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THE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1912.
Siic Effected a Result by
a Stroke of Genius
By F. A. Alitchel
Knto Traccy ns a Sf lo nirl was nn
Incorrigible tomboy. Slit1 climbed trcos,
rode tlie horses to water (straddle) and
would hnvo played baseball If she could
liavo found enough girls similarly
minded to innkc up the necessary
teams. Furthermore, she was care
less, scatter brained and generally rep
rehensible. Neither lior father nor her
mother could do anything with her.
Scoldings bad no effect. Punishment
Bho laughed at, UYorring that she ou
Joyed It. Altogether Kate was by 110
means a model girl unless n model of
all that a dutiful child should not bo.
Nevertheless her parents ndorod hor.
If sho left her room in disorder to go
out to the barn to piny bide and seek
with the boys they tisod to treat her
ns ono of their own number her moth
er, if tho housemaid was otherwise on
gaged, would put things to rlfhts,
moaning that sho was obliged to do so,
but unablo to provide against her
daughter's doing tho same thing again.
Her father would endeavor to show
her how selfish was this conduct nnd
how it troublod hor mother, but scorn
ed unable to impreas her with a sons
of her fault, or, If he did, it was of no
avail, for her only reply -was, "I forgot
It." No matUr how severely he scold
ed her, within a fow minutes after ho
had finished she would be In his lap
with her arms around his neck, appar
ently forgetful of her offense.
Kate never "talked back" to her par
ents except under one condition. Situ
had a pet dog, which sho loved better
than all the world beside. If any ono.
even her father or mother, punished
tho dog for 11 misdemeanor Kate would
rebel. Then there would bo trouble in
tho family sure enough, for if thero is
ono thing a parent knows that he
should not slur over it is rebellion on
the part of his child. Whon the dog
was suffered to go In peace Kate -would
beg pardon according to tho formula
laid down for her, but there would bq
no evidence of repentance in her words.
One of Kate's peculiarities when she
was passing from childhood to woman
hood was a fascination for the fire de
partment. The moment she would hear
the first tap of tho signal bell she would
listen, counting tho strokes, and when
they were finished, without referring
to the book of districts, sho could locate
tho fire. Not far from her home was a
hook and ladder house. Tho first time
her father knew of her fire proclivities
ho was coming homo ono evening while
an alarm was being struck. The hook
and ladder couveyanco was coming
down tho street, tho horses galloping,
the gong clanging, dogs barking, and
what was the father's astonishment to
see his little daughter running beside
the truck. A man standing on the foot
board reached down, swung her up
beside him, and tho wholo passed out
Tho scolding Kate received that
evening was more impressive than any
before delivered. Nevertheless at tho
next alarm tho action was repeated,
and it soon becamo a regular thing to
see her mounted on the ladders, held
there by n fireman, whenover tho equip
ment was hurried to a fire. She was
made an honorary member of the com
pany, and whon sho reached an ago
when such action could no longer be
tolerated they presented hor with a
gold badge. But sho never got over
her penchant for going to Area and at
on alarm even at tho dead of night
would put her head out of the window
to discover the location of the burning
Every one was curious as to what
sort of person Kate would turn out
when sho came to tho ago of discretion.
In oue respect, and one respect only,
there was a great change. Whenever
sho troubled her parents she was very
much troubled herself. Though sho
continued to worry them by her antics,
sho was always truly repentant Her
father finally came to believe that she
couldn't help it and endured it Her
mother believed sho could help It, con
tinued to mourn her daughter's per
vcrseneas and waited upon her and
obeyed her as though sho were her
maid instead of her parent.
Knto had always been a favorite with
boys and whvn grown drow young men
to her as lovers. When lectured upon
tho subject sho averred aho couldn't
help it; tho fault was not here, but the
men'B. No ono believed her except
her father, but whothcr ho understood
her better than other persons or wbeth
r sho was capablo of innking him be
lieve white was black, nnd vice versa,
nobody knows. Ho was certainly not
un unbiased Judge.
Bo this as it may, every now nnd
again some young fellow would make
Kate's acquaintance, suddenly becomo
very attentive and after nwhllo drop
out nnd sho been a beauty or rich
those about her could hnvo understood
what was tho attraction; but, since sbo
was plain and without fortune, no ono
could givo a reason for it Bho was
not a girl to permit familiarities, so
that this could not bo taken into ac
count The truth Is Kate Traccy was n child
of nature not governed, as other peo
ple are, by such precepts na nro laid
down In well regulated households, but
subject to her own whims. Tho world
loves novelty. In Koto tho young men
(Uncovered novelty enough for n dozen
girls. They found waywardness, un
consciousness of her own peculiarities
and innocence. Compared with other
girls she was like n glittering gam to
a lump of coal. All that glitters may
not be gold, but boast bird nnd man
kind from tlimi Immemorial Iihtu been
attracted by Hint which shlneu rather
thnn that which Is somber.
Kate turned off suitors In droves
without even incurring tho slightest
blame from any of them. Sho was
obliged to Inflict some grievous
wounds, but always managed to apply
n balm that averted a chnnjro from
love to hate. However, the day ar
rived when two lovers camo down
upon her fit tho samo time, and she
was norcly puxzled.
JnmcH Tlsdalo and Ernest Brown
were the two young men simultane
ously struck by Kate Tracey's charms.
Since she wanted neither of them it
was not possible for her to docido be
tween them. Unfortunately Bho did
not know of the rivalry and bitter an
imosity that had sprung up betwoon
them. One evening she was struck
with astonishment upon receiving an
anonymous note informing her that
the rivals were intending to fight for
her in nn oponlng in a wood bosldc tho
rlTcr, a necluded spot nbout a mile
from tho town, at 5 o'clock In tho
This was a stumper for Kato. Tho
Idea of bloodshed occurring on ber ac
count appalled her. Her first lmuulso
was to tell her fathor, but he bad
warned her time and again aralnit bo
lnjr drawn Into complications with men
who wished to marry her, and xho
dreaded lest bo should blame her. Sho
fretted till late at night before coming
to any declnlon, then struck a plan
that reflected her own peculiar genius.
Sallying forth, she went to the build
ing of the hook and laddor company.
The mon were sitting around la arm
chairs, but when they saw their fem
inine honorary member enter each and
every man rose and saluted- Kato
nodded to them and went straight on
to the office of their captain.
After half an hour's conference Kato
emerged from the hook and laddor
house attended by the commander,
who insisted on icolng her heme, no
left ber at her door and returood to
tho engine house, whllo Kato went to
At 4 o'clock sho aroo, dreeeod her
self, crept softly downstairs and went
out into the street No one was about
at that early hour, nil being stowed
away in bed, but at the corner sho
found the captain of tho firo depart
ment with a carriage and several of
his men with a Are engine. Kate en
tered the carriago with tho captain,
and, followed by tho fire engine, tlicy
were driven out of town.
Just before 5 o'clock it was coming
daylight tho dueling parties were on
the ground making preparations for the
encounter. An attempt was made by
the seconds to effect a reconciliation,
stating that the affair would appenr at
least ridiculous and might result in a
tragedy. But a man will make a guy
of himself about a woman, especially
when he has a rival, quicker and more
obstinately than for any othor cause,
and neither of the principals would
The ground was paced, the positions
marked and the men placed upon them.
But Just as a signal to fire was to be
given one of the seconds called a halt.
The rising sun was shining in his prin
cipal's eyes. A new arrangement was
made, and the contestants wcro placed
Tho delay proved fortunate.
Just ns they were about to receive
the signal to fire a carriago drovo up,
followed by a flro engine. Kate Traccy
and the captain of the hook and ladder
company Jumped out of the carriage,
nnd nt an order from the latter the en
gine began to play a stream of water
on the duelists. In a few seconds they
were drenched, nnd, since the water
was not overwarm, they shivered. But
tho firemen played on till Kato called
"Shake hands," she said.
Neither of the principals would.
They seemed chiefly concerned about
the ridiculous figure they cut Every
ono on the ground except themielves
was laughing. Kate told the firemen
to continue the douche for awhile, then
renewed the order to shake hands. But
another wetting was necessary before
they would obey. Then, upon the as
surance of all concerned that the af
fair should proceed no further, Kato
and her attendant returned to the car
riage and, followed by tho firemen,
drove back to town.
Though Kate had pledged all the fire
men not to divulge tho nffalr, it was
too good for the seconds to keep. It
got into the newspapers, nnd the first
knowledge of it that Mr. and Mrs.
Traccy received was through this
"What shall wo do with her J" ex
claimed tho father in perplexity.
"Oh, heavens! I don't know unless
wo shut her up in a lunatic asylum,"
replied the mother.
But tho Idea of shutting the young
lady In an nsylum was not to be con
sidered, her father averring that ns
chief lunatic she would assume a lead
ership of her fellow prisoners and tako
command of the Institution. But ho
agreed that since thero was nothing
positively bad In his daughter's make
up. It would be better to "give hor her
head" und let her set her own pace.
However, soon after tho crowning
eplsodo of her single life, in which Miss
Kato extinguished a rivalry for her
hand with cold water, sho fell deeply
in love with and was married to a
young man who is a model of sobriety
and steadiness, no has beard about
his wife's escapades before hor mar
riage nnd can't exactly understand
them. lie says ho doesn't see what all
tho fuss and worry were nbout lie
doesn't see anything tho matter with
DAMES AND DAUGHTERS.
Mrs. Klmer Nutting of Cambridge.
Mass.. is snld to have the largest col
lection of poHtcnrdH In tho world. It
number more thnn ao.000 specimens.
Mrs. Chniig. widow of a Chinese offi
cial, W tin editor In chief of tho Peking
woman'- paper, which Is devoted en
tirely to subjects interesting to her sex.
Mme. dc Housard. a heroine who
nursed BrlUsh soldiers with Klorcnce
Nlithtlnealo in tho Crimean war, is
now. at the age of eighty-four, living in
nn obscure qunrtcr of Cairo, Egypt, In
sickness nnd want It is sold.
Tho Duches3 of Frfc. who recently
attained her twenty-first birthday. Is
owner of ono of tho largest estates in
north Britain, comprising nearly 200,-
000 acres of cultivated land, mountain.
moor and forest. She inherited tho
vast estates and groat riches of her
father. Tho duchess is fond of out
Mrs. Lydin It. Kompcr, n sccntlst of
note, has received unusual recognition
in Germany, tho emperor having re
cently conferred on her tho title of
"profossor." Though born in Russia,
she has lived practically all of her life
In tho United States and has occupied
a chair nt the University of Pennsyl
vania. Mr. Kemper is now In Berlin
pursuing scientific investigations.
Danny Murphy, captain of the Ath
letics, owing to tho injury to his leg
probably never will be able to play
baseball again, but he will retain his
connection with the Athletics in tho
capacity of a scout
First Baseman Myers of the Spokane
club of the Northwestern league has
established a new league base stealing
record, stealing 118 bases. The former
record of 10.r bases was held by Zim
merman of the Chicago Nationals.
Ted Meredith, tho champion runner,
will not 1h on tho Pennsylvania fresh
man football team this season. Mere
dith wanted to play, but after writing
to Trainer Mike Murphy ho learned
that he would take on flesh if he play
ed football and this might interfero
with his running.
Scientists are still trying to produce
life artificially while moralists are la
menting that life is too nrtificial.
Brooklyn Standard Union.
All tho country has spent on its
schools does not appear to have gone
far toward educating the hazing prac
tice out of bWng. Denver Republican.
Onco more the time honored question
arises, this time in Paris: What sort
of a man understands women? The
man who never boasts about it De
troit Free Press.
A speaker nt the national congress of
hygiene says the United States leads
the world In deaths. The professor
might have stated tho fact more pleas
antly by saying we lead the world in
everything. New York Telegram.
The United States spends 515,000,000
a year to see baseball games.
The Russian government has put the
sable hunters out of business for three
From deep water in the Atlantic to
deep water in tho Pacific the Panama
canal will be fifty miles in length.
The kitchens of the Emperor Francis
Joseph's palace at Budapest are con
sidered to bo tho most modern nnd In
every way the finest in Europe.
In tho United States there is one law
yer for every 700 persons, in England
there is one to each 1,100 of popula
tion, in Franco ono to 4,100 and In
Russia ono to 30,000.
Cost of Living.
The official government report shows
that tho high cost of living is almost
equal to the cost of high living. Chi
cago Inter Ocean.
Now that a government commission
has made an exhaustive cxamlnaUon
nnd reported thereon, the public sus
picion Hint the cost of living is high has
been confirmed. Philadelphia Ledger.
It is true living costs more than it
used to. Tho federal bureau of labor
has issued a report confirming th
rumor. Wo had hoped the story mlghf
at last have turned out to have been
unfounded. Chicago Record-Herald.
Chicago Is n queer city. It has even
gono bo far ns to forbid "ad." displays
in street cars. Boston Journal.
Baltimore policemen must not play
domluos on Sunday. Probably it is tho
ono game that they don't play at all.
Boston women nro doing their own
marketing nnd receiving lots of noto
riety becauso of it. Tho wonder In
Cloveland la that such a commonplaeo
should deserve reporting. Cleveland
Tho nlr continues to bo n poor plnco
in which to do fancy work. Chicago
Thero may bo advancement in nvla
tion, but nt what cost of llfo! New
Doing fancy "stunts" in nn nero
piano is taking dangerous chances, of
courso, but even tho man who doe?
nothing but plain, everyday, unorna
mental aviating is not regarded by tho
llfo Insurance companies as a safe risk.
P ' Amertoans and Soap.
f Thero Li a serious absence of caka
Soap from the hotels on tho tourist belt
of west Scotland, and nearly all of the
soap supply Is in liquid or powder form.
A correspondent of tho London Chron
icle reports that tho spray nnd tho tric
kle were safeguards against tho Van
keen. No American tourists, he wnH
told, cau sco a hotel cake of soap with
out putting it in his pocket, provided
ho is unobserved. "They nro n splen
did people to deal with," said oue of
tho hotel keepers, "but unchained, port
able soap Is their undoing."
"That matter of soap is ono of tho
International quarrels of manners," oli
serves the Chronicle. "The whitest
American Ls ns dishonest nbout n enke
of soap ns tho blackest of his com
patriots Is nbout chickens. He will
Btonl nnybody's cake of soap.
"And JUBt across the channel you find
countries whore you carry your own
soap nnd would ns soon think of a
public cake of soap as of n public
When Right Seemed Wrong.
Brown, a stranger In n Canadian
city, stopped a pert looking newsboy
and asked directions to n well known
park. He grew wrathy ns ho repented
the urchin's Instructions.
"Tako uny old street car," Brown
"And nt the end of tho line change
to the first yonng street car. Is that
whnt you said?"
"Yes," nmtwored tho boy, with n grin.
Then lie shied off nt the gcntlemnn's
gesture toward his cheek.
"You'd better run," Brown called af
ter him. "You needn't try your smart
tricks on me or I'll thrash you." He
walked nwny, stopped at u newsdeal
er's to buy a city guide and found tho
directions to tho park as follows:
"Take any Olde street enr to end of
line, then chaugo to Yongo." New
When Hoops Bogan.
When were hoops "In" for the first
time? According to Strutt, "trundling
the hoop is n pastimo of uncertain or
igin, but much in fashion nt present"
(1801). Dr. Murray's dictionary, inci
dentally remarking that the orlginnl
hoop affected by boys was a barrel
hoop, gives no English reference to It
earlier than 1702. But the hoop was
well known to ancient Greek and Ro
man boys, who called It n "trochus"
(wheel). Their hoops were mndo of
bronze, nnd representations of them on
gems show that they were driven by a
little hook with a wooden handle, very
like the modern boy's hoop stick. This
was called by tho Greeks "elater"
(driver) and by the Romans "clavls"
(key). Sometimes the ancient hoop had
bells nttached to It Loudon Mail.
Order of Gybgoggles.
"The g.vbgogs?le is one of the rarest
and most curious animals in existence
and is found only in Madagascar and a
part of Australia." didactically began
Professor Llckclpher, tho schoolmaster,
during a recent session of tho Sit and ,
Argue club. "It is a sort of a vampire, I
something like a cross between a kan-1
garoo and an enormous bat, and can
swim and fly with equal ease. It"
"Fine, fine!" snarled the old codger, 1
whoso rheumatism was hectoring him
with unusual severity. "Swell name for
n new lodge 'The Concatenated Order
of Philanthropic Gybgoggles, or some-1
thing of the sort and what a Jo-darter ,
of an emblem a little gold gybgogglo
would make to wear on our watch
Jobs!" Kaunas City Star.
Cards have always been a royal
game. Qncen Elizabeth played cards
and lost her temper over them fre
quently. She was no Anno of Austria,
to play "like a queen, without passion
of greed or gain." In her reign was
commanded to bo played "at Wynd
aore a Comedle or Morrnl devised on
tho gamo of cardee," which resulted
In the performance by tho children of
her majcety'fl chapel of "Alexander and
Campnspe," In which thh pretty lines
Cupid and my Campnspe played
At cards for klsees. Cupid paid.
Agin the Government.
"What do you t'luk of dls gov'meut
ownership idea, Weary?"
"My experience makes mo agin it"
"Yes; do gov'ment runs do Jails,
don't dey? Well, do way dey does It
don't make no hit wit me." Boston
Mrs. Syllle My husband takes a
deep Interest In nrt. Mrs. Oldar You
I surprise me. Mrs. Syllle Well, It wns
a surprise to me, but I heard him tell
ing Jack Rownder last night that it
was a good thing to study your hand
before you drnw.
"That's arrant nonsense," said Mr.
Henpeck, "about there always being
room nt the top."
"Oh," ills wlfo sarcastically replied,
"when were you up there to boo?"
Blx Picked up a five dollar bill this
Morning. Dlx Lucky dogl Blx Lucky
nothing! Right behind mo was a chnp
I owed a fiver to, and ho boned mo for
it Boston Transcript
Mrs. Prosy Reading ls qulto a pas
sion with my husband. Mrs. Dresser
So It Is with mlno when ho reads my
In tho court of his own conscience
fc) guilty mnn Is acquitted. Juvenal.
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A Man That Can bo Depended Upou.
That Is the principal thing. Hon.
H. C. Jnckson, the subject of this
brief sketch, has onco been elected
to tho olllco of Representative In gen
oral assembly at Harrlsburg and ow
ing to his good record established
his friends have renominated him to
that office and on November 5 pro
pose to again elect him to this high
office. Hon. H. C. Jackson favors lo
cal option, ho favors home rule and
In fact anything that will in any way
benefit tho peple of his home county,
who by their votes will return him
to the Legislature. A man who
votes for Mr. Jackson votes for him
self and his own best Interests.
HON. JOEL G. HILL.
Democratic Candidate for Congress
man of this Congressional Dis
trict. Wayne county has not had a repre
sentative in Congress for over thirty
years. Her people now have an op
portunity to secure one who is in
every way worthy of their votes. He
is no stranger to Wayne counteans,
having faithfully and honestly serv
ed Wayne county as Associate Judge,
County Commissioner and also State
Senator In Harrisburg. All of these
positions wero filled by him with
credit to himself and honor to his
constituency. Ho is a man of the
most sterling honesty and Integrity,
and will discharge faithfully every
duty entrusted to him. Farmers,
who bear tho heaviest burdens of
taxation, are not represented in the
lawmaking bodies of the country to
tho extent they should ho, nnd this
fact affords ono of the best reasons
why Mr. Hill should bo elected. Ho
is also a veteran of tho Civil war,
and becauso he helped as n soldier
to preserve tho Union, he deserves
tho united support of his fellow
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Joo Wood's Ciraiidfather Played Ball.
Hon. Ahram Decker, an aged resi
dont of Port Jorvis and former As
Bomhlyman, who know tho family of
Pitcher Joo Wood Intimately, says
Bradner Wood, tho grandfather of
loo, w8 a man of romarkablo phy
sical strength nnd athletic powors.
Ouo of his feats wns that of Jump
ing out of ono barrol into another.
Ho was also an exvert in tho gamo
of ball as playod In early days, thus
foreshadowing tho farao of his cele
brated grandson. Ho taught school
n early llfo and Mr. Decker, who
was ono of his pupils, says ho was
tho best school teacher ho over
knew, Tho Woods, ho adds, woro
all fine, large, strong men, well en
dowed mentally as well as physically.
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