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THE CITIZEN, TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1913.
Operator No. 13
Was It an Unlucky
By CLARISSA MACKIE
Giles EUwood, fresh from his native
city of the progressive west, bounced
out of his hotel bed and ran to the
window. A clatter of hoofn on the ns
phalt, the clang of gongs, the swift
rushing of electric vehicles, the glitter
of arc lights oh red and nickel, trail
ing plumes of black and white smoke,
and the fire engines disappeared up the
The westerner sat down on the edge
of the bed and yawned sleepily. At
home In his own city a fire was first
announced by the ringing of alarm
bells that respectable citizens might bo
Informed of the coming spectacle and
be on hand to witness the conflagra
tion. Inside his vest pocket was the
list of box numbers at which he was
In the habit of glancing when the bells
In the towers brnyed forth the alarms.
Here In New York It was different
The silent alarm system might have
Its advantages, but it certainly de
prived interested strangers from wit
nessing that much advertised attrac
tion n three alarm Gotham fire.
Then, again, at home If ho was
without his trusty alarm oard, all ho
had to do was to telephone to the cen
tral telephone office and ask where the
lire was. Did he dare do that in New
York? Yet possibly a three alarm Are
was eating up dollars within a half
dozen blocks of his hotel.
He snapped on the electric light, look
ed at his watch, saw that it was 2
o'clock and went to the telephone.
There were two of these, one that con
nected with the hotel switchboard and
the other a long distance Instrument.
He glanced at them and chose the hotel
"Number?" came in such sweet reply
that Ellwood reddened with sudden ex
citement. "Er I don't want anybodythat Is,
will you please tell me where the fire
is?" he stammered.
"Why, It is In the hotel hero around
on the Broadway side. Theru is no
danger; it Is under control now," said
the voice sweetly, though rather wea
rily. "Thanks, very much," said Elwood
earnestly, and ho reluctantly hung up
He tumbled Into bed, dazedly aware
that something strange had happened,
lie could scarcely define the feeling
that prompted him to earnestly go over
In his mind his yearly income and
wonder for the first time if he could
afford to marry on it. It was the first
time he had taken that Into considera
tion. Ellwood laughed at his own folly and
fell asleep, feeling very light hearted
over nothing In particular. When
morning came and with It the business
ho had prescribed for the day he could
not drive from his recollection the
voice ho had heard in the night. lie
made up his mind to talk with her
again if possible.
After breakfast ho hobnobbed with
the clerk and professed a desire to see
the switchboard of the house telephone
A double row of straight backed fig
ures with becoming black straps over
their varicolored heads rewarded his
Curiosity. Then It was that he recol
lected that his particular voice must
be on the night shift, for he had spo
ken with her at 2 o'clock that morn
ing. lie determined to wander hotel
ward In the woo sma' hours of the next
Night came and with it the coveted
opportunity to enter into some com
munication with the voice that had at
tracted him. lie looked aimlessly from
the window and wished for another
Are. But fires are not made to order,
so he took down the receiver, and his
mouth settled Into tho lines of deter
mination that had been graven on his
"Number?" came her adorable voice.
"Oh can you toll mo where the fire
is?" he asked frantically.
"Fire? I didn't know there was one,"
she said rather wearily.
"Neither did I," blurted Ellwood. "I
thought there might bo one, you know."
"Oh!" sho said crisply and cut tho
Ellwood leaned back in his chair, his
hand over his heart. Ho was frankly
worried, "I don't know but what I've
got heart trouble," ho muttered dubi
ously. "Can't bo my dinner, for I ate
rnrefully, and nothing but heart trou
ble could cause such shortness of
breath and palpitation." lie would
call tho house physician and have his
heart examined at once.
Ills order was received and answered,
and presently tho doctor camo to his
room. He was a tall, fair, rawboned
Individual who scanned tho face of his
patient with a searching glance. "Good
evening or, ratbpr, morning!" he said
affably. "You aro in need of a doctor?"
Ellwood sank down on tho couch and
placed a hand weakly on his heart.
"Ifs here," ho said. "I'm afraid it's
Tho doctor camo over and sat be
side him, and, taking one strong brown
band in his delicate whlto one, be felt
for tho pulse.
"What have you been eating?" he
"Nothing much," returned Ellwood
impatiently, "not one Indigestible
"Been drinking anything?" queried
"No, slree," returned Ellwood. "I
cut out that years ago."
The doctor was watching Ids face cu
riously, and a faint smile curved his
"Who Is she?" he asked quietly, and
Ellwood had the grace to redden to
"I don't know," ho said shortly.
"Find out and I'll guarantee a cure,"
assured the physician as he replaced
his stethoscope In its case and tucked
lila fro In his nookot. "My advice to
you Is to keep as quiet as possible, eat j
carefully, continue to drink nothing
and do your best to win that young
lady. Good night."
The door closed after his form, nnd
Ellwood threw himself down on the i
sofa and laughed1 silently, though hap
pily. "By Jove!" he muttered. "It's
going somo to fall In love like that.
That was the same clatter of hoofs
and ringing of gongs ho had heard the
previous night. Ellwood flung himself
into some clothes and slipped his over
coat over all. Then he dashed to the
telephone nnd heard her volco once
"There Is a fire now," he said ur
gently. "Will you please tell me where
There was n little silence and then a
startled cry. "Why, it's in Ninety
eighth street. That's where I live. Oh,
dear!" she ended In n little sob.
Ellwood thought rapidly.
"Can't you call them up and find
out? Haven't your folks got a tele
phone?" he demanded.
"We just moved in today, and it
Isn't installed. Oh, dear!" Hor Tolce
was very low and sweet, and Ellwood
could fancy he saw her wringing little
white hands in helpless agony.
"Walt a little while. Don't you
worry. I'm going to tho fire, and I'll
inquire about your people," ho reas
sured her.' "I'll haTO to have your
name just tho last one, you know."
'Lane," she said gratefully, "and
thank you so much, Mr. Ellwood."
"I'll let you know as soon as I find
out," he said and was gone. In the
street he jumped on n car and was
borne northward to where a red glare
shone against the sky. As he neared
the scene tho picture resolved itself
into a flaming apartment house, streets
crowded with pedestrians and onlook
ers, a Are line drawn sharply about the
building and a horde of police.
Ellwood paused In a doorway and
outlined a plan of action. How could
he get inside tho fire lines? He
couldn't. Inquiring for the Lanes
among tho excited people who had
been driven from their homes was
much like searching for a needle in a
Ho noticed all at once that ho was
standing in tho doorway of another
apartment house, and ho glanced hasti
ly at the names over the letter boxes.
There it was Lane the most beauti
ful name in tho world. The Lanes
were sufe. She would be delighted,
no took tho number of the building
and hastened to tho nearest subway
station and was dashed down to his
hotel. lie rushed Into the office and
spoke to tho clerk.
"May I speak to Miss Lane, one of
the telephone operators, on a matter
of Importance?" he stammered under
that young man's polite stare.
"Against the rules," said tho clerk.
"It really is Important I will guar
antee that," urged Ellwood.
Tho clerk hesitated and, then relent
ing, sent Ellwood to the chief operator,
who proved to be a good natured indi
vidual. "Lane?" he queried. "Oh, that's
operator No. 13." He picked up a re
ceiver and spoke into tho transmitter,
"Send No. 13 to mo at once."
"Unlucky number, eh?" he grinned at
"Oh, I don't know! Sometimes thir
teen's a lucky number. It Is for me,"
remarked Ellwood, with an enigmatic
Just then tho door opened and sho
came, deathly pale and trembling with
anticipation of somo ill news. She was
all that Ellwood had dreamed dark,
petite and demurely lovely, with tho
sweetest contralto voice, nor brown
eyes sought his face anxiously.
"It's all right," he assured her. "I've
been up there and found tho place
where you live. Tho fire Is across the
street. I took the number of your
house-llS3. That right?"
"Oh, yes, and thank you oo much,
Mr. EUwood," she breathed rellovcdly.
"It was very good of you to take tho
Tho chief operator was across the
room Intent on official business, nnd
Ellwood had a brief instant in which
to look down into tho brown eyes that
wore rapidly rqduclng his Incipient
heart dlseaso into a chronic ailment.
"I'd like to know you better, Miss
Lane. I wonder if I presented creden
tials would your mother permit mo to
"I think she might," said No. 13
gently as the soft color flowed back
Into her cheeks. "I will ask her. Of
course you aro not a stranger to the
hotel peoplo, Mr. Ellwood. Oh, I must
go. Good night."
Ellwood held her little hand for tho
fraction of an instant, and she wbb
gone. Ho floated down tho corridor in
an ecstasy of delight. Lifo was a radi
ant, beautiful thing.
Tho hotel physician brushed against
him as ho passed. "Feeling better?"
Ellwood nodded happily. "Fine ns a
fiddle, and yet my enso is Incurable,"
"Walt until you've been married ob
long as I have," croaked the doctor
pessimistically as ho hurried awav.
"I don't bellovo a word of it," ussert.
ed Ellwood jubilantly. "It couldn't be
In mv In our case."
Frock of Velvet.
VELVET DRESS WITH MOTIFS OP SCARLET.
For dressy occasions such as tho aft
ernoon dancing class and school func
tions the costume pictured will be
found very useful for tho young girl.
An oriental touch Is given tho black
velvet frock by motifs of scarlet and
gold embroidery on sleeves, sash and
rounded out neck. Tho low heeled
boot with a buttoned top of cloth Is
correct footgear for afternoon wear.
THE PERFECT GIRL
She Is Miss Elsie Scheel, Student at
The most nearly perfect physical
specimen of womanhood just now is
Miss Elsie Scheel, a student in tho
college of horticulture at Cornell uni
versity. According to Dr. Esther Par
ker, medical examiner of the 400 co
eds in tho university, Miss Scheel Is
not only a young woman of great
strength, but in her physical makeup
there is not a single defect
Miss Scheel, who is a light haired,
blue eyed girl whose very presence be
speaks perfect health, Is twenty-four
years old, weighs 171 pounds and is
live feet seven Inches tall. Her nor
mal chest measurement is 3-l.C inches,
waist 30.3 Inches, hips 40.4 inches. She
is very fond of outdoor sports and
walking. Her hobby Is motoring, her
favorite sport basketball, and sho is
an ardent suffragette. Sho is much
interested in horticulture, but if sho
were n mnn she would study mechan
ical engineering, as she likes to work
about an automobile.
Sho eats but three meals In two days
and almost always gods without break
fast. Sho does not believe in eating
mechanically. Her favorite food is
beefsteak. She doesn't care about deli
cacies and has no liking for candy.
She hns never taken a drink of tea or
coffee in her life and keeps regular
hours. She says she has never been
111 and doesn't know what fear Is. Girls
would be happier if they got over tho
fear of things, sho says.
When sho finishes her course Miss
Scheel Is going to grow vegetables on
her father's farm.
Tho pose of a modern hat on the
head Is a most Important consideration.
This plum colored hemp model, match
ing a draped gown of plum colored
FZiTTU COLOKED HEMP HAT.
lassdowne, a silk and wool weave
much In favor now, has a white feath
er which slants rakishly off 'at one
side, tho slant of this feather lending
chic to tho whole costume.
Never throvA away pieces of lemon
after they liavo been squeezed with the
lemon squeezer, for they como In
handy for removing stains from tho
hands and elsewhere. Dipped into salt
they will scour coppor kettles nicely
and remove stains from brasswork.
Lemon like this will take stains, dirt
and odor from pans nnd kottles as
nothing elso will. Tho odors of fish
nnd onions can thus bo ensllv removed.
HUMOR OF THE DAY
The Power Behind.
At a prayer mdetlug a good old broth
er stood up and said he was glad to
giro tho following testimony:
"My wife and I," ho said, "started
In life with hardly a cent in the world.
vVe began at (hp lowest round of the
ladder, but t'hb. Lor4 ha's been good to
ns, and we have worked up we have
prospered. We bought a little farm
and raised good crops. We have a
good home and a nico family of chil
dren, nnd," he added with much em
phasis, "I am tho head of that family."
After ho sat down his wife promptly
arose to corroborate all that ho had
said. She said that they had started
in life with hardly a cent, the Lord
had been good to them and they had
prospered; they did have a farm and
good crops, and It was true they did
have a fine family of children; but,
sho added with satisfaction, "I am the
neck that moves the head." Ladles'
Nothing but the Truth.
Everything depended upon tho testi
mony of his particular witness, and the
lawyer realized tho fact.
"Now," ho said, shaking his finger
warnlngly, "wo want to hear just what
you know. Don't tell us what you
think or what you've heard or what
somebody else knows. Do you under
stand?" Tho witness brightened visibly and
showed by his gladsome smile that he
"It was llko this, sir," he began.
"Old Bill Grubbs said to me that Jim
Payne told him he heard Thomas
John's wife tell Sid Lewis girl that
her husband was the 'ero of the fight
and that they paved into one another
But then the judge told him to stand
down. Philadelphia Ilecord.
While in a battle an accommodating
young man noticed a crippled soldier
who seemed to bo In great misery. Tho
cripple said that he was wounded in
the leg, nnd the young man immediate
ly threw him across his shoulder and
started for tho doctors in the rear of
tho army. While on his way a cannon
ball came along unnoticed by him and
took off the cripple's head. When he
reached his destination ho was asked
why he was carrying a corpse. He
looked very much surprised when lie
noticed the headless body and said;
"Well, I'll be hanged! He told me It
was his leg!" National Monthly.
Herbert J. Meyer, the booking agent,
received n telegram from a Louisvlllo
theatrical manager that read:
"Is Joe So-and-so In New York? How
is his act? Book him If O. K."
"So-and-so not In New York. Under
stand his act is stupid and mediocre."
Presently this telegram came from
the Louisville manager:
"Cut out So-and-so. If Stupid and
Mediocre good act book them week
Sept. 0!" Saturday Evening Post.
Weeding out acquaintances.
Sowing wild oats.
Raking the servants over the coals.
Looking after one's stocks.
Planting one's foot down on extrav
agance. Harrowing people with one's 111 tem
per. Digging up the coin. Boston Tran
script. In and Out.
"After all, you know, there is room
for both men and women In this world.
Men have their work to do, and women
"It is tho woman's work to provide
for the inner man, and It is tho man's
to provide for the outer woman." St.
Handicap of Sex.
Mr. Grump (a savage bachelor) I
don't see why a man should get mar
ried when a good parrot can be bought
Miss Readywlt As usual, wo women
aro at a disadvantage. A grizzly bear
can t bo bought for many times that.
Father Now, Tommy, promise me
that you will always count a hundred
before you hit another boy.
Tommy Yes, I will if there's any
ono around to hold the' other boy while
I count Harper's Bazar,
Helping the Game.
"Bah!" exclaimed tho Socialist. "Mon
ey is filthy lucre."
"Well, I've dono tho best 1 could to
day," replied tho man who dabbles In
stocks. "I've cleaned up $1,000." Lip
"It seems to me that I have seen you
"You have, my lord. I used to give
four daughter singing lessons."
"Twenty years!" Cassell's.
Rules of the Game.
Ho Dearest, you're the goal of my
She (removing his arm) Five yards
for holding. nnrvard Lampoon.
Ifhey say bo's honest to a penny."
'Perhaps. But did you ever lend him
a book?" Exchange,
Large Dairy and Hay
GOOD SUMMER ItESOItT.
The Buy-U-A-Home Realty Com
pany has just listed one of tho finest
and best-known farms in Wayne
county. It is located in tho heart of
the summer boarding business, In
Wayne's highlands: The property
conslsts of 325 acres and is ' well
watered both by creeks and springs.
A 'most beautiful natural lake, con
sisting of 15 acres, Is one of the at
tractive sheets of water In Preston
township. Ideal for the location of
summer cottages. Tho farm is 2
miles from tho Lakewood station on
the Ontario & Western railroad,
three miles from Poyntelle on the
same road and two miles from Como.
Of the 325 acres 275 aro under good
state of cultivation, consisting of
meadows, plow ground and well-watered
pasture fields. The balance are
in maple, beech and birch timber.
This farm Is especially adapted to
raising hay and for dairying.
There aro four dwellings and cot
tages upon the premises. Dwelling
No. 1 will accommodate from 40 to
50 guests. Near this house is a never-failing
spring for domestic use.
The second cottage contains nine
rooms. Good water. Small barn
near house. Home No. 3 Is a very
good seven-room cottage furnished
with water by one of tho best
springs In Wayne county. Cottage
No. 4 is near beautiful natural
spring lake, which consists of about
15 acres. The above mentioned
places are located in an ideal sum
mer boarding district visited every
year by boarders from Philadelphia,
New York, Scranton and other cities.
Other cottages could be built on tho
border of this lake.
Situated upon the premises is a
laundry, coal and wood house com
bined, size 20x00 feet. The second
floor is equipped for holding enter
The barns are as follows: Hor&e
barn 26x56 feet, with running water;
hay barn 26x36, with two cow sheds
attached 20x50 feet. One building
with scales and wagon house with
underground stable for cows. One
good 'blacksmith and carriage shop,
with second story for storage.
Chicken houses, capacity for 200.
Barn No. 4 situated near House No.
3, size 30x40 feet, two sheds for cat
tle, with good spring water. Two
other hay barns, size 26x36 feet, and
There are three apple orchards on
the farm and a small fruit orchard.
The property will be sold for a
reasonable consideration and upon
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