Jordan Valley Journal. (Cleveland, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, February 9, 1894 Page: 1 of 4
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JORDAN YALLEY JOURNAL.
*Bjr E. L. McKee.
CLEVELAND, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, FKftfcl ARY 9, 1894.
VOL.L NO. 6.
HE daintiest bit of
• ttrl la tea,
With daaky vto-
That, amUlaf, aha
ralaea unto me,
Aa I toad, and dandle haf on mv knee,
Or, with head on ay breast, aha Ilea.
She'a a broad, white brow, unwrlnkled, aat
In an aureola of fold;
And her llpe, like a rad, rad roee, dew wet
Or a bunch of frafrantmlgnooetta,
Do enchanted sweetness bold.
Of bar teeth, I’ve never a word to aay,
For la tooth. aha haa none yet,
But there will be pearla “ of the pureat ray"
By her fairy eodmother broufbt aome day
From the sea, In a allver net
No circlet of dlatnonda weareth ah%
She's a prlnoeaa, ne'ertbeleaa:
No (town of ellken embroidery ‘I
Hldea her tiny Azures' eymmetry,
But a almple, anowy dreaa
Falleth aoftly down to her wee, wee feat.
And down to the dimpled hand
That, with Infantine grace, aha Ilfta to meat
The llpe abe knoweth ao/eady to greet
It with kisses, na tenderly aweet
Aa were ever In deman 1.
O, baby Louise, you have won me quite. ,
With your eyes, that tike twin etara ahlne;
By your face, with wlnaomeneaa all allfht
From lta perfect chin, to ita brow anow white,
So I ehooee you “My Valentine."
—Sarah L. Morrla, In Inter Ocean
|(IERE wan an
ter in the lit-
tle town of
the old red
echoolhouse was filled with the boya
and girla of the town, February 14th
was as great a holiday as could be
made of It with school in session, and
somebody had a party, or some one got
up a ride, or there was a grand pop-
corn frolic. In fact, there was always
something going on that day, if all
other .lays in the year should be dry as
dust, though that could never be the
case with forty girls aud boys to make
them lively. The excuse for this extra
fun on the 14th was that it was Jo Jen-
nings' birthday, and they must celebrate
It; and when any of the parents tried to
remonstrate the ready argument was
that they didn’t celebrate other birth-
days, because nobody *vas ever born on
a day they could celebrate, and with
auch a good reason what will be said
further? All the girls sent him valen-
tines, and all the boys wished they
could change places for just that one
day. As he grew older the custom re-
mained the same, for he was, and had
always been, a great favorite in the
town. The mail bag which came in on
the stage that night fairly bulged with
the number of missives directed to J. J.
Jennings To be sure some of the girls
had married and left the town, but all
who remained kept up the custom.
Everybody called him Jo. and as he
came back year after year seemingly
unchanged in his love for the old home,
and just as cordial with all the old
friends, they decided that travel could
never make him other than the kind-
hearted friend he had ever beea
Always Impartial in his treatment ot
the young ladies of the place, he took
one to the picnic, another out driving
behind the fat, black pony, still an-
other on the harbor excursion, and a
different one up the mountain after
Everybody called his mother Aunt
Judith, because she was such a lovely
old lady they simply couldn't help it
A face sweet and beautiful in its youth
only grew more sweet as the years
made wrinkles and drew lines here and
there. The eyes, always eyinpathet*
only tilled with a deeper light of iovc
as time fled. The hair, in earlier years
A rich crown for the erect figure, only
laid Itself in more caressing waves
about the face. Truly she had grown
old gracefully. An invalid, she was
cared for by her eldest daughter.
Martha, who had already sent away a
lover because she would not leave her
borne just now.
She did wish Jo would r-iarrv and
bring his wife home to live. That
would make all clear. Martha could
be happy, and she knew for herself she
could love anyone of the village girla
whom he might choose for a wife.
Why didn't he care for some one? The
year before something had linppenedl
They had all sent valentines according
to the usual custom. There were
eighteen of thent. The next morning,
down at the Corners, Jo was talking
to Jimmie Hazen, and Jimmie asked,
carelessly: "How many this time, Jo?"
"Eighteen splendid ones; but i don't
■'pose one of the senders can make a
biscuit to save her life."
Of course Jimmie mentioned It aa a
good joke to hla sister Ruth, who had
black epea and a lively temper of her
own, and she told the other girla, eon-
sidering it anything but a joke, and
that waa what caused all the flutter.
Now Ruth couldn’t make biscuits, and
she had always thought Jo just a
little better than ordinary mortals,
aud to hare him come down to biscuits,
and then to throw out suoh a remark
aa that to her brother! He probably
meant to have Jimmie tell her.
Ruth told the girla at the next social,
and, with her eyee flashing, declared
■be wished she could bake, but ehe
couldn’t, and she hated dongh; but If
she oould make biscuits she'd make n
bushel and smother him. Ho now! She
cried at home, and thought it very
unkind of Jo, and declared abe
wouldn't send another valentine aa
long as ahe lived. But when the sum-
mer came and the girls, not forgetting
the fling at their lack of ability, took
to refusing him when invited to picnice
or other pieces of amusements, Ruth
was sorry, and yet glad, for ahe
couldn't atop liking him all at onoe,
even if ahe tried her beet So when
the anniversary cajne again she decided
she would just send aa always and not
mind what had probably thoughtlessly
No cne knew why the daughters of
the several households were ao anxious
to learn to make breed, but it waa a
fact that every girl in town suddenly
developed.* desire to relieve hsr mother
oi the biscuit making. And yet not
•ve-v one; for little Ruth Ha sen de-
clared she couldn't and wouldn’t end
etucK to the china painting which ahe
sent regularly to Rockland, and which
brought her more money then carloads
of biscuits would have done.
-Valentine’s day brought only one
valentine for Jo, and he opened it
wondering if his friends had forgotten
that it was hla birthday, or whether
they thought it time to drop tne old
custom. He wondered who had re-
membered him. The roses looked like
some he had every year, half blown
and always pink. Ruth Hazen always
wanted a bunch of the blush roses by
the door, and he remembered ao well
how she buried her face in the last
ones he had carried to her—yea. it must
have been Ruth. Puzzled and a little
troubled at the dearth of valentines, he
knew not what to make of it Then
Grace Eames nad refused to ride with
him last summer, giving a good rear “a,
of course, but one that he knew could
have been laid aside.
After s.ipper a rattling wagon drove
to the door, and ita driver, after
aaUep to dream of being abut up la a
tower and not allowed anything but
biaeulta to eat or sleep on, and the only
thing he oould see for miles were fields
of biaeutU lu all shades of brown,
which he was told he muat eat as fast
aa they ripened Then he saw Ruth,
with her hair flying wildly about her
face, and, when he looked closely, he
found that what be thought hair waa
only hundreds of valentines, nad when
he tried to take them off her heed ahe
suddenly turned into a plump biscuit,
and the astonishment awoke him, to
find that the eon shone, and also that
hla head ached.
"I wish you’d go over to the mills
this morning and see about that grain,”
■aid Martha, when he came down com-
plaining of such a dismal headache.
"The air’ll do yon good, and you can
take Ruth along. You go right by
Ruth's eyee were red when she came to
the door, for ahe had secretly abed tears
that ahe had not tried to learn bread-
making, ao aa to have had her dosen
with the rest whieh she knew must be
reposing on the pantry shelves In the
Jenninga house She had told herself
a hundred times she didn’t care, but it
didn’t alter the feeling in the least, and
■he knew every time she repeated it
that deep in her heart she did care a
good deal. Yea, ahe would go, and aa
she pinned on the jaunty biack hat
with ita red wing, and tucked her
hands in a wee muff, ahe thought to
herself there might be some chance to
explain why ahe hadn't done aa well as
the Teat of the girla
There had been little snow this year,
and the ground waa hard and smooth.
Only a few drifts by the roadside and
In the fields, and these were last going
in the bright sunlight. The black
horse waa in high spirits, the air waa
clear. Jo'a headache drifted away.
Ruth was ao pretty to look at, and hla
mother liked her so well—
"You haven’t heard * word I said!'’
"Well. when I get old and feeble, I
want to have a few of iny senses left,
and so while i had such good use for my
eyes I thought 1 would let my ears
Krth laughed, but ahe would not
look at him again, for ahe had seen the
love in his eyes when she did look, and
she decided that the view toward the
hills was better for her than the one ao
near at hand.
"Did yon know I had but one valen-
tine this year?" with a peculia.* em-
phasis on the “one."
"Didn’t you have more last year?”
"Yea, yifar before last 1 had twenty,
of joy as her eye* were full of tears.
Now abe oould say what ahe bed beau
trying to over since they started. "1
have felt ao badly that I oouldn’t
and when 1 found yon didn't like val-
“But I da”
"Well, you said you didn’t e’poae one
of the girls oould make biaeulta, and we
declared we’d like to smother yon in
"That explains It I couldn't think
what I bad done to bring down a flood
of that kind. Well, I was overwhelmed
U not smothered.”
'But I can’t make biscuits and—”
'If you ooukl see the stacke at home,
sixteen dozen of them, you wouldn’t
-bonder that I aay with emphasis. I'm
glad you can't!"
THE WORLD AT LARGE.
atthm DaSr Hava.
SrPXMXTKNPRNT Stump, of the Immi-
gration bureau, with the approval of
Secretary Carlisle, has issued a circular
concerning the arrest sad deportation
of alien contract laborers
Thk report that Archbishop Ireland
la to succeed Mgr. Satolli as tbs papal
ablegate to this country sad that Mgr.
Satolli la to be recalled is officially de-
nied st the residence of the ablegate in
• Foreign consuls are preparing to re-
port to their governments the part
_ . . . taken by their countrymen in the re-
Ruth turned with laughing eyes: cent Mansfield. Pa., coal riot*
"Then I needn't apologise?" ,
-"No, Indeed. I like valentines bet-
ter then biscuits, but I guess it needed
just that to show me that I did."
Sixteen dosen! What are you going
to da with them all?"
"Take you home with me to help eat
them. You haven't answered my ques-
‘Tm too young,” but e bright blush | design.
Sbcrktaet Herbert has commended
Adm Henbam for his course at Rio de
The public debt statement for Janu-
ary showed an increase of debt daring
the month of 17,830,064.
Thk senate committee has decided to
reject the Ht Ganden world’s fair
medal unless changes are made in the
waa on the faoe turned again to the
Jo laughed, liking her shy ways, yet
sure that he had seen favor in her «7#a.
He wished he could surprise her into
turning this way again. “Yea, I think
I am too young. Why, I'm only thirty;
bnt we can both be growing older as
fust as we can. and by next June we
shell be old enough."
, He Instated that her aid waa neces-
sary In consuming those biscuits, ao
they stopped to tell Mrs. Hazen. What
ahe oould have teen in hla face 1 cannot
tell, but she went Into the house with
the remark that It ‘'wouldn't be the laat
meal Rath would eet In the Jennings
He lifted her from the carriage with
e mute caress, end, leaving the black
pony to walk leisurely Into the open
door of the barn, he led Ruth Into the
sunny sitting-room where hta mother
set in her cushioned easy-chalr, end
said: "I have brought home e valen-
tine, mother. One I am going to keep,"
and while ahe drew the blushing face
down to hers with her thin, white
hands and kissed it, Jo went ont hur-
riedly to look after the pony end whis-
per In her ear that he was so happy.
Meeting Martha on the way he stopped
to tell her that Rath would stay to
dinner, but hta face must have been a
very telltale one, for he might Jnst as
well have as Id that ahe was to stay for-
ever, and Martha shook handa with a
"I HAVE BROUGHT HOME A VALENTINE.'
knocking, left on the step a bund'e
directed to "J. J. Jennings."
"There, that's the Conant's wagon, I
know; and this ta Jennie’s valentine.”
The bundle contained a dozen of the
lightest biscuit ever seen, and this
A* valentine I dared not make.
But bUcutta by the dozen bake.
Another knock, and another parcel waa
deposited; another dozen Viscuits ac
like the first that they might nave b**en
made by the same hands, and this
You told the atlnt
1 didn't know how
Tu make a good biscuit:
Juat look at tala now.
Sixteen dozen biscuits in sixteen differ-
ent bundles were spread on the table
before nine o'clock, each bundle con-
taining a scrap appropriate to the day
nnd the unusual gift.
and laat year eighteen, and now thla
year I am narrowed down to one."
"Why. didn't the girla-"
"Yea, seventeen of them did. Six-
teen thought I had got beyond the age
of romance and now ought to live on
the solids of life, but the seventeenth
still thought I might cling to a little
of the romance. I am glad there is
one who still holds to the old custom.
It isn't nice to think one ta dropped out
of the old life."
“Oh! I am aure the girla didn't mean
—" ahe stopped, for though ahe might
explain the meaning of the blacult,
could she explain the one valentine?
"Cousin Albert told me I shouldn't
always have so many valentines, and
he waa right But It ta onlA the end
of a lesson that I have been rang time
learning. Martha says a man can have
but, one valentine. Now that I have
The president and Mrs Cleveland
gave the annual official dinner to the
justices of the supreme court and other
invited guests on the lat The music
was furnished by the Marine band.
President Cleveland has affirmed
the findings and the sentence of the
court martial In the case of Paymaster
John Clyde Sullivan, whose case, which
was tried in San Franciaeo, excited
great interest This involves dismissal
from the service.
Col. T. H. Stanton, chief paymaster
of the department of the Platte, has
been promoted to be assistant to the
naymaster-general of the army.
Th.: senate haa confirmed the nomi-
nation of Andrew If. Arnold to be post-
master at Topeka, Kan.
A cable dispatch to the navy depart-
ment announces the arrival of the Ben-
aington at Genoa.
The president has sent in the name
of Gen. Joe Shelby for United States
marshal for the western district of
Missouri, also John R. Walker for at-
torney for the same district
Moody and Sankey are leading revi-
val meetings at Washington.
A bill by Senator Dubois, of Idaho,
to give to several western states one-
fourth of the money received from them
from the government for mineral lands
to support schools of mines haa been
adversely reported by the house com-
mittee on pnblie lands
hearty "I'm as glad, Ja"— Mrs N. A. The national convention of St Pat-
M. Roe, in Good Housekeeping.
III searched the world over, oh, where could I
A dainty wee bloesom so much to my mind—
From the bright sunny be»J to the little pink
So perfect, so precious, so winning and sweet?
Of roee leaves and dew her cheeks seem to bi
And s tint from the aklee on her soft eyes to
Her bends like the petals of lilies so white,
Aad her voice like the lsrk's In s morning
Oh. hopeleee the search! but I'll tell sums
Ail I be dearest and sweetest things ever were
And he'll fly to my darling though winter
And wbisper the message more precious thas
—Elizabeth A. Davis, la Detroit Free Press
rick's alliance of America at Newark,
N. J., elected Edward Hayes, of New
Brunswick, treasurer, and P. J. Clancy,
of Trenton, conductor.
Fire destroyed the yarn mill of J. J.
Kenyon at Pawtucket, R. I. Loss,
The petition of the Bell Telephone
Co asking for a 930,000,000 increase in
capital stock has been filed at the Mas-
sachusetts state house by ex-Gov. Long.
Twentv-two persons, charged with
election frauds in Kings connty, N. Y.,
have been indicted for conspiracy.
They are Johnnie McKane, Justices
Newton and Sutherland. Tax Collector
Charles Morris and eighteen election
inspectors This makes the 120th iadlct-
ment against McKane
The Wheeler A Wilson Manufacture
A dispatch from Cattiaja says that a
border flght haa ooeamd between tha
Montenegriaa aad Albaaiaaa II ta
added that two of the latter were killed
aad ooe wounded.
Qex. Carlo# J. taoniAifi wbe
was chief of the artillery ia Jolm A.
Logaa’e eorpa aad who aarved with
Sherman oa hta march to the eea, died
Geh. Hesxog, the founder el
Swtae army ergaataatioa. ta dead Tha
cause of hta deeth waa Inflneaaa.
The pope has approved the liati
forbidding the clergy to attend hall .
fights in Spate. Be orden that tha
prieete moat refuse to give abaolutkm
to a dying matador.
The steamship La Champagne, which
has sailed from Havre, took I, TOM*
francs of gold consigned to Zimmer*
men A Forshay. of New York.
The weather in the Caucasus has
been fearfully oold. The principal
porta on the Caspian aea are lee-boned.
The wolves have beeome unusually
fierce aa the result of the cold, aad
eighteen men have been overtaken and
devoured by these animate near U-
One of Pelxoto’a American warships
has arrived at Pernambuco with her
The prince of Wales has decided to
enter hta yacht Britannia la the Mai*
tellies and Riviera regatta.
Tax notorious bandit, Barillas, tha
scourge of the province of Valencia,
Spain, has been surprised by gendarmes
and killed, after a desperate flght
Ma W. Actor Crawler, the yoang
American explorer, was reported to be
at Kitni, Ukambaui, Africa, oa Janu-
ary 24, on hta. way to the coeat He
was expected to arrive at Mombasa oa
The Louisiana lottery has taken up
its location in Venezuela
A dispatch received from Rio cays:
Da Gama haa given notice that he will
blockade Rio and has dispersed hta
fleet accordingly. TMa step is intended
to assert belligerent righto for the in*
The police of The Hague have an*
earthed an enormous forgery of bank
note* Eight men. Including the lender,
a man named Krmnaa, have beeaar*
Cardinal Rahpolli, the papal aeo
rotary of state, haa authorised the As-
sociated prom to deny that Archbishop
Corrigan, of New York, has beea sum-
moned to Roma Cardinal Rampolll
adds, however, there is nothing to pew
vent a short visit
A dispatch from Minsk, Ramie, eeys
a rich Jew family of the name of
Milanutch, consisting of thirteen per-
sons, including two servants, • have
been poisoned to death. They all par-
took of food in which poison had been
placed and all died within fifteen min-
utes of the time of eating.
Thk quarterly statement of the New
York Central, to December SI, show*
gross earnings of •11.827,011, decrease,
•371,373; net •3,778,581; decrease, HU,-
140; surplus, 076,050; decrease, I3S1,01S
Good old Deacon Thayer, who waa
school trustee in the town of Mendon,
Mass, once said, when addressing the
village school: "A correct pronuncia-
tion ta of the utmost importance in
this world and the world to come
But how many people have it? We
heard three word* mispronounced the
other day V' persons of far more than
ordinary t lure, and the errors are all
common ones. Before 'desuetude’
was dragged from its own desuetude
by the president few persons pro-
nounced It correctly. Very many per-
sons habitually rhyme ‘sqnalo.’ with
holler, and hardly anybody pronounces
'paresis' correctly."—Boston Gazette.
Detroit, Mlph., Feb. 7.—A (taring
election fraud waa disclosed ben yes-
terday in connection with the state
salaries amendment scandal of IBM.
A comparison of the returns from the
wards with the figures after the can-
vassing board bad finished its work
_ „ . „ ,, . _ . . . , show that 100 votes were added to the
J* ^wi^manl i ,D «"*» of the fifteen wards, with
hundreds of hands' out of work tem «“Ption- ***?*. ^
porarily. But very little has been done of *•» "*• •n*red Jhfi
at the factory since last faiL nwU of the eanvam as 18,488, making
Nkw Yokk authorities have stopped * total falsification in favor of the
the sale of lizards as chameleons on amendment for increasing the State
the ground of cruelty. officers' salaries of 4,750.
George W. Childs, proprietor of the
Philadelphia Ledger, died on the morn- ^EW ORLEANS, Feb. 7.—The carol-
ing of the sd. He was born in lialti- val procession yesterday was mraeually
more, Md., May 12. 1822. beautiful and notably free from acci-
The new government bonds are Of- debts and violence. It was 11 o'clock
fered for sale by a firm of New York when Rex appeared yesterday morning,
brokers at 1181# and accrued interest He came out from his den on Calliopo
The books of the missing clerk of the alreet with hlf long train of beautiful
Brooklyn, N. Y.. excise board hav* cars, and with gay courtiers and a roy-
.lo lay awake nearly all night trying really come down to one, I find that I
to think what could have brought this have never had but one. That I have
nvnlnnche of bread upon him, an-' looked for youra first, and laat night
finally concluded it must have been when 1 thought what it would mean If
that little speech of his about the girla'you atop sending each year I could
not knowing how to make biscuits,
lint his mind kept returning to Kuth's
valentine, anti by and by he decided
that a man didn't need but one valen-
tine, especially if he had plenty of
bread. So, toward morning, he dropped
hardly wait to see you and aak If you
would come yourself as my valentine.
Ruth, I love you dearly; I think I al-
Ruth atlil kept her eyea on the far-
away hills But her heart waa aa full
been partially examined, and William
D. Lohman's cash seems to be short at
Capt. Joseph Garibee, alias "Jor
the Turk,” and two Salvation Army
musicians were arrested at Lowell,
Waa tod ta rind Oat.
A little boy whose experience with
elevators had been a very limited one
waa brought to the city a few days ago
by hta mamma and In the eon roe of
two or three hours' shopping the little
fellow wae taken up and down in dif-
ferent stores a good many times
Finslly the two weal to sn office
building, took chain in a rather small
room and waited.
"Where an we now, mamma?" asked
“In Uncle Rob's office."
He glanced around the rather con-
tracted quarters and then naked:
"When does it go up?"—Pittsburgh [ «lo“ Chicago, died recently after a
al retinue and hoe to of banda mak-
ing martial muaie. The king waa
greeted with the utmoat enthuaiaam
on all sides.
Topeka, Kan., Fab. 7.—The lot
Maas, for obstructing a principal i floor 0f representative hall waa flOad
etreet after being repeatedly ordered yMtordaj morning by 400 people to
10 moTe on-_ hear the opening speeches or the meet-
twb wot. ing of the National Farmers’ Alliance
Joam*H Knittleb' excelsior show ease and Industrial union. About 40 dole-
work* and George Suhls' incubatoi gates were present Governor LawslW
factory were destroyed by fire at i„( delivered an address of welcome in
Quincy. I1L Loos, •100,000; Insurance, of Kanaai and John F. WiUotta
....... . for the stats alliance.
sharper won the first of the series
of three-cornered billiards at Cincin-
nati, defeating Sluason by a score of 00(
Justice William 8 Kvkrett, one of
the oldest members of the legal profes-
Washinoton, Feb. 7.—A recognition
of the possibility that the cholera wava
which has been making pragma
around the world from Asia forth#
past two years may rsaebthe United
States next summer ta made in the
- -------* ------ vimivw non buminor m mituo
y1"^ am bin -porm to u» _
"Quite sensible and appropriate for
nineteenth century lover"
"They fade quickly.Pittsburgh
He—I wish yoif would let me be your
She—1 wish you were my valentine
She— Because 1 oould then send you
off to aome one. —Truth.
The threshing machine men of Min
neapolis and St Paul and surroundin',;
section have formed the Northwest
Threshers' association, designed to pro
tect the Interests ot the thresher com
panics in the northwestern states.
TNr Union Pacific haa abandoned its
service Into Sioux City, la., via the
Coal mines about Bellalre, oa .he
Ohio river, have been closed by a strike.
Over 2,000 people are out of employ-
ment. Cause, a cut In wages from 70
to M cents per ton.
large unexpended balance remaining
from last year's appropriation for Ibis
purpose. In the eundry civil bill pawed
last March tha earn of 8900,000 waa
provided for fighting cholera. Of this
•70,000 remains, which ta available,
Washington, Feb. 7.—If. W. Levy
a Wichita, Kan., banker will reeeive
the flrat 880 bond of the 860,000^000
bonds Issued by tbs government. Mr.
Levy bid 8100 lor tha first bond issued
and he was not only the best but only
bidder for it
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