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THE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8, 1011.
She Makes One Mistake
By MILDRED STEVENS
CoDVrieht br American Press Asso-
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Miss Charity Decker tied a knitted
ipo and drew on thick woolen mlt-
"Darlna!" she called uhrllly, and
eared In the kitchen doorway sho
ccn waiting for ten minutes, and 1
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lnls to keep 'em standing nronnd In
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icles. and. then I lost my handker-
haven't fonnd It again yet Why,
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i be tomorrow"
The girl laughed softly as sho push
d the older woman gently toward
he door. "There, Aunt Charity; If you
top and talk much longer the'horse's
I1I1IS Will I n'l'7.1! fill. 1IIII1 tlllllllllMll IB
von't forget to put the bread In the
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efore I go over to Cousin Sarah's to
he 3 o'clock train tomorrow afternoon
vithout fall there!"
Miss Charity was on the porch by
his time and waving a mlttened hand
o Hannibal Jones, the stage driver.
Til be there In n jiffy, Hannibal. I've
nr in Rnv finmothinc mnrn to Dfl-
Darina laughed merrily as sho
vnvnrl n f,irnrnll in TVflaa P.hnrlfrr'a
iii'iv null lilt: HiiiiNi; nun (:iiit!ii 111111
ocked the door. Miss Charity's de-
age, was an event that had been
alked about for a fortnlcht. ever
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ier over to the Baptist donation party
md to snend one nlcht. She had left
dozen different commands for her
Charity Decker detested agents. She
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ii.jiiltiv hi. iht KMf'iifii I li Mir. ipr sir 'i.
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"They are not so plentiful In snowy
weather," thought Darina as she rolled
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of them will call, but somehow It does
seem as If Little Klver harbored more
canvassers, ana inero is one nowr
Sho popjied a pan of cookies In the
oven ana pusaea ixick uer iair nair
with a floury hand, leaving a dab of
white on the rose of her cheek. She
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dealer squatted on the doorstep. Miss
Charity's admonitions still rang In her
"No no not" said Darina emphati
cally In response to his appealing ges
tures as he displayed his wares. She
closed the door and watched him
shamble down the path. Her heart
leaped with fright as sho saw him
pauso at the gate and make some sort
of mark on the white post with a bit
of red chalk'. Then, with a sly look
over his shoulder at the house, ho went
on his way.
"How dreadful!" thought Darina as
she returned to her baking. "Perhaps
be has marked the house so ho can
return tonight and rob us or perhaps
There was another knock at the door,
and Darina took her cookies out of the
entrance auu peered tnrougu tne cracK
in the door curtain. A man with a
long handled patent mop Impatiently
waited on the doorstep,
Darina opened the door.
'fnfvl mnrrilnn,f RnlH tlift nrroni
courteously. "Are you the lady of the
"Yes," said Darina. "But I do not
wish to buy anything today. Wo have
a mop we bought from you last year."
"Very good, ma'am; you cannot need
nnother one now, and you will never
unless yours is stolen, for, ns I told
you last year, when I sold it to you,
our mop is practically Indestructible
Now. let mo show you tho best clothes
brush you ever saw there, ma'nm
look at that!"
When Darina had Anally added a
firmly voiced "No, no!" to his mono
logue ho gathered up his wares, dis
posed them about his person and with
a bob of his head was gone.
"I bopo ho doesn't; mark the house,"
murmured Darina as sho watched his
hurried departure. But tho brush man
seemed glad to get nway from such
nn unpromising vicinity 'and paused to
look neither to the right nor left as
ho hastened down tho road. Presently
Darina saw him open Cousin Sarah's
green gate and enter tho yard.
She went back to her cookies, and an
hour passed rapidly. JuBt as she had
placed the last panful of crisp dalntlei
on the table nnothpr knock enrae loud
This time tho iigent wan n young
man, tall and good looking, mufUed to
the cars in n thick warm ulster, while
a fur cap that rested 6n bis dark head
was whipped off as Dnrinu opened tho
door. He did not carry a bag nor a
bundle, but Darina did not doubt that
somewhere concealed about his person
was a capacious pocket that would
hold Innumerable samples of something
salable probably subscription books.
"Good morning," ho said pleasantly
and In a very busrfncssllUe manner.
"Is Miss Charity Decker at homo?"
"No." she sold coldly.
' "Au," he said In a disappointed tone.
Then, unbuttoning his coat, bo thrust
a gloved hand into an inner pocket.
"I wonder if you" ho was beginning
when Darina interrupted him coolly.
"We don't wish to buy a dictionary,
His hand dropped to his side, and he
flushed redly. "I beg your pardon"
he was beginning when Darina's voice,
a little shorier this time, brought Are
to his brown eyes.
"Or a history of tho world or' rem
iniscences of anybody," said Darina
"I'm not canvassing for books." he
"Nor a patent mousetrap or a carpet
beater or fancy note paper," continued
Darina recklessly. "We've got a fold
ing sewing table that turns into a
"Do I look as if I had a folding
sewing table concealed about me?" he
demanded scornfully, yet with a smile
back of the glitter in his eyes.
"We've got a bread mixer and a pat
ent washer and a freezer"
"Pray spare mo the Inventory of
your household goods," ho said cut
tingly. "1 may as well tell you as
rapidly as I can that"
"And wo don't want to purchase
any fruit trees or shrubs this year!"
ended Darina breathlessly and rather
frightened nt her own lack of cour
tesy. "All of which Is very interesting,
madam; but, as a matter of fact, Mr.
Joseph Decker of Greenville asked
me to stop here for his sister. Miss
Charity, and drive her over to his
place. There! That's why I'm here!"
lie ejaculated, In a relieved tone.
Darina's floury little hands llw up
to her reddening cheeks. "Oh, I am
so sorry! What have I said?" she fal
tered. "My aunt went to Greenville
by train. Sho left about an hour ago
In tho station stage."
"Then I may ns well drive along,"
ho said, replacing his cap and turning
away, his glance lingering In a trou
bled way on Darina's sweet, tearful
face. "You mustn't disturb yourself
over that. You see, 1 was so slow
about explaining who I was that no
wonder you thought I was a canvass
er of somo sort. I suppose you'-ro both
ered to death with them."
"We are," said Darina fervently, and
in a few words she told him of Aunt
Charity's last admonition and nlso of
litr experience that morning. "I think
the brush man scattered my last atom
of patience," she CKplalned.
"I don't wonder," he consoled her.
"I believe the same feltow called nt
tho parsonage the other day and"
"The parsonage!" echoed Darina.
"Then you must bo Mr. Fleck, the
new minister at Greenville."
"I am," he smiled, baring his head
again. "I believe there is somo sort
of donation party going on for me
tonight, and my sister, who keeps
house for mo, advised me to keep out
of the way. That is how I happened to
call for Miss Decker."
"It was very kind of you, Indeed, nnd
I am ashamed of the reception I gave
you," said Darina. Just ns he was
passing through the gate to enter the
little cutter that awaited him Darina
remembered the red mark on the gate
post. Perhaps Mr. Fleck could reas
sure her as to Us meaning. She recol
lected hearing Miss Charity say that
he had been a missionary.
Instantly sho was in tho gateway
explaining her fears. The minister
looked at the rude charaoter closely,
thought for a moment, and then a
smile broke over his face. "I was
connected with a mission in Syrln for
a year, and I learned something of the
language. This merely says it is the
house of avarice and merchants will
do well to pass It by. It is too bad
that it is not written In plain English
so ull your obnoxious ngents migbt be
Darina watched him drive away
over the sparkling crust of snow, con
scious that her heart had thrilled
strangely at tho clear, compelling
glance of his brown eyes. Sho went
back to her baking quite cured of her
111 humor and humming softly under
The next day when Miss Charity re
turned home nnd had evolved from her
voluminous wrappings Into n very
small thin old lady sho related with
much animation the events of die
"It wns the nicest donation party I
ever went to, Darina, nnd I like that
young minister. Why. the first thing
I'd got there he singled me out and
told mo about coming hero nnd nsked
nil sorts of questions about us. UeVs
coming to call, and I say it's very
kind and attentive, because Little
Klver is out of his parish. They're
going to have a sociable nt the church
next week, and your Undo Joe says
he wnnts us both to com, over for It.
Don't you want to go?" Miss Charity
beamed proudly at her pretty niece,
"Yes, indeed," said Darina demurely,
with a happy light in her bluo eyes.
Miss Charity shot n keen glance at
the girl. "Of course, you'll wear your
rose colored cashmere," sho said care
lessly, "Of course," agreed Darina, blushing.
FOR THE CHILDREN
Bits of Help.
A bit of a smile In the morning bright
Uade glad one iieart till the sweet "Good
A bit of thought on wbat was right
Uade him from a careless, thoughtless boy
A bit of a eons, sung while at work,
Chased many an ache from tee passersby
A bit of a question "Please let me help 7"
Saw a smile, while thero scudded away a
A bit of a lift, so kindly done
And the work was through, with an hour
A bit of advice "1 wouldn't. Jack"
"1 won'tl" came the cheery answer back
How many there are, little folks
That can make by such "help bits" other
Folks true I
Game of Elements.
In the game of earth, air, fire nnd
water the party sits in a circle. One
throws a handkerchief at another and
calls out "Air!" The person whom the
handkerchief bits must call eagle, vu)
ture, lark, sea mew, partridge, wood'
cock, snipe or some other bird belong
ing to the air before tho caller can
count ten, which he does In a loud
voice and as fast as possible, if a
creaturo which does not live in the air
Is named or If the person fails to speak
quick enough a forfeit must be paid.
The person who catches the handker
chief throws it to another In turn and
'calls out "Earth!" The person who la
hit must call out elephant, horse, dog.
cat, mouse, guinea pig, ox or any other
creature which lives upon the earth
in the same space of time aa allowed
Then throw tho handkerchief to an
other nnd call out "Waterl" The one
who catches the handkerchief observes
the same rules as the preceding and
is liable to the same forfeits unless
he calls out Immediately trout, mack
erel, herring, sole or tho name of some
fish that lives In tho water. Any one
who mentions a bird, beast or flsh
twice is likewise liable to a forfeit It
any player calls "Firel" every one
must keep silence, because no crea
ture lives in thnt element.
Ee nnd Chi were two young princes
in an ancient kingdom of China called,
the Lone Bamboo kingdom, for in old
en times China, like Britain, was split
up Into a number of little kingdoms,
which often went to war with one nn
When the king wns about to die. In
stead of commanding that his eldest
son, Ee, should become king be said
that Chi. his third and favorite son.
should rule. Afterward, 'however, Chi
would not consent to be king, for he
said that would be putting himself
above his elder brother, whom he loved
and urged to take the crown. But Ee
replied, "Did not our father command
that you were to be king?" And In or
der to put an end to the discussion he
ran away from home. Thus, says the
historian, Ee disobeyed not his father,
while Chi kept true the relationship
that should exist between brothers
Both felt that brotherly lovo was great
er than a throne. The two princes,
runs tho story, met on the great Sun
mountain and lived together In biding
until their death.
An Ancient Doll.
If you ever go to independence hall
In Philadelphia ask to see the quaint
little doll that is carefully preserved
there. She came over from Paris
dressed In tlie fashion of Louis XVI.
long before these United States were
In existence. She came to bring Into
William Penn's woodland a flavor or
the old world that 'was much sought
after In those days. She served two
purposes first, she was a fashion platt
from which the ladles of those days
eagerly made their dresses; second,
when she had served her purpose in
this way she was given to the children
to play with. Think how well made
she was nnd how carefully she has
been preserved to outlast the wear and
tear of the centuriesl She may well
be called the "oldest inhabitant" of
Mr. Jones met three tramps this
morning. To the first he gave 6 cents,
to tho second 10 cents and to the third
10 cents. What time was it? Do you
all give up? It is easy enough to see
that it wns a quarter to three.
In the days when Dan Rico was at
the height of his fame as a horseback
rider he rode half a score of careering
horses nt once. What time was it
then? Going on ten, of course.
The trick is to repent these sen
tences as rapidly as possible and say
them distinctly at the same time:
When a twister a. twisting would twist
him a twist.
To twist him a twist, he three twists doth
But when one of the twists that be twisted
Then the twists that untwisted untwlstetb
A circle is formed, one standing
blindfolded In the center, with a cane.
The others wnlk around, and when
hey stop he points to one nnd asks
a question. He guesses who it is by
the voice, which may bo disguised, or
bo may imitate an animal, which the
nrnn touched must echo.
FILL THE PANAMA CUT.
4285,613 More Cubio Yards Excavated
Than Were Originally Calculated.
New estimates on tho excavation f
tho Panama canal have been made
public by tho isthmian canal commis
sion. These estimates are materially
higher than those of Jul?, 1010. The
total Increase over the estimates of
that date amounts to 12,783,013 cubic
yards, raising the total estimated ex
cavation for tho entire canal to 105,
823,370 cubic yards.
The chief reason for this increase In
the estimates is found in tho huge
slides in the Culebra cut. These slides
present tho most embarrassing prob
lem with which tho engineers have to
deal. It is stated officially that these
increased estlmntes will not increase
tho estimated cost ns determined in
December, 1008, nor affect tho time of
completion, because tho cost per cubic
yard has decreased and the capacity
per excavating unit has increased as
the work has advanced.
At the same timo it is apparent that
tho task of having to excavnto this
onormous mass of material delays tho
time of completion of tho canal beyond
tho tlmo when, It otherwise would be
finished. Tho statement that the in
creased excavation will not delay com
pletion merely means that in making
the original estimates for finishing the
canal in the year 1015 ample allowance
wns made for Just such hindrances as
the present one.
By reason of the slides in the Culebra
cut about 5,000,000' cubic yards havo
been added to the estimates. At that,
tho slides in this region of the canal
are said to bo in more satisfactory con
dition than in any September since
1007. One slide at Emplro contains
about 300,000 yards of material. The
exact amount cannot bo ascertained
owing to tho fact that tho depth of the
moving mass is unknown. This slldo
Is unique in that a steop side of the
bank, a ridge of earth, moved toward
the prism of the canal from the back
and both sides at apparently one time.
One of tho interesting phases of tho
work of construction relates to the
enormous quantities of dynamite re
quired. It Is estimated that about 15,
000,000 pounds of dynamite remain to
be unloaded before tho canal is com
pleted. To promote safety n new dock
for the unloading of dynamite Is being
established on the Atlantic side some
distance from Colon and Cristobal. It
Is feared that if unloading is continued
at the present docks shipping In Colon
harbor and the localities of Colon and
Cristobal might be damaged. No ex
plosion has occurred, however, since tho
first shipment arrived seven- years ago.
Secret societies are so ancient that
their origin is lost in tho mists of the
past. They existed, in Egypt, Persia,
India, at the earliest times with
which history or legend gives us any
insight. It seems to bo natural for
men to organize such societies for both
good and evil purposes. Nearly all tho
ancient religions were of a two faced
character, popular and secret, or, as
they are called, "esoteric" and "ex
oteric," the first for the few, tho in
itiated, tho second for the rank and
file. Tho philosophers would teach one
thing to the masses of the people and
another to the select few who made up
the "Inner circle." Cicero tells us that
the wise men of Rome and Greece be
lieved quite differently from the com
mon run of Greeks and Romans.
A Good Listener.
Alfred Henry Lewis, the author, wns
walking up Pennsylvania avenue one
day when ho met Louis Brownlow, the
"Louis," said Lewis solemnly, "listen
to me for three hours."
"Why, what's the matter?" asked
"Why," said Lewis indignantly, "I've
been in this town all day, and every
body else has been doing the talking.
I do love my little conversation!"
Brownlow went to luncheon with
him nnd, after doing a sprint in long
distance listening, pulled out his watch
with the remark; "Lewis, I'vo listen
ed to you for three hours and nlno
minutes. Goodby." New York Trib
une. The Genuine Article,
"I don't know about this picture,
Bobby," said tho visitor as ho ran
over specimens of tho youngster's
camera work: "I am afraid a dog
With a propeller instead of a tail is
something of a fake."
"That ain't a propeller," said Bobby.
"That's his tall, ne kept waggln' it
whllo his picture was being tookened."
"When ordering champagne some
people nro not satisfied with tho pop
of tho cork."
"No; they think tho waiter ought to
also sound a gong." Kansas City Jour
nal. Women and Youth.
She A woman, you know, is ns
young ns she looks, no Yes, but un
fortunately she Isn't always as young
as sho thinks sho looks. Exchange.
Major Mull The doctor says ho
thinks I am suffering from brain fag.
Miss Cynic Rather n flatterer, Isn't
ho? London Opinion.
It is manly to lovo one's country; It
is godlike to love the world. J. W.
Some Girts I Know.
Ann talks of culture, long and deep.
Though Ann, Indeed, Is not magnetla
She talks until I fall asleep,
A sort of gentle Ann esthetic.
Of fair Louise I sing, for she's
A dream In bathing suit of blue.
Sho seemed today a mermaid gay,
And thus I met my water Lou.
There's Anna; she was quite morose.
To melancholia she seemed fated.
She married. Now she's quite jocose.
The wedding made her Anna mated.
Sweet Alice causes me to sigh.
She molts my heart that's far from cal
lous. Light of my life, she's really my
Most bright aurora borealls.
AVOID HARSH DRUGS.
Many Cathartics Tend to Cause Injury
to tho Bowels,
If you are subject to constipation,
yo'u should avoid strong drugs and
cathartics. They only give temporary
relief and their reactlou is harmful nnd
sometimes more annoying than consti
pation. They in no way effect n cure
nnd their tendency Is to weaken the
already weak organs with which they
come in contact.
We honestly believe that we have
the best constipation treatment ever
devised. Our faith in it is so strong
thnt we sell It on the positive guaran
tee that it shall not cost the user a
cent if it does not give entire satisfac
tion nnd completely remedy constipa
tion. This preparation is called Rexall
Orderlies. These are prompt, soothing,
and most effective In action. They are
made of, a recent chemical discovery.
Their principal ingredient is odorless,
tasteless, and colorless. Combined with
other well-known Ingredients, long es
tablished for their usefulness in the
treatment of constipation, It forms a
tablet which is eaten Just like candy.
They may be taken at any time, cither
day or night, without fear of their
causing any Inconvenience whatever.
They do not gripe, purge, nor cause
nausea. They act without causing any
pain or excessive looseness of the
bowels. They are ideal for children,
weak, delicate persons, and nged peo
ple, as well as for the most hearty
They come in three size packages.
12 tablets, 10 cents; 30 tablets.
25 cents; 80 tablets, 50 cents. He
member, you can obtain them only
at our store Tho Rexall Store.
A. M. LEINE
HPHANS' COURT SALE.
By virtue of an order of Orphans'
Court of Wayne county, made the
14th day of October, 1911, I will sell
at public auction, to the highest bid
der, on the premises at Equlnunk,
Wayne county, Pennsylvania, on
FRIDAY, NOV. 10, 1011, 3 P. M.,
the real estate belonging to tho es
tate of Reuben W. Redmond, late of
the Township of Buckingham, coun
ty of Wayne and State of Pennsyl
vania. All the following described piece
or parcel of land situated, lying and
being in the township of Bucking
ham, county of Wayne and Common
wealth of Pennsylvania, bounded and
described as follows, to wit: Be
ginning at an iron pin in the center
of the road leading up and down
Equlnunk creek opposite a maple a
corner of land now occupied by John
L. Snyder; thence north sixty-three
and one-half degrees west fifty per
ches to a heap of stones; thence
north twenty-six and one-half de
grees east, thirty-four and seven
tenths perches to a heap of stones;
thence south sixty degrees and flfty
flve minutes east sixty-five and two
tenths perches to an iron pin in the
center of the said road; thence south
forty-two degrees west twenty-six
perches to a post; thence south thir
ty and one-half degrees west four
perches to a post a corner of said
Snyder's land; thence along the line
of the same south forty-one and one
half degrees west four perches to a
post corner another corner of said
Snyder's land; thence along the line
of the same eight perches to the
place of beginning. Containing
fourteen acres and four perches of
land, he the same more or less.
Bearings drawn to county meridian
surveyed 3rd of April, 1894. Re
serving, however, to Fred R. Hol
bert, his. heirs and assigns a Tight
of way across the said land from the
public highway aforesaid at or- near
the White school house to other
lands of the said Fred R. Holbert as
the same is now used. See Deed
Book No. 62, page 130. The above
bounded premises "Was conveyed to
H. Kate Sheldon by Fred R. Hol
bort and Minnie E. Holbert his wife
by deed dated th'e 12th day of July
A. D. 1894.
Reserving to the use of Delamah
Redmond, widow of Reuben W. Red
mond, the use of four small rooms
in the dwelling ihouse during the re
mainder of her life.
Upon the said premises is a frame
dwelling house, barn and other out
Terms of Sale, cash. Purchaser to
pay three dollars for deed as in
John Tompkins, Executor.
M. E. Simons, Attorney.
D. & H. CO. TlflE TABLE
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NOTICE PUBLIC SALE OF PER
There will be a public sale of eight
maple logs on Saturday, the eigh
teenth day of November, 1911, at
two o'clock p. m., at the Wlnwood
station of the New York, Ontario and
Western Railway Company, at Win
wood, Wayne county, Pennsylvania,
by the New York, Ontario and West
ern Railway Company for freight
charges demanded and unpaid, costs
of sale and advertising, the said logs
being on hand, and being consigned
by Cox and Son Co. to Daniel Le
Barr, the same having been forward
ed from Brldgeton, N. J., to Win
New York, Ontario nnd Western
Railway Company, By JAMES X.
BURR, Attorney. 85t6
TN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS
1 OF WAYNE COUNTY.
Lillian M. Connors v. Geo. A. Connors.
No.,49 Jan. Term, 1011. Libel in Divoroe
To GEORGE A. CONNORS : You are here
by required to appear In the said Court on
the third Monday In January next, to ans
wer the complalntexhlbltcd to the judge of
snld court by Lillian M. Connors, your wife,
in the cause above stated, or In default there
of a tlecree ot divorce as prayed for In said
complaint may be made against you In 'your
absence. M. LICK BRAMAN, Sheriff.
Searle A Salmon, Attorneys.
Honesdale. Oct. 26. 1911, 85w4
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