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THE YALE EXPOSITOR. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY II. 1910.
VVf HIS L fi WEREN'T oerlods A W S v t A
y JV & during the past cen- fy f J il S, , -
PfJ tury and a quarter ? AVS5 V
VV- have eeen changing jf ' ) f V YV!
tS fashions in Valentine ff M iff " V Ni v2
f brances. The V 'lfc r S VX
made penned x f V jfy r"
-valentines were succeeded by the f j JjLf If '-V ' ' " ' ' - 'T ' ' ifcy
manufactured varieties, and while l III ' ' j'v 'V ' f "xLit,
these are still in vogue, they have I If . . 4 ' Tft 7
bad to divide popularity In later i,;- v : ' mF
years with various forms of novel- ' ;y f ; ' t yf i.V
ties. For Instance, during the past I f 'i'.'p -'j .' Yt
half-decade popular favor has turned I f It'f-V '-v' ''A' ft 1
to the picture postcard and these v-'! - 7, T.a 11 if
souvenirs of the February festival j I "'S . ' ' x ' 4 IMF
have been produced In endless varl- I -i "(V ' ' ' ; f ' )J
-ety and their eales have run Into I 'flV - ' A ' ' " ' ': :' -:' I p I
the millions. Now a new fad has 1 llllxXt& i ' V: J Vr
mado its appearance and the cele- j wn'i i. i J fjr
brants of SL Valentine's day. with a j I JJI V i' ! J5 I
fickleness unworthy devotees of ' "(ir ,i,-.jitrf- Lvic
love, are enthusiastic for an Innova- J fefT:''', :-u:lVr! ';5!!5Ski- :-v v
lion that It must be conceded has ytyT ":'C " i :",!!Sr'-?T:Xf''?
the charm of novelty. A''-5ira ' VV''
Would you, then, be in fashion in bf "i'A vi:' H: , , , A
Tour proffer of valentines In the pro- f&f " - 'v'7V 1
gresslve year of 1910? If so, you I f I V'- A V;; T r i
must dispense with illustrated postaU 1 f ;;.',-, " - v,': V"" J :
and discard the time-honored crea- I 1: ;- .iVX i 'V ''V;;' .v.'-J 3
lions of lace paper and hand-painted I I ; i'H;,'vv ' Xf ' f t s 1
eatln In favor of a more up-to-date J 1 : ! 'HV, v4,:-.' y,-fj. " 1 K H
love token. The new keepsake. If 1111, '.vj , v .'''"-O , f 3
you would bo abreast the times, In f A"! s jyPvQV
must be a plaster cast of Cupid.. UvV-X'; ' ' '"v-'-;'.! fREg
The sculptured image of the God of Wr''f ff5'. .V . jf MS
l' the canvases por- has known ''v -s
I fi- ' Cl'l frf) traylng Cupid - no lapse ??l0tfS N -
1 - paVtlcSarly Inter- of popu- fp 2-
1''- estlng by reason larlty from of JQ I , U
I of its blstory-ls the very V RV
a 5 tAt the picture entl- inception - 2y
Invasion and carried to
Naples. We next hear of
it as todl by the ex-queen
of Naples to the marquis of
Londonderry and by him In
turn It was sold to the Na
tional gallery for $57,000.'
Another famous painting Is
that of Cupid and Psyche by
Kaulbach, which was in its
day one of the gems of the
famous A. T. Btewart art
collection In New York City.
From these old pictures,
many of them painted centu
ries ago, our present day
manufacturers of valentines
have obtained the Image of
Cupid that adorn twentieth
century love tokens. It need
not be emphasized, of course,
that it has not required the
present craze for statuettes
to bring Cupid into the fore
ground on St. Valentlne'B
day. The February gala- day
has all along been acknowl
edgedly "Cupid's day" and
the figure of the mischievous
god with his weapons has
been a universally utilized
symbol in all that pertains
to this sentimental occasion.
That the little god of love
Impish delight, mounted the low platform, fo'
lowed by Jimmy, whose face grew fiery re
under the curious eyes focused upon him fror
Swiftly the snowy envelopes were draw
from the box and as swiftly delivered by th
Then suddenly Jimmy's expectant fac
grew blank. The big embossed envelope lr
his hand bore a familiar "From Jimmy" in on
corner, but the name why it was directed
not to Ethel Andrews, but to Miss Katie Bin
ney! And Katie Dlaney was the hunch-backet:
little cripple who lived down Hag alley!
For an instant Jimmy despairingly stare1
at the name, then a half-smothered glggl
brought his eyes to the face of the boy beside
him and ho knew. Scratching out Ethel's
name and writing Katie Dlaney's on the pre
clous valentine he had bought was the "some
thing" that had taken Peter back to the
6choolhouse after they had started home.
He ground his teeth in helpless rage at thr
mean trick. And then well, then he caught
sight of a pair of pathetically wistful eye?
Just beyond Peter's frowsy bead; eyes which
had the hopeless longing of one to whom life
had brought nothing but grinding poverty; an
absence of all childish pleasures, and Jimmy
being a real thoroughbred at heart from the
tips of his 8tubbed-out ehoes to his clipped
brown locks quietly Ignored the outstretched
hand of his assistant, and with an uplifted
head marched straight down the aisle to the
ccat occupied by Katie Maney and. with a
bow, laid the dainty gift in the eager hands
held out toward him. then as quietly returned
Love may be In any one of a variety of forms
and likewise Is there a wide range of poses
to choose from.
Certainly there is much to be said in favcr
of this new class of gifts appropriate to St.
Valentine's day. First of all they can lay
claim to artistic qualifications not possessed
"by any of the valentines heretofore current.
,and then again they constitute ornaments for
home decoration that are attractive not for a
lay nor a week, but indefinitely. The best
,part of It is that this new fad, though it might
'appear at first thought an expensive luxury,
,1a not really so by any means.
Happily, as In the case of their predeces
sors in the Celd of valentines, these new mes
sengers of affection may represent an outlay
'exactly commensurate with the size of the
jpurse of the donor. The son of a multimil
lionaire may present to his lady love a dainty
j figure of Cupid chiseled from the finest marble
toy the band of a master and for which the
'ardent wooer has paid more than the price of
!an impressive diamond ring. On the other
ihand the young man of modest means may
j secure perhaps a replica of this same statu
lette, or at least one equally attractive, molded
fin plaster or composition for one or two dol
lars. Indeed, the new form of valentines may
'be secured in even more expensive forms, for
'artistic Italians are now placing on the mar
ket excellently rendered medallions of Cupid
t prices as low as 10 cents each.
While, as has been said, the new currency
of lovo has made its appearance in a variety
of forms, the medallions and plaques bearing
representations of Cupid will scarcely enjoy
1ho poPularlt7 vouchsafed to the statuettes.
As a matter of fact it has not waited upon
this present movement apropos the valentine
season to bring these figures into vogue. Stat
uettes of Cupid have long been among the
most cherished art objects in many American
tomes. The representations of the most fa
miliar figure of mythology, have ranged all the
way from reproductions of the most famous
ot all Cu'pids the one that Is stamped with
the genius of Its creator, Michael Angelo, to
the ever-popular group portraying Cupid and
Not only hai Cupid been made the subject
of Innumerable masterpieces in marble and
bronze In different ages, but the God of Love,
with his Inevitable bow and arrow, has served
as a source of Inspiration for painters of all
rationalities. One of the moit Interesting of
the canvases por
esting by reason
of its history Is
the picture enti
tled "The Educa
tion of Cupid." by
the famed Correg
Kio. which now
hangs in the Na
tional gallery in
London. This paint
ing shows Mer
cury seated in a
ing Cupid to read.
Venus stands beside him. This picture was
painted in the year 1522 and after several
changes of ownership came into the possession
of Charles I. of England. It was 6old after his
death for the sura of $4,000 and later was
owned by Don Manuel Godey. from whose col
lection it was taken by Murat in the French
tines is eloquently proven by the little books
known as "valentine writers." which were
In general use a century and a half ago. when
the exchange of valentines evolved with pen
or water-color brush and the aid of a six
penny booklet filled with verses appropriate
to the occasion. Not only did the rhymes In
these quaint chapbooka give tribute to Cupid
and his wiles, but the very titles Indicated
how all-pervading was the supposed influence
of the God of Love. Among the standard
workj of thi3 character issued during the
eighteenth century were "Cupid's Festival."
"Cupid's Budget." "Cupid's Cabinet and Court
of Love," "The Bower of Cupid." and "Cupid's
to finish calling the names on St. Valentine's
And when, after school. Katie stopped hlra
with a breathlessly Joyful. "Oh. Jimmy Jim
my Duncan. You're the goodest boy in this
whole world. I never, never had a Elngle val
entine before in, all my life!" somehow ho
didn't mind Peter's meanness any more. No
even though it cast him blue-eyed Ethel's
favor, who for the rest of the term always
passed him with a saucy red tongue stuck out
in scornful derision. Boston Post.
A YOUNG CHEVALIER
Because St. Valentine's day fell on Sunday,
Miss Johnson, teacher in room eight of the Hoi
lis street school, arranged the usual valentine
"postofflce" for her pupils on the afternoon of
Friday, the twelfth. And because Jimmy Dun
can was the "new boy" a stranger in a
strange land she . had tried to mitigate his
evident loneliness by choosing blm to act as
the good saint's emissary in the distribution
of the mail, a mark of favor which had
warmed the cockles of his heart wonderfully.
Then, as If this were not happiness enough for
one day, at noon one of the older boys had
slapped him' familiarly on the back, with a
"Hi, there, Duncan! Come 'long down to
the store us fellers are goln to get some val
entines to send the girls! Come on!"
Now Jimmy had bad aspirations that way
himself ever since blue-eyed Ethel Andrews
had smiled at him over the top of her "Jog
erphry," the while she slyly passed him her
choicest wad of gum for a friendly chew.
That the proffered dainty had already suf
fered long and faithful chewing made not the
slightest difference to Jimmy, who was far too
chivalric to cavil either at the kind or quality
of any overture made by the prettiest girl in
the room. So he waited for no second Invi
tation, but followed In the wake of tall Peter
Ellis with a heart beating tumultuously at
this second unexpected honor.
To be called "Duncan!" To be classed as
one of "us fellers" after only a few weeks in
school! Why. at first they had yelled "Mam
ma's pet" after him! Had Jeered horribly
when he had f aid "please" and M 'scuse me"
to the girls! But that was before he bad
coaxed his father into having the barber give
him a real fighting clip to his wavy brown
hair. He a'posed that balrcut made "him look
a lot older and and taller.
He cast surreptitious glances down at his
chubby legs to see if they bad really length
ened since his advent into school life. He
could seo no difference, but of course he must
have grown or they wouldn't have asked him
to go with them, or called him Duncan!
Duncan! He rolled the precious morsel of
flattery under bis tongue with an almost au
dible smack of enjoyment at the grown-up
feeling it gave him as be made his diminutive
legs keep step with the long strides of his
companions. But when they burst noisily
into the store he turned aside from the tawdry
affairs over which the others grew hilarious
to make his selection from among the Jacy,
rote-bedecked valentines on the next counter.
And even among these it was hard to find one
really worthy the acceptance of the fair Ethef.
His choice was made at last, however, the
flowery missive safely Inclosed In an ornately
embossed cover and painstakingly addressed
in badly wavering letters to the owner of the
blue eyes and with an equally wavering "From
Jimmy" tucked away la the lower left-hand
Then, as the others bad mado their pur
chases, they all raced back to fhe schoolhouse,
deposited their "mall" and went their several
ways to luncheon. That is all but Peter El
lis, who suddenly discovered that he bad for
gotten something. What Jimmy found out
Out of deference to St. Valentine's birth
day (or the uneasy wriggling of her pupils)
Miss Johnson so shortened the afternoon work
that It was barely two o'clock when she
rapped for order, with a smiling:
"Position! Now, Jimmy Duncan, you may
call the names of those having valentines.
And, let's see well, Peter, you may distribute
the mall as Jimmy bands it out. And Peter,
with his mouth stretched from ear to ear la
Digging For a Valentine
Bobby woke up slowly, trying to realize
why this morning was more important than
other mornings. Then his eye fell on a, large
placard at the foot of his bed and he remem
bered it was Valentine's day. This is what
the placard tald: "Look In the third drawer
from the top. front left-hand corner." Bobby
ran across to the bureau, pulled out the
drawer and burrowed under a pile of shirts.
He expected to find a large white envelope
marked "Bobby;" and at first, when ho did
not find that, he thought there was nothing at
all. But presently he discovered a piece of
paper, on which was written, "Look under the
rug In front of the parlor fireplace." And
downstairs he pattered In his bare feet. This
one said, "You will find me In the closet un
der the Etalrs." Bobby opened the closet door,
half expecting to see another signpost paper,
but this time it was a funny valentine.
By his plate was a letter addressed to Mr.
Robert White." He opened it and read:
"My Dear Mr. White: I bear that there Is a
sum of money burled on the south side of
the dead pear tree In your orchard. If you
have time this morning I should advise you to
search thoroughly. Your affectionate
As soon as Bobby finished bis breakfast he
went out to the toolhouse and got a shovel,
and then began to dig. He thought he must
have been at work nearly an hour and stopped
to rest, when Aunt Lucy came along and said.
"Why, Bobby, the letter told you south and
you are digging on the east side!" So Bobby
changed sides and began again. This time
it was not long before the shovel hit against
something which proved to be a box carefully
tied up. Bobby opened It and It seemed to be
full of paper, but soon he found a hard bundle
In the very middle. When he undid It out
dropped four silver quarters, very bright and
shining, and with them a card saying, "A Val
entine for Bobby!"
At dinner there was a cake tn the shape
of a heart and a number of parcels marked
with his name. He opened them all and when
he had finished he said. "I like every one of
my valentines, but I think the ones you hunt
for yourself art the most fun,".
Smity School Lctcoa for Feb. 13, 1910
Spcltlly Amngti for This Ppr
LESSON TKXT.-Matthew 6:19-31. Mem
ory vers. 24.
OOLDEN TEXT. "Seek ye first tlie
kingdom nf Uod, and his righteousness;
and all thing shall be added unto you."
TIME, place and circumstances the same
as in our last lesson.
Suggestion and Practical Thought.
Question How can we live in this
world without giving our time and
strength to gaining the things of the
Answer God wants us to have the
best things of both worlds, but we
cannot have the best of this world
without seeking first the kingdom of
God and its righteousness.
Two Great Treasure-Ideals Placed
Before Us. 1. Earthly Treasures, v.
19. "Lay not up," use for needs, but
not hoard up merely for the sake of
holding possession. "For yourselves,"
selfishly, without thought of what good
can be done with this surplus. One
test of anyone i3 what he doe3 with
his time and earnings beyond what Is
necessary for his own living and work.
"Treasures upon earth," are the ma
terial things, .connected with our phys
ical needs and desires, such as money,
houses, clothing, food, pleasures.
'"Where moth and rust doth corrupt."
The orientals had no savings banks, no
bonds, In which to invest their wealth;
hence costly garments were a favorite
way of hoarding wealth. But these
had one deadly enemy, the moth.
Rust, the consumer, corroder, refer
ring not only to treasures hidden in
the ground, but to houses, books, furni
ture, etc. "Where thieves break
through." Lit., "dig through" the
mud wall3 of a house. The Greek
name for a burglar i3 a "wall-digger."
2. Heavenly Treasures, v. 20. "But
lay up for yourselves treasures in
Heaven." God wants us to be rich,
but with riches toward God, Heavenly
treasures. This refers Indeed to the
blessedness of Heaven, all its rewards,
its glories, it3 joys; but chiefly to the
kind of treasures which make Heaven
what it is. Heaven begun here on
earth through the heavenly life, treas
ures of character, of enlarged being, of
good deeds, of blessed work done, of
eouls made better, of faith, love,
peace, godliness, brotherly kindness,
honesty, meekness, and all the fruits
of the spirit. These Heavenly riches
we may acquire and enjoy here.
Second. The Power of Heavenly
Treasures Over Life. v. 21. "For
where your treasure Is." That which
you most prize and love and seek for;
that into which you put you life.
"There will your heart be also."
Third. A Clear Vision of These
Treasures Essential. Vs. 22, 2.1. "The
light," of the body, our earthly taber
nacle, "Is the eye," as a lamp la the
light of a house. "If therefore thine
eye be single," etc., seeing things just
as they are, with no double vision.
23. "Thy whole body shall be full
of darkness," groping in ignorance, un
certain as to truth and duty.
24. "No man can serve two mas
ters," standing for opposite principles,
belonging to hostile kingdoms, demand
ing characters, feelings, lives and
fruits that are in essential contradic
tion of one another, as light and dark
ness, god and evil. "Either he will
hate the one, and love the other." If
one loves goodness he must hate evil;
If he loves evil, he will hate the good
ness, which interferes with It. "Ye
cannot serve God and Mammon."
But the question arises: How can
we live In this evil world without giv
ing time and strength to the gaining of
worldly things, euch as money, posses
sions, house?, clothing, food, and the
comforts of civilization?
The answer is: God wants us to have
the very best of both the heavenly and
earthly, but we cannot have the best
of even this world without making God
and his righteousness first and chief.
Therefore, do right, seek first the
kingdom of God, and do not be anxious
lest your Heavenly Father fall to
keep his promises.
Illustration. The physician author
of Why Worry? has a chapter on
"The Doubting Folly," In which he
shows the evil of continually doubting
whether we have done the right thing.
We have all heard of the centipede
with its hundred feet "who could no
longer proceed npon his journey, when
It occurred to him to question which
foot he should next advance." It Is
the worry of continually making new
decisions in minor things that ex
hausts the mind. One great underly
ing choice (settled once for all carry
ing with it the whole being) to do right
under all circumstances "the single
eye" both eyes seeing a single pur
pose will solve most doubts and
The happiness of the republic de
pends on the virtue of its citizens. Po
litical health is as Important as physi
cal health. Religion Is the guiding
star of nations as well aa individuals.
It alcne can safeguard liberty. Bishop
Conaty, Worcester, Mass.
Home of Sin.
Sin Is not pomething that is abroad
In the air. There Is Just one place
where It has its home and that Is the
human heart. It Is a taint of nature
that has come down from successive
generations. Rev. J. M. Waldcn, Cin
Has Proved a Great Success Thou
andt Say It's the Best Thing
They Ever Grew.
The Wonderberry or Sunberry. the
marvelous garden fruit originated by
Luther Burbank, and introduced by
John Lewis Childs, the well-known.
Seedsman of Floral Park, N. Y., has
proved a great success all over the
country. Thousands of people say It
is the best thing they over grew.
Mr. John Burroughs, the well-known
author, Naturalist and bosom-friend of
Theodore Roosevelt, says It is the
most delicious pie berry he ever tasted,
and a marvelous cropper.
A Director of the New York Agricul
tural Experiment Station says it fruits
abundantly even in pure sand. In the
short season of North-western Canadx
it is a godsend, and fruits long after
frost has killed most garden truck.
D. S. Hall, Wichita. Kan., says thirty
people grew it there last season with
K. S. Enochs, Hammond, La., says
it yields $250 worth of fruit per
acre with him. Mrs. J. II. Powers.
4732 Kenwood avenue, Chicago, raised
enough berries on a space 4x10 feet
to supply herself and friends.
J. P. Swallow, Kenton, Ohio, says Its
equal for all purposes does not exist.
Rev. H. B. Sheldon, Pacific Grove.
Cal., says he likes the berries served,
in any and every way.
W. T. Davis. Enon. Va., says it la
true to description in every way. and
fruits in three months from seed.
Judge Morrow, of U. S. Circuit
Court, says the Wonderberry is simply
delicious raw or cooked.
Mr. Childs exhibited one plant five
months old bearing 10,375 berries
which measured about eight quarts.
Mrs. Hattle Vincent, Hayden, New
Mexico, says it stands the long, hard
droughts of that climate and fruits
abundantly all summer.
It is certainly the most satisfactory
garden fruit and the greatest Novelty
A ROYAL SPENDER
The most disastrous times have pro
duced the greatest minds. The purest
metal cornea of the most ardent fur
nace, the moat brilliant lightning
comet of tbe darkest cloud. Chatau
Uncle (to Marjorie, who ba3 mar
ried a millionaire) I really think
you'd be happier if you had married
a man who bad less money.
Marjorie He will have less after a
few years with me.
RAW ECZEMA ON HANDS
"I had eczema on my hands for tea
years. I had three good doctors but
none of them did any good. I them
used one box of Cutlcura Ointment
and three bottles of Cutlcura Resolvent
and was completely cured. My hands
were raw all over, inside and out, and
the eczema was spreading all over my
body and limbs. Before I had used one
bottle, together with tho Cuticura
Ointment, my sores were nearly
healed over, and by the time I had
used tho third bottle, I wa3 entirely
well. To any one who has any Bkin
or blood disease I would honestly ad
vise them to fool with nothing else,
but to get Cutlcura and get well. My
hands have never given mo tho least
bit of trouble up to now.
"My daughter's hands this summer
became perfectly raw with eczema.
She could get nothing that would do
Ihem any good until the tried Cuti
cura. She used Cutlcura Resolvent
and Cuticura Ointment and in two
weeks they were entirely cured. I
have used Cutlcura for other members
of my family and it always proved suc
cessful. . Mrs. M. E. Falin, Speers
Ferry, Va., Oct. 19, 1909."
Asking Too Much.
The mother of little six-year-old.
Mary had told her a number of times
not to hitch her sled to passing;
sleighs, feeling that it was a danger
ous practice. It was such a fascinat
ing sport, however, that Mary could
not resist it and one day her mother
saw her go skimming past the house
behind a farmer's "bobs."
When she came in from play sh
was taken to task, her mother saying
severely: "Mary, haven't I told you
that you must not hitch onto bobs?
Besides, you know, it is against the
Mary tossed her head. "Oh," she
said, "don't talk to me about the law.
It's all I can do to keep the ten com
mandments!" Woman's Home Companion.
The Cagey Bachelor.
The woman who wanted the bach
elor to come to dinner called him up
at his rooms.
"Hello," she Bald, adding In the irri
tating way of women, "do you know
who this is?"
The tactful bachelor didn't, but he
was' too diplomatic to admit IL
"Hello, beautiful lady," he made answer.
tVHKN YOI'R JOINTS ARK RTIFr
nd nnivlpn sorr from rolrl. rtx'Bmailna or BnraV
!!; wbrn yon klip, strain or hrnlm ynttnwtf
'rm iH' t'nnktllrr. Tbe bom rtuandf TS favra
Sometimes a man is as badly fright
ened by an Imaginary snake as &
woman is by a real mouse.
ri t.rs rrREn tn e to i days.
fAZO OINTMKNTIirvantDtPfHl tn -nr rvm
ot Itching, Hllnd. Hirn1lr or l'niln;ijii. HVtj f
to 14 dj or moor? ref aoJ4. to. '
It's a pity that wisdom doesn't
on a man like whiskers.