as follows, viz:
"All that certain piece or parcel
of land, sltuato in Berlin township,
Wayno County, Pennsylvania, bound
ed and described as follows, BE
GINNING at the northeast corner of
tho tract of land in tho warrantee
namo of Nicholas Kramer as con
veyed to Hiram Brannlng 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 tho northeast
corner ot said lot, (a stone corner;)
thenco north two degrees west along
James Ryder's land and other land,
100 rods to a stones corner; thence
south 2 1-2 degrees west 75 5-10
rods to stones corner; thence south
2 degrees east IOC rods to a stones
corner; thence along the east ex
tension line 75 rods to the place of
beginning. CONTAINING 50 acres
moro or less."
Report of sale to he made on Mon
day, April 24, 1911, at 2 o'clock
TERMS OF SALE - CASH.
The purchaser also to pay for tho
deed, as on sale of land by the sher
H. WILSON, Master.
Honesdale, March 27, 1911.
The typical "hayseed" was in town
tho other day, gazing at a sipn board in
front of the numerous motion picture
shows. He looked long and earnestly. In
fact, he remained there gazing intently
for some minutes at the board with its
Bayly decorated literature, which depicted
the struggles of a hero with the rillain
to win the love of a fair one." At last tho
countryman muttered disgustedly to him
tclf and started away. As he pasta crowd
near tho entrance of the show they heard
him growl. That (hero sign says 'Movin'
pictures.' I watched it for fifteen minutes
and the blamed thing never did move,"
The Site of the White House.
Tho site for the president's palace,
ns the first maps name it, was select
ed by President Washington nnd Ma
jor L'Enfant when they laid out the
federal city In-1702. Thoy purposed to
have the president's house nnd the
cnpltol reciprocally close to the long
vista formed by Pennsylvania uremic,
and they also lnld out a parklike con
nection between tho two great build
ings. The plans for the house, select
ed by Washington and Jefferson us
the result of a competition in which
L'Enfant took part, were drawn by
James Iloban, a native of Dublin and
u medal man of the Society of Arts
of that city.
The Music of the Nightingale.
But tho nightingale, another of my
airy creatures, breathes such sweet
loud music out of her little instrumen
tal throat that it might make man
kind to think miracles are not ceased.
Ho that at midnight, when tho rcry
laborer sleeps securely, should hear, ns
I often hare, the clear airs, the sweet
descants, the natural rising and fall
ing, the doubling nnd redoubling of
her rolce, might well bo lifted above
earth and say. Lord, what music hast
thou provided for the saints In heav
en when thou nffordest bad men such
music on earth! Walton's "Tho Com
"Mrs. Browne was very rude to an
orerdressed old woman she met on n
car the other day."
"I know the story. The old woman
turned out to bo Matilda's very rich
mint, and now she's going to give all
her money to a hospital for decrepit
"Nothing of the sort. In fact, it's
worse. The old woman was tho
Browne's new cook, nnd now they
haven't anv." Stray Stories.
"Daddy, what makes your noso so
dreadfully red?" nsked a little boy of
his father one day at dinner.
"Tho east wind, of course!" the
father answered gruffly. "Pass that
decanter and don't talk so much.''
"Yes Tommy." said the boy's moth
er swepfly. "pass your father the cast
wind nix) In- careful not to spill any
on the tablecloth!" -London Mail.
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The man who hurrying up tho stair
way leading to tho elevated railway stat
ion trod on the skirt of the middle-aged
dame who was proceeding more leisurely,
whereupon he indulged himself in n bit of
muffled profanity. "What did you say,
sir?" she demanded. "I was er trying
to make a noise like an apology, ma'am. "
"Thanks," she rejoined with a frosty
smile. "Now will you er kindly make
n noiee like nn ill mannered person falling
down a stairway?" Then the processio
moved on again in silence
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