The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, October 25, 1911, Image 3
COSTOMI rrCi BANNER FOOTBALL SEASON IS PREDICTED ENEVIEVE5 I KNOW Iso thqrjAMIES HELEN HELP rEm mom Invrlffht, Underwood & Underwood. N. HE ragged, Jagged coast of Ko rea, which has been a terror to mariners for centuries and whoso wolftoothed rocks have bitten through the cockleshell Ills of Chinese junks, the stout tlm- rs of full rigged sailing ships from Iropenn ports and the sheet metal of lidern steamers with equal ease and lewed an unlighted and desolate are line with wreckage, will blaze night with warning lamps to save Ipper from catastrophe and display day floating buoys to mark the annels and tho danger points where wrong course means disaster. loads will beft the hinterland and panese schools, from whose history lirse all mention of tho American Solution and other successful wars (independence will be eliminated lest Korean school boys should dovelop triotlam instead of learning submls- In, will dot the country. A modern ptem of credit and currency will fa- Iltato tho transaction of business Iere the copper "cash" that was for rly used was so bulky that a ship- la of it was required when tho Jap- aso paid for a timber tract in north Irea before tho annexation. ., Mines in which aro stored great lues will bo worked by modern ma- Inery with Japanese, Americans and Iglishmen as "operators" and Jap- eso and Koreans as tho men behind j) picks. Railroads broad gauged and bk ballasted like American trunk lea, over which will be driven Amer- In mado locomotives drawing Amer- In made coaches, will Increase their Ileago- between the ancient walled y of Korea through sections in tich the tiger, tho leopard and the pbant aro now hunted. Urban and entually lnterurban electric lines pi become an Important factor In Importation. Corea will be "reformed" just as the paneso have Insisted It will. When reformation Is complete It will no fcer be Korea, but a province of Ian used as an outlet for congested pulatlon and as a "buffer state" on Asian mainland and as the site naval base that will command the (low sea and threaten China. Some Queer Customs. Corean women of the classes that unattended and unveiled wear a Ken, white trimmed wrap called a liangot" thrown over their heads, ith the sleeves hanging down over fclr shoulders. The "changot" Is lid about the face In such a manner lit only the eyes of the woman are bn, and they are visible only when are in front of her, It prevents wearer from seeing anything that Iproacbes from behind. When the Japanese rickshaw boy I Id engaged upon arriving in Seoul over a Korean woman and did not lor to stop and apologize till a brean mob filled the street and bcked tho way I realized the atti- lo of the conqueror. I discharged boy, dusted the weeping woman's Irments, mopped the blood from her be with a handkerchief, apologized the mob In a dumb show and hired Korean ,boy. Contrasts between the customs of brea and those of other countries striking everywhere. For in- knee, in most countries snakes are bre or less feared by everyone and S3-. - v:y are never liked about the house. They aro certainly unpopular with persons who are habitual and intemperate users of alcoholic beverages. In Korea snakes live about the eaves of natlvo houses and aro not feared or disliked. Tho native legend about their intro duction into tho country is that a cer tain prince who was a drunkard or dered a shipload of them from India to be broucht to the naliipn in drlvn away the evil spirits of drink that possessed him. In other words, to cure delirium tremens. In most countries the horse is con sidered a better mount than the donkey. Not so in Korea. Here tho meek and slow moving ass is regard ed as the mount for a gentleman, and especially tho man of fashion. In other countries progress is highly re garded, but the tortoise is tho emblem of a' dignified and desirable conserva tion in "Tho Land of the Morning Calm," where the evening was equally calm and the middle of the day more bo when the Koreans ruled the coun try. Street signs aro relied upon In the cities of other countries, and nowhere are they more used than in China, which formerly exercised a 6hadowy suzeranity over Korea and was hct neighbor. But in Seoul they were not used at all before the Japanese came. In almost all other countries women are fond of going shopping and mer chants strive to please them and to sell them something lust nn ennd it they haven't the article asked for. Mow bnopplng Is Regarded. In Korea It is otherwise. The women regard shopping as a neces sary evil, and the merchants keep their goods In closets Instead of on counters and shelves and In show cases. The merchant does not hustle for trade or argue for a sale. If the customer asks for something she is likely to bo shown what the merchant has and told that he has nothing like what she wants. Tho shopkeeper is a fair emulator of the highly-respected tortoise that was the national emblem of conservation during the halcyon dayp of tho Hermit Kingdom when no diplomatic or trade relations were sustained with foreign countries. In most countries retailing liquors It not regarded as a suitable nvenue of activity for an aristocratic woman Whoso fortune has rUvinHini t Korea a iadv In dlRtmna mnv 'a saloon without fear of any social stigma resting upon her. And a bar Is the only kind of shop she may keep with impunlty.v Her maid acts as barmaid, but the. saloon is given space In the residence without Injuring tho tone of the establishment. A woman of social distinction may make shoes provided she makes such as the com mon people wear. To make shoes for her own class would remove her from that class. Of tho Hermit Kingdom, which was unknown such a Ehort iimo ago, only a very small portion of the outsido world had a glimpse before the Jap anese began transforming a country In which breech loading cannon were cast centurieB before gunpowder was known in Europe and which fought naval battles with Ironclads more than three centuries before the "Yankee Cheesebox" eclipsed the glory of the Slcrriraac at Hampton Roads. . The Genevieve Who Took a Boy to Raise Genevlevo was a charming woman. She was, in fact, a charming widow, and that Is very important indeed. James was as nice a young man as ever executed a clean shavo with a safety razor or fretted about tho way his trousers wero pressed. Though, for the matter of that, James was no ladles man either, and not more in Iovo with himself than a young man has a right to be. Genevlevo was not only charming; sho was also several years old. Not an impolite number of course; but moro Junes had slipped by her than had cast their roses upon tho head of James. She had just about enough money to take lovely caro of herself; but sho also had to tako lovely caro of her daughter, who fulfilled to tho letter that old, but truo saying used by tho wlso Latin people about "Mater pulchra, Alia pulchrlor," which, being translated, means that mamma used to be as good looking as daughter is now. Daughter was sixteen and in a boarding school. James met Genevieve at a dinner, where sho was looking lovely, and whero ho was so happy as to take her In. Sho was lovely. Her hair was very soft and almost a truo corn yel low, and that shade of hair is the easiest thing in the world to keep from turning gray. All a wlso woman needs is per well, never mind what. All sho needs is to take it In 'time, and it will never fade at all. Genevieve's hair was not at all arti flclal; and her eyes wero as bluo as could bo and had a natural baby-stare that many younger women would have given all their beautiful switches to own. Young Jennie was taller by two Inches and her hair was smooth and black and shining. But sho was at school. James fell head over heels in love with Genevieve. Ho was wonderfjilly good to look at himself, being an athlete and carrying himself with a swing and a swagger to his shoulders that spoko of pure, physical arrogance. "She Let Him Gather Her to His Heart". His disposition was not arrogant, but very kind, and so gentle that a lady might lead him. And sho did. Genevlevo looked at James and thought to herself, "He is a most in convenient age just too young for me and just too pld for Jennie. I suppose I had better not have him about." But sho was not consulte;d because James came calling the very next af ternoon in his touring car. And he en tered with diffidence in his manner and worship in his big, black eyes. Genevlevo saw the diffidence and reso lutely declined to see tho worship. James said,, "Do come out for a drive and find out how tho spring feels. I am sure you are pale for tho need of fresh air." And Genevlevo said, "I am always pale, but it is very kind of you, and I shall be charmed." So she and James motored all that afternoon and James had never had Buch a good time in all his life. He had little experience with women, this nice James. James came around tho next after noon, and then the next. Tho third, time Genevieve was not at homo. Sho was, In fact, holding a serious conver sation with herself. She was saying that JaraeB was much too young for her. Of course, anybody knows what that leads to. She could make him happier than any mere girl sho knew men, and an unhappy marrlago would cause her to appreciate a happy mar riage. When she doubted about Young James as to how this would bo after a while for him "Ha wants mo just mo," sho whispered to her doubts nnd' crushed them out of sight. Though Bhe knew perfectly well tho look that would come Into the faces of her friends when James was kidnaped. But Bhe would not think of that, be cause Genevlevo was doing that thing for which people always laugh so at b. woman sho was falling headlong in lovo with a man her junior twelve years, to be exact. And when sho was fifty which would not bo for a long, long time, sho told herself her hus band would be just thirty-eight. James spoko near tho end of a sum mer of outdoor recreation which had mado him neglect his business and re duced hor wardrobe to one evening frock and a house dress or two. And when ho did speak, she put her two llttlo hands-into his and let him gath er her right to that throbbing young heart of his. Genevieve felt guilty about not hav ing Jennie to tho wedding, which took placo In October. But Jennio had vis ited friends In tho west all vacation, and had lost a week of tho opening, so sho was working very hard, her tcach ier said. So Genevieve just wrote and told her; and Jennio was a little hurt and felt that mamma had acted rather rashly without consulting her, and wroto and told her so. Jennie was a capable young woman. James was very happy at the time. Even when sho took her hair down, Genevieve was still charming, and that is a test which no woman past thirty likes to meet, unless her husband is a perfectly well-trained husband, and used to her anyway. About Christmas Jennio came homo for tho holidays. Jennio was now seventeen; and when sho was intro duced to her stepfather, her new step father nearly had a fit. Sho was as tall as he, and looked old enough to be married herself. When this happens in stories, it is only up to the point of tho young man being engaged to tho mother of the grownup daughter. Then his father, who has known the' mother in his youth, always comes along and rescues his boy at the cost of an Illusion or two. But James was not in the rescu able stage. Ho was married. That Christmas a college friend of Genevlevo came to call on her; and he was stout and bald and had a tall son with him who was in business with his father. Of course, father had married very young. Then Genevieve had a letter from a girl friend of her youth. "Dear Genevieve," wroto Kate, "I am to be In your city soon and 'would so love to see you in your home." Of course Kato was Invited to see Genevieve in her home. Kato was a bit older than Genevieve, to begin with, and she weighed two hundred. James, in his anguish of soul, groaned that sho was a hundred and weighed three. But one must mako allow ances. Kato was introduced to James, and sho looked down at him he was 'so ridiculously young anyway and then sho said, "Why, Genevieve, what a nice boy he is! Just about my Wll yum's ago" though, goodness knows, Wilyum was five years younger. And then she said, "I am Just going to give him a kiss for Wilyum's sake." And she did. But James and Genevieve wero mar ried. And after a while Jennio had a dear llttlo sister; and she was very vexed about it. Now, in this household there are two young people, an old person and a baby. But somehow they are not mated properly. James does not fall In love with Jennie. He is a nico man, and he is sick of falling in love any way. And Jennie does not become the victim of a secret passion for her step-papa; because Jennio is a nice girl, and, besides, as things stand, falling in lovo looks a mighty poor business to Jennie. But to say that they do not feel the incongruity of their positions would be a dreadful story. However, any Incongruity that those two young things feel is a Joke, the merest piffle and persiflage to what Genevlevo feels. And the other day, when sho was out walking with her oldest daughter and her youngest daughter, both of whom aro beautiful, they met a gay party of ladies, one of whom exclaim ed in an audible voice, "Tho llttlo girl looks far moro like her grandmother than her mother, doesn't she?" (Copyright, by Associated Literary Press.) Invited to a Shakedown. Beddlngford is a good man not to invito to take luncheon with you these days. This is the reason as he tells it himself: "I was just putting on my hat and coat to go out to my midday milk nnd crackers banquet when Helm camo along and said; " 'Come and lunch with me. I know a swell place not far from here.' "I accepted, wondering at the same time what had come over Helm, for he Is known as tho office 'tightwad,' It was a swell little place and we did get n good lunch, and when the checks camo Holm took them both and then said to tho waiter: 'Bring us somo dice. "I wondered what the dice wero for, but ,when they arrived Holm said: " 'Now, I'll tell what we'll do. We'll shake to see who pays the bill.'" McDevItt, Right Tackle on Yale Team. The 1911 football season will bo one of tho most Important in the history of the gridiron game. Fully 1,000 impor tant games will be played throughout the country, and the game played un der the new rules, which make for open play, promises to enjoy its un usual popularity. Three moro of the big eastern colleges are trying the graduate coaching system this year Yale, Princeton and Syracuse. One of the big features o fthe sea Bon will be the meeting of Harvard and Princeton at Princeton, on Novem- MAKE-UP OF MICHIGAN TEAM Rather Peculiar Because of Fact That Most of Stars Hall From One of Three Cities. The make-up of tho first team that Coach Yost of Michigan has been lin ing up is peculiar because of the fact that tho men for the most part hail from one of three towns. Ann Arbor contributes three. Cap tain Conklin, Bogle and Allmendlnger, all linemen. Detroit furnishes live, of whom four were on the central high team together, white the iitth was playing for D. U. S. They are Garrels, Craig, Patterson nnd Torbet from Central and Pontius from the Elmwood school. Saginaw sends two of the other three men, Carpell and Thomson, who played on the same team in tho northern town. The eleventh and most famous play er on the team, by virtue of rils hav ing won a place on Camp's All-Amerl-can team, Stan Wells, halls from Ohio, and from a town that was only known to its Inhabitants until Wells mode the two forward passes that Frank Plcard, took the ball down to the three-yard line in tho Minnesota game, and then mado tho remaining three yards on two bucks through the left side of the Minnesota line. Aram tho players to occupy a prom inent position on the second team 1b Frank Picard of Saginaw, of last 'oar's reserves. Weather Now Interferes. Football has so degenerated that it b coming to bo looked upon as unus aal when teams, practice in spite oi iiln. It used to be that they gloried that sort of weather. ber 4. They last met 14 years agd when tho Tigers lowered the CrimBon colors. Harvard, too, will play the Carllslo Indians at Cambridge this year. Vail Returns to Badgers. Rowing Coach Harry Vail assert ed the other day he would not return to Harvard. He said ho had accepted tho proposition of tho University ot Wisconsin, and will tako up his du ties as head coach at the Wisconsin Institution. STORY OF A BASEBALL CYNIC Once Famous Pitcher Couldn't Be In duced to Sell Milk to One of New Generation. Young Warhop, tho pitching sensa tion of the year In the Amorican league, can now and then be coaxed into telling stories, says a writer in tho Cincinnati Times-Star. One was of an early adventure, when he had reached the stage of worship for suc cessful practitioners of tho noble art of baseball, without having attained to any notable eminence himself. "One of my early heroes," said he, "was an old pitcher. Ho had been a lead ing figure in the game in the days of its development. Then he became an umpire, but a somewhat hasty temper kept him from complete success. Ho finally quit tho gnmo definitely, under a rain of pop bottles, and only now and then could be persuaded to talk of tho old tricks ho had onco used with effect. In order to live he had opened a dairy. Every morning ho drove about the streets and delivered milk. "I rode with him ono day. We camo to a new house and the freshly laun dered curtains In the window told that tho owner had Just moved In. The old pitcher, on the alert for a possible now customer, knocked at tho door. A good looking young woman respond ed to his knock, he stated his errand, and she thanked him for his cour tesy. " 'This is our first day in our new home,' said she, 'and I have been won dering where I could get good milk. I'll take two bottles now.' "The old pitcher gave her two bot tles, and as he truned to go sho said: 'Why, aren't you Mr. Juggins, who used to bo the famous pitcher?' "The old man said he was. very sourly. His blood used to curdle when ball playing was referred to. He wanted to know why she referred to his past. "'Oh,' said she, 'didn't you know? Why, my husband is a professional ball player' himself.' "'GImrao back that milk,' said Jug gins. 'Giddap.' " Would Bite Once. Josh Devore of tho New York Giants says he will try anything once. In Pittsburgh the Giants bean at tho Hotel Schenley, a tavern of con siderable class. Devore, Matty, W11-' son nnd Wlltso wero putting the fin ishing touches to dinner there ono evening on the last trip when Matty, after perusing the bill of fare to see if anything had escaped him. re marked: "Josh, tho cuisine here Is great, don't you think so?" ' "You can search me." replied Josh. "I never tried it Walter, bring mo some cuisine with my "ice cream ano coffee," Picks American Tennis Team. The make up of tho American lawn tennis team that will visit Australia, this winter in quest of the Davis cup, was announced the other day. The se lections aro: William A. Larned, the national champion; Maurice E. Mc laughlin, tho winner of the All-Comers tournament at Newport, and Deals C. WrlRht, the runner-up to McLaughlin.