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THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, JULY 25, 19 13.
By THOMAS DIXON
Copyriflht, 1911, by Thorns
Stuart, southern lawyer In New Tork, Is
In lovo with Nan PrlmroBO. His friend.
Dr. Woodman, who haa a young dauch
ter, Is threatened with tho loss of his
drug business by Blvcns, whom ho bo
frlendcd years before. Stuart visits th
Nan wants Stuart to accept a placo with
Blvens' chemical trust. Ho dislikes Blv
cns' methods and refuses. Blvens ca
Blvcns Is In lovo with Nan. Stuart re
fuses tho offer, and Nan breaks her en
gagement with tho lawyer. Blvcns asks
woodman to enter tho trust.
Woodman wltf rio yield "and sues Blvcns'
company. Tho promoter tells the doctor
h and Nan are engaged, Harriot Wood
man Is studying music Stuart takes Nan
for a day In tho country.
Stuart pleads with Nan to give up Blv
cns, but tho spell of millions Is on her and
he yields to It.
Nan" becomes Mrs. Blvens. Harriet
loves Btuart, but bo 3oce not knew it.
Nine years pass. Btuart becomes district
attorney. Ho Investigates criminal trusts.
Han sks nisi to call.
Btuart wants Woodman to end his eult
against Blvens, but tho doctor stands
firm. Blvens aids Stuart In his Investi
gation of crooked financiers.
Stuart's revelations aid In bringing on a
I crisis. Blvcns promises to aid the Van
Dam Trust company, which Is In trouble.
Woodman needs money badly.
In tho stock market slump engineered
by Blvens, Woodman and many others
loss all. Tho trust company falls because
Blvcns, at command of the monoy king,
breaks his word. Stuart faces his critics
In front of Blvens' bank.
ffio mob attacks Stuart and Injures him
I slightly. Nan sees It and reveals her
lovo. Blvens piles $90,000,000 on a table
and calls Btuart to boo tho money to re
fute rumors of his financial weakness.
Stuart Is tempted to loin Blvens as his
I confidential man. Ha accepts an lnvlta-
Itlon to visit tho Blvcns house and Is re
ceived by Nan.
At a meeting of tho discontented, at
I which Blvens Is denounced, a bomb
I thrower Is killed by bis own missile.
I Woodman decides to contlnuo his fight
Stuart's plea with lilt-ens for Woodman
lis In vain, and tho lawyer refuses to Join
in tne millionaires plans. Woodman
(pleads guilty and Stuart, who has re-
Islgncd as district attorney, defends him.
Sentence Is suspended. Blvcns Is HI.
I At his insistence Stuart accompanies
him and Nan on a duck hunting trip to
Virginia, although Stuart fears Nan's
presence may tempt him beyond his
Stuart and "Btvena vontura too far from
I the yacht In tho marsh, with a storm
coming, and they are Imperiled by the
Blvens Hie is eaved by Btuart. al-
Ithougb tho thought of Nan tempts tho
(lawyer to leave the. mlUIonolro to die.
hey return to Now York, where Harriet
Goodman sings ouccossfuUy In grand
Through Purple Curtains.
' HEN Nan mado up her mind
sho acted with lightning
rapidity. Sho would forco
Stuart to an avowal of lovo
Ihnt would fts their relation bo-
hond disturbance by tho little singer.
feha had too fln a senso of values to
hermit herself to become entangled
la an Intrigue.
Sho could wait and gain ta power
I or tho waiting. Her physician had
old her that Blvcns' days wero num
But on one thing 8ho was deter-
lined. Sbo must know that Jim loved
or still, loved her passionately, mad-
as she believed ho did. But bo
inst say it Sho had no difficulty in
Persuading Blvens to urge Stuart to
Mslt their country estate In tho moun-
lins of North Carolina. Tho doctor
lad ordered him there to Ilvo in tho
Tho young lawyer re fused to go at
Irst, but Blvcns urged with such pa
retic eagerness ho was compelled to
It was a warm, beautiful morning
Uo last week in March when ho alight-
Id on tho platform of tho llttlo railroad
Ion on tho estate and took his seat
bslde Nan in her big touring car. Tho
ait trees wero in full bloom, and their
fumo Oiled tho air. Tho hum of
Iocs and tho song of birds bo had
nown In his boyhood thrilled his heart.
"If s glorious, Nanf ho exclaimed.
"Tour coming makes it perfect, Jim."
As tho river mado a graceful curvo
livens' house swept into full view a
nnlng pllo of marblo 300 feet long,
Is tower piercing tho turqnolso sky In
umn grandonr. Tho stono parapet
: which its front wall was built roso
li masslvo strength a hundred feet
I -cm tho ledgo tn tho granite cliff bo
ro touching tho first lino of tho white
Lanes of tho house itself.
At tho end a formal garden had been
lit on tho foundations of masonry
thlch cost $100,000.
I For an hour tho car swept llko a splr-
over tho nillcs of smooth macadam
rato roads Brvens had built. At
Iich graceful turn his wonder increas
Lat tho luxurious outlay of millions.
I From each hilltop as tho hugo gleam-
fS castlo camo Into vlow. from a now
Jo. roveallnn Ita marvelous beauty,
; thtSh! wlfli a tpncl of pity of the
ihaniDiing Uguro or tho stricken man
limping through Its halls helpless, lone
ly, miserable. What strange pranks
fato plays with tho mighty as well as
tho lowly! So frail was tho broken
body now ho did not dare risk a cold
by taking a rido with his wife
The ninchlno turned suddenly up a
hill and glided through two iron gates
opening on the lawn, and tho great
white chateau loomed beforo them in
a flash of blinding beauty. Stuart
caught Ills breath. Ho shook hands
with Blvens and was shocked to Dnd
til in so weak.
The llttlo man held his hand with a
lingering wistfulness as ho looked Into
his friend's strong face.
"You don't know how rich you arc.
Ilm," ho said feebly, "with this hand
that grips llko Iron. I'd glvo millions
to feel my heart beat llko yours today."
"You'll get better down here," Stuart
"I'm trying It anyhow," no said list
lessly. "Make yourself at homo, old
boy. This houso is my pride. I want
.Van to show you every nook and cor
ner In it I wish I could trot around
with you. but I can't"
"As soon as you've changed your
clothes. " Nan said familiarly, "como
down to tho library and I'll show you
Stuart followed the man assigned as
his valet to the electric elevator and
In n minute stepped out on tho fourth
.ioor. He observod with a smile that
Ills mum number was 157.
"The idea of living in a huge hotel
and calling it a houio!" ho mused, with
grim humor. "Boom 157 great Scott!"
Ills hostess showed him first the
library. The magnificent roomcontalned
more than 40,000 volumes, bound in
hand tooled morocco.
"Tho funny thing, of course," Nan
whlspored, "is that Cal has never read
one of these exquisitely bound books."
"Why on earth did ho make this
room the most stately and beautiful
one In tho houso?"
"Maybe ho didn't!" sho laughed. "I'm
going to give you n privilege no mere
man has ever enjoyed in this houso
beforo I am going to show you my
When tho tour of Inspection had been
completed sho led him to her own suit
which was located in tho southwestern
corner, overlooking tho magnificent
formal gardens with their artificial
lako, fountains, statuary and a wilder
ness of flowers, and farther on over
tho beautiful valleys of tho Swanna
noa and tho French Broad rivers. Be
yond tho river valleye roso range after
range of mountains.
Tho magnificence of her bedroom
was stunning. Stuart rubbed his eyes
in amazement Sho had taken herself
seriously In tho creation of this room,
and had spent a round million on its
Ivory bedstead, its purple and gold
velvet hangings, Its wonderful carv
ings. Tho picture she mado standing hi
this wonderful room was ono that
never faded from his memory. Tho
poloo of her superb form; tho fires
that smouldered In tho depths of her
eyes; tho tenderness with which her
senses scorned to drink in tho daring
luxury; tho smtlo that played about
her Hps, joyous, sensuous, cruel!
"It seems all a dream, Nan," ho said.
"I'll rub my eyes and wako up direct
ly. I thought your Now York houso a
miracle. This Is fairyland."
"Perhaps it would be," sho said,
looking at him a moment through half
closed eyes, "If only the princo"
A look of pain unconsciously clouded
his face, and tho sentence was not
On tho fourth day Kan planned a
coaching party to ascend Mount
Mitchell, tho highest peak in tho land
of tho sky, tho highest point of ground
that 6ido tho Eocklea. Sho had taken
this trip wtth Stuart sixteen years be
fore. She was then but fifteen, and
ho bad Just begun to danglo at her
heclB. Sho did not tell him their des
tination. Tho party consisted of half a dozen
boys and gtrls whom Nan was chap
eroning, Stuart, tho footman and
coachman. Tho start was mado at
sunrise. Tho morning was glorious,
tho air rich with the full breath of a
At tho foot of tho first hill tho
coach suddenly stopped bcsldo the
banks of tho Swnnnanoa river.
Nan leaped to tho ground, drew
Stuart with her to .tho rear of tho
coach, and mlsod her arms.
"Lift mo up," sho cried, laughing.
Ho placed his hands nndor her arms
and with a leap and a cry of laughter
sho was in tho empty baggago rock.
"Now up with yoar sho cried.
In a moment Stuart was seated snug
ly by her tddo and tho' big red coach
was roUlnpHilong tho old road.
"Now, shy Nan whispered, "do you
know where you aro going?"
"To a certain peak among tho clouds,
where you and I onco went a thousand
Nan nestled c llttlo closer, or perhaps
It was tho swaying of tho coach that
mado blm think sho did, and softly
"You remember this road?"
Tvo seen It a hundred times in my
dreams since that wonderful day. It
winds along tho banks of tho Swan
nanoa for twenty miles, always climb
ing higher and higher until tho river
becomes a limpid trout stream. Wo
stop at tho old roadhouse, stay all
night and next morning take tho brldlo
path with tho funny pock horses and
climb to tho first mountain top, still
following tho llttlo stream."
"Fine, Jimmy, finer sho cried, with
girlish mockery. "Your geography les
son was perfect! You can walk homo
with mo after school. "
Stuart looked at her and broko Into
a laugh. Again they wero boy and girl,
and tho only chango ho could eeo was
that sho was more splendidly beautiful
t thlrty-ono than sho had ever prom
ised to bo at fifteen.
"You remember how shocked you
were In this samo seat, Jim. that day
in tho sweet long ago when the old
coach threw mo into your arms?"
"Yes, I felt that I was taking a mean
ndvantago of you."
"I thought you wero an awful fool
not to accept moro gracefully and
thankfully tho provldcnco which threw
a pretty girl your way."
Tho coach gavo a sudden lurch and
threw her Into Stuart's arms again.
"And now?" ho cried laughingly, as
lie held her firmly for a moment to
prevent her falling.
Sho blushed furiously, threw tho ring
lets of dark hair from her face and
drew back to her position.
"Now, of course, it's unlawful," sho
answered with sober playfulness.
Tho man watched her slyly for tha
next half mile. Sho was very, very
They spent tho night nt tho samo
old roadbouso and slept on feather
beds. Ho hadn't felt tho touch of a
feather bed in years. Ho dreamed
that ho was at school agam, a man of
thirty-five, playing marbles with a
crowd of towheaded boys, and they
wero beating him at tho game while
Nan was standing near, her long plait
of black hair banging down her back,
laughing at blm because ho was bare
footed! They started next day at 8 o'clock
with tho pack horses to make tho trip
along the dim bridle trail, fourteen
miles up tho sides of frowning cliffs
and over the tops of balsam crowned
peaks to tho summit of Mount
Nan led tho way, mounted on a sure
footed young stallion, and Stuart fol
lowed her on a llttlo black mule ho
had selected from tho barn for his
exact likeness to ono ho hud raised
as a pet when a lxy. Tho youngsters
camo struggling after them, mounted
en an assortment of shaggy, scrubby
looking animals that know the moun
tain path as a rabbit knows his trail
in tho jungle.
At 1 o'clock they passed through the
first series of clouds and out Into tho
sunlight beyond. Tho next lino of
clouds was dark and threatening and
suddenly poured rain. Slowly but
surely tho horses picked their way up
the mountain side through tho storm
and suddenly walked out Into the
sunlight again; they looked down on
tho smooth flat surfaco of tho clouls
through which they had passed.
It was dusk when tho party reached
tho summit. Tho horses wero loosened
to grazo In the open field nnd the
guides hurried to build a flro in front
of the cave made by a projecting ledge
of rock beneath which tho party was to
Tho bod of balsam boughs was too
sharp a contrast to Nan's million dollar
room to permit Stuart much sleep. Be
sides, the youngsters were giggling
nnd laughing and Joking most of tho
night. Only n big log marked the par
tition wall between tho men's and
women's part of tho cave. The space
was so limited It wns necessary to sleep
close together. The girls and boys nev
er grew tired cracking silly jokes nbout
tho magnificence of their sleeping quar
ters. In vain Nan begged for quiet It
was 3 o'clock before they were still at
last and sho fell Into a deep .sleep.
Stuart rose, sat before the log flro and
watched the regular rise and fall of her
bosom as she slopt llko a child. On a
distant mountain sldo he heard tho
howl of a lonely wolf. Sixteen years
ago tho mountains were full of them
and they camo quite close. Ho was re
minded of the nnrrowlng strip of tho
savage world, fast disappearing beforo
tho march of civilization. Somewhere
inside of him ho heard tho lonely cry
of another wolf.
"Sho's mine mine! Nature gave her
to me in tho morning of life I wns a
fool. I should havo taken her by force,
if need be, and sho would have thnnk
ed mo in after years. Sho has compiled
with tho conventions of society and
trampled tho highest law of life. "Why
not smash convention now nt tho call
of that law?"
Again tho wolf howled In tho distant
darkness, and It seemed the echo of his
own mad cry. no waked from his rev
erie with an angry start, no shud
dered that ho could have harbored the
thought for a moment
The eastern horizon was beginning
to glow with tho dawn. He rose,
walked to tho summit and sat down on
tho pllo of stones that marked tho
grave of Professor Mitchell, no watch
ed in silence until ho saw tho sun's
red rim suddenly leap abovo tho blue
black peaks of tlio east and drive tho
last shadow of tho night from tho val
leys below. With their fading mists he
felt tho darkness lift from his own
heart and tho sunlight of reason 6trenm
in. A new joy welled up from the
depths of his spirit, no was alive to
his finger tips, and his imagination
glowed with the consciousness that llfo
was strong and clean and worth while.
"With the help of God I'll keep it so,
too!" ho cried. "I'm ready for tho fight
now. Let it come."
no knew instinctively that It was
coming. Ho felt It in every word that
had fallen from Nan's lips since they
loft on this trip. Ho felt it most keenly
of all when she was silent, read It in
tho tremor of her mouth, tho shadowy
tenderness of her eyes, tho low, deep
tones of her voice.
(Continued in Tuesday's Issue.)
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SAM M'CALL, EX-SLAVE,
IS A FARMING WONDER.
An Illiterate Alabama Negro's Crop
Achievements Amaze Experts.
Sam McCall Is an ex-slave, Illiterate
and sovcnty-flvo years old, but ho is
teaching tho farmers of tho world
somo noteworthy lessons. Ho has won
fumo by producing on his llttlo farm
In central Alabama tho largest amount
of cotton to tho area over grown In
tho United States. This is ono balo
to an eighth of an acre of land. Tho
importance of this nchlcvetnent may
bo understood when it is known that
tho average yield for tho United
States Is only two-flf ths of a bale for a
Sam McCall has developed a method
of cultivation on onco worthless land
which Is so successful that bo thinks
nothing now of producing three and
ono-hnlf to four bales of cotton an
aero or eighty bushels of oats or corn.
The nverago hi the southern states for
corn and oats runs fifteen to twenty
five bushels an ncro.
When Sam was mado free ho bought
land to tho amount of ICO acres. Ho
cultivated forty acres and tho first
year mado hardly enough to keep him
self. Ho concluded that Vlth his lim
ited equipment and in view of the fact
that he was doing practically all his
own work It would bo wise for him to
reduce tho amount of land. Ho grad
ually brought his cultivated farm down
to two acres and for twenty-two years
on tills plot has spent all of his tlmo
and energies In what farm experts call
ono of tho most interesting examples
of intensive farming carried on in the
According to somo who havo gone to
Alabama to study his methods, the
reason for tho cx-elavo's success In ag
riculture Is duo largely to the fact that
ho has manufactured nitrogen In tho
soil unknowingly by feeding tho soli
bacteria with carbohydrates and cellu
lose, coming from the refuse of tho
McCnll's land Is part of nn abandon
ed farm. Before ho began to cultivate
it the soil was perhaps as bad as any
that can be found on nny farm in tho
southern states. Tho former slave
know nothing of scientific methods of
cultivation, but was a good observer.
lie noticed white fanners In his sec
tion gathering leaves in the fall to
spread over their land to form humus
In tho soli. Sum never heard of the
word humus, but ho concluded tho
whlto farmers knew what they wero
doing, and he followed suit no later
decided to use tho refuse of all crops
as a nntural fertilizer. At the tlmo lie
began to cultivate his land commercial
fertilizers wero llttlo known, and tho
ex-slave has never mado use of them
during his entire career.
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EEEEEEEE EE EEEEEEEE EE EEEEEEEE
SHERIFF'S SALE OF VALUABLE
REAL ESTATE By virtue of
process Issued out of the Court of
Common Pleas of Wayne county, and
State of Pennsylvania, and to mo di
rected and delivered, I have levied on
and will expose to public salo, at the
Court House In Honcsdale, on
FIUDAY. AUGUST 1G, 1913, 2 P. M.
All the defendant's right, title, ana
Interest in the following described
All that certnln lot or parcel of land
situate In Preston Township, Wayne
counts, and State of Pennsylvania,
bounded nnd described as follows: BE
GINNING at a heap of stones, the corner
of lots numbered 2'J, 30, 37 and 3S In the
allotment of tho Cadwalder-Equlnunk
tract; thenco by said lot No. 29, north
twenty-seven degrees west, ono hundred
and sixty-four rods to a stones corner;
thence by land In the warrantee name of
Michael Kryder north sixty-three degrees
east, one hundred and six rodd to stones
by a beech corner: thenco by lot No. 31
In said allotment south twenty-seven de
grees cast, one hundred and sixty-four
rods to stones corner; nnd thenco by said
lot No. 37 south sixty-three degrees west
ono hundred and six rods to the place of
beginning. Being lot No. 30, nnd con
taining one hundred and eight acres and
ono hundred and four perches, moro or
less. Being same property which Itlchard
W. Murphy, Sheriff of Wayne County,
conveyed to Bertha M. Tiffany by deed
dated April 3, 1896, and recorded in Sher
iff's Deed Book No. 6, page 151, and re
corded In the Hecorder's offlco In and
for Wayne county In Deed Book No. 81,
Also, all that certain piece or parcel of
land situate In the township of Preston,
In the. county of Wayne and State of
Pennsylvania, bounded and described as
follows: BEGINNING at stones corner
of lots No. 29, 30, 37 and 33 of the allot
ment of T. Cadwaller; thence by said lot
No. CO, north 03 degrees east, one hundred
and six rods to a stones corner; thence
by lot No. 30 of aid allotments south twen
ty-seven degrees east, eighty rods to a
stake and stones corner near tho EquI
nunk Creek: thenco slxty-threo degrees
west, one hundred and six rods to a
stake and stones corner In the line of
Cornelius IUley's land;, thence north
along tho said lino twenty-seven degrees
west, eighty rods to the placo of begin
ning. Containing fifty-three acres, be
the same moro or less. Being same land
which Wm. J. Davey and Margaret
Hughes Davey granted and conveyed to
Bertha M. Tiffany by deed. dated May 28,
1900, and recorded In Wayne County In
Deed Book No. 87, page 171, etc.
Being the samo property that J. W.
Tiffany and Bertha M. Tiffany conveyed
to George E. Haynes by deed dated
February 27, 190G. and recorded In Wayne"
county In Deed Book No. 91, page 4C0.
About one-haff Improved land, ono two
story frame house, frame barn and other
Seized and taken In execution as tho
property of Margaret Haynes nnd M. H.
Davis, Executors of George E. Haynes,
deceased, Margaret Haynes and W. J.
Barnes, guardian ad litem at the suit of
John A. Ballantlne and Daniel W. Ballan
tlne, assignees. No. 201 March Term, 1913.
Judgment, 2157.81. Attorneys, Mumford
TAKE NOTTCiS. All bids and cost?
must bo paid on day of sale or deeds
will not be acknowledged.
FRANK C. KIMBLE. Sheriff.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION,
Warren Akers, late of Dreher town
ship. All persons indebted to said estate
are notified to make Immediate pay
ment to the undersigned; and those
having .claims against said estate are
notified to present them, duly attest
ed, for settlement.
H. M. JONES, Administrator.
Newfoundland, Pa., July 15, 1913
aware Hiinnn tn 12
NOTICE OF INCOHPOnATION.-Notice
Is hereby given that an application
will bo made to tho Honorable A. T.
Searle, President Judge of the Court of
Common Pleas of Wayne County, bjr
Georgo W. Stiles, Henry T. O'Neill, John
O'Peko and Frank Grudln et al. on tho
25th day of July, at ten o'clock A. M., un
der the "Act to provide for tho Incorpora
tion and regulation of certain corpora
tions," approved April 29th, 1874, and Its
Supplements, for tho charter of an In
tended corporation to bo called tho
"Browndalo Firo Company, No. 1, tho
character nnd object of which Is to pro
tect human lives and preserve property
by controlling fires, and for these pur
poses to have, possess and enjoy all tho
rights, benefits and privileges conferred
by the said Act and its supplements.
Application now on file In Prothono
tary's ofHce, No. 31, Juno T. 1913.
F. M. GARDINER.
E. C. MUMFORD,
June 30, 1913.. Solicitors.
TN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS'
1 OF WAYNE COUNTY.
Mary E. Shevalier v A. I. Shevallcr.
To A. I. SHEVALIER: You aro
hereby required to appear in tho
said Court on the secondMonday in
August next, to answer the com
plaint exhibited to the judge of said
court by Mary E. Shevalier, your wifo
in tho cause above stated, or In
default thereof a decree of divorco
as prayed for In said complaint may
be made against you In your ab
sence. F. C. KIMBLE, Sheriff.
P. H.-Iloff, Attorney.
Honesdale, Pa., July 11, i913.
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