Newspaper Page Text
THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, AUGUST i, 1913.
By THOMAS DIXON
Copyright, 1011, by Thocoai
Btuart, Bouthern lawyer In New York, Is
In lovo with Nan Primrose. His friend,
Dr. Woodman, who has a young dauch
tcr. Is threatened with tho loss of his
firug business by BlvenB, whom Tie be
friended years before Btuart visits tht
Nan wants Stuart to accept a place with
Blvcns' chemical trust. Ho dlsllkos Dlv
enB' methods and refuses. Dlvens cn
Dlvens Is In lovo with Nan. Stuart re
fuses tlio offer, and Nan breaks her en
gagement with the lawyer. Dlvens askg
Woodman to enter tho trust.
W'flodman will hoi yleld'and subs Dlvens"
company. Tho promoter tells the doctor
ha and Nan aro engaged. Harriet Wood
man Is studying music. Btuart takes Nan
for a day In tho country.
Stuart pleads with Nan to glvo up Dlv
ens, but tho spell of millions Is on her and
he yields to It.
Nan becomes Mrs. lllvens. Harriet
loaves Btuart, but bo does not knew it.
Nine years uses. Stuart becomes district
attorney. Hs Investigates criminal trusts.
Kan asks hhn to call.
Btuart wants Woodman to end his suit
against Dlvens, but the doctor stands
firm. Blvcns aids Stuart In his Investi
gation of crooked financiers.
Stuart's revelations did In bringing on a
crisis. Blvcns promises to aid tho Van
Dam Trust company, which Is In trouble.
Woodman needs money badly.
In the stock market slump engineered
by Dlvens, Woodman and many others
Iobo all. Tho trust company falls because
Blvens, at command of the money king,
breaks his word. Stuart faces his critics
In front of Blvens' bank.
Mo mob attacks Stuart and Injures him
lightly. Nan sees It and reveals her
love. Blvens piles $00,000,000 on a table
and calls Btuart to see tho money to ro
tate rumors of his financial weakness.
Stuart Is tempted to Join Dlvens as his
confidential man. Ho accepts an Invita
tion to visit tho Dlvens house nnd Is re
ceived by Nan.
At a meeting of the discontented, at
which Dlvens Is denounced, a bomb
thrower Is killed by his own missile.
Woodman decides to continue his fight
Stuart's plea with Ulvens for Woodman
Is in vain, and tho lawyer refuses to Join
In tho millionaire's plans. Woodman
pleads guilty and Stuart, who has re
signed as district attorney, defends him.
Sentence Is suspended. Dlvens Is ill.
At his Insistence, Stuart accompanies
him and Nan on a duck hunting trip to
Virginia, although Stuart fears Nan's
presence may tempt him boyond his
Stuart and Diven3 venture too far from
tho yacht In tho marsh, with a storm
coming, and they aro Imperiled by tho
Dlvens' life U eaved by Btuart, al
though tho thought of Nan tempts the
lawyer to leave tho millionaire to die.
They return to New York, where Harriet
Woodman sings successfully in grand
"It's far more serious than the papers
suspect You'll coino?"
"1'os, early tomorrow morning. I've
an important engagement tonight that
will keep mo until 12 o'clock. I'm sail
ing for Europe day nftcr tomorrow."
A sudden click at tho other end nnd
he was cut off. Ills experienced ear
told him it was not an accident
It was just dawn when Stuart's tele
phono rang and ho leaped from bed,
startled at the unusual call.
"Well, well," ho cried In quick, im
patient tones, "who is it? What Is tho
"For heaven's sake come at once.
Cal was tnken dangerously 111 nt 2
o'clock. The doctors have been with
lilm every moment lie doesn't get nny
better. lie keeps calling for you."
"I'll be there in half an hour three
quarters nt the most."
"Thank you," she gasped, nnd hung
up her receiver.
Stuart's cab whirled uptown through
the rivers of humanity pouring dbwn to
begin again the round of another day.
In all the hurrying thousands not one
knew or cared a straw whether the
man of millions In his silent palace on
tho drive lived or died.
The house was evidently in hopeless
confusion. Servnnts wandered In ev
ery direction without order. Doctor aft
er doctor passed In and out, nnd the
sickening odor of medicines -filled tho
air. A group of newspaper reporters
Htcod at tho foot of the grand stairway.
Nan stood shivering at the head of
tho stairs, pale, disheveled, her dark
eyes wide nnd staring with n new ex
pression of terror In their depths.
"How Is he, N'an?"
"Worse," she stammered through
chattering teeth. "Tho doctors say ho
can't possibly live. lie has been call
ing for me for the last hour. I can't
lie took her hand. It was cold nnd
he felt a tremor run through her body
at his touch.
"Come, come, Nan, you're not n silly
child, I'm ashamed of you. If Cal Is
calling, go to him at once. You must
Shivering in silence she led Stuart
to the door of Blvens' room and lied
to her own.
On a magnificent bed of gleaming
ebony Inlaid with rows of opals, thou
sands of opals, Stuart found the little
shriveled form. Tho swarthy face was
white and drawn, tho hard thin Hps
fallen back from two rows of smooth
teeth In pitiful, fevered weakness. Tho
shifting eyes caught sight of Stuart.
"It's awfully good of you to como
up hero so soon," he began feebly.
"I've some plans I want you to carry
out for me right nwny. You seo I
never thought before of the world as
a place where there were so many
men and women sick nnd suffering
thousands and tens nnd hundreds of
thousands. Those doctors sny that
every night in New York alone there
are half a million people sick or bend
ing over tho beds of loved ones who
aro suffering, nnd two hundred die
He paused for breath, and the black
eyes stared at his friend.
"Jim, I can't die! I haven't livedl
I'vo got to got up from hero nnd do
some things I've meant to do all those
The White Messenger.
' N spite of Blvens' protest Stuart
returned to New York on the
first train tho morning after the
coaching party reached tho
"Stay a week longer," tho little maji
urged, "and I'll go with you. We'll go
together, all of us, in my cnr. I'm
getting worse here every day. I've
got to got back to my doctors in New
"I'm sorry, Cal,1' ho answered quick
ly, "but I must leave nt once."
Nan allowed him to go without an
effort to change his decision. A strange
calm had como over her. She drove
to tho station with him in silence. Ho
began to wonder what It meant
As ho stepped from tho machine she
extended her hand, with n tender
smile, and said In low tones:
"Until wo moot ngain."
Ho pressed It gently nnd was gone. ,
He reached Now York thoroughly
exhausted and blue, but tho sight of
Harriet seated on tho stoop of tho old
homo by the square watching a crowd
of children play brought a smilo back
to his haggard face.
"Thoy've como to. honor mo with
their good wishes on my voyage," she
"What voyage?" ho asked In sur
prise. "Oh, you didn't know. I've nn en-
gagement to sing on the continent
this summer. Tho news camo the
day you loft. Isn't that fine? I sail
A sudden idea struck him.
"Lot mo go with you, girlie?"
"Oh, Jim, if you only would, I'd be
"I will!" he said with decision,
"You've booked your passage?"
"Yes, but I'll chango it to suit you."
Ho found business which required a
week and booked his passago with
inarriet on n Cunarder which sailed
In ton days. A week later Nnn and
Blvens returned to their Now York
house. Tho papers wero full of stories
of his failing health.
Two days after her arrival Nan tele
phoned to Stuart.
"You must como up to seo Cal to
night" she said earnestly, "ne is ask
Ing for you,"
"Is ho really dangerously 111?" Stuart
Handing him a key which ho drew
from beneath his pillow ho cried:
"Unlock tho right hand top drawer
of that safe, Jim the door Is open.
Hand mo those bundles of stocks nnd
bonds nnd call those doctors."
Stuart complied with his request aud
Blvens spread tho brilliantly colored
papers on the white covering of his
bed, while tho doctors drew near.
"Listen now, gentlemen," ho began,
still gasping with pain. "You're our
greatest living doctors, I'm told. Well,
I'm not willing to die, I won't die do
you hear? I'm only forty-nlno years
old. You see here thirty millions in
gilt edged stocks nnd bonds. Well,
there nro three of you. I'll give you
ten millions each to take this stone
off of my breast that's smothering me
and glvo mo five years more of life."
The three men of science stood with
folded, helpless arms and made no ef
fort to keep back tho tears. They had
seen many men die. It wns nothing
now and yet tho pity nnd pathos of
"Remember," sho said brokqnly, "I
never expect to seo you again wo can
not meet after this. I am looking into
your dear face now with tho anguish of
u broken heart strangling me. You
cannot leave like this we have been
too ranch to each other."
Ho tool: her in his arms nnd held her
"Forgive mo, dear," ho whispered,
reverently kissing her as ho would
have pressed tho Hps of the dead. "I
didn't mean to bo cruel goodby."
Tho door of tho great house softly
closed nnd he was gone. A few mo
ments later the servants found her
limp form lying iu a swoon on tho
Strangers no, longer live in the cot
tage Stuart built on the hills. A jaunty
sailboat nods nt tho buoy near tho
water's edge. The drone of bees from
tho fruit trees In full bloom on the
terraces promise n luscious harvest in
tho summer and fall. Tho lawn Is a
By JUDIC CKOLLET
Tho simple frock in empire stylo Is
always n good one for tiny folk. This
one combines a straight skirt with a
plain body portion. Tho combination
of flouncing with nil over embroidery
this strange appeal found their way to wilderness of flowers nnd shimmering
"I'll make good. Do you understand?
Ten millions eachl"
sick people I've got to do something
for thjun. I'm going to build palaces
for tho lame, tho halt, tho sick, the
blind. I'm going to gnther tho great
men of scienco from tho ends of tho
earth and set them to work to lift
this shadow from tho world."
A sudden pain seized aud convulsed
his frail body and Stuart called tho
doctors from tho next room.
They stood by in helpless sympathy.
"Can't you stop this pain?" tho fi
nancier gasped in nnger. "What aro
you hero for? Am I not ablo to buy
enough morphine to stop this hellish
Ills family doctor bent and said;
"Your heart action ia too low Just
now, Mr. Blvens, you can't stand it"
"Well, I can't stand this! Give it to
me, I tell you!"
Tho doctor took a hypodermic
syringe, filled It with wnter and In
jected it into hls-nrm.
While Stuart watched tho pitiful
trick, his eye wandered over tho mag
nificent trappings of tho room.
"What irony of fate!" he exclaimed,
under his breath.
Tho sufferer stared and beckoned to
the soul of each. They never envied
a millionaire again.
They retired for nnothor consulta
tion. Stuart replaced the papers and
gave tho key to Blvens.
"Ask Nan to come here a minute,"
he said feebly.
Stuart walked to tho door and whis
pered to a servant When ho return
ed to tho bedside tho dying mau look
ed up into his face gratefully.
"You don't know how It helps mo
to havo you near, Jim, old boy. I'm
lonely. Nan I guess Is 111 nnd broken
down. I've lavished millions on her.
I've given her all I possess In my will,
but somehow we never found happi
ness. If I could only havo been sure
of the deep, sweet, unselfish love of
one human soul on this earth! If I
could only havo won a girl's heart
when I was poor. But I was rich,
and I've always wondered whether
sho really loved me for my own sake.
At least I'vo always thanked God for
you. You've been a real friend. Our
hearts wore 'young together and you
stood by me when I was poor"
An hour later when tho covering
was turned back from tho dead body
Btuart saw that the smooth little cold
hand had gripped tho key to his treas
ures in a lust Instinctive grasp.
Ho looked ngnln nt the lump of cold
clay and wondered what was passing
in tho soul of tho woman who was
now tho heir of all his millions.
Why had she shown such strango
and abject terror over his death an
event sho had foreseen and desired?
A horrible suspicion suddenly flashed
through his mind. Ho determined to
know at once.
As ho had feared, Nan refused point
blank to enter the death chamber and
askod lilm to como to her boudoir.
Ho found hor standing by a win
dow, apparently calm. Stuart looked
at her a moment with n curious de
tached Interest. Suddenly aware of
Ills presence she turned.
"At last, at last!" sho cried in low
broken accents. "Oh, dear God, how
long I've waited and despaired! At
last we may belong to each other for
everbody and soul! Nothing else mat
ters now, does It? We shall forget all
the blank hideous years; you'll forget
It, won't you, dearest? You'll forgive
me now say that you will?"
"I'vo long ago forgiven, Nan, but tell
me nbout this sudden attack. You were
with him when ho was stricken?"
"Yes, I took tho nurse's place at
midnight; I couldn't sleep."
"How long did you stay with him?"
"Until I called you."
"And you gave him' the medicine in
the absence of tho nurse?"
"Only one," sho answered, hesltat
Ingly, "a particular kind the doctor
hnd not prescribed, but which he
asked for to relievo his pain."
"Ho asked you for medicine, Nnn?"
ho went on remorselessly. "A poison-
oVis powtier and you gave him one?"
"And you're sure you gave him but
"Ho was begging for two I might
havo given them both It's possible, of
no gazed at her with n look of pity.
"I know that you did, Nan, know it
as certainly as if I stood by your side
and saw you press it to his Hps."
"You know, Jim?" sho cried feebly,
her head drooping low.
"And you feel no remorse?"
"Why should I? nis death seemed
only a question of days"
"From tho bottom of my heart I pity
you!" Stuart broke in softly. "Tho state
will never reach your act with tho law.
But tho big thing is you linvo no con
sciousness of guilt and feel no remorse
because you havo no soul. You have
only desires and impulses. That's why
you couldn't wait for mo to earn my
fortune honestly and so betrayed me
for gold. I can seo it all now. Your
beauty has blinded me."
"For God's sake, Jim," sho cried
fiercely, "don't-don't talk llko that! I
can't endure it! You don't mean, you
cun't mean that you aro going to turn
from mo now, just when I've 'found
your lovo! I did it for you!"
Stunrt looked at her through a mist
"Tho spell is broken, Nnn, dear; our
romance Is ended. I don't say It In
prido or anger; I say it in sorrow a
great deep, pitying sorrow that cuts
Tho woman understood. Sho had at
last passed out of his world. Only tho
memory of a girl ho had onco loved
nnd idealized remained, and that mem
ory was now unapproachable. Tho liv
ing woman was no longer tho Oguro in
tho mental picture. Tho struggle was
no extended his hand, clasped hers,
bowed and kissed it, turned nnd
walked quickly toward tho door. With
a half smothered cry sho followed.
Ho paused and turned again, facing
her with a look of infinite sadness.
green. The climbing roses on tno
southeastern side of the house havo
covered it to tho very eaves of tho
roof. Stuart has just cut tliom away
from Hnrrlet's window because they
interfered with her view of the bay
and son and towering hills they love
so well. And the crooning of a little
mother over n baby's cradle fills tho
home with music sweeter to Its builder
than any note over heard in grand
Special Closing Out Sale o La
dies' White Dresses for a few weeks
at Mcnner & Co. 58w4
nay 'i-. ajrv
That splitting Headache will
get almost instant if you take a
Ncura Powder, io and 25 cts.
OVER 65 YEARS
Anyone Bending n Mi etch nnd description ma;
quickly aarertnlu our opinion free whether an
Invention Is prohnbly jmientnblG. Communion.
U0115 strictly conUdontl.-il. HANDBOOK onl'atcnts
scut free. Oldest agency f or eecurinffpatents.
tptctal node;, without cbarco, la tho
A handsomely Illustrated weekly. T.areest cir
culation ot nny sclentlnc Journal. Terms, 3 a
year; four months, (1. Sola by all newsdealers.
MUNN&Co.36,B'M'1a New York
Urancn Office. 655 V EL. Washington. 1). C.
child's empire dress.
Is pretty, or one of the Dresden dimi
ties would bo an nttractlvo fabric.
For tho two-year-old size tho dress
will require two and one-quarter yards
of material twenty-seven inches wide
and one and three-eighths yards of
beading or one nnd one-half yards of
plain material thirty-six inches wide.
This May Manton pattern la cut In Blzes
Bjr children of one, two and four years of
kge. Send 10 cents to this office, giving
number, 7903, and It will to promptly for
warded to you by mall. If In haste send
an additional two cent stamp for letter
postage. When ordering uso coupon.
TN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS
1 OF WAYNE COUNTY.
Mary E. Shevalier v A. I. Shevalier.
To A. I. SHEVALIER: You aro
hereby required to appear in tho
said Court on the second Monday in
August next, to answer the com
plaint exhibited to the judge of said
court by Mary E. Shevalier, your wife
in tho cause above stated, or In
default thereof a decree of divorce
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, 1913.
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 me di
rected and delivered, I have levied on
and will expose to public sale, at tho
Court House In Honesdale, on
FRIDAY, AUG. 15, 1013, 2 1. M.
All tho defendant's right, title, and
Interest in the following described
All that certain lot or parcel of land
situate in Preston Township, Wayne
county, and State o Pennsylvania,
bounded and described as follows: BE
GINNING at a heap of stones, the corner
of lots numbered 21), 30, 37 and 33 in tho
allotment of tho Cadwalder-Equlnunk
tract; thence by said lot No. 2ii, north
twenty-seven degrees west, one hundred
and sixty-four rods to a stones corner;
thenco by land In the warrantee name of
Michael Kryder north sixty-three degrees
east, one hundred and six rods to stones
by a beech corner; thenco by lot No. 31
in said allotment south twenty-seven de
grees east, one hundred and sixty-four
rods to stones corner; and thence by said
lot No. 37 south sixty-three degrees west
one hundred and six rods to tho placo of
beginning. Being lot No. 30, and con
taining one hundred and eight acres and
one hundred and four perches, more or
less. Being same property which ltlchard
W. Murphy, Sheriff of Wayne County,
conveyed to Bertha M. Tiffany by deed
dated April 3, 1S98, and recorded In Sher
iff's Deed Book No. 6, page 154, and re
corded In tho Recorder's ofllce in and
for Wnyne 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. 20, 30, 37 and 38 of tho allot
ment of T. Cadwaller; thence by said lot
No. 30, north C3 degrees east, one hundred
and six rods to a stones corner; thenco
by lot No. 36 of aid allotments south twen
ty-seven degrees east, eighty rods to a
stake and stones corner near the Equl
nunk Creek; thence slxty-threo degrees
west, one hundred and six rods to a
stake and stones corner In tho line of
Cornelius Riley's land: thenco north
along the said lino twenty-seven degrees
west, eighty rods to the placo of begin
ning. Containing fifty-three acres, be
the same more 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.
11)00, and recorded In Wayne County in
Deed Book No. S7, page 171, etc.
Being tho same property that J. W.
Tiffany and Bertha M. Tiffany conveyed
to George E. Haynes by deed dated
February 27, 1D08, and recorded In Wayne,
county In Deed Book No. 91, pago 466.
About one-naff Improved land, one two
story frame house, frame barn and other
Seized and taken In execution as tho
property of Margaret Haynes and M. H.
Davis, Executors of George E. Haynes.
deceased, Margaret Haynes nnd W. J.
Barnes, guardian ad litem at tho suit of
John A. Ballantlne and-Daniel W. Ballan
tine, assignees. No. 201 March Term, 1913.
Judgment, $2157.84. Attorneys, Mumford
TAKE NOTICiS. All bids and costs
must be paid on day of sale or deeds
will not be acknowledged.
FRANK C. KIMBLE.- Sheriff.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION,
Warren Alters, 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 IB, 1913
HE EEEEEEEfl E0 HEHEEEEE HE EEEBEEEEE
The Delaware & Hudson Co.
Tickets good going on all trains,, Sat
urdays August 2, and returning on any
regular train to August 11 inclusive. Good
for stop off at Albany and north, including
landings on Lake! George.
Special train leaves WILKES-BARRE 7:00 a. m.; SCRANTON
7:45 a. m.; CARBONDALE 8:45 a. m.; stopping at intermediate
Apply to D. & H. Ticket Agents for detailed information.
EEEEEClUEEE (00 BEHEHBEE EH BBHBBBEE