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Digital page images are linked to the text file. r a i i fI I I NN N N N ji1 Pei YrI 1 r NNNNNNN N NNN 1 w If If YOLVMEI f SPRINGFIELD KY WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 2lL 9Di i MUMIEl 1 vr BAhct GROW RSr i Meet In Springfield Last SaturdayMFiie Growers Company Making an Effort fo Market the Burley Crop t r The Burley Tobacco Growers Aisoji alion of Washington County met i tthe Court House here last after if1ementdred of those interested in the su cess of this organization were present C The house was called to order b W C Clements a member of the Bo rd of control of Washington county During the meeting it was explained tha at a meeting held in Lexington on Monday Dee 12 which was attended by over 500 representative tobacco growers from every county in the burley distnct it was agreed to make an attempt tlo raise stock among the growers themselves that each grower would be asked tot subscribe stock to the extent ofone cent a pound upon his tobacco and in this way it was hoped that the prgani zation could be perfected in a manner which would guarantee to the farmers a meetIingthe board of control in each county to- call a meeting of the growers in their respective counties Jon Saturday Dec 17 for the purpose of explaining the situation and to give them an oppor tunity to take the stock The Burley Growers Compa y was organized under the laws of K ntucky for the purpose of establishing a fair and stable price for burley tuba co A number of growers of tobacco under took to perfect an organization and to end made arrangements with New 4York parties to furnish the money with which to handle the crops for the farm ers One of the conditions upon which these New York parties wereto furnish the capital was that the growers should first subscribe 500 000 of the capital stock of the Growers Coijipany qompanyinhouse company to warehouse t1le tobacco and in consideration of thewarehouse fees the warehouse company agreed to advance to the growers 1000000 apd keep that amount in the Grow rs pany hands with which to pay for the tobaCCo as it was received from the people and the New York financiers were to advance money to the extent of the value of the tobacco as fast as it was stored in the warehouses The warehouse company as it was under stood agreed to take whatev r the stock of the Growers Company which the growers failed to take Under this arrangement the Growers Company proceeded to secure the to bacco and continued their work until but five weeks ago wheneyhad received about 85000000 pounds ofjtobac co About this time the warehouse company for reasons unknown advised the Growers Company that they would not advance the 1000000 tunless the Growers Company would in pome way secure the 1000000 other pan with the tobacco to be purchased with this money and that no stock would be- takenr by the warehouse company When theGrowersCompany was ml fronted with these conditions there was nothing left for it to do but to appeal to the growers to subscribe for the 500000 of stock and for tqiS purpose meetings were held last aturday in I every county in the burley strict that 1 r r Is for Blindness A terrible think Neglect contributes This evil to br ng When Glasses are worn Ina wayaOne seldom shall know Such a black evil day t C F RUSSELL r Spingfield Kentucky iyi4 Y c I a r r f I t t f r A t bc rftRJibJ 1 j DEVOTED TO hUE INTERESTS OF W SUlNGON CO NTYJlii the people might have an opportunity to subscribe for this stock It now seems that u uiP by the growers out the proceeds of their tobacco that the Growers anoyement will fail as to the theIgiven releasing the growers from their contracts and they will be left free to pleaseWhether one fact is clearly demonstrated and that is the price of tobacco has been materially advanced by the attempted organization and further demonstrate the great advantage that would accrue to the growers if an organization could be effected The time and labor expended by the men at the head of this organization is not lost By their determined efforts bringaboutTobacco Growers they have educated the people and the advantages to be der wed from such an organization clearlyshown The failure of tke Gr9w1 ers Company if it is a failure may Isome extent discourage those who have had charge of theorganization yet we bdieve they will not abandon their ef fo ts but that they will profit by their experiences and begin at once to orJ ganize to handle the crop rf 1205 Ii thjey do they should receive tHo hearty cooperationpf every one vho is in te ested dirgctly or ildirec v t production of hurley tobacco j fine Jack Sold IJBelle of Anderson dmior Mikado the twox ear old jack that tooifirsc priso in his class and won e chi mpion jlip a 300 prizegiyen bAthe Louisiruiri Purchase Exposition 21r Cibbs claims the honor of raising three of till finest jacks ever sold in Kentuchy riiido ling Do Do and Silver Duho the rort show jack The dam of Silver Luc Ir the dam of Belle of Anderson Bel of Anderson s the pricen i s hord and he has reus xl fancy price v her Mr Gibbs has three more iack colts that he thinks are bette lln xv he has ever sold Admiral Test Go eral Kurokr pnd till r2cinrid as1 sired by Jim Taggart Ifclibrra cF Senator Carter Mnrnedin Clurfivfo ill IfMrsgram Wednesday from Iier sla MIJJ Robert Spalding of VtloJlr GtI that he as married in Ohicu ji lIoltijdenwas a great surprise to his mfty and f fnends Hotel Prop lvSofd Mr P C Cleaver who was formerly j in the hotel business in this city nas sold his hotel at Lebt jn for 21X j and he and his family will probably locate in the West Miv Cleaver was i proprietor of the Springfield Ttotelt ere time it was burned He has beene in thB hoteL sine at Leo IrrtIThe following are this izt winners r Mary Logan Neal Book Mrs Lafe Wells Picture WILLISBURG tr Kent Rogers and wife spent last Saturday and Sunday with C R Cheutham at this place j tr N BRiley has returned horn from Hot Springs where he has been practicing his profession We are Sorry to say that C lw Gheathanj is quite ill at present Miss Bessie Perkins was the pleasant guestiojf Miss Annie Mcllvoy last Wed nesdayJ Isaiah rather is quite ill at the hom- efhi Jon Bramlet Prather The boys from this vicinity who have been iri the West are returning hom W1 Breckihrid ge Wallace Breckin = ridge and John Turner have returned horn That right boys come home and inter with the old home folks W are having considerable winter weatherjand the roads are very slippery The jUaeksinith here is overrun with worksiraughing horses Mis Addle Foster of Tatham Springs spent last Sunday with Miss Lillian feiackerby Rev Walden filled his last appointment for thirear at the Christian church last Sunday They have em ployed him for another year t tHt 1 itltl + fIIII 11 lr I I t1 I II I f if C1 andsimasCostW- hen iL sattat and below cost I do not mean that I am going to make a profit + t I am going to sell some of thim at jut what they cost and man aarticles will be sold + ti at less than they cost me + f If IS A MAKEROOM SALE tr u lat r it IMust Have More iIhGoods ice 1 i i lDON PHARMACIST SPRINGFIELD tEF 4 eGixu tcui r + fI Z e s4iowL WINDOWS i ny HnnJsomo Displays I3y tine Mcrchnnlol1- nf Jr Ju J Jr 11rl nJ iu GvG obcl on BrcD fry cars store rro Wings o b2tuyrjid a joy ib ever il specinlly it tjjia HUS of the one iopiqsentinrj a Chri mfO r hundred yctus ago liOltfcnii lyrropn oi cur foraf t lQfl tvicntlerro Jio siochins vhich hvc nen filled by Old Snntr Tha ie its jyminj la tha old Arorp3C5 rnci I hoia Jiu3 1incu altJc 1nJ1ilcrert Jori vouOTctc1rt11i rryo Tj2TusrrudmotliirsO Th sivjin 7c heelai kDing hithnQ ny tll cfrp 1msb D tLwh ic ithje tnrfcoy TsitlierSp nrd tlio ypoir jc nridiycoicy for the Jornin s 01I mL11tjit chrirsin this iqom nro 15Q yonrsVidTtui tjooldcni p3fbniisatcj ul on tip val IOOF like it raight lutvc spa tro nturiOG stored way v tis pr r All in nIl tlv windoW i rbont tha coin letst vo bnvc otij soon nnd it yiltpay yoa jto coir o tovn tJ J ii jt jvill cin7 you bp k1j rliltcof the y ro ruJ Jet jvou aivo 3 rlittl yiiiio vitp ttNr t cal Idjp VQ yrn huvj hcnivf your irstJjor t 1lL l r 11kcorthis pLc tt TJui othir indbw iiriri distil y oi cwyinj seb ikatjc JedJ shoun nee YOIJ nvo in7 j ted to carver fJvcr cannot dQ thus bun puji and sho0i our way Uir0nfjjJIif oUiooJaUinL 1 t 11ttJ the Jicy wl yrf thi tushi a houis o Spring fiejd are eritruih feasts for tlie ee1heYre tnstefullv arranged and mail if then would uoll credit to th dcratters of the large cities There i r tatter proof oTth progressiveness u iherchvihts tin a pretty display of their rH liagan Bros ha vt wo jsxceptionally pretty windows tn one is a nice dis of fine cand es uts and fruits t disPlayof1tcutrounded by many ands nie designs this ware shows the windowoil to good advanpag V r In the show w ndow qf C J HayI dons drug tore is41 Variety of handsome articles Pipes smoking sets tobacco jars mirrors traveling cases pictures frames toilet sets etc These goods are being sold at arid below cost as advertised in this issue In the show windows of McElroy ii- Shultz you will find a Coffee Pot diS j play They are making ia special sales on these gooThe white and blue enameled twoqp art coffee pot regular price 50c this week 38c three quarts regular price 60 this week 48c four qUart regular price 65e this week If you want see a prett ine of yx Some of the Articles iiif 3rs sanicar Set Vases ChinarA t of bani iul Pictures Books pf every A iv pt these yill males excellent pre ensrl CMJN HA KY tJI pictures and cluha take a peep at the how Trihdovr iti ocdr Wells drug designsrinchinty picture Their show cases are also tiling t7itl ri irnnons line of Christinas rccu2 tOne oi tlio pretties ciJor Vindov un tovn can bo scan nt IVIcElroy Bror rcroccry Tliey hrvo a iindocr decor atedvits loHy nI cVlristnrw bills IkridjCcrttorGdninbn thojn rvb u lot ot pine bo candies Itsaid that every youn lady t1rho Fj35es Ciins that 1 PJO oi Iu3 sand 11oull bo just the tliinri fov Snntn cBiUj obPj rtiti0re ftlQt C7 fH t unuo Cunninghnra Dnacaic ore One 1ir d J n ofm l Sling and t 3 OUH ino f ht ind w of ltItlSl J1 1JjrJldl jl rhIiS rgtckoj Ciwistjrari cahdijs1 t dispc He wnnts you tG get his prices 0rUcKcnn4y He ins nyaviety tad =to nioa cei r ants Ch atyl roanti e eryiilim in thosoilire and yoi only liavo to tiris i1 i indnvs to 1 1I i L ittrl Ot tlllV JlJlnt1ot IInas b a ot foyi on disil Jring ti Loy f to 57e JtMlI J Jhomntyou wil lind a comlflrteline of jandies nu intc 4 very low n ices J Vjti will hav to see l us ells wind T to ippiiicinto it It is looming 1 icutj4rl irumtt lkryLIOoke llcInhrestili jjflay is pretty arid you should sepflintc jthcr tore and take a look if =IIi 1 llran pretty e of s nd candjes j j j James J Graves hasa nice line ol ts knives forks etc fl 3top1t ILooi irjjiind rake note of the pretty Hneof fur m are at Walter Leauhmans Mop C C McChord Honored Nationaln toaCommerce Commissioners has appointed C C McChord chairman of the Ken tucky Railroad Commission a member of a committee of nine to urge Congress to get up an amendment to the Inter state Cv amerce Act giving the Com mission at Washington additional pow ers principally in making rates The appointment is quite an honor to Mr t McChorpss the committee of nine will reprelffit all the shippers organ 1a tions inplie country the membership which Amounts to several hundred thouj sand t Mansfield Flat for Rent I will jrent theMansfleld flat 4 room- scolivenienton Main St Callron J M Burton Springfieln Ky r ACCIDENT s LY PILLEDa In valf of Mooresville Melts His Death While Out Hunting On Monday ira Wall son of rirand Mrs Zan Wall of near looresville accidentally shot and killed himself While out hunting Monday morning It is supposed that the young man attempted to secure a rabbit which he had shot in a brush heap by pulling it to him with the stock of his gun though the true story the unfortunate affair will never be known as he was alone when he met nss de taJ However the Indications re that the above version is correct A nbbt which had been shot was round in the brush pile and the gun was lying in a position to indicate that Mr Wall attempted to pull the rabbit to him with the jstock of the gun The entire load qt shot entered the stomach and n9 doubt death was instantaneous When He ailed to return at night the family became alarmed and his brother Albert Wall instigated a search on Monday night lie nextiday Mr Wail ilctiTuesday morning they found the body pentp went to scene and assisted offhisIThedeceased was wellliked by all sand hundreds of people in this coyuty who know the family will be horriUtfd to learn of his untimely end To his mother and father and brothers and sisters the people extend tbjjjpnoundest sympathy Thefunerlj will occur at Mr Zion this afternoon Thomp50n Thompson ifr P T ompson jrpf the firm of Haydi Thompson liverymen of this place will be married to Miss Bessie Thompson at the home of the brides brother Garland Thompson in Louisville at 230 oclock this Wednesday afternoop The ceremony will be performed byRe F Y Davislof the Presbyterian jhurch They will return to Springfield the same evening Mr Thompson is ohe of the most progressive young business men in Springfield while his bride is an exceptionally pretty and popular young woman The groom is a sort Mr and Mrs J1 W Thompson of the PleasaritGrove neigh borhood while his bride is a daughter of Mrs N P Thompson of the same neighborhood They are among the most popular young people in Washington county and have hundreds of friends who wish for then many years of unalloyed happiness May the happy jounrey begun with the new year find a blissful ending at the foot of lifes hill away off into the mysterious future is thewish of The Sun j RevJones Lecture 1The lectuft of Rev Carter Helm Jones af the Opera House on last Thursday night was not largely attend ed but was highly appreciated by all present His subject The Story of a Home was handled in a manner Dr jontfs eloquently por trayed the beauties of the Koine but J I L N NNNNNNN i n8 pages 4 of t of of of of t H tt tDont Walt Tiiiiha Day Before Christ ttft mas Buy Now 4 t H3 gave to the audience a glimps beneath that vine and fig treeH where tranquility does not flow as plentifully as the mountain brook His lecture was one of the most entertaining and instructive ever delivered in Springfield thelosersW R SpaJding Dom tMrW R Spalding one jxfj the bedknown business men of Lebanonntdied at his home in that city Ias irtursdmy night of liver trouble He 13iB a me- berof the firm of Spalding barksoalfcx Co and was one among Marion county ofJudger MarqnSpIdillgPrimate of the Catholic Chute i in Amer lea at the time of his d4a i a fitcousin of Jon Lancaster Sp Idihg epc Secretary of State and exRal roadCoE missioner of Kentucky and a second WiIIitHenry L Declamatory Contest The following is the program of the Declamatory Contest which takes place eveningDecember 1 Hon the Church Was Built at Ke HadhnIis CunpinghamIMiss Stella S1I1lJfHI 4 The TellTale Eye Jno S IcElijoy 5 Flying Jims LastiMcEIrbyiJohn Ilolia 7 Mr Middleriks Rheuma Cure m uuMlSS Eunice OKJan- if bpart cus Address toe Roman Gtadiators Lyrnan Barber Judges Hon John W Lewis Hop MM Nei irk Mr Herbert Walter Music by Spruigfield Orchestra Letter list List of letters reaxtining fled for eii1rfag D cenbir2J J901 uerba tiesj J W Davies Mrs Lovldi Crow JS3 Mrs CinthaTh mD3tK IJim Smith S B Tully MI110oonocoo V iIOOO 1 Deposit Bank o 8 Springfield i Kentucky q ORGANIZED DECEMBER 1 yti CAFIT L 50000 Surplus and Profi1S2tOQI OFFICERS PrtdentHon en J A Bonlware Conbier sbIerHDlaCr lTO Its Geo D BuLertttoa w L Orafcw HaydenJ BusinetSolicited Guaranteed t yit J f IIi ggaoagaaaa d n THE F1Rsritg u I National Bankg cn g OF g SPRINGFIELD KENTUCKY 0 ot I CAPITAL 50000 r i Surplus and Undivided 3 Profits h000nOFFICERS i1 B L LJteey President nJobn W Lewis VJcePraaldent g errL 0 0 R E Foster Bookkooperfn 0 DIRECTORS n BLliitsey J W Louis CampbellR U We grant every favor consisten 0with safe banking If you have not already an account with this 33 bank we invite your patronage n- g oogggooo g9 Local News Notesj liens and Boys Suits prMes at Robertson Bros Perfection Borated Talcum Rower 25 cents for one pound can at Wood Wells If you have Vol 5 Dickens publis led by P P Collier S Son that does lot belong to you Please see whether it be a longs to Dr Lamptonand let him ki ow r you have it Ladies do not worry over making theia angeJL food or any kind youmay des ire i Robertson Bros are offering their stockof ladies fine Pattern Hats at price These hats are the latest styles ofJhe season Dont e too sloe iin Irrecq fiv1OfJplaceS M Campbell auctioneer rep rts the Dehoney and Draygoo sale asbcmg well attended everything selling fa irly well Corn sold for 50c busjiel ha r 50 to 60c hundred one pair 4yeaVbldh rse mules brought 280 milch cows sold as high as 75 He also reports Mrs Cor bins saleon Saturday December 10 as everything bringing good pri ies r1heSend The Sun a dollar for a year sj subscription send check paper mnbyj or postoffice money ordec REMOVALI have moved my Jewelry store from the room adoiningthe Clarks office to the room on r amJ street which was occupied of I Irs Williams as a millinery store JAMES J GRAVE SHEEP JILTED Sheepkilling togs r played havoc with the flocks of Mr P Montgomery and Messrs Geo and Vill Clements near town tone night last week Thirteen sheep were killed for the former and twelve for the latter gentleman Rev WT W Stoddard who has een pastor of the Prfesbyterian churc at Lebanon for a number of years re signed his Charg and will h1call from a church Fulton Mo lfrP Jj Thomsreceiveda telegram yesterday afternoon from Louisville stating that his brother AJThomas was dying asresult of an op eratio n for appe ndi e left this morning to be at his bedside LATER Mr Thomas died yesterday afternoon pt1Grov260 day before she left Hid no ear marks but some white about liei face her1Iliberally rewardedr J S YANKl LOST FL Rrr0it last Friday Dec 16 Mr Chis Brady bought four 50 pound bags of flour at Campbells grocery 3nc tiered it put in his buck board on lain street Through mistake the ifaiij was placed in the wrong buggy l tthe question wif the party whojojt be honest enough to notify me Ho Will be rewarded fits LIZZIE CAMPBELL PUBLlcSALEDont fail to attend the sale of Vilbur Peters three miles West of Mackyille on the Old Spring field pike Tuesday Dec 27 promptly at 10 oclock 1r tomrmail box Had LOSTzjke to Return to office of G ABENEDICT The Sun vrill make anappropriate and an appreciated Christmas present Send it to some friend or relative who lives In another section We will prom ise to make It as a letter from nome The n nlho smokes P nnotbe letter lcdt1imf toireceivje as a present a box of McChord 10 cent cigar kCiWlfThe enJOYjmost 25 to V A d cigarsas a present is alwa ovxoioo d The McChord 10 cent the brand to buy At C J If1dQIfSdl11g store lbOX of JilcChords 10 cent cigars 25 to box will make an appreciative Christmcils r cntlon sale at Wood Wells drug store l v Notice To Creditors All person indebteiitothe drug firm of Wood amp bell are requested to calfit the d ugstote and settle Mr CaP ell ha ng disposed of his inter est in the business outstanding ac counts must be settiid at once Please dill tit tivar jurliost onvdhi nce- Voglo rr CAlfBELLI Mr Join e Fa1bott was in The Sun office yet r a ajid SI1briled for The Sun tb be sient to her son Mr Samuel H dpneswb fs noW frying at Parsons KarlsRS S says this is to eta Christmas jrESWj f fpL hun one that will be apprtciated TIer jsonleft hereabout tweniearsago an his been employed in the RHilrqad shops at Par sons since has been In thaf State He now hioki an important position J WANtBtt Idesire tl receive bids onitHeJinear Moores ine n information Tse orHvrite G A Bennett R F DNoIISlwirigfiekl y When uwant a nice suit of Trousersim man to see Satisfaction guaranteed Ui 0ME= M- iD t t t FEED BASKETS tt tennbw S plyorth ghas kets v the vry best 4 when k to town tal e havlaa home Farm are i t l plete then You c neI i have Soo of them Bu u jthree or fou PRICES LOW v I L L f1tii IN1c J 1ltCt r Line of Carving Sets at ftfeducejd Prices i flog About a Pair Skatesf r Christmas G ft for that Boy of Yours t fJ r f jI H HA YDON Bf l BERi JSpringfeld rIa cr I Our Nice Postoffice J k Tmere arc few towns in the State if jany the slz of Springfield that have a more qompl ite or nicer postoffice than qtlfutainly has a right to be proudof his office He iaS it eq ainped with modern furniture It ip lock drawers being of th latent desig i and combination eI The office is kept as clean as a pin and rfir e out of every ten strangers who go into the building remark that He ought p have an office like this inI our town J A fine lotf liquors for the holidays Old1 Prentic Yellowstone Sam Clay Whiskies None better J F GREENE 4OnSociety entertained themselves in a manner wI ich was very gratifying a glance at the menu card will bear out this statem ntIMAUD E E Wakefield Slid wife and daughter t Mary yore in Bloomfield Saturaay t evening 4 Misses M ytie apd Zeddie Andrews entertained the following young people 4 on the e ening of the fourteenth Misses Ann a Jones arid Flora Stailard and Mdssrs UJlie Porter Grundy Duncan 4 N tha iet Bricken and Carol Allen IMrs D If Huston and daughter e wer3in Springfield Friday the guests of E ughStiJes and family Misses E Royalty and Nancy She han spent Thursday night at Rays Summit Misses Si ella Wafcefield and Zeddie Andrews leriq Springfield one day last weeki Miss Louise Settle enterained a few of her friends Friday evening at Panic Those present were Dr Ernest Crume Springfield Carol Allen Bloom field Dr JIL Yates Louisvillle and Misses Stella Wakefield and Zeddie An jdrews DeligHtful refreshments were jservee Charley Brown entertained at euchre WednesdaYnight All present spent a pleasantevening T B Flaugher I tf Arnold and Z C Andrews attended lodge at Bloom field Saturday night Misses Roxie and Katie Wakefield will spend the holidays at home Miss Josie Shehan was in Bloomfield Saturday afternoon Miss Ethel Athertoiiof Nelsonville will spend the holiday ivith Mrs Ora CruWv t Miss Vergie Royalty will be the guest of Miss Maricita Peak in Louisville next week r Will luncan ndsoiBen visited Dr Shehan Saturday JH C Royalty will fiend Christmas atHarrodsburg l John Dodson while 9fnis way home from Woodlawn to a loose horse on the pikeand in driving it off that he might pass it kicked him and fractured his leg belnuc the knee Dr Snehan was called and set the broken itlimb Jeteon Lydunne an old Washington county boy who lives on the Bloomtield pike lis quite ill with grippe Dr Vim Carney who was shot to 4 Itorand closely related t the t ellknown- C irrjev family o hfhWillisburf The Christian here hasHe cured the services I of Rev Hundley during 1905 it II l MclNITiRE 4 t t Mr ff F Mclhtifte is quite sick ut present as is also Miss LooiwMcIhtire itIing hi mother Air Bettie Vh y and other relatives neirr hero Din Bishop of ashington 1I jll t r lain routJa at tips JOur n nu chant T E sold to tie pultry huUgouti Springfield abou IUUlturkgys which vicjniiIin J has returned point mucli improved The sale of Mrs Sutjie orlwtts oft last Saturday jas gals attyndw ancIt everything sold v ry will ofjOJat noj Alwi of Jim Kuuno one sow and pigs at SJOoO j r Tiv ian Kuone bought of Lee Smitht two yearling mules e unknown- J b R Nally of GandJrtownwas here last week looking haluahd hearty show II ing most conclusive that he is faring wellNn his bachelor home Weliope that Santa Claus will carry The Sun to home jn Was llbothJ FELIX r reFalcon Mr David Lawrence of near Penick died at his home Wednesday after a lingering illness He was 60 yeas old and leaves a wife and seven grown children V t 1t O 8lIiI el8Ie 81 i Lt t A LOST OF VERY DESIRABLE N I a XMASPresents Oan be found in the Following i v Ladies Embro derecland Ini al H an d k Mens IriiV crrhicrsI 1ttiaIand aln Handker chlcfstLadl s and Gentlemens Umbrellas Gents colored t J hemstitched Handkerchief assortment Holiday Neckwear v- stockof d rlL tv STROQSE DROTHERS Mens and boys Clothing from now until the first oft j e season reduced prices Als Ladies and Childrens Blankets arts BnrgvLap Robes Mens Children s Underwear will be at retfciefeil now unit close season Come as early In the day as possible to avoid the Afternoon rush 1 FUR ERINES Stoles Chastens o fand Cravats 98c to SZOeach Also a of ChIldren Fur Sets Nothing appropriate for Xmas gift FIJTS II V LINENS f I just one of the ec lines of Linea- PiecefeI ssIever seen here we know of nothing more desirable for a house Dories Etc ALL PpRE LINENS Prices attractive I L Rober spRBfOS j Springfield xt eI- Ititrit itT Ladies Aid Soeietytjl Christian d1l1r4h of MaekvilVe will serve the home of Thqs J Graves jkjjITiietMlny night lice 2l Supper 5 ls for bt the new Christian qhurch at that1twee AH are ordinlly irivitad to attend PUBLIC SALE ILWEDNESDAY DEC 281901 n the Archie Mnyes plucu 4 iriilek Springfield onujthePerryy lle pike liar uig docidedto go 5puth I will on the aboveednte a TIt flit highest and 8t bidder the following described One good farm mate in foal 1 good il mare 1 cov and calf 3 mil 11i dry cows due to calf in Spring- Irhrnoughbredsow and six shoats McCormick binder buckeye surrey 1 buggy harrow 1 Bro vn cultivator and othe implements household and kitchen furniture several snicks of hie some rn ihockfodder25 or 30 bushels of wheat arid some sheaf oatS Also 1 fury oarold TERMS All sums of 10and under in hand over that amount on a credit of 12 months with notenego tiable and payable in bank MaY1sIi f J Silk A nice df Suspenders Gents new tylf Mufflers and Ladies and Gents dress and driving Gloves yt at Cloaks and Rmf and Ladies and sold prices from Pline more than Y AVe Iwive received most isite and from cdws mower Jack cash 111 Public Sale HaYing decided to move South I win offer for sale at I oclock p nlat the court yard gate in Spring fieldfKy on v MONDAY DEG 26 904My Store Hou e which ione of the best locations for business in Springfield and which was rented at 300 per year r Do orethe uout was changetl to a moUern iron and plate front Over the store is a Plat of four rooms and 1unit for dwelling supplied with waiter works stairway en tranco back and front and store house and Ant are now ironled at400 per annun payable quarterly notes secured and n gotiabletiv lch wilt be transferred to purchaser I will also otter for sale the well knowgt residence on Main streetliTho ThUrman House whig has been recently changed inside to modern finish t new Ikratts file hearths etc large tt best neighborhood and very desirable location Terms Onehalf cash balance one and two years with lien to se t cure payment of deferred purchase price or all cash if so dsiriJ by purchaser Each property is insured against fire at very reasonable rates Thurman house has paid up in sunuute for three years Vhich will be transfened to pur chaser by purchaser paying fr unexpired term See these pVoperties and be on time Respectful ja1Ga Mari ffj a p r iI h r a QQhQQI lo o o QO 0 QrrQ p P80oTo n II n ti tjns FoR jiIn n I P Jf II 1905I J II I fi o nT E SPRINGFIELD SUN any p i LC n n l You wHl nr Saven I Moneyi By spied ng yourvinter reading matter from The Clubnbing list n n L it nnnn nn nn BYr BIG FISH Monsters of Tropical Seas Which Attick Hu man Beings =Woman Lost erFrllgersi Sharks are not the only fish that bunt man In the West Indies mdtoWer parts of the tropics tbenatives are tar nidre afraid of the barracuda than oft e shark The barracuda is a giant pike jotsiEof tropical waters It cannot devours man like a shark hut tt cjm iSiItiiate him severely 1and it oftn does The shark is one of file slowest of fish so slow that a clever ccoi beaded swimmer can d dge it but le barracuda is amazingly swift Of ill theSsh that hunt is none whlch swore f mathere attack a bathe a hundred ready than a shark will The native fisherme of the Wept indies who go put atfhigiitnsmi canoes and fishvith lines iia ea sal i jtlr3y d draw it np into the boo t it will spriii n straightat them and try to nip finger or take a piece of flesh out f the body The truth of the statement is proved by the fact that many pf these men have lost fingers or been otherwise mutilated They jalways cat ry a machete In time canoe land have it ready to cut a barracuda in halves ti rectly one is hauled out pfUlie waterl Nearly all fish belonging to the Im portant family of the blenniesare di carllf feomt is the sea wolf which accord Ing to the Rev J G Wood a distli gulshed authority attains a Jengtli pf slxorseen feet off the British coasts and much grefiter dimensions in the northern seas If the sea wolf Is taken into a net and drawn into a boat It will tear tlie net to pieces with its terrible teeth l I whit are not only placed in the Jaws with such ferocity that they usually stun It before pulling it aboard 10 BO 1111n Brians Commoner u 175 n Weekly CourierJournal 350 Wtekly Louisville Heraldl 125 N 1v 150 iV ekly Cincinnati Wdeklv Atlanta Contltiitionv l7o SemiVeekly St Louis Republic 175t 0 e GlobeDemocrat 175 Th iceaWeek New York Vorld175 0 Home and Farm 125 American Ag culucisTrt 175 American E auu n American FarmerrAtml150Breeders Gazette e IUFabReview of ReewsJr 25 0Li inso tt I S5 Scmbner s Magazine 400 0 0Ijia er a zme Jt It 2nHarpers VeeklymI1S ara r 4alrltflI nlnnon ngJ 4Q BITTEN outside qnthe These are many fish whloij are dan gerous to bathers and lishermeu by reason of their t bility to deliver pow erful electric shpcte wiiich some times end ftltnllv thcsi the best known are tlfe tfrpedO fish commpnly foundin British and the gym notus or electric eel At West indian port safe bathing places tare constructed by inclosing a small pace of water on the seashore with stout wooclen piles which are driven into the beach so closely to gether that no shark barracuda or oth er dangerous fish can swiin in between them while ofcoursej the water surges in anlik ps the bath fresh conclusionPr 1SUAEK JSEIZED JIEJl ban rdfugee In JKiTig ton Jamaica div ed into one of fthese piii v baths for his last swim before oing back to Cnb Little MOfl y Large Quantities atjMy Store tradeFBuys dbufinrS fhe Holidays a full line tjf fresjh candies nuts fruits etM for th CENTS Vill Buy a Quantity of the Very Best Stick Cajidy All Flavors 4 SptceiaTLtw Prices On Canned GPs During th Hbljdays FIRE WORKSTiIlca a f Iiline of Firework toy c diiriiiK the holidays BuyI your boy a Rough Rider Waxdn r x Fruit Baskets and Box Candies Always make acceptable and appreciated presents Don t fail to see my line C W HAGANSpfmM lt Ky J OiithtipfJeshn of then tftrers of the sea had sWum uSlrizilrrbather 4li ved almost lon top off the shark It would be hard to say w lch of the two wastile more alarmed fl Cubanneyer got out of the water more quickly ut th shark bumped agajinst hIm two prthijje times as floundered madly round aid round the bath look ing for time opening by which It Thud entered Tho wan was not hurtIwas luckier than IHe at Kingston woman named She was rowipg on the harlor with her husband a few weeks retntea1boeihndluntWnkiJ1gl jnntIIthe husband not eaten it suvay jvltu an airltrb of her lingers Were bitten off and the hand badly lacerated Xo port in thf world is hiore ttiuLk ly infested by sharks than Durban Fmnvbodywinotries seized mid dragnet under f anil sev eral trageilie of tho kind trc on l ord Wlren the British cruiser Power ful was at Durban Hindus the sie u of Ladysmilha petty olliccr Inchnrje Of a dill oy put leis naked feet in ilte water They Im hnot been tluilelllnl- il minfute when Ids 1e11 footwn Jetton clean ofT tl s a slyirjr The Warren county authorities re fused tosunpndeliHPJgStokeSr the Illin v Beckham had honored a requisition for him The Illinois officials will fight the caseIT John Babers Wallace was kidnaped tparLoUlsa Ky by eight men taken and compelled tp pay 200 and a cow for his ransom Are Ward of 200 has been offered for the men l TM c1MJ Russells t Christmas f Offerings 1 YOU WILL HAVE NO TROUBLE IN SELECTING YOUR PRESENTS F LOVING LISTi FfRO Y Assortment Diamond Rings S it Rings of all kinds Weddirg Ring Tiffany Rings Dicj Scarf Pins Watches of tlie finest grades Chains Fobs Necklaces Lorgrettes Lock ets Cuff Buttons Collar But tons Gold Pens Broach Phs Sterling Shirt Waist Sets Gqld 9asqsI cure Sets Clothes Brushes lat NiiiljBrushes Cases Wist Brooms Scissors 1gISeals Military Brushes Baby f Sets Table Spoons Tea Spoops Sugar Spoons Bullion Spoons Salt Spoons Butter Knivjis iOyster Forks Cream Lad Ls Childs Sets Ky Sou SPOOf Birtliday Sou SpoonS Silver Knives and Ferkfi St Catlier infisSou Spooks Cold MJsat Forks Fish Forks Ja- dies Water Sets SugarBOh1 Crqnn pitchers Tea Sets Vg Ietatle Dishes Cream Trays Butter Dishes Breiifl Tr s Bake DisheS Fruit Bovls iut Bowls Childs Gups Picjkle Dishes Bon Icon Dishes Salt and PeppcrDishes Cut Glass Bowls Nappys Tniys Sauet r Water Bottles Cream litchrs Candelabra 5 lights Lamps Seth Thomas Clocks Intji nit Clock tAt Gre tyrL Reduced Pri el r 1he5gools uro highclnss lit s prOt6tlnCone nttirlsome display r Russell PRIHGFIELDIKY I Tt1 I A 41- i A FEW It HHO WSj f Helpfoe Lessjthun 2 properly expended will e C1iri tmsitree beautiful r ly luj a novel Ye no end of plpnktire says the 1iLtsflrgPress The lief thing to consider Is the colI or aud effect The materials employ tad are reajly secvIi There will of cal rse be a cobtvelfhy mass of loose silver tinsel coiled in and out tree ilta bewildering rnlrlIfthnU strhlgsiif popcojif hohy berries and cranberries Tradition de mands their UBe In connection with time novel ornaments SInn and inexpensive souvenirs of laitaneso lanterns and opened para bpls + II1nl a tinttiiiu touch of prl chthl color IP the Chfifitmtts tree From cvdry frivailabl tip tiny bolls h irt si nrs guitars baujte md paper ma clie animals such ffS l blJlts donkeys told indcbre should be suspended If cashed the jnlmite may lw of 11IrtlUI Tie cut from bristol and 1liveMII qoit of glue then dipped in r n faille hock 3m rl arid ueei applet nmy hI used IP ood vantage for decora livt purposes by tlcidng tlein with tiny S1Jj1IcJl1red white rid blue paper Valnuts hickprymits lieanUb pine coiek will help time decorative sclle lealso if tiny are best Jihiirg to accomplish thisresultb4 srnal wiiichis keptby paint dealer and bides Jn gold and silver and all the rietallic shades l irstI dissqlve a cake of ylue In boiling AVater place tI tack n the end of the nut or object to Jh lihmersjd dip in the liquid trine rQUtJi the smelt and dry Later when reatly to suspend r mthc tree attatjh brightred ribbon to the gilded tack HUll hung In some of the placet that look bare Anpthor npvelty which will please time childreir is to1 take tire sliells of the walnut split so they will be intact remove the meats gild or silver the einp y shells timed placeTiU tiny loll briirljityithranItrcolored baby ribbon f it jis almost Impossible to have too many objects for trimmings as the tree tH like a yawning chasm hard to fill Litljp Chinamen dangling by their cues intHl Japanese lads and lassies peering furtively out from nmongIgr l dot tls will create ogl of lahnieiient for the occiJ nntl jgirls hose eyes are eagerly fixed On tlie tre llilkniaidsJack hornets brownies gnomes will also be rfn attraction a1fhiCS serve f us bpnbon tPpfu f lion to Stall Chrlntinns GUt Inimailing CUrl tll1S gifts have the I package weighed by some responsible pc rs nrplace time exact amount of post ute iu0iti upon the parcel and Inli hinct hundred anti ninetynine cases out of a possible tlHmsmul your package will reach its destination safelj anti i promptly In addressing thee package wri e the name of tits person who is to receave it in ink spelling both the city an1istmfteand do not rl l2revitte Place jbur name In small writing in either tile upper or lower left hand corner t IuQdlnlI as tile regular Christmas pudding and Is of t4n served Hi iu ilasr It isrurttie t of half a cupful of cHcjippwl tigs our lUilt cupful of clionpcil suet two cup j fUr3 of white breadcrunibs one ilalt t cupful of sugar one Cupful of milk uiu fourth cupful of Hour oiiehalf cupt ulJrof chopped almowls four eggs one teaSpoonful of but ing powder It can thejf milk add till sujgar then the egg yolks innd berft it wcl1ThCJl add slowly stirring all the time this ilgs suutJ jalnionds domv mtxiHl with the baking 1o navoring and lastly the fwhjites of Uggs beaten very still Turn It a doveretl pudding mold tilling It tiiriMHiimriors full Steam for thret ho lri Servt with a pudding sancv Uitu tnke nXut i4tperwellit llere IsJI ho cIllIl1 JnexponVilv lChi jtmas gift for a husilH srleni1 Jn walnuts nmke 11114414lu the and dig out as much meat as Joelhet With a tape ueedle pusli ha ribbon tlirough eacJV one of connecting tlieiM together nnd fill th with melt 1l lead poured lir the and tii InilluleSIlying loist l about t Iloivtit llnkv Savory KrtMieli Ilh- Liver iHijldiims well tin itletl and rlentlfully seasoned with garlic Aether with the national 1OnleG tQjscon on every ChristMas Uibl lrinccfaccompaniod tispechilly lu south Jo the c Ic mtctl lal1 stev which Js composed accordlnir ti t Colombif pT the following inatcrl alai TTiunTToJiu bacon t chive garlic a small onion iii wliieb is ausertetl a cloyvv tlu third 0 fn quart pf iVilY la smuirwKlas pi coghne nul somv salt Cut IhobeeC Into sqnnrg pieces very smaHj Boil put time wholU Into stiltiieartiteli lOt the bottom tit Avhlch i linodSvith thin sl ees of bacoltCoy or Itjui with thick paper clo e l ti- tthiii1ces bY1 tour pjiStormado 01 coM rwuter put it pistrortre all uid let It- sIiniujDr for six hours 1ignlu Fr t LriiviK- iPick sbiiip uitl n the stalks of wiolly and Svij JIICIo Ofroni nil inqistufc then on a dish r Itfwvwwwwww 1Gs itIXI44I 1 f f f To the t X+ Children f W tz Of Springfield and Washington oun Y tctif W a I sLL t 3sl iJr t ThisadvertiemelltL is ftor tIe Ji14q tof SpringfieldId ashingtoh county Eltter peo niay I read roug they tlre But we arE U ttJMigfr ex yclusively Lto thel little boyand girlsj J i +W l di x X i We Want You to insist t- that your parents bripg yo in to see owf thristmas Goods Wwant you to see wr c t AutonioMtei Street Cars Engines Raifroad Tr Iff FiroiKhofin with Horses Houses Drum s Blocks W pfll Trunks Tables Chairs Dining Room Sets Planes Tea Set Stoves Ciadfes Sofas Books Banes etc All of these things will please you P Therrw4 have all immense line of all inds of + Candies Huts Oranges Bananas and Fruits of all kinds iLw W G Tell your parents h +H r + iI They may look at our nice line of Chinaware W while you are looking at the toy Ftme line pf China cups andtsaucers 1150S- alad bowls IOCtO 1 W41 Mustache cups Sherbet cups blown glass per ett t5O i Cake plates Pitchers Coffee Tiles Afterdinner Coifees Steins xTDont Forget t i t lOur Box Candles fand s e s w+ + + i MCELROYf = + BRiO5r I if iti t SPRINGFIELD a KY r Lt f riiesU the tire to4LHuue miry but not tool near to shrivel flip t iem in oiled bjitjter sprinkle over tbein spine coarse ly llod red sugaftaUd Jry then before time fin Hair ILihltntln nur Decorate your jrBtmas tree wILL imitation snow U hOOk beiu Uful It Is best done out goofs or in a cold Itfaruund the trcet avoid a 4uuss Now boll half ajgillm hater and dissolve therein tot r i r live pound of alunj Sprinkle dm hpt liquid with a spFlnkHn can or hjnvlse finely all Vet time tree Vjlt ardlle heat time liquid ag IIi anii ptihLle ouce more Wliile the needles ttrritlll wet with miluni wator sift tlgl r otStarch or clialk jnrer the whole Ti tree otwles will then look ns itImrfruvd with snow IInw 1 1U Ire Iud 111eL5tiar0 old iCiiristnms weets toi cWldrenfc Croam toiretiiOr puehalf cup- 1otha4t r uli ur sugiadd gradt- mally t IVII Mteni eggs one table siMonfui 5rv iULr cretlln or milk oiie copsaltwo tci3potmiuH ofiIJ klug powder Stand for tn Hour u vcr kjold Olieeflavt jady a ttiicutter in the shap j of1t doll bout the Inches lung Take poruon of time dough out on tuVbpanl 1t one time roll out ouebalf inch thick and emit Into dolls thrush each over Ith milk and dredge llgbt ly wit h powdered sugar Use cur r rants tor eyes and bake in greased pans in alilt lertte oven When cold iloeorjifc the skirt of each doll with rntlle pi frosting Wrap separately in hiiet uwllXll paper In pack life plain the doll in a long shallow box fpuck firmFy with tissue paper anit before closing the box adii a sprig of hilly tying the box Nwlth red ribbon to Make Yale Cakes IIInw light white cream two cups of butter anti three cups of sugar Add ten eggs two at a time beating tire minutes between each ad uttlonSlf four cups or flour three tunes over with a teaspoonful of b8k- ing powder mid add to the sugar but ter and eggs When well mixed add four erofuls of currants washed and dried half a cup of shredded citron a teaspoonful each of nutmeg anti cloves and a gill Of brandy Ills and pour in to a puper lined tin also welt protect ed with paper outside and bake two and a half hours in a moderate oven Boast m Duel-nFlyou I are to have roast duq for Christmas lust end Pf the resrulatioai turkey dinner In that case Omit sage from the tilling if you are wise using simply a forcemeat of breadcrumbs seasonal with salt pepper onion juice- and minced parsley Fill the bird after rinsing and wiping it yell inside and III out Lo not moisten the filling and puck It rather closely Dredge the birU4 with salted dour pour 11 cupful of boiling water over It and roast In a fairly brisk oven allowing about fif teen minute to the pound Baste vrltbL x the gravy 1Id when nearly dune with butter Thwi dredge some flour over the duck anti put It in to brown Servert with currant Jelly If you will llaiT to Serve Grapefruit One of the popular fruits vfor the Christmas holidays as well as for ul nio8tanjj other pccasiou Is the grapefruit If possible get one that Is grown in Florida see that the skin issmooth and the fruit heavy and solid and also that the size is large Cut It in half scoop out a good part of the Juice and X flu up the vacancy with champagne ityou have It or if not use sherry brandy fruit salads brandied cherries or cordial and there Is something that wlll revive the spirits otjonybody not on the verge of the grave1 I How to 3Iake a Holiday Dessert Dish pandownRCtals like a lilt Then spread pbtthe range sections and place ont dish pled with nuts bananox and grapes The frigate Constellation oldest ship in the American navy launched in 1797 has again been put in commission Andrew Carnegie has given to the city of Boston 540000 for thejfounding it of an institution of industrial training t t L + yJruoru nntJrnrat u3Mnr VVVVYlnr f7 o j L High School Notes O WTioso ldfwetb hot lsfi CWB bora C the same shall not WOtnt at all but C rlwso Wowoilihis fcoin the same C 8 shall be blown with mochBees C O C C AAAA 3WCCCCODWOOCCCOW1 The enterprising editor of The Sin has graciously and as rive think wise ly given us space in his paper for the publicatioivof our school notes If our use of his favor adds fnothing to the brilliancy of The Sun iVe fondly hope that our abuse of ii will in no wise dim its lustre given zf we must shine in its borrowed lIght Ware believe that there epics in the school room ttfSay nothing of its romances Histories too and the questions asked if prop erly answered coupled and arranged would make no mean philosophy yNor dowe think any one will charge us with undue vanity if we believe our school is doing as much for our towns progress as its business houses or its other institutions and thatits happen ings and events will interest The Suns readers Then too we like to see our name in our town paper For all of whichrea sons wise and otherwise we are thank fulto Editor Gore for his favor and greatfully accept his kind offer There are now X10 of us and we feel that if more would come with us We wouldrflo them goodjAll of us are glad to know that one of our teachers Miss Sallie Carrico has recovered from her sickness and will soon be with us again There is no more earnest or popular teacher in the faculty than she John Claybrooke is sorely troubled Professor has informed him that the teachers have refused him any more chalk with whjcn to write the lessons which he misses and John says he was saving his money for Christmas Ruth Raybelieves that if Congress can coin money there isno sense in their borrowing it and she therefore favors a constitutional amendment to that effectJ Mr Jack McChord waselected presi dent of the Springfield Graded School Debating Society for the ensuing term The semimopthly debate was held Friday December 16 subject Resolved that the rule of the majority is right After mpst excellent argu ments produced by both sides the decision was awarded in favor of the affirmative John S McElroy Jr and John Polin were the opposing leaders The manwho wrote that all the world loves a lover had not met Pro fessor had he Mabel TomChris what makes your face so red I waTted all the way to school in a t hrot and it made me varm Professor after ntrotted the baby in the wee small h utSofthe night Miss Eunice what will cure rheuma tism She repliedIf you want to know comp to the Opera House Friday nigHt 23d and I will tell you Teacher inquired one of the pu pits of the fourth grade rWhat isa timberback My book says they sent more than one load of timber back to Iceland Prof to the grammar class The name of anythfrg yoU can hear see feel taste or smell is a noun Booker Professor there are some things that you cant hear feel see taste or smell tHat are nouns e g DreSras Hood Yes you can see them fre quently Sometimes you can hold their h r The speakers in the coming contest were fortunate to secure Hon John W Lewis Hon Vi F Neikirk and Mr Walter as judges A fair decision jg ft as guaranteed Heres to the con test and maythe winners not be puffed UI and the losers be able to grin bear it OUR aM MrAT i r MARKET Gives the housekeeper an oppor tunity to set the very best fresh meats at all time O R EPrTATIOK IS A- TStaket ur KXtAV We will appreciate vourf trade and- rill do Olt utmost to m you appre ciate lour Trading Place 5fw BEEVES WANTED Ii We are in the market at all times bytelephoneLosiues EiTCOX4GO SringfieldKy f ti GEN LEW WALLACE r a Y The veteran author 5f Ben Hur The Fair God slid The Prince of India is dying at hid home at Brookvllie Ind ns u result of sur gical operation perfonmed some time ago He Is noy engaged In writing his memoirs and hones to live long enough to complete them Leffer1 to Santa Claus The Colored Children of St Agnes School Writ eto Santa Claus The following letters to Santa Claus are from the colored children of Std Agnes School t DEAR SANTA CLA SjChristmas will soon b6 here and please ring mea dell 4sfor bbokJ and lots of candy Gc odbye IdajClements IW I read in The JSun i w uld write you a letter it would be eqt you I am a little girl 7 yea S old atldgo to school very day I am not pick Santa bring me a doll that shut its eyes a bed foB my doll arid some candy and anything you think I r ightjwantr f Had tt not been foThe Springfield Stin Vnii may not iiv known we little peoole anted you toI come to see us this Qh ristmas bu v e will all be dir appoinif you do i ot come Please bring rie a story boc k candies niTts and lot of good thin Robert Clement I It will soon be Xrias and pleusp In bring lie a doll bdd and a stoic to cook on for my 011apdvant a doll that isnt a cracked up Ilet my doll tall doB ff the fence and broke Itsheat Please bring somenu s candy and lot of goo things ICatfc Clembnts p4itsI let dhon a rockt d slje han t lieji a wink for six Mont s and jhef 4ac i full of pot backsol want one tliiit ctl- ace ar d a stove anda pipe to run the spoke ut of the stt ve end ajtalily to set in v dishes on If you Kvill onn j n these promise to be ogaJI th taiGoodlye JMry Nally Please bring me a 4orscianda wagon with ft ur Avheels a a ajKniftime s jme candy or nges and arams1 too Goodbye John AndersonI i iPlease bring me a ig dollahiit and broughtnt j legs s bring me agr on dne I would L e to have candy bananas and oranandiustai Peanuts a itte roc inIf J1air to roc my doll irn So goodby t i Ruth Kede PIeitq brm r mp idollja doll lion nit anS shoes and a strove to cook on For fio dncss sake I want some choco late cnrlfrtt pca tsfnrl g7dlIa o with lots of big S jin it t f forg it I wnnt In set bf disjifis with pink fldwors on them and Il be goixl a hail r time Minnie Bland W jfr t you brincr m a doll nfy sister tell do vn and broke Dm hs head oflj and ICj never been iUlato stick it on again twant a s ort CtI rlont went i great long inc and I want a stove and a trunk tcIUOPIhr clothe in I vill be a sleep when you toiler f you do It rattle you paper and wake me up Bring me sack of candy and Ii will to everything tni imnty tells me to Good1 ye Lizzi dden Iahi a little boy jii tsewn years old and now Santa pl ase bring me aj d a lah a littjft tot that vlmp1art a eke kda story bookH anda solid jjiim hall a gun that will shoot 1 asked you folv a pack of tire crackers last Christinas md you did riot bring them so I want four packs tLis time A1 nov Dbnr Santa if you will brincj tic all those things rain promise to lie good twelvb months Bylny Santa IL A Barber r Please tring mea yragoii a spotted horse a solid hum ball two packs of shooting crackjcra a fi gsticker and a wagon with your ylicels like thdone brought me last year Spta Aoase pick me out a strong one with iron wheols and bring me some candy bar r tibTy jJali3iJsiicI6tHor in r ttads ro JtriHSj ifj Ote fliP LtbciuV pfttyTr uh fuvpr tleenustu ion of 11 JftO 11 I ontr ldrir4rilrt far nsriU tOii line frw h l lnutit tothe PacItiC C xte Iibatk np itg1e45ile in the itttCL Int reciIrorLY iufpl0roOl a higli tariff l ilast inDrt l Roar tilt mtfl Slates tt this country gr1 fail Gutit0n products which ttoil t1 ivjth jurs ini a n EnjilLi yo hospituUsvlrgoon feis diseuver ili ieWmctl1 H f tcntlii Coft th uehIlot slt lbIn oit itijltittrifelois 1 lHlln t iotJr Ht dCbur ciiwul fit tf Sotf u lolla Elward 1eiuthinftntty foriay OiSl btcIUn Ky 140 lie c It tit sltld H niiltfort1 leet rhltyintnwitJJ lIF Und tt Calpc HoiTi Matatf ijrJ ti I r U11rollJ A SICKLY CHILD 5AItot otb oi plmtt t 1q uot wajttcauy nt ru ntJ and Jiionc trin k to F trftc1DiIOjai i 8 ilHly atd mind LIMitiiil1sriklv needs 11111111 Peoplc grow thiin Uxt n income x iH tljpy are obliged to ifivo their occupatjjpn yheuttjherc is liOthiuV wrong with them exe ng hey arcwo t tired su wejlt their vitalityis so Ie r To say that VinTonc is worth its veijrht in gold to those suffering from fitwork with the first dose and in a remarkably short space of tine the vigorotisbeentransformedand women this marvel of frcccnt medical scoverics Viti TOll Good for little folks and tfig folks too Pleasant to take fold on a jpojsitiyc guarantee by- CJHAYDONSpnngKetllKi f rPtwATL t llIII t Cigarsii ustlitt CIWf The best is 1hIio leill II i t McChordi1III 1toCENT CIGAR r Y1 IPhcse cisrirs are put up 25 to box and will te found on Sale at J C Hay dobs drug tore and Wood Yells drug store JII uyta l ecla a em I D LAKE Manufacturer r i SPIN GFIELD KENTUCKY I- ifI JJ 11 ir I r tft atflI1a tt l f8yOlr i Something Inter flog For Our Women Readers tr Irk JUfIC CHOLLET l1 IJ i JirJfJW i I I I IIWII v u iV t thittt K in nittiiittft IfIfC1WJtJ Ii11 6t tiunfjiro oxecjitlojis tOi111 lIlt v 4fts I itt UI KV a jt taIl fuoJi ml tlioiijpullhitr umlor a tiglii curl ttI r r J y ti IULi i ii jn Tl n fltl i- 1tIJf tl1 llflll PtC ir1 Itttl1 Hl n nt j rlt l ilttUtp IU it1ftiicii trr 31fl Cu4ltri r t iitrto JtrtIi f JJlrutI qr 3i IaaNr4 11 t ttr IrI r drJ il 1inttlSL Jr t nJ tu p1ttii ti JIleJ t ltifal tnti tt r T lilt r flc 9ic11tatne 1- 11fIt1t uJt rt n t jilnn ta Qe i tctx still n 4a totn tWltftlsua tht Jntonncdlato trorcrot r Itliv utpely tucks rI fitlUl JOLtllttttl iijilis nips UNTO nrc- tro iiCV nflh tl clhuiipanz and silk hurlnii Uth of tlieso fabrics require ilio additin of iMisHrn embroideries ns trhninlnriocces files A favollto liMipUt for un ovonlnp VKII ltfU Indies from tbojRronhd nl thongll tilt tlirpisjunrrer il nt is still very nuifji St Tii Tit swjjijjyiM gown illtistratcd Is oft ttCW flinclCjtlnntln a gray lilac with Ihwti Ir prodoiulnatiiifr This fstUlluJk arrcid OUt in clllffon Tlw skirt is trjrimied witli 1t1l tli snide put on slight fullnp s Ilu stevtrify of the loin coat fs dls stpntd liy n nittv little test of tan sued anda braid trimmed bolero rind ii t s 4 tipIof siirde DOLMANeTInv intrciuction of tlw Is a posseselidii 11c IIAS cVltiniXAI WAIST nritlstlcallr constructed titan It iiicj to lie when It took first rank iiitg the tuilbioiiubte ttjrtps O trlch feiithprs will be In r l1tleIjriiind this winter and the larva fsrnigltt liHiitmed hats carry a perfect invest of these nHtuntllv Hluided feath rslhese huts HIV wo Ji lit a dnrintr le IIIiIjMihe velvet ha t will be very worn tutu this variety of velvet is omployod ypon shapes whon shlrrlnj iml tlraptry are uiost elYectlvo The wriUnary relvetis more Httractlvt when ilrawii plain over tfrowns anti brlnu Anything on the strictly tnllpred leave line will ba ttt h Qll evening xfraps or more elaborate roots the mission IiIttg snpplietl by n cape ef fact DJ vlsltlhs cto sttnies however the sleeve will be large iind 16osede in otl in three pnfffc to the elbow or a little beyond Quito original waIst 11U1tNhUlrtshot il In the the shoulder yoke outlined vitli folds and bnjijled design The fv Hiiess falls In 1lt1trr from this yIktltutl Is onia lllcntll down the front with a wide band of oriental emi rolly Jri If cTUJET Harry C Reynolds fa merchant of tihasmnilebv J M RobertsonNorton vt Company of Louisville Reynolds 3 liabilitios aro 30000 With about 10 000 assetsITho Ohio river fs frozen over at Madij Ison t t r t J GettingWellr Lebanon Enterprise Lucien Arid John B Isaacs who were seriously injured at the Asburyrailroad crossing Nov 30 1904 by the north bound passenger train strUang their team are improving John B the younger boy 15 years old who was the more seriously hurt of them is stilt in a precarious conditon and the extent of his injuries can not at this time be told T eboy lost an eye when a cnfld and it accdenteenblindness f ioABooth 8 Cp of Louisville dealer in fish and game were fined 25 in each of si casesl by Magistrate Cz J Fegenbusb for selling quail out of sea sonfJ R Walkerj who is undindict iimeht at Lawrenceburg charging him vithissuing false warehouse receipts jfor whisky was arrestedat C ingtona Paul C Barth President of the Board of Alderman o f Louisville announces fior or to th decision of the Democratic party r noooooooocoooobooocoooooooO 0 IWanfed o l o L8y8 HIDES a g 1 0 tiSHEEP 8 0 L HIDESTALLOW j 8o 18 We will par the high J 8est market ti prices J 8 o wantI8 caet i i FTdoxco fJ It v S prIhgflsldiKt 8 5CXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX90 e- 4 y I1 I Letters to 1 Old Santa Clausr I The Little Boys and ttte Little Girls Tell Whati They want Santa to Bring tin Christmas tVlJ i Dear Old Santa As Christmas is al most here thought I would let you know what I jvant Want a horn pair of skates foot ball false face and plenty of oranges candies nuts and all of that Robertson Haydon Dear Old Santa Claus I want me foot ball some oranges and icandy pair of skates I want some pears arid api redJballanything else now 1 jfManning Simms i My Dear Old Santa I want a pen cil sharpener and a picture book a sled and a little red ball some oranges ap pies pears and bananas I want a thick tablet if you can get pne thats what I need Wish I had four good pencils and a music instrument Bring little brother a nice ball and a whole lot of things for he hasnt a thing to play with cept an old engine and three cars and he gets tired of them Ernest Lawrence f Dear Santa Claus Please sir will legginsiapples I think thats all Dearwoodi Butler r Dear Santa Claus As Christmas is near at hand I long to be remembered when you pass around with your pres ents I live just a mile from Springfield on the St Marys pike Whatever you havtf fr me will be appreciated am just se en years old Mv name is Stellk Edelen lear Old Santa ClaijsJ I will write few lin slto let yu know what I want jI want a big doll if you please a doll bU a doll bidand cradle f gt FannieBoblit Good old Santa lam a little rippld girl Seven wears old and I would like f 4 you Yd b ingme ar doll a piano and- tl y house Lillie Campbell t lJearntaClals Please bring me- a air gun a package of shootincrack er 5 three R man candlesP air pf leg gi sand plenty otcanpynuts oranges adnanas ana ratsms j j Allen Boblit Dear Santa I am a little girl seven years old I have a Mamma and a lit tle brother oljder than myself I have tried to be a goodJittle girl and I want yoi to pleasei bring me a dolla piano jus like the lone at Hertlines and a lot of good things to eat I want more toy but I lll ask you to bring broth er and Mamn a something nice too Your lovinglittle friend Myrtle Montgomery G x d Old Santa Claus lama little boy seven years oldand want a good gun that will shoot a ball pair base ball pants a street car that will wind up MissimIa bring me a pencil sharpen It HEal i Snowedi 1 i t yAnd you may depend upon it 1urninf cold Of course you will need fires and you will want COALaThat will burn burft to ashes Our cp al means the highest quality Coal for the furnaxej C6al for the grate Coal for tile stove The c i rrt thintr to remember is that OCR COAL BURNS TUlfrnhnWAnfe t and your order will be quickly fillpd it JcThe Farmer FiWill find our line Buggies Harness Farming f Implfement etc complete Old Hickory Studebaker and Champion Farm Wagons are the best They have stood the test of time t have been found not wanting in strength and durability tilt WANTED Lj every experienced farmer and wagoner We handle the Ohio Feed Cutters the best in heyworld An abundance of feed sfuw hays oJhand Give us an order for your Salt and ILime The best air the LOWEST PRICES IJi r r r Winter Uap Robes j J 150 ort000 Cleaver Horse Blankets 125 to 350Li If you neeed fencing buy tbat which Chas been proven thebest The Pagloan Elwocd Field Fencing li J r The llag EnginejIs noted Lot its simplicity and strength It h ee arunnin This can not be said of other makes ofcrasolinesV Most of them ingisand Wickedness I We pay cash for Hides andfJrs 1 McClure Wells Springfield Kr- s and lots of good things to eat Jel forget papa and mother StithToNoe Dear il Jjanta Claus Please bring me la piano a bureau sideboard iaijld a set of little ishesa doll that will open and shut its eyes and some candy and fruit Lydia Wharton Dear Mr Santa Claus Please bring me a big doll a doll buggy and some some1nutsI live on Cemetery Hill v Dear Santa Claus Please bring mean air gun and a pistol a package of Roman candles bananas oranges cani fdy grapes a pack of fire crackers an automobile arid some nuts S Hamilton Barber f Dear Santa Claus I want a doll cradle and J wan t some tangy and some oranges some dapes and some nanas r Lucile jMontgomery IDear Old Santa Glaus I will write to you tonight to tell you what I want you to bring me Christmas J want an air gun some candy oranges nuts bananas and fire works J amj going to be a good little boy so e do not you disappoint me Goodbyel William Baker Dear Santa Taus I war you to bring me some fire tack ers1 Roman tannons flit1e wagin oranges tandy apples raisins and nuts I jam five tilesfdot it some tats and a sled t heat Old Santa Claus I want some Roman candles some shooting crackers and some peanut candy oranges alit tIewagon and a gum ring for little sister to cheivon I want a little pm and brush or sister too Bring br some pull ca idy R seri McClure IDeal Sant Claus Bring mea little wagon and a air rifle some Roman can f leggins a packof fire- crackerscaln raisins figs japples bananas and some skyrockets ButlerIi Dear Old Santa I want a gun and a magic lantern Strain a little stable a fire wagon and lots of things WantJ a knife and pncilsharpenerto I am- a little seen ears old Bring ine 11ti fes Dear Santa Claus 1 want little carpet sweeper a doll house Uvp dolls and candies and tits Please dont forget me LouiseSearcy Dear Santa Pleaserbring mea doll and a sideboard anda set pf dishes and some fruit and candy Ive Been a liDear pld Santa I want a iri LIt want 3onie candy Thats all Edna Smith r IrDear Santa I wilt now try tor write you a little letter to tell you to bring t mea rifle and a magic lantern anti some l candies jnuts Roman candle aid firecrackers oranges and a Gook Oh esI want a p irof legging too From your little i Ray Condor Dear 0ldanti Willj you please to bring me a piano a doll and sonic can dy and fruit I will be a good girl and will go to bed early expecting you to conic Goodbye Your little girl I Ethel Berryv Dear Old Santa la siwmt you to come to see me I am a good boy I am bgoing to school now I love liny teach r and all my schoolmates I am Ile 18Ie 18 H Christmash V = j L1 I 1 i Ir ji Ihaveful line Dandies Nuts Oranges j ff Bananas and an kinds of Fruits for thf Holidays It tIlO G iMYP andy1 I T IRViN McE LROt Springfield KentuckyI it 1 t f learning fast Now Santb want you tb bring me some candy bananas tocketstwoing crackers and some caps to hoot in my pistol Well this is allo I will close for this time Goodbye Roy Bfkardtn J My Dear Santa Claus = I tvstnt a doll trunks me candy oranges Roman caJl1esa set of and a book I want my doll dressed in pink arid a game Mayme Figg Price Dear Sant Please bring mean air gun some agates nuts oranges ap ples and candy a pack of fire crackers some Roman candles arid figs Ellison McClellan l D magicflantern a stor aypencil sharpener candy nuts oranges grapes raisins and dates fire crackers Ronjan candles and that will dp Joe ConwayI Dear Santa Claus I want some firecrackers and Roman candles some candy tand nut5a pistol and a box of caps land some oranges banana and leggins John A Tong i sDear Santa Please bring me a dolt a I out of Hertleins a doll bedand ttlegreen11roga good things to eat Lucile Noe1I Dear Santa Claus I want bring me some nice candies and nuts a tricycle some shooting cra ckersandIRoman candles I will go to and shut my eyes tight Herbert Ensor Dear Santa Glaus Please bring me someloranges bananas candy and nutSj a harp and a little I 1Gilbert Dear Santa Glaus I scant some firecrackers candy j nutsppIes 1a sledI Lebjan9ne ei some candy bananas oranges and nuts anda pencil sharpener and a big doll Your little friend tEttaThompson Dear Santa Claus Please firing me- a little yiand oranges r Your little friend Frank1 hOJ1I Son Jl K Dar Santa I want me a ittle dep tart a doll an a doll hat to put on a nother doll I want a t ller to put on JrtJo cloak V I want a orjange raisins tandy iridnutsl Mttle buggy apples a doll beda ring I am a ittle dirt 5 years old Laurri Thompson r I believe I want a ittle IIDear Santa Claus Pleaie bring me a little j piano a doll buggy arid a nice doll soh e candy and app es and all the good thjirigs you can Virgin Wa than Dear Santa Claus Please bring me some dire crackers Roman candles and some apples nuts bananas oranges and a pencil sharpener PowelliDear Old SantaC1aUrBring me Romancandlcs a rn firecrackers a story book candy nuts oranges and bananas 1 want a sharpener too Garland pen1il1 Dedr Santa I want some Roman candles aPP lei nuts bananas some oranges a pencil sharpener and some cand Your little friend rryIDear want r packs of shooting crackers four sky rockets jx hickle Roman candlesia- foot balk I want some mixod nutk and thats alll want t Billie Thompson Santa Claus Some fire crackers inn some cands6rhe Roman candlesina u wagonrvhats all Joe Moore Dear Santa Claus I want a dolL iome candy some oranges and that all Sally Smith DeaV Santa Claus I will write ana tell you that y have tried to be a good girl and I want you to bring mea doll some candy nuts oranges bananas zinc a set of dishej ifyio u please I anYsh years on jail street Nannie Catlett Dear Old Santa Claus Bring me fire crackers Roman ci nIles wagon a pencil sharpener nuts apples oranges ml bananas and some candy Charley Bi blit Dear Santa pleas brinr me a dol1 andsome candy I want too Thats all Haltie Smith 4t- ItMiff At Cost H THE KNOTT iMilLINERS KY It T Dear Old Santa Mill you please tol bring me some candy and fruit and a big doll and g Depottstreet I will be x4Q will go to bed arl and close my eyes tight Goodbye Please dont forget your little girl Margret Berry 1Dear Old Santa Clads Please bring me an air riflea drum a rockinghorse and idon tforgetto bring me a horn Santa and please to brig me some nuts oranges and other fruits and a box of fine candy Dont forget to bring my little brother Ed ward some things and my sisters also Well as this is all I want will close Goodbye From JGeorge Miller Dear Santa Claus As it is near Christmasreve thought I would write and let you know what I want Well please bring me a pretty doll dressed as a bride a buggy a nice set dishes and two yards of ribbon pink and blue for my hair Please don t forget to bring me a nice gold ring Santa my teachersaid will you please bring me a sharpener Nell will close hoping you will not to bring brother Edward some nice thing anoTjny little friends also FromI Edna Miller t Dear Old Santa BVrng me a cap pisI tol and some caps oranges candy nuts and raisins I want a Ro 1 man candle and some shootmgcrackers Your little boy J B Ryans I am going to have a Christmas tree and I want you to come at 3 oclock Saturday afternoon Dear Old Santa Please come to see me J live on East Main and bring me arif a pair of skates a foot ball and a strong sled plenty Roman candles fire crackers and a bank and lots of nice fruits nuts and candis Now San ta this is all I want id it too much And please dont forget my grandma and uncle Will and aiintie bring them something nice On 1of your little boys q Carl Keliey My Dear Santa I am awful busy in school but I must take time to write and ask OltoPleaseJbrigme a pair of skates a big football a bank and sled Roman candles fire crackers oranges apples lots of fruits and nuts of all kinds and plenty of candies Nov Santa dont forg t me tor I study hard a d try to be gdod Dontj tmy mina ami papal bring them omthinghi f Y jiir Hattie boy Lee Kelley Dear SaotarCfeus s Xmas is most here i want to write you and ask you tp please bring mia rockinghorse a air girij foot ba and lots f fruits candies Rom n candles amrfire cmck ers Bring Carp and Lae something t if 1 We have a line oft the latest le Hats whichwe are going t1 close oft accost Ladies do well tsee us before buying Iof RNOUSE- WILLr OPENI i UNTIL JANUAPIY 1st CO SPRINGFIELD andlgoodIBennie Kelley Dear01d Santa As you are always so good to your little children at Xmas by giving them so many nice presentsI I will tell you what would please mer most A doll some little dishes a piano that the doll can amuse herself My little sister wants a doll a little table and bed and bring us both some candies nuts etc Devotedly Lillian McCabe Dear Santa Be sure to come to see us I want a doll a little rocking chair pair of red fingered gloves lots of candy nuts and oranges Dpnt forget Francis mama and papa Bring little sister a doll and baBy some candy good juicy oranges grapes and anything else you wish Goodbye Lovingly Florence McIntire Dear Old Santa I am waiting for you to come with your toys on your back ang wpuld like for you to eave some here You know what little girls like to have I live at Junctioiv City and if you dont come here you can give them to m papaat Springfield he will bring them tome Your little girC JJIlian Taylor Dear Santa Claus We are veryanxi- oUs for Christmas to crime and would be delighted for you to make us a visit We live with Grandpa at Valley Hill and would like to have a nice wagon to haul chips for him also some candy and nuts and such things as you regard worthy of our wants If we just hula gun so we could bunt w e would be perfectly happy But Grandpa says bur do abgun so we wilt not expect it this time Hoping you will receive this letterand visit us we will close anxiously wait ing for you we remain Robert Vivian and Bradley Tatum DearSauta Claus Please best andt come to see us Christmas and bring rots of herebnosy his name is Herbert bring him something to chew on cause that is all he thinks about Bring FrancS a wagon a rocking horse a pistol that wont shoot becasue he might kill some body Djnt forget to bring me a wagon a run a tall some legras a pair of gloves to drive in and some good i ones for Sunday lots of candy nuts- ananas and anything else you think I needCome in the front door Our latch- string hangs on the out side Your loving friend Arvie Mclntire Qthjar letters will be found on page 8 OitiOCCCCCCGCOvQSCOCOCuOCOCOCuCCCCCCCCCOCCCCCCOOCCCOOO tf0 IrQ o An Invitationo B Qfg Aou are cordially invited to call and in- sectl out assortment of the famous Spring r field Harness and Strap work which are 1 known the country over as the best and Q t1J strongest J J are the manufacturers of these famous 3goods We ill take pleasure in showing you our 8stles and can furnish you goods at the vel Ibw 0 prices Please call it does not cost anything to 8 tf look Yours very truly t3 Hodappr Miller Springfield 8 8 i ooooocxxx cxxooobocbooocxxo6o xxxxxxxxxx A + i ugges on for Ii Ch f l W i r s a Buryers ii- I 2 + p jI You will find our store fai rly crowded with an assortment of the Mere are a few +iti handsomestrrtiCIes W wi iPalo Lamps Chlnawar e Toilet Sei s Combe and Brushes Wi Smoking Sets Ink Stands Perfimi9 Atsomisers 1 Ejftra finle line of Per fumes and Toilet Vatexs Boiks Elegant Biblps Blory oks for boys and prte Itafe Rolte Writing Gompanione etc j + +t i Perfection Borated Talcum POWder i tG 2 cto tt + Ifr One Pound iiirCah A Stationery in Holiday Pac These are trages only a few of the ma j 0- antieles suiiable fO hW 41 ib + WOOD 1 WELLS 7 tt t Pharimaasts ititiW SPRINGF E D Kt0 Itit h+ f ti t5 1 t ltt Disgraceful Minstrels Th Nelson Record goes after a fe male minstrel show which ga je perfoImJUlce at the BrdswwniO HouselIon4aY night of ast we nt a sharp The Record says Monday evening Jastihere wa an entertainment at the Broadway jera House which was attended with i ome objectionable features To indicatt i Ji character it may be enough to say that eralenllnstrels OiOngl iThe Place To j n 0 n g o n n tt n fbo Your Candies Cakes o Oranges Bananas NutsJ where can ntQ 0 ri i u II RTLEI S Q J 0 IS THE PLACE n 0t very bes Fr s 0- D Fruits nev aPp 0- g fruit to become er Q 0 sell ft t 7 rapidlyg = WAHyJgg a el n- g Q g- n c Of Qourst you Want the in Bist u I have it not one dayiv the week but every da n X Conrad HertleinS- pringfieldl Ty Y Ie Ie I I le1e eI 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thte winter lilpet UieXSHrbiimtfon of SVtWt feed urjsautl 35 cent corn a rombina M w llel Ufw we gtl roIH for thtll n or cout fJl1islwd 1 nil now tile firmer is having an ail islectric bell la ceil ill connection 110tjSeptcnilier Insi marked the largest exports jot cotton which Hliis country hits ever known the money value of tlhse exports aggregating 43000000 ttpn in the south 900 in the cojn mul wheat in jthe wheat sections will always present this country from r Jtting very poor reCjrc1lUC gll z 1as a social eqnaroecanse slio lacks education culture ami re ttijoni to which we reply that just coon td American women remove tJl o rojjilljar which they Imve placed Oti lira dwiffMlic help they will ut once trniI to 361 a btter educator nud- inbfy il rfl rpfPtrT jriris 0OV lu el tTu nrir e s jnap il upon y0lUTU Vibti bovLavo itpiit on the siftc v c it uy Lt t on by flic pass tlStt7 aP pleasure t Know rntofn lOOP farm 1t4t ot H1vcrU8iDg wh i tt f f Htte l nlitltfhtmi- Idci U 1X If qita Is 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ci al it rP AI n t I1 1111g Jf1 t ttllr iOth l t on iri u liOO JCl bl1 Jqffll J2Ol l tlY b h lhr- PO lfi rtaiKi p OnP1Ub wtli a fev lt l W trov on tt Vu jnat two sea iby hiftvfe tjoitvcvtCil thU l t itel g a3f sntl wltlt clovor ItntlIUPJn Ssivo yercrs now the wlant Jj t J1 lrI1 rO with IPWUI Y brrhlg tl1Q UTJ rhe 4 hII r I l1 n rH thl i1le toItlf riu Ii v all know t1i8 fI 1J t1C ttmu flaeeti Ol1J t dOlt rIW Iax- ci1i1i ffnuta into a raonl antlthon Jti1 rr Sl h 1 1t of 00 iie txt It l1tll1ttludc u liydrnnlle press1 The residue irrrn8 tli tlllt1kV A it lijt f nax nmk over tbRt1d oneunif gallonfnmelcr and tl tUrrtyqJijht iwundx cake it tliV dal j ll1 ttcm the x cost Jlir uir l oil irllH 72 cnll rind the ako confc ciU ti obt uln ihee 1 I41jIt ht oj ItlcJiUy iuorJ pI iIiij ihu tl x fhttu tler tll1lttIHUIlurhl twl pl LlrlilljJh Js JOd nuth AmI it h r rro idHl ingu ent- 11hm is a pi5iict of ImprovOinont iill tt in wigl1borJt Hi nh Ot1tl1 hth thtlnnAuloricnn lino coui jjliih 1t CAvIll exfnnd to Bucno Ayrof ifiiMi Gyuirnl Aincric Argentina i 111Ih13011 nml Porn lovrijiaatioi fr tilt jjrOfllv u6n iy bCtlic southern oiiiiicnt Chlltfi UolkU iutl Porntiira Jliiln dt bfOJ tlt1 l ron wi yr i oiio 1r hfr9 9uy llt Of fII j nfiIJlti Qn JI j 1 ir h jff =Ji i I CU W nt IMIEN I J HAVE YOU JUST A LltflECASH t =====This may seem an fmputent question but it is not Its a matter of busin s5mII Because We are disposing of our immense line of MENS CLOTHING i FOR CASH Grundy Glaybrook Mclntire SPRINGFIECD KENTUCKY dL 1i A ht IId A TRUE SOLDIER t Afid None Were BraverThan Dr ACBIincoe Says His Coinrade S A Mudd Vhile in JThe Sun Office one day last week Mr S Ajo Mudd the wartime companion and friend of DrAGBlincbe who died at his home in Bards town Saturday Doc lQin speaking of the doctors war record he said there was got a truer or braver soldier in the Southern Army Mr Mudd saidUIn d cdhe knenothing of fear his bravery earned him to the reckless point and many and many atunelj hjjve seen take his lifein own hands in to ormsomeI Hellamembers of the Buckner guardS and borneslscoutst send aman upon a dangerous expedi tton Blincpe was usually selected He vas known to be levelheaded courage ouk ad determined made of the steel jrnnd when he went oat toget the lay f the enemy he usually came bac c vitl imi jrtant information and some ture with a prisoner ot war1 Continuing air Mudd saiduDr1 milICO lad I in order to keep oft rdil t3iyS and rother things decided that vouid be necessary to take a bath itdi morning the year round and this Weiii vinter and summer regardless ii liio vofither Many times have we iionttni doun river with the chunks see this VTIS o for us We never liad coMa nor t rey backs as other 5011 ticrs dm und both of lis were in a cbbusVstnt pi all the lay 01 ihe ar peathnev0claimed fi fnor ratTi may Jitjhlly alfevfthe clay of this trueJgen1 tlcyhfui pn bhive oldier is wl l I 1I v Chared With Murder b Kentucky Standard Thomas Wagner is in jail here charged VS1Ittjline about the middle of C itober The affair ecurrud it is said over a game of craps In the course of the trouble Wasn r stabbed Mathews in tlie do men jrxftd death resulted a day or two later Since the killing Wagner has ben in hkjing in too Chaplin MIlB Not long ago Gov Bedcham offered a reward of 100 for his apprehension and his capture followed test Sunday He was arrested bjr Wootk M Crossfiekl at Tatham Springs andbroughthere His examining trial will take place before Judge Daugherty today Wagner is about 28 years Old and has a family LATER Wagner was held oVer to Giremt Court oa 300 bonol He fur nished bail ad was released from cos tedy Rev Patterson Dead r i Kentucky Standard kvW K Patterson D D pastor of the Bardatown Presbyterian church died at St Josephs Infirmary nTLouis viDe at 1040 oclock Tuesday night of peritonitis He had been iH for libout twelve days and Tuesday morning was taken to Louisville to seek relief by an operation bat in vain1 tHis mafetgr had called him and medical science was of no avail Dr Patterson was one of the lights of his church in Kentucky and earned a reputatioii by his eloquence and earnest work in other States Charles F Murphy leader of Tam many Hall denied a report that a com mittee from Tammany had asked for a place in the inaugural parade ooo GOGCGOGGGGOGCCOCOGOOCGCGCO Kelly io Meat Dealers SPRINGFIELD KENTUCKY Offer to the trade at all times r The est fresh and Cured AJeats Ve do not buy anything butthe best Beef Cattte Porkers Etc therefore we are prepared to give to the trade the best of meatsO- OOOOOCXXXXXXX5OOOOOOOOOOOO t i coooooooocxx ooocooooocoooo 4d I 11 Santa Claus1 rtIt lWill have his head trt an i1i 1 Nuts Oranges and Fruits i J t W yrprsvW I every I ibii Urine the children in to see them I UosephA Sha lfYl Springfield i Kentucky tt Wt +t 1I JLt I i r 1 SPRINGFIELD SUN ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY SUBSCRIPTION ONE DOLLAR In Advance J ROGERS GORE Editor and Publisher o SpringfieldymailS as seconddlass matter TELEPHONE NUMBER 00 i TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION One Year j SIJM Six Months 50 Three Months chankedalways youwishDEMOCRATIC TICKET LrtseyGou BookerBcrarsc7Anvrr OsbourneEOPEHIXTEXDEXT V BushJJULKR Geo D Catlett nDeputyJ 3L Montgomery THE CHRISTMAS TIME t Let us Iaugh1iLwhileI i Let us forget our sorrows and smoother our ills for the seas o t otupeace on earth and good will toward men is here jahs are crowding themselves in the bosoms of the folk of the ongfloatsplucks at the heart of every mof talwhose intellect has been touched by civilization i glorioustimeaire whose palace is hid among the roses of Southern California and there is going to be a hea cheer in the home of the woods man whose cabin sits beneath the frozen pines of Maine From t snow drifts and lion dens of Colorado to the everglades and snake ponds of Florida there will be a stream of sunshi anda ribbon of gold for the hearthstones of the thousands Away with the heartaches and vejcome the Christmas time with a haha1 But there are many thousan of little ones whose only 4 cheer will come in thwatlof sack of of candy and an Orange fr some charitable institution but nevertheless it is coming pra God The Christmas season af fords each of us ani opportunity to scatter just Jrorn thesun along the weary way of same unf fortunate let us be energetic an endeavor to do this A lit tlg generositj on our part this Christmas a little token given to some poor childmay ithroiigh thd lance ofmemory open away in to that mountain of flesh the heartand touch the soul with a beautiful thought of ypu even till the zigzagedness of life leads to the open grave He who is ki ly remembered by the l gisgoes to his bier with si crown mtlbandtwo cork legs If she objects toj him sheLought to buJta mule and cal the divorce SUNSoffI Papertjuhe rapidity withwhich The Suns Subscription list is growing is very grat- ingify This is the fourth issue of the pa er and wel now have nearly four hundred subscribers For these Recourse we ire grateful rot alone fropi a money butbecause it is conclusive evidence that the paper is appreciated py the fifteenth of Janu adw expectto have lQOO subscribers an wetbe eve t Tlthenearly every ty When yotlare in town come in iq rbtrbUddmgoffice If youjwill send The Siina check for 1 a dollaij ill or a postoffice mon order for 1 w will place yourfiiame uaonf our lists apwiil giv1youi oninvnri ter that you receive one Jolla s W rth during t e year Showyonr neigh bar a of JThelSun and ask him tHis q1tiOIV Have you subscribed for The Sun And then tell him what Iiuntosmall way in growing a big listRWhen you dome to town next l ond attend County Gourt come iAahd subscribe for foe Sun SPring1jhld I JlLl BURG1 1 r frr CrtFrom end tb to end this country To Simmer in a stew clahems and attempttoillsiur town now he would think he had anned 1 ausage Most of the people are through kiljing t rigs and did not have to peel Viany inAndersonq7J Millei has a spring that has wetd5er Jerusalewas the subject of ecture given at the Christian char AIrimBuckner pastor of the Christian church bIseut and his drawn from s eneSQf his oWn talfas and tQldm his own I He held Jiis au dience spellbound from b ginning to reinsu 3 ject Cole Ghee ham is quitcIJat his home near here His physician has but little hoi es of his recovery JniEd Sutherland formerly of this lirestiurantlast Snndaf He is delighted with is eridsoonJr themerchantilerbuiness anti by their o est and fair deali rig won the confidence of all who din busi ness with thm The best wishes of ibe community go with them to their new AUCTION v 0Pcj 41 1110 0notO 1 oQooeJ8 0 1 n Personal Notes I 0 Visitors In and Out ofTbwhrA 6IeO tO Ioon O O Q OQ Misses Eliza Clark and Aline Smith HughSwearingenday with Airs Pat Simms of this G L Wharton spent l11lday in Louisville0n business Mr Green Jones of Louisville was motherMrsMisses Stella Wakefidid and Zetta dayJastor Mrs Alice Miller of New Hope is diughterhIrsMiss Florence Hm FredYerickstown washere the guest o frsJohn L Bather Saturday and Sunday hisYvisit to his son Mr Byron Croake of this place f tlonT Scott Mays and E A Cox returned Friday from Lexington where they had been for a few days attending to some business straightCreek SimmsoEditor J M Cooney of The Nelson ecord was in town Sunday I Yii Bloom Meld was in town lat Sundat rHpn C CM4Chordis at home to spend the holidays u T Miss Margaret McChord fwho is at t poatfather and mother j Mr Zach Crow Who is n9vliving thesvherehewiUmake his home While in town Monday he called at The Sun office and left his subscription v toisitand her friends Miss Long of uioulsville las returned home r Mrs LUptAbelland Miss Jennie McCabe spentJast ThursdaYiin Lebanon with friends Messrs Logan Bosley Robt Bland and RaY Goodin of Lebanon were here Sunday teachingn BisG+Misses Dora Brown and Effie Robinson of Louisvi le are at home for the holidays Rev J C Hoskinson was in Louis ville last week on businivsiMivJ oCShader who js tr avtI ing salesman for the National Candy Co with headquarters at Clarksdale Ms is here to spend the holidays i with his family lhia a two w visit to htjr daughI IlefiRrs Yallor i 11Thomas Elelen Louisville this jweek the guest of itin Gt 7 torllis W H r h returnod to her home at Morjjanfield Kjy nltleaveFridaYinql tour Trustys father and mother MondayfrJmsee his son who was so seriuusly hurt tIIliII eel IThe Japanese 4- I Ij We wish to Attract Attention to our tine of Christmas Goods For every dollar you spend you 100 cents in value ARE i Art Vases- Statuary Salad Bowls I Berry Sets Cut Glass Bisque Figures Chocplate Pots Cracker Jars Salad sets China Novelties Hand painted China Tankards SteinsIBusts Vases and Figures in MetalicFinish Pretty and at low prices IAn extra large line Dinner Tea and Toilet sets press cut blown glass Candles nuts oFange PAY VISITTHE VI WilL PAY YouJ al Jin the wreck at High Bridge He re rts that his son is mproving and may able to spend Christmas here +Attorneys Fred Grisgby and Scott Mayes were in Louisville Saturday on legal business + ttorney Ws D Claybrooke is in Washington City attending to some legal business tWill Mahoney of Gleanings was in wn visiting friends Saturday and Sun j ville will spend the h lidays with his parents Mr and Mrsames harton ast this place 7 4Misses Mary Brow e and Elizabeth j L Mrs J L Allen land daughter MiSs MaymCj are in LQuis ie this jMr and Mrs tt W Noe visited relatives in Louisville last week rMrs C p McChordjs in Louisville hMessrs Jas and Jos Clements are n Louisville T W Simms Sr and daughter MrsB A Spalding are in Louisville v ib the holiday gods jIMils lllarci and Elizabeth Leach 1SHORT CREEK t tte1vl T McCtfimick delivered a strong sermon tit Short Greek church I iallltNisii+ itihg her par rts at vthis place fMrs R Wihdfhld is visiting friends cirri relatives in Louisville i l I i 1 On Monday December 26 1904 it being County Court day I will isPose It f my stock oi Groceries dt public auction Sale will commence promptly at I oclock p hi and continue till entire stock is exhausted The stock ti must go as it IS necessary for me to vacate rooms fry fiFsl of January f ti H1 M 1S M CAMPBELL AHctioniir 1 f Ii er Are attracting the ofI your Chop Dishes Hand Decorated Vases Bonbon Boxes Celery Trays Hand Painted Plates and NORTH PLEASANT GRove J early all the people in this section have seen and read The Springfield Sun and they pronounce it an excellent paper and worthy of the supportof thepqople nronths on the seconschool Prof CheatharH has taight beret and the eople are derligtitjad with the way he it He ig an excellent instructor Mr Jerome fr1ntand family visited fttIt 4tW IntIItI III II 11 j We Have f t f From the Ita al The World I srhrE CHINAMEN andHandsomestget THESE HANDSOME VasesSalad Fruit Comports t Elite Plates IBread and Butter Plates Sugar and Cream Sets Fancy Cups and Saucers i of HandsomeI USA Hagan Bros Sprmgfield Ky pMr weektweekICampbellie dgarj idofuth IROCERi Monday December 26th 1904 Springfield Kentucl ONAC Jr disjII Received Another Letter FraysFancy at SundayClemCheatham and family were guests of FEd 31 Hardier Sunday The farmers of this sectionare busily engaged stripping tobacco I Masonic Banquet ngfieldexpectedthatpleasant time is anticipate III 11l I THE GREAT MAJESTIC l e rTHE GREAT MAJESTIC IIr Majestic f lgfft L IttITREADSt Louis oDtJc 1904 Gentlemerni i Wtrishipl +r 1r MAJESTIC RANfGEMFG CO +rl The people throughout the whole country reconi etthis Range as the best Give us your order and we wilt get it for you as soon as possible r it besti+ t they are quid heaters They t are good heaters Come in and take a look at them t What about a Lard Press Meat Cutter Stuffers Butcher t t APPalo1ViishutgI guaranteed to give satisfaction Diimond Axes the best McElroy ShultzRt f SPRINGFIELD KY + 4 ir t l OOOoo OOOCCOJ SLBO HTOOJC S B Jn O 0 0 0 HAYDON THOMPSON g ot rwvwarw- I LIVERY FEED AND SALE STABLE 81 Springfield Ky j L 00 8Nice Outfits For Traveling Men 0 8 PnoxE 18 0 0 gCOOOOCOOOCOCC Dr W F Trusty Prac- ticalDentist SPRINGFIELD KENTUCKY t Dental work at reasonable prices All work guaranteed Office over Haydon Barker Dr JM1Burton DENTISrT LTY i AufI Oriental Work Strictly First KyomD i J H1AA1PTONO- FFICE1n Opera House f Springfield Kentucky iSCOTT MAYES ATTYATLAW Springfield 1andi t C c McCHORD Iiojwill practice in all State aud Feral Co irtk w D ATTYATLAW CLAYBROOKE j Springfield Ky r I Will ractce in the courts of Vachi tonand adjlalnsreounties and in the courts o A peak W L SELECMAN ATTYATLAW Springfield Ky wm ce in the courts of Vashii ton and adjeinint coanties and in court of Ap eais otoeoooi OQQDaa a HAYDON THOMPSON F t Undertakers sand Embalmer Springfield Kenticky Phone 18 We carry in stock ai full line of Burial Robes and Caskets We are Fully Equipped It toshowOO QQCDoa bQa o DIRECTORY i ttt1IsyCat1ettEdIater8iesld in Tnwtee Richard frillJury Oetolxri F untAttorney u y each month f Qunrterly Court leiiis third 3Icnday i i each month 2 firsTueSdas t f ntitv Treasarer Rolrf Noe loorSnJjTeyr OllotJ niPada ia ecl luuuth at Ua im and i w r 11PraurlueetuucCjtTHotJc OHIRCJtRelP F Hen lessy Pastot Services e r Sttnt1aat8oclock a mrvines jit St Rose sank botfrs tstoSercleosr hmonth LaP2bot01 r SUlidaa ateniu r at 7 oclock BAPTIST Rev Win Harrison liaus Pa t r Prewrfaitiv every Rundata in and p m uiwlay bkiol evert Sun VooDe8day 31aJristrstexDIIXo lJas L 3Iiiild jXo Jna BLJSrordeniJXs 8 R D RHw Ma 01PollandJSecrrtSndeties3ia E1InS and Third Monday nUrht in each month Max Harta New York postofficej clerk bought for 4 an old itjbondsf l L and Ni Railroad Tithe Table 1 Incoming Trams Isunv OnlYjDaily No Daily 11 r t Arrives at pringfi d 82ii p m1240lpm 615 p lo 552Ahivas w Leaves Louisville J G00t30 tI tiilO f rI Trains Dally Sony only DulyOutgoing Nt 42 NO po- I No j mLeavesH mAf Letters Via Santa Clays Dear Santa Claus J I wtit i wagon a book some candyjnuts ri apes and a sled I a sifter LeI rid hclwants a book too dont us fpr we are good TGoodby j tIvorrbert l Dear Santa Claus would like much that you would bring me a ClI dell headwith black hair and glee dyes and some cnnjly iuts oranges and bananas If you ont come toj Junction City Ky give tile n tomy- papr at Sprinsrficld Yoiu friend Afrnos Taylor Dear Mr Santa Claus tI1 want you to bring me a wagon a box of ton s and all kinds of fieworks some candy and f nuts some oranges bananas apples and grapes Yours as cverV Willie Boslc v 1i11 wDear Santa Claus j Wqni you brin me a hUn wagon some books and please remember thatI like anything you have to cat and Tim in in hurry fo alt Yours truly r 4 1Berbers Young Dear Santa Claus Please bring me doll bed some candy ripples orange k end a song book Youirflrttle friend Mattie Smith Dear Santa Glaus Thought it Would save you trouble if Iw ite and tell you what I want IrtostL Pic ase bring me a wagon pistol Roman c indies and some candy nuts and Ijam especially fond of fruit of all kinds Yours truly Thoma D Clarkijon lMy Dear Santa Please bring me some Roman candles caps but no pistol because I have the one you brought last j year a horn and some candy nuis and fruit Your friend Gilbert Young Dear Santa Please bring me men ine and cars pi ture hook candja d pitwithwant rnto putt em on my Xmas treelYour little friendxThornton Waters My Dear Santa Claus I am a 11W ldlvriteXmas Iwant a big Cllnnda bookj a trunk and candy nuts a buggy Pleas do not forget papa and mama Will close I am your lov ing little girl Mamie Greene My Dear sanClaus I am a littlej girl ten years old and I would have a for my doll and a st and oranges and this is all for this time ryboOkjandnuts Greene Dear Santa Cl us 1 am a little boy five years old m d live at Mclntire II would like for y ou to bring rile a toy pistol five boxes of caps candies of all littlle a andI trunk to put her clothes in and for my little sister Louise slip hasnt got an teeth so bring hr a gum doll GoOd bye Santa Cecil Derr Dear Santa Glaus Ernestine says to g1ovesn a c Bringjmyas she deserves i aria bring Claud anything that you tnink will be useful to him and bring myself a necktie of gloves hand corchiefs and pairI rifle loads andail of us would be to have some oranges bananas raisins dat s apples fire crackers an PcrryIC wo s g field at the foot of Coopers hill Gobdljye John F Knott ckIlnglittle wagon with horses and little boIy meagrefitat a little set of dishes anda dollhouse and n- t m 2 Qr- r5g = n Q- Nv = os = rQ L 3 g 8 tr 1 r g fc =01 = = t J= ci- tnr ro o Gd =n o- 5rn Ia little rocking chair And basket of fruit and 4pu will oblige o little- girl n7lu 5Pvni i 111Ican read rinda uutoiiiipbiVe mdf spine candy tSlTIiscns baianiTfsj and a Handkerchief lad some goods to make my doli it dress Do not forget my sisters Fsther Mayes par Santa Chins 11 am a girl please b mo a vasb handkerchief trunk same goods to makmyr doll a dress figst Margie Mayes Thefollowing letters are from the school children at Fredljrickstown and teacherti togn e candy oranges banannas and nuts Bring Lduise a sleepy doll and candy and nut and bring Leo something too i Your friend Eflie Mudd tsomeIof discs and a little table chairs stove an watch Nellie May Vi1l lEa l ttjDear Santa I want a dolla little stove and dishes trunkand candies nuts and fruit Morina WillettII Dear Santa Please bring dishes stove some oranges Send my Brother a drum and Marion a doll Send papa and iilaina something too Margurite Coil ItDcar Old Santa I woulk like to have an engine and a little candytI jDear San ta Ulaus We v anta lock romIe loving little girls v ElizaTand Marv cdcil iIDearOId Santa Claus I want a set eof dishes a lIa stove a pian and andy nuts oranges arid raisins frJcndj eyi Dear Santa Claus I want yiii t come to seel me Christmas I wan some candy lire crackers and any thing else you want me to have Lee Hall Dear Santa r want you to hrin me whole lot of pretty things and O1cj oranges Your friend j Burt Johnson jDe1r Santa Claus PJease tring me some olang bananas and fire crackers iFrank Mclntire 4 My Dear Santa Claus Please bring me a little stove little set of tin dishes and a little table with three little chairs and bring me what you can of verYy r Martha Mclntire Dear Santa ClaUs Last week The Sun printed a lot of ofISprinficldand Washington county asking you to bring them candies nuts oranges toys etc In this issue you will find mane more letters The Sun will be glad for you to read thorn L over and bring to little boys an girls what they aykfar if it is possible fc r you to do so A great many of the children of Springfield and Washington wtwant you to femembef them toofl their stockings full They will appre ciate anything you may bring tKem The Sun knows that they tve all nee good during toe past y ar and they promise to be good during another year lend now Santa The Sun hopes that yguIthe next year int order that you may hear every week from the little boys ariel girls of Washington county s Very truly THE SPRINGFIELD SUN l tl1 FuJiI 2 AF- oI CHRISTMAS PRESENTS ri s APPRQP IA TEl ITS LASTING r j r to ta i cIJlnlPerSetk f ChifFon sI r q L jLarge of Rugs at Your Own Price All kinds sizes 11 t r Earlor Tables make excellent ChristtpasfprespntsJ have nice ones at SI JO SI5 Then what couId Je LJ nicer for a titan handsome writing Assortment 5 to1 15 ti1 Buy your Wife nice Dining TabletiHandsomp Tables sojn 4 pf jlw prettiest you eyer swt for Other tables as Iowaso jj = L = = J t XTherei not a more coiiTPletesrock of furniture this side of Louisville than mine I have atthing you want at lower pricesithan city prices Call and see the beautiful line Walter E Leachman lThe Furniture Man VALLEYHILL As everyone is preparing for Christ mas news is very scarce but we will jot down a few of the Important snap peningsof our village T A fatum was atY F Morans Fridays Goatley visitcUrelativcs near Maud Thursday We have taken particular notice to the turkey markets of various places and finis that Hubert Virgin thcturkej buyer from Maud who warf in ou midst last week has paid higher price throughout the season than any buyei that has been here for some Moving is the order of the day Wal lace Seay and A B Walker have re move to respective homes WjFL Moran swapped horses with rZach terbw hltjt week pitying 130 and giving horse for two good mares = This is his second trade and he says h- eris well pleased with it and expects to t make several more in the near future weddingsSampson Reddix and George Dean swapped horses Friday Reddix giving 35 pens boot Mrs W F Moran had quite a painful experience last week with hot greas It popped into her eyes and seriouslyt ill at present Th jtobacco growers of this place at tcndeqaniectmg of the Growers Asso ciatiori at Springfield Saturday I MOORE5VllLEI 1IThe pikes were as slick as glass last Sunday All of the turkeys have been delivered to Hughls Beam at 11 cents per lb Ion foot T Jl Settles home is near comple tion Robert Groake and Ben Burrjfn sold a crop tobacco raised on thre fourths MARKETS Springfield Market xt Hums Sidtw lio lks tnx poutitl Itutto iik to2lJifrlu imd lthicIDnakls llerpOlIII1 i ciru llmlrl hgls clflFlnn fLIOins JTV pound Orwiri Whisht i corn fife Oats Ilk HldefGreen 7dtS tdlWmeFWV to Sloo per barrel Mill pnKlmtw Brjn anti shlpstuilf315 pounds Potatoes Country ttV to Salt OuhT18 llfi OIlTtirkuya per Tallfnv tf por iKmuit VlnoearSfc to xj jxir gallon Wool Burry end Kreasy HHo clear of Kromxc1ale tub wnl cd S SorglmniHVr to Gecym 53C dozen Onion SeteWG Your Wife Would Appreciate A Kitchen cabinet d 5toiO L Line aH illadyfriend desk6ig 11 a 15 time hc one of Twr rln nor T5a leer 75Rof tobacco shipped from Booker this week We wish all the readers of The Sun a merry Christmas anda happy New Year Tobacco stripping is going on at a rapid rate but all willnot get on the market before Feb1st We visited Hughes S Beams poultry house at Woodlawn last Thursday It is suite a lathe enterprise about forty aandsbeing employed Wm Sweeney sold a tract of land obtaining 47 acres to Thos Matrincly t X45 pcr acre I Ij Double Wedding iplarionfslcon A double w d interesta St1Charles WillluniteLogs nand Mr Benedict Elder The grooms are brot ersl f Subscinbe for The Sun SIn year t 1 Aaij rsf Buffets China Glbs Side Boards Combination okCaPlainBook Cases Music Sfands Cabinets Folding Beds f T F Edward SUBSCRIBERS FREE COLUMN ruder this head all persons who tesub freeoliadvertisementsproducts stock etc for sale orwant d iasertedvery losa rates J JamesMoran jr near Valley Hill DNo1everywhereandPalmetto Wilks also one fat cow which ill weigh about 1500 poundsrSpalding Awarded Certificate Upon a recount of the ballots in the County Attorneys contest in Marion county the Democratic committee wSvaldingopponentLand Sales The Marion Falcon says that two ipthatJ T hemps farm near Bradfordsville to Isaac Cornett of Clay county CharlesCrowdusMarket section at 50 per acres New Rubbersii it Just Received J t Mens AllRubber Heavy Rolled Edge well worth 2 goat i 185Mens extra heavy Cloth Tops 165Hoods Pelt boots l 250e Less 10 per cent Ladies Rubbers good quality at cLadies very fine Rubbers at 75cLadies rtics fine quality SSe HamiltonBrown Shoes HamiItonBrownShoesBring me your butter and egs while the prices are high 5 in produce is equal to a dollar in cash ititisAlarming t- i sCoacoantItsbefore Florida Oranges from medium to Jumbo sizes the prices will su forIOOTvcntyqualitywverhighSunbeam Kisses andstrongest Sour Drops VARIED LINE OF TOYSjG carts Wagons Cams Toy Pistols Dolls of every descriptions i SEE MY TENCENT COUNTER Each and every article a great value It will pay you to see this piJ THOMAS SprinreldKy a a ti xRi II t 1 CHRISTMAS i SUPPLEMENT r 1 i901l ip z r3 aK j M Mi 4 A J 47 JAv t When they had heard the kiDs they lo the star which they saw in the east went before them till it came Istood over wfie a the young ih9i I A v = T V V A T VTr V A V y v the Ring ChrIstmas Story By Everett Holbrook JCsnrisht 1904 by American Prey As soclatlon CLAUS hasnt aged a day SANTA fifteen years since I saw last and ten more at least he first dawned upon my in the old church and swept away 4from my childish mind every possible toubt as to the reality of the cheeriest stint in the calendar Yet here he is tealght the same old Charley Clarke in a buffalo overcoat and JL white wig and beard Many oFhfe jests are the the same and nsone the worse for that The OK congregation would protest if r lie omitted any P of his familiar a quipsThe church has changed somewhat and C for the better but the backs C of the pews are still topped by cylindrical i moldings which V torment the shoulder bladeS of adult wor snipers You may know a member of theADtstosDtorthodox con 3 gatlon in Southfield by the way hd sits down for he always exhibits peculiar caution in regard to the back1 fit his chair The single exception is 9I ay uncle Horatio Stevens who never relies upon any back except his owl and at seventyseven years sits up e Terely parallel with the perpendicular wall of the pew but with a clear space fthree inches behind his Sunday coat I can see him out of the corner of- my left eye on this particular Christ mas eve and in the other end of the pew is my Aunt Anne comfortable hi the corner not because of any advan ta begcause she carries a supply of comfort In her cheerful soul for herself and for those wHo come within the sphere 04 her influence Between my aunt and me sits the Ilif tie orphan Thus was she ih some old letter years ago and when Ii was picking up presents here and thereon my long journey back to South ieId I thought of her as still a child The presents are on that big glittering spruce tree in the corner and I shall be when Charley Clarke finds the first of them and sends it lawn here by one of his gayly clad messen gers There is astring of quaint beads for instance that would be very nice for a schoolgirl but what will this toeautil ul and accomplished young lady say to them Something very courted likes gems She has had no experience of theta poor child for my Uncle Horatio h s 4no money for extravagances His cir cumstances are much narrower than I had supposed land my conscience trop bles me beeauseThave not helped him Yet how could I know There Is not man living who Writes a briefer letter than Uncle Horatio nor one containing less information And Aunt Anne rarely writes at all She merely sends her love Moreoverf being genuine New England folks the last thing they would ever do would be to communi cite an essential fact to bne of their relatives Whats that that Charley Clarke has In his hand It has the shape of a book I bought for Adelaide abroad ilt Is aggressively juvenile but the pictures are r reallygood thank heaven t Miss Adelaide Bancroft announced Santa Claps in hJs funny high keyed voice ks as it came from Europe Now gvho has been In Europe recently I iwoder At this aboiit half the assemblage turned toward me and laughed It wps like a great family around its Christ mas tree this gathering of honest hearted folks in the old First church of Southfield It certainly seemed to me that ill mypre ents to Adelaide wee wideof them rk Jut her heart r ceiVed then every onl Tliat a stranger coming mal things far a rlrl whom he hind ne cr seen utrtwwt to her in a way that n6 man cstiunilorsuind My wretched string of nioer Ixfatt made a great Im pression Sie imnllol them with ja ell worth while s j J7 If1J r 1 1118fIi SDvinfield Kent cky Decemi r 21 depa1etland ehildwa wuATyIATAVAv V tbeT ofrA described ashamed brougJher stroJJsuspicion tehalted JlndIf UN c I was beginning to be foolishly sans fled with myself when something happened that eliangedthe whole situa tion n a moment of St Nicks messengers delivered a small gift to Adelaide whowas already declaring that there couldnt be for her and that she anythrngmoreI such a Christmas in all her life The new offering seemed to be a small cubical box wrapped In plain brqwn paper Presently It disclosed Itself to be a very pretty box indeed covered with dark green velvet and having a somewhat puzzling spring to hold the lidAdelaide solved the trick or the Bpt1Dgatter many trials which s rvea tndimpntience beJelAedn sin gle glance upon me that expressed some exalted emotion which I have never ex perienced As the perfumes of roses are lndescrul refined and purified by endless rproceSseSthat savor pf magic so gratitude was offered to me In its hundredth distillate In this glance of Adelaides I No nor salrl I weakly and when Aunt Anne looked at me solemnly over the top of her spectacles I shook my head in must declSie fashion uumiremarked Uncle Horatio viewing tie sparkling gem over uiy shoulder thIs is very extraiprdinary Addle siiid Aunt Anne you kn9w who gkve it tosouY- I haventj the shadow of guess she replied and gaVe me the faintest flash of a look such as I have alrealiy described Word of honor I protested It was not IThe IIdwas a and was abovettwo Carats in weight as I jadged by cpmparing it with a mental image of aj stone belonging to my sister ft sparkled with exceptional bril liancy and exerted upon Adelaide a truly hypiiotic fascination I think that her ekes never wandered from It for more than ten seconds during the remainder 1ot the exercises in the church and when we were peon the street she held thergem before her at arms length and followed this guiding star all the way home It drew her forward with such speed that we three were able to discuss his mystery to without being overheard by her Of coursbI could contribute nothing in the wdy of information I knew only that I had not givef Adelaide the ring and at I wished the truth were otherwisejI supposed that the gift must come from some bashful suitor of whom I had never heard Theres a young man named Frank Garland said she Hes the only fle I can think of whojd have two ey enough to guy such a thing But hes engaged tp Stella Tracy Hes visiting with her yolks for the holidays We understand that he is in busi ness in Boston said Uncle Horatio and that hei is worth quite a little money But aid I if he is engaged to Miss Tracy whyv Precisely said Uncle Horatio Stella as jealous of him as If there was only one man In the world and ho 7 I ALF THB ASSEMBIiAQE TURNED TOWAUli ME was the one said Aunt Anne I never noticed that he was more than polite to Addle Did you And she glanced somewhat uneasily at her husband who gravely shook Ws bead I perceived however that Mis Tracy must have disclosed a specific jealously of Adelaide and I began j feel a most unreasonable resentment tpwardiMr Garland I guess Addi d better not wear the ring tilt we Wout more about it- t i r ntacje13 hristmas ppci i v Hloysius Coll ewrmcatIRow nmarty shapes has Santa Claus l0Row many many pteccs SRe spreads the kindness ot his cause And stows his happy f ce Re sctmbles down the cbimne flue Re Usrbts the window paneJn flC Re entet in thee doorway too pa- No ter what the damp or de- r p snow or rain l r ssexton in the tpwer rings Christmas chime sBe i the penn he is the ower every Christmas rhyme 13 ty baker man is he l HH d rolling up his sleeves C ba ws a caihefor you and mep C ndy animals we see d fruits and flowers and e nesl 7 watch him rnaKe Ris hugeTdelt oo Of gifts so many that tl the waiting c s tre o Around aboul ncT in and tG die ve ffom door to oorV N E epre an too without a dpubk TIai man and CupidX roustabout LieLIYe Jpislmoing the roses red and wh tflChat blppm for you and m Hj tailor tom his fingers fly IJihe shuttles in a race JFtom silk to satin ply on plyj ml stitch on stitch that multiply r t in webs of gold sand lace j d- I Clayifor all thee kindness of his caus Abe good that he has doneJ Abe millionaire that sends abrld his wagon to the poor 9f Artisan tiller of the sod 7Slhoever gives a gift from God Re is another Santa Clause iHKnoching at your door L CtJ said Uncle Horatio and this view of poorgpaled somewhat and looked appealingly at me but of course I couldnt say that I lUlU given her the ring A sort of treaty wps made whereby it was provided that Adelaide should keep the ring that night and should sit up as long as she pleased to admire it but on the morrow she should give it into the custody of her foster moth er pending an investigation This was done but the subsequent investigation was singularly barren of results For obvious reasons it was conducted with caution with so much caution Indeed that no llg could pos sibly come out of it However upon sun PALED SOMEWHAT my own part I succeeded In reaching something which may be called an opinion In brief I decided tbfit the ring bad come from Garland that Stel la Tracy knew it and that she was jealous to the verge of utter absurdity As to Garlands motive forMnakiug the gift I groped in hopeless dark ness He was clearly not t man who would do such a thing from mistaken generosity In fact he was one who demanded a full return for all expenditures Adelaide certainly did not know that Garland was thedonor of the ring and if he should tell her so she would give it back Such being the case what had the man gained Whjit could he hope to gain Tbou had shown some tendency to flirt wjth Adelaide he really seethed to be in love with Stella and mbreover she was quite an heiress while Adelaide hadnt a penny This was a distinction less likely than almost any other to be overlooked by Frank Garland unless I greatly misjudged him So the days went by and we learned nothing At last however I had a promising idea If the ring came from Garland It was probably bought in Boston The jeweler could Identify the ring and almost anybody in the trade would know whence came the box This had once borne the name of a dealer upon the inside but themark had been carefully obliterated The upshot of it was that I made a trip to Boston taking the mysterious present with me I also took one of Adelaides kissesmore probably a hundred though I saw only one It was I regret to say bestowed like jail the others upon an inanimate object the ring The very first man to whom I took this object now doubly precious tome for reasons which I have just stated solved all my doubts in the matter Yees said he slowly as he scrub nlzed the box that comes from the AJax Diamond company They make a very clever Imitationssold honestly as paste of course It fooks right elJ very good fire as we say for three to six months then the stone becomes dull This one probably cost aopt 10 I I stared at him aghast at thIs rove lotion of iniquity What fiend in hu man form had devised this unique and dreadful torture for poor Adelaide I grew cold at heart as I pictured her in the dread day when the only din mond she had ever owned the very diamond of her girlish dreams should fade Into n bit of leaden glass Who Indeed Why how simple Who was Adelaides enemy Who hind recently been to Boston Who could afford 10 for a spiteful trick Whose intuition would teachher how to makn another girl truly miserable Stella Tracy beyond a dot bt Mr Atwood sa d I tot jeweler will you glvfe me t genuine diamond that looks as mue i like this one ns possible FjJrat wai er and all that sort of thing you un erstand I know nothing ab9uge s I rely wholly won you t fwant It Sfor for a very weet and lovable g rl who who ProipectJEve eng vent ring said he grinning JTll Jive you a lucky one rt Y CHRISTMAS SUPPLEMENT j Iand Ic tb-rCy Lcttcr She SentrA Christ Sketch By Zoe Anderson NorrisI t Copyright by Zoe AndnIO Norris HIS was the Christmas tetter Ti1Mbe she wrote him are Of course you must know that it is not because t dont want to see yov rdo I do But there are many reasons why I should not why It would be best If we never met again In the first place after a succession of sleepless sights and heartaches I have learned to do without you I have learned to live quietly composedly rfsIn of morning and going I wayitof happiness without any In fact but also without that feverish restlessness 10suitIndeed I have resolutely put the hope of happiness aside It Is apt for me You see I have reasoned the whole thIng Out elaborately carefully laboriously It rsehtngbUndlypltfa113deepdarkandow I have been married once I moW A burnt child dreads the fire I am a lit tle afraid of a second venture ray friend Your letter lies before me The idArea to blurred where I have kept it warm apltiat- my heart ItIs quite evident that atjitaent you are blind Love Is always Mist for a little whUefbr a very little wkfle alutI am beautllni I am charmis Iam always In your thoughts The fatssf have wIned that we shall be happy YMK are determined to see me agate Tote await the word to come One is acetf abelntelyItmay be that butI am no longer beauU fuL I was beautiful once that night I tailed up the long perfumed aWe ot a ortheprotect and cherish me Love protect cherish I fear I have lost faith In the belief that zaarrlagM nImade in heaven Heaven h4 llttis enough to do with that marriage Yes I was beautiful then and Ioafte- r People turned to took at me r OiseIsntUeiShe Is the prettiest woman la this tewa So you see I must have possessed some real beauty to be admired by my own sex Mustat I But now IJut now Nobody ever looks at me twice Nobody ever turns deliberately around to look at me Their glances rest Idly upon me and passeven those of the little boys who h J WHAT WOULD BE TOUR FUST THOUGHT used to do me homage even those of the little girls Who used to say Look at her She Is mine Im going to be like her grown Does this seem puerile toYon 7 Does It seem childish It Is tragedy A woman should die of her first wrinkle for with It goes homage loveYouth the delicate contour of the cheek the fresh flrmaea of the skin the unfaded red of the Up the bright of the eye undimmed by tears And I am no longer yOung All my good fresh youth was oh that tarnags of mine which was made la haven I T have only the shadow of wHat Iwas left for you Besides I am older than you Written those seem ordinary wards just common ordinary everyday work but weigh them weigh them There are no weights sufficiently teavy rightlighten a pIee4lagand f ftheithoughtthoughtIntoBut Y should see It written In your face I should behold my every defect mirrored In your eyes That poor shadow of youwouldThen despairingly I should atteJDjtrevive that evanescent cuxa you sy It pos ess In the effort to win you back erdttInSeeing It would cease td cAdst Finally I should stand by the side of thttcOmparisonuntold tortures only such torture r known to the hearts of supplanted Wm eQStay where you are That age is rtremble ter tDaDitrpeblot1 But this wo the ChrM Mas wr she sentComet yreceivehe hours the traut thR Iwart boa ftill I se yore f tL wi r T One New Years Day By EHsa Armstrong Bengough morning Mrs Smithson GOD you day have a pleasant New Wen No Mrs Nayber to tell th- etnth I didnt You see Mr Smithson smd I cbncluded we would not spend the lay with his family as usual We boughtwe would remainlcozily athome md have a nice long talk Sincebe has iMen kept so close at the office and I kave been out so much we dont seem tea ee nearly as much ot each other as we used and New Years day seemed tthe time to get acquainted all over IIPlnGWell after breakfast we sat cozily fcy the fire to have a nice longtalk about BUT plans for the coming year I just took up the paper to glance at the ad Yertisements for the next day and he went looking for his pipe you know he 3e miserable without Itand be couldnt remember where he had left It the night before Suddenly an idea came to me- a Kew Years day Is the time to give up a babjts now Isnt It At any rate I felt it ought tobe andTtoldMr Smith con he smoked too much he admitted that he did It Is a bad habit I told liim dirty expensive and injurious to iealthV He admitted that it was Taen why not give it up today and 4 Li GAVE ME TWENTr DOLLARS t make a good beginning for the year e refused at first to listen but finally jifciafd hed do it It would be a good is chance lie said to show his strength of will and anyhow it was only an ideal f Of cours you applauded that4- 4J did and he went off delighted to count up how much he would save dur Ing the year by not smoking As forme 1 improved the time by making notes of the bargains advertised in the papers and mapping out a shopping tour for the next day which would keep nie until six oclock jand bring me home ex hausteSL Mir Smithson didnt pome r tack tor twb hours and when he did he was cross lj tried to interest him in the dvertisemeiits when he suddenly turned on me saying that I spent more time and xfloney as well as wasting aBOre heaUbjon bargain hunting than le did on tobacco and if he could give- p the one Jie thought I could give up tie other Oh but that was different Indeed It was and so I told him but le wouldnt listen He said I was in the lablt of spending five dollars worth of time to save five cents in money He reminded me that I had a quantity of things put away upstairs which I had r bought because they were cheap and which I could never use he proved that many bargains had shown themselves dear and said I coudsae more money Ity remaining athome and seeing to the souse When I demurred h quotedmy wn arguments in regard fa smoking til I got mad said I had as much trength or mind as be hui 4and J rpflldnt buy a bargain for aVearVr Oh gracious but low c3inyour u We H everything went wrang that lay Mr SmIthson Was cross andecriti dsed the dinner until the girl gotmad VfR Trotter came In and told me hat J Elank was to bave a bargain sale Incur 4lnsI needed curtains for the bed rooms l y sister came in with a new obought at a bargain and told me I enld get Its mate Going into the par Jor for one mdre peep at Blanks adver ttownent I found Mr Smithson chewing tfca stem of his empty pipe Its too bad Im on my way to a rib on ale now and thought you Wait till I get my wraps you see the next morning I thought IdJust run owntown to merely look at the sales end Iwent Into the parlor beYorebreak fast to tell Mr Smithson I found him wioking He looked foolishvfor a mo- aaent then gave me 20 and askedmelt I didnt want to go shopping Where Lid you say the ribbon sale Is ITSITNISHi Mltop Bid that affair of old Gotroi + 10M Guahies end wIth a U IBM Saart Yee with the speckled Ti tie she gave him for a Carlstmat Jrqkleto News r h Jn Surprises By Eliza E William iliS last day of the Old Year makes a fellow feel sort of eminiscent dosent it said the man it theroll top desk The worst case of iomesickness I ever had was brought on by encouraging that feeling- I livejd in Chicago then and for some reason or other I hadnt visited the old farmjfor five years though the old folks me an annual visit to me and I made th m enjoy it Well when the clock announced the last dayof98 I was sitting in a hotel lobby with a lot of traveling men Every one of them had been a farmers boy and we fell to telling stprles We poke of skating and swimming forgetting frosted ears chores and the interview with ma when we camerhome late fO supper and she felt our hair to seei1it wits wet We lived over orchard raidsrnever refer ring to the painful memory of how pa waited in dark jvhen we climbed in at the window We emembered the sweetness of stolen melons overlooking what happened when old Thompson complalrjed of us next day By and by we were all honesidk Then a fellow from North Dakota spoke ofthe holidays on the old farm I thought of the old folks with a lump in my throat the size of a prize pumpkin Why I hadnt written home for month and hadnt spent New Years day there since I came to the city Suddenly Ire solved t6 go home land surprise them The maP from North Dakota said for two cents hed go with me he didnt know my mother but he knew hisvowni and hed risk his welcome I offered him two cents We could make it If we took the seven oclock train In the morning arid that would bring us home whenthe lamps were lit and the smell of supper met you at the back door The man fIOm North Dakota hoped theyd have sausage dried apple sauce and hot biscuits He said It cured ihis dyspepsia to think of It- Beforfc I slept I wired my brother JIm whp lived three miles from the old place to meet us atthe station not let ting the old foiks know 4Jt s snowing when we started but that onlymade it seem more like New Years lit snowed all day and our train kept losing time but I only pitied Jim waiting at the station We gave up the home supper and ate in the dining car It iwas nine when we arrived and the station master p stranger hadnt seen Jizi There was no hotel a traveling maIi offered usa lift to the cross roMs The man from North Da kota hoped the old folks hadnt gone to bed I knew they had It was further from the cross roads than I thought We stopped talking as we floundered through the snow But anyhow I was going home for New Years Ther was no light when we turned in and I Jioped pa had not covered the fire too carefully I meant to tell Jim- a few things next day but tonight I was at hme I knocked and waited for the window to go up and to hear pas voice wenl shouted but no sound came knocked again then we took turns la ocking It seemed an hour before a surly voice ab0ve told us Its owner was armed l SAID I WASNT EJ j dogIs v a e The mab was a newfhlred hand lie said I wjasnt Ed because the ol folks had gone to Chicago to spend New Years kith him He backed up his opinion with a gun which looker as bit as a howitzer in the starlight J uiIest three miles I ever walked Jim was at home he hadnt got my telegram His wte had with the old riOfi1ngltofire was out The next tirn e I go hme for Nrev Years Ill wait till pa writes J Jcv me at be station i 0IiT ANew Tack Doyou Intend toswear otils year No Im gpinglo t icjcichemc Im going to see if by attending more strictly to business I auttlrI enough to afford the things Ive n ing to swear oft on In thopastLCuc- ago HejxjrdHerald Make New Resolves IHaTeor new you have lean MayDontesItate Lest you should tako a fall rFor If youre only good a week Why that beats none at all Chltagx Daily News t Hight Avert Trouble Jaggs returning home Wish I wash Sjianta Claus an could get In down Brooklyn Lift a c k TO THE EAGER WAftlNG NATIONS COMES THE MORNING QF THE YEAk AFARWITH SORROW AND THE TEAR AND IN THE HAtLOWED LIKENESS OF A STAR WITH WHITEINHIS NIGHTANDT YOU CAN HEAR THE BElLs ARINGING IN EARTHS NEWEST JUBILEE 1TWHERE THE ORANGE TREES ARE WAVING IN THE SUN FOR SEAANDTim LILY BLOOMS IN BEAUTY IN THE EVER SHADELESS CLiME BY THE NEW YEARS HANDS UNFOLDED IN THE MORNSAND CHIMEAS= l JSs r J HAlL THE GUEST THAT COMES A SMILING DPWN THE PATHWAY OF THE STARS IN THE HEAVENGIRDLED BEAUTY OF HIS BIRTH NOT A JOY AMONG THE PEOPLE NOW HIS HAPPY COMING MARS TOR HE BRINGETH LOVE ANn PEACE TO ALL THE EARTH THE OLD YEAR BENT AND HOARY SLOWCY FLITS ACROSS THE SNOW WITH A WISTFUL LOOK BEHIND HIM EVEN NOW AND HE SIGHS TO SEE THE NEW YEAR IN HIS BEAUTY AND His GLOW WITH THE HOLY BEAMS OF MORNING ON HIS BitOWIOPEN THROWN BE EVERY PORTAL TO THE YEARS INITIAL GUEST 11 FOR TO US HE GENTLY COMES TO BIDE AWEE J WELCOME HIM AMONG THE VALLEYS GREET HIM ON THE MOUNTAIN CREST RING THE FAIR BELLS FOR HIS COMING ON THE SEA ti HIS HANDS ARE FILLED WITH BLESSINGS FOR THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH NOT A CARE AND NOT A TROUBLE YET HE KNOWS WHERE SORROW SEEMS TO LINGER HE WILL SET THE SEAL OF MIRTH AND NEATH HIS FEET WILL BLOOM A FAIRER ROSE I tl F J LOUDER SOUND THE BELLS OF WELCOME LET THE ANTHEMS FLOAT AFR TILL THE HEARTS OF ALL THE PEOPLE LIFT THE STRAIN LET THE MUSIC OF HIS COMING REACH THE LOVELAND OF THE STAR AND BE ECHOED ON THE FAR CELESTIAL PLAIN HE dOMES THE BABY NEW YEAR IN HABILIMENTS OF WHITE I FAIR AND FRESH AS NATURES EVER DEWY MORN WITH THE WORLDS BELLs RINGING CLEARLY IN THE SOFT AND SACRED NIGHT THAT USHERS IN TIMES NEWEST FAIREST BORN BIDE WITH US I0 DAINTY COM R TILL TH SNOW IS O THY HAIR + AND A STAFF IS IN THY HAND FOR JouREYyAR TILL AGAIN WE WAIT TO WELCOME FROM THE EASt ANOTHER YEAR AND NO LONGER GLOWS FOR THEE THE MORNING STAR COME INTO THE HEARTS OF GLADNESS THAT HAY WAITED FOR THEE LONG BRING THE HAPPINESS AND PEACE THAT ALL SHOULD KNOW AND THE WORLD WILL HAIL thY COMING WITH A GRAND IMMORTAL SONG MID THE FALLING OF THE SOFT AND FLEECY SNOW r v When the Year Begins There Is No Reason Why It Should Bet on January First is ajcomiho aying that there is IT reason for everything audi usually good one yet no rne has yet found any sensible ground for begin ning the New Year with the first day of January If it were made to occur Ih March as tile old Romans placed It there might be sense in ttit would be the more reasonable if it began March 22 tIe vernalequIno or at theautum novernal equinox September 22jor June22 or December 22 Excellent astro nomical xenons coald be assigned for such a reckoning Higher clvillzntica is In tbo northern hemisphere yet January in this nart of the world ir a season of cold and snow or chill and rain It is i season when moving Is not only Inconvenient but next to impossible It is u Umo of the beginning ol nothing coming ten diys after tho Winter solstico and 70 days before tbo spring equinox The day was chosen probably upon the assumption thatauyrtimc is good enpuph for general starting point provided ivel pdy agrees to it and It will probably huVc to go at that It queer though that1 In ettinK back the begin ning of thyoar wo months the names September October November and De comDer nould wire boonhUtfered to re main These were us thoir origin Im pllfc o tho syvuntb olghlh ninth and tonth imonthg Avhon tho year begun with Mar I Put now that Jnaurry is first thuy itro thj nhith tqnth eievcntliund tw fth months respectively CuUfcr quontly lier are d cldea rei izdmr- Vet tlrer 41 u QQ finding fauli when rr amount Qt it wihjCnTeci t blncuorcniaplulnefi v nftj and sticl downv aiiIejpi 01 tiine liy nil thc eiVllicod imtioac litid uoprofanc linnd uill be nuiTerod Ito pull ft up anti cfcl It forward It has Ven halowerf 1y iwa o ani must be and abide until tlecomtnt of another clvfll ition- Wljatvcr it nrJlitor came tilt do brings In witit il U ihtsand iLSsocia tJOBB that Ehoulil prove erolIto the reflective jnlnd TJ3Irril1giyi3 the clock records tha passing jniuuteu nnd hours the New Year rllci lowuthe passage of tho years as they como and go The jMrtk of tile new I po rteaUi of ih old year It proclaims that tho pist is gone and cannot rijsurrcctod That liijio which was lost Inl cnn never b t gainrd that ft1lfrs 5ilumittedthlat2lps1- nduhied that vlc practiced vbte past have Uf t tljeirl4niiirw8 upon mind and charactor It tells of good deohc therolcsYffering f these arein the lca p st Irrevocable i and useful only as the good done has made better andstronger the character and evil done has made one less fitted to meet the duties and responsibilities the hour The New Year suggests the beginning of things It Is a time of good remorse or sorrow for the past and of good reso lutlons for the future The trouble is that too many good resolutions lire made in this first day of the year and too many of them are bioken It may be well to purpose tb do but it is far better to do and tobold fast Broken promises whethr er made to self or to otaers tend to lower character aftd render one mor fertile in pledges to do because of the very ease of breaking them The Now Year Is a time with busi ness men for casting up accounts They figure out losses and gains for the year that is past mid upon the result lay plans for the year Just begun Here Is faerlous work inwhich there can be no selfdeception no false hopes ana uo false pledges Business Is mad up of fact of work of energy of will It will stand no false estimates and will not delude itself with idle fancies Thekinj is dead Jive the klnff year dead live ttuarlhold 14 the now year Is on Andt1ogdlon our lives made up of years or many or few as the case may beea ih one bringing us nearer to the shores of that Sea which Is shoreless and that country In which Umes riot ijck onedi With the saildonliitf and subduiugrc ilectlona corao those of cheer and god feeling nnd e greet our friOndh with a mayIj reeled and each one l1i with Lravo heart In the light that la elven lilrn i WIiIAM ROSSINI count Sure off Cull NavittTIt ieemst tho old cibtorti of i inaUlnrNew Yeais caW hna ulcd out i altogether BoiToughs Not a1ogutler friend Marliluy will mpl nlht on OurI irto lIlif year A Uirce iholithK iv him wlll fall riinoon that tlay lI1iao1ilt1aprcc JL Getting Jleaily leenio md remarkttl c frank IriPiui ulliat you are Islttinp a parh that Is a Htjtic too witL Not at all not at all roplicd tho youth Iraiu merely nrraninK for a sviitablo ci cof Iemore to stronRthen jne in my usual Now Years rlhflioqlChicago Post ANea Yeftrs Xznipectus IC nsnkfl pQtfil rtrofuttfiiis t an In ea pns past With tfie usunl unftjjrytuulh Notjutrhat frt to last as 1lnrton tar AlNewYearsUdlByManda L Crocker fTHINGSare seldom if ever Just seem modified worth after her favorite author andjieople never Turning slowly around before the long mirror she noted the faultless reflection of the new tailormade suit but her thoughts were otherwise occupied One must be positively hypocritical sometimes I find she continued more leniently Now for instance r am to circulate as the politician says among the people ut Hanover Square this alt ernoon wishing them the jOys of the New Year as If life was simply reflected Paradise But the truth is the cob webs are thick in my sky and 1 have not the ambition to emulate the example of the old woman who went heavenward with her broom 0 if it were only cobwebs she add ed bitterly that obscurediny sun I would not hesitate to try the sweeping process but its more MIss Farnsworth had been delegated by her society to make New Year calls in her neighborhood and she had con sented Anything was preferable to mop at home with Aunt Roxy on this especial day the day she diednot the jprosalc old auntie but she Miss Isabelle Farnsworthfor ever since she and Al lan Druer had broken faith three years ago she had considered herself dead And he might as well bet for had be not left Cliff Point that very day forever he vowed And so far he had grimly kept bis word- WlthasympatheUc glance at the sus piciously solemn face in the glass MIss Farnsworth adjusted the badge of the Kings Daughters on the gray lappel and went thoughtfully downstairs The blithe young year reflected his Joyous ness on all the faces she met and In spite of herself Belle began to speculate happily But the anniversary which followed came suddenly abreast of her asshir mounted the steps of a pre entious brown stone cottage on the corner for the fifth and last call Lost for the moment in the unusually pleasant musing her fingers sought the bellpull unconsciously Her first tall had been onA snobs as Aunt Roxy would have said They had bowed her in and bowed her out in dressedupicicle fashion with a patron zing smirk that would have done credit to the Kings fool Another call revealed a fat rolypoly lady whq giggled continuously while she displayed her cheap diamonds and en tertained the plain tailormade gown condescendinglyBut call Wellt it would always be a bright spot on the anni versary A little old lady in soft vel vety costume drew her to a sunny cor ner where an invalid daughter lay smil ing a genuine Happy New Year In her welcome As the thin fingers closed over the callers band a long silent chord somewhere In the dead heart vibrated In harmony with the greeting and Miss Farnsworth concluded that she was not a walking mummy after all Far from it the Kings Daughter felt like shutting herself In with these other r I Il 1 S i SIMPLY CANNOT daughters of the king for the rest of the day But she meant to go back for they had most cordially invited hen Yes and her fingers closed mechanic ally over the silver knob of the brown stoao cottage butshe did not ring A painful awakening ran over her bringIng up at her dead tllleart with a desporute grip cannot do it she said staring hard at tho handsomelylettered plate I uluipb cannot it Is Impossible dozenisli conld not go b that gold and bltifv l ttfred platc fleamlng above the hfUhI l1IePutUng her ands out blimll shr turned back to the seven brona tone steps the way pfj escape- TJaii bhe followed him ot had he fol loxvciitr to North Adams If lit Tad followed her was it because Ko stilt c red Or was he married to an otjr aid sHe stumbling on to the tact lit tft My cruel manner She could settle tlr 1CTviSYv irt day came the old familiar rd hall always carry your image in my lirart Belle no matter what has come between us Like a mysterious rave lation came a response from the inner sanctuary and she knew that Allan Druer had hidden more than the Image It was her very life and that war why she was dead For a moment it came to her that he was still true to the image and that there might be a blessed resurrection In North Adams An answering impulse went to bet heart like old wine and she hurried homeward dazed with the possible out come of the call she did notmake Some one looked from an upptr win i1 P- as1I1ssFarnsworth 4 street carelessly glancing at first then s graritThe V pavement but the tailorpade gown haL vanished around the corner Quickening his pace he saw the Kill cottagethltIhe c ed but she did not ring at the DruersV gIrlinstead received rightinceremoniously Miss Farnsworth was at home j Aunt Roxywas snoozing In her easy peepedinto rawaylookI believe Iam alive she exclaimed triumphantly to the dimples In themir ror and I am sure he has the Image still intactSItem vInkber wraps the new old Miss Farnsworth settled herself before JId TURNING SLOWLY BEFORE TnaLONG MIRROR the cheery grate In a contented little heap to dream oyer again those first treasured chapters before the misunderstanding folded them in 0TimeWriting material and a heap of un answered greetings lay on the desk at her elbow and the pen bristled in ita rack with Impatient WaIting still Mis Belle dreamed onIHeres a Niece Farns- worth Aunt Boxy had toiled npstalra and pushed open the door as she spoke There were no preliminaries with the blunt old lady and she omitted the com pmon courtesy of tapping on the putas useless seeing it was only Belle Not by the postman queried the girl a rose color suffusing her JLxIoa dlLsotInoticeNo a boy brought it momemt ago Some business of the society I pre same and Aunt Roiy waddl l dowm stairs to her cozy corneragain witkovfc even a suspicion ot the purport of tHmessage that could not walt to put iait wayHurriedlyenvelope with its gold and blue mono gram on the comer Belle thanked HeaT en for once that her aunts eyesight t was none of the bet then she redDearest I saw you today The ol love is warm In my heart and I want your forgiveness and the oldtime con fidence Am hungry for your presenc agohadIng to see this evening going to make a New Yeah call Allan Things are better than they have modUled11IISs heartIanwinked at some millions of crisp refla tions going up to the Recording Anr l Belle Farnsworth very much UTe watched her lover out of sight around the corner humming softly In her 014 fashlonel way One is not obliged to be hypocriUcsJ after all I Iliad she whispered to tIINewspite of everythingrJ t THE WISDOX OF JOHOTTT t r r t 1 Johnny said his father whatgood resolve are you going to maRs for the new year Well Im not gain to fight with Tommy Jones any more rtflUA Johnny Im glad to hear that said tarfther but how did you cOll1 e to Mik that resolve Cause I always get licked tUlIwlrClnclJ1uU J s1rW k s 7 f j Ii It R t Ihr 1 iIf i 1 rfa- I itIrri1 ij1- jt A1inof A1 Jtbani-a iII r Obr fya IroitgjtBif Ifrr unmga t If futms tfIt fcariutg wife of miss l1n iHiornrra 3 ioftrrt them but thinks them umj tiUtI bo ktritftfi Mf ait afgljatt fur Hir r JiI1fin Jier room rb a puttt laugstrmntrD r rubwrbtat rfttu braam frmr lljit Bit r wig gfof Mf but 3 mtgljt of roursp bo likriuiiif 9 I lIntthrkiEfmt 3T in Raping for tltf but pant anrw frark tOUt a 3r dart if anJ frtu up tn rAnb if iijr situation for u rum aural bjatbrrb tOO jiroraisf left roam pfurgnlArains rrsrnis- Y1 b l1L1uit imite r sternly ftall raaattia c4r 4 ap ysit our sli- in a rD all f hapLfr Dar brspif Ilerr Uttlr ftutrira lIlt is Lill my arlhtg fiargarrtiIccD wifr fi1 2r AChristmas favor By Charles At Harger captain brought to1 f WautomobUe vicious looking red there was much fmterest among the members of his command JIWonder if he expects ip use it in ngtbehind t and save one team addepthequar t termaster He can sure make time Ever the prairie roads The captain did make itlme During the long autumn when the plain was try and the roads smooth he sped on I L r 7 IITWO FIGURES ON HORSEBACK his machine or miles ata velocity 1inwas why he bOUgbtthebautomobIle He ran it to whenever he rodeSp in love with it was he that beyond the dreary monot + Jnous1dallY routine he gjave little attention to the doings of a fort HeF had forgotten the annu club dance and was for unawar of the com lug ChristmastEye celec ration Hd was coursing up toward Wild Hors canon when the arrangements wer made F On that very afternoon as he round ed the foot of the canyon he cam plump toward a lady riding almost as swiftly as he but mounted on a hand fborsesat him like a princess and showed no sign of fear Beg your pardon exclaimed th4 captain halting his machine and lift nearefandhad brought her to the di nee she wa- da daughter of a wealthy rancher Miss Landers smiled lad came as rear as her restless honex would consent to approach He o ever sa an auto before she exblaineck then rode ori with anotherirrad un smile The following week the red autom bile was at Miss Land rs door and plalnFwlthhis happiness and was c rtaln that hs had with his advantagejof equlpm BUjtthethpcrestbe saw two figures on prseback onjo of whom was plainly Burton and the other evidently Miss Landers After that the contest became unfriendly andlt was war tof the linlfe between the rIyals So went the varying firors until the Approach of the holidays The fort as break in the dullness of winter pro posed to have agrand Christmas cele ration in the crbat mess hall to which would be invited all the mem bers of the troops at the station The captain and the lieutenant were of course foremost in the arrangements and to them was left the duty of issuing invitations fqr those outside the post Ranchmen and their families merchants from the neighboring town welltodo farmers and indeed every available resident who might contrib ute to the pleasure of the occasion were bidden To Miss Landers came two Invitations one addressed in the crabbed backhand chlrogra phy of the captain and the other fn the flowing artistic style of the lieutenant Which should she accept She determined to watt on events and see where fate led Fate seemed very undecided at that point of the affair No word passed between the captain and the lieutenant regarding the In vitation to Miss Landers nor was there any discussion regarding the manner thy which she was to get to the celebration However it was the intention jof each to be her personal escort But the lieutenant reckoned without a knowledge of the intensity of then captains nature for when he asked for leave to go outside the posf the re qi1est came back with the curt indorse nant Refused That meantthat he must stay at the fort orb subject to a period in the guarlhuuser The captain char led and patiently rubbed the brass fittings of his big red automobile HeuoLed forward with much pleasure to the coming tenmil trip arras the snIt pram roads In the crisp winter FT rpr and he smiled as he thought ofjttie iseofnfited lieutenant coin pell eri jtr J At dusk the davit waganccareened out of the high ypllnl parade round and swept down the slope to the bottom lands that led avay up the Smoky Hill to the GSrcV Bar ranch where Miss Landers wa+ waking for her es cort Hwondering all the time which of the twain would first appear The captain well bundled against the pierc ing cold did not look to the south or- he would have seen a rider on horseback making Almost as good time as t SWEPT DOWN THE SLOPE JIhe but keeping In the lee of the bluffs and so out of sight of the casual trav eler on the main road This rider was dresse In cowboy garments his wide brimmed hat was flapping in the wind and his fringed coat caught the steam of his horses breath which congealed into snowlike foam He took the short cut up Wild Horse canyon around the head of Oak ranch and saved a mile where a timber claim caused a wide turn In the roadway But the sturdy automobile fairly ate up the road swinging down the slopes like mad and halting neither for the hillnor culverts iThen Just as the Circle Bar was Jin sight its twinkling lights telling 6f the presence of a wait ing passenger there came a sudden hiss and the captain was awakened from his dream by a quick turn into the grass alongside the highway and a short uncompromising stop Noth- Ing for It but the unbundling of tools the careful inspection of piston and igniter the rattling of chains and the hammering of bolts The solitary horseman off in the distance kept on his way and cared not if he knew that the captain was swear ing at fate and his machine out there on the windswept hills But even breaks may be repaired and finally with 3 grIm sentiment of revenge the captain pulled the lever out to the limit ant raced on his way toward the Circle Bar It was now and the lights in the front of the automobile were dimmed by the dust of tho road hence the captain did not see until heY was at the very gate that a lady gn horseback vaY approaching him When he did see it was too late Her horse gave a great swerve and though avoiding the frightsomp machine struck Its side against tho barbed wire fence She was assisted to the ground by her cowboy ompanlon7prcsumablt a groom awl the captain led to the auto mobile So sorry JMiss Landersdidnt see you yes Hero shall be cared for here sir tale the horse to the barn and order hiui looked after ur think he had better come with us suggest d files Landers I prom ised him you know Well Then to the cowboy Come back here and get Ino111 take you to the fort The man barred silently and went to the stables- A few minuteS later the automobile was on Its return Journey skimming the frozen ground and carrying Its trio of passengers toward the scene Df the evenings gayety Before It came Into the circle of light that marked the driveway the cowboy accompanying the captain and hIs fair passenger slipped from his seat beside the latter and hurried away in the darknessbut- what did the captain care Hp handed Miss Landers into the hall Joyfully and forgot that the other had ever lived But he didnot forget the lieutenant Inquiry soon told him that the young er officer had left the fort soon after dinner and hadnot yet returned Then Ina moment came an orderly to say that Mr Burton was in his room He may go under guard until tomorrow ordered the captain savagely Then I will take up his case Let us start thei cotiUbn with a low bow to Miss Landers She had heard his orders and aimed a very white face to partner as she took his arm She her r 1 TOOK TiE SHORT CUT led the cotilloin and received with grace the favors heaped upon herbut all the time she was thinkingof the lieutenant speeding his Christmas eve under guard Then came t ie supper and after that the Christmas tree The officers were made happy with remembrances from the men the men smiled at the little tokens from tie officerstor out on this frontier posthad grown up a camaraderie between those stationed there that kneisv no rank or station When the tree was emptied there ensued a hush as Miss Landers came down the center of the mess hall her stately form held proudly erect and her eyes shining with a new light Before the captain she curtsied with old fashioned ceremony The whole company waited to hear her words it used to be the custom she be canufortheklnc to grant on Christmas eve a favor to his subjects I have ope to ask Your pleasure Miss Landers laughed the captain He was feeling very goodnatured JUlt now The release of Lieut Burfon and hi presence here came the quick reply There was nothing for It but obedience and the captain gave the signal Inamoment there came an orderly witha young man in cowboy suit Lieut Burtonrand the crowd cheered as he bowed Ipw to them all Butbtiti began the captain wCwonderingly are youare you Yes Interrupted Miss Landers you brought him here yourself and we thank you si much It was very kind Lieut Burton bowed low and then took Miss Landers handOIl too thank you he added then in a low tole the words being audible only to the captain Dont fuss so long on the way with your auto next timea hose is swifter And say In almost a whisper come to our wedding will youIts the last of January The orchestra began a waltz the lieutenant wept whirling away on the floor amid the maze of white dresses and uniforms the huge clock in the fort tower struck 12it was Christmas morning IIJheCliristmasFestival By William Rosser Cobbe IS not ao easy to determine why IT should be the greatest festival day of the church and of the people At first thought one might say that logically Easter or Ascen sion day should have Mans whole being craves immbrtaUtyand the only satisfactory answer to Jobs earnest query If a man die shall he lIve againis found In the words of the angel aC the tomb of Jesus at the early dawn of that first Easter morn uHe is not here He is risen Confirmatory of this Was His visible ascension into heaven as witnessed by Peter and others of the apostles and by a number of His aisciples Christmas of itself has to do with the birth of a manchild only Yet the herald song of the angels at that birth has como down through the ages repeated by tho glad voices of children and of age It was the beginning of a lifo which during its short course exemplified the most virtuous living and that gave forth the mostrsnbllmo teaching over seen or heard of by mortal Perhaps the romance of His birth liar something to do with tho interest which attaches to tho day The youth ful virginwife journeying with liar carpenter husband through the lull country from the village of Nazareth to the proud avid great city or Jerusa lem the crowded Inns which forced them to drag their weary foot four miles away to the little Village of Bethlehem where they could find shelter in the stable of an inn among surly camels and lowing cattle the birth of the child Jesus In 4 manger tho announcement to the shepherds tho song of the heavenly tho Won derful star in the east and the visit of the magi bearing gifts for tho young child and the efforts of King Herod to find and kill the child Jesus all these strange Incidents appeal thestoryit Is engrafted Into their very being and never loses Its freshness and brightness throughout life Then too with the lapse of time there came to be engrafted In the observance of the day the bestowing of gifts upon the children of the house hold in Imitation of the gifts brought by the magi to the child Jesus Sub sequently the giving of gifts was ex tended to the adults of the household and Christmas grew into a day of homebringing and home festivities as well as of devotional church service There is that peculiarly attractive to motherhood in the child Jesus Each mother as she thinks of the Christ child grows more tender In her sympathy for Mary and her love for the Child The mother of the middle ages as well as the mother of this genera tion never wearies of telling her offspring the pathetic story of the birth in the manger at Bethlehem and the bearing of that story upon human life and human character That story never his lost its charm and never Will lose it so long as there are mothers in the world It would seem to be the practice of na tions to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of a hero rather than that of some great deed Or deeds of his Thus it Is in this country as In the case of Washington Lincoln and Grant So it is with the advent of Christ into world beIsinnIngincident in miracles in sublime teach ing and which closed in a tragedy so terrible that it caused the sun to dark en and the earth to quake and restore its dead to life The natal day comprehends the entire life of benevolence of mercy kin iness and intense suf fering It Is given place above and before any single event In that tho birth suggests au that He did all that He endured The manner at Bethle hem points unerringly to Calvary to the tomb of Joseph of Arlmathea an- dtthe ascension One meditates on the Christmas day and iwS essons and thought follows the babe tp youth and manhood It sees Him on the Mount of Beatitudes as He utters qie grandest sermon ever preached It follows Hlpi in His Journeylngs in which the dead are made alive and the blind are made to see It sees Him before Pilate and the scourging the crown of thorns tho driven nails and the thrust spear follow Yet Christmas is a glad day and should be a Joyous one The suffer ings of the Christ are ended He brought glad tidings of great Joy to all the people He introduced a new relig ion and a new and a higher civilization He confirmed hope of Immortality into sublime faith and made the world brighter and better and glad der J MIGHT HAVE KNOWN ETTEB iIIIIVisitorWhat was that mans trou bleKeeperlVhY he tried tp buy Christ mas presents for his family and at the same time please them allUpto Date d It s FOR f f f to the old farm home rush BACK and grandchildren for the Christmas time Truly It la i the merriest season of all the year when brothers and sisters and cousins gather at grandmas for the holidays They come from and village apd country and grandfather meets the trains and takes each party as it ar rives oPt to the farm in the great bobsled behind his best team and that is te first pleasure of the Christmas outing or rather the second as the anticipation has been the first The cousins many of them are eachotherMicct they must be entertained in a4 way that will get them thoroughly acquainted and grandmother and grandfather as hostess and host must pro vid ntertalnment of a sort that will accomplish this At the same time thja goldhomemore appropriate than the old farm game jthat are ever new There must be soiEtohinr for every minute of the waking Hours to prevent the forma tion of cliques that would breed antag cmismpi among the various sets of cousins and there must be enough of variety to keep all interested Grandfather takes hold of the arrangements for the oni door games Above all things there must be a hitching party for the children from the city know none of Its pleasures Again the big bobsled comes into play and into its commodious box are tucked all the wee mites of the party with an abundance of hay and warm comforters Behind the big sled are hitched several small hand sleds the elrtremecrowd the boys and girls and oftentimes some of their parents who have not forgotten the Joys of such a frolic Then away they go up hill and down over all sorts of roads and around orIners t 1I in for with the horses going at a gallop the small sled at the end of the string is almostsure to upset and spill its occupants Into the drifts beside the road To besure all will want the honor and excitement of riding on that lust sled and to avoid controversy grandfather must have arranged a schedule so as to give each one a chanGeat It and must try to be im partiaiin the spilling them into the snow drifts Another amusement that grandfather can take charge of might be called a fox hunt only there is no fox and the trail must be marked by bits of pa per scattered along If the snow Is deep It is not practical to make the trail too long or into the deep drifts but should follow marked paths but when the snow is not deep It may go anywhere about the farm The hunt ers must follow the trail by the bits of scattered paper and at the goal there should be a little prize for the winner though not one of sufficient value to make the less fortunate ones feel badly at not having won Of course grandfather and grand mother will have little presents for all the children and it adds to the interest to have a Christmas tree for them but not one iof the ordinary sort that is set tip In the parlor Instead If the weather is not too severe it should out of doors and any orchard or shade tree tbat Is not too high may serve as the regulation evergreen If night Is chosen as the time for the Christmas tree festivities a few lanterns may serve the purpose of candles and the children should climb the ladder lit search of their own presents Of course the boys as the better climbers should be made to climb the higher limbs for their presents For grandinotherfs part Inside the house there are many games In which all can engage The games should be simple so that they map be readily understood The oldfashioned coun try games are by far the best for such an occasion Bllndmans bindsno explana tion and is a jolly way In which pass an hours time but cannot beI continued too long or the i will tire of it Another 1Ite that itless noisy Is blindmans wail Jw which the parties playing form a cirtir about the one who is blindfolded TlM istickabout him to the accoMpamim t of any well known song he points kUl wand at one in the circle and isltMis the noise made by some anlmaL Thi rdIsguisingnot be known Three time nay then test be repeated imitating a dKextmt animal each timer If at theeM of the three tests the blindfolded one b atiOr undecided as to who he la poiatisr tihe may run his wand over hisfind out in that way if postiblt If hrguesses who itIs places are ezchaneei and the game begins over again Christmas candles aouad CkztoC tktago A lighted candle is placed npoa a small table when one person 1st blindfolded and stationed with his back to the candle and close to it He fcrwardtM the game Isit Will afford amustaMtt for an hour on Christmas eTa If grandfather wishes to prorl4 something especially for the boys awl has a big barn ha can get up a aeries iaIrace in which the legs of two coiUstaats are tied together drill be trrtinlluhr funny especially to the omlookera Another Is a Lack race tn irMek the 4 lJ i iTHEcontestant are encased from the waist o pwn or if the sacks are longenougjbi preparedthey dlsta11ceInexample Jumping or rolling A potrace or an egg race is yet aiotfcergame Which will furnish great itniMi thrbarnfor each contestant and these must be carried one at a time and deposited fa- a i basket or box In case of eggs b rused the breaking of one of them totes the race The boys will also enjoys pig race For the purpose a ply foe each boy should be released in a raGa in the barn and the boys be Peach a designated pig to catch kmay be hard on the pigs but it will bo great sport for the boys and the atm enceChristmas night in the house is tbee gayest time of all the holiday seam Miltheworn away from the shyest of the youngsters Bob apple is a gooi beginning for the evening Place xavafe ber of apples in a bowl of water alllet each have a try at catching OM oC them by the stem with their teems Wet faces and soiled dresses will be fully compensated for in the aateemt of fun that is had Later s hutthrough graadomthers garret vlllprovide the nearies for Chrietata mummers In which old Father f mas leads the revellers coSp such characters as Damp Plum PaeV ding Sir Loin of Beef Miss Pms kls Pie etc Charades aad shaioir saenrs follow In rapid succession aa4 taeeu Jas a climax comes a Virginia reel la ythethe happy guests are off to bed tippleasant dreams When grandfathers big sled oar them back to the trains that are te tribute them to their faraway ki they will yote this the SMT Christmas of all they have had grandmotlHCwish throughout all the year I A Costly Ixperiaaemt leaChristmas a your wife make yom eeaetaiac her own haatti- CzabohawCatt afford itmade rae a omedollarforty aeteridllboughtcost LetJtida r t 1 1 I ij A Dolls- Christmas I I VBy lCopyright 19M by C Lurle Christmas eve a wax doll sat ONE a chair in a pretty room in a number of children were In b dA fire was burn Ing on the hearth Stockings were hanging to the mantel to be fined with toys fpr the children who were sleepy Jpg soundly doubtless dreaming whet they were to receive in the morn Jag The face of one of them a den cate lair haired boy was turned to ward the dolland she did not tire look lag atIt for the face though pale and tiln was very delicately molded On the mantel were two figures in porcelain One was a boy in an old fashioned coat and knee breeches with a sash around his waist and a cocked feat and feather His right band was thrust into his coat in front and he looked like a figure of Napoleon The- ether was a girl with a short dress aKa sailor hat Her head was poised se side and she looked very well tatisfed with herself Indeed she was very pretty How do you do 2 said the girl im age to the doll Dont you think this pleasant room Indeed it is but Ive not see many I was only born She paused to TO oqSANTA think again when she was born but couldnt remember so she said instead hlsnt it a beautiful world T Do you think so said the boy Cy sister and I have had a hard tlJ stttng into Ite were baked in nej trnace and It was so hot tWell dont tell me about It JrRer tptcd the doll Id ratherheal about tplaccsYr iThe figures told her a great many things but the girl was very vain of krbeauty and the boy was jtaken up with what he knew about the world of which tlie doll knew nothing at all io she dldn t listen long but fell asleep Ijrhile they were talking Suddenly she awoke with a start as that noise In the Chimney had sanely time to think about when out on the hearth popped a Ht figure In fur He unstrapptila puck carried and filed all the tockings toys Then he jumped pack Into I chimney and was hone in a twin g This set the doll to wondering than was again silent except doer which ticked very loud ere were the children asleep in bed tIe pale faced boy with his head g on his arm the girl image jon mantel with her head on one side inking how pretty she was and the thinking how mush he knew about world The doll soon went to sleep morning she was awakened shouting The children were run about In their night clothes tak theIr toys from their stockings and jittering like monkeys The fair ha- ir4i7 up in bed and looked on for irMtoo delicate to get up like the rl 1It 1 i A Quaint Tile of LiteNurseJcry When Little Boy and Girls ire All Sound Asleep r LAWTON JOHNSON N oth r children j The doll noticed that he had great blue eyes which seempd ever sot large asihe looked wonderingly at 4ll that wasf going on Then there came a knocking on the wall and tin chilflreri It was a signal for theiii to get ba k to bed and not fcihu cold and back they scrambled laughing and tumbling over one another and covered themselves upIPresently tbj father mid mother cane in and distributed tlle toys The dollfwas for one of the girls but the boy insisted on havinv It himself Then when all were loaded with presents carried ttern down to time break fast room What a day Itrasl The children were racing n outplaying with their toy and people wIn coming in con tin ally to sei tlu1 presentsand the sun shone brightly on the snow out std C bone brightly with in atterdlnJer andirons rind fender ahd stories were told the chk they were all astonished by the numb rof wonderful thing tljat happen TLe boy with the light hai and blue eyes tai in his mothers arms huggintl1e dqll with her breast prefs again t hits PO that she could WRITING DEAR CLAUSIj ever- erything jtLthe knewxtfhat hear his heqrt beatml she wondered why there was nn ucli beating in herIowi heaat Tim tts tTlIJ 11at est met she had eyr known She only a day j M jMit omethJiig told JH11 nothin in world could ever maL her huppll J When th cttiftivn nom t Ul laity tin bbj Iii8istf oi keepIiifjrUi doll by hin till la c rt Into bCd dtetiOhl mo ier i 111 irfui to putt Mithit tilljmoniiii hie ed idol a clwir bef re the twlierurlfe uould see It till he LUr vi to Kle sfrMid tlie Jlrsi thing on n itJ rii5uTj title inorhlug he t elltWr ti4ver1 xil tisiee the doll ed tip trin s clteir a the imrif n tltenamei ghm tog happy trci try Scjl h1t dy b 1 bad SK sal 4fust to hI Irmatill you hi itxiijfff 1iJwut the wo id awlil M ohJls H IOk ed as wise MIIWJ u think Jt iy ifice aid then image so lob a you oio vpiuij aiiu pretty but I dmt jtt1t1w Idea of gel tinold uiid c kd perhaps h VI atmy arms or legs Wokun oft Tie wIn was rislui without ant fsutl the tire blared with a cheerful arrnUt1t was very pleasant for awhile but presently It seemed to bn too pot The doll thought sb j began r feel a soft In her feet She didnt ittrlghtenel1herfelt It in her arms and at lost In lier face and reel A log of wood fell down on tile coals and thq fire blazed felthYoure going said thp boy figure j rJ 1 SANTA CLAUS HAS BEEN HERE on the mantel Its Just as well tile World isnt all like this household Its just as well echoed the girl Image Your beauty will not have to fade dont want to tincried the doll mournfully Lwant to stay with my blue eyed bogy heVorldmay Ik full of sadness but there must be pleasure as well for it is here There arcs something so plaintive in her Voice tlmt even the Images refrained from any further remarks The fire blazed hotter and the wiz which hall 1U1ltSometlllnwas a drop of melted wax Oh that her little boy would get up and move her tack front the tIre nut he slept on peacefully and as she had no voice for real children she couldnt call to him So the doll felt that she was melting away Drop by drop she fell on the floor Time room with its rich hang ings the children sleeping the firelight flickering the shadows and above all the memory of her brief existence for fitter all a doll can only exist =seemed to be gradually fading twayj Sue sigh cd to think that sire couldnt have been born with V soul to bi5 loved jnd goon loving forever that slier could pot grov up like a real child fbsee theun foldini of all the ivqnderinl things in the world passing from one existence to another instead df ping Qui alto jretlier Theji she thought that she might never hate ueenUoni at allnever have h tlltJle one glimpse of the happy lain ohnhl tlo one Cllristmns the ilue oyedboy m l her single slay of lave So she said I cant under stand it will try pot o alumni l nr 1stAndThe horror of melting had only been n dream She had fallen asleep before tlje hot fire but some kind hand had drawn the chair back ami1n a few moments she was again claKpcd in the fcjnd arms of her blue eyed boy CHRISTMAS IN MEXICO flow the pay h Celebrated In the Land of Dias In Mexico Christmas eveils observed as In Spain with the Noche Buena The streets and plazas are thronged with people Of all the shop windows so gay and brilliant in their holiday attire none is so bright as the confectioners Nowhere Is the confectioners art carrier to a greater perfection At midnight of theiNoclie Buena all lids ico forsakes its pleasures and repairs to time Srisa del Gallo or mass of tiic cock a high mass of the mast Impos lug character which in every one of the magnificent temples reared by tho Catholic church in the City of Mexico is celebrated exactlyat midnight oil commemIorate the birth All the churches have an augmented choir lUll a large orchestra specially engaged for celchratttlI The GiftlDidntt Getj A Christmas Poem by Peter McArthur iIf t hop rmght 190i lcwr lrArthvr HAVE presents by the dozen J Meant to make my Christmas glad From each uncle aunt and cousin Best a fclfottt NJerhad i Theres a KfepsaKc from my mother r a Father tent a checf and yet I am ihinKjng of another IOf the one I didntmet 1 1fn11 T HERE are giftsfrom altJe Sfllotus r Pipes and things o cum tutlf Jerd f rrFrom a girl Who calls me friend I you itvottld thinK me far from slight id Jf you rate them all and yet- I confess Im mort delighted W tli the one I didnt get l I told me it tar readyJr JSliEhed prepared it long ft t Id been calling on her steady f for at least a year or more it She told me all about it 4 r lnd her eyes tuith teary were tvet And Im happy rteerdoubt it i dettit TJTEtR attitude teas altered ra When T called on her tart night but my tale of foVt r faltered And I guess I did 1t right And this little rhyme is oritttn- Caufe Im fall of joy You bft 1 For a frorty little mitten War the ft 1 didnt inI1 1 A Girl Who Calls Me Trleiid- r t t if I The 1 lj Christmas Tree II LCoprlght 1904 by American Press Association 1 Christmas tree goes so far into thenight of time that is quite impossible to tell whon or by whom it was first introduced Almost every country has Its legend claiming for its own the tree which beats such generous frialt In Scandinavia it Is said to sprung from the sujfyic tree which germi nated from noil soaked bx the blood of two unfortunate lovers a claim sub stantiated Uy the statement that at Chrigtmastlde iiipxtinguishable lights gleamed from it grt n branches In a French romance of the thirteenth cen tury a great tree Is described whose branches t mire covered with burning candles and on WhO o top Is the vision of a child with nllialo round its head time tree mind candles representing mankind mind the child the infant Saviour- A beautiful German story credits St AVinf red with giving the Christmas tree tiL time world fhrKtOry is illustrative of time gospel supplanting pa gaulsm Before a group of converts St Winfred felled ajjniit oak which had been an object of tin worship to the rirnids A fine yojum fir tree Im mediately appeared In its place on see- Ing which St Winf 1saldTh1s lit IHOME THE TREE torestlFlinthe wood of Lease fdr your houses are built of lit It the sign ot an end less life for HV 11trtare ever green See how It to heaven Let it bo called thence of the Christ Child Gather alI01I1ot In the wild wood but in your homos1 There It will shelter un tired of blood but loving tltMany Gtnnans til that Martin Lather tlrst cone ivtttlie Christmas trse of the tn popxifcr of German eng avIrms Tcpijesvuts him sitting In the l ospn of W family with a Uglitotl Clirlstinns tnt oa the table before liitnf Lutltpr was traveling alone age Oiirlstnisij iv Time snow covere eowuliy ami 1 trees gleaming at every point wham She reflected light Of tIm winier mQrInode upon the great rofonii T t impression Goiu gnat tiiwpt into the garden timid euttlnjf little UP tree brought it into tho nfr rrptit some candles on its branch nJ lighted them to reproduce Leffect of time beautiful maonlit tree In tho forest AntifjtJari ns connect the Christmas tree with the great tree Yggdrasll of Nor inythblogy or u ith the pine trees of the Roman saturnalia the pagan forerunner of our Christmas Others loop to the ancient Egyptians as orig inators of the IdeajThese men were wont to d at the time of the winter solstice with branches of ti e date palm emblem of immortality and of the starlit firmament In mediaeval times there was a tradition that holiness invested an Il luminated tree Candles were used by iie Jews In their feast of Lights I hlch was celebrated at this season c c How It Originated s How It Is Secured For the Market and Some Interesting ends of the bim Past WILLIAMS LIJt rUB B- yWALTON The Greeks also call Christmas the Feast of Lights V The Itomans In their saturnalia dec orated trees with images of Roman igods as well as with candles and burn ed Yule logs In honor of these gods The early Christians however frowned upon all such pagan adjuncts to the Christmas celebration With them the Feast of the Nativity was the extreme of solemnity and they were as muc opposed to Christmas trees and Mght music and laughter as were thePurfe tans t The first authentic account of th Christmas tree Is not recorded until th sixteenth century It appears in a Ger man manuscript and as the German responded least to Latin influences of all the nations which fell heir to the Roman empires lands to them rather than to the Romans must be ascribed the honor of introducing it It was the marriage of Queen Victoria to a German prince which brought the modI ern Christmas tree to England and a German Immigrant started the custom in America The first Christmas tree in France was lighted In the Tuileries in 1840 by the Duchess Helena To view the great heaps of gist f l CHRISTMAS llmas trees which line the market stree of our big cities just before the boll days one would fancy that scarcely tree could be left standing of the mur muring hemlocks which constituted rL- ongfellowaforest primeval Eve hard timber stat mrthe Union Is till ed upon by Santa Claus for Its tributt z of redolent balsam that he may barr t plenty of places on which to hang hi presents There Is oily one true Christmas tre the balsam firhehemlock proper has branches too drooping and flexibli to hold a great weight ofChristma gifts and the spruce while otherwise1 suitable lucks the spicy odor of th balsmiThls Is fortunate for the tret most for Christmas purposes t utterly despised by the lumbermen Before the Christmas tree Industry be gnu the tie lands of Maine were actual ly exempted from taxation as worth less Now they are worth from 10 t 15 an acre Time Christmas tree cutters begli work early usually about they middl f of October White some of the men ar cutting others follow them and drS the trees to the nearest open space where1 they are bunched and tied that they will not come apart in ship ping At the nearest depot they arr loaded on cars 2500 trees to the cai The men recelve15O a day ant board It takes seven men worklnj five weeks to get out three carloadI The Christmas tree output depends good deal on the weather With ai f togetthan when the snow falls early an heavily If the snow melts and them t zson the branches it makes thenx jbrittle t aftd they break In traaalt r i rpI Vr rtm as t ySnlgt liuu tJJTIt qA ef tyfaff sbd 1t fta aaJ W J1gl1l cflihcr rtI1 NIIf ro aqa t1i 3ctt afrala LTIl tt at s 3 qb 5r afro J11 b4 u I fe QnjNihtiUQs cfjiwt JP rfrkjf s afl be b all ftp pwplefoF Ilm Is berg to eta to la fix tilt cf ia nHcmtr- lkIfJb Cist tie toiJi dfis u t spa IJsllaQ t d Mbc ill Srl lr to a a merr 4 n sit eolg 1m bss fee an l a cnttt Jflltn cf l fafiilE best bsG intli1lW1ptaspDTjm5 frnHf fcpjss trtflj ands iMlt akar fmI1 firth itite Erdtq lbf qrp aBchin ftfJLcrt bath mate kqolnj oijte a tbr matt hash ara feuga mJ 152557PBJfits c ua 3qa all Hire fel bfarD if ipqfrn at Iit- wJ1J Hli5s bljlrij tor bid fijcuj bg is e s BvFRANK WALCOTT HUTTA hillAstillAOOiirds beloNThe w r gB1And Mmy 1ki1rtI ihefhrisfnasthrong downAndGiYesQS of old to his brotherpoor agoIn nrne WOOt qrenter boon ookI Jove stow nameAhvery l aplaces o iCbri tmas Day SCAPEGOAT I41ThY Should th e11 us there is II a if theresntr want somqone to lay the blaine on if you dont get the pres entS ou wantdChicago Dally- Tribune A Christmas Game Christmas candles is a good old time game A lighted candle is placed upon a table The player is blindfold ed and stationed with his back to the candle about a foot from it He is then told to take three steps forward turn walkfqurstou His attempt to do so will proba bly be as amusing to the audience as disconcerting tohimself Country Li e in America j AHis Surprise dpmima = What did you say Johnny W W Upcle Hunks gave you a dollar f presentjjolfnn say any thixiffI fell d0ad Judge iHER GLIMPSE INTO THE PAJJKCE BEAUTIFUL d underYa beautiful Christmas tree It was larger and more beautifully deco rated than the one she had seen through the glass door at the rich merchants Thousands of tapers were upon the branches and = colored pictures like those she had deen in the shOW Windows looked down tJpoH It all The little one stretched out her hand toward them and the Hatch went routFrom Anderieias 4ttleMatth Seller 4s PYd t 1Je14 t j wr 1Q4i Lf a 7IttOhL lfrIYYVV a vv M l Q ra ph e t 1 1 flni pty4 Sr 4 TM alw ttttfy 99ao Vhidicn anaa9 i119 y f b e frQn bwe lL1tl fr pecJ 9b e 4r way han bn- QrhjIcthr ceasQr c1jld come as rilt e b e cQ- c = i = r rl n TM tTeJearj ears iJ1r m apM = r3 o = ffr fvflJ J 41w e t fJf t ic2 r t rik V I te blu kL t Jaei s i J n 9flIfiU d sttine sty1iW7 l i1htd tl nOt c dse itlna rt r 1t Ins I Am e kt J rTiJlj9ift5 i 374 fft9erinCeb IfV 2dCi 3r Vi s- fl Si aJl t J traije S e5 e het J iA ItheiTJ1kz J lh t min h s I J We liktieti- 1 may J et m fhtbn a o autt r p bWr tqMgels sbn9 n yt ft shall n CtM IL m l rH1 rt s b wdt Wa rrh ince 11 G T By LEON KIENTZ- rf ux4ectV Ne Yark pinfeatgoodharap it s e1Cistrong buttered paper and putitin a roasting pansit m c Jgarnishcd with sliced carrots onions celery parsley whole blac c PP- Cr rrs orclovci hook in tic vovcn for about two hours Baste it often atterthtcl1OR Glas f U li s UFFI C C aPttP finctwo pounds of lean shurk andn oun of fat pork w t alt and spices Cook t Nn of hatnuts ut beef stock and a Ltr c rler tVhen cooked mix parsleytCUU OOSI 0If 1tc oseor ducxs prepared and cooked the sa tc as the turkeythem differencebeing in the stuffing nor gooTic on ducK a stufhng of apple ispreferable ItlsCll Olt APPLE tfra G Stec two pmmds of bread crumbs in ilkand shed wc Iadddthree onions cutSnmlnP4jcc aiidj cplorlcss in butterwithtwolicc rof raw ham cur thr snc taadd o r r wcgg YoJks4hoPPdce cr hav s Parsley thyme agaY slrafs and cr Whnall arc mixed to ethej add hve aPPlcs i ircir nth rfandmill our gy with the stu tf g His Worst Pear It was near Christmas and little Jack had been behaving bad His mother took him aside f Jack why did you do that when if was out of the room Dont you know that if I cant see you God does Jack looked grave and thoughtful Wjellbe said at length ll hope if H dld see me He wont tell Sang ClausBrooklyn Life i r t i i Merely a Suggestion DlmmickIs your motherinlaw at your house npw- KlckshawrYes and I dont know what to get her for a ChrIstmas pros ent She lives at Philadelphia doesnt shet iiYes tThen wliyVnot buy her a ticket home i a tintinginfir n fDtnlttljningfTfytAttb usfluf j Ib oI r ISEASONABLE SCENES II IIPatHiscFearful Blunder Where are you jgoicfg in such a hur ry to get out of town till it blows over Till what blows over Hasnt anybody told you I got my Christmas things mixed and sent to Aunt Rachel who lives next door to us shaving set I had intended for rynepbew That was awlvward but youI can explain it No I cantrhats the worst of it Aunt Rachel has a goad deal more beard than thenephebSCliicago Daily Tribune 1 Innocence The big city man had brought town home e little country wife And what are you going to give the cook for Christmas present he asked jokingly Why a set of Browning respond ed the bucolic rose Browning What in the world can she do with Browning Why doesntfitteach howtptiwn steaks Chicago Daily News 1 IWIS w asPreacherWell maw I just mare a splendid arrangement with a shoe JHisUT at 50 cents a pair Octroi Free Press qfdl II1 iMIW IH IIjf i Ilm GETTING READY FOR SANTA CUB i W Jlaapl Up Their Dollies ItHkiiac 4 M r t 2 it rII a7 W vw 4Y r r J renegadetN ways wabbling from side to side a bob tailed Turkish Jacket slippers with their heels chopped off and a red fez perched upon the top of his head which was as bald as the end of an ecg He had a wicked smirk on his face and a malicious twinkle in his eyes but for all that he served1me faithfully and cheated me extent of 20 per cent That was his salt self set on all the purchases he jaade for me and the bills of whatever sort be contracted If he didnt get it- wit of me he took it out of the Jewish joerchants who added it to the next purchase so I made nothing by trying to buy at cut rates when Mohammed JWUJ1ot around I picked him up at the Bab el Sok the great market place of Tangier while haggling for a matchlock with t M barrel eight feet long and a snlck csnee or hand forged knife with blade two leet In length adorned with inlay et arabesques I wanted them both iknt the prices were way out of reach perl was about to leave them there iwhen Mohammed appeared on the jscene He had been eying me from a corner of the great wall the while jfcidlng his time You want gun want knifes he asked me Bueno I get um half price IThat dot I nodded Yes and get them he did with a celerity that won my regard at once and from that mo ioaent he was my self constituted body guard during my stay in Morocco He came to me one day in a slate of incitement with the information that s caravan from the interior had arriv al at the Sok that morning and as ther deader was a friend of his he could uy secure me a passage I lad ex prtayed a great desire to go on a cara Jran journey but had changed my ptlM on account of hearing that the Bedouins of the Atlas mountains wer wing around the foothills and bBring In every stranger in sight r Yes that right admitted the truth kI1 Mohammed but bandit dont fteoch this caravan because it protect rea Why not I asked It cant be inch of A show if it isnt worth whit jIIer the robbers to touch it seems te Dont think I care to goo r Mohammed placed his Ups close toe ear after looking around to see there were no listeners and sad- bber dont want to do something to tig caravan cause he leader a bandit ptJnse1 DpmERIf ho And yet you say he Is wood friend of yours aj Very good friend When I get 4ty nough I join he band i Mohammed drew himself proudly ereCt and slapped his breast He evi Tdentiy expected applause But he only a med and showed his big white teeth when I remarked In a manner Hhat was Intended to be sarcastic that seemed to be doing pretty well as a t within the wails- Yes he admitted plentee money Jpraps but no excitement But come eamfan man notime to lose start in afternoon sThle caravan man was If possible more rascally looking than Mobani tined but the promise of h new sort of dventure appealed to me and we n closed a bargain He agreed to nlsh a mule for each of us an to bep us as long as we cared to stay finding InS back to Tangier by the first cort soldiers that should appear i a Bedouin born and bred he at first listed upon my riding a camel but robe bitten twice shy is true of that U beast and I refused point blank he offered a donkey but we ten compromised on the hybrid and that afternoon having arranged with the United States consul to send ut a search party if I did not return caravantourney I r It was three days to Christmas jII had promised the cpnsul that I twod try to be back to take a bite of- with him but as It turned out passedt y i 13 fred r clt H Cbet f Copyright 1904 by frederlch H Obc ou n camp But I had my Christmas dinner just the same s 1 will now proceed to relate Being in doubt as to the good intentionspf my Bedouin friends i carried a revolver of heavy caliber snuggled close to one hip but had no ocqasion to use it during the Journey which covered two days out and as many bnckr witlj three days In camp There were some sixty of tiie Arabs all men and boys with not a woman f THK ETHIOPIAN FBOJI TTKBUKTU around whlc ll fact was in itself suilr piclous DS the Bedouins generally travel with their families including headeof the clan By their having divested themselves of their women and chit dren affil being stripped to nothing more than the law allows they claimed that they meant to dosome rapid rJ ling and perhaps some illegal plundering It was none of my bus meethatothey wore actually engaged in a raz1 zia ori robber raidamong the shept herding Arabs of the foothills an d that the pretense they had made of going to Fez was to throw the sultans sole diers off their guard All treat well however during th i J time k was withthem when on the morning of tilt fo tbA1ay a de tncbn eut of our men ci me m from uti all nijght raid driving before them a several hundrel sheep I sal1 nothing but there was no doubt as to how jtha rasals got th se sheep We- were then encnjnped in a grove of co coa palms that adorned an oasis within a small valley surrounded with high hills upon the crests of iwhich our sen tinels were posted As iny robber friends bad taken good care to select for thelrLrazzla d de fens ess om wu not make reprisals In short order it was in pea and quietude thai Wes prepared to celebrate the outcoire of their raid and at the same time as it chanced the adv ut of Christmas day This tatter was not of course the result of Intention but it happened that the duecointival of Jebraiei the archangel and the j lous villains laid hemselves out for t tie biggest kind of festivity Within our douar or camp com poseJlOf black and shaggy camels haIr tent there was no turkey or goose or 1wl of any sort ut there were she These the Bedouins slaughtered by dozens und brought the gory carcasses to the campflres where they were taken in hand by the cooks and pitchforked on long pole as spits by patient Arabs who were bent over alm st double for hoots at a time Wrapped in their and bur nooses the pointed hoods hanging down their backs they appeared like lot of old women pottering over la i l the fires but through it all they main twined an air of Dignity and if anyone had questioned their capacities they would have whipped out their long knives and have carved an argument with neatness and dispatch There was no table and we were seated around the fire in a large ci- rclefret the chief men of the tribe including their guest then the inferior members ant lastly several concentric circles o lean and mangy curs which were snarling and fighting all the time over the bones we threw to them The Bedouins finger nails were curved and sharp afc sclmlters sb they had no trouble in rending the ribs of sheep apart and tearing off huge mouthfuls which disappeared as if by magic Besides the meat wo had big dishes of euscussa or kusskiiss1 Into Which the Arabs all dipped their hands scooping out the rice and and conveying the stuff to their mouths Observing that I was somewhat lIes litant in following their example the old chief pawed out some of the choice bits and before I kneai chat lie asi about crammed them into my mouth Ass this wus considered tine hIg est honor unAm could bestow upohu guest I made a pretense of liking it but never experienced a happier inn ment than when at last a slave came around with a basin of water with which to lave our hands and beards proclaiming that the feast was over Now we go see powder play ex claimed Mohammed as every adult Arab took up his ever present musket with barrel of irpn or brass several mountedhisstood all the while saddled and bridled close by The powder play or lab elbarada isa superb exhibition of horsemanship to the accompaniment of a rattling musketry fire and demoniac yells from half crazed men In reality it is a sham battle and when the Bedouins having galloped off to the of the oasis came charging back in a whirlwind df dust and with the thunder of 200 hoofs yelling like fiends and firing off their guns promiscuously at the sky at the ground and in every direction around them I certainly thought the men of the foothills had descended in a body for1 revenge I sought a tree at once Mohammed declared I shinned up it but he got me down before any of the Bedouins saw drunkwithAllah Allah el hamadu Pillah Allah they shouted in grand chorus tGot 0 God praised be the God of- COOKIG THE CHRISTMAS irkey anti gravy edge heaven but even with hese ploils ejaculations on their lips the mud Bedouins looked less like saints than devils let loose from the nether re gions They Were black with powder smoke their gallant steeds among them some of Arabys Jest barbs of incalculable value were flecked with foam and blood but the play wars kept up for an hour during all the time of which an old Ethiopian from Tlmbuktu sat quietly beneath a paine and sawed away at an aboriginal fin At last spent and qulvejring the horses were reined up ion tligir haunches in trout of the c m but scarcely had their masters dismounted than there was a great outcry They come they come to avenge the razzln Mount and meet them men Before they had mounted however It was discovered that those approaching were the soldiers from Fez by I was to be escorted They Were about 100 in number and had beeii out col lecting the sultans taxes How much did they get I asked Mohammed after we had arranged for returning with them to Tanglqr How much Oh you mean how many Well not many bout fifteen answered Mohammed carelessly What dollars Y No heads There they are in that heap They bad menrtax dodgers There they were sure enough three lacks containing five heads each which were to be itaken to the city and nailed up abo rthe gates asiwarning to tax ers throughout Morocco i t r s 1tYr jGmt s tirrBy Wtton R Greer r rqP7richt by Hilton R Gre r Tarlorie and mistletoe Rarer combination crer stirred mans heart I tropImttb sweeter ejEpcctatConI Sptntng spry of mistletoe SnowT beads a cluster Ltps that lyre and 4yes that L glow itb a une day lusterl mistletoeJlCraven be W b dares forego Such supernal Craven be d dullard slow Needing small condolence mise the 1Vigbt wbere kissed growr vowlenst Sleet may teat1 and swirling snow Blur tbe darkened window Crooning ands now bigb now low Chant a shrill crescendo nbat recfc I wbere darts eyes glow Of starless shies and stormy JVLarjorie and mistletoe jviahe endless summer for the j flow We Bought Our Christmas Presents By ELLERY KYLE t Copyright by C B Etherinsrton3 fcyOHX and I were married and m went to housekeeping Just after 1 Christmas John didnt earn very big wages then and al though our needs were not as many as they are now still they were needs pecidedto ChlIcngomuch as for a house in the lit tle country village where I came from How we 4id enjoy furnishing that room It was a large room and one corner of it where my cupboard finis my oil stove were I curtained off for the kitchen and there was plenty of space left for the folding bed and the few chairs which we had Our walls looked bare I had only one picture a branch of lUn sandthey looked so natural you could al most smell them We must buy some pictures sa- idJohniNot just yet said L Walt a lit tie We cant get everything at once And the next day wbenj John came home froir his work he stopped in the door in sari rise and delight I hail tacked here and there on the wall dins ters of bright colored autumn leaves which I had gathered and pressed the 1Dont now we can wait till next year for pictures John asked Why its ten times prettier than pictures Susie he exclaimed as ho caught me In his arms And it cost only 5 cents for time tacks said I It Is surprising how little can plcaso us when we have but little I do be hove we enjoyed those bright leaves better than 15 worth of pictures Well wogot along swimmingly By thinking n little before we bought we made Johns wages coverveverytlilntr We agreed together that we would not buy a single article till we the money to pay for it Sometimeswe had to go without thugs we wanted for several weeks but waiting for them made uim worth all the more After John had gone to his work and my home tasks were all done 1 would sit at my sewing alone anti keep thinking l kept thinking ahead quite way as far ahead as next Christmas John and I had never had a Christmas together There were somq thlngsthn- tt wanted to get and wo Idnt it make a merry Christmas If I c uld get them then Flow could manage it And I kept on thinking about ijt day after day John was lathe habit lot getting up early and going to m rlet for me while I got brcnkfast mind he would often bring home twice as much as I knew what to do with Why John we cant eat all thatl Why did you get so much I would say Oh it looked so good It made me hungryl Yes we can eat It all Im as hungry asa bear One evening 1 tohVJohn that If he would give me 350 a week I would furnish the table With that and do the marketing myself Why It costs us more than that now Susie Three dollars and a half Is only enough for one persons board exclaimed John Wellive are one arent we John Yes but we have two mouths Well Ill agreo to fill them both with 350 Then here it is said John and you may begin tomorrow morning and he handed me out 350 but he looked incredulous I spent 25 cents out of If the next day and less than that the day follow ins and at the end of tire week I had 50 cents left How does it hold outr asked John 350IHow I did hold on to that 350 each week Sometimes I saved more and sometimes less and on one or two oc casions I spent more than the 350 when we had compapy but nearly ev ery week I managed to keep some of It and put it in the savings bank We eV1erythlngrliked that J didnt get but you knowI you cant eat your cake and 1too We have to deny ourselves in or to accomplish our ends In anything and I was none the worse off for doing without rlnndlive better since weve known each other and Ive been wondering itit I dared to askW by you smoke Because Im a fool Susie blurted out John and threw his cigar into the grate I was frightened at what I had done and John went pn I know smoking Is no earthly bene fit to me I know It makes me disgust lJ1 BECAUSE IM vooii Bcsnti lug to you Dont deny It Ive seen you wipe your month on the sly after Ive kissed you t I slipped my hand Into hisuTobn said I you have one cigar left In your pocket Give that to me Promise me that this cigar shall be the first one you smoke and when you want to smoke and cant do without any longer come to me und you shall have it Ill do it said John and he handed mo the cigar with glistening eyes Susie you can save a man if any thing cnn And we clasped hands on stand sealed it still closer than tha- tII hie that cigar yet and six years have passed We talked it over further and I pro posed that John should hand me the amount he had been in the habit ot- spendIng for cigars each day as long go without and he agreed I did not tell him wb3t Iwanted to do with It So very day he gave me 10 cents and I putft sacredly away and when ever amounted to a dollar I put It In the savings bank Well the months went by till December and the Saturday before Christmas I went to the bank and drew out mv I had kept two accocntsthe cigar fund and the table fund I called themne cigar fund was Just 2Q40 and my ta ble fund was 2L32 Could r believe my own eyes It fairly made me dizzy Over i0 tb spend for Christmas This was what I had been dreaming about ever since last February My feet scarcely touched the pave ment on the way home I sang all the while I was getting supper Would John never come At last I heard his step Hbw his feet dragged Whatfcould be the matter Do yod know next Monday la Christmas asked John gloomily I dor I replied In so Jubilant a voice that he turned and looked at me Susie I wish I were rich Why John arent we comfortable and Isnt It better to enjoy what werhave than to mourn over what we have not John still looked gloomily Into the grate Brown stopped me tonight to show me a Christmas present he has bought for his wife a beautiful gold watch He has been saving up money for it for a year Susie you deserve a Christmas present If anybody does but see how much I have to buyone with and he bitterly tossed his scant purse Into my lap not suite 150 But Jolts and I laughed In his face I couldTa hold back any longer I threw myself Into his arms and showed him both my hands full of money tThfsoi John is what you did not smoke and this is what we did not eat We are rich John We dont owe a cent We have a months rent andcoal paid for in advance and we hav the whole of 5072 to spend for Christmas John looked at the money then at- me He couldnt speak for a minute then be said Susie youre a brJckT I dont believe there was ever a happier couple walked the streets of Ck cage than John and I were that eves Ing when we went out to buy our Christmas presents Nor was there ever n merrier Christmas in one room thap there was In ours How far a lit tie money will go when onesperids It carefully We were surprised at the things it bought There were some fT books for John that be had been wish ing for he had taken to studying a little evenings of lateand there was a little rocking chair for me to sit in at my sewing and there were a new dress and a pair or gloves for me and a set anndvereoatHers and a big easy chair and there was a tine big chicken for the Christmas dinner with celery and everything to go with It and a few candles and nuts to make It seem like a holiday And after everything was bought that we had been needing we still had 850 left After our Christmas dinner was over and we sat before the grate doe to gether John said to me Susie how did you save so much out of the 350 a week for the table You always had enough and Just the Sight thing I believe you could make a feast out of nothing It is all due to a little management and economy John I said I think for the coming year r would better give Ifc week so you can save still njore That wl make 25 more saved I laughed then I asked John ate Iwinter torn gave up smoking last John drew me close to him as he answered Susie you have made this j Christmas worth a thousand times more to me than a years smoking r Not I John I couldnt baTed it It you hadnt quit smoking t And I couldnt have quit smoklW if I hadnt had you I WTLWTtJ i L rJ U Ii t H Df k- fm i A 10 s ri IV I- nSii7M fi i W1J L I I K 1l IDOOIMt F f I it fIfit 1i i I N HBBnUHHBBBb ia- Qo t mn1IDii IDVwmmIDgIDn e R r1 Zf t G J i l R the privilege of Sating a New frYears dinner within the walls of the Alhambra that beautiful palace built by the Moors in Spain XQ years ago I was indebted to my good friends Don and Donna Parreda Jt with whom I boarded And for the 11wIUhlebtedsat hla lovely pouse were every pool Otherwise 1 might never have seen the tefcerior of the palace under such fa Yorable conditions or have become a saber of a vary interesting Spanish heweaold The real head of that household let it be mentioned sub rose was the harming Donna Carmen but she again was dominated by her little daughter Cannencita a maiden of nine et ten summers without any mention r of winters if yen pleas for they were summers of the south of Spain i ten one ten months long ind full of sJKisbJne which somehow or other al ways seemed to irradiate her face Ii- I eeald do so without mixing my met apnorc I should say that Cannencita resembled a butterfly abo t as much to a little human being could but f when she skipped about in the garden 1fthe Gran Capitan she seemed also the fairest blossom among a million or store of others This garden of the Gran Capitan or the Great Captain lay within the for hiUtopMthat most glorious monument of the Moors in Spain and their last refuge a ere they were driven back to Africa But It lay aslant the western slope of tke Hill of the Sun while the Al i hambra adorned the eastern and more I precipitous side though ony a short distance away beyond a valley filled with elm trees in which tie nightin gales sang- Carmencita and her ardentadmlrer anyself usually occupied wistarla bower perched upon an escarpment of the terrace whence a view was put epread which included half the horizon line There was generally no concern as to the weather for It was al ways fine but on the day preceding the tat of JanuarY there had been a slight fall of snow and the air was too sharp for sitting out of doors so we passed the morning within the house much to Cannencitas As the 1st of Jam arywhsa legal holiday onp of about 200 wl rich adorn the calendar in Spain Don Nicolas was r athome moping around the house and getting in the way of bis goodwife the tall and stately Donm Carmen who Im afraid did not alvays bear In mind the Spanish proverb to have honey in the mouth when addressing her liege lord In order to escape her sharp tongue Don Nicolas betook him self outdoors but in half an hour or- ao returned with a smile hovering around the cigarette which he always carried between his lips and announced that inasmuch as it was Ngw Years day and a festive event he had ar ranged for an appropriate inIhoeorof the occasion and of guest within their walls Oh a cockfight or bull ring affair anyway some sort of gambling ar r w1 AI COBKIDOK OF TilE AI AMSKA rangemeut probably snapped Donna puckerIj overnightNot my esposa wife Gould find where I hung my pantaloons retort thouglJhflashed at this home thrust Put wait greathastedisable blmUIt is thls1 pave just Dean our good friend Senor Sanchez director of the Alhambra arid he has laTh ed us over to dine with him with IB ihe palace walls His wif f Is away y Bud rte feels lonely so he says and desiredcompany Pouf pouted Donna Carmen These oldnien always have something up wbeu their wives are away But notteei her eyes did not flash this time In tUft they wore if anything more their expression than every Be hind her buck Dou Nicolas beckoned me to cone out to the patio wberehefiletkda coupl of glassed and we sat down at a table to discuss their contents W Il Donna Carmen g01 I asked my b gt I wante l to say Will she allowjyon to go4but thought the other form more diplomatic Will she chuckled Don Nicolas shakihg with Inward laughter so that he co ild hardly carry the glass to his Ups Couldnt keep her away Sbejs just dying to gp But wait a minute and tear what she says Nicolas came a voice from the apartment we had just lefts I have I POOL WHERE flUiTAXAB WERE DHO NED decided not to go The old palace I too told and damp and Cancenclta at all events Viety well my love Then thtsenor andjl trust vd alone ut Ive rot such h itfoe menu for a dinneratlwme Itstoo bad spIt K d arest Then weIiad ikt ter y at linme of course r ally 1 onidlike to so I mur mured to Don Nicolas under my lireaJi Cant te irn arc It somehow I never dined in a palace in iny Hfett5iiMt would be 0 delightful seems to me- So it couldtntl your shall replied the don stijl shaking with laughter he dared not let out for the Itothim I was tlp little daughter who evidenttused to the vagaries of her ran term parent was calmly malting preparations ftfr Uepar trnclIinglmy hand all without a word But mamma 1 asked in a wh1perI If you dont hurry she will be there before ust exclaimed the spoiled child with stamp of her little foot Dear me what stupid things men are espe dally American men We went without further words and when in going throuh the elm grove I cast a glancejov rmy shoulder I saw the donna marching behind ni with stately steps and Don Nicolas ambling after W0 passed through the Gate of Jus tire crossed the Plate of tlw ClKtcrns and then entered the palace proper through the gatevay Jonding Into the Patid of the Myrtles when is the great marble nk JnAvhlch Carnjon clta jfearsojnetyr told n many i ul tana en drowned by thi Moor ish Ijirds of the harems Thtn we Jreht Into the xuiuiiajjuuui hall xvuuu WI found Senor Sanchez awaiting us with a welcome bounding in honeyed words and Jjlgh ilowh phrase He at out e took jposfieiwlon of Donna Carmen yf who leer husband told me when at a saf distance he wnq once an ardent ndmier iotIn fact he addled with n shrug is now but my wife has such tblntebeyond all price in myself and convinced of It that he might as well go bay the moon all the good it would do him relnked and Don Nicolas was de llghtkl Whole he sat smoking luau merable cigarettes Jn a corner of the Lions court his daughter and I prowl sd ail about the palace played at hide and jseek among th alabaster pillars of Linderajas bower traced the rk puted blood stains in the marbles of- the iAbenceirages hall where the Mobfish guards were slain and tried to decipher the Alcoranlc verses in flowery arabesqiies on the walls of glittering stucco Oniy the empty shelf now remains of what had once been a pearl of ioorish architecture yet I found tile Alhambra palace most fascinating even in decay There was sponlll Carriien said there would be in chill In the air within the walls nnd posaibly a dinner there nt midwinter was a risk thing to undertake But the old director iri charge of the ruin had thoughxmore than intimated that he was i i This dotapc IIP should have known whether there were rtekiUr no According to his directions we all 1 in the Hall of Justice ia long tiled put arabesqueil corridor which bounds one side of the Lions court and there found actable spread with all that the south of Spain could afford There were wines fromjXeres and Malaga oranges and olives from SeviuV fish and oysters from Cadiz pigeons turkey unit quid from iLouja cakes and ices from Grenada while the demure dun els that waltettion the table were Gitanos or gypsies from across the river Darro i The feint had been spread ns the courteous old Spaniard expressed it in the very corridor where Christopher tmdKfnJthe capitulation for that voyage of dlscpverj which resulted in the lindv ing of the way to America in 1492 jln your houor I have given this neruSenor Sanchez graciously ex planned in order to cqminemorate Unit historic occurrence of more than 400 years ago for here It was In the month of January 1492 that Don Christopher Columbus met the great king and queen who had expelled the Hoofs from Spain and entered upon tligg ne gotiations which resulted In the dis covery of the country which you claim as the place of your birth When I think of what the United States did to us In Cuba I cannot but feel that yoir country hiss been very ungrateful jbut lJasrtern and after all I think it was best for her that she should have been driven out of America for now we are devoting our energies to the develop inent Of our own country Instead of Bendlnff our money and our soldiers wpy across the sea so rtlas with catcordll1litj that after a toast to tIle bright eyes of Don riaCannen and her daughtor wdrank- to the future friendship of the United States and Spain After the dinner was over we lingered awhile and but for the increasing chill in the atmosphere might have stayed to Inspect the palace by moonlight AK it ww tin slant sunbeams lay across the Am bassadorp ell before we left the pal ace for irfter their duties were over the ypsy girls gathered In theccirrhlor outside ifndj performed sortie of their fantastic dances to the music of rude ins Itnentsvhich they had brought ever tJ im tliei caves in which they arid their families live in the Albalcln be yondlthe larro the rIver or golden sands YelA cold New tfralkin about New Yafs said the old hunter ass be knocked the ashes out his corncob pipe remluda hir of Ja iwnn lilt 1S7U when I Hot all day inj then top of a pine tree er you admiring the scenery of the cbuntij r luuocently asked tho city chap Waal kjissly stranger skusnly he chuckled I wiz squlntln right by sll the scenery hoplrtto see my son Kill come along with his gun an knock over n bit Krlvrly thut wsir slttlji lie low me l Tretd by a beu eh 11 TiQve guessed It stranger Long about sundown It got o cold that It brought terra to my eyes ans is fuepi tears drapped they formed Into au Ici cle that rebelled from Tiar I HOt clar down to tbebar That war all that saved my life I reckon Why how did that bidesaveyour lifetbe city chop wanted to knbw uIt war this wny replied tho old hunter as he winked at the others who were listening to the story The bftr thought I war lotting a ladder down to him an begun to climb it but when he war fifteen feet trom the ground the icicle busted an he fell an broke his neck Ye dont want to git scart sonny when yer treed by a grizzly but jest hold on tight an leave the rest to Providence If the icicle hadnt done the trick Id have probably fell c own on the bar purty soon an killed him thatway 10J t 1 BYA WflElmlm Cbprnjlit 1904 br A W Fin ROB alI few persons In the crowds which surge through the streets of city andtvillage on New Years evearmewithhorns and rattles which to add to the din of stentorian voices screech ing whistles and jangling bells on the stroke of 12 know just how the exact moment when the old year dies and the new year is horn is determined or laowt front the United States naval ob servatory in wiishlngton the time signal is fiiRlipd to the four quarters of the globe nnnouncluK to white black brown and yellow men that oclock and that the birth of anotdef TIME DETERMINATION TWENTYSIX INCH EQUATORIAL AT THE I NAVAL OBSERVATORY WASHINGTON year Is otHclally registered in Ujicle Sams bureau of vital statistics There havoj always been New rears days and doubtless the New Year c le bratow of former days have had soijae way of knowing approximately when to start the fe tvitic butit is well to be accurate and but for tilt lynx eyed star gazers in Washington some of us might be beginning quf new year at 10 p m or 3 a m Tile system by whicli the government looks utter thin important duty requires master minds and Intricate machinery though to thifunthinking it may seem to mean no more th n the dropping ot time bijlls and the blowing of whistles In the liNt place thy time mUst be taken from tho sky fo the sun Is the real giver of time tan well as of light and heat And hire Isi where the tele tope comes into play The twentysix indh equatorial telescope which is sometimes used ln the determination of time was at the time of Its erection Iu the old naval observatory in 1873 they lar gest in the world Since then five or six others notably the Lick telescope have surpassed it In size When the telescope wus removed to its nest site In Georgetown ten years ago Irnprove jhente were made In the mounting and it still ranks one of the best instru ments in the world With this telescope Professor Aaaph Hail discovered the two tuned moons of Mars and it has other important discoveries to credit The smaller telescope which Is usual ly employed In time determination at the observatory is ri fixed transit ln trument of brass mounted that It swings easily on a pivot Yhen it is pointed heavenward a turn of a mys terious wheel causes the observatory roof to part from the center and reveal a wide slice of sky studded with stars The astronomer reclines comfortably In a bIg leather chair and glues his eye to the small end of the big tube In his hand is a little thing he calls a key to which are attached insulated wires leading into the next room where the standard aiid transmitting clocks are located The glass is so aimed that when any standard star reaches the meridian it crosses a hair arranged in the telescopes field of view At that Instant the astronomer presses the key which sends the information to the standard flock Connected with this clock is the curious chronograph which ceaselessly draws red lines on a cylin der of white paper by means of an electrically controlled pen The pen makes a break in line making the lneri fan and the necessary correction to the big clock s easily made there from Every day just before noon the trans 11ITRANSIT TIME INSTBDMEIiT NAVAL OB SEilVATORT WABHIKOTOX witting clock is compared with the Iyncbronizedandthen the whole system of the WestermUh ion Telegraph company The clock ticks away and at precisely 12 the offi In charge closes the drcmlt The final tick of the clock spells noen to thousands of waiting telegraphers and hundreds of automatic clocks are In stantaneously corrected to agree with the transmitter In Was ngtoL By this same process 1s sent out the signal which divides two years only on New Years1 night the final tick of the transmitter is awaited evea more intently than the daily sign Observe tortes In other countries are interested in knowing how their clocks agree with those In Washington u4 news which mat change the histeij of thef sIgnalhasHow quickly this signal flies ever 1 BY THE TELESCOPE its its cer the land and under the sea was shown to the Visiting delegates to the recent international geographical congress when Secretary Morton of the navy at midnight touched the time button In the presence of a distinguished gata ering implies came in at ones In French and all the other arern languages The City of Mexico ported that It received the signalf tilt tysix one undred ths of a second aft it had started from Washington tSan Francisco got It within thirtytwo one j hundredths of a second The signal was sent out in two directions overfor Pacific cable from San Francisco under the Atlantic through the M Iterranean Suez and India The mere sages met at Adelaide Australia The Zve w Year la Wall Street The last day of the old year on Stock Exchange in WaIl street that fateful place where fortunes are ma and lost from minute to minute a where money Is supposed to be i only thought Is the gayest day Of the 365 and the brokers celebrat with an abandon in which everyt but fun is forgotten Tin horns toy trumpets and drums shrill a tie while from the galleries a with women confetti and paperi ers are thrown on the hearts et larious bulls and bears and ewt well fleeced lambs gambol ia glee hats become footballs and scrlaun turn the floor of the exchange li great gridiron A tug ef war ia of the features of the 4ajr witittas prizes and the oldest ill struggle valiantly ferTictefj eltesasnt ends with a grant and promenade wed by aplashed AuldLaca7M t t T a et 4t 4 I f t r Bobbies General By Jane Crawford WAS the day before Christmas IT Bobbie stood looking out the window watching theblg snow flakes fall and cover all the ugly places In the road People were hurrying along the streets carrying bundles big bundles little bundles smooth bundles bulky bundles many bundles I wonder if there really is a Santa Cfaus muses Bobbie or If Its papas and mammas that give us the things- I Just do wonder It was a question that had puzzled Bobbie lor some time For weeks he had heard mamma and Aunt Nan talking about the things they were going to give to people Anyway tonight I bet Ill stay awake and watch just to see if its really Santa Claus or if its mamma the youngster decided At the usual time that night he tod dledoff to bed and in his own room he found a nail in the mantel that papa had fixed and there he hung up one long black stocking t 4Go to sleep quick darling because- f Santa Claus is very busy tonight land there are lots of places for him to go and mamma tucked him in bed and kissed him good night Say mamma called Bobble as she was lleaving the room Yesr dear what is IU NellnothinHe awake and see for himselfso he lay there very still with Ms big blue eyes wide open staring at the fireplace But the Sandman who sa very particular friend of Santa Claus came very early that night It was just at the peep of day that Bobbie awoke He sat up in bed and blinked toward the fireplace There scattered over the floor were a lot of things He scrambled out of bed and ran to look The stocking that last night hung limp was now allover bumps There saddled and bridled stood a beautiful white rocking horse whose long white tail seemed to be waving like aflag Oh goody said Bobbie right out loud heres the sleighBobbie grabbed the stocking and squatting Turk fashion on the new new red sled began pulling out tin soldiers whistles and For goodness sake ta e me out of here exclaimed a deep voice down in the toe of the stocking Bobble almost jumped out of his night gown Dont be afraid but take me out Im most smothered in here Then Bobbie bravely poked in one chubby band and brought out another tin sol diera gay one in a bright red and yellow uniform and a helmet and a ford a regular general Whew panted the general shak rattledtJL ftp Rtood looking sternly at the white clad figure on thE sled Well such a trip as rye had he exclaimed Ive coine way from the Santa Claus country in his big sleigh packed in boxes and bags and drawn over thesnow with the swiftest rein deer Ive been flopped and banged about like a rag doll and Im just worn outHe glared at Bobbie while the little boy gazed back In admiringawe Please sir Is there really and IYI a Santa Claus Is there really and truly a Santa Claus mimicked the general Now look here young Young fellow fellowIgan to swel and Eight ars of baby sweetheart and kid were instantly forgotten Here was a play fellow that was worth while to I call him by such grownup names Young fellow continued the gen eral you dont want to begin to won der if there Is a Santa Claus 413Ut interrupted Bobble I dont want to be aaiignorormOus I want to know about things Well it isnt a good thing for pI young fellow to know too much Per haps you haVe never heard that Int Santa Claus Workshop where he makes all the toys he keeps some books and he has written down the name of every child In the world Just as soonas he learns that a boy wants to find out hIs secrets he scratches that boys name off one book and puts It into another and after his name he writes caps mittens coats hresBobbie shivered and put his arms tight round the neck of the new rock tag horse How does Santa Claus find outt timidly He sends fellows like me to find out what fellows like you say giving Bobble a look that made him wriggle v and his teeth begin to chatter 4rYoure cold get into bed com iTEdeff 1fte general ad if he was talkI j sleeprnglwith M both got into bell and the gen Deals bright red uniform snuggled ipwn to the white night gownand the- o were soon fast asleep- t was broad daylight when Bobbie next time and the sun was shin i brightly through the frosty win panes He sat up and rubbed hi and at first thought it was all a m but no there on the hearth were the rocking horse the tin sol Biers the Noahs ark and there on the pillow beside him in all his bril splendor of red and yellow unl and sword was the general H TUB as beautiful as ever with his folded across his breast but h e stiff and cold aid still r Bobbie looked at hint and tten at tt toys and the sledjJfeybe hes better like that he rured 4for dead generals cant im w attkey hear M4i I f ttE R i S WEB ThJE CHRISTMAS TREE The ChristmasHrcQ hasbV nomean passcd the dayof its use luij ess and let us that it tevermayjdo so but a varietty issdme tins is desirable atlciiristmas time as well as at other times and to get it the 5pitlersJwehl1ay be substitute ior the tree The way of arranging it is to have a jarge spider made of wire and other material suspended frornj the ceiling br attached to the wall To this are brought a number of rc lsor spindles one or more for each person to e remembered Each spindle should contain a different colored tri gor ribbo and these are then threaded in a bewildering maze through the furniture from room tearoom up and down stairs and C4ristJ11asfor the undaySchooI By WILLIS S EDSON Superintendent Cotenant Baptist Sunday is no Sunday school but THERE have and doe have Its celebration It is not a question then of Shall we cele brat but How shall we celebrate Christmas comes but once a year but whet It comes It does not always bring good cheer to the Sunday school superintendent and his helpers who alon In the fall after the trials of pic nic t me have passed become haunted by tlis question which comes up and must be settled It isan Important quest on The matter should not be carel ssly considered Those having the a Tangements in charge should not forge that something more essential than sweetmeats and gifts and a jolly good ime with SaShta Claus and Christ mas ree to make the celebration an abidi g joy and blessedmemory The Chris jnas celebration should not be the nd in itself but should be the mean the end of honoring the Chris inmemory1 of whose birth the celebration is held It is so easy in the bard n an planning for tbFgreatesteven the ent in the whole year jfor the Sunday schoolto forget the spirit and which should lie behln the preparations and give in spira Ion and direction to all the plans v4t is jthe birthday party of the Christ- child ypu please and He should not be forgotten alfthpught and all plans shoul i center about Him I know of one s hoot that In a pretty little prayer servh e a few weeks previous to Christ was iDrmally invited4 Jesus tbe pres ept a His birthday party and asked Him o help them in making he plans And jfesus was there In the person ofI 20 or 30 of His little ones fronua neigh boring orphanage land the boys and girls of at least one unday school realized ttie beauty and force of the words j IIOf Jesus Inasmuch as ye did it unto or the least of these ye didit unto Me The spirit and purpose of the celebi ation must not be forgotten But what shall the celebration be Ther are four divisions into which this subject naturally falls Decora includes the Christmas tlOnSjWhlCh is used the entertainment the offerings The deco 8 c a very important and beautiful part of the celebration They atmosphere and give the creattthe which go Tar towards of what jfollpws Scripture text be u selecting such as are appropriate to the occa sion The lettering can be done in evergreen or gilt pr colored letters may e used Ths larr should be cpri spicupus The exteitjof the decora tions depends largely upon the amount of moneftp be spent but with hresour efulad asty person In charg it is surprising how far a few dollars can be made tp go The col ober inatio al supply houses very cheaply moresexpen evergreen entertainment is hel after Christmas it is easy to secure tiee and trimmings from those who hare used them In their homes and in this way consid erable expense may be saved The work fthe decoratiots committee may interestsa fewjof the older onus to furnish some feature of the decorations or some text in ev rgreen or paper Utilizerall thi latent talent ap a your schooL The possibilitiesof the entertain I ment feature of the tfilebralion are al most Infinite First determine the kind of entertainment that is whether it shall be a cantata a part programme in which the boys and girls sing and speak pr an entertainment furnished by some outside talent The latter is desirable with schools of over 500 Membership but in smaller schools it- S undoubted better to have the pro gramme furnished by the tal nt in the school as it appeals to the sympathy pride add loyaltj of its members and parents love to see their children sharing in the exercises Space will not permit our goi g into oetails but we may be able td make some suggestions that will prove helpful to those having the matter of entertainment in charge Dont have the programme too long Have it full of bright sweet Christmas fun and frolic A but do not forget to have a strong undercurrent of the true purpose and spirit of the blessed Christmas time You do not need to give the Children Christmas sermon or lecture but you do need to be careful that the dear Jesus Jn whose name the cele bration is held has opportunity toI make its presence felt The entertainment committee ought to pray earn estIy over the plans and seek Divine guidance AtsomeslerhllY favorable and appropriate part of the programme let the thought of the claims of Christ be sweetly and briefly pressed home to the he art of the child It remember one entertainment where aftera very touching piece sweetly spoken entitled No Room for Jesus the p stor in a few wellchosen words drove the thought hpme to the hearts boys and girls and the influence pf which was noted Ino the weeks following by many making open confession of the Jurist whom they made room for at the Christmas entertainment One school t know of planned a Surprise Christmas Each class provided a surprise for the school Some arranged the entertainment some looked after the deodrationa while the older classes provided treats and little souvenirs for the younger classes The work was so divided that no one specially felt the Burden and every one was made bless edly happy in planning for the happl rness of some one else I have not said anything about a Santa Claus because I feel that there are so many other and more attractive features which can be provided Have your Santa Claus if you roust but pray over the Platter and let Jesus show you a more ex cellent way h Now as to the gifts and offerings It is right and proper that the school should provide something for its boys and girls but whether it is wise and best to put so much money in cheap candy nuts etc is a question Which each school must decide for itself One thing is becoming mote and more fec ogni ed among schools of the land especially of the larger cities arid that Is that it is more blessed to give than to receive The school that overlooks this means of joy and blessing misses the very heart and spirit of Christmas Give to the children by all means but be sure that carefully laid plans are made to enlist their sympathies dtoencourage lhemto give Provide a definite object for the childrens benefi cence Be sure they understand exactly what is wanted aridthat ItIs within their easy meansof giving Present the matter In such attractive way that there will uniqueness and charm In the gtv Announce that the classes are tomake their offerings In stockings thatmfore the school and the classes are to see which class will haven the largest stocking In one school where this was tried some of the stockings were so big and heavy that they could not be hung up but had to be stood against the wall at the back of the pulpit And such Cun and laughter as there was with fj then at the far end of the ribbon is the present To secure the present the child must follow the windings of the ribbon wherever it may leads until the gift is arrived at and claimed Sucha plan is productive of much innocent amusement and the surprise at the end of the ribbon is all the more appreciated for the search it has taken to find it For Christmas house parties either for children or for grown tlupsn the scheme will add much to the pleasure of the occasion and will serve as a means of getting all present better acquainted Whew the sons and daughters and grandchildren return t the old home for the holiday season a spiders web will add to th merriment of the season 1 the deep joy underlying it all of giving to those In ieed One stocking knit by an old Ifcdy ythen she was a little girl for her doll was filled with silver coin The school contributed an express wagon load of provisions fruit nuts and candy toys and dolls and clothing besides nearly 20 in money and that by a school of pnly 300 a majority of whom came from homes of working people Another year this same school adopted 20 to 30 orphans from a neighboring institution Each class had a particular boy or girl who was present at the entertainment and was right royally en tertalned by the class and then sent back to the institute laden with various bundles of wearing apparel and toys The individual need of each adopted orphan was intelligently consulted through the matron of the institution and those things for which it had spe cial need provided It was the happiest busiest Christmas which I ever saw a school spend And no school should miss the blessedness which comes from giving In all pf the Lords work whether it is Christmas Easter Chil drens day picnic scholars social or what not there is need of prayer in planning and planning in prayer there is need of purpose and method and in genuity and underlying Ital there should be the earnest desire to give true expression to the spirit and purpose of the day and in all that is done to honor Him in Whose name the celebration is held NO THOROUGHFARE Lio a IIIit JJlI Minima What is troubling you Toddy Toddy new to steam heated flat I was wonderln how on earth SanTa was ever going to get throng that thing Brooklyn Life Sordid Now merry Ohrlstmaircomes again And tit Claus iroth fret the 80ulfHd gives you dtanfand sca pins when YpuM ruttiepfmve a ton f coal WuHhliiKtort Star Thaw Frozen Greens Itfoften happens that Christmas greens are frozen In transit In such verrcoolout very gradually The temperature degreesIntelllgcnt1ttrcated express car may cause it to turn black Mistletoe and wild smilax are muchi more susceptible to frost InJury Tlu California holly Is not i member o the holly but of the rose family Ii is not hardy In New En land but worth cultivating in all parts of the south A Reminiscence Well Johnnie what arouto give your little brother for Chrlstl mak tduna I give him the neaslesr last year Chicago RecoidHerald I CHRISTMAS CUSTOMS = FOUND IN DIFFERENT COUN TRIES OP EUROPE l AnimalstDay t tiIn different nations one finds many odd ideas regarding the dhristi las season Among the observances tt at grew up by degrees all over Europe many of them grotesque and absurd arid some with profuse and unseemly accompani ments were also not a few of marts pleasing and humanizing kind and among they rural population the creation was included as interestedpar ties Among the fancies of this kind that longest survived in and even became naturalized in otirowziprosaIc land was one that the cattle at one oclock on Christmas morning when ever they were free to do sti would turn their heads to the eastward and get down upon their knees to worship the King that was born in A stable and still another which continued to com paratively recent times that during the Christmas season the barnyard cocks were accustomed to crow with unusual force and frequency by day and by night The early inhabitants of the great Scandinavian peninsula were accustomed to celebrate at this season the great festival of their gods When the people of the peninsula became Christians although no less zealous for their Christmas observances they retained some of the old practices and are to this day careful to associate with themselves In its festivities every living thing about them The author of The Land of the Midnight Sun tells us Insaccount of a Christmas In Norwayf The Christmas feeding of the birds Is prevalent in many of the nrovinces of Norway and Sweden Bunches of oats rare placed on the roofs of houses on trees and fences forXnem to feed upon Two or three dayaoefore cartloads ot sheaves are brought into the towns for this purPos and both rich and poor buy and plies them everywhere Every poorrnan and every head of a family had eyed a penny or two or even one faruiing to buy a bunch of pats for the ptrds tOrhave their Christmas On this day on many farms the dear old horse the young colt the cattle the sheep the goats and even the pig receive double their usual amount of food It is a beautiful custom und speaks well for the goodness of heart of the Scandinavian A singular custom prevails In Servia and Bulgaria among the orthodox If it can possibly be avoided no one crosses a strange threshold on Christmas day In the same countries an early ceremony has to be performed by the head of each household Before breakfast is served corn placed in a stocking and the chief of the family sprinkles a little of It before the door saying Christ Is born to which each of the Inmates re plies He is born indeed Then the vanelingto sparks fly out with a good wish for the horses another for the cows another for the goats and so on through the whole farming stock winding up with an extra hlofr for a plenteous harvest Then the ashes are collected a coin la IsIAs for the Yule not per mitted to smolder q theyaway but are carefully garnered and the burnt ends placed in clefts In fruit trees so alto insure a bountiful crop Mrs Tawker Speaks By Mrs William Bengou- ghMERRY CHRISTMAS Jaaaa tell me you forgot what was I have been remind ing you every day for a week YN it is a beautiful day and no doubt Mrs Williams Mrs Benson amOIrs Top ham are enjoying it Why Oh because their husbands always give them beautiful Christmas gifts Last year Mrs Topham received diamonds Mrs Williams a gold watch and Mrs Ben son the loveliest set of ermine I ever saw Hinting Dont know what you mean Mr Tawker I never stoop to such a thing You have never noticed that for the last six weeks I have been wishing for an Austrian china dinner set of 500 pieces and decorated with pink roses It has not Interested you to hear me repeatedly declare that I hadnt a decent set of furs to keep me from catching my death of cold because the set I got last year is out of style The fact that Seifem Co have the exact style of mink pelerine and muff that would suit my corn plexion and ward off a case of pneu monia has never penetrated your inner consciousness A fine day for Christmas eh Yes and Lam going to church where I Shall meet Mrs Williams Mrs Benson and Mrs Topham Mrs Williams will show me the amethyst chain her husband gave her as a Christmas gift Mrs Benson will want me to stop is on my way home to admire the point late bertha which is her husbands present Mrs Topham will expect me to notice the opal ring with which Mr Topham surprised her How do I know Vhat they were ti receive Well after lira Williams t has been explaining for two months that the thing she most desIres IS an amethyst chain such as Glitter Cofiare selling It will be a wonder If doesnt get one Why she even took the trouble to tell her hubsand exact ly what they cost She Is a model r V 7- Larroa I I KNEW YOU WOULD BE GLAD a wife but then her husband appreciates her Mrs Benson had a lace bertha sent home on approval yesterday she will tell Mr Benson that she knows of course that she cant word one but she wants to know how she would look in one if she could afford It Mrs Topham was once engaged to a man who is now a millionaire She has opalIi givea- her one If she had married him Well I ant thoughtful Ifothdrs are not I have a lovely Christmas gift ready for you You hope you can afford it Well of aJl the ingratitude What is it Oh ou are Interested at last Well I know you will be de lightedIt lya set of dinner china Austrian ware 500 pieces decorated with pi roses You have never noticed at for the last month I ave been wishing for such a dinnerset I am however more thoughtful than you I knew you would be glad to see your table so adorned that your wile could ask her own mother to dinner without being pitied for having mar ried a poor man I am more considerate of your wishes than you are of mine so I carefully selected the set foryou Is there anything else I have Q itiIdldand muff I ever saw I knew that If I didnt get one today every woman who knows me and how badly I want one will pity me for having a husband too poor or too stingy to give me one Yes it was expensive but let me tef you I am not the woman to allow oth ers to calumniate the one who promsGised at the altar to love and cherish me because of a little thing like that A SQUEEZE TOR ST NICX damWlly4 guest or Willis Dui didnt get any presents JlmmyrWhy Willy Cause his aotlitr tannrai oil stove and deb aim t got mo caia T1TTLouis Republic