Cameron County press. (Emporium, Cameron County, Pa.) 1866-1922, December 22, 1898, Image 16
» Now York train go by, and thero wasn't another within an hour and a half. 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." I 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 to her. "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 me. 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 together When sho had received the locket and suitably rewarded the finder, I observed that he began to regard me with consid erable attention. 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 other." 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 conditions within. 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 room." "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 reconciliation. 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 ourselves. "'And always,'" 1 whispered. "Jsino, did yon mean those words?' "I did when I had them engraved there," said she. "And iiow"— "I mean them more than ever," she answered simply. 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« Christmas tree. 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 Whole year! "Up to date, eh!" said Santa as he jumped into his motor and pulled on fhe robes. ' Well just watch me whilo C mote!" 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 the contents. Dou't seal or wrap parcels in such manner that their contents may not be easily examined. 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 and Canada. Don't mail jewelry to foreign coun tries. 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 postollice. 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 few hours. 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. "Educated,by Jovet" 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 Educated!" 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 llusincss Card*. H. W. HREEN, ATTORNEY-AT-LA W. Emporium, Pa. 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. ATTORNEYS-AT-LA W, EMPORIUM, PA. Will give prompt attention to all business en rusted to them. 16-ly. MICHAEL BRENNAN, ATTORNEY-AT-EA W Collections promptly attended to. Real estate and pension claim agent, J5-ly. Emporium, Pa. F. U. LEET. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Emporium, Pa. To LAND OWNEKS ANP OTHERS IN CAMKRON AND ADJOINING COUWTIKS. 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. CITY HOTEL, WM. McGEE. PROPRIETOH Emporium, Pa. 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. 30-ly. THE NOVELTY RESTAURANT, (Opposite Post Office,) Emporium, Pa. 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 MAY GOULD, TEACHER OF PIANO, HARMONY AND THEORY, Emporium, Pa. 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 place. F. C. RIECK, D. D. S„ DENTIST. 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 month. I R. SEGER & SON, | Next to Bank, Emporium, Ph. 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FARQUHAR CO., Ltd., York, Pa. i Willi!! KANE, PA., E. Blinzler, Agent, Emporium, Penn'a. 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 servedly famous. Piled (JTWdy Up! WHAT ? STYLISH GOODS AT R. & co. MercuantTaii.oks. 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 select tVom. OUR CLOTHING IS HADE WELL AND WEARS WELL. R. SEGER CO., Opposite M. E. Church. V—f 112 "•«•■"" | < Tli. Place to lint Cliea,, > i comKial printing I a "*» JOB OJ. F. PARSONS. > JU AT THIS OI'FICE> J - \ G. SCHMIDT'S,' —' FOR ' FRESH BREAD, j§ popular P ™- AM . >, lf| n NUTS ny" 1 ' * CONFECTIONERY Daily Delivery. All orders nivcn prompt ;inil skillful attmitiou. | 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. AND LIGHT IN THE Woßlfi iAEE Sold by The Atlantic Refining Company GEO. J. LA BAR IS OFFERING Social 00 I ~ Bargains !IY MM 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 pick. PARLOR SUITES, BED-ROOM SUITES, EASY CHAIRS, WINDOW CURTAINS, SIDEBOARDS, HAT RACKS, LOUNGES, DESKS, • EASELS. Etc.. Etc - * I LUXURY 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. Best Furniture. We have the largest line ever exhibited in Cameron county. Geo. J. La Bar.