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» Now York train go by, and thero
wasn't another within an hour and a
This meant that we should not reach
New York before !5 o'clock, and wo
should have the pang* of hunger added
to our other woes. Perhaps it was this
prospector it may have been the mutual
folly of letting that train get away
which told upon our tempers. Certainly
our discussion became acrimonious.
"Jane," said I at last, "wo mustn't
quarrel again. Thero'sno use in it now.
People who are no longer anything to
each other have nothing to gain by
quarreling. It isn't as if we were en
gaged and had our freedom at stake."
"You aro quite right," said she,
"and since it seems that we can't talk
without quarreling I suggest that we
don't talk at all."
MRS. GRAY WAS HOLDING IT UP TO THE LIGHT.
Of course two people with so much
on their minds can't sit side by side in
perfect silence. It didn't take us five
minutes to find this out, and everything
wo Eaid made matters worse. So pres
ently Jane went over to the other side
of the room and pretended to be inter
ested in a time table, while I sat on H
bench and road an old letter—the very
last resort of the human mind when it
must have something to do.
We had the room to ourselves during
this latter period, but finally several
railroad employees came in. They had
walked down from the scene of the
wreck. One of them had evidently
found some article lost by ouo of the
passengers at the time of the accident,
and all were examining it as they stood
by the stove in the middle of the room.
I was watching Jano out of the corner
of my eye, and I saw her start violently
and clutch her gown over the region of
the heart. She is not given to theatrical
gestures for their own sake, and I know
that something must be amiss.
Immediately I saw her walk rapidly
toward the group by tho stove.
"Will you let me see the locket that
you found?" said she.
That was the first intimation I had
had as to the nature of tho article, hut
when one of tho men held it out toward
Jane I at ouco recognized it as my gift
"This is mine," she said.
The finder was somewhat disinclined
to surrender his prize, but Jane identi
fied it fully, describing its interior and
showing the carefully concealed spring
by which it was opened.
I overheard her say that they would
find the words, "Gerald to Jane, " and
dates below. She distinctly said
"dates," and she glanced maliciously at
So she had filled out the line. How
long, I wondered, had she waited before
recording love's death? Not long surely,
for it was a matter of a few weeks al
When sho had received the locket and
suitably rewarded the finder, I observed
that he began to regard me with consid
Then he nudged his neighbor and
whispered something. Soon they were
all staring at mo. Obviously my por
trait had been recognized.
"Curious, "I heard one of the men
say, "they don't seem to know each
My nerves were not in condition to
stand that sort of thing, and I fled from
?bo room. A raw wind was sweeping
the platform, but I preferred it to tho
In about a minute Jane came out
rather hurriedly She walked straight
up to mo.
"I simply can't stand this," sho said.
"They aro making fun of us."
"Why shouldn't they?" I asked.
"We're funny enough, but I agreo with
you that it's unbearable. See them look
ing out of the window."
"Ifin - * there pome place whore wo eat
go?" alio exclaimed, and her glance
swept the desolate landscape.
"Here's a coachload of people from
Princeton, and they'll know all about
us in two minutes."
"Our train isn't due for an hour,"
faid I. "Princeton is the only refuge 1
can see. There are some carriages' wait
ing for the train from New York that's
flue hero pretty soon."
"Let us take one of thoso carriages
and drive anywhere," said she. "I am
too nervous to be stared at. They know
wo have quarreled, and they think we're
making up. How dreadful!"
"And how unjust!" I retorted.
"Nothing could he further from our
minds. But I ngroo with your view. I
am as uncomfortable, mentally, as you
can possibly be. Moreover, we'll freeze
to death on this platform, and we posi
tively can't go back into that waiting
"I should think not, " said she; "there
are womon there now."
"Suppose you goto tho Grays', " said
I, "and I'll put up incog, at the inn."
"Anything," sho cried, "only let u;
get out of here. "
We engaged alight two seated wagon
with a fairly good horse between tin
shafts, and presently we were making
good time over the road to Princeton.
Meanwhile wo conversed in whispers
behind tho driver's back.
That confidential method of conver
sation is conducive to a good under
standing between a man and a woman.
Sitting close together and speaking
into each other's ears, we found it easy
to bo amicable. And we came to au
agreement which neither of us would
have deemed possible at any other stagt
of tho day's adventures. It was that we
should both go to tho party, that wt
should show to ail those people the pos
sibility of friendship following love,
and that we should pursue tho same
course thereafter as long as we lived.
Our advent was hailed with loud ac
claim. Few people present knew thai
wo had been estranged, and those whe
did naturally supposed that we had
made it up.
I tasted once more the joy of being
envied by men who coveted Jane anc
viewed with interest by women wlic
didn't covet me, but were led into think
ing so for tbo moment by tho fact that
I belonged to somebody else.
Tho lover's part was so agreeable
that I began to play it with a line as
sumption of sincerity, and it sooiiiod to
me that Jane liked my acting almost a!
well as she had ever liked the reality
Mrs. Gray was entirely deceived, anil
in tho evening, finding us together iu
one of those romantic nooks of which
thero are so many in tho great old
house, she congratulated us upon our
The moment was full of embarrass
ment I don't know what we should
have said to her, but she relieved the
situation by asking how wo happened
to miss her carriage at the station and
to arrive at such an hour. Strangely
enough, we had escaped that very nat
ural inquiry up to that time.
"Jane lost her locket in the accident
and we went back to hunt for it," said
I with ready mendacity
"Oh, yes," said she, "I remember
that locket. 1 hope you found it. "
For answer Jane displayed tho keep
sake. Alts, Gray took it out of her hand,
wnd, to our surprise, immediately
pressed the secret spring
I srw Jane flush and make a queer,
spasmodic effort to regain the locket.
But Mrs. Gray was holding it up to tin;
light and out of Jane's reach.
"'Gerald to Jano,'" she read,
"'Christmas, IKi»(>, and always.' Very
iretty, I m sure. "
And she roturned the locket with a
CAMERON COUNTY PRESS, Tiil hM A\ I ECI Mi 11< 22 I ■
most beneficent smile uud left us to
"'And always,'" 1 whispered.
"Jsino, did yon mean those words?'
"I did when I had them engraved
there," said she.
"I mean them more than ever," she
I have said that we were in a retired
spot, hut I think it would have made
no difference if a searchlight had been
011 us and the whole world spectators.
It was probably an hour afterward—
but 1 had an impression that it wui
about three minutes—when Mrs. Gray
sent a discreet servant to inform us that
we were in danger of missing the cere
monies attending the unveiling of th«
Sfiiitn C'lniiN WitM In It.
"Those Americans down there,"said
Santa Clans, as he sat 011 the lee side of
an iceberg and waited for Christmas
eve, "seem to think I'm not up to date.
Now I wonder," he murmured as he
went iu r.nd rang up his polar stables,
"what they'd think if they saw me at
it just at present?" Then ho pressed a
button iu the side of the iceberg and
said: "Grizzly, run out that new deer
less motor sleigh of mine, while I load
her up. And look here, Grizzly, the
next time you take out that new elec
tric airship of mine and break it just
when I want to use it, I won't let you
play in that toy orchard of mine for a
"Up to date, eh!" said Santa as he
jumped into his motor and pulled on
fhe robes. ' Well just watch me whilo
C'TI r I*l IN IIN I*«»Mtnl I)on*tM.
Don't fail to put your own name and
address on every piece of mail, preced
ed by the word "From."
Don't mail a parcel without previous
ly weighing it to ascertain the proper
amount of postage.
Don't wrap a parcel with such ma
terial or in such manner that the wrap
per may become torn and separated from
Dou't seal or wrap parcels in such
manner that their contents may not be
Dou't mail parcels to foreign coun
tries without special inquiry concern
ing the regulations governing foreign
addressed mail matter.
Don't attempt to send merchandise
to foreign countries other than Canada
and Mexico in execution of an order or
as a gift unless the postage is prepaid
at 5 cents per half ounce.
Don't attempt to send merchandise to
foreign countries by "parcels post" uu
less your postmaster bo consulted con
cerning the country addressed and the
manner of mailing matter thereto.
Don't fail to give the full address,
street and number, town, city and coun
try of destination.
Don't send sealed packages to Mexico
Don't mail jewelry to foreign coun
Don't place handkerchiefs, necker
chiefs or other merchandise in packages
of printed matter
Don't use tags or labels, as they be
come separated from packages.
Don't seal up packages containing
photographs, pictures, Christmas cards.
New Year's cards and mark them
"Photo Only," "Printed Matter" or
"Parcels Post. "
Don't mail packages on the street let
ter boxes, or they may never reach the
Don't fail to see that the postage
stamps are firmly affixed to your pack
ages. —Philadelpliia Times.
The Glaatonbnry Thorn.
At Glastonbury abbey, in Somerset
shire, England, once stood a thorn tree
which, it is said, bloomed every Christ
mas morning. The first authentic ac
count of it ever written was in 17?2 by
a visitor who tells of it in the account
of bis visit to the abbey.
The keeper assured him that St. Jo
seph of Arimathea landed not far from
the town, at a place where there was
formerly an oak that had been planted
to his memory; that he and his com
panions marched to a hill and rested
themselves, and that Joseph stuck hid
staff in the ground. Now, this staff was
a common dry hawthorn stick, but it
grew and first came into full flower on
Christmas day. Afterward the tree,
which has thus grown and budded like
Aaron's rod, always bloomed on the
day of our Lord's nativity and upon 110
other day, the flower, like those of the
night blooming cereus, lasting but a
Many queer stories have been told of
the "miraculous thorn of Glastonbury. "
It was said that if the chips from it
were planted they would sprout and
grow like potatoes; that the leaves
cured all inflammations, swellings, etc.,
and that "rods" cut from it would nev
er leave marks 011 the children corrected
by their use.
At a leading New England college soini
years ago when the commencement exer
cises were over and the diplomas had been
distributed, says 1). S. Sanford in The
Atlantic, a member of the graduating
class, who bad been more distinguished by
conviviality than studiousncss, and who
had barely escaped losing his degree, ap
peared upon the campus and, waving tin
much prized parchment over his head,
shouted gleefully: "lOdueatcd, by Jovcl
The idea expressed by the rollicking
•student, more in jes*. than in earnest, il
lustrates a Million of education which dies
hard The popular prejudice that culture
is something extracted from books, picked
up in a lecture ball or a laboratory or
seized during the lleeting years of one s
school or college life is so prevalent that
it becomes the obvious duty of tlie school
to press home to the consciousness of ev
ery person the conviction that an obliga
tion rests upon him to undertake a course
of education lasting throughout his life
H. W. HREEN,
A business relating t.j estate, collections. rea>
estates. Orphan's Court and general law business
will receive prompt attention. 42-ly.
J.C.JOHNSON. J. P. MCNAKNK*
JOHNSON & McNARNEY.
Will give prompt attention to all business en
rusted to them. 16-ly.
Collections promptly attended to. Real estate
and pension claim agent,
J5-ly. Emporium, Pa.
F. U. LEET.
To LAND OWNEKS ANP OTHERS IN CAMKRON AND
I have numerous calls for hemlock and hard
wood timber lands, also stumpage &c., and part ies
desiring either to buy or sell will do well to call
on me. F. D. LEET.
WM. McGEE. PROPRIETOH
Having again taken possession of* this old and
popular house I solicit a share of the public pat
ronage. The house is newly furnishedand is one
of the best appointed hotels in Cameron county.
THE NOVELTY RESTAURANT,
(Opposite Post Office,)
WILLIAM MCDONALD, Proprietor.
I take pleasure in informing the public that i
have purchased the old and popular Novelty
Restaurant, located on Fourth street. It will be
my endeavor to serve the public in a manner
that shall meet with their approbation. Give me
a call. Meals and luncheon served at all hours.
no'27-lyr Win. McDONALD.
ST. CHARLES HOTEL,
THOS. J. LYSETT, PROPRIETOR.
Near Buffalo Depot, Emporium, Pa.
This new and commodious hotel is now opened
for the accommodation of the public. New in all
ltsappointinents, every attention will be paid to
the guests patronizing this hotel. '27-17-ly
PIANO, HARMONY AND THEORY,
Scliolarstaught either at my home on Sixth
street or at the homes of the pupils. Outoftown
scholars will be given dates at my rooms in this
F. C. RIECK, D. D. S„
Office over Taggart's Drug Store, Emporium, Pa.
* W- (Jas and other local anaesthetics ad-
ministered for the painless extraction
" M '"ofteeth.
SPEClALTY:—Preservation of natural teeth, in
cluding Crown and Bridge Work.
I will visit Driftwood the first Tuesday, and
Sinnemahoning the third Wednesday of each
I R. SEGER & SON, |
Next to Bank, Emporium, Ph. J,
I SPECIAL I
I HOLIDAY I
1 BULLETIN. |
(• FINE LINE OF •>
2 OVERCOATS 7)
2 FOR %
2 MEN AND Ij
% BOYS. 5
<: Styii shGoods Only.-1
2 CLOTHING that looks well. •>
& CLOTHING that wears well. 2}
j CLOTHIMG that is stylish.
1 PREPARE FOR %
<• CHRISTHAS :>
g By laying awav suitable •]
(• presents. We have that g
2 which is durable, handsome ?!
& and cheap. Take a peep at
(• our Gents Furnishings. •>
I R. SEGER & SON. li
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Variable Friction Feed HK . L
Ajax Center Grank Engine
llupiri, fteiMirate, strong und simple, with laruo j
/ "iaw-i. « , aptttity. Engines on
4sills or uiifcls. Stronu '
Tl hBGBBi WI »n«lMafe. No I nrqnlnn
vy \ v <r. x "
<''atuiomn' and prioot to
A. B. FARQUHAR CO., Ltd., York, Pa. i
E. Blinzler, Agent,
fIISTLETOE KISSES ARE WAITINO !
For the man who looks immaculate
in his cleanliness, and arra>s himself in
spick and span linen, laundered and
rendered faultless in its beauty bv our
perfect methods of laundry work. For
holiday festivities be prepared with the
exquisite laundry work on your shirts,
collars and cuffs that has made us de
Piled (JTWdy Up!
R. & co.
Leave your ordeis now for clothing for the
Holidays. Our inducements this winter toour
customers are away ahead of all former prices.
We have the largest a lid best line of goods to
OUR CLOTHING IS HADE WELL
AND WEARS WELL.
R. SEGER CO.,
Opposite M. E. Church.
112 "•«•■"" | < Tli. Place to lint Cliea,, >
i comKial printing I
a "*» JOB OJ. F. PARSONS. >
JU AT THIS OI'FICE> J - \
G. SCHMIDT'S,' —'
' FRESH BREAD,
j§ popular P ™- AM .
>, lf| n NUTS
ny" 1 ' *
Daily Delivery. All orders nivcn prompt ;inil
| Cbe Smith Premier typewriter J
# bodies all essentials —easy operation, clear, neat #
* —agsaPrMw saving devices, and, above all, £
In stroction. It is the most econom- \
'cal machine to purchase, the #
eas ' cst to usc ' anc * produces the 4
finest work.o* j 1 ji jt r
SEND FOR ART CATALOGUE. J
Cbe Smith Premier typewriter Co.
Btf. 300 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, Fa.
LIGHT IN THE Woßlfi iAEE
Sold by The Atlantic Refining Company
GEO. J. LA BAR
I ~ Bargains
Having purchased the largest and most
handsome line of those goods I phall
be compelled to cut close to the
cost in order not to carry
any over to another
season. Come quick
and get your
PARLOR SUITES, BED-ROOM SUITES,
EASY CHAIRS, WINDOW CURTAINS,
SIDEBOARDS, HAT RACKS,
LOUNGES, DESKS, •
EASELS. Etc.. Etc
it is to reclinelat ease on one of our
superb couches Slumber comes un
sought under such delightful conditions.
Pieces of furniture like these are as
pleasant to look on as they are to lie on
and this fact makes them an irresistabie
temptation to repose. Our entire stock
is packed full of temptations for that
matter, temptations in parlor and bed
room suits and in every kind of furni
ture, and unprecedented temptations
in prices. Some people are always
quoting from somebody, but our favor
ite quotations are figures like these:
Couches, $5, $6, SB, and flO.
We have the largest line ever
exhibited in Cameron county.
Geo. J. La Bar.