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THE CITIZEN, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1913.
It Was an Elephant Its
Owner Wanted to
Get Rid Of
By JEROME B. TORRENT
Lockwood, n graduate of a technolog
ical institution, accepted a position In
the works of the Plowman's Harvester
company and In time was sunt to Itus
Bla to establish a plant for the manu
facture of Its machines.
LocUwood occupied a suit of rooms in
a bachelor apartment house In St. Pe
tersburg. One morning as he was go
ing out a young girl who was passing
suddenly turned and, running up the
eteps, brushed past him and entered
the house. She appeared to be very
much agitated. There was something
80 incongruous In her action in enter
ing the abode of men that Lockwood
turned and went after her to learn
something more about her. She began
to speak to him rnpldly and earnestly
In the Kussian language, of which he
had made a study before leaving Amer
ica and In which he had considerable
"Oh, mercy!" she said. "The mines,
the mines! I wouldn't mind to die.
But Kara! I can't endure the thought."
"What is it?" asked Lockwood, as
tonished. "I havo n bomb concealed on my per
son. Help me to get rid of It Oh, do
help me! If it is found on me I shall
be sent to those terrible mines."
The girl kept looking at the door
which Lockwood had closed as though
dreading that some one would open It
and come In. So pitiful was she that
he was tempted to do a very foolish
thing that Is, relieve her of the bomb
she carried. But he had no mind to go
to Siberia in her stead, and ho resisted
the impulse, asking for more Informa
tion. She told her story briefly and
"I am a member of a revolutionary
circle. Yesterday I received an order to
go to a certain place where I would
find a woman who would give me a
bomb that I was to carry to another
place. I went there, received the bomb
and was taking It away when, looking
back, I saw a man whose eyes wore
fixed upon me, and I was sure he fol
lowed me. I made a tortuous course,
taking the most crowded streets and
mingling with the greatest crowds.
But whenever I looked back the man
was sure to be near, though either
looking in n shop window or reading a
sign or a billboard. He was following
me to see where I would go. Desper
ate, seeing you coming out of this
house, I resolved to come in. I do not
know who lives here; I simply entered
at a, venture. I believe the man who is
following me will be hero directly. I
hoped I might get rid of the bomb be
fore he came."
Lockwood listened to this intensely
spoken statement, his sympathy going
out to the speaker. At any moment a
government official might enter and
find the girl talking to him, a bomb on
her person, doubtless intended to kill
some official or possibly a member of
the imperial family. Lockwood was not
a fool; he was a man. And here was a
girl whom by taking a risk he might
save from that which would be worse
than death, a lifelong imprisonment In
the mines of Kara. A great struggle
was going on within him between his
chivalrous manhood and his dread of
the fate for himself of which the girl
stood In danger
There was a ring at the front door
bell. All color left his companion's
face. This and tho look of despair and
appeal she gave him turned tho scale.
"Give me the bomb," he said.
Thrusting her hand into au Inside
pocket of the fur coat she wore, she
took out a glass globo the size of a
small orange and gave It to him. He
put it In a pocket of his overcoat, say
ing to her hurriedly, "This Is a man's
apartment house; you are my sister,"
and, going to tho door, opened It.
A man stood outside, aud Lockwood
without flinching waited for him to
speak. Tho girl stood in tho hall; but.
having been relieved of tho bomb, she
was able to gather her faculties aud
appeared perfectly cool, looking at the
man who hud been following her with
a meaningless stare. He seemed some
what taken aback at this reception.
"Whom do you wish to see?" asked
"Who lives in this house?" was the
"It Is a bachelor apartment house."
"A bachelor apartment house! Tu
that case what is tho young lady doing
"Aro you a government ofllclnl?"
The man hesitated, but Anally admit
ted that he was.
"Very well. If you aro a government
official and have come hero for a pur
poses you aro welcome to go about that
purpose. I am needed at my plaeo of
business, being an American resident
of St. Petersburg. If you want any
thing of mo I beg you to make haste;
otherwise I will go at once."
1 "I want nothing pf you," said the
"And tho young lady?"
The official appeared to bo puzzled.
He alone knew his object in shadowing
tho girl, but It was probable that, the
placo from which she had taken the
bomb having been suspected by the po
lice, be had been ordered to watch it
and follow nny one leaving it with a
View to being led to another rendez
vous and trapping conspirators. In
this case he had been led Into a houso
that was not likely a headquarters of
a revolutionary circle, but he was not
Bure about it. Ho was hesitating
whether to make n soarch or get fur
ther instructions from his superiors.
Had ho known tho object of tho girl's
visit to the suspected placo and that
She had brought awny a bomb he
would have called assistance and
searched her and, not finding It, would
bare left no stone unturned to dlscoTcr
whore it was.
Presently, without a word, tho of
ficial turned and without nnothcr word
went down the steps aud away. No
sooner had tho door closed behind him
than the girl staggered, swooning, aud
fell Into Lockwopd's arms. The in
tensity of feeling in him was nkin and
equal to that In her. lie had saved
her, at least for the present, from
those dreadful Kara mines, where the
sufferings of tho prisoners are known
throughout the world. To do this he
had taken on himself tho risk of the
doom that had threatened her. The
time that had elapsed since he first
saw her, Including the period of tho
hurried Interview between him aud
the government official, had occupied
scarcely five minutes. Yet is it to be
wondered nt that, moved by so narrow
an escape from so terrible a doom for
one and probably for both, Lockwood
should have given her a kiss.
Then suddenly It occurred to him
that the drama was not yet played.
The eye of the government had not
closed with the closing of the door.
He held a swooned revolutionist In his
arms. A deadly bomb was In his pock
et. As for the girl, he kissed her back
to life. Then when she had gathered
her senses he began to consult with
her what they should do with the
bomb. But he soon discovered that he
could not rely on her for any help in
planning its disposal. The only thing
she could do was to take it to the placo
she had been directed to take it, but
her experience had unnerved her, and
she was liable to be shadowed. Be
sides, Lockwood did not propose to
become any further implicated in a
projected assassination. He did pro
pose that the bomb should not injure
any one. But how get rid of It? He
could not lose it. Ho could not ex
plode It. It occurred to him that he
might bury It. But where? Surely
not in the cement floored basement of
the houso where they were. And ho
dared not go out on the street with it
on ills person. Worst of all, ho dared
not keep it about him. If he could get
It to the plant ho had built for the
Harvester company he represented he
could bury It there. Indeed, ho might
eat It up with chemicals, for he was
well versed In analytical chemistry.
But for every method of getting rid of
it nn "if" stood in the way. The only
way he did not consider at all was to
toll the girl to take her bomb and be
gone. However, when he noticed that she
was waiting for him to tell her what
to do next he took her address and ad
vised her to go forth looking as uncon
cerned ns possible and directly home.
So long as she had nothing at home in
criminating she need not worry, for
there were other persons In tho build
ing she had visited than tho woman
from whom she had received tho bomb.
Ho opened the door, aud she went
home, all the way expecting to see her
shadower, but she did not.
Lockwood did not dare leave tho
bomb in his room, fearing that the po
lice might search it during his absence.
Procuring tho necessary carpenter's
tools, he took up a board In tho floor of
his room and, wrapping the bomb in
cotton, put It between Joists and nailed
tho board down again.
It was fortunate that he took this
precaution, for when he returned in tho
evening he found that the police had
ransacked every nook and cranny In
the house. Lockwood felt a certain re
lief nt this, for It would give him time
to get rid of tho cursed bomb. Ho wait
ed n week, attending to his business ns
usual and not showing the least con
cern, for he know that both he nnd the
fair revolutionist were belug watched.
He dared not remove the bomb, even ai
midnight, lest some police officer arrest
him with It on him.
So the matter remained as it was till
at last Lockwood, not daring to remove
the bomb from his quarters, flually de
cided to remove himself from theni.
This he did without canceling his lease,
nnd after several weeks' absence, when
tho police had probably ceased to con
nect him with them, ho returned to
them one night when ho would not bo
noticed nnd, taking tho bomb, carried
It to his place of business. It is buried
deep in the earth on the premises, but
where 110 one except Lockwood knows,
for ho buried it himself.
The Incident came near breaking up
his work in St. Petersburg. Indeed, It
did so in tho end, for ho never felt easy
after It occurred and finally wrote his
principals to send some one to take his
place. They did so, nnd he left Russia,
Intending never to see it again.
During his stay there he did not dare
meet the girl ho had saved, but on
reaching Berlin ho wrote her, giving
his permanent address in Paris. For a
long while he received no reply. Then
one day when In London he received a
letter from her stating that sho was iu
that city. Lockwood called to see her
and was surprised to find her dressed
is n lady. During the brief period they
here together in St. Petersburg her ap
parel had been such as Is worn by the
A meeting where they did not dread
to be pounced upon by tho police was
naturally full of feeling. Tho girl's
name was Nathalie Ivunovltch. and she
I was the daughter of a general in the
army, Lockwood convinced her that as
sassination was not the way to redress
I wrongs and Anally persuaded her to go
to America with him as his wife.
PLAN TWO MOR
American Museum to Send Ex
pedition. CROCKER LAND PARTY READY
Word la Rsceived From Lang Expedi
tion, Roturnlng From Africa With
30,000 Specimens, Including White
Rhlnooaro. Another Party Ready to
Explore South American Seas.
Announcement was made by Presi
dent Henry Fairfield Osborn of tho
American Museum of Natural History,
at the annual meeting of tho board of
trustees recently in New York, of Im
portant plans for exploration in the
arctic rsrlon, which will be visited
by two expeditions this year.
Tho second Stefansson expedition,
now beig organized, will start for the
Arctic sens In July. It will bo under
tho leadership of Vllhjalmur Stefans
son, who discovered the race of blond
Eskimos near Coronation gulf. Presi
dent Osborn announced in his annual
report that the exploration party was
being organized to extend over throo
years and that Mrs. Morris K. Jesup
has contributed $25,000 to the expedi
tion fund to aid in the work of re
search. Tho National Geographical society is
also co-operating with tho American
museum in organizing the second Ste
fansson arctic expedition and has con
tributed a fund of $22,500.
Crocker Land Expedition.
Tho Crocker Land expedition, which
wns postponed, owing to the death of
George Borup, has been reorganized
and will leave early In July to explore
the land northwest af Grant Land, ob
served by Peary In 1009.
This expedition will bo conducted by
Donald B. MncMlllan, who was to bo
a coieader of the party, with Mr. Bo
rup. After oxploring Crocker Land It is
proposed to divide tho party, one sec
tion going to Cape Thomas nubbard
for exploration north of tho Parry is
lands and to connect, if possible, with
tho third Stefansson expedition.
Tho museum has received news of
tho Lang expedition, which Is return
ing from Africa with more than 30,000
specimens from the Kongo region, in
cluding tho white rhinoceros, the giant
eland and the rare okapl. A duplicate
collection has also been obtained from
tho Kongo museum of Tervuercn, near
Many Valuable Trophies.
Tho third African expedition, under
tho leadership of William S. Rainsford,
tho former rector of a New York
church, has many valuablo trophies of
big game, which will bo mounted in
groups at tho museum.
Another expedition has been organ
ized by Dr. Leonard Sanford of New
Haven, which has been financed by
Frederick Brewster, to explore South
American seas In quest of oceanic
The income from the Jesup fund,
which now amounts to about $50,000,
has been devoted to tho purchase of
specimens and to the support of vari
ous expeditions In tho fleld.
The gem and mineral collections have
been Increased by gifts from J. Pler
pont Morgan, including fine specimens
of Brazilian aquamarine, rubellite,
tourmaline and other gems.
From Mrs. E. n. Hantaan tho mu
seum has received a collection of Alas
kan ethnologoicai specimens. A collec
tion of calclte crystals la a gift from
Grant B. Schley.
Museum Needs $1,000,000.
President Osborn stated that the
growth of tho permanent endowment
has not kept pace with tho develop
ment of the great collections acquired
by the museum.
While the museum receives the in
come from nn endowment fund of
$2,300,000, an additional fund of $1,000,
000 is needed for current expenses.
Tho museum Is about to adopt a
new pension plan, whereby provision
will bo made for tho employees of the
Institution. It is a departure In tills
country nnd the first Instance known
of a museum originating a pension sys
tem for the benefit of its employees.
DOG'S BRAIN IN MAN'S SKULL
Surgeons Perform Unique Operation as
Last Rosort For Patient.
The brain of a dog was transferred
to n man's skull nt tho Ann Arbor
(Mich.) University hospital recently.
W. A. Smith of Kalamuzoo had been
Buffering from abscess on tho brain,
and in a last effort to save his life this
remarkable operation was performed.
Opening his skull, tho surgeons re
moved the diseased part of his brain
and In its placo substituted tho brain
of a dog.
Smith rested comfortably later, and
tho surgeons say ho has a good chance
Baby' Head No Cabbage.
Ten dollars damages was awarded
In the Bayonne (N, ,J.) district court re
cently to Mrs. Otto Weckesser of 340
Avenue E for injuries inflicted on her
elghtcen-raonths-old son John by a
rooster owned by a neighbor. Mrs.
Weckesser said tho rooster knockod the
child down and pocked a hole in bis
Twenty-third Annual Statement
WAYNE COUNTY FARMERS' MU
TUAL FIRE INSURANCE CO.
of Wayno County, Penna.
Amount of Insurance Dec.
31, 1912 $4,476,007.00
Amount of Premium notes
Deo. 31, 1912 179,064.00
Cash in banks,, Jan. 1, 1913 8,751.00
Cash received on applica
Cash money borrowed,... 6,500.00
Cash interest from Savings
Cash from other sources,. 6.50
Paid for the following losses from
September 1, 1911, to September 1,
E. L. Chapman, furniture
damaged by firo 2.70
Joseph E. Edsall, houso
damaged by fire 4.00
A. E. Ilude, house damaged
by Aro 6.40
O. M. Baker, house dam
aged by fire 6.40
H Brlnnlng, house and
furniture damaged by
Wallace Lynn, barn and
contents burned, 193.75
Mary A. Ovens, household
goods damaged by fire. . 3.00
Orvllle Bronson, barn and
Contents burned 450.00
Silas Dexter barn and con-
tents burned 841.40
Jacob Racht, Jr., house
and furniture damaged
by fire 10.00
S. S. Olmstead, barn burn
Frank Chapman, house and
contents burned 800.00
Andrew Itacht, house dam
aged by fire 5.65
Wm. C.Elliot, house dam
aged by fire 10.00
L. Brinkerman house dam
aged by fire 5.00
Mrs. A. L. Kingsbury,
house damaged by fire. 19.50
D. W. Grimth, house burn
C. F. Bullock, house and
furniture damaged by
J. L. Noble, house damag
ed by fire 2.90
Chas. MIgenery, houso
damaged by Aro 5.00
Tewksbury and Son, house
and contents burned ... 352.33
S. T. Jay, house and con
tents burned 900.00
E. B. Wells, Est., barn dam
aged by lightning 10.00
A. U. Lohez, barn damag
ed by lightning 25.00
Jas. Soden, houso damag
ed by lightning 14.00
H. Heberling, house dam
aged by firo 2.00
N. L. Wood, barns and con
tents burned 850.00
John Eldred, barn damag
ed by lightning 2.00
A. KIttner, barn and con
tents burned, lightning,. 400.00
Mrs. J. Harder, barn dam
aged by lightning 8.00
C M. Smith, houso and
contents burned 700.00
Mary Winslow, house dam
aged by lightning 8.00
Alice Whitney, house and
contents burned 650.00
C. I. Hopkins, barn damag
ed by lightning 5.00
C. M. Pethick, barn and
contents burned, l--ht-
J. T. Walker, houso dam
aged by lightning 35.00
h. Lovelass est., barn dam
aped by lightning 39.00
T. J. Itoark, barn damaged
by lightning 237.00
W. E. Bennett, houso dam
aged by lightning, firo . . 60.00
Peter Yeko, barn damaged
by lightning 20.00
Mark Killam, barn damag
ed by lightning 5.00
E. K. Curtis est., barn and
contents burned 675,00
F. J. Mltler, barn da.naged
by lightning 5,00
Wm. Watts, barn and con
tents burned, lightning, 900.00
A. Butler, houso damaged
by lightning ic.00
W. F. Crockenherg, barn
damaged by lightning.. 6.00
It. E. Pomery, ham dam
aged by lightning 5.00
A, Branning, ham dam
aged by lightning 5.00
Chas. Smith, barn damag
ed by lightning 10.OO
M. C. Spangenberg, barn
and contents burned by
M. A. Rutledfre, barn burn
L. B. Kennedy, ham burn
ed , 200.00
Mrs. S. Colipalo. house
damaged by Are 8.05
Chas. Meglnery barn dam
aged by lightning 6.00
Chester Holgate, barn
damaged bv Hcht Inir.. man
J.iP. MoKenna, barn dan-
aged by lightning 6.00
Th s. Kegan. Jr., bam
damaged by lightning. .. 2.00
Paid for losses since Sept.
1st, 1912 1.969.37
Borrowed money and In
terest paid 6,510.00
Itent of office 78.00
Printing and caianders... 136.49
Cash in treasury 8,761.00
Cash in hands of agents.. 62.85
Assessments in course of
Office furniture 200.00
Premium notes In force.. 179,064.00
Assets in excess of liabili
H. C. JACKSON. President.
PEItRY A. CLARK, Sec'y.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL BILL.
Notice Is hereby given that dur
ing tho regular session of the Gen
eral Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania to be held in the
year one thousand nine hundred and
thirteen, there will be introduced a
bill entitled "An act to amend an
act approved the eighth day of May
one thousand nine hundred and one,
entitled 'An act to Incorporate tho
Milanvlllo Bridge Company, in
"Wayno County, Pennsylvania.' "
Tho object of said amendment is
to change tho annual date of meet
ing from the first Monday of Janu
ary to the second Monday of Janu
ary in each year.
MILTON L. SKINNER,
Chas. E. Beach, Sec'y.
Feb. 7, 1913. 13eol4
SIRES AND SONS.
William J. Bryan has bought land
fcr a homestead at BIscayne Bay, Mi
Count Tnkashl Knco, Japanese am
bassador to England, has been recalled
from England to take a placo In the
William J. Flynn. who has been np
iolnted chief of the United States se
cret service, succeeding John E. Wll
He, resigned, has for years been In
charge of the New York division of the
William G. McAdoo, who has been
nppolnted by President Taft to fill the
vacancy on the board of directors of
tho American National Rod Cross so
ciety, caused by the reslgnutiou of Ad
miral Dewey, acted as chairman of the
Democratic natlonnl committee during
the Illness of Chairman McCombs.
Henry Gnssaway Davis, who ran for
vice president with Parker In 11KM, re
cently retired as president of the Coal
nnd Coke Railway companj nf West
Virginia, having reached the age of
eighty-nine, which he considers en
titles him to a rest. He went to the
United Stntes senate in 1871, serving
nntll 18S3, when he refused a third
Sir John Simon. England's solicitor
general, iu his recent address to tho
railway commissioners on the tele
phone arbitration proceedings, spoke
for ten days nnd made the longest
speech on record in a court of law
During this period ho also addressed
political meetings and spoke on sev
eral occasions In the house of com
mons. Household Hints.
Every kitchen should have strips of
carpet placed on the floor.
A very minute amount of kerosene oil
on a cloth will clean furniture.
After frying onions pour a little vin
egar Into tho frying pan, let It get hot,
nnd it will remove all smell from the
If linoleums nnd oilcloths are rub
bed after being washed with a little
linseed oil they will be found to wear
longer nnd have a polish without be
To dampen a cheesecloth duster with
a llttlo furniture polish Is n dusting
wrinkle that few know. It wipes up
dust and does not simply move It on,
as so muny dusters do.
Stuck Up For Him.
There nro lots of them asking for
Jobs on tiie ground of party services
rendered. One of tho successful can
didates tells us that yesterday morning
ho wns approached by a roughneck
whom he positively knew to be u mem
ber of the defeated party.
"Well," snid the Jobber elect, "what
do you want."
"I want you to remember mo when
you begin to givo out Jobs."
f'Why, what did you ever do for mo
or the party V
"Didn't I stick up for you all durln'
"Stick up for mo? Why, you'ro a
"Sure, but I stuck up for you, I'm
a billposter." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Both Went Up.
There was a temperamental differ
ence between Charles and his teacher
which made school a burden to tho
"Work hard," advised his sympa
thetic mother, "and get promoted at
tho end of tho term. Then you'll be
out of Miss Brown's room and get
along better. I know tho teacher In
the next grade, and she's so nice."
Tho boy followed her advice, but on
tho day of trial he camo homo with a
"Didn't you get promoted, dear?"
asked mother with a sinking heart
"Yes," said Charles grimly, "and so
did Miss Brown!" Harper'j Magazine.
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Office in the Court House, Honeedala
SEAKLE & SALMON,
ATTORNEYS A COUNSELORB-AT-LAW.
Offices latelv occupied by Judge Searle
CHESTER A. GAKKATT,
ATTORNEY A COUNBELOR-AT-LAW.
Offlce-D tnmlck Building, Honesdale. Pa.
. ATTORNEY A COONSELOR-AT-LAW.
Office In Dimmick Bide. 9th St.. Honesdalo
WM. II. LEE,
ATTORNEY A COONBELOR-AT-LAW.
Office. Foster Bulhllnff. All legal business
promptly attended to. Honesdale, Pa.
MUMFORD & MUMFORD,
ATTORNEYS A COUtiSELORB-AT-tAW
Office Liberty Hall building. Honesdale.
ATTORNEY A COUNBELOR-AT-LAW.
Office: Relf Building, Honesdalo.
rtiiARLES a. Mccarty,
J ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR- 1T-I.AW.
Special and prompt attention elven to the
collection ot claims.
Office: Relf Building, Honesdale.
PB. PETERSON, M. D.
. 1120 MAIN STREET, HONESDALE, PA.
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es given careful attention.
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