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THE ARGUS,: SATURDAY: FEBRUARY 13, 1909.
By JAMES A. EDGERTON.
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Heart o' me, heart o' me, where hast thou flown,
Leaving me sorrowing here all alone?
Which is the fair one whose charms have won thee t
Heart o' me, heart o' me, where canst thou be?
, , By ANNIE BOOTH M'KINNEY.
(Copyriffht, 1D09, by American ITess Ass
3SABEL NEWMAN was thoroughly
uormal despite her gusty temper.
No amount of social dissipation
had seemed to sulxlue her ubouud
ing energies njid level -cheeriuess till
now, but on the morning after the club
cotillon she resolved to bring hersel
to a saner outlook, whatever the cost. ,
It had all begun with Dudley Jones
'rusu.in'Tth$ eldeets ;Mis.si Reagan,
Dudilyv w&i fceh -after "novelty
and visiting gltls. Consequently at the
dance Isabel had . not, .refused Knapp
Chilton's cousplcuous attentions. Last
night had achieved the crisis. '
It was a great relief to bo off with
tha old love. Isabel told herself the
moruiiig after. She would rise su
perior to pcntiment and rf'frret. le equal
s-f ; to pla.uipa!tt
But as the day
..waxed the .j?aner
her u lood Jjea me,
' the more complex
As a beginning
the household de
scended to And
less. Cook was
reported' ill and J
was sent home, :
fifteen miles dis-'l
tant, in charge of i
i Millyl the house- '
HER OWN WOES LIGHT
' maid. This meant j
a servautlesB day. I
In some fashion the children were .
dispatched;- to ischoof. and Mrs.' New-j
man ventured forth to keep an engage-, i
ment with'the dentist. And then, with
Keal such as an unquiet soul be
queaths, Isabel entered upon the
household 'orgy that was to drown her
sorrows. She flung aside last night's
storm and stress, got on her working
garb and proceeded to spree In com
pany ; with the latest Improved step
ladder, bucket and soap rack. Win
dows, blinds, mantels, doors, came un
der water. With the disappearance of
each pall of grimy suds her own woes
lightened; hence, with the exception of
hearths and tiling in the reception hall,
Bpotlessness reigned speedily.
Another bucket of somber slop to be
disposed of sent virtuous thrills riot
ing . through Isabel's tired : body, its
ebon hue being a visible token of her
accomplishment. The blacker the
scrub water the more virtuous Isabel.
With a commendatory glance about
the tleekless kitchen, she went to the
sink and turned
. the .hot water
" faucet. No out
,'trat.":". She tried
' the' cold. That,
too, .was obdu
rate, She flew to
the bathroom.- No
hope there v What
can it mean?
Give me the wa
. ter company. No
. water to be had
at 1600 Tulip.
, avenue. What's
.wrong? . 'Water
' cut i off while
! you're working on the new house In
the next;lrt!; Well, it's mighty un
, comfortable. Do you understand, we
"Haven't a drop on the whole place?"
I1 l -V'-i1
rSend out for some? Yes, but you see, V claiming my Valentine. -II
can't; not a servant here, and I" Th 14th,' is It?' . -
she giggled irreprcssibly into the, re -
reiver "I can't, that's all. For hear-
en's cako turn it on as soon as posal-
le, 'Not lefore 6-don't like to prom-
ier Horrors!" The receiver went nj
Just then Miss Newman caught sight
of herself In the full length mirror.
"You object!" she shrieked. "Mllly
could somersault in the coal cellar and
not look like that. Well, the house ia
clean if I'm not. But If a prince came
a-wooing. 'water, water everywhere
butvLem Xot a gill to do or undo
my face with."
- Catching up an unemptied bucket of
grimy suds, she spread wide the front
door for more light and frenziediy at
tacked hearth and tiling, humming a
fragment from last Dight's one "divine
waltz with him, a world of sentimental
pain in the pulsing measure.
Then a crunching of gravel as a car
riage brought up
at the step was
heard, and be
fore she could
retreat , or close
the door a man's
voice inquired xf
her back, "Is
inr,, '.:.- . . l.
c lTa r w o m a n
spraug to. her
feet, the scrub-?
' ' ped into the luky
''' . pail, and she slipr
iionr.oKsr'K, oed def tlv be
hind tbfr door, but not before glimps
ing iwo dainty figures in the waiting
vehicle. - - '' ' " " t "
Dudley Jones, growing Impatient,
asked, "Is Miss Newman In?"
"&he ain't at home, sir," the bidden
personage answered In a suspiciously
There was a twinkle in his eyes, and,
stepping within, he pried forward the
door and coolly looked her over, In
wardly contrasting this exponent of
the grimy side of labor with the blue I
gowned maiden of the previous night !
"An old friend with a new face." he
said tentatively, towering above the ,
girl in his blond immaculateness, his !
caze scanning the dubious snectacle.
"The Lend you recall how I always
insisted on the' likeness and wanted
you to try It for a masquerade? .; You
have, I see," said he Jubilantly, In
dicating with an ornate gesture a
contaminated pillowcase wound tortu
ously about her bronze hair, below It
the mosaic of a dirt smitten coun
"I hate you," she said venomously,
"and there's no masquerade about it.
IIow dare you come here after last
night?" - -
"It's because of last night I'm here.
The Misses lieagan, the club honoreea
you observed them? desire to pay
their respects before leaving. .1 sacri
ficed myself on
the altar of
await your lady
them wait." .-''
"Sure, but I
can't, you see."
His tactics be
j came aggressive,
and the girl found
. herself backed
into, the Indian
alcove which they
' two had built and
been waiting, and
bo I shall Just take what belongs to
me." . :
i A blush disclosed itself amid Isa
bel's facial decorations. "The bow
and arrows over there are yours) and
the What will those ' girls think
you're doing In here so long?" .
"Their thoughts don't concern me,"
he answered superciliously. "But if
they propound the query I'll remind
tnem or tne aay ana say X was mere-
1 "It is." He gathered her : into his
spockless embrace and despite V her
struggles laid a kiss upon one be-
smlrghcd choek. "A peck of dirt" he
speculated musingly, sotto voce. "It's a
:peck. Isn't It, or a bushel? .Well, no
Cupid, 0 Cupid, I beg of you, tell
Where is the one who exerteth the spell?
Draw thou the string of thy bow; speed the dart
Straight to the one that hath captured my heart..
, quality and quantity." His look deepr ;
enea 10 one ot xaiuous ueuuiuue as ne j
acres of it to win '
"All the same.
It's a comic one,"
his seal of pos
session and ran
down the steps,
"Don't forget the
cards and be sure
to tell Miss New-
"she aix't at home, man how very
BIR" sorry we are to
miss her. You might mention I search
ed for what I had misplaced and found
it. You won't forget?" -.
'JNo, sir," demurely replied a bol
blng imitation . of Brattice Cenci deme
in 'black and white, black' predomiuat'
ing. . .. - ' '','"
As they drove away Dudley answer-
ed, Miss Reagan's arch query t "valen-
"ioimcr n nav a sname:
"Not at all.- I
wouldn't 'exchange It
for a Cunidy one; not I."-
A. little later the gravel scrunched
again.1, . Isabel tripped , to the t door
and adjusted a
wary' eye to the '
panel. It was
met by one equal
ly as wary from :
"It's only me."
And as the door
swung back Mr.
Dudley Jones, ele-
St-1 an ctn-
: ion leaaer, was
lft a dripping
lard can., lie
8plashed a path'
across Isabel's ITS A comic oms.'
spotless floor and triumphantly depos
ited his burden In the kitchen. ; . ..
"A 'comic one' for ' you, M las New
man," he announced the remark point
(d by a tentative glance toward his
liquid offering, then down at a moist.
There were .'leven or '' itlia '.. -'!"'
If I counted em jfir : A B
' strait. :;; . , " ; ., J' gff'
:As lovely as ever you'll J-rfj fj
With posieslV. Jii7(-
J And moUoes and lines . ; M jfe lMUt 'f J
j ; "All printed! on purpose ; ' ; 1
; - But -, the one mamma ; '
Put die rest m the H MmtSS.-
- ;shade, . W ifZ '
;When the table foirTdinner ' - S0
) For a' cranberry tart lii WMMi
In the shape of a heart jf Vi ' afvY
U the jolliest Valentine lf ' M7 Vl"'Jll
?Ton believe III quick returns!" cried
the elrl haDnUv
"Yes a comic one first, then a Cu
pldy one, sweetheart." He caught the
smudged left hand and set a glittering
seal of ownership in the midst of hon
"Another chance for quick returns?"
he suggested slyly.
Somewhor a heart shall ba my home.
.Love, is it thine?
Then here -I stay no more to roam.
Thy Valentine. '
" TOWNSEND ALLEN.
The Tender Passion.
Hate hath but one antidote, and that
Is love. One touch. of love will heal
all wounds that hate Inflicts.
Love is true, . ingenuous and blind.
Nor ; Will it be wed to envy or deceit
or crouch with fear In gloomy nooks
of 111 foreboding, ... for love Is gentle
eyed and credulous as a suckling babe,
fears naught nor falters at another's
fortune. v l;. .;
Love's voice is soft and sweet as is
the song of turtledoves, Its touch me
dicinal as brew of healing herbs.
l:y v sH " - xlv: I)
If $ 11' "--
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Valentine, Valentine, speed thee away
Straight unto her who my heart holds, I pray.
Swiftly return then to me, Valentine,
Bringing her heart back, a hostage for mine.
Pagan Origin of
- Valentine's Day;
Tt would seem that, Cupid 6houTu
ehoose for his particular festival a
day commemorative of some Joyful
event. St. Valentine's day is the an
niversary of the putting to death of
an early bishop of the Koman church
named Valentine, who suffered martyr
dom for his faith on Feb. 14, 270 A. D.
However, as most young men are will
ing to swear that they will die if need
be for the love of their maids and as
St Valentine died for the love of his
bride, the Christian faith, there is no
great incongruity in using Feb. 14 as
the day for the more or less anony
mous expression of tender regard.
It is not altogether perhaps not at
all-the fact ;of St. Valentine's martyr
dom, that has caused the choosing of
bis death anniversary as the, day for
exchanging r tinted," scented ; missives I
between young men' , and ' maidens.
There, watj ah ancient belief that birds j
began mating on Feb. 14. This belief
antedated Christianity. St Valentine's
day. therefore, so far as t Is observed
by modern youth, is of pagan origin.
In "A Midsummer Night's: Dream"
Shakespeare alludes to this belief in
the mating of, birds thus:
- St- Valentine is past;. . . ; .
Begin these wood birds but to couple now.
In his "ilesperldes" the tender Her
rlck sang: '
Oft have I heard both youth and virgins
Birds choose their mates and couple, too,
But by their flight I never can divine .
When I shall couple with ray valentine. -.
Love refreshes all the soul, quickens
the cockles of the heart and purifies
the murky currents of the blood.
Love fonrives ere it is asked, seeks
but good In all, is forever blind to evil,
condemns not nor in aught would
judge. , . '
If knows not' saint nor sinner, for
to it all "hearts that hold the hidden
Jewel for : which it seeks are sacred
caskets, hallowed by the breath of
CARDINAL NEWMAN'S VALENTINE,
fettle maiden, dost thou pine ' .
For a faithful Valentine?
Art thou scanning timidly
Every face that meets thine eyef
Art thou fancying there may be .
Fairer face than thou dost see?
Little maiden,, scholar mine,
Wouldst thou have a Valentinef
Go and ask, my little child,
Ask the Mother undefiled;
Ask, for she will draw thee neap
And will whisper In thine ear ,
Valentine! The name is good, .
For it comes of lineage high
And a famous family.
And it tells of gentle blood.
Noble blood and nobler still, "
For its owner freely poured
Every drop there was to spill
In the quarrel of his.Lord.
Valentine! I know the name. ' -Many
martyrs bear the same.
And they stand in' glittering ring
Round their warrior God and King,
Who before and for them bled, - .
With their robes of ruby red
And their swords of cherub flame
Yes, there is a-plenty there, .
Knights without reproach of fearf, !
Such 8t Denys, such St. George,
Martin, Maurice, Theodore
fnd a hundred thousand morej
Cuerdon gained and war-rare o'su
By that sea without surge
And beneath the eternal sky - '
And the beatific sun ""
In Jerusalem above .
Valentine Is every one.
Choose from out. that eompa ty .
Whom to aevve and whom to fov. v
TARIFF COMMISSION PLEASES
Whole Country to Be Represented at
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New York, Feb. 13. In an editorial
about the national tariff commission
convention, to be held in Indianapolis'
beginning next Tuesday. American In
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"It is most pleasing to record now,
on the eve of the convention that the
cordial approval of the movement by
national and local associations has
practically been unanimous. In some
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vented from officially' indorsing the
convention by certain clauses in their
constitutions or by-laws, but the Bos
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one important instance of a commer
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Sister organizations in the same city,
notably the Boston Chamber of Com
merce, not only voiced their approval
but are sending as delegates some of
Massachusetts' most important and
public-spirited citizens. ? ; . -t . ...
"The iattltnde of the tress toward
the 'convention, has- been most gratify-
ing With very" few" exceptions the
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TV7 0 one would suspect the noble
red man of stooping ,to send
I frivolous Valentines Jthroug!i
luc luaiis. ltri mere is a case
recorded in Washington of some
wealthy Osage Indians doing this very
thing. It was Chief Jim Digheart and
three of his braves who bought the
delicate- creations and sent them to
leading government officials. Terhapr.
the chief's' name had something to do
with bis liberality. Indian names arc
bestowed because of qualities and not
at haphazard, as with us. So "Big-
heart" may have meant that Chief Jim
was that kind of an Indian.
This happened a few years ago when
some of the Osages were in Washing
ton to see the "great father." One
day the chief with his braves, dressed
la all of their finery, with r-d blan
kets, blue trousers trimmed with por-
"HBAP VALENTINES I"
cupice quills and hats with silver or
naments, " stajked Into a Washington
department store. : "Valentines! Heap -
Valentines:" said Chief Jim. When
Conducted to the counter and some of
the cheaper ones were shown him he
repeated "Heap ' Valentines r with.
much emphasis. So, with a wink, the "
ciciiv truiieu. out one worm so. .;. mo, .
take," said Chief Jim right off .the bat. .
uii nujiciti is ui luuiau cijun airui
of that expression. .. Then he was
shown forty more of the, same expen-T
siye pattern. Me take." was ,thivla-v
conic expression of Chief Jim' In each
ense. FInallv the sforo wna rans.i-kl '
from cellar to garret and every high
priced Valentine .in. the house was pro-
diifo1 t h TnrHflnn ffmnHnw annrnrlnv
"Ughs!" and adding "Me take" until
iue diu reacnea iae cmei never
batted an eye as he was Informed of
rthe amount but paid It from an Im
mense roll of bills. Then he asked
that the Valentines be sent out for,
!i!lTi Tim munncpr kliii?! nfTrwl ta
mail them from the store. Asking the
names of the ladies to whom thoy .
were to be directed, he was interrupt
d by Bigheart: v
"Injun ladle's no get Valentines. In
jun ladies work. Squaws! Ugh7
. Then Chief Jim rattled off the names
of senators, representatives and lead
ing men In all parts of the country.
even sending one to the president of
the United States. ''' -
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