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About Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 22, 1903)
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OOD-BY , dearest ! "
"Good-by ! "
For the twentieth time Mar !
Jermyu uttered the words of farewell
nnd for the twentieth time the gir
responded , but , realizing that the part
lug was not an ordinary one , the ;
Were loth to part even then. Year :
lienco tney might meet again ; perhap :
"And dearest , you'll remember , i
the recollection of me ever stands ii
your light , you're to forget I existed
Promise me that ! "
The girl looked into the earnest fact
bending over her , into the depths o :
the grave , brown eyes.
"I cannot , " she said softly. "More
Dver. is it necessary ? Is it what yoi
would do were you in my place ? "
Her logic was unanswerable , and lu
"If you were the onjy child of some
body next door to a millionaire , " she
went on , "and your father forbadi
you to marry any one who was uol
weallhy while you really loved one
poor as a church mouse , would you
give up without a struggle ? Of course
you wouldn't. Mark. You'd wait , and
wait , and hope ! "
"But waiting doesn't always brine
wealth , " broke in Jermyn , "especially
In Lt > musical profession. Why did
my father ever destine me for his
own career ? " he added , bitterly.
"Because it's what you're most fit
ted for , " Elsie Rentou replied. "Mark ,
dear , you're going to be a great man. "
He waived away her words with a
Binilo and another kiss.
"You flatter me , sweetheart , " he said ,
"although it's true my father was far
from being a mediocrity. He changed
his name on marriage , and died when
I was only five years old. But his ex
istence really ended , so far as the
world was concerned , when he for-
book nis old name , for he never com
posed a single thing after. "
"How strange ! " remarked the girl.
T rmderingly. "And what a terrible
c.xniple to you , dearest. "
"You may think so. Of course , I
was too young to know much then ,
and never heard how it all happened ,
for my mother soon followed uiy
"And his name before was ? "
"Wegar Mark Wegar one of the
foremost composers of his timel"
* * * * * * *
A couple of years later Mark Jer-
oiyu was in London. It seemed much
loufi'ir since he had parted from Elsie
ReuLon iti Paris , where they had been
fellow students at the Conservatoire ;
she forthe sake of finishing a musical
education. Iu > because he had his fu
ture living to consider.
In ParLs the girl had been free from
the hidebound conventionalities of
home , and her doting parents would
doubtless have been horrified had
they known she had dared to regard
some one with affection. The two had
parted ; he to work for a name and
she to enter Society.
And now he was in London , his fame
having preceded him , and Mark Jer-
myu. the celebrated pianist , was an
nounced to make his debut before the
most critical audience in the world.
Success had not spoiled him , and he
remained the same modest man that
had held Elsie's hand in his two years
since ; deeply , madly in love with her
still. Several times she had written
to him , and with her last letter in his
pocket as a talisman , he faced the
eager crowd that evening.
The performance was a success ,
Mark .Termyu's reputation was more
than upheld and he quickly became
the lion of the hour. Invitations from
the highest In the land literally show
ered upon him. so numerous , that they
would have taken years to respond to
all , one of the earliest coming from
the Uentons offering a < > rincely fee
for a short recital at a \n-thcoming
"At Elome. " To this Jermyn stiiliy
replied that he only accepted social
engagements. An answer soon came
jiUering the tone of the invitation ,
and a day or two later he found him
selfibout to meet his loved one once
The place was alreadj' thronged
with guests when he arrived , but
Elsie was the first to greet him. and
as lie took her hand he would have
knelt down there and then and kissed
It , hod not decorum forbade. She wel
I i comed him gayly , and he felt all at
once the happiest of mortals , for a
single look served to tell him he held
her heart still.
"I'm hostess for the moment , " she
observed. "Let me take you to
He followed her. and a little later
WIIH being introduced to Mrs. Renton.
"Mr. Jerniyu. mother ! "
The stately lady addressed , looked
np. and as she saw his handsome ,
clear-cut features , started.
"Mr. Jermyn V ah. yes. of course !
Your appearance seems familiar. But
then , aren't your photographs all over
London ? " she asked.
Mnrk bowed , but guessed by her
tone that she had never seen his por
He sauntered aimlessly about , con-
vfTKiug firstvili one and another , till
Ht length he found himself addressing
the host himself. And Jermyn was
surprised ; Elsie's father
was not nearly so formidable as h
! had pictured him to be ; on the COE
trary , his attitude toward the youu ;
lion of the season was courtesy am
"Ah ! my daughter tells me she me
you in Paris , " he remarked. "One o
the first to discover your genius , I be
lieve ? Elsie's a dear girl , my dea
sir ! "
"She is , " assented Mark , earnestly
"Always a dutiful girl , and a priz <
worth the winning , " continued Mi
Reuton. briskly. "It's a pity we're t <
lose her so soon but there ! the men
the men ! I was young myself once. '
"You mean some one will fall ii
love with her ? " queried Jermyn , aux
"lias fallen in love. Scores of them
By the way. there she is with Lori
Mark Jermyn turned and followec
the other's glance to where Elsu
stood talking with the man he hat
noticed a few moments before.
"Are they ? "
"Engaged , my dear sir. engaged
And to be married shortly. My wife's
a wonderful woman's she arranged ii
all ! "
Mark's first impulse was to flee , bill
he resolved to learn the truth from
Elsie's lips first. At last he caught
her glance , following her into a small
ante-room leading from one of the
principal apartments. When the dooi
closed , he took her hand , and looked
into her eyes.
"Elsie , " he asked. "Is it true ? "
She averted her gaze.
"Is what true ? " she murmured.
"That you're engaged to Lord Ma
pleson ? "
Her eyes filled with tears and she
turned toward him passionately.
"No ! " she said vehemeutlj . "He's
asked me frequently , but I've always
refused. But mamma insists , and the
rumor we're engaged is about already.
Oh. Mark ! Mark ! " with an out
stretching of her arms that was irre
sistible ; "what's to be done ? "
He took her into his arms.
"You love me , what is to prevent
our happiness ? "
"Mother she insists. Father , I
know , would rather I married a man
of uiy choice. "
"And I insist on you marrying me ! "
lie cried earnestly. "That is , if you're
willing to become the wife of a non-
antity ? "
She looked up quickly.
"Who is the nonentity ? " she asked.
'You , the clever artist or" with a
gesture of disdain "Lord Mapleson ? "
"Then , darling , " he cried , "if your
aiother will not consent , it must be a
. unaway match. You're sure you
lon't mind intrusting your happiness
to me ? "
"No , indeed , Mark , no ! I love you ,
> h ! heaps more than I did two years
igo. and that's something , isn't it ? "
He admitted that it was , and kissed
ler. when some one calling Elsie , she
lad to leave. Mark strolled back to
: he drawing room with a lighter
icart. Sonic one was asking Mr. Ren-
; ou whether Jermyn was to play ; the
lost shrugged his shoulders , but the
nusiciau at once interrupted with the
emark he should only be too de-
A move was made to the piano ,
, vhile all voices were hushed as it be-
'ame known that the great Jermyn
rvas at the instrument He ran
hrough several of his better known
hings in succession , playing as he
lad never played before , his audience ,
spellbound and enraptured. The ap-
) lause at his conclusion , unlike most
Irawing-room applause , was for once
Mr. Renton was profuse in his
hanks , and then his less genial wife
uquired as a special favor , whether
le would give them a novelty.
"A novelty ? " repeated Mark , anx-
[ > us to please has prospective parent.
Ah , yes ! I had almost forgotten.
L\-day's the twenty-second , isn't it ?
There is one thing I only play once a
rear , and always on the twenty-sec-
uitl of this mouth. "
The lasl notes of the song were
mutually dying away , when all at
nice there was a tense scream from a
listant corner of the room.
All turned and saw that Mrs. Ren-
on had fainted.
A few days later Mark Jermj'n call-
'd ' to inquire after Mrs. Renton , whom
i was understood was seriously ill.
The young fellow was at once shown
nto Mr. Renton's study , where the
nillionaire greeted him cordially.
"My dear Mr. Jermyn , " he said ,
'you're the very man I wish to see !
LOU remember the effect your won-
lerful playing produced on my wife
he other evening ? "
" " the fa-
"Unfortunately , responded -
nous musician. "Believe me , I'm ex-
icedingly sorry. "
"It's not your fault , my boy , " 'he
ii'.swered kindly "The event has
) i ought something to light which I
iope inny mean your happiness. I
vive learned that my daughter loves
"Yes , " responded Mark , quietly.
And I love her , top. "
"Just so , just so ! What I was going
u s .y was this ; my wife. It appears ,
vas once engaged to your father. "
Mark Jermyn looked up In astonlsl
"Yes. " continued Mr. Renton , "an
from what I can hear of course , thl
Is in confidence between you and m
it broke Mark Wegar's heart. M ;
wife jilted him for myself , and i
seems that , out of pity , he afterwan
married a cousin whom he discoverei
had been in love with him for years
The air you played the other eveninj
was one of Wegar's compositions , wa
it not ? "
"Yes , " replied Mark. "My fathe
left me the manuscripts , with the in
junction it was only to be played 01
the twenty-second of November ii
each year the anniversary of what
could never make out"
"Ah ! my wife recognized the theme
it Avas the old love song he used t <
play to her and of which she hac
been so fond. The date you mentioi
was the one on which she broke ofj
the engagement Old memories carm
back to her , and and "
"Say no more , sir , it's a painful sub
"To be sure , to be sure ! My wife
wishes me to tell you that , althougl
she broke your father's heart , she has
no wish to break either yours or hei
daughter's. We are both willing you
should marry Elsie. "
Some one opened the door just then ,
and Elsie Rentor , seeing Mark , threw
herself into his arms. New York
A PURSE FOR HIGHWAYMEN.
Highway Robbery Very Prevalent in
England a Century Auo.
The frequency of highway robberies
only a century ago sounds surprising
to the present generation. Horace
Walpole , in a letter to a friend , re
counts an adventure of this kind which
befell him and his friend and neighbor ,
Lady Browne , in the autumn of 1781.
The night I had the honor of writ
ing to your ladyship last I was rob
bed. Lady Browne and I were , as
usual , going to the Duchess of Mont-
rose at seven o'clock. The evening
was very dark. In the close lane un
der her park pale , and within twenty
yards of the gate , a black figure on
horseback pushed by between the
chaise and the hedge on my side.
I suspected it was a higlnvayman ,
and so I found did Lady Browne , for
she was speaking and stopped.
To divert her fears I was just going
to say , "Is not that the apothecary go
ing to the duchess ? " when I heard a
voice cry , "Stop ! " and the figure came
back to the chaise.
I had the presence of mind before I
let down the glass to take out my
watch and stuff , it within my waist
coat , under my arm.
He said , "Your purses and watches ! "
I replied , "My watch is not in my
"Then your purse. " I gave it to him ;
it had nine guineas. It was so dark
that 1 could not see his hand , but felt
Liiin take it
He then asked for Lady Browne's
lurse , and said , "Don't be frightened ;
[ will do you no hurt"
I said , "No ; you won't frighten the
He replied , "No ; I give you my word
[ will do no hurt"
Lady Browne gave him her purse and
vas going to add her watch , but he
said , "I am much obliged to you. I
, vish you good night ! " Then he pulled
) ff his hat and rode away.
"Well , " said I , "Lady Browne , you
ivill not be afraid of being robbed an-
) ther time , for you see there is noth-
ng in it"
"Oh , but I am ! " said she. "And now
am in terrors lest he should return ,
'or I have given him a purse with my
> ld bad money that I carry on pur-
> ose. "
"He certainly will not open it direct-
y , " I said , "and at worst he can only
vait for us at our return ; but I will
iend uiy servant back for a horse and
L blunderbuss , " which I did.
Faithful to the Last.
In many Scotch families the old man
ervant is a permanent institution. He
inters the service of a family when he
s a boy , sticks to his place , and resigns
uiy when the infirmities of age are
ipon him. Naturally he grows in time
o claim as rights what were at first
; ranted him as favors , and if he is op-
losed asserts himself with a spirit of
ndependeuce. An English paper tells
. story illustrative of this.
A lady's coachman a crusty old fel-
ow who had been in the service of the
amily in her father's time gave her
; reat trouble and annoyance on several
tccasions by not carrying out her in-
tructions. At length his conduct be
anie unbearable , and she determined
o dismiss him. Calling him into her
iresence , she said with as much asper-
ty as she could command :
"I cannot stand this any longer ,
"ohn. You must look out for another
ituation. You will leave my service
t the end of the month. "
The old servant looked at her in
musement for a minute , and then the
haracteristic "loyalty" came to the
"Na , na , my lady , " he said. "I drove
ou to the kirk to be baptized , I drove
ou to your marriage , and I'll stay to
rive you to your funeral ! "
A Potent Remedy.
Customer Are you quite sure this
reparation of yours is good for weak
Druggist Certainly. Less than one
ear ago a man in the last stages of
consumption bought a bottle of it and
Customer He's a dead one , eh ?
Druggte * Not on your life. He's a
calamity howling political orator.
Tight shoes won't hurt you If left in
he shoe stores.
In an Isolated Home. j
The only woman in the world in j
charge of a lightship entirely surround-
cd by water lives in New York bay. She
is Mrs. Knty Yalk -
er , a n d she has
charge of Robbiub
which rises out of
the water five miles
totith of the Bat
tery. For seventeen
years she has been
at this post. Foi
three of these years
her husband was
keeper , but since
MIIS.VALKIK. . hls deatu siie has
had sole charge , and it is to her credit
that the llobbins Reef lighthouse is one
of the cleanest and best kept in the
For weeks at a time in winter Mrs.
Walker never closes her eyes in sleep
when night comes. Then it is that the
windows inclosing the light can be kept
free from frost only by constant cleans
ing. Night after night she remains at
her post , and often in the day time
when fog overhangs the bay s > l e looks
after the fog whistle or sets in motion
the mechanism which keep ? the fog
bell ringing. The duties of the position
are very exacting and wearisome , yet
in all her years of service she has not
received a reprimand nor had a com
plaint lodged against her.
A Girl's First Offer , .
There are two extremes , into one of
which a girl often falls on receiving
her first "offer. " The worst and the
most frequent of these is that of fan
cying herself in love , when , in reality ,
she doesn't care a tig for her lover.
The other consists in a coquettish
pride , which leads her , against the dic
tates of her judgment and * the inclina
tions of her heart , to reject a suitor ,
When an honest man offers a woman
his hand , with all accompaniments of
heart and fortune whether these be
exalted or lowly he pays her the high
est compliment in his power.
Undeniably she is complimented , and
she must be untrue to her womanhood
does she not in some measure feel so ,
even though her suitor be beneath her
regard ; but the compliment will be val
ued very much in proportion to her es
timation of the man.
Many a woman has blighted her own
life and that of the man she loved by
indulging in a passion for coquetry.
Having charms of which she is fully
conscious , she proudly measures her
power and says to herself : "I am
equal to great conquests , and shall I
thus early be conquered ? When I have
had a surfeit of these delights ,
But the time referred to in the long
futurity of the little word "then" sel
dom comes to the coquette. It will
always be "then. " The accepted time
is never near when we have once let
the opportunity pass. At IS the co
quette asks : "Who is he ? " At 28 ,
"Where is he ? " New York News.
Some of the new models of the Monto
Carlo coat are made without a collar ,
having a wide stitched band curved to
cover the collar of the dress and form
a novel square effect in front.
The woman past her first youth can
get the Norfolk effect in the jacket of
her walking suit without its looseness
in the neat new tight-fitting jacket that
has stitched box-pleats , patch breast
pockets , belt and all.
Flowered silks and satins and bro
cades will be fashionable. A few of
these gowns were seen last year , but
did not become so popular as it is ex
pected they will be this year. There
are double-width silks and satins with
large flowers , which cut to especially
good advantage in a circular skirt or
In a skirt with the shaped front
breadth and circular sides. As is right ,
so beautiful a matei I is left plain as
to the skirt , while tl waist is finished
merely with a berth of real lace , and
Is cut in the old-fas oned round low-
neck , with a small tucked sleeve al
most hidden by the lace , which falls
over it. The satin crepe de chine and
liberty satins , white , black , or blue ,
spangled with steel paillettes , make
up most charmingly. Harper's Bazar.
"What One "Woman Says About Colds.
For ten of the twelve years of his
life my son suffered from influenza ,
which no amount of precaution could
ward off , and which , with or without a
doctor , was often weeks In"ning Its
course , at the end of which time he
was about ready for a fresh attack.
At last I became convinced that an
over indulgence in sweets was one fer
tile cause , and many a box of candy
the gift of unwise friends was sup
pressed , and the colds became less fre
quent. On his tenth birthday he be
gan , upon rising in the morning , a
series of cold sponge baths , followed
by friction , with a coarse towel. That
year his colds were limited to two.
When the second began to make Its
appearance we determined to try he
roic measures , and for thirty-six hours
he went without food with tl > e excep
tion of a cupful of hot water and the
juice of an orange taken on the morn
ing of the first day's fast. The second
morning he awoke without a vestige
of cold , and a happier and more tri
umphant boy it would have been hard
to find. As many of my friends and
family have tried this with equal suc
cess I do not hesitate to recommend it.
AN omen Do Not Sleep
The thing that makes many of our
women look cross , tired out. old and
prematurely wrinkled is la'-k of sleep.
All the twentieth century women the
professional woman , the shop girl , the
domestic servant and the society belle
seem determined to defeat the ef
forts of nature's gentle restorer for the
; ired brain and budy. The hustling life
of this age leaves little time for repose
even for the lady i.J leisure. That
term is a mere nothing , for there is
truly no leisure class in this country.
Eveiyone is so busy that the demands
: > f nature go unheeded.
But despite the fact that sleep is the
reat strength giver and that health
ind beauty as well as happiness de
pend upon it , women will persist in
giving but from five to seven hours
to it when ten is not too much to
ceep them stronir and beautiful. All
.he powders and loi"ii.s in creation
. annot so effectually do away with
ivrinkles as can sufficient sleep. If
jvery woman would drop all these
: hiir ? for one year and make prepara-
ions to sleep as lonr in each twenty-
lour hours as nature required , it would
) e surprising what a change for the
jelter would come over the feminino
> ortion of humanity.
A Bachelor Girl's Reflections.
Many a man marries a girl because
she is as "pretty as a picture" and
hen growls at the price of her picture
Man was made from dusc so that
voman might sweep all before her.
The brilliancy of many a society
eader depends largely upon her jewel
Men allow their wives pin money ant
hen expect them to buy tiaras.
No man is really blase who retains a
No man yet was so high up that bis
vife could not call him ' \ wn.
Men select theirvh much as
i-omen buy books chiefly because of
No man is a hero to his trained
iur.se. Chicago Tribune.
The Countess of Dudley , the new
'iccreine of Ireland , is the wife of
iarl Dudley , recently appointed Lord
Lieutenant ot Ire
land. Her husband
will be practically
a reigning sover
eign. In Ireland she
will at all times
t a k e p r eeedence
over e v e r y other
woman , save Queen
i > ven the Princess of
Wales , should she
visit Ireland , being
obliged to give place XKW VICEREINE.
to the Vicereine. The Countess is one
jf England's most noted be-iuties.
To make a caudle burn all night put
iinely powtloivd salt on the candle
until it reaches the black part of the
There is nothing equal to finely sift
ed coal ashes for brightening metals
af all kinds brass , tm. copper , nickel.
Rub over with a damp cloth dipped in
To remove mildew mix lemon juice
rt-ith salt , powdered starch and soft
oap. Apply with a brush and lay in
the sun ; or you may ruL soap on the
spots , scrape chalk on them , moisten
ind lay in the sun.
Soups and gravies are richer and
jetter if the meat and vegetables are
> ut into the saucepan first with a little
mtter and allowed to cook slowly for
icarly half an hour before adding the
To clean rusty fire irons rub them
ivell with sweet oil. leave them wet
: or a day or two and then rub them
A'ith unslaked lime. This will remove
he rust and then the fire irons may
> e polished as usual.
Motives of economy as well as re-
inement are satisfied by keeping i
scrupulously clean refrigerator or Ice
sliest One article that has been al-
owed to remain in the ice chest ufter
t has lost its freshness will soon com-
nunicate the contamination to every-
liing else in the box.
One-half cupful of butter , one-half
; upful of sugar , one-half cupful of
milk , one-half cupful of flour , one cup
four eggs and one
ful of molasses ,
teaspoonful of soda ; mix the sugar and
flour together , add the molasses , warm
the butter in the milk , then add the
eggs , which must have been well beat
en ; lastly , put In one teaspoonful of
soda , dissolved in a little hot water ;
Stir well together and bake half an
hour in buttered pudding dish. Serve
hot , with sauce. To make the sauce ,
beat the whites of two eggs and one-
half cupful of powdered sugar to a
stiff froth ; add a little wine or lemon
Fillet of Chicken Broiled.
From the breast of a chicken cut the
four fillets , which can be easily separ-
ited , and remove every particle of fat
jr skin. Dust lightly with salt. Butter
i piece of heavy white letter paper and
ivrap It lightly about the meat. Lay on
i broiler over a clear fire and move
constantly over the heat. The paper
ivill brown and gradually char , but be-
'ore it takes fire you must lift it from
: he fire just before this happens you
ivill find the fillet nicely cooked and
nuch less dry than if cooked directly
> ver the coals. Good Housekeeping.
Cut from the ham large slices as for
he table ; remove the outer rind , heat
horoughlj' in the oven ( nearly done ) ,
lave a large crock or jar ready , into
vhich put the ham in layers , and after
t is full , or the ham all 5n , cover with
lie fat deep enough to conceal it from
'xposure. This Is always ready for - ae ,
tud it is especially good for families
hat have no good cold storage and can-
lot always get fresh meat. Enough
: an be taken from the jar for a meal ,
vhen it should be sealed again for fu-
Stew one quart of berries until soft )
iress through a sieve ; return pulp to
tewpan and add same measure of
ugar : stew until like marmalade. Beat
our egg whites until stiff , then drop
he hot pulp in by spoonfuls and beat
onstantly ; then add one teaspoonfui
f vanilla extract ; turn into a mold and
ake in oven for thirty minutes. Un-
lold and garnish with whipped cream
nd plumped Sultana raisins. What to
Put into an iron kettle one table-
poonful of butter , three tablespoon
uls of water and one teacupful o $
-hite sugar ; boil until ready to candy ,
icn throw in three quarts of nicely
opped corn , stir briskly until tha
indy is evenly distributed over tha
3rn. Care should be taken not to
ave too hot a fire , or the corn will
e scorched while crystallizing. Nutd
? any kind may be treated In the same
S iiTed Fins.
An excellent dinner sweet Is stuffe
gs. To prepare them , cut an opening
i the side of nice fresh figs and takq
it the inside with a spoon. To thlq
Id some salted almonds or salted pea-
.its that have been chopped fine. Mia
ie.se thoroughly together and moisten
ith a little brandy. Put this mixture
to the fig shells and press the sldeq
: the opening together. Roll the filled
; s in powdered sugar.
Reniely for Burns.
One of the best remedies for burns I *
e following : Put the yolk of an egg
a very hot pan , turning and pressing
constantly till all the oil is out of It ;
t cool and apply to the burn. This ha
: en known to cure several burns tha |
ere considered incurable by a physi *
in. Of course it requires several
gs , as one makes but a small quan-
y of the oil.
Remove the inside from hot baked
toes and whip this well with a fork ,
> r half a dozen medhim-sized potatoes
ve two eggs well beaten , the yolkij
d whites separately. Season the pot
toes with pepper and salt , put in the
g yolks , then the whites , and put alj
to a baking-dish. Sprinkle melted
tter over the top. and brown very
Ickly in a hot oven.
3oil together two cupfuls of grann-
ed sugar , one-half cupful water ,
ree tablespoonfuls of vinegar , on *
ispoonful of cream of tartar. Whei
ne add a teaspoonful of lemon ex *
ict and a teaspoon of fruit acid , and
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