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CUPID'S SPECIAL AGENT
A Story For St. Valentine's Day.
. By ADDISON HOWARD GIBSON.
Copyright, ISIS, by American Press Asso
ciation. IT -was the morning of St Valen
tine's day, with the Joyous
brightness which makes the Feb
ruary days in southern Callfor
sla a realized dream of delight. The
printer rains and sunshine had coaxed
the flowers In the Avery garden Into
early bloom. Dan Avery noted this as
be sat smoking In the open alcove and
gazed moodily at the great purple vio
lets and the shy Illy of the valley In
the ample beds of bis brother's beau
tiful flower garden. He remembered
Wtterly they were the favorites of the
girl with whom he had quarreled after
the ball at Mrs. Holden's reception.
"Uncle Dan, don't you know some
thing about hearts?"
Dan Avery turned and looked into
the troubled face of his small nephew
"Hearts!" he repeated, with a bitter
smile. "What do you want to know
about hearts, old man?"
Dan junior, about six years old,
brushed coaxlugly against big Dan's
lei as he displayed a pair of scissors
In one hand and a large three corner
ed piece of pink paper in the other.
"I'm trying to cut out a heart," he
explained, pushing the paper toward
bis uncle. "It's Valentine's day, and I
want to make a heart for Cynthia and
take it over to her house."
"Why don't you buy one for her In
stead of haggling one out of paper!"
asked his uncle.
"Cynthia likes things her friends
make for her best," informed Dan Jun
ior. "That's why I'm making this val
entine for her. Yesterday I was very
angry with Cynthia, and I didn't mean
to send her a valentine. But I'm not
cross at her today, and I want to fix
op a heart with some pictures I've got
and take It over to her bouse."
"Cynthia?" mused the young man.
"Is she Miss Marvin's little niece?"
"Yes, Cynthia's parents are dead, and
she Uves with her grandma and her
auntie our auntie," Dan Junior ex
plained. "Our auntie?"' quoted Uncle Dan,
with a peculiar light in his brown eyes.
"Does Miss Marvin object to your call
ing her auntie?"
"No; she likes me, Cynthia's auntie
floes. She says so."
"Does she? I wish she'd like me,"
sighed the young man bitterly.
"Maybe she would if you'd ask her.
But big fellows like you don't need
aunties," he opposed.
"Don't we? Whnt do we need, then,
old man?" pinching the cheek of
"You need to get an auntie for me,
not an auntie for you," laughed Dan
Junior, resting his elbows on Uncle
Dan's knees and watching the reshap
ing of the paper heart
"Will you help me, Dan Junior?"
"Sure thing. 111 help you. I'll ask
Cynthia's auntie," said the little fel
low seriously. "Maybe she"
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"What made you fall out with Cyn
thia?" asked Uncle Dan. carefully
trimming the heart in his hand.
"Oh, she let Clyde sit by her in Sun
day school last Sunday. Then she let
him walk home with her and carry
her red parasol. Clyde's that boy with
curls. I don't like to see a boy wear
curls, do you, Uncle Dan? It makes
'em look too glrly."
"Right you are, Dan Junior," laughed
"It made me very angry to have
Cynthia get so thick with Clyde, but
I'm over it today, and I'm going to
"And this paper heart is to be a
peace offering," observed Unale Dan
as, having finished, he watched Dan
Junior inspect his work critically.
Then he printed very carefully round
the edge: "I love you. Be my valen
tine. Let's be friends again."
"I'd like to be friends with some one
again," remarked Uncle Dan as his
hopeful namesake laboriously finished
"Did some little girl forget you same
as Cynthia did me?" persisted the In
terrogator. Uncle Dan nodded his head gloomily.
Dan Junior drew nearer in sympathy.
"Has she soft yellow hair like Cyn
thia's?" he inquired.
"Yes," answered his uncle
"Is she bootlful as Cynthia V
"More beautiful, old man."
"Does she divide her candy kisses
"Cynthia always does!" he announc
ed, with an air of triumph. "Does she
kiss you when you make up?"
"She won't let me kiss her," con
fessed Uncle Dan.
"Don't she love you. Uncle Dan?"
"I wish I knew, kiddo."
"Then why don't you send her a val
entine and find out?"
"Thank you just the same, old man,
but I don't believe I'll venture that
far," returned Uncle Dan. "My little
girl loves flowers. What do you think
of flowers for a valentine?"
Dan Junior regarded the pink paper
heart In his hand very lovingly; then
A Large Hearted Valentine.
TVTY heart Is brimming o'er with love.
"- And It Is sent to you from me.
It's no small gift that you receive.
For my heart's large, as you can see.
But, though my heart is mighty big.
It still Is growing. Tes. that's true.
Because It swells and swells and swells
Each moment that I think of you.
Dr. Holmes, the well known skin spe
cialist writes: "I am convinced that the
D.D.D. Prescription is as much a specific
for eczema as quinine for malaria. I
have been prescribing the D.D.D. remedy
for years." It will take away the Itch
the Instant you apply it
In fact we are so sure of what D.D.D.
will do for you that we will be glad
to let you have a U bottle on our guar
antee that it will cost you nothing un
less you find that It does the work.
w w l "- t t A r
he looked from the nlcove Into the gar
den where the bright February sun
shine was opening many a bud on
plant and vine. ,
"I see." said Uncle Dan. "Personal
ly you prefer the heart But if you'll
help me we'll gather some violets and
lilies of the valley In the garden. I'd
rather send those."
When a large bunch of flowers had
been gathered and neatly arranged
with sprays of asparagus fern Daa
"Don't you think she'll be sorry she
made you cross and cranky when she
sees that bouquet?"
"I hope to goodness she will," uld
"I'm sure she'll love yon now If the
"I hope you're right prophet," laugh
ed Uncle Dan, bugging his nephew
"Will you take them to her yourself
when I take the heart to Cynthia?"
"I had thought of sending you with
my valentine," hesitated Uncle Dan.
"You're my special agent today."
"What's a special agent. Uncle Dan?"
"A fellow who undertakes a very im
portant mission or duty for another,"
smiled his uncle.
"Well," laughed Dan Junior, "I'm a
special agent for Valentine's day. But
you've got to go with me. Yes, sir,"
pulling at Uncle Dan's coat "Come
on. Does your little girl live near Cyn
thia?" "That's a secret," whispered Uncle
Dan mysteriously. "You shall learn
Uncle Dan turned up the street with
him and walked directly to Cynthia'
"Are you going to wait for me?"
asked Dan junior.
"Certainly. I can't go without my
agent can I?" appealed ttacle Dan.
Dan junior smiled at tms display of
good comradeship on the part of his
young uncle. Then he pressed the
electric button on the door, peering
anxiously through the glass. Present
ly the door was opened by a beautiful
young woman, with eyes Just the color
of the violets in the box in Uncle
Miss Edna Marvin's cheeks flushed
softly when she met the eyes of the
"I've brought this to Cynthia," an
nounced Dan Junior, holding up the
envelope. "Uncle Dan came along,
because It's Valentine's day, and I'm
his special agent"
"Oh, I see!" laughed Miss Marvin,
recovering from her surprise. "Come
In," she invited them.
"Thank you," said Uncle Dan In-a
strange voice, that made Dan junior
stare at him as Miss Marvin ushered
them into the sunny parlor.
"Have seats," said Cynthia's auntie.
"Mamma and Cynthia have gone over
to the postoffice, but they will be back
In a few minutes."
Dan junior looked disappointed; but,
seeing Uncle Dan place the box of
flowers on the piano stool, he said:
"You ought to see -the valentine that
Uncle Dan has in that box for his lit
"Indeed! I should like to see If
Imlled Miss Marvin.
"You won't care if I show Auntie
Schulz's Cut Flowers
and Floral Designs.
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"You see, auntie," the emissary ex
plained, "Uncle Dan wns awful blue
because his little girl went with anoth
er fellow. It made him cross and
cranky, but I persuaded him to send
her a valentine and tell her he was
sorry he fussed with her. I wanted
him to sendher a heart like be helped
me make for Cynthia," be continued,
untying the card that fastened the box,
"but Uncle Dan said that might bego-
ir too &r.""
"what did Uncle Dan mean by go
ing too far?" inquired Miss Marvin half I
XDUcnierousiy, dui nitung ner pretty
face In the little fellow's fluffy hair.
""guess he meant be loved her, but
was afraid to tell her." speculated Dan
"You have It right youngster," Un
cle Dan laughed nervously.
"If I loved a little girl I'd tell her
right out and I'd kiss her, too," declar
ed the emissary positively. "Uncle Dan
says he's never kissed his little girl.
Don't you think he ought?"
"Ob, the lovely flowers!" cried MIbs
fclarvln rapturously as she glanced at
the card pinned to the bouquet Then
ahe bid a very rosy face back of the
fragrant bunch as she held It as a
screen between her and the larger
"Do you like them, auntie?" asked
Dan Junior, putting his arms about the
"Violets and lilies of the valley are
my favorites," she answered, resting a
burning cheek against his hair.
"That's what Uncle Dan said about
his little girl when we picked the flow
ers. Auntie Edna, I wish you were Un
cle Dan's little girl: then you could be
ay really, truly auntie. Why. how red
your face Is!"
"You're a very, very foolish little
boy," she said, putting one finger half
playfully over his red lips.
"Well. I do wish it" he insisted,
pulling the finger away and holding It
In his chubby hand. "I wonder who
Uncle Dan's little girl is?" he mused,
turning the card pinned to the bou
quet so he could read the name. "Miss
Edna Marvin, with sincere regards,"
Then he looked very long at his Un
cle Dan and back again Into the lovely
"I WI8H X-9U WERE UNCXX DAN'S LITTLE
flushed face behind its screen of ferns
"Why," he cried joyously, "yon are
Uncle Dan's little girl, and he never
told me!" Then be pulled his uncle
over to Miss Marvin's side and put
their hands together.
"Now you can kiss and make up.
Just like Cynthia and I will." he ad
vised. "That's what we have Valen
tine's day for," he added wisely. 'Oh.
there's Cynthia now! I hear her in
the yard. I must run and surprise
her. She didn't expect I'd bring her a
valentine. You don't need me for your
special agent any more, do you. Uncle
"No, I don't need you any longer, old
man. Bun away and find Cynthia,"
he directed as one arm stole unresist
antly about the slender figure of Edna
BAY LEAVES AID CUPID.
How On May Learn Identity of Fu
ture Life Partner.
Do you want to know who will be
your future husband or wife? Here la
one method of drawing aside the veil
of the future. The night before St
Valentine's day pin a bay leaf to each
corner of your pillow and another to
the center. Nnme each leaf for a per
aou of the opposite sex In whom you
are iuterested. Then go to sleep, and
if you dream of either of the five that
person Is to be your valentine for life.
Another more heroic method has been
In vogue for hundreds of years. He
move the yolk of a hard boiled egg and
fill the hollow with salt Eat the egg.
shell, salt and all. after going to bed.
Then go to sleep If you can without
speaking or drinking. You wll! dream
that some person brings you a drink,
which you will surely want, and that
person is to be the sharer of your fu
ture Joys and sorrows.
Another method in vogue at Valen
tine parties Is for u'nian to write the
names of several girls on slips of pa
per, roll the slips into pellets of clay
and drop them into the water. The
girl named on the slip that first comes
to the surface Is his valentine.
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Copyright, 1B1S, by American Press Association.
SING of the parrot of Mary Ann Brown,
Which bird has achieved more than local renown
Because of the sentence suggestive it squalled
At every friend or acquaintance who called,
The same being taught by the coy Mary Ann
For reasons we'd better not too closely scan.
But spiteful ones said in the quest of a man.
Maids, matrons and swains by Poll's statement were harrit
"You'd better get married."
It may be the lady who, I must relate,
Was born at a distant and uncertain date,
With numerous summers and winters behind her,
Concluded that suitors might need a reminder.
At least, so it worked in a specified case,
Which story a subsequent spasm must grace,
This one being now near the jumping off place.
Still Polly, mid squawkings nerve racking and varied.
Cried, "Better get married."
Bill Jones was a man with a void in his life.
Who'd already buried one overworked wife
And, needing some one to look after his brood,
Was in a receptive and Barkis-like mood.
Bill hadn't admitted this point.' be it said.
But brain cells that lurked in the back of his head
Were ripe for suggestions that altarward led.
Such hints as that parrot bird's formula carried.
Of "Better get married."
When Fate has two cases as ripe as were these
He makes the connections and turns on the keys.
Fate had in this instance a helper, the same
Being Mary Ann Brown, who, to help on the game,
Sent Polly to Bill on St. Valentine's day.
Bill, Marching around for the right thing to say,
Cried "Polly want a cracker?" the usual way.
This thrnst conversational Poll deftly parried
By "Better get married."
That word had the touch psychological Bill
Scratched ids chin as he murmured, "By gravy. I wfllf"
He posted that night to see Mary Ann Brown,
And now the report has spread all over town
She soon will be Mary Ann Jones. Learn by this,
0 maids of all ages whose hearts pant for bliss,
A parrot well trained might not come in amiss
T suggest, amid squawkings ear splitting and varied,
"You'd better get married."
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ley. Once on a time I had a hart,
But now it's owned by Mol
ly! A Valentine Kiss.
"X kiss upon this valentine
I press," ha wrote to her.
"I've placed it underneath this line.
I hope you iron't demur."
"I do not want the kiss you sent,"
She answered: "not at alii
But just because It was weU meant
I'll keep it till you calL" -
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A MODEL VALENTINE.
It Can Be Read Crosswise, Up and
Down or Backward.
Here Is a model valentine said to
have been written by a young English
man to his sweetheart. The curious
feature of this valentine Is that it may
be read from left to right, from above
down and In several other directions,
crosswise and back, making fair sense
almost any way a person chooses to
read It It is as follows:
Tour face, your tongue, your wit.
So fair, so sweet. so sharp.
First bent, then drew, then hit.
Mine eye, mine ear, my heart.
Mine eye, mine ear, mine heart.
To like, to learn. to love.
Tour face. your tong-ue, your wit.
Both lend, doth teach, doth move.
Tour face. your tongue, your wit.
With beams, with sound, with art.
Doth blind, doth charm, doth rule.
Mine eye, mine ear, my heart.
O face. O tongue.
With frowns, with check.
Wrong not, vex not.
Mine eye, mine ear.
this ear, this heart,
shall bend. shall swear,
your tongue, your wit,
to trust. to fear.
St. Valentine and Cuptd.
The real St. Valentine flourished
bout 1,700 years ago. Cupid, who Is
really more important in celebrating
St Valentine's day. is several hundred
years older. Yet Cupid is always pic
tured as a youth, while St Valentine
is depicted with the aignuy oi u ra
Succeed when everything else fails.
In nervous prostration and female
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