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SCBANTON. TRIBUNE TUESDAY WHCNliSW, j?KiiI?TJAllT 4, 1S9H.
(iyilfcht, Irt'C by Bcheller,
Two crimson spots appeared upon
MIhs Jemima' palo face when she
heard the Rate-latch click. She knew
that, her brother was brliiRlns; In the
mail, and, as he entered the room, she
hcnt lower over her work, her crochet
needle Hew faster and she couched a
ellKht. nervous coURh. i:ut she did not
She knew, without looking:, that her
.brother brought in a pile of valentines
in his hand, and that when presently
ho should have finished distributing
them to his eaRcr sons and daughters,
her nephews and nieces, he would come
mid brliiR one to her or els?? he would
not do this last. It was this dread that
brought the illmsou Moots to her
If there was ene for her he would
presently come. and. leaning over her
houlder. he would say, as he dropped
upon her lap the larRev.handsomeer one
than all the others: '.This looks mighty
suspicious. 81s" 'Mimic." or "we'll have
to find out about this," or maybe, as
he presented It, he would covertly
shield her by addressing himself to the
younger crowd after this fashion:
Ef I was a lot o' boys an' gii Is. on
couldn't Kit a bigger valentine from all
my sweethearts an' beaux than my.
ol' auntie can set still at home and git
why. I'd quit tryln' that's what I
would." . ,
There was always a tenderness in
the brother s manner when he handed
his sister her valentine. He had
brought her one each year for seven
years, now. and after the first time
when he had seen the look of pain and
confusion that had followed his pluy
ful teasing as he had presented It, he
had never more than relieved the mo
ment by a passing Jet.
The regular coming of "Aunt' Je
mima's valentine" was a mystery In the
Jt had been thirteen years since she
had nuaiieled with Ell Taylor, her
lover, and thev had parted In unger,
never to meet aguln. Since then she
had staved at home ami quietly grown
t Fourteen years ago she had been In
the flush of this, her only romance, anil
St. Valentine's day had brought a
great, thick envelope. In which lay. fra
grant with perfume, a gorgeous valen
tine. I'pon this was painted, after the
old Dresden china pattern, a beautiful
ladv with slender waist and cork-screw
curls, standing beside a tall cavalier,
who doited his hat to her as , he pre
sented the card that Imre her nuine.
so tinelyvand beautifully written Unit
only very young eyes could read It un
aided. , , . ,
Hy lifting this card, one might read
the'priuted rhyme beneath-thc rhyme
so tender and loving that it needed
only the Inscription of a name on the
flap above it to make it all-HUtftcieiit
in personal application to even the
This gorgeous affair was so artfully
constructed that by drawing its pic
tured front forward, U could be made
to stand alone, when therf nppeared a
fountain in the background and a
brilliant peacock with argus-eyed tail.
great rose on a tiny bush and a cres
cent moon. The oldest c hildren had
been very small when this resplendent
confection had come' Into their home.
Home of them had not been born, hut
they had all grown up in the knowledge
There hud been times In the tender
memories of all of them when "Aunt
Mimle" hud locked her door, und be
cause they hud been Very good, let them
. 'fills look Might Siisplelous. Sis,
take, a little peep at her beautiful va.1
- ntlne, which she kept carefully locked
tfwny fn her bureAu drawer.
They had on occasions been allowed
to wash their hands and hold it Just
It had always been a thing to wonder
over, and once but this was the year It
came when .her sky seemed as rosy
as the ribbon about her waist MIhs
Jemima had stood It Upon the whatnot
in tfje parlor when the church sociable
,roet at her brother's house, and every
body in town had seen It, while for her
' it mnde the whole corner of the room
But the quarrel had soon followed
a foolish lover's quarrel Kll had gone
nway in anger and that had been the
Disputes over trifles are the hardest
to mend, each party finding it so diffi
cult to forgive the other for being angry
lor so slight a cause.
And so the years had passed.
. . For ten. long years the beautiful Val
entin had lain carefully put away.
' For.fjve years Jemima had looked at It
with tearless eyes and a hardened
heart. And then came the memorable
first anniversary when the children of
the household began to celebrate the
day, and tiny comic pictured pages be-
' "Kali flitting in from their school sweet
hearts. The realization of the new era
Wits a shock to Miss Jemima. In the
A warm bath with
single application of
thi treat skin cure, followed by mild
Hew blood jutifstr;, wiu anora instim
relief, permit rat and sleep, and point to
. a speedy, cure fernery tym of torturing,
eUtfifurint skm mour
""W a" -fl eft
Johneon aul Ba?Uellr.
youthful merriment of those budding
romances se deemed to see a sort or
retlectlon of her own long-ago Joy. and
In the faint glow of It she felt impellled
to (jo to her own room and to lock trie
loor and look at the old valentine.
With a new strange tremor about her
heart and an unsteady hand she took
It out. and when In the light of
awakened emotion ahe saw again its
time-stained face and caught Its musty
odor, she seemed lo realize again the
very bodv of her lost love and for the
first time In all the years the fountains
of her sorrow were broken up and she
sobbed her tired heart out over the old
ls there a dead-hearted woman In all
God's beautiful world, 1 'wonder, who
would not ween again. If she could,
over some of life's yellowing symbols
Thj Fountains of Her Sorrow Wore
svmboN of love gone by. of passion
cooled who would not feel almost as
If In the recovery of her tears she had
found Joy again?
If Miss Jetnlmn had not found Joy,
she had at least found her heart again
and sorrow. Her life had been for so
long n weary, treeless plain that in the
dark depths of the valley of sol rowing,
she nnlizecl, as something: only from
sorrow's deens poors mortals may
knuw it. the iiossilile height of bliss.
For the lirsl time since the separation
she clasped the valentine to her bosom
and called her lover's nume over and
over again, nobbing It. without hope,
as one in the death agony. Hut such
emotion is not of death. Is It not the
rebirth of feeling? So it was with Miss
Jemima, and the lieurt-stillness that
hud been her safety during ull these
years would never be hers again. There
would never again be a time when her
precious possession would not huve a
sweet meaning to her when it would
not be a tangible embodiment of the
holiest thing her life hail known.
From this time forwurd. as an offset
to the budding romances about her.
Miss Jemima would repair for refuge
and a meager Comfort to that which
while in Its discolored and fading face
it denied none of life's younger ro
mance, still gave her her own.
The' woman of forty never realizes
her years in the presence of her con
temporaries. Forty women of forty
might easily feel young enough to scoff
at the bald bend, mid dexerve to lie
euten by bears but tllil t-llille with a
budding maid for fortieth scoffer
Mls Jemima, i" her suddenly real
ized young-love setting, hud become to
lit r own consciousness, old und of a
date gone by. "Aunt Jemimu" was
nalurully retcured by her blooming
nephews and nieces, us well as by their
Intimates who -wore their incipient
mustaches still within their conscious
top lips or dimples dancing in their
ruddy cheeks, ouile In the sumc cute
gory as .Mrs. tSibbs, who was sixty, or
any of their uunts and Krandmothers
who sat serenly in daguerreotype along
the parlor mantle.
There Is apt to come a time In the life
of the live single wnimm of forty If
she be ullve eimugli--w hen "in the face
of even negative and affectionate dis
paragement, she Is moved to declare
rVrlmps there be some who would
say that this declaration savors of
earth. Kveii so. the earth is the Lord's.
It Is one thing to be a flower pasted in
a book ami quite another to be the bud
a maiden wears- one thing to be To
day and another to be Yesterday.
itne thing. Indeed. It was to own n
yellow, time stained valentine, and
quite n different one to be of the
dimpled throng who crowded the Simp
klnsville post office on Valentine's day.
"1 reckon them young ones would
think it was perfec'ly re-die'lous ef I
was to git n valentine at toy time of
life," Miss Jemima said, nlottd, to her
looking glass one morning. 'It was the
day before St. Valentine's of the year
following her day of tears.
"Hut I'll show "cm." she added, with
some resolution, as she turned to her
And she did snow them. On the next
day a great enve!oe addressed to Miss
Jemima Martha Sprngue came in with
the packuge of lesser favors;, and Miss
Jemima suddenly found herself the In
teresting center of a new Interest an
Interest that after having revolved
about her awhile blew off in suspicion
toward every uncranniiated bachelor
or widower within h radius of thirty
railcr of Slmnkinsville.
it bad ben a great moment for Miss
Jemima when the valentine cume in,
and a trying one when with genuine
old-time blushes she refused to open It
for ihe crowd.
How she felt an hour later, when in
the secrecy of her own chamber she
took from Its new envelope her own old
self-sent valentine, only He who has
tender knowledge of maidenly reserves
and sorrows will ever know.
There was something in her face that
forbade cruel pursuit of t he subject by
her family, and o. after a little playful
bantering, the subject 'was dropped.
. Hut the incident had lifted her from
one condition into quite another in
the family regard, and Miss Jemima
found herself unconsciously lying up
to younger standards.
Hut this was ten years ago. and the
mysterious valentine had become a
There had never been any exnlana
tlons. When pressed to the wall. Miss
Jemima had, indeed, been constrained
to confess that certainly every valen
tine she had ever gotten had been sent
her by a man (how sweet and sad this
"And are all the new ones as pretty
as your lovely old one. Aunt 'Mimle?"
To this last query she had carefully
"I ain't never got none thet ain't
every bit an' grain ex purty es that one
not a one."
"An' why don't you show 'em to us,
Such obduracy was indeed hard to
If. as the year passed, her brother
began to suspect, he made no sign of
It save In an added tenderness. And, of
course, he could not know.
On the anniversary upon which thin
little record of her life had opened, the
situation was somewhat exceptional.
The valentine had hitherto always
been mailed In Flmpklnsvllle her own
town. This postmark had been noted
and commented upon, und yet It hud
seemed Impossible lo have it otherwise
Uut, this year. In spite of many compli
cations and dinlcllltles. cue hud re
Solved that the envelope should tell a
The furthest point from which, within
her posible acquulntance, it would nu
urally hail was the railroad town or
let us call It Hoe.
The extreme dllllculty In the case lay
in the fact that the postofllce here was
kept by her old lover, Kll Taylor.
Here for ten years he had lived his
reticent bachelor days, selling plows
and garden seed, and cotton prints and
patent medicines, and keeping post
ofllce In a small corner of his store.
Kverybody knows how a spot gazed
at Intently for a long time changes
color from red to green and then to
As Miss Jemima pondered upon the
thought of sending herself a vauentlt.e
through her old lover's hands, the color
of the scheme began to change from
Impossible green to rosy red.
The point of objection became In the
mysterlousevolutlon Its objective point.
jnstead of dreading, she began ar
dently to desire this thing. '
Hy the only posible plan by which she
could manage secretly to have the val
entine mailed in Hope a plan over
which she had lost sleep, and in which
she had been finally aided hy an illit
erate colored servant going there, to
return next day It must reach her on
the day before Valentine's. This day
had come and gone and her valentine
had not returned to her. Had the negro
failed to mail It? Had it remained all
night In the postofllce in posscsloln of
her lover? Would she ever see It agin?
Would her brother ever, ever, ever get
through his trilling with the children
and finish giving out their valentines?
(To be concluded.)
A MAX WITH A SECRET..
Peculiar Seclusion of Charles Getting In
a Model Home-He Is a Genius, Remark
ably Companionable and Food of Lite r
oture, but Prefers to Be Alone-Curious
Invention. Magnificent Furniture and
Paintings and Relic Fill the Home of
His on Construction-He Never Talks
From the Pittsburg Times.
In the little village of Manown, two
miles above Monongahela City, lives
Charles (Settings, an eccentric recluse,
who for 17 years has gone little beyond
the narrow confines of his palace-like
home. While not exactly a hermit, he
has found the greatest happiness In
his own company and in the loneliness
of his own home. None of the charac
teristic disregard of the hermit's haven
for tidiness and cleanliness' are to be
found in Oetting's mansion, nor are
visitors or prying eyes unwelcome to
the eccentric owner. The house, reared
and fitted with his own hands, ls pala
tial In its furnishings, and is teeming
with the product of his genius and
skill. Strangers always Und the lutch
string without and a hearty welcome
within, but the ninny who huve crossed
the threshold of the little paradise
have been carefully sifted for character
(letting is u religious enthusiast and
everywhere his reverence for the divine
is plainly displayed. He !: a r.ejiui
and eccentric recluse, and in his little
home he ivmuins as happy und ion
tented as uny monarch that ever
reigned. He was born in Pittsburg in
lS'.H, and his hundluess as a boy with
tools naturally miide him, In succession
a blucksmlth, an engineer on the I.nke
F.rie railroad and eventually a carpen
ter und designer of children' toys.
These he revels In and a visitor cun
scarcely enter the hospitable home
without seeing him creating some
mythical being from a shapeless block
He Is Handsome and Hupp .
Settings Is physically of fine appeur
uuce unit pleasing as a conversational
ist. His life is a happy one in his lim
ited circle, and he ls his own baker, I
and housekeeper, und his own compan
ion. His life is naturally wrapped up
In hlscnrlous relics and these he guurds
and cures for as though they were his
family. He Is always busy, unl his
scrap book, representing twenty years
of. patient toll, teems with Interesting
bits on every conceivable subject. He
dabbles somewhat in poetry, and a
touching tribute to his mother, who
died la Steubeiiville, O., in 1X7:1, hungs
in u conspicuous place in his home.
His mind seems to be saturated with
quotations from niodHiu seiitiuiciitul
poets, and he delights In repeating his
His workshop is us tidy us a house
wife's kitchen and the walls are as
tastefully and artistically decorated
with artificial flowers and hundsome
paintings a though placed there by
deft feminine hands. Lilhllcal quota
tions ami religious suyings hang In pro
fusion on the walls, and In his hand
somely furnished drawing room on the
second floor ure many beautiful pieces
of furniture nmde by himself.
Has a Curious Museum.
Puzzles in profusion, In a bewilder
ment of natterns and of difficult solu
tion He on the center table with an
artistic disregard for arrangement.
Small portraits, skillfully arranged to
conceal the woodwork, line one side
of the stairway and an Immense heart
shaped wreuth, composed of over 400
varnished buckeyes and crowned with
beads and artiticlul flowers, hangs sus
pended from the ceiling. His odd wuys
are shown in his construction during
a period of three years of a winding
panorama one mile in lencth of por
traits clipped from magazines. Noth
ing delights (Settings more than to un- I
roll this creation of a curious hobby
and relate to the visitor as the unwind
ing progresses the history of each slip
and the object It represents, lioxes of
(Serman toys, glassware, vases and
other curious collections are arranged
here and ttiere with remarkable re
gard for tidiness In the pretty draw
ing room and articles that many would
riot notice or consider as of any value
are carefully cherished and given a
position of honor among his other
The parlor Is also a revelation: and
here too, are placed the results of years
of collecting. Class balls of all shapes
and colors hang together from the cell
ing In such a manner as to reflect the
brilliancy and variation of-the rainbow
to the, walls and floor. Pyramidal
forms, com;osed of hundreds of tiny
shells cut In fantastic shapes and join
ed with pearly beads, abound. Over
SIX) mussel shells and 600 snail shells are
His lancj Turns to Religion.
One peculiar figure illustrates the
skill and at the same time the strange
eccentricity of the recluse. The statue
of an angel, looking down upon a
kneeling minister, each with scrolls
with Biblical quotations, is carved with
exquisite skill and pictures the relig
ious Ideals of the maker. Triumphal
arches carved from walnut and repre
senting architecturally the Roman
arch of Titus, and resembling the
arches of the Place du Carrousel, in
Paris, are attractive features of the
room. Birds with uplifted heads, sus
pended In rings from the celling, repre
sent the attitude of praising (Sod ac
cording to Oetting's Idea. The furni
ture of the parlor surpasses that of the
drawing room and the paintings on
the wall, the handiwork of the eccen
tric genius, are really works of art. A
symphonlu, capable of playing 100
tunes, and a variety of musical instru
ments reveal the artistic tendencies of
the lonely dweller. Most of the tunes
are religious selections and hymns, and
these are naturally his favorites.
He Has a Hidden Secret.
The luxury of the home and the pol
ish and genius of the occupant natu
rally create the query why he should
hide himself from the world. ' His apa
thy to conversations touching- on mat
rimony and his habit of invariably
changing the subject when these mat
ters are broached, leads to the belief
that some love affair caused his retire
ment. He cannot have a total dislike
.for th opposite sex, as a copy of- "Mod
ern Women" rejioses on his library
shelf, lint why lie lives alone und the
cuu.se of his retirement Mill prolmlily
never be known, us he never penult
himself to drift into a reflective mood
ami never consents to talk of the past.
. MATl't-K UK I'KkSONAL Hllill IS.
"Here, how Is this?" demanded the
conductor, savagely. "You have thir
teen children, und they ure all trying
to travel on hulf tickets."
The man and woman addressed looked
at each other, and a Hush, that sug
gested them to be guilty of trying to
swindle the railroad, came to their
cheeks; but they made no response.
"How old Is that girl back there?"
continued the conductor, pulling his
"She will be 12 the 5d of November."
replied the woman, figuring It out on
"And how old Is that boy next her?"
"If he lives till the 27th of November,
he will be 12, too," answered the man,
"Ha! just as 1 expected!" gloated the
conductor. "Now, how can you ex
plain the proximity of their birthdays?"
and he waited for the confession.
"That's easy enough," ventured the
"It Is, is it?"
"Yes. There-"ls no law I know of that
prevents cousins being born the same
"This ain't the smoking car," thun
dered the ticket puncher, as he pounced
upon a girl eating a banana, to hide his
There's a still, cozy nook with a novel or
And a generous arm chair that beckons
And a jar of tobacco, whose wealth I may
In nnd over the bowl of the pipe I like
And there, where the Incense of Indolence
Above the big arm chair, the pipe and
It seems that life's labors. Us devious
But lead, after all, to this still, cozy
The noise of the world babbles distant and
Ami the cannon's dull rattle, the trum
pet's rude blare
Would mellow, should War hurt his ban
For gentleness only can penetrate there.
'Tis a spot that wus ever u stranger to
A shelter 'gainst fate which no storm
And the hours are my comrades, who
whisper of cheer.
With the generous arm rhnlr. the pipe
und the bonk. Washington Star.
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m. & aaaniN, jtu., iitm kiwi, lick- U. i. 4,
"fl VlfTIf fll 'fhe surest and safest remedy for
l.n I nUL hi sklndlMSsuSjKrreais. Itch Psil
ltheOl1 Pores, flams. Cut. atB.derftal rem
edy for riXKS. Prlee, Sft ois. at frac-D A I btl
glsta or by malt prepaid. Address assbove. Prl 1. eft
Portal by Matthews Bros. and Johs
BamoTCi Freckles, Pimples,
Ce? Moles, CHeekhssds,
enbera sad Tan, and re
stores tbe akin to its origi
nal freshness, producing a
SBSSSSir Bulla wvuiuii vvur
1 sa.uljtetk..1s fnnei'
picjjuuu aupvuui va.B
fwrpartitioT! and. perfectly hamlet. At til
sfftmgg iAvu. ctr ttiAiicd JorftOctei. Bend lor CUoulstf.
VIOLA SKIN 80AP pir !-vrjit m
Mat. AKrssslsu. Prioe 25 Csirss.
G. C. BITTNER CO., Toledo. O.
JFor sale by Mstthsws Bros, and John
NATIONAL BASK OF SCRANTON.
JOHN T. PORTER, President.
W. W. WATSON, Vice President.
F. L. PHILLIPS, Cashier.
Enmnel fTlnos, .Tsmes M. Everliart, Irving
A. Kinrta, Piurre B. Finley. Jos"pli .1. .Icrniyn,
M. S. Kemerr, ( hnrles. H. Matthews. John T.
Porter. V.". W. Wstson, t'liarles, Sclilnger, L.
. AID UBERIL
This bank Invites the patronage ot business
men and Arms generally.
PROM. ENERGETIC. GONSERfililVE
EVA M. HETZtL'S
Superior Iiac? Bleach
hislti?tly Rtuwes ill t'dci.l Eltiksks.
Azalea Face Powder is superior to any face
powiler over mnnuiuctured. I'sod and coin
ineutled by lruUm,,' KorMy ami professional
beauties, hecausa it give the best possible
effect and never leaves tile akin ro.igU or
scnly. i'rire oifiMiitM.
ThrUogenc, Nature' Hair Grower, Is the
greatest mnr uirigonitor of the present pro
grexsive sue, being purely a vegetable com
pound, entirely liaiiul.u, nud marveloiii in
lis beiieflcsnt effects. Allilivasei of thetiair
an 1 scalp are roadilv cured by the uso o.'
'1 lirixKtne. Priei oil rents ard $1. Fur sale
lit K. U. Hstzel's Hair-ilrewing and Maulcure
Parlors :Ml Lackawanna ave. and No. 1 ban
mil,' Building. Wilkes Burr e. Mail orders
THE FINEST HALF-TONE CUTS
That you can getanywhers,
At one-half the old price.
flft ralcfccsiei's Eaallak Slaneee Urea
orffliial Hd Italy WcnlaeN
rt, tlwftyt rHUbl. lAOics al
uiugfiK tor r-nirfl'rr jototi tm .
mnutt Brand tu UmI and r.'ujrf unetaliio
rMtit, waled with hluH rlbtwiii. Tab
'."l Otht!r HH 4HrwU MWtftM
I tout and ImitatMnt. At Uruaaieia. vr amA Jea.
ia Ham n for rartlonUr. irnrinwatah an
rlMlef fct- .lltHV in Itttrr. by rrti.ru
Washburn-Crosby Co. wish to assure their many pat
rons thut they will this year hold to their usual customs
of milling STRICTLY OLD WllKAT until the new crop
la fully cured. Mew wheat la now upon the market, ana
owing to the excessively dry weather many millers are
of the opinion that 4t w already cured, and in proper
condition for milling. Washburn-Crosby Co. will tak
no risks, and will allow the new wheat fully three
months to mature before grinding.
This cureful attention to every detail of milling ha
placed WHhburnCraby Co.'s flour far above other
Bolts, Xuts, Bolt Ends, Turnbuckles, Washers, Riv
ets, Horse Nails, Files, Taps, Dies, Tools and Sup
plies. Sail Duck for mine use in stock.
SOFT STEEL HORSE SHOES
and a full stock of Wagon Makers' Supplies, Wheels,
xinos, .Kims, DpoKes,.
Dr. Peal's Pennyroyal Pills
For sale by JOHN H. PHELPS,
Sprues Street, Scranton Pa.
MEN'S AND BOYS' SUITS
Greatly Reduced Prices.
Ill LACKAWANNA AVENUE
Corner Franklin Avenue.
SjttillJ Ua!ed lor Ee&eiig ud feting.
I Pi tt
Consumes three (3) feet of gas per
hoar and Riven an efficiency of alxty
Having at least S3) per Mat. over th
ordinary Tip Burners.
Call and See It.
434 UCMWINNI IVERUL
If eaafactarare of the Celebrate
ootooo Barrels per Annum
oiians, roics., jjuw, ctt.
Pharmacist, cor. Wyoming Avanu arts)
prodacee tk aboTa results tn SO day. Itec'-f
pevsif ally and qaickly. Curas wtisa all others (all.
Voaat Ban will regain tbsir lost nsntaood, and old
tola will recover their youthful siior Sr nsiBS
RKTITO. It calecicsndsunlirrestorsaMsrTous
neSB, Last Tltalltr. Impotenc'. Hit htlr Emissions,
Lost Fswar. Fiilln Memory. WasUae Diseases, scd
ell eSaote ef aslfbaa or asesssaaS tndlscretlaa.
not only curat ay startin at Ik seat ef Slataaa. but
Is a mat am toole and blood batlder. hrlss.
lot eaefe tbs pink glow to Pie eheeka sod ra
swrlns tho Are of youth. I wards off Insto.ty
ud Gaasumottan. Insist on hsTiDJ REVITO, ea
Kther. It can be earrisd la east ckst. Br mul,
llAO sr paekair, ee alt fer MO, with a posi
tive written srnataate so tsit aw lerand
ihensoney. Clronlarfre. aldrssi
OT AL MEDICINE CO.. 13 Hirer It. CNICM0. ILL.
ffss SSka w7 sKhawsBras. Bf fjcsual
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