The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, February 25, 1913, Page PAGE SIX, Image 6

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

i She Wanted
A Master!
To Do Her Thinking and
Decide For Her
I had been paying nttentlon to Julia
Adams for some time. Indeed, I
would have proposed to her bad I been
reasonably sure of an acceptance. But
Julia bad another suitor, Frank Dig
by, and I fancied he was her first
To tell the truth, I was at a dlsad
vnntaKe about that time, having, on
being graduated from college, gone
Into business, for which I was by no
means fitted. I bad made n failure of
it nml was casting about for some
thing more to my taste. My poverty
was the principal reason why I did not
propose to Julia.
The only talent 1 had ever shown
was for sketching, and in thnt as a
boy I showed considerable ability.
When it was plain that I would ac
complish nothing ns a business man
I mnde some sketches, which I show
ed to publishers and secured orders
for illustrations to go with their pub
lications. But I knew it would re
quire some time to get this new hold,
and while doing so I kept my own
counsel from my friends and acquain
tances. Julia tried to find out some
thing about what I had in view, but I
gave her no satisfaction. If I should
fail in entering a new field I would
1)0 in n worse position than before. I
put her off by pretending to bo in
doubt ns to what I would do said 1
would not hurry in mnking up my
mind, and all that.
The result was what might havo
been expected. Sho accepted Frank
DIgby. Soon after I heard of her en
gagement I had a talk with her bosom
friend, Edith Martin, about her, who
"Julia has been brought up with
some one to do her thinking and make
her decisions for her. Frank Dlgby
has a strong will, and she can rely on
him for guidance. He will take the
lead in everything. There is nothing
weak, nothing vacillating about him.
I think it will be a very good match."
"Quito likely." I replied, wincing un
der what was yrobably not Intended,
but what was a lecture to mo, holding
up my shortcomings In contrast' with
Dlgby's strong points. I made the best
of my disappointment, but I confess to
having been mean enough to hope that
he would rule Julia with a rod of Iron
since that seemed to be what she
Miss Martin, besides being a bosom
friend of Julia's, was n gabbler. It
wasn't fllflicult to set her talking, and,
since she was a sort of confessor for
Julia, I received n good deal of infor
mation simply by propounding leading
questions. For instance, one day I
said to her:
"The more I think of It the more I
believe that our mutual friend, Julia
Adams, has a fine prospect before her
with Frank Dlgby. Opposltes should
mate. If the woman Is easy going the
man should bo decided, and vice versa.
I wouldn't mind getting a strong mind
ed wife myself. I'd rather like to bo
ruled by a woman."
"Would you?" replied Edith, swal
lowing the bait and the hook together.
"Why don't you marry a window
smashing, theater burning suffragette?"
"Just what I'd like. I'm glad Julia
got the kind of man sho wanted.
When are they going to bo married?"
"I don't know. Not at present any
way. I wouldn't have you repeat it,
but sometimes I think Frank is just a
teeny weeny bit too decided for Julia.
. You see, there are certain things wo
girls like to have decided for us and
certain things wo like o decide for
"For Instance?"
"Well, last week Julia bought a hat.
When Frank saw it ho said, 'Why
didn't you buy a muff for your head
and have done with it?' 'You wouldn't
wish me to bo out of fashion, would
you?' retorted Julia. 'Fashion!' said
Frank sneeringly. 'Do you know what
fashion is? It's a lot of men who sell
you women things, giving you new de
signs that are as different as possible
from what you'vo been wearing so that
you can't wear or mako over what
you'vo got.' It wouldn't havo matter
ed If he'd stopped here, for wo all know
that, but ho had to go on nnd say. 'I
have always hoped that when I got a
wife she'd havo more independence
than to submit to such nonsense.' 'But
the fashion?' persisted Julia. 'We can't
ignore tho fashion.' 'Fashion be hang-
rl-Ui vmuik UUStVt'LUU, 1 WUU1U11 t WUIll.
my wife to wear a hat like a grena
dier or put n pot or n kettle on her
head.' At this Julia swept out of tho
room without deigning to notice him."
"H'm!" I said.
"That was on Wednesday. On Sun
day morning Frank called to take Julia
to church. Sho came down with n llt
tlo prayer book and hymnal sho had re
ceived at Christmas. 'You won't need
those,' said Frank. 'Why not?' said
Julia. 'I'm a member of tho Presby
terlan church,' said Frank. 'And I'm
an Episcopalian,' retorted Julia, 'All
form and no fervor,' said Frank. That
made Julia mad, and sho said, 'You can
r disapprove of my hats, but you shan't
run down my church.' "
"Well?" I put in to help her on.
"Frank went to his church, and Julia
went to hers."
"I thought sho wanted a man to
f make her decisions for her."
"As I told you, wo glrla want some
of our decisions, mode for us; somo we
want to make for ourselves."
"I see. You don't wish to be inter
fered with In tho matter of your hata
or your religion."
"Certainly not"
"What things do you girls wish to
have decided for you?"
"Let mo see. There uro lota of them,
but I can't think of one all of a sud
den. One couldn't be expected to do
"Of course not!"
We, are all more or less dogs in tho
manger, and I urn sorry to say that 1
was much pleased at this recital, if I
couldn't have Julia I was not so un
selfish ns to wish her happiness with
another mnn. I dare say It would have
been very noble In me to do so, but
that's not my kind of nobility. On the
contrary, I felt as if I would like to
throw some bones of contention be
tween the two myself. But this was
out of tho question.
I was Interested In the matter not
only because 1 wanted Julia for my
self, but on account of the fact that
sho hud engaged herself to Digby be
cause she wished to be bossed. She
had intimated to mo that 1 wasn't a
strong enough character to domineer
over her, but I had my doubts about
the woman of the present day needing
an overseer. That might have occur
red in the days of our grandmothers,
when no one thought of leaving out the
word "obey" in the marriage service,
but now, when women nre ambitious
for a voice in the government, It is
different. The suffragette doesn't look
llko a woman pining for a master, and
nil women who earn their own living
becomo moro or less independent. 1
therefore took Julia's deslro to set up
a king for herself with a grain of salt
If, however, it was sincere I hoped
that sho would have the snmo experi
ence as tho frogs that chose a stork
for a ruler.
Tho next time I met Edith Martin
sho had great news for me.
"Haven't you heard?" sho exclaimed
"No. What is it?"
"It's perfectly awful!"
"What's perfectly awful?"
"But he deserved It every bit of it!"
"Deserved what?"
Somo time was required for her to
express her opinion about it before sho
could curb herself to tell mo what it
was. This feminine trait, which
seems to me nkln to spending a lot of
time over the address of a letter to
discover whom It is from, instead of
breaking it open to look nt tho signa
ture, having spent its force. Edith
came down to facts and .told mo tho
story. She had got it direct from
Julia and had not troubled herself to
inqulro into the man's side of the
"Things had been going from bad to
worse between them," said tho bosom
friend, "when ono morning Frank
called to see Julia for a better under
standing. Instead of going in tho aft
ernoon or evening he went about 11
o'clock in the morning. Ilo'd been
used to running in on her informally,
nnd, being told that she was in the
pantry making a pie, he just went In
there. Tvo come,' ho said, 'with the
olive branch. I dare say I havo faults,
but tho principal trouble between us
is that occasionally I would like to
havo my own way about some
things.' "
"You don't mean ho was as unrea
sonable as that!" I exclaimed.
"Unreasonable! Julia took it as an
insult. 'That means,' sho said, 'that
you consider mo a person who wants
to have her own way about every
thing; that I nm obstinate, mulish,
plgish everything that is unreasona
ble?' 'You aro putting those words
into my mouth. ho replied. 'I have
wanted a good, strong, noblo man for
a husband, but I haven't wanted a ty
rant. Our engagement is broken. So
there!' Sho hnd a scoop filled with
flour in her hand, nnd sho was so mad
that sho threw it all over him."
"You don't mean it!" I exclaimed.
"How ho must have looked!"
"Looked! He was white as a sheet
in front and black behind. Julia ran
through a door into tho kitchen, then
upstairs and into her room, locking
herself in. Frank dusted tho flour off
his clothes ns best ho could with his
handkerchief, then left tho house."
"They'll mako it up," I suggested.
"Never. Julia is one of those pliable,
gentle creatures who, when they are
goaded to desperation, will turn, and
when they turn they will never crawl
"Yes. Julia gavo way to him till sho
couldn't stand it any longer."
"Poor girl!"
Not long after that having proved
that I could mako a good living as an
illustrator and believing that Julia's
engagement with Dlgby was not likely
to be renewed, I called upon her. 1
think sho had had enough of being
bossed and had demonstrated to her
satisfaction that sho didn't need nn
overseer. At any rate, sho didn't men
tion such necessity, and when I told
her that I had found success in n new
field sho seemed interested. I think
Edith Martin had told her that I was
looking for a wife to boss me, for Ju
lia gave evidence that sho would like
tho Job. So I proposed and was ac
cepted. Wo get on very well together. I
havo a way of out-Herodlng nerod
with her. When she wants her way a
little bit 1 give her a bucketful of it all
at once. This breaks her up. I have
, tried yielding to her when her nets are
j sure to lead to grief, hoping to teach
j her by example. Hut this has been a
I failure. She Invariably throws the
fault on me. I never argue with her
j tnd when I find it necessary to act on
my own opinions do so without a word.
I Tula plan works admirably.
1830 Greece, Independent; Servla,
autonomous; Algeria occupied
by France.
1362 Houmanla, autonomous.
1878 Houmanla, Servla and Monte
negro, Independent; Bulgaria,
autonomous; Dosnln-IIerzgovlna
occupied by Austria-Hungary;
Cyprus, by Great Urltaln.
18S1 Tunis, French protectorate.
lSS2-Egypt occupied by Great Brit
ain. 1885 Eastern Roumclla annexed to
autonomous Bulgaria.
1S9S Crete autonomous under tho
IMS Bulgaria, Independent; Bosnia
Herzegovina annexed to Austria-Hungary.
1911 Tripoli annexed to Italy.
1913, Jan. 1 Turkey agrees to cedo
Balkan allies all of European
Turkey proper, west and north
of Adrianople.
Jan. 6 Turltoy agrees to cede rights
In Crete.
Jan. 22 Turkey agrees to cede
Adrlanoplo nnd Icavo JEglan Is
lands to disposition by powers.
Scientist Able to Produce Powerful,
Harmless Rays.
M. Dussaud, n French scientist who
has discovered a means for the produc
tion of what ho terms "cold light"
gave recently some details of his dis
covery, which, it is thought may revo
lutionize electric lighting.
Starting on the prlnclplo that rest
Is as essential to matter as to animal
organism, he has constructed an elec
tric lamp in which tho light is concen
trated on a slnglo point by filaments
working successively; thence the light
Is projected through a lens magnifying
a thousandfold. Thus he has succeed
ed in concentrating a 2,000 candlepow
er light on ono point and in passing
thirty-two volts into an eight volt
lamp, which with the ordinary light
would burst
Experiments with this lamp have es
tablished that the new light is abso
lutely without danger, as no heat is
given off, and it requires only a one
hundredth part of the current of the
ordinary lnmp. It can be worked by
a tiny battery, or sufficient motive
power enn be obtained from a jet of
water from an ordinary faucet or even
a squirrel turning n cage.
Tho light, it is said, offers great ad
vantages In photography, as its pho
togenic power is four times that of the
magnesium flashlight.
It has been tried with great success
at the Biarritz lighthouse, and M. Dus
saud is working on Its application to
searchlights for the ministry of war.
Two Naturalists Make Appeal to
School Children.
John Burroughs and Ernest Thomp
son Seton, naturalists, issued an appeal
recently to the school children of this
country asking them to urge their con
gressmen and senators to help in tho
passage of a bill now In congress tho
purpose of which Is to place all migra
tory birds under the protection of the
"The destruction of bird life is cost
ing American fanners millions of dol
lars annually," part of tho appeal
reads, "through the constantly In
creased devastation of harmful insects
on which tho birds feed.
"We urge you to get your parents,
teachers and friends to write to the
congressman of your district and tho
two senators of your state asking im
mediate action on tho pending bird
protection bill, that they may under
stand how deep is the interest in it and
how great is the need of It"
Fishermen Near Rome Discover Sub
merged Columns.
At Anzlo, a fishing town nnd bathing
resort thirty miles from Home, In a
clear, calm sea after the recent storms,
fishermen discovered extensive re
mains of Nero's villa submerged 200
yards from shore.
They saw a lot of broken columns of
statuary, some of which they recover
ed, and also n colossal female head.
Other submerged Roman buildings nnd
temples were discerned nlong tho sea
shore. Tho government's nrchneologlcal de
partment intends to make explorations
at tho points referred to.
Sews With Metal Hands.
Gilbert W. Pukhelser, a farmer of
Salem, Ind who lost both arms, has
metal hands, which ho manages so well
that ho can shave, sew, write and
catch or throw a ball.
The Pirates.
Old Blackboard and his buccaneers
Who sailed tho Spanish main
And grim Lafltte and Morgan, too,
Have come to life again.
They're cruising up and down Broadway
In cabs and motorcars
And wearing coats ot costly fur
And smoking big cigars.
They've hauled the Jolly Roger down
The dollar mark to ply
And armed themselves with worthless
And dividends that lie.
They strip a corporation bare,
And wreck and sink a bank.
And make, aB In the good old days,
Tho victims walk the plank.
Though some of them have studied law
Or entered politics
And some in gilded offices
Pursue their wicked trloks,
I know them for the savage souls
That scattered blood and flame
from Holyhead to Panama.
They're pirates just the same.
New York Americnv
Officials on Big Diicli Deeply
What Will Happen When Water Is Let
In and Banks Become' Wet Is Now
the Question Engineers Believe
Dredge Boats Will Be Able to Cope
With Future Filling In.
Washington, Feb. 20. Special. -Slides
at the Panama canal have given
Dfllclals Interested In tho big ditch moro
soncern than they havo publicly ex
pressed. In the first place these slides
were not anticipated, as so often as
sorted. If they had been anticipated
or even thought possible, tho work of
excavation would not havo been so con
ducted as to allow them to overrun the
tracks of tho working outfit
The engineers went back as far ns
they thought necessary In making the
slope of the excavation and farther.
One-third more than tho amount of
excavating has been done than was
first estimated as necessary.
Effect of the Water.
If there Is such a tendency for the
earth to slldo when .dry, what will
happen when tho wnter is turned in?
Is a question often asked, for it Is pos
sible that when the loose volcanic
earth becomes saturated with water it
will slough off to a greater extent than
at present
It Is expected by tho engineers that
the canal will be kept deep enough by
dredging, nnd the slides can bo taken
care of with the dredge boats as well
ns now handled by the steam shovels
nnd dump cars. Altogether it seems
lo be quite a problem which Uncle
Sam has on hand, and there will be
others after the canal is completed.
Matter of Protection.
Quite the most important matter
after the canal is really in operation
will be an adequate protection. Al
ready fortifications are being construct
ed, nnd arrangements have been taado
for tho sending of several regiments
of infantry. If they can be spared
(even if not needed In Mexico) after
nawall has been garrisoned. But even
with Infantry and coast artillery on
tho canal zone there is yet the ques
tion of n navy squadron on either side.
Tho canal will be a care after It is
Not a Solemn Occasion.
When he began presiding over tho
joint session of senate nnd house to
count tho electoral vote Senator Bacon
told his hearers that this was a sol
emn occasion and that no manifesta
tions of applause should bo shown. Of
course he could not keep the exuberant
Democrats from applauding. They al
ways applaud when there is nn oppor
tunity. But, more than that, tho occasion was
not solemn, because tho members of
tho house chattered, laughed and talk
ed with each other, nnd the senators
also did a good deal of talking back
and forth. It was a perfunctory oc
casion, and, though necessary to com
plete the election of tho next president.
It wns not much more solemn than an
ordinary day in tho house.
Against Conservation.
Senator Bankhead made a vigorous
attack upon tho conservationists, es
pecially that small band who played
tennis with Itoosevelt when ho wns
president nnd who nre keeping up the
fight for the Roosevelt conservation
policies. The Alabama senator insist
ed that they were retarding the prog
ress of tho country and iustauced the
veto of tho Coosa river dam project
which they obtained.
no said that the water power in Ala
bama was still going to waste and tho
company had gone to Canada to es
tablish Its plant. Tho project wns in.
tended to manufacture cheaply a fer
tilizer much needed in the south,
which now- comes from Chile, where
nn export duty of 12 a ton is charged
Bankhead has been very much against
tho methods of many of tho conservn-
Practicing at the Bars.
It Is too bad that Congressman
Itucker of Colorado will be lost to the
house after March 4. He always says
something good. When tho Kenyou
Webb nntl-liquor bill was considered
In tho house Bucker supported it.
"I wns a practitioner of the bars in
the early days of my life." said Ituck
er. "I haU occasion to go out many
times and cuss tho court deciding tho
caso aud very many times to go out
from tho other bar and cuss tho pro
prietor for serving such bad whisky.
But I am In favor of this bill because
It makes all of us, severally and Indi
vidually, our own barkeepers, and since
I am compelled to go back to ono or
both of tbeso bars, I am going to go
klong tho lines of least resistance and
oto for this bill."
A Man From Maine.
When the tellers announced that the
six votes of Maine had been cast for
Woodrow Wilson for president very
fow who heard the announcement
knew that those returns had been
brought to tho capital by a man eighty
two years old. no performed tho same
mission fifty-two years ago, the last
llino before 1012, that Maine cast ber
vote for the Democratic candidates,
Expert Declares Stringed Instrumental
Muslo Is Decided Aid to Hair.
"If you aro bald, learn the violin,"
is tho moral to bo drawn from a star
tling statement made by M. Henri do
Parvlllo in London recently. Accord
ing to this authority, music exercises a
manifest action upon tho nervous sys
tem, which itself also affects tho nutri
tion of tho bodily tissues; therefore It
seems reasonable to conclude that in a
general way music has nn lnflucnoo
upon the physiological Individuality.
Musicians, It nppcars, aro bald in the
proportion of 11 per cent but among
instrumentalists tho influence of musi
cal vibrations tcAfces Itself felt in two
opposite directions, according to tho
class of instrument.
Thus, while string instruments pre
vent and arrest tho falling off of the
hair, the brass Instruments exercise tho
most deadly influence upon tho scalp.
Tho piano and the violin, especially
tho former, have an undeniably pre
servative effect.
Tho trombone, however, Is tho most
deleterious of nil, for In five or six
years the player has lost at least CO
per cent of his hair. This disagree
able result is known ns "fanfare bald
ness" because the evil particularly pun
ishes regimental musicians.
Policemen With Rifles War on Small
pox Carriers.
War to the death on all cats was de
clared in Berkeley, Cal., recently by tho
police department in the interest of
public health. A theory that cats are
responsible for spreading smallpox
caused the campaign against them.
The order has gone out that If it is
possible to rid a town of cats Berkeley
shall bo the first catless town In the
Extermination began, and policemen
armed with small rifles shot cats on
sight without regard to pedigree or
Cold Ham Made a Cold Heart.
"Your honor, all I'd got to cat were
delicatessen stuff, ham and beans,
pickles, potato salad and sauerkraut.
But instead of eating this stuff herself
Bhe would go to her mother's to eat
and leave tho cold food for me," said
William Brown in tho Brooklyn court
of domestic relntlons recently. His
wife, Mnry, charged him with nonsup
port. The case was adjourned.
Wireless Whispers.
. A Frenchman claims to send 200
words a minute by wireless telegraphy.
Tests by European naval officers
have Indicated thnt tho waves in wire
less telegraphy travel at a rate of near
ly 200.000 miles n second.
Although mountains 20,000 feet high
Intervene, Pern nnd Brazil heretofore
Isolated from each other, have been
linked by wireless telegraphy.
Tho Largest Magazine in tho AVorld.
To-day's Magazine is tho largest
and best edited magazine published
at 50c per year. Five cents per copy
at all newsdealers. Every lady who
appreciates a good magazine should
send for a free sample copy and
premium catalog. Address, Today's
Magazine, Canton, Ohio. 14tf.
t l
The Jeweler
would like to see you If
you are in the marketj
t for
"(Juarnnteed articles only sold."
titmiT , atxixaxmmxittttttmtittitxtvm
MAR 1 in lAUrlELI) 8
I Designer and Man-
ufacturer of
Office and Works
1036 MAIN ST.
IHfflHillttTIMEHtllll VtHrTttyitWHtftttWtWI
Office in the Court House, Honesdale
Offices latelv occupied by Judge Searle
Ofllce-Dlmmlck Building. Honesdale, Fa.
Office in Dlmmlck Bide. 9th St., Honesdalo
Office. Foster Bulldlne. All legal business
promptly attended to. Honesdale. Pa.
Office Liberty Hall building, Honesdale,
Office: Reif Building, Honesdale.
Special and prompt attention given to tho
collection of claims.
Office: Relf Building, Honesdale.
Eye and Ear a specialty. The fitting ot glass
es given careful attention.
Especial Attention Giren to
Transit Business.
LEGAL BLANIvo for sale at Th
Citizen office: Land Contracts,
Leases, Judgment Notes, Warrantee
Deeds, Bonds, Transcripts, Sum
mons, Attachments, Subpoenas, La
bor Claim Deeds, Commitments, Ex
ecutions, Collector's and Constables'
Architect and Her
Plans & Estimates
Residence, 1302 EastSt.
Tho Citizen wants a good, live
ly correspondent In every vlllago In
Wayne county. Will you be one?
Write this office for particulars.
Trade Marks
Copyrights &c.
Anyone tending n sketch nnd description may
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
liiTcutlon ta prohnbly ptitentnhlo. Communion,
tionsstrlctlyconuilciitliil. HANDBOOK on 1'atents
Bent free. Oldest agency for securing patents.
l'ntcnts taken through ilunn & Co. receive
tprcial notice, without cbsrgo, la the
aem fie Jflnericam
i iiiiiiuoumeijr iiiumrnir-u ttubsij. jmiitcoii -n
dilution ot any erleiitlUo Journal. Terms, f 3 a
yenr: lour montus, ft. Sold by all newsdealer.
MUNIUCo.361Broadwa New York
branch Offlce. B5 V BL. Washington, I). C
Hnvo mo nnd snvo money, Wi
attend sales anywhere In State.
The OLDEST Fire Insurance
Agency in Wayne County.
Office: Second floor Masonic Build
ing, over C. C. Jadwln's drug store,
( We wlsn to secure a good
correspondent in every town
in Wayne county. Don't be
afraid to write this office for
paper and stamped envelops