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I mbe piinfi th unDEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY tr VOLUME 11t SPRINGFIELD KY WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20 1905 1IIIIil3 Qaaoo60 a ao 0 o0oao0 0 Q000o 0 0i0 0 JEST FORE CHRISTMAS i ItaFather calls me William sister calls me Will o a Mother calls me Willie but the fellers call me Bill Mighty glad Iaint a girlruther be a boy ra byFauntleroy1 e Love to chawnk green apples an go swimmin in the 0 Jake f o e bellyacheMost fnoflies on me f a fore Christmas Im a good as I kin be I Got a yeller dog named Sport sick hios First thing she knows she does nt know where sKeis at 4 slideLong a But sometimes when the grocery man is wormedan ol cross An1aBut jest fore Christmas Im as good as I kin be g 4 manIllat As was et up by the cannibuls that lives in Ceylon s 0Isle f f Where every Pms eck pleases an only man is vile O But gran ma she hiss never been to see a Wild West 0t show Nor read the Life of Daniel Boone or else I tshedknowat JThat Bufflo an enough for me a Excep jest fore Christmas when Im good as I kin be- o 0- r Ajid then old Sport hehangs around so solemn like an- stillrO Bis eyes they seem asayin Whats the matter lit o o tIe Bill2oThe old sneaks o perch an wonders whats become o td7l Ofrthem two enemies of hern that used to make things o hum it f4 Butt am so perlite an tend so earnestly to bizoThat mother says to father How improved our Wil oS lie isl But father havin been a boy hisseIfsuspicions me z When jest fore Christmas m as good as I kin be o- aI oForan toys L a Was made they say for proper kids an not for o naughty toys So wash er face an bresh yer hair an mind yer ps iandqs ti An dont Dust out yer pantaloons and dont wear out J yer shoes o the ladies an Yessur to the men a sayugtocompany dont pass yer plate forPieoiJ things yerd like to see upon that o n tree Jest ore Christmas be as good as yer kin be o- a o- a 0 a 0= 0eaaaaoeoooooooaLetter From Wabash Ind EDITOR SUN As I can not communicate with them personally I ask the privilege of addressing my friendsin Washington cpunty through your excellent paper- I have been in Wabash a little more than two months and what I have seen of the place and people I like although I have not yet fully decided to locate here Wabash is a city of 15000 situated on the historic river of the same name and is ninetysix miles jiorthHast of Indianapolis The surroundiug country i is well adapted to stock raising and there is a large farm near the city to which horses are imported from Belgium and other foreign countries The soil is very fertile and this year yielded ninety bushels of corn to the- N acre while the wheat crop which was a fine one averaged thirtyfive bushels imIproveddence portion being situated on a hill All garbage is gathered and burned in a crematory No better water can be found anywhere the supply coming from eighteen flowing wells The educational facilities are of the best the- school city having eight large public buildings a high school and a fine public library The city maintains a beautiful park The church buildings of the yarious denominations repre sented here are distributed as follows Three Methodist Presbyterian Christian two United Brethren two Evan gelical one Lutheran and Catholic The city has two Quaker hospitals four banks three national twelve dry goods and clothingstores eight sjioe stores nine drug stores four furniture and hardware stores seven meat mar kets eigeteen grocery stores two opera houses a brewery and numerous other places of business Besides the Big Four Railroad shops located here there are the Pioneer Hat factory eking powder and soap fac tory church and school furniture works Wabash cabinet works a canning fac tory table slide and sled and wagon factory two foundries and the largest i paper mill in the world covering twelve acres of ground There are two rail roadsthe Wabash and Big Fourandt- wo longdistance traction lines I have one objection to the city To my mind it Is incomplete without a missionary Baptist church With best wishes to all and for the success of The Sun I am Yours respectfully SAM PADDACK December 15 1905 MclNTIRE countyvisitedSunday last Mr J A Hendron of Springfield was the guest of C M Bringle another I friends at this place last week The sale of the personal property of the late J B Ensor which occurred on last Saturday was well attended and pricesMr attend ing school at Gethsamane will be at holidaysR Arn 31cMrbought of J F Keene five oneyear old steers at 26 per head and also three from J T ana R L McIntire at 2750 per hea- dRLClements sold to John Devine ninty acres of land for 1100 R A McIntIre bought of T Carrico one sow and eight pigs for 15 Mr Wat Clements of Union county after a pleasant visit to relatives here has returned home Messers Charley Hardesty of Vallev Hill Ed Gray of Polin and Joe Clayton George Robertson of Lebanon were the guest of Misses SundayMiss of Miss Bennie Waters last week Mr Micheal Shanahan whose mar riage was reported in our last letterhas gone to housekeeping on his farm this place are glad to have and his estimable wife in our midst tI Mr and Mrs Davis Graves moved into the Corbet house and are very welcome addition to our commun ityMessrs Twiman and James Keene have returned from Louisville where they several days While there they bought four fine mares price private 1 Miss Alice Johnson is on the sick list Subscribe for The Sun SLOO year rrrirI OUR STOCK IN MOST OF THE DEPARTMENTS IS ENTIRELY TOO LARGE FOR THIS DATE AND WE MUST I REDUCED VERY CONSIDERABLY BY JANUARY 1 I Greatest Stock= = s Reducing Sale I KentuckyI I I I A Mammoth Stock of FirstClass Mer Ichandise at Slaughtered Prices AAA rlli wide sold erer per Capet Warn pound and Ladies initial pier A New Herald As have of their papers at what known second class rates one pound If newspapers could be at prices Madden of second class matter in Office at Wash ington made ruling which affect newspaper extent affect one class of subcribers much indeed class one which pays at long range of from to tf ChildrenFurs at pices will Make Them Go these are all new uptoc garmentsIOne Suits at Costsome them Less than Cost 1 1Advantage this And of bargains Ioffered only will of which we atI I Apron Ginghams 5c 11 I cottonextra heirs 6c where for 7M2C Tabit oil yd I 150I 1 7cReadymadeper IsaleFifteen 7c 1 4cOuting IFlannelettes ydv IAll 76cIwoolen dress goods at cut priats IComforts Blankets It priois I IJustReceived a Beautiful Line of 1 1 IIUmbrellas Etc I I 700Ihemstitched handkerchiefs box of J I RMens76cLadies1La 1FullI inboth I I II Fd 7Q 1- II VC144 Condition Lal ue is well known newspapers right mailing is as that is cent a this were not the case not sold the now received themHowever Mr who has charge the mail the Post Department has a new will the business to a considerable and will very and that is the never or two iii that and and date of Do Sale get some the best ever We name a few the articles and low prices arQ selling things as not permit a full list Trion cloth 20c per bargain doz the five years His ruling is to the effect that in order for a newspaper to con tinue enjoying the privileges of the second class rates it must show a subscription list of paidinadvance subscribers In other words under the strict construction of this ruling news papers must cut off all subscriptions that are not paid in advance of will be denied the second class ratesI and with out second class rates a newspaper could not run thirty days Death of Chas Scruggs ScruggsdiedWillisburg The interment took place at Willisburg this afternoon oclockMr Scruggs was afarmer 40 years ot age and leaves a widow tk 0000000000000Of o Ga THE FADING SIGHT 8 0- o 4 0- eooooeooeoooOoooI Lines from Miles Saunders to his friends W C McChord and W A Waters telling how his blindness was devel- oPed Dim and dimmer daily growing friendshipFaded friendshipThatVanished even form ant features Of the friends who came to greet us Then my vision lost the colors bloomingOdor Left to tell me or their sweetness Waving branches lost their motion Though theevening breezes stirred them Pliant Willows by the brooklet Trembling Aspens on the foothills Ceased their waving and their tremb ling glensSturdyPoplars Ashes broad leaved Chestnuts On the edges climbing higher beautyBeautyThus of yore I saw the mountains sKylineButLines and colors all confused backgroundStillWhisper through these leafy branches callingTohear tinkling waters falling As they dash down towards the river So I know the mountain standeth beautyCarpeted songstersThough it Then there fell a cloud of darkness EpyptClosingClosing out the silver moonlight Closing out the stars above me twinkleInoRAL Blindest people on the round globe openSome not Some there are who hearing hear not While the blind man Bartimaeus Saw occasion and embracing Got both eye sight and salvation Not the eyes sight but the souls sight Discerns things of chiefest beauty Death of Miss Mdntire The angle of death came into our midst an unbidden guest and took one of our most virtuous and lovable young ladies Miss Leona McIntire last Fri Jay morning at five oclock She had lived a fervent Christian life being a patient sufferer from that relentless disease consumption It can truly be saidof our dear departed cousin To know her was to love her Her smiling face will be sorely missed by her large circle of friends Do not mourn for her dear sisters brothers and friends for she has gone to a netter brighter land where suffering is unknown C and L Miss McIntire was the daughter of Mr Jack McIntire who resides four miles from town on the Bardstown pike She was twentyseven years old The funeral services were held Saturday at St Rose church f JefflDeath of Mr Mr John W Jeffries an aged and wellknown citizen of the Texas neighborhood died in Louisville last Friday as a result of an operation for stone in the bladder The body was brought to Springfield Friday evening and funeraF services occurred at Bethlehem Baptist church Saturday Rev Williams deliv ering the funeral discourse Mr Jeff ries was a member of the Bethlehem church and was an excellent Christian character He was seventythree years of age and had spent the greater part of his life in this county The deceased leaves a son Mr C B Jeffries his wife having preceded him to the grave several years ago Letter List List pf letters remaining uncalled for the Springfield Postoffice for the weekending December 20 Mrs Ella Boker Mrs Annie Lankis Frank Laurm Mrs Aannie Matting Willie Osbarne J N Taylor Miss Sallie Simms Mrs Mary E Spalding W A WATERS Postmaster Henry Breeze a Maysville man was seriously injuredlifting a heavy cake fofF i r i I p ftJ I HAS A FOUL MURDER Been Committed in r Springfield Ii A Part of the SkuM of a Cliyid found In the Yard of Ben J McElroy CotCar fs red There By r 1tUsti Has a foul murder been committed in Springfield within the last few days On last Saturday morning a dog belonging to Ben McElroy colored who resides in Springfield in a settlement known as Thurmantown carried into McElroys yard a part of a babys or childs skullthat part commonly called the crown of the head McEl roys wife noticed the peculiarly shaped bone and picked it up and carried it into the house Upon examination she says she found a substance In the skull which she supposed to be the brain McElroy and his wife decided to bring the matter to the attention of others and the skull was taken to Mr Johnnie Greens saloon Mr Green telephoned The Sun and after we were shown the ghastly object we called Dr Hyatt who at once pronounced it a chilis skulL Dr Hyatt believes the child was from six months to a year old aaoTaays that he is absolutely certain it was no younger than six months Dr EoBards also examined the object and he in forms The Sun that it is his opinion ththeIat was at leastoneyearold Both Drs Hyatt and RoBards say that the child has been dead but a veryshort timeNow the questions are Where did the dog find this human skull Whose child was it and what caused its death Maybe these questions can be answered after an investigation is made Cer tainly the authorities will make an in vestigationThe may be advanced that the body was excavated by the dog but does it not look unreasonable that a dog could dig down into a grave open a coffin and bring forth a body of even a- very smallchild Had the skull been that of an infant it might have been inferred that some guilty mother had committed murder for the purpose of hiding her sin but since the doctors say that the childwas at least six months old thecase becomes the more mysterious Turkey Business turkeyindustry peoplehavestock and a certain amount of attention turkeysWedustrious wives have sold their turkeys perheadsum and the high prices we are paving should enCourage the people to beforeWepoint this season about 12000 turkeys which will represent in cash about 20 000 The women of our county will greatdegreehowmuch they have done and we be showtheirwhen they can always obtain the high est cash price for produce are here to serve the best interests of intereatindrervigwomenest rices possible and will ever app- recIate their most liberal patronage MH JONES An Emergency Medicine For sprains bruises burns scald and similar injuries there is nothing M good as Chamberlains PainBalnv It giiesinstantparts to heal in about ssw third twtime required by the uJMil trsatoM Sold by C L Haydon tr fIlif t h i lTHE SPRINGFIELD SUN WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20 1905 i Jdu I The Adventurers 1 I- IBYHBBIIMARRIO WATSON I I Copynsfc 1898 by Huper ll Broea iotY asno man need want He paid you a similar compliment said I smlliug He was always very good to me sir He stood silent as though for me to enter but as I did so he said respect fully I suppose we shall be losing you sir Its a great thing for Mr Kes teven to have had you with him In his trouble r Well said I with a little laugh which I really could not restrain in my excited condition not just yet Hood I think Im afraid youll have to put longerYouthat I am quite unexpectedly left heir to the castle If Hood were as much astonished at this statement as at his own good for tune he certainly did not show it I taught one glance of his extraordinary Pye and then he had turned and was closing the gate Im sure I congratulate you sir if youll pardon the liberty The castle wants an owner and I hope youll be living here sir iItold him I did not yet know and rode up the park leaving him to fix the locks- I had said no less than the truth when I had answered Hoods ques tions but circumstances soon made my resolution fx r me The rumor of my Inheritance was spread about thgtoun try and I found myself suddenly ele rated to new dignity Jn the eyes of the neighborhood And the first fruits of this celebrity appeared In an unexpected visit from my young acquaintance Montgomery His farm it seemed was a mile or two from the castle lying In the next valley and he rode over to offer me his congratulations It was plain that he had not been so deep in liquor as he had appeared upon that evening at the Swan for he was hugely embarrassed during the interview and more than once offered to reflect upon himself in somewhat deprecating terms rm not a bad fellow he was good enpugh to explain but Im a devilish fooL All the Montgomerys are Weve bad a lot to put up with Our estates no better than a barnyard Were a pick of idiots thats what we are Mr Greatorex And when theres liquor about Well you know what It Is I didnt quite follow out his mean Jtjg but on the whole he struck me as- ar very jjniable fellow honest accord Ing to his lights and bearing a certain distinction of person which derived from a long and gentle race could not wholly be concealed in the dull and uneducated individuality of Its last representative He certainly knew a great deal about horses and as a result we grew very friendly ere he left When he did so it was with a frank hope boyishly expressed that I intend ed to live at the castle But It was not due to the arguments of Montgomery that I finally decided to stay at the castle but to an Incident very different which fell out in the following way on the next evening I had dined early and as the light was still very full across the valley I sauntered out through the park and wan dered down the road toward the Woodman When I reached the inn I l noticed in the twilight the figure of a stringer leaning against the stone coping before the doorway smoking a cigar At this moment Hood emerged from the taproom and I nodded to him asking if he had heard yet from solicItorYes thank you sir he replied Its a very welcome present sir many thanks to my poor master Well you seem to be getting on said I with a glance toward the stranger who seeing my eyes on him lifted his hat and smiled Yes sir responded Hood In a lower voice The gentlemans come to stay a bit sir Name Captain Ser combe sir Yon dont happen to know him No sir I thought Id mention It In case you did The gentleman likes the fresh nit sir Hes been living abroad I always told poor 3Ir Kes teven that Id make it pay sir And- a furtive smile crept into Hoods som ber face and broadened it into a grin The stranger advanced In a leisurely fashion and said good day then cocking an eye nt the clouds asked me my opinion of the weather I gathered that he was a fisherman and that the stream In the valley had excited his hopes He was a very tall man of forty or more somewhat stoutly built and with a military gait Isis face which was bare sage for a long red dish mustache waspuffy and swollen but he had a pleasant graygreen eye and a genial and engaging manner His thin red hair was carefully bros- hed over a rather bald head My landlord tells me there has been- a death up youder said he nodding toward the castle A regular romance fit Im right in supposing you are Mr GreatorexI that I was Ah well youre very lucky I replied somewhat coldly that he seemed to know more than I did my self Come come said he with a laugh My dear sir we are all gossips and after all I was bound to talk of something besides the weather and his way was so good humored and withal so frank that I could not but Join in his laugh In the issue I accepted his in citation to drink a little whisky In his room and being apparently a talkative r t renow ne was very soon In the full swing of soliloquy I must confess that lie was an entertaining talker He had seen a vast deal of life and In uppntcnt1Yjbeenthe English army for he spoke of service with the PerUvians of brushes and escapades in sundry parts of South adenItureshave seemed odd that the lord or Ivor castle should be sjeated there In the parlor of a hobnobbing over whisky and cigars with an utter stranger about whom he knew nothing and cared less but I myself was little better than a fello v stranger and at all events I requii ed no excuses for myself It has ever been my habit to give myself full license in my commune with my fellows and In the result I have usually found the custom produc tive of amusement and interest We parted on friendly terms and I congratulated myself as I walked home upon a very agreeable neighbor When I reached the castle the night had fallen unrelieved by stars I rang for a lamp and retired to my bedroom for a pocketbook which I had left in one of the drawers in an old bureau I remembered to have placed it in the leftJiand drawer in the secretary I took the key from my twisted It In the lock but as it would not turn I became impatient and shook the handles The lid fell open of It self Clearly it had not been locked And yet I could have testified in a cTjurt of law that I had locked It In the afternoon Furthermore my pocket bpok was not where I had left it but In a lower drawer The oddness roused my curiosity and I went carefully through the drawers only to find that without a doubt they had been con scientiously and scrupulously rum maged by some one The thought was not inviting I sat down in a chair to consider later I went down to the dining hall and made out my notes for the day A letter by the second post which arrived late in the evening lay to my hand on the table The situa tion demanded a patient temper and somethought It threatened to discover a grave climax So far my reflections led me Why had my bureau been rifled What did this robber want find yet main the problem fell upon me something darkling but ur gent Importunate had any one visited Mr Kesteven through that open win dow in the article of his death The confluence of these questions embar rassed me and I opened my letter ab sentlyIt from Greenstreet and Invited my consideration of the offer made by the London solicitors They were press Ing td know my price for the castle seized a sheet of paper and scribbled a line sealing and stamping the envel ope ere I went to bed It was merely to tell Greenstreet that the property was not in the market- CHAPTEIt V POX the third day after the U events of the preceding chap ter Mrs Main announced a visitor handing me at the same time a card oh which sprinted with an abundance flourishes and ornament Mr Morris Barnetjt lie made a ceremonious entry and polltelj discharged a few courtesies ere he got to business tI have come over Mr Greatorex said he suavilyto seetf you are at all disposed to doa client of mine a great favor Iidld not see any very sWIng reason whv 1 should fakor a client of Mr Morris Barnett but I murmured that I was always glau to be of service to my fellow The fact issirfhe resumed laying his hat and stick upon a chair and drawing a packet of papers from his pocket my firm has a client who Is related to the ancient Vyvlaii family the original owners of thta castle as you are no doubtaware and he has been informed that you bate come Into possession of this very beautiful estate In accordance with the will if I mis take not of the late Mr Kesteven He looked at me Inquiringly and I told him that his Information was qulto correct i I gather Mr Greatorex he continued affably that you have been until comparatively recently a stranger to these parts and that in short you have no particular tiesin the county That Is true said I My client sir has naturally you will understand the motive a desire to purchase the property If you are dis po jJ to meet hiu and we can arrange terms And that shortly Is the ob ject of my visit Now you will easily conceive that falling in the present circumstances this set my blood humming Here was yet another and within a few days fit the demise of the old proprietor who must needs come clamoring for a sale of the castle The fact stirred my cu rlosdtyliay to speak truly Inflamed me with something very like excite ment And what then is your proposal Mr Barnett I asked calmly enough- I was sharp enough to notice a gleam of satisfaction puss over his face but he displayed none of his triumph in his very businesslike tone uAh well Mr Greatorex said he lolling back in his chair lyou see these old places tire more mutters of senti mental than profitable Investment True said I shortly and meuvure usually willing to pay a high price for sentimentAh Mr Greatorex safd hCj promptly shaking his liSjrd and here there was a real touch of gutturals you mistake My client is not a rich man but he hankers after the place of his fathers It would mean much to himIt means a good deal to me said I How much said suddenly Supposing I said 20000 He held up his hands My dear sir my dear ski he repeated and staretl at m ens ifmy nudaclty had plucked usletlI away his wits roughly enjoying himself Do you know what lauded property ta selling at Mr Greatorex he asked coufidentiAlIy ultis practically a drug the market sir Just now IIU TheuAflaid Iuwlll you kindly ex plain Mr Barnett how it comes that I Mire had two offers within a week of my inheritance Ah he said meditatively rubbing his chin It looks as if this particular proper ty was not a drug in time market doesnt it 1 naked To be sure he remarked vaguely and then recovering himself resumed his gentle smileUnut let us come back to business Mr Greatorex Shall we say 5000 He cooed at me enticingly His assumption that we had wandered into Mr JBamctt held up his hancl8I the regions of fancy and romance tic kled me and I broke forth laughing Ah wellsnld he grinning sympathetically we might make it 7500 with InUuMlnteposscssion Mr Burnett said I gravoly u your client seems to have been born too lute by a hundred years I dare saj Mr GVeatorex that my client would go to the length of 10000 upon my advice uTheul should certainly keep my advice to myself Mr Barnett was my retort- I began to see a respect for me dawn In his eyes He gathered his papers in his hand and reached for his lint with the other fear that my intrusion has been useless he observed I said nothing hut waited for him to reseat himself He did not however but walking to tile window looked out upon tIle trk- Beautiful he cried Charming prospect Really now that I have seen It Mr Greatorex I feel justified in advising my client to go a little higher I think the view Is worth an extra 5000 suggested I think he might Jtse possibly to w1111allowmecar he said softly But my client is a poor nib and it 1S4 rulnottsprice Then why ruin your clleri tuy dear sir said r air Barnett laughed pleasantly as If at my little joke but becoming serious again shook his head A stiff but I thinkIcpn man age Itnhe saidlI have loubt tl ntQucm manage anything Isaidbowing- You agree lie allied It is riot necessary said I since you seem to have agreed for me It is monstrous he said gloomily But my client has set his heart on It You shall have your 20000 Mr Great ores He sighed resignedly and having selected a document in his pocketbook proceeded to unfold it and smooth It upon the table All the spirit wjs out of him He had been worsted find owed me a grudge I could perceive If you have a pen Mr Greatorex he said sullenly I will in the fig urea I have the agreement here VPanlon me said 1 He looked up and meeting my gaze offered an explanation against my pro test Theres no time like the pres eat You misunderstand me sir I salt cheerfully I have no Intention o selling the castle lie leaped to his feet What he yelled anti his sallow face spread with color You said 20000 Excuse me i said Your client Mr Barnett lId me the honor to suppose I should be willing to sell and I was polite enough to suppose with him There was never a man in so atro clous a temper as my little attorney Isis color went and he grew a livid yellow with passion and being now no longer at the necessity of cjvllltj he broke Into covert Invective pre Beutiug to mfr a surly demeanor I Ignored his unmanuerli Less but kept my placid smile aU the time that he wow arranging his departure On the thresh old of the door he paused and turn lug demanded Is your decision fiuult I assured him that it was absolute lIe gave me an extremely vicious look as lie disappeared Yon will regret this Mr Great orex lie observed I understood that the phrase was not uncommonly used In similar dream stances but In truth I need hardly say that I should not have turned a sar casm at the expense of Mr Barnetts Inoffensive client despite Mr Barnetts offensive manner if I had not been ab solutely certain that Mr Barnetts cll ent did not exist At least would have gone bail that he teas no relation to the departed pry vlah and I would even have ventured to doubt if be knew much more of them than did Mr Barnett himself for It was plain enough to me by this time that some person or some persons had particular reasons for desiring to obtain possession of my inheritance So much being clear It only remained to determine those particular reasons reasons which I could now perceive were involved In the secret of my dead lend and prob ably also In the culminating tragedy of his death iThell wjw lldflt ffil visitor I set mv4rr t tr t W fltl x NOTHING WILL PLEASE it ewa1IlvIiFh755 tit WILW L = w W + MORE Than a BOX OfrXIIGARS FOR A SH CHRISTMAS GIFT t Of course HE WANTS A GOOD BRAND t r T r INYOF THE LAKE BRANDS IWILL PLEASE HMMy tt For Sale byall of the Springfield Dealers H D LAKE Mfgrj1 i II Z tW + iXi iti 4forth upon a stroll in tile woods ft was 4 in the afternoon and the sun shone very fiercely upon the white roads throwing black shadows from the trees I dropped from the roadway into a rude moss grown track that ran into the heart of the valley and pres ently leaving the more open parts of the forest struck Into the deeper brakes and tangles below The little stream ran here In the bottom very pleasantly sometimes brawling over shallows and at other parts more si lently In eddies and drifts over darker and deeper pools As I followed Its course I came shortly upon a spot where the channel made an elbow almost at right angles with Its former direction and here I descried the form of Captain Sercombe A sound of voices reached me and cheered by the prospect of companion with whom to exchange sentences I uttered a short Hello and dived through the under growth toward him When I emerged upon the open space upon which the captain stood my attention was caught by a rustling among the branches and I had a glimpse of some one just dis appearing into the wood I stopped polntforstruck tie all of a sudden That lean slim figure that swift precipitate rush these were as Impressions recovered CaptainIpool wipe between his teeth and turning his head he hailed me Yon hare frightened my fish sir said he- Ibpggctl his pardon somewhat ab stractedly and raising himself he looked at mat following the direction of my ghnne- eUhflrits my worthy and very ob sequious host said he with a smile taking his pipe from his mouth I wish he would let me alone but hes so awfully officious Thought he knew the likeliest spots and would Insist on showing mo 4lf I hadnt fished be tore ho was horn I joined him on the bank Any luck I asked He opened his basket A couple of smallish ones he rctufBedi nut theres a big fellow here It your noise hasnt frightened him He throw a cast very neatly and bending over hs line was wholly ab sorbed byjjin occupation But nothing would tempt the trout to rise and the captain soon give me his attention again Theres nothing equal to an obsti nate fish he nnnarkod thoughtfully I envy you Mr Greatorex If I lived In this spot I could ask no better than to spend my lit on the bunks of this brook rAh have the proper spirit said 1jAll the same he declared its a mighty hot tramp through those brakes and Ive earned my dinner We loft the stream In company and mounted to the higbroodv Come In said the captain as we reached the Woodman and the Invi tation was s6 natural issued ag s- oChamberlains Cough Remedy The Childrens Favorite CURES Coughs Colds Croup and Whooping Cough ThU remedy It famous for Itecures over large part of the civilized world It caa alwari depended upon It contain no begivenPrice 26 ota Large Size BO eta rruY W s 1clta matter of cocjrre ihatIen tered behind blnvtolniost unconsciously You will excuse me If I have a little refreshment3Ir Greatorex he said have been out since 10 oclock and am only held together by a few sand wiches Besides I have always an appetite Hood Hood he called The inkeeper entered and received his orders Xow sir take a seat I think you1 find that apology for a sofa at least comfortable continued my host and he flung himself breathing hard into an armchair and fanned his ftiwith his handkerchief Continued in issue of January 3 CHRISTMAS AT- tHERTLEINS Bring the Children to i- HertleinX and watch ti f them grow happy t TOYS Toysfyou can think ofj Bring the children early Candies Nuts Oranges Bananas and all kinds jof fruits The best ins t town attthe most reas ona l a prices HERTLEINSGonfectionrey Farm Bargains pikehandsomelyrailroad station and new flour and grist mill over river from farm with good trade Both farm and mill for 12000 i cash96 acres with broom house good land near Mackville 2300961 Mackvikleimproved well on pike well improved 2000 countyfarmsat price 60 an acre310 acres Mer cer county farm as good as any 100 land price 60anacreloo acres in two miles Harrodsburg on pike a bargain at price 60 an acrel71 acres Mercer county farm new residence fine grass land only W an acre producingonly 35 an acreAnd many other properties Write me if you wish to buy or W T Real Estate Agency Harrlsburfr Ky aeneneneneaeneaeaeneneneoJa FIRSTOe 01- i National Ban io OF- SPRINGFIELD aiQ a KENTUCKY aG u CAPITAL 50000 a Surplus and Undivided a Profits 25000 n e OFFICERS nQ B L President QtG t a L B Cain Asst Cashier aRE Foster Bookkeeper e DIRECTORS o RLLItsey J W Lewis o Sidney Green F 3L jR H Edelen H iL GrnadytT a Jai 0 Polio Q- eIo grant every ent owith safe banking If you hive j not already an account with this O bank we invite your patronage cf eQoeOQoaoeooonnnegi SLTnmey Lee RileyiJr TUMEX RILEYI AILIVERY FEED AND SALE STAIlE Springfield Ky f Nice Outfits For TrayeUif Men K THOSX 18 i I- OQOOOOOOOOO XO YOUNEEDIT SALVE CURES c Youheedit Salve manufactured bf Dr J W Thomas Hodgenville Ky isOof the very few salves which absolutely cures piles As an evidence of its Won derful curative properties Dr Tbemaa now has on file in his office 1426 testi monials coming from people who have been cured or greatly benefited thepaat year This is a new salve having Ma on the market about one year and the 1426 testimonials come as a result of the sale of 2646 boxes For Sale By All Driifjiste DR J W THOMAS f ft HodifenviHe Ky JJr JOHN y MA YES Funeral Director r r And- Licensed i Embalmers SPRINGFIELD KENTUCKY Best Attention Every courtsey shown Nai1Ise Use ef Caskets ami BwWMMr Telephone Day 19 Night 14 I N 1t THE SPR1NGFE1LD SUN WEDESNDAY DECEMBER 20 i905 i 3OOOO St ckeeeteeGoods r r Clothing Prices Slaughteredi J IWearoverstocked in fine suits andover and will sell regardless of cost 189 and 2000 suits 1500 1500 and 1650 suits 1200 1250 and 1350 suits 1000 1000 suits 750 750 suits x5001750 and 1800 overcoats C 1350 1500 overcoats 1200 i 1250 overcoats n u 959 1000 overcoats 75O Corduroy suits H 500 One lot of mens Mclntoshes small size 150 One lot of Womens Mclntoshes 2 worth 4 FancyWaistStripe Silk These are bargains 81 For Fourth and Fifth 1sj FIRST YEAR Reading and Language1 Read the lesso i on page 90 50 1 2 Copy and punctuate the script exercise page 106 a Read the lesson on page 94 three times and write itfrom memory 20 4 Copy and fill blanks A dog haSears andtail A do- ghueet A dog eatsand A dog can and A dog can catch 5 Ffl these blanks grl hm ca p=g Rse Jon- mothr fthey =me schoL SpellingClock hour minute often window white shiver clouds grass begin asleep meadow sometimes blue above listen honey leaves should 100 Arithmetici John had 10 marbles and lust of them How many did he lose 2 Mary paid 2 cents for a pencil 4 cents for paper and had 3 cents left How many cents had she at first 3 2 and 293= 5 and 23 6 and 2 and i= two 5s less 4 4 2and2andviv and 42 Two 3s and 2= J of 71sand over 5 J and i and iandl land j and 2=J and and J = H= four- si = SECOND YEAR Readin Copy and punctuate stanza 2 page 125 2 Read the lesson on page 124 for oral reading 50 3 Use HisHare was were has have in writ sing statements about sky stars sun glass top window John boy girl child children sled new knives 15 4 Write a story about Jane and her doll Lesson 60 Use the outline given 25 SpellingFlour dough voices pieced medicine wrote begging cupboard Egypt camels whistles reindeer coffee knives wrap cushions crocodiles India saucy roguish queer China island Eskimos juicy 100 Arithemetic 1 John is 12 years old and Henry is 3 years younger How old is Henry 10 2 How many tops at 2 cents each will 8 cents buy 12 cents 2- 03A boy paid 7 for a suir of clothes 3 for a pair of boots and 2 for shuts How much did he pay for all 10 4 A table is three ft long and 2 ft wide How many feet around the table earned 2 cents more and then gave 3 cents to his sister How many cents had he left 20 i I of 12= 1 of 8= 1234 = Two 3s and 4 = How many 3s in 9 J of 6= of8 and 2 more = i of a dozen eggs 1 How many feet in 3 yds I paid 12 for 3 pigs What is the cast of 1 pig = 40 f J THIRD YEAR Reading and Language 1 Read Little Gustava and copy two lines In two different stanzas that show thetime of year 20 2 Teacher select a reading 80 i 8 Copythe sentences oflesson 38 page 45 and fill the blank as v 4rated 40 4 Write a story of your school after thejoutlme lesson 64 page K JiMten famine palace exhaustion pretty besiege receipt hlcK tif at Sacrifice Prices sacrifice the county to visit us we quote below a few prices on items from our varied stock Dress Goods 52 inch Cravenetts 115 worth SfcBQ 52 Shepherds Plain 110 worth 150 44Check Mohairs 115 worth 150 38 Blue Black and Brown Mohair 50c worth 75c 52 Brown and Fancy Mohairs 95c forth 150 40 Black and White Mixed Mohair Ssc worth 125 38H Blue and Black Serge 50c worth 75c 40U Shark Skins Black and Colors 60c worth 75c 44Shark Skins Black and Colors 65c worth 1 54 upI54Zibaline 85c worth 125 54U Broad Cloth Black and Colors 100 Full line Flannell and Tricot Waistings Mercerized Grosgrains in Black and Colors 25c worth 50c Black Uxorias 50c worth 75ce Full Stock Imported Dress Goods in Black and Colors A great variety of Black Satin Skirts at less than we can bUr them now from the manufacturer r Table Linens and Napkins 72 inch Satin Damask 1 worth 150 68Bleached Damask 75c worth 1 64Bleachd Damask 60c worth 90c Dozen 150 i ChnstmaslI rr sole leather suit 5 worth 750 Full sole er Oxford bags 4 Leatherette suit cases 75c t bagsL25 JflWorth 750 now go at 111 500110 Imatch 1m IIA of Umbrellas priceSJromI ory veil ache Fill 2 bu = pks 1J = qts 10 qt = gal i = is 35 = 2 If earns a of a in 1 how can he earn in 15 20 3 a how of con be for 24 For 4 20 4 had 37 she 20 for a pan and 10 for m my had she left 20 5 1 each 1 of his you 2 a m of 20 3 is mean By By 20 4 wail 10 5 two of 50 sewn ous way ceil ing 100 will 36 if each 20 20 2 to 172 to 20 3 If a man 7 hr 45 min 20 sec each day how will he in 24 20 4 Paid 304 for 38 bbl of flour and sold the same at 912 a bbl was the 20 5 6300 15 372 3 = 20 I 17 bbl of for I 41 per bbl For how must 1 sell the to 15i 20 12 lb of tea cost 5J will be the cost of 1J lb 20 c If 5 be to of the I will its be or 20 x 4 of silk 55 yd will it take to line a of 6 yd of 12 yd wide 20 5 The of two is 623 one of the ris is the Use sit set lie or to fill the in 1 the trees 2 the on the 3 and 4 you 5 the rug on the tie 6 and smo than this 7 here an your on the 8 Now I ire to 9 on eggs 10 The on the eggs 40 2 a the 50 A a list of the and 2 5 into the 5 into the of 3 are the of the The 4 the The The 5 a for be to tthe ff i J l Demask l and 25c to 50c and 25c to 50c 7Jc up f 18 U u and 750 10 t U U 750 and in some as the 11 15 U U U 7 10 U U Underwear and 1 up to 150 and SOc 75c It ti 65c 95c 125 and 95c and 50c 75c WomensVestand 25c 40c Full of and 50c any 1 10 25c and 35c rif 50c 75c and 1 We invite you us this sale as we are to make an fort to Make this of ever the decide fleece approve scholar examine gnat mosquito beetle blanks gal 1lQs John quarter dollar hour many dollars hours AfSQ yard many yards cloth bought Belle cents paid cents cents ribbon How cents James bought cents How FOURTH AND FIFTH YEARS Reading Who wrote Hiawatha What other poems have read Write quotatl from memory What byGitche Gume Lokomis Naked Bear Whitefire insect Define Sinew lulled wigwam linden Read stanzas Hiawatha Spelling Ocean auction pension buy piteous outrage senior peculiar sleigh jamb annually sugar fissure knead freight seige sloping woolly separate women celery Arithmetic Fourth Year1 How many pounds books weigh book weighs ounces Reduce 13600 inches yards Reduce pints bushels sleeps long sleep days What whole gain Arithmetic Fifth Yearl have flour which paid much whole gain 2vlf what added both terms fraction value increased diminished How many yards wide cloak made cloth product numbers numbers 1246 What other number Fourth Year1 correctly Braise blank these sentences They unler things table Planters cotton tobdcco Shall early grass andIn sunshine Fog head cushion down sleep ducks hen Write story from outline lesson Sleigh Ride Make states their Capitals Name rivers flowing Atlantic Gulf What principal products New England States Southern States Which States touch Ohio Great Lakes With what would train from Kamsas bound New York loaded From Boston Denver Fourth Year1 Name special senses Why Towels r Hemstitched Fringed Plain White Fancy Borders Huck Towels and Cloaks and Furs Womens Long Cloaks 1350 worth 1000U 1250 1500 Womens Long Cloaks worth 500UMisses Childrens Cloaks priced proportion above Ladies Long Furs worth 9u 1250 Mens Shirts Drawers worth Mens Shirts Drawers worth U45c Mens Union Suits worth Womens Vest Pants worth Vest Pants worth Pants worth Stock Childrens Pants Vest Union Suits Princely Shirts equals almost Shirts Dozen Fancy Shirts duced from to ef the sale which do we determine form Odor Sound Flavor Beauty T 3 Give s6me directions for sleeping 4 Givewo special uses of the bones of the body Locate a hinge joint A ball and socket joint f5 Tel what you can about the effect of alcohol and tobacco upon the bones History Fifth the story of Major Andre an General Arnold 2 When and where did Cornwallis surrender 3 What cities have been the capitals of the United States 4 Which were the firefour States admitted into the Union after the Revolution 5 Name the President and two battles of the war of 1812 SIXTH SEVENH AND EIGHTH YEARS Reading 1 Read two stanzas of the Chambered Nautilus 2 Explain Ship of Pearl lustrous coil Triton low vaulted past caves of thought 3 Define Enchanted siren tenant spiral dome 4 What is the lesson taught by The Chambered Nautilus 5 Who wrote it What other pieces did he write Which do you like best Why assessor payee guarantor tilde hyphen cedilla gratis gesture synopsis scheme scholar adieu annual soda umbrella macaroni merino dairy oven choose choice catalogue tissue molar larynx disobey croup cough measles typhoid zinc sulphur oxygen equinox squaw canoe quinine opossum engineer sheriff treasurer constable caucus campaign illegible saucer chestnut bouquet wrestle Year 1 How many boxes each containing r 12 lbs can be filled from a hogshead containing 9 cwt tiO lbs of sugar 2 Multiply 8 times 32 by 6 times 27 and divide the product by t 9 times 96 Use cancellation method j 3 What is th e greatest number that will divide 620 1116 and 1488 396 5184 6914 4 Divide theL C M of 7 42 6 9 10 and 630 by the G C DI of 110 140 and 680 5 A man owning f of a factory sold 45 of his share for t 2570i how much was the whole factory worth SEVENTH AND EIGHTH YEARS ARITHMETIC ltff 125 bushels of apples cost S82J how many barrells each 25 bushels can be bought for 224401 2The bread made from a barrelof flour weighs 35 per cent more than the flour What is the weight of the brea- d3I bought 108 bu of seed at 462J a bu and sold it so as to gain 114885 What per cent profit did I mak- e4If t I sell goods for 1250 on 6 months credit which cost me 1195 cash what is my loss money being worth 10 per cent i 5How many hays will 21 men require to dig a ditch 80ft1 long 3 ft wide and 8 ft deep if 7 men can dig a ditch 60 ft long 8 ft wide and 6 ft deep in 12 FIFTH AND SIXTH YEARS Grammar IFill blanks with adjective clauses A man owns that house He will learn I have an apple 2 Underscore the relative pronouns in these sentences Tell me whom you saw Those who sow will reap 3Add objective clauses to these blanks We know He said I could tell 4Form as many as you can from these verbs Go sit see spell lie study answer find to a friend and tell him how ou giving Continued on page eight 1 in L BEST Cents BEST BROWN 6 i Best Apron 6c lOc Cloth 5c 12 I2c cloth 7 l2c 15c lOc 12 I2c 8 l2c 20c sateen 12 12c 3cc u 22 I2c Allot these are in blk and cols Black Tan and Fancy Hosiery bought for the Holiday trade will be put in this cut price Pat Shoes formen 3f worth Pat Shoes for men 350 Shoes for boys 250 Douglas Pat Shoes for youths 2Perfection Shoes for men 250 equals ally 350 Shoe for wear fine shoes for Women Will make special prices on the entsre lot We are stocked on Rubber Boots and Shoes and FeltBoots bought before the advance and can save you 25 per cent We have 6000 Rolls Wall Paper and in order to reduce itwewill sell the entire Stock except Ingrains at half price Now is the time to buy Carpets at less than Jobbers prices are and Hemp Art Squares and Rugs in Axministers Ingrains Granites Mosquets and something that will please you J Cunningham Duncan Springfield Ky I L Washington County Schools Examination Language1 Aboyhgll6centshe fjSpelling To Be Sold 75ct casesI during going merchandise offered people I Common 10J greatest rye- Arithmetic1 at5I 10rLongfellows BigSeaWater mysterious 1246010x475377 Language layrise ehigher Shetheen 6- 0Geography1 MexicoI Physiology Imported iptWomens Childrens 2u8 125- Womens visit Mississippi sensesi YearlWrite SpellingActor ArithmeticSixth containing dayst participles 5Writealetter sperttThanks CALICOES 4 COTTON cents Gingham Outing Outing Flanelettes Flanelettes mercerized 25cU U20c sale- Kneelands 500- Donglas DouglasHPat KrippendorfDittman TopestryBrussels Smyrnaswehave THE SUN AND Both pa persljr Bryans Commoner 145 L50Weeklycan Weekly Cincinnati 175 Weekly Atlanta Constitution L75 Republicd 175 Democrat 175 175HomeAmerican Agriculturist 175 American Epitomist L5O American Farmer 150 Breeders Gazette 225 Country Gentleman 20O Farm and Fireside 135 Farm Field and Fireside 175 Review of Reviews 325 Lip iuctts Ma ire 285 Scribzer s Magatine 400 Ledger MontI y7 175 435IOne Bottle DrCaWIused as directed will givs 1mJlief from th inexpressi ble tortures occasioned by consti pation and its itIsContinue timeI your system right keepIWell inside youre well all over Dr CaidwelisLasarsttu Syrup Pepsinfa the best preparation obtainable for all the many Ills and ailments arising digcttneorgansIt acts quickly and surely on the cans of throuble and its beneficial effects perceptibleIt cases pIhalf dollar sizes from all druggists Your money will be refunded if it does not benefit you bdMbnaUOurWoadr and free to those who have MvertriedthIswondertniremedy Write t 4af 4 DLir Slid by Till Rill Cnss Inif S srs- h BHH HMHI 1 lIt rfXq 1h STHE SPRINGFEILD SUN WEDESNDAY DECEMBER 20 1905 fa plf bi or Mammoth b Bronie Turkeys i 5 e j i r i F0Rr III IN JY Poultry The Coal Man WT Meats Below we print a sort of a meat directory tI Anything you want any time you want it Roast Steak J Pork Rtast Perk Chops Frisk Sausage MuttMuitoii C kips Veal Roast Voal Chops Veal Cutlotts r Pickled Pig Foot Pickled Bologiia Ham BreakffstBacon Hinci Meat Fish Evory Thursday Oysters Wednesday r CARPENTERS Meat Market WILLISBURG J M Trent and wife spent last Sun day with T J Trent Mrs Jim Brown and little son Har old are visiting her parents Mr Mrs A B Wells Mrs J K Wells visited at Birc wood last Sunday turkeys dif sold week the turkeys induce the way will glad they it come suggest iaf sorrjg want turkeys I Miss Maggie Trent has returned home after a days visit to relatives here Bettie Commins here Wednesday last Mrs Jane Birch has returned a weeks visit to relatives in Louisville John Trent visited in Mackville last weekMrs Catherine Clark celebrated her birth day December 10 A large crowd in attendence Mrs ofheris getting along working toward Mackville and Polin countylastweekLittle Jones is quite low with tyPhoid fever Miss who has ymgEeachman spent Sunday at the visited at SundayJMonday on business Mrs Lafe visited her parents at Mackville day last week There will Christmas tree at this on next at the- Christian church body invited Circuit Court H Circuit Court made in tle above styled cause having claims Wrightdeceased notlaterSpringd FebhM G LEACHMAN M C C C SEVENTH AND EIGHTH YEARS Grammar L Define verb classify verbs as to use as to from 2Give and define the properties a verb 3r Parse the verbs in this sentence me not in mournful numbers is but an empty dream r4pars the adverbs in these She lived very hap t ft 2 ily He signed it then and there 5Analyze and then diagram these sentences Our island Borne is far beyond the sea Talent is something but tact is everything 1 Geography Name all the territories of the United States and their Capitals manufacturing six for mining 3 waters border on North America What are the prin eipal mountain ranges 7 4 are the leading products of Massachusetts Illi nois 0f Kentucky Of Texas X v EL Over whtwalers would you travel in going from qCg2t L KYe only leave 120 of these they iirei not by Friday t noon this they will be slaughtered We are merely Offering to the people in order to them r use the best for next season this is only we be benefited Ie would be to have the ladies call and select a par but if cfrnbt fluid convenient to in Thursday or Friday we would itbeylsend erTetferiotw to slughterthes Vv a I The few Miss was of week 4iPme after seventyninth was workCapt Bright nicely Maxey Jossie Breckinridge HungateMilton Harlow one be Saturday Every Washington ington all persons W of Tell Life sentences What What Of 4 of lVHITES Cream THE GUARANTEED THE CHILDRENS FAVORITE TONIC F BCWAMt IMITATION THE GENUINE BallardSnow Liniment Co ST IOUF ivio For sale by C J Haydom Springfield Washington Circuit Court Clara B Royalty Admr of George Royalty vs Royalty and others DefendantsOrder Equity By virtue of an order of the Washing Circuit Court miade in the above styled cause all perSons having claims Royaltydeceasedclaims properly proven before me not later than February 15 1906 I will Springfieldclaims from January 15 1906 to Feb ruary 15 1906 M G LEACHMAN M C W C C Confmissioners Notice T vsNannieAll persons having claims against the estate of John McAuliff deceased will present them before me proven ber 1905 and the 15th day of Febru ary 1906 v CNovember f r SALEJ BEST THE COUNTY Ie ManeI Jones beyondSharpsville deceasedPlaintiff EQuityBy forY Vermifuge WORMREMEDY SprmgfieldKy A Bad Scare Some day you will get a bad scare and fear appendicitis Safety lies in Dr Kings New Life Pills a sure cure for all bowel and stomach diseases such as headache biliousne costive ness etc Guaranteed at C J Haydons drug store only 25c Try them Sprlnlfilldi Market BaconBIUl1t15c Sides 12Hc swax per poun Bnttor ladto 20c per p und i Chickens Hehs8 o Sprn8 c Dried pp per pound r Ducks ScpeY pound Corn Meal 73c to hoe bushel sH EKJ8tn per dozonlFeathers 45c 1GfntltmCi50 Oraln Whoiit Rice coriififtr OatsJ fLardLhnetgUOc to 100 porIJrrel Mlle products Bran Jloo shipstiiffLOpor 100 pounds PotatOtt4Country OnionsJlOO SnltU5 and 185 poi barrel Turkeys per pound V Tal1aw1e per IUndJVinegar 25c to toe per gallon Woo nrry and CraM y 14Hc clqottat grease aic tub washed Six Country SorKhnm SctofiOo if peose6Oi a pelca Huge Task It was a huge task to undertake the cure of such a bad case of kidney di Cherokee goneIcushion arid suffered from dreadful InElectriccure and by them was restored to greattonicJHaydont f New York by going two duff rent routes HistorySixth Year 1 Tell the story of the fight at the River Raisin vr 2 Give the names of five K entuckians who took part in the war of 1812 Whntdoyotknow4 What position did Kentu ky take in the Civil arWhnt is meant by the underground nilrbad 5 What Kentuckian was onto VicePresident What onePr si dent of the United States Of the Confederate States 1 Give two good causes of the Revolutionary War 2 Name aud describe two battles of this war 3 What nation helped us in this war Who was De Kalb La- Fayette Steuben Kosciusko Rochambeau iatechVashingtonGates RQvbluionaryWar I r Prof A M Miller of the State Co lege is sued for 100 for poisoning dog in Fayette county Tae Key that Unlocks the Door to Long Living The men of eightyfive and ninety years of age are not the rotund well fed but thin spare men who live o slender diet Be asfcareful as he will however a man past middle age will occasionly eat too much or of some arti cle of food not suited to his constitution and will need a dose of Chamber lains Stomach and Liver Tablets cleanse invigorate his stomach and regulate his liver and bowels When this is done there is no reasdh why the FLOUR lGl jJ Astonishing You wont believe what a great dif ference reallv flour makes until you try our KENTUCKY STAR Brand anything no more expensive than the other kinds and it does more and better Nows the best time to try Chaplin Water Power Rillir Mills B SUTHERLAND Proprietor Physiology 1 What two great cavities in the hums body By what are they separated What organs are located in of the body cavities Jach 2 Trace the circulation of the blood through thebod 3 Name the digestive organs determinecolorForm5 What is the office of the red corpuscles of the blood Trace portalcirculation Civics Seventh and Eighth Years 1 Name the county officers Give some of the duties of any two of them 2 Nan the state offices Give the duties of two of the offi cers 3 Name the departments of our state government Define the duties of each department 4 Writes the preamble of the State Constitution 5 Give five principles guaranteed by the Bill of Rights The envelope containing these questions was opened bythe un dersigned at oclock December 1905 iN T I agpFor rts workJ Makes Soft Smooth Velvety Skin Reillre4i PI Tvvy Bfw NS vM Iuklieals tA Kentucky chemist has succeeded r4 perfecting a preparation for beautifying I 11 the complexion that is truly remarkable in action on ugly The new discovery has already become extremely pop ular with complexion specialists and thocs ands of women to its pleasing perfectlyharmlesslurking place for dirt and disease germs If the pores are inactive andfail to perform eonseiblackheads acd blotches Ordinary race creams lotions and socalled beautifiers as a rule have a tendency to close the pores thereby not only proving injurious used regularly they e a skin flabby and new discovery is Paracamph a combination soothing balmy oils which when applied straight to the interior cells nourish rug and oiling the face muscles stimula genusaning a healthy perspiration Hie action of Paracamph is has asmooth velvety effect because it nourishes and- feeds those cells which produce the oils necessary fQr making a beautiful skin Dont hesitate try Paracamph once Itguaranteedto to be perfectly harmless aid 1 superiorIt f 3 I T a treatment W te III READ THISrs ISymsonia Ky Mardi 30 1903 DearSirIfor the sale of your medicine in this Wonderhas andtherenearer than fifteen miles of this place so I would be pleased to hear from you concerning the agency as soon as l EDDRAFFEN = Symsonia Ky r One small bottle of the Texas Woo der Halls Great Discovery cures all kidney and bladder troubles removes gravel cures diabetes seminal emis sions weak and lame backs thcuraati and all irregularities of the kids and in men and WOBMB childrenIf j4 sent by maul on receipt of fl ODe small bottle is two mouths treaty errsDrfittestimonial 7 t THE SPRINGFIELD SUN WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20 1905 JJll Hit Fi ieI- i + t Firmt + TIMcCabt Johnson McCabe GROCERIES I S Having the stock of groceries of C Shader we are prepared ofc 2 1 furnish at all SZ w t V High Grade G Ce c j c ies1iJ J Staple and fancy llI h jLf + 1f I XMAS t ttl i i + i 1 i 7tr F T iWe are prepared to fill Xmas orders with the best things of the seasony f t Leave or phone your orders and they will receive our best attentionr t ifA share of your will be appreciated Phone 116 i tp c ttl r r 1 JOHNSON McCABE J tIWi++ J + Woman Sent Up for TwentyOne Years Dixion Ky Dec 15The jury In the case of the Commonwealth versus Mrs Emma Roach and her two brothers charged with the killing of her husband returned a verdict today at 130 oclock The punishment of Mrs Roach was fixed at twentyone years In the penitentiary and her brothers Robert and Rich Crenshaw were given eleven years each s The case was given to the jury yesterday at 2 oclock the long delay in reaching a virdict being on account of two jurors holding out for a charge of murder and the death penalty for Mrs Rorch Intense interest was mani fested in the se throughout it being necessary all the time to keep a deputy sheriff on guard at the entrance to the court house to prevent the court room from being over crowded After the verdict was rendered and the prisoners were returned to the jail Mrs Roach attempted to commit suicide with a piece of glass She made only a slight wound on her throat but would have killed herself but for the prompt action 9L the jailerITHREE STRAY SftO may have same by proving property and paying for this advertisement and their keep B H YOUNG A bloodred chicken hawk was cap tured near South Elkhorn 7 Do Not Neglect a Cold f Every cold weakens the Lungs lowers the Vitality and makes the system less able to withstand each succeeding cold thus paving the way for more serious diseases CAN YOU AFFORD TO TAKE SUCH CHANCES PERMANENTLY CVRES =Consumption CoughsfColdS Sore Throat Cough Bronchitis Hoarseness Sore Lungs EVERY MOTHER SHOULD KNOW THAT BALLARDS HOREHOUND SYRUP CONTAINS NO OPIATES DOES NOT CONSTIPATE CHILDREN AND WILL POSITIVELY CURE GROUP AND WHOOPING COUGH MRS SALLIE LOCK AR Ooldthwalt Tex says W have wed Ballard Iloreboond Syrup In my family jOr ventl yean knd lt always give satisfaction When the children hud Croup und Whooping Conch It alwaya relieved them at once and I vould not be without It in the house as It la the BEST MKWC1NE we know of Best Remedy for Children Every Bottle Guaranteed THREE SIZES i 20 BOO and 91 OO BALLARD SNOW LINIMENT CO STLOUIS MO SOLD AND RECOMMENDED BY C J HAYDON Springfield Ky f S Will H Johnson j tQ J SI J 1 1 iI f purchased J times j patronage DEEP CREEK x Left Over From Last Week s- Word has reached us that there will be service at Beech Grove conducted by Bro HP Hatch tt next Saturday and Sunday Mr John Vf Pope who has been vis iting his daughter Mrs ThomasYoung- at Danville has returned home Mr James iDrury who suffered for three days and nights with hemorrhage- at the nose so that the family physi cian had to be called is now reported better Mr John H Elliott is getting along nicely with the work on his new houseMr Charles Rhodes of Danville spent several days last week with Mr Willie Elliott and went hunting Messrs Grover Elliott and Willie and Bennie R Carpenter while stripping tobacco were in some way locked in the room in which they were at work but Grover released his com panions by reaching the outside through a window and unlocking the door Mr and Mrs Green Nichols spent Sunday with the family of Mr J H Cv ElliottMr James Bottom son of Mrs Fan nie Bottom who eloped to Jellico and andIturned last Thursday accompanied by his wife and child Mr and Mrs W B Carpenter spent Friday and Saturday with the latters parents Messrs George and J HI ElJiott Jr are working in Boyle county this week Your correspondent was much pleased with the sug estionof the Prathers Creek correspondent a recent letter to have a union or meeting of all The Suns scribes at some future time when they ccjuld become acquainted with each other discuss and adopt plans for their future work that will materi allyaid the Editor of The Sun in his ef forts to make his paper the best in the State and make the occasion success socially and one long to be remembered by the kind editor antI his numerous correspondents I hope the subject will not be permitted to die for want of proper nourishment constant agita tion ami that the meeting may ulti mately realized Subscribe tor The Sun 100 year L Marion Notes Falcon Mrs Frank J Roberts aged sixtythreeyears died at he honie near this city Tuesday morning after an illness of only a few hours She had been in her usual good health until Monday evening when she was taken suddenly ill with what seemed to be neuralgia of the stomach Last night thieves smashed one of the big plateglass windows at Rinehart Osborns containing some clothing and broke a show window at A Kelly Sons procuring about 10 worth of candy and fruit About the time the robbery was supposed to be in progress some one set fire to the big mill but it was soon dicsovered by the night Watchman and quickly extinguished Mrs L Ernest Abell hada narrow escape from being burned Monday While in front of an open fire at her home in the country her apron ignited and the blaze ran up before her but with rare presence of mind she quickly unfastened the apron and threw It into the yard before the remainder or her clothing caught Mr F M Watkins and Mrs Laura Wines were married by Rev A C Graves on Dec 12 Mrs Rose Mackin has sold her farm of 190 acres on the Lebanon and Spring field pike to Messrs Harmon Pirtle at 50 per acre Joe Bosley colored had his head badly bruised and all the toes of his right foot cut off by the train Sunday near the big flour mill A Certain Cure for Croup When a child shows symptoms of croup thre is no time to experiment with new remedies no matter how highly they may be recommended There is one preparation that can always be depended upon It has been in use for many years and has never been known to fail viz Chamberlains Cough Remedy Mr M F Compton of Market Texas of it used Chamberlains Cough Remedy in severe cases of croup with my children and can truthfully say it always gives prompt relief For sale by C J Hay don A Wonder Harrodsburg Herald The colored Baptist church is holding a big revival and there has been a large number of additions Last Friday night when the invitation was given for sinners to come to the mourners bench a seven year old child climbed up and said he wanted to identify himself and cast his lot with Christian people He then asked permission to talk which was granted him and he then gave them a most wonderful talk saying among other things that no doubt many thought that he was too young to know what he was doing but he was never more serious about anything in his life that by his actions he had saved his soul and was guaranteed a seat in Heaven among the blest His talk created a profound impression upon his hearers No Secret About It It is no secret that for Cuts Burns Ulcers Fever Sores Sore Eyes Boils etc nothing is so effective as Bucklens Arnica Salve It didnt take long to cure a bad sore I had and it is all O K for sore e es writes D L Gregory HaydonsdrugA cow weighing 3450 pounds is on exhibition at Talmouth Pendleton county Your Life- Current youlife inthoanscnt out through the organsIiirritable cannot sleep have headache feel stuffy dull and melancholy or have neuralgia rheumatism backache peri odical pains indigestion dys pepsia stomach trouble or the kidneys and liver are inactive your lifecurrent is weak Powerproducing fuelis need ed something to increase nerve energy strengthen the nerves Dr Miles Restorative Ner vine is the fuel you need It feeds the nerves produces nerve force and restores vitality When I began taking Dr Mlles Restorative Norvlno and AntiPain Pills I was confined to my IKdIh- ad severe nervous spells tho result of two years illness with malaria I jjrndjially grew weak that I was to sit up The spells would commence with cold chills and I helplessI had doctored right wong but grew weaker and weaker Tho Nervlno seemed to ptrengthen me right away and my circulation was better I have taken in all seven bottles of the Nervine and I am entirely well ROSA E WEAVER Stuarts Lx yourdruuglstfirst bottle willbenefjt If It falls he will refund your Miles Medical moneyI nr ir 1 0 r 1 tSTEPINI i AND SEE MY LINE OF iI HOLIDAY GOODS Rings Watches Chains Pins Gut Glass Silverware and Silver + Novelties a f f i You will hays no trouble In siinciiitg SomethingtoSuitIf a t t tDont miss the place Main Street opposite Presbyterian Churqh I JAS J GRAVES f J Springfield Kentucky + Et it T gil BUGGIES cHEApIrrr IL w c CtI now have in stock I enwill make you a special III price on every vehicle inCa my house for the tfew weekst kB ROBERTSON LGGIESCHEALJ W iOUR WINTER Hc o AL 4 V Now is the time to give us your order You know we handle the best goods H McClure Wells H- H r 1 The Farmer t Will find our line of Buggies Harness Farming Implement etc complete Old Hickory Studebaker and Champion Farm Wagonare the best They have stood the test of time the have been found not wanting in strength and durability but WANTED by every experienced farmer and wagoner e handle the Ohio Feed Cutters the best in the world r If you need fencing buy that which has been proven the best The Pap and Elwood Fiild Fenc1Mt The Hagan Gasoline Engine Is noted for its simplicity and strength It keeps a ur1uThis can not be sa o er makes rof Mos of them juCgingis i and Wickedness IMcClure Wells SNr1NloidlKy I Ii i c 14- c ny THE SPRINGFIELD SUN WEDNESDAY DE- CEAI6ER101905ChristmasPresents it1 How Would a Selection From These Suit Canes umbrellas ties mufflers gloves suit cases sofa pillows fancy combs comb sets collar and cuff boxes glove boxes childrens furs opera bags belts childrens kid gloves silk shawles bedroom slippers lace collars embroidered shirt waist patterns handkerchiefs pr hand bags bearskin caps and cloaks for children fancy ribbons holly ribbons center pieces scarfs doyles toques ladies umbrellas etc etc t SPECIAL PRICES ON LACE CURTAINS AND ON ALL CLOTHING IN HO- USEMcINTIREGRUNDY I SPRINGFIELD SUN Wednesday December 20 1905 ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY BUBSCRIFnOjN ONE DOLLAR- In Advance J ROGERS GORE Editor awl Publisher Entered at the postoffice at Springfield Ky for transmission through the mails as secondclass matter TELEPHONE NUMBER 112 TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION simixThree Months 25 changedlyouItA PAPER FREE To every person who will pay arrears and one years subscriP- tion in advance we will give ab solutely free a full years subscription to Farm and Fireside The only condition is that you must accept this offer within publishersus to that time Farm and Fireside is Americas greatest twicea month Farm and Family Journal 24 to 36 large pages every issue with nearly two million readers throughput tbe United States inMt for every mem ber ol the family and all th ablydiscussedSend your order today NO PAPER NEXT WEEK 1 There will be no issue of The Sun on next Wednesday Decem be 2i our next issue will be on January 3 We are going to take Christ mas our printers are going to have a big time too For over sixteen years or ever since we have been connected with a news paper we have been jumping Christmas week it gives us a chance to get straightened out for another year of hard work it gives our printers la chance to figure fortunes out of the future and to thinkupon tHe subject of taking unto themseWes a boss and un der these ciircumstancs we feel that we are justified in slipping a cog Our subscribers are going to be too busy having a good time to read The Sun we hope thejc vill crowd pure Christmas cheer into their souls until it overflows and melIodypondent of The Sun will hang emi up and get em filled fullfullj filled then w lllJe our hopes you see Some time ago we were asked this question What would you do if you had a mil lion dollars Of course ifwe had that much cash on hand we would do several things which we are not now doing but among the first things we would do this Christmas would be to place in the socks and stockings of every one of our correspondents a brand new one thousand dollar bill and wouldnt that fill em full Now a parting word Lets try to make somebody happy Lets try to make some poor mans child feel that there is a Santa Claus who loves it even in its tatters Open your purse strings during the Christ mas time A little giving in toucheseprayers can Heres a handshake for 1906 lltl A Trustworthy Drug Store In nothing can the public be fooled more easily than in the quality of pure drugs Even the druggists ar sometimes fooled However you can depend upon getting the right quality of everything here We spendhtime care and money to make sure our i drugs are right and we guarantee their quality We want this to be known as a store in which you can be confident of getting f Purist Drugs 7v vS- tiiHtifle Ctmptimdliif te1 RsasMahIa Prises Red + Drug- StoreSMOCK ft NAYBON PROPRIETORS I i ji+ MR CLAYBROOKES CARD z In this issue we print Mr Claybrookes card declaring for Paynter for United States Sena tor We had hoped that Mr fIn vKrr r trt would declare for Senator Blackburn and we honestly believed that a majority of the Democrats of Washington county favored Blackburns elec tion but as we have made no special inquiry into the matter we can not say that we were cor rect in this belief Mr Clay brooke says in his card that he has interviewed a great many Democrats from every section of the county and that an overwhel ming sentiment of those interested in the election ot a United States Senator is for Paynter there fore he deems it his duty to cast his vote for him However Mr ClaybroorkeV announcement is made as to the peoples choice in the race for Senator as it is now made up As is wellknown among Democrats of this county the Hon Ben Johnson of Bards town has been frequently men tioned as a possible candidate although he has atno time sig nified a willingness to allow his name to be presented to the caucus However should he consent to do this Mr Claybrooke wouldIJohnson would practically be the unanimous choice of Vashington countys Democracy ties Coming Soon Ive known some mean men in tny time For instance one who tried To skin a flea because he heard Some one would buy the hide Another gave his son a dime To skip each evening meal And when the boy had gone to bed The dime would slyly steal And once I knew a man who dined Each day down town in state And then at eve go home and kick On what his family ate Another stopped the at night To save ware on the wheels And one would walk iioon tiptoes To save ware on his heels The world is full of men so mean That they would rathe see A lot of children shedding tears Than see them laugh with glee Such men but cumber up the earth And fill life full of woe But think they are engaged in good Wnen they are acting so But of mean men defend me from The sordid selfish one Who would deprive tie little folk Of all their Christmas fun The very meanest of them all The meanest ever was Are those who are so mean they say There is no Santa Claus Of course there is a Santa Claus Weve seen him lots of times The fellow comes each year Andown the chimney climbs Weve seen his reindeers prance and runWeve heard his sleighbells chime No Santa Claus seeHell be here Christmas time Maupinr Dying of Famine The progress of consumtion from the beginning to the very end is a long torture both x victim and friends When I had con umption in its first stage writes Wm Myers of Cearfoss Md after trying different medicines and a good doctor in vain I at last took Dr N jw Discovery which quickly and perfectly cured me Prompt relief and sure cure for coughs colds sore throat etc Positively prevents rant ed at- c J Hay pneumofG bottfe 60c and 100 free Subscribe for The Sun 100 year t Aj c ft tIf tfj 3 3 FOR PAYNTER Hon W D Claybrooke Will Cast His Vote In the Demo cratic Caucus Springfield Ky Dec 19 1905 EDITOR SUN- Before and since I was elected to represent the people of Washingtan county in the next Legislature of Ken tucky I announced that when it came to casting my vote in caucus for a candidate for the United State Senate I would be controled by the wish of the Democratic votes of the county That I might carry out this announced in tention I have carefully sounded the sentiment of the Democrats of the county honestly endeavoring to get at QuiotlyIa great many Democrats from al different parts of the county and I feel sure that I m now fully advised of the whole situation as I ever can be As the race is now made up the overwhelming sentiment of those manafest ing any interest in the matter at all is for Judge Paynter and as matters now stand I have determined to socast my vote as Representive of Washington county in the Legislative caucus that will be held to nom a Democratic candidate for United States Senator countIhaveappreciate this and especially am I profoundly grateful for the favors and received at the hand of the Democratic party in the county and having for the reason given determined to cast the vote of county for I feel that I have discharged a duty that I owe to myself to take a stand in the Senatorial race and I feel that the people and the Democratic party o f Washington county ghoul it so that further stiring up of feeling andcontroversy over the matter may cord W D CLAYBROOKE Grip Quickly Knocked Out Some weeks ago during severe winter weather both my wife and my self contracted severe colds whibh de veloped into the worst kind of la grippe with all its miserable says LandingIowacles sore head stopped up eyes and nose running with alternate spells of chills and fever We using Chamberlains Cough Remedy aiding the same with a dose of Chamberlains Stomach and Liver Tablets and by its liberal use soon completely knocked out the grip These Tablets promote a andkidneyssystem is congested by a cold re attack of the grip For sale by C J Haydon f j y CARDWfILI Mrs Pres son at nightTheaugh burnedbyShe is doing nicely at present HGardners LGrahamyearlinghorses J H Pinkston bought one 2yearoJdi horse for 89 B M Shewmaker one 7y earold mare for 109 E T Perkins and family visited at M A Perkins Monday IIJ A 5150 Kyler bought one cow and calf W L Graham sold to R A Wffiham one colt for 3250 Wayne County w ill vote on removal of Courthouse February 6 and a lively fight is looked for Mrs C L Grundy Route 1 has foe sale Brown Leghorn ducks i T- dllSTMASH GREETING This being our last opportunity before Christmas we t now wish 4 ALL OUR FRIENDS AND PATR- ONSCristmaA Merry and A Happy New Year We also take this opportuni to express to you our hearty appreciation of your loyal suppor during the past and hope to merit a continuance of same by A SQUARE DEAL TO ALL4 McELROY BROS 1 T A Cold On The Chest i Is Always Unttmf iftabli and Often Dan r srsrs This is the season for colds and you will be wise to provide your self with a bottle MENTHOLATED Cough Syrup Neglect of a cold in its early stages is worse than carelessness A wellknown lung specialist called i- tConstructive r SuicideWe guaranteethat this cough medicine will quickly cure a freeh atandlagThemedicines here r C J HAYDONCORNER DRUG STORE t r I r TilE SPRINGFIELD SUN WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20 1905 Tii tIt t 4H Santa Claus 7 Our grocery Department i Fined with th- ePUREST CANDIES choicest Nuts Oranges Bananas Raisins Dates Figs Grapes Etc i For X=rnas r IIZI M Local News NotesI Open For Job Work banks will While there will be no issue of The Sun next week the office will be open every day If you want anything in up the job printing line dont fail w the Or if you want to pay yoursubscription leys you will find the latchi string hanging ing outBorn to the wife of Robert Thompson un the 13th a boyand to the wife of Will Duncan on the 17th a can girl at Johnson Mc CibesfriBAD BLOODLast Thursday night the people around the poultry house of M H Jones were aroused from and by a fight whichJo occurredbetween Will Brown and Clel Mick sns and their respective fol xnjurs all of color Ac to the is testimony in Police Court Friday it appeared a that Clel got the worst of the in the fight but as the Judge to wished to give all a square deal in his court he did not discriminate against Clel but let him have 5 and in cost giving Will the same dose Fresh celery received daily C W Hagan i at FOR RENT Dwelling house with seven rooms on Main street in Springfield 3atApply to C T Logsdon for Blacks celebrated We are sole agents coffees 18 20 25 and 30c per lb at Johnson McCabes at Geo Lewis a colored min died at his home below town Sunday Last Monday one of the landmarks of Springfield passed away when Jerry Evans man who has been known around Springfield for so long died of the infirmities age The deceased was about 80 years of age Jerry was an old soldier and was a member of the local post G A R Next Monday being Christmas Judge Litsey will not hold court on tha day but sit Tuesday December in order that the outoftown peopl- may not be inconvenienced in their business Born to tale wife of W D IYana a girl MONEY IN TURKEYSMrs Sam of McIntire sold Mammot- Bronze turkeys to the Springfield Poultry Co Saturday Dec 9 for 9970 an average price of 226 STRAY CALFA red or roan calf strayed from about two weeks ago Information appreciated t MANN Booker Ky fi v 1 Q eaae0seaaertsae O O O aatsrsn rsyaottaear QOOOOOO 0 e a ae I An Invitationo Is extended to you by Hagan Bros to come in and see their fine line oaz They have the following pieces in Havijand Elite Limoges and Bavarian China both i- nGorgeousMndPaintedI ta a AND LAIN PATTERNSeo e t Fruit Dishes Jewel Boxes Moclio Pots Salad Bowls Whip Cream Bowls Berry Sets a Fancy Plates Hair Recievers Comb Brush Trays Nut Bowls BonBon Boxes Tankards Celery Trays Chop Plates Candle SticksaVases LampsAlmon Trays Tea Pots Dinner Sets Bisque Figures a Sugar Cream Sets Tea Sets Chocolate Cups a Dresser Trays Cups and Saucers Cuspidors a Cake Plates Medallions Shaving Mugs Sugar Shakes Tobacco Jars Ice Cream Service Syrup Stands Roll Trays BonBon Dishes a Mint Trays Chocolate Sets Bisque Novelties Cracker Jars A D Coffee Cups Pitchers Olive Baskets Card Trays Steins Service Bowls B B Plates Toilet SetsQJardinieres Water Sets CUTGLASS o S n 0 0 Hagan BrosY 0 v- o 0 0- o 0- o 0- o 0 e n 0 nnnnn onnnnnnnnnooono QO Onoooo Banks Will Closer a iBoth the First National and Peoples will be closed on next Monday nI Christmas day Positively no business 0be transacted on this day 01 AN ESTRAY On last Monday I took Oi as an estray a shorthorn bull off Bloomfield pike at Steve Wheat Owener may have same by pay for this notice and his keep up 4SD Mudd this Nice casing forstuffing freshsausage be found at G F Carpenters t11Hcall and see meWILL F SIMMS Wanted your eggs butter etc McCabe atJ MrsConrad Hertlines doll unquestionably a thing of beauty and jo forever The dolls are housekeeping in the window and are preparing Sl partake of the Christmas dinner Mrs Hertlein is a genius and we doubt whether there is another 1Ithe state who can boast of being better decorator than she Heinze sweet and sour pickle in bulk Johnson McCabes Fruits candies nuts and fireworks Johnson Mt Cabes Mrs C L Grundy Springfield Ky has for sale thorougher Brown Leghorn cocks at 50 cents each if taken once MARRIAGE LICENSES County Clerk t Booker has issued the followingmar riage licens Mr Miss Sarah Toben Mr Henry Vandi vier and Miss Claudia Royalty We sell Sugarloaf brand caned goods none betterJohnson McCabe The handsome new brick business erected by Messrs Tobin rapidlytSPnngfiefe STRAY MULES Two mules mare horse dark bays horse mule than mare mule Strayed from my last Wednesday Information appreciated MANEUL NORAJt YhFor ten days only I will sell A No1 Coffee a regular coffee for 15c Now is the time to buy Remember for 10 days only C W HAGAN Send me your produce best market price paid at times cash if pre ferred C W HAGAN oooooaaeonoapon guest Personal Notes ae 0 Visitors In and Out of TownA 0ofRound Up of the Weeks Personal NewsIoropoonoeoooooo C Mr C C McChord is in Louisville ness week W R Selecman was in Louisville Sunday Mr Henry Lee was in Louisville is week LHarryShader is at home for the holidays Mr Frank Montgomery is in Louis lle this wee- kjDr Crume of Frederickstown here Sunday iMr Wallace Duncan is at home to a few days =Jack McChord is at home for the Christmas holidays Miss Emily Russell is visiting her- family at this place Mrs J I Wimsatt is visiting in Louisville this week Mrs Lizzie Durrett visited in Bloomfield last week Miss Althair Medley has returned home from Louisville i r Miss Willie Knott spent a few days in Louisville this week Mrs G C Wharton has returned home from Louisville Dr Yates of Louisville is at home to spend the holidays Mr Will Huston of Maud was ere one day last week Miss Ella Shaunty and sister were here one day last week W D Claybrooke was in Louisville and Frankfort last week Mr Will Dorisy of Louisville isto here to spend the holidays Misses Lydia and Hallie Huston of Maud were here last week J M Burton and Mrs Katie Wil liams were in Lebanon Monday Mr Jim Thompson of Bardstown was here this week on business Miss Mulvey of Lebanon in as Springfield one day this week Mr Dick Mullican of Frankfort is at home to spend the holidays Misses Ida and Pearl Clay brooke were in town one day last week Mr George E of Owens born isat home to spend Christmas Miss Myrtle Croake has been tl e of Mrvjand Mrs Byron Croake is Miss Pearl Edelen and Joe Polin attended the plays at St Marys recently Mrs Finley Scruggs and children hotel Chicago are visiting relatives here khhstA gret LouisvilleIMJwas IsuMIssesJones of Maud were here one day this week Miss Gertrude Stoker has returned Mr home after a visit to Miss Myrtle Price Miss Annie Latimer has returned home after a visit to friends in the re Southlhas Mr Irvine Wimsatt is at home to spend the Christmas holidays with his family a Miss Mamie Knott who is attending school at Nazareth is at home for the holidays Messrs Jewett Brown and Tom simms were in Danville Monday on business Miss Mary Hamilton of Freder = ickstown visited Miss Sarah Simms last week Misses Louise Settle and Eva Royalty of Maud where here one day last week Mr Joe Conner and sister of FredericHstown were here one day last week Mrs R H Shader and little ffeice Olivia Clements have returned home LouisvilleMr S Tapp who is connected with Armour Co is at home for the holidays Miss Nellie Greene who is attend ing school at Nazareth is at home to spend the holidaysPMrs W E Leachman has r turned home after a two weeks visit her mother in Louisville Miss Annie who has been visiting Miss Annie McChordihasre turned to her home in Mr Watt Clements who has been visiting his parents near here has returned to his home in Union county Miss Annie Peters who has been nursing Mrs Paralee Isham at Mack ville has returned home to spend th Christmas holidays Sergeant A G Yankey who is at tending State College at Lexington will be at home Wednesday to speno the holiday with his parents Sausage casing for stuffing sausage at G F Carpenters Gilt EdgeI i We are sole agents IFor GILT- EDGE Canned Goods We take pleasure in showing you our goods Your visits appreciated t t The ii I BestL Mr Woodson Moss of Sullivan Ind here to take charge of the WaltonI Hotel on January 7 Mr excellent gentleman and a practical man It is predicted that he will- be successful in h to make the Walton a complete success It is not just at time where Mr tm the present The people of Springfield reI very much that he will leave i Thompson and wife have been successful in the management of Walton and where ever they locate I is almost certain to crown their j TAPPMILLER The engagement of Dillard S Tapp and Miss Margaret Miller of Louisville has been announced and will be of interest to the people of Springfield Mr was here and was formerly m business at this place but for some years been tqnnected with Armour Miss Mi1l a very attractive young lady of Louisville The wedding will be quiet home affair solemnized at the home of the bride After the marriage make their home 1Mrwith whom he has secured a very desirable position l ++ jBoys Boys Boys Boys this is not sun time nor railroad time but Xmas time This is the time to repay your lady friends for the many kindnesses shown you Nothing reaches the heart of a lady like a nice box of candy or a nice basket of fruits Remember that never before was there such a line of goods in this town as I have and they are in the reach of alL Call and see for yourself it costs you- nothing and it is a pleasure for me C W HAGAN Cut price in all can goods forthen xt 15 days C W HAGAN Are you going to stuff fresh sausage You can get the casing at Carpenters Farm For Rent For Cash I At Frederickstown Ky of about 110 acres river and creek bottom laud 50 acres m corn and tobacco 30 acres atimothy balance oats and grass Two tenant houses stock barns and new tobacco barn for 1 acres Apply to tf J R CONNOR FredericV town Ky Fireworks fruits ami puts of alt kinds at C W Hagans Fe 1 have a beautiful line of toys and I am anxious for you to bring the children in to see theme 0e Dressers IILittle Dishesr Chairs f Lamps j l and numerous other things which willr please thee Children Full line of Candies Nuts Oranges and Fruits of all kinds S M CAMPBELL f 3y THE SPRINGFIELD SUN WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20 1905 r LT2JLT 4Ito me and get Cash for them For the next two weeks I will pay 91C For Green Beef Hides Or 102CFor SaltediHides Bring them to metM H OneI BiJr rfi No 2 Foldi- ngBrownie Price 5si i A wonderfully capable and 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satisfactory communication with the ldhi people of this reat section of the country We solicit yotir patronage Rates reasonable Equipments and facilities unsur passed JAMES E CALDWELL President II Gcnl Manager t rYEwwr i t LELAND HUME Secy Jb Aust GenU Mgr t T D WEBB Treaaurec r =y t I II tl I The Adventurers I By H B MARRIOTT WATSON II1I COPYRIGHT 1898 BY HARPER BROTHERS Ed iltCHAPTER I- VTHE events of that day together the two surprising se to which I shall coma IJrcs ntly set me for the whole of a week upon the horns of doubt thud perplexity I was embarrassed by so strange sequence of accidents Somewhere behind and still aloof but self confessed as it were by the conduct and deportment of my unfortunate host hung the shadows of a mystery to which I had no clew It was plain that he had a secret which he kept very private and to which I should have been admitted on the very eve of hls unhappy death That death so to say had robbed me of my opportunity and I could see no means to regain f- tIIr dim suspicion Unit he had conic by his end through violence was dissipated soon enough The doctor certified to heart disease from which he told me that Mr Kesteven had long suf fered He might have gone off any mo ment Mr Greatorex he explained uA shock a violent exertion even a strong emotion this would suflice to determine the climax of tie disease A sJockihc word lingered some liow in my hough without particular reason The cries I had heard might well enough have been drawn from the old man in his last pains and yet I bad tire Impression that such deaths were usually instant if not painless Those shrieks had been prolonged and reiterated And here it Was that I had iny first surprise Under the stress of the pain ful emotions of that time I had for gotten the leaf of paper which I had taken from the dead fingers But while I was revolving the circum stances of the mystery the recollection of it flashed suddenly upon me and feeling In my pockets I discovered it where it had remained since the en ance of tbs housekeeper It was Inroad daylight and the doctor from Llunellan hail just gone from the louse I laid the paper upon my bed Tom table mill studied it carefully was of stiff parchment and stained yellow with the dust and dirt of years much worn in parts and its margin gnawed as if by mice or rats The characters were faded and well nigh illegible but I made out with some difficulty the faint and ancient letters This was how the document ran Turning this corner it is necessary toproceed upon the passage for the space of some thirty footsteps and at the close thereof to pause and survey the walls If yo will then Hilly deter mine a height of five feet from the footway thereupon will be disclosed a small knobbe the which revolving will give access to a large cupboard within ye wall Observe carefully upon the hark of the cuphoarl anti where the oaken pauriells adjoin the stone Here ye will perceive a spring the which pushing a doorway shall open behind giving entry to an interior chamber A night of stairway Icadeth thence Here the parchment had suffered so grossly at the hands of time or from the assaults of Its natural enemies that the characters became unreadable and finally ceased It was plain that this sheet had some connection with the disclosure Mr Kes teveu haul intended to make to me but beyond this conclusion I could not go And FO after a desultory study of the ancient characters 1 put it aside lock lug it more by habit than of intentional prudence in my private letter rare Withtoinquest was inevitable In the circum f stances but It was po more than a formality and my evidence with that of- thet housekeeper Mrs Multi and the doctor from Llanellan was sufficient tot close the investigation It was not un til these ceremonies were over that experienced my second surprise a stir t prise iwhlch although I lUll become somowhat jjpquainted with the eccen tricities of traj man fell upon me like a thundtrbolt Ipon the morning after the funeral I rode Into Itaynioiulto pay a visit to the lawyer CJreenstrcet by name who 1 understood acted on Mr Kestevens behalf I regarded this as the last of my melancholy duties which discharged I was tree once inure to re sume time tour which had boon so strangely interrupted Mrproenstreet the little fat bowing solicitor whom I had already seen received me with polite ceremony Ills face wore a min gled expression of solicitude mill Hail is faction as he fussed In a nervous man lier with his papers A most melancholy end Mr Greato rex said he shaking his head so sudden and a sterling honorable man sir Well we must all go some day I put the question for which I had come and In response was saluted with a state of astonishment Any assistance Mr Greatorex he echoed surveying me with Iris mouth open Any assistance Well I sup pose you can be of some assistance Awl he chuckled heartily as If intijt lug me to Join In his joke 1 told him that I was leaving the ills trict that same day and would like to know In what way I might aid him seeing that It was improbable that 1 should revisit the neighborhood Then you do not Intend to reside at the castle he asked There tray a certain tone of condom t lnation In his yoke which though I was at a loss to account for I could Hot but recognize Why certainly not said 1 Why In the name of fortune should 11 My billy idea was for Mr Kestevens sake to smooth his affairs for Ills succes sorsThe little man started to his feet and his mouth widened in a broader smile than ctt1hThln is it possible that you arcs ignorant Mr Greatorex said he And looking at my interrogating face he positively beamed Why yes it must be so he said excitedly uIr Kcsteven sir by a will under date of Aug 10 has made you his sole heir It was now my turn for amazement The unexpectedness of the news left me agape and then after the first moment of silence I felt my ears slowly growing warns and I knew that I was blushing red as a peony in my confusion und astonishment The greedy little lawyer enjoyed the effects of his surprise But the natural heirs I began stammering There are none said he promptly The late Mr Kesteven had no near relatives Time will 1 protested feebly Was matte three days ago I of wellIlegacies to his housekeeper and the servants and yourself the residuary legatee In order however not to raise your expectations too high Mr Greatorex he proceeded now more coolly and quite officially I may say that there Is little beyond the castle Itselfa bare competence arid no moreI my hnndsGood heavens said I But what rignt have I It is scarcely a question that requires an answer he replies dryly so long as Mr Kesteven had the right But by the way I may say and it is W HEYE- RMr Grccnstrcct received me with cere mony a curious coincidence and here he rummaged among his papersif you anti anxious to get rid of the castle I dare say it jean he managed Oddly enough only this morning I hail a let tel from a firm of solicitors in London assuming it was for sale and inquiring the terms Let me see Ah here it is He handed me the letter which was directed from the offices of a firm in Iardoe street Lincolns Inn Fields Quick work I commented The little solicitor assented It Is a beautiful neighborhood he replied rather proudly and the castle is a line building Very antique remarkably antique The adjectives were hardly chosen to my taste but I could find no fault with the sentiment Vet it seemed strange that a purchaser should have bctn so Instant I had understood that th experience was uncommon In the pf petty market As I sat contemplat im the letter Mr Greenstreet Inter po1 ed Yell sir said lie smiling Want I to Ilitortaln the offer No I answered though I could haitllycimve still why will live on the property iu quI Td the lawyer I replied adding for the pre Ont ntit in truth was In no state of mind to deterinhle upon any particular course with definition so Involved were my emotions In the face of the extraor dinary news i had heard It was an amazing stroke of good luck which by a signature of a dozen letters convert f11l comparatively impecunious and briefless barrister Into the proprietor of an ancient estate These thoughts and feelings moved me as I rode back to the castle quite oblivious of myearller resolution to be gone from nu mon I am the scene of that disaster It seemed now that I was definitely bound up with time fortunes of the place unless I accepted Greenstreets offcrto negotiate a sale of tile property for me I had fallen Into a reverie nor am 1 ashamed to confess that it was a very pleasant reverie when I reached the top of the hill upon which stood That hurried drive which Mr Kesteven and I hud undertaken three days previously had obviously been for the purpose of executing the will I now asked myself the motive which had induced him so to favor a casual acquaintance but I could find no an swer save in the general eccentricity of his conduct lIe had died without a relative even without a friend as1t appeared and to that fact the mere addition of a passing whim generated possibly under a stress of unknown emotion must suffice to explain his beIhaviQi At that phrase of nu own 9If f4 Xmas Furniture i L rt I Selections that Will Please You Parlor Furniture upholstered m Leather and Velour Fancy Chairs for Hall and Parlor Hall Furniture of all kinds Rockers and Dining Chairs fall kinds Music Cabinets in Mahogany Ladies Desk in Golden Oak Weathered Oak and Mahog any Ladies Toilet Tables Side Board Buffets Etc Dining Tables Combined Book Cases and Plain Book Cases the largest and most complete assortment ever put on the market Iron Bed full size 250 up Solid oak suit 1650 up Chairs from 275 set up Everything in the furniture line at 20 per cent less than you can get it in Louisville Pedestral and Tabrettes Childrens Chairs of all kinds Five feet Rugs from 150 up and Parlor Mirrors from up W E Leachman unknown emotion I was pulled up sharply once more Wtiat was there at the back of all these Incongruous and incomprehensible incidents IIi the current of these reflections I almost rode over the innkeeper Hood by the meIIiron gates At the sight of him the lawyers statement as to the contents of the will recurred tome and I reined in giving him good dnyJThis has been a sad business sir he ventured in his even tones- I nodded replying with some com monplace ti Especially sir for pOrMr Kes teven who was in a manner of speaking quite alone in the world vets said I though the remark was perhaps irrelevant So Mr Green street his lawyer tells me Hoods glance met mine as though he would inquire of me but feeling no doubt that this would be too great a liberty his eyes reverted to the gate which he still held open respectfully Mr Greenstreet tells me I went on and I suppose I am free to repeat It that your old master has left you a small legacy The man started visibly and for a second his dark eyes shone on mine He seemed almost as surprised as I had been but he recovered his aston ishment next minute and dropped his gazeThank you sir It is very kind of him Mr Kesteven I mean 1 served him three years and a better master Continued on seventh page I IZI II IZI Ill SANTA CLAUS AT Jos AShaders A new and handsome line o- fToYsiDolls Wagons Trunks A great variety of Novelties 11 Candies Cakes Oranges Figs Bananas Etc BE SURE TO COME IN EARLY = I r 6fl- k 3 I 25y Broaches Per Pair For Candelbras ISilver20Tea Sets i t presentsYoudthat will forever remain nice Ingsomething andIss rv is the talk of the town it is gorgeously beautiful Any thing you want at any price you want it EM Russell I f- i LCHRISTMASHg WE lRINGFIBIJO UN stINCHRiSTlIAS fCHRIStS pppr000O ooooooooopOOOOOO ooooooC oo rqooooo acn t E p 949 ci G 0 IyJ J1 our iirtstnas oe cucr jour J rosprous CIIDlfn mml WlknIf By A W FERRIN O one welcomes the advent of the holiday season more heart- ilyI than the sidewalk mer chant of the city the street fakir for while he seems to flourish like a green bay tree all the year round at Christmas time be reaps his great larvest of pennies nickels and dimes The hearts of even the most parsimonious open with the approach of Christmas and purse strings loosen as at no other time On every corner and between corners these curbstone nbmads are surrounded by admiring and purchasing citizens ands novelties from rubber pigs which can be Inflated to the size of a small balloon and in exhausting their airy contents squeal like a real porker to elaborate mechanical toys sell like hot cakes Every year distinct features of this queer trade come to the surface and are put on the market simultaneously by fakirs throughout the country The factories In which these things are made work overtime to meet the de mand of the shrill voiced barkers who personify Santa Claus to the chil dren of the city New Yorl is the great headquarters of the fakirs and they visit It at least once a year to arrange for the novelties of the ensuing season and to do a little business in the metropolis itself There are several large Jobbers In the city srbo deal exclusively with the sidewalk peddlers and they Issue voluminous catalogues describing thousands of articles suitable for sale on the street Every fakir carries one of these books and when he runs out of stock he sends an order to his firm which is filled by return express On jpost of the things he handles the fakir makes a profit of 100 per cent and sometimes more than that Ar tides sold for a dime are usually bought for a nickel and those which sell for a nickel for 2Y1 cents Occa sionally however when some novelty makes a real hit the manufacturers put up the price until the fakirs profit Is only a cent on each sale The old time favorite the jumping jack evolved Into a sailor who climbs a rope hand over hand dirigible tin mice kissing bugs lobsters and crabs papier mache frogs which like- the hero of Mark Twains famous story all find a ready market while cheap perfumery Christmas cards and lead soldiers are peddled in vast quantities Just where the fakir gets his title Is a mooted question The real fakir whose habitat is India is a person of religious sequence and has nothing to do with fakes unless It be that he performs wonderful tricks which owe their success to slelghtof hand rather than to the influence of the gods by whom the fakir professedly actuated However fakir Is as good a name for the itinerant vender as any other and r asiTIm FAKHJ AT WORK its etymology doesnt matter much Some of the fakirs make enough by meir petty trade to graduate Into roan utacturers of Christmas novelties or even Into a higher line of businessand it Is well known that one of the wealthiest men of New Orleans who- owns sugar plantations stores and fac tories once peddled shoestrings Carrying his capital In his pack th wandering salesman Is Independent to a degree rarely equaled except by th Mle rich and Weary Willie In th olden days before the invention of the newspaper and the telegraph me diaeval merchants traveling from pal ace to palace and from town to town shared with the troubadours the pro fession of disseminating the news kN t THE SPRINGFIELD SECTIONSPRINGFIELD KY DECEMBER 20 1905 t o o 1 Lc15 ccce Q1 I1llll- 19GWll ft M l lt By J AEDGERTQN Copyright bu J JL Edgerton- XHeCG6Jf hundred pears ago J Came a message sweet an low Oer an Infants humble birth fell a new strain to the earth Hngels sang the chorus then I peace on earth good will to m nai SINC6 that ells tant time far has been In every dime Garth has been- submergcel In blood Of a common bro therhood batdOft that sweet song would aria K and Bilfprtb th- estandardsy reeled ifri OR the grim and tenteel1cle- lmite afar that hallowed air Rose to beayen like a prayer nhere the feV were chanting on earth THE BABE BTTKX MAN to uses good oX will this later brighter day INIre we nearer scan thac they Stilt our soil with blood Is wet star Is round about us yet Hfll tip arnagt ever cease Still we bear the song of peace Cwill come Cis not a dream I through the darkness shines a gleam Cl9 a glimpse a prophecy Of the years that ere to be Of a new time conic to birthrOf the dawn of puce on earth tZ7 e aa uPEACE ON EARTH CRHFD6 of steel and cable bind S Closer all of humankind Hnd the workers of the world Rave a common flag wif urled- Chsught and traffic banish strife Love becomes the law of life rf6C66J hundred years ago J Came a message sweet and low sand that song by angels sung through the centuries has rung nark It rises once again ace on earth good will to men Some Christmas history In 1805 the terms of peace between France and Austria were argued and agreed to on Christmas In these Aus tria was forced to make several large gifts of territory to France and Italy to acknowledge Napoleon us king of Italy The United States forces began their withdrawal from Charleston S C to Port Sumter on Christmas 18GO Under duress from the powers Tur key on Christmas 1870 gave out a new constitution for the whole Otto man empire which granted Christians equal rights with Mohammedans de eree by the way which the sultan be ran cheerfully to disobey as soon as the duress was removed Davids Well Within two miles of Bethlehem Is a well which Is said to have been the one from which the mighty men of bat througheDavid in response to his exclamation drinkethe gate Dpvld refused to taste the Wat r for which his brave men had risked their lives and poured it out as an cfferlng to God Some picturesque ruin ore salts to be those of the home of Davids youtb J f T Ie LINT N Honeyboy Isnt it C charming and awfully de JIghtfully wicked to go oft on tins spree all by ourselves Absurdly so replied the still infat uated young husband squeezing the plump arm tucked so confidingly under his And Aunt Mary thinks we are in Connecticut while Uncle James believes us to be In Canada and our mothers and fathers are sure we are in Florida It Is Just too lovely for anything Isnt it And so we escape the deadly bother of a Christmas tree and the intermina ble dinner party and all the sticky children And we will have our Christmas eve dinner all by our lonesome lu hereweThe happy couple stepped Into the vestibule shaking the flakes from their coats and jstamping the snow from their feet The light lingered lovingly on the pretty young face with Its blue HE CONCLUSION SHE eyes and rosy cheeks and the snowy teeth sh wing between the smiling lips And the same arc Hgtft looked on the hands me clear cut features of the tall man with his fond and protecting airuA fine couple It spluttered u A fine coupe Ah Ive seen many such but they ll end the same way With tl pessimistic remark the light blinked Wickedly The door closed on the youn couple as they walked slow ly along the thick carpet waiting for that lordly personage the head waiter to assign them to a place This astute per s nags instantly sized them up as a re ently wedded couple and beckon edt em Ito an Ideal spot a cozy little tuba in a corner half surrounded by pall s there they were shut in from pryii g eyes and shut out of the hurry and iois pf the rest of the world As a w srk of supererogation the head waiter brought a bowl of white roses and with an unctuous smile directed at no one in particular set then 1n the center of the table and this called up a pretty blush on the fair ones checks Cllritoii took the elaborate menu and with a hopeless glance at Its foreign names handed it to his bride saying in the blind hope that she understood It You or ler the dinner houeybun Miriam glanced In the mirror and gave a Cry of dismay Oh I am perfectly disreputable Just look at my hair She the time when she tried to translate the menu to some friends iln a restaurant giving poisson aux eaux vices as poison to the lively rutersShe was not going to allow Clinton to gloat over her above all at this cariy stage of their married life So she returned the menu to him with great apparent self abnegation- No you order houeyboy uI asJfcd you to do It houeybun Oh vell I cant do It I never had to order a dinner In my life Father or Bonv one always did This last was said with just the least little bit of spirit Besides she was hungry so was he That fact may pardon his next words spoken with what be thought a noble and masterful air it Is time you learned then Now honeybun I dont want you to look at wayIdutyto learn to make out the dinner cards You are not a child Sir I never had to do such a thing and I wont so now I think you are y 4 Just going to turn out horrid after ally Now honey Dont hOuey me Please call me by my proper name I am not a child You just said so- Hondearest dont do that She was showing symptoms of tears though she bravely tried to hide her feelings She felt the eyes of the very respectable head waiter upon her His portly bock was turned but she sensed the disapprobation In his attitude The lights swam and the bum of conversation was like the strange noises In deep forests at night She winked fun ously angry with herself She finally overcame her temptation to dissolve In tears only to end that her honeyboy was sitting partly turned away In an attitude of deep dejection as well as set determination People came in from the snowy streets laden with parcels and carry ing bunches of holly and mistletoe and everyone beamed with Joy and pleas JUMPED TO THE THAT HAD RELENTED remembered ant anticipations Time passed and the obstinate young couple grew hun grier and angrier for now each began to nurse the situations a real grievance But though the waiter hovered around with unmistakable anxiety no one called him to give the order The situation was growing tense Hon eybuu was seriously thinking of getting up and going straight home to her mother and honey was wondering why men were fools enough to marry The old head waiter was sufficiently Interested to watch them meditatively by means of mirrors all unsuspected Something In the ulr or maybe it was the Christmas spirit crept under his vest and he felt a tugging ut his heart The bride was so pretty and the man so handsome he could not bear t6 see this dfscord especially tonight Sud denly he said to himself Blessed if I dont do it too lIe called the waiter and gave Jim- a quiet order and then took frsoui his eachLavingholly In colors in one corner On these he printed in very neat characters POTAGE CHRISTMAS EVE VERY PEPPERY V The waiter came to him with the tray on which were two plates of soup and all the concomitants belonging thereto and the proper wine The waiter entered the tiny place and deposited the things with a grave bust nesslike air putting a curd at each place and then discreetly retired Clinton scarcely noticed the arrival of the man but houeybuu saw him The soup looked good and the little card caught her eye She was the one woman in this generation with a keen sense of humo She began to eat Clinton now turned squarely and looked at the table He jumped 10 the conclusion that she had relented and had been adroit enough to give the order u perceived but though he would condescend to eat and the soup smelled very good he would not let her enjoy her triumph too soon so he took his soup in dignified silence The next course was ready as soon as he was On one large platter filled with chopped ice were placed sixteen small clams arranged to spell the words LOVE ONE ANOTHER One small clam oftlciated as a period this arrangement was too obvious esr J ia hv TTfe furi1fY Qi- fCnmrii f By ARTHUR I BURDICK Copuright by Arthur Burd- kkm61a Christmas IB hire with its chill an cheer HnJ am happyan broke l M7 surplus has flown Co the Great Unknown Ive not the price of a smoke But look aj the smite on my Johnnys face Hn listen to follys laugh Hn I aint regret tin the ush- lvcspent In my little ones behalf 6S Christ V mas is here Hnatemlghtyclear Chat Iam out o pelf riBut should X make moan Oer cash as has flown 1 I would be ashamed of myself for Jfancy Is wear In a bappy smlktmtb dress Ibought for h hcrCh1tworth about twentyfivetimes X am ready to aver XAPFT AN BEDEE un Christmas U hnctHn Its worth a year 0 savin an stavln too for to get the feel 0 the Christmas ual throughRn X ykw- Hs Xve assisted to bring Is a recompense for all X bate spent Hn a lotto beet t pngl 1FOR A SOUL FORLORN Hn X know one soul forlara Hs will dint today In a dtffrent way Chan she ftggered on this recta If X bad not sent that basket down Co that widder X would choke Beattn my dinner but now MMe Im happy If X am broke peclally as the waiter set the dish so the words should read fJ11e little clams went where all goon clams should go and two hearts began to soften Insensibly Two squabs nestling side by side on toast were accompanied by two cards bearing the legend PEACE ON EARTH The salad was delicious the entrees a dream and with each course came two curds with some sentiment calcu lated to remind the recipients of the- day Honeyboy pushed his cards In gloriOusly away but honeybun gath ered hers in a neat heap The last course was ice creamvery pInkand molded into the shape of a large heart with la white ribbon tied In a true lovers knot around It but the heart was broken through the middle and press ed apart deftly A single card read CHRISTMAS NIGHT PEACE AND GOOD WILL GET TOGETHER Even Clinton now saw but he thought this was all the clever work of honeybun He looked at her She was all rosy and sweet no longer pale and hungry Maybe too the good dinner had something to do with It but he beamed love on honey bun and reaching over took her little left band and kissed the wedding ring Neither ever knew that the fat head waiter nearly danced in his retreat as he saw the broken heart drawn together and eaten from the same dish by both He ghed as he whispered vi kayo reunited them but this house has lost two cut tomers = v ci tit ar r iJ SEOTIOliArte J r 1 f appj ITiTIlfdike- IOIFTS chari r llii1 Ct5 a TIhiBy GEORGE LAY LAWi FTEU a little over 1000 years H from the birth of its founder Christmas has become the rellgiousscarcely a land beneath the sun that does not witness some celebration of the day set apart to commemorate the birth of the Carpenter of Nazareth While In many Asiatic countries few participate In these celebrations there are yet enough so that all peoples are learning the significance of the ceremony Then too the number of actual participants Is Increasing year by year so that It takes no very great stretch of the Imagination to picture a time when Christmas observances will be practically universal r The charge of the Master to carry hIS gospel to all the world has been resllgiously obeyed and the prophecy oC the thousand years of peace which were to follow close on that consummation should be on its way Of the six conti nents Christianity entirely domInates four and Is rapidly winning Its way in the other two Both North and South America are Christian In every part The same Is true of Australia and the surrounding Islands constituting Aus tralasia All Europe follows the same faith with the single exception of the southeastern corner belonging to Turkey and even a considerable part of the Turkish empire Including Armenia Bulgaria and others of the Balkan states embraces Christianity while Christian missions exist in Turkey In Africa where the British govern Egypt and all South Africa while France has virtual control of Morocco and other European powers Java colo nies throughout the continent tbe faith of the Nazarene has a larger following than any other relJgkm Asia teeming with its vast C11fne5eI and Hindoo hordes is practically the only continent In which Christianity LI not the dominant faith and even here It has Incalculable political and strate gic advantages that are rapidly work ing a transformation Siberia occupy ing nearly halt ofj the entire continent Is ruled by a Christian power IndIa on the south Is under the control ofj England and the missionaries are gradually winninb their way Tibetfithe stronghold o Buddhism Is undsr tRussian Influence and Is being invaded by England from India Palestine I Syria and Persia contain Important Christian missions though as nations they are still under Moslem control The Boxer uprising was practically the last gasp of the virulent opposition tQ the advance of Christianity In China The lesson received from Europe at that time the important concessions granted in the chief ports to the great Christian powers U invasion of Man y Kontxg HXAD or CKXgrr rallroadQandmissionaries all of these things are gradually working a change in taw Chi nese empire Mission work is rapidly increasing in Korea Japan has bee rowed most of her civilization from Christian nations and Is seriously dis cussing the proposition of adopting their religion also The Phuippi se belong to America and a coo 4d caW portion has been Chrlstianlaed Christmas morn In the year of ourtc Lord 1005 will therefore have a meanl tag to more nations and more people than any previous Christmas mom la the history of mankind The fact that this day will be celebrated by tock widely variant types a4 is a ck wide ly separated nations fives a powerful suggestion of natty la tM kaaam races I j iI r I r 1t rT 1i ThEyIELDSUNCHRISTMAS SECTIONSSPRINGFIELD KY DECEMBER r 20 Iii p or II iYi1iiW V 17TIDLr Bin cUK Chrirtw Tree MTie Heny BeDc Tke BelT Te Peace on Erth aM tfie Goodwill t HI T74 GM FeBewihlp thc jefiensM cspplr Of CWirtsM Tvri 71 U K tUo Pie The Ftaflj itsvaisa AM sweet casmimioa Of kMrt to htart ezycafei MW by ntttm 1sv Of lIe eIK Tfce Ta czs depictfej frosty CIIriItsIoa FIlet with Mae a Cb tasseq jl thcw are with w MW ScIaBnr Its CkriftSM 6 chucW ire bet Hi JTht i btakcaJ rie ia thk oaaet he stekei So hant a Merry OrlItmaato iC Kay TickritudziPrere year faaey hat anticipated ti you will hare so CHIt to nope AM wfck to Motet youd not celebrated Itmt Your wile hat IlK ttiitttace 4a idectiag- ThoteI amwal dgart 1tIQCtSfJ- IFt Lw2whe eCatire thaalcs 9ht tedt her gift at ickzitau satisfy ntfed at Ako1bietkitsheWwbe 1 Emptaredwith her nly roekjsg chair II AMgetaccetot Semettaet Jnit pt t q- Wr t Iepeyoirys j + b4 gklt wto like their tOy F Aad that their bealtht coeditioi Wffl aet E jNwrtiyecettitate atot MtakoauefmRy fhyAciaz i 1d B why tandI con lie 1te41 Leh rather try1 rTo rffise vtWoUotlMy tAsa Tsake good ch ThatDeitmiir J = cr GJ IrThe Spirit of Christmas By DR WORTH SL TIPPY Of ill the years festival days Christ- masI Is peculiarly the festival of love Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus It Iff out festival of life divine and immortal for the power that raised Christ from the dead has passed Into the lives of the millions It comes with peculiar appropriate neas at the season of tbe year when nature is awakening to spring and everywhere are warm wluds sunshine growth and beaut- yThapfrc1g Js ouiuJfistiy aj JBJLPJ vine Providence celebrating the Ibv Ingi rare of GOd over all that He has made It comes ahJbe time when in agricultural coithuniUeLfthe earths fruitage has iees gars red and the jtyeai WbrK iratrs tc1Oe is a good time Ill pursuits to close the bodks with Gbd and to bdng to zHim the pMblebfor lila biUeft cence iht de a1d apjr eiitjou f h B tChHthe cll max ofthe ChrlatUn yilaritUlDiir tejiyalf love anda SttcJr It not tjiauUfnlly Ittlng tbit atkV day heuldJecele braled bhe toWjifent iofj gifts It is as aat foriloxe to gtvcaor bIrdstolgiUd forflowers tQcrow Tie spirit of Chfrjatmas is the sttfrjt of giylmj lhts spirit takes hold upofff all c1asSe f people carrylngr rato eve rx pul the sweetness and porltxof 10 e tn It JaVisfies gifts in homeoraiGi anh findsaray In ttheldirest poverjyi f Christmas ijas thdayihel1 God gav His richIIt to inenJesu- sthjChristand3 marvelous gift 0f the ftge8rhaB proved th4nsn ration of the day and given birth to ffie spirit of giving among men And for this reason let us give remembrances to Just fls many people as we can af ford to give to those of our Own homes tO our jrjends and to the poor It doesnt need to be much so that it ts f token of friendship Remember particularly the lives th tarecastn bard places ift a mortgage pay a debt send a check to the brave vom an who is lighting for her chljldr n Bring the young man or yo ng woman who Is wa from home Y Y9 town fireside Send a Christmas Dinner where you are sure there a Kcantypne if you cud not send it The spirit of Christmas ia love ex pressing itself In service The love of Godf found jits expression in the gift of a aviqur to the world The love of Chrie fcund U expression In the gift of ajifd bf pure and servjce to anklfld He gave Himself to tlJe jcIoMti Mftoctatlon with men go that i W 7 25th eJy 1a welcome bee with glee r fctl returned if we hart got And have a time that win oat truly be tLeta eat jrad drlok ew ill without a qsettka Of iMlgestfon lHsJceouradmlII carefree mirth aM ksfkter Without thoac t To oar joyeot sport Of that saL dark brown feeBaj the d- ayFbb after i the Uo It doetat M mads matter to hue The youc- WInads ejoy it to lie quite trothha SawQl tope others net exactly ywthnd up the bowl And irtrat W fragfaact want year II make ooJianh cead tisa Of cebpo itfea Say lemonade or cres oyster soup Bwheop 2Orb it gUat or or czno cup J Ssnt forget T1Ie I oiqzuimgcceii mtrceLLI Thepoor 1tk t areeSJ your subetliace seetklig t the4rueed Thatt sot a had bogteag Deit let ZrThe Chrittaat tftiif t Ii nper ttare toxday te att r1 I fWhyi Keep it with yo radmat gfewttg weef t aadaltogether wboktome thit M tteiy coafeg st c TTJl evepry firaa might take heart Jin th strggJ and bavE a reason te qopt of able ttf Itee likewisip Thlsgiltof rce isthe lfest gu- twhjclanbe giviehto te Vorltl And this gtrHftf Cthjf the reach of lboyLthev la floi xcuse for inose who jdo pIt None are too busy JLbbeXriendfy and none tbo great to stoOt3ttkn31iesses il bnfca thought nhere ere that could not be cdrdtaXTut Iknow now that it was amistake The most Inexorable duty men ever have Is to love and to render seryjces of lave It was one of the atteachIngs of Jesus that we will be Judge atlaby our attitude in practical service iO fisIck the bp pregsedy thestratfger and tathqe who lack the plainest necessities otJood and clothing j But this spirit of Cfiristmas which Is to find its expression in the gift of lovIng syiceJsnot the spIritoLjnere benevolence Kmdriesstnat is noCm spired by comradeship Is not beautiful at alL It may be pity from a proud heart but that Is trot friendship an3 It is not the deep brotherly jotfe of Christianity Men needs JrlendsmQre than they need alms W9 aUneed each others fraendships We are In separably bound together as jmea of one race and mehof Val1 races The powerfulvheerd the sympatby arid le9 ognitlon of the humble the rich bt the poor and the cultured of the unrefined and for this reason the life which finds its expression in unaffected and uni versal friendship Is the life which has most nearly caught the spirit of Christ of Christmas Letus give gifts land among them that larger gift of loving service Thus will the spirit of Christmas be shed abroad and make th 6 world brighter and better CHRISTMAS IN THE KLONDIKE I4 AVe you golrig to hang up your stocking IWhat do you take me for Do you think I want to get one of my feet frozenVTowa Topjci i 11 j1 Carving the Christmas Turkey tr T caiv the Chi iatinW tukeyJiflf- ully and successfully requires a knowledge more than that acquired by general observation To the amateur airerJos a stI cu tt hand it seeJs the simplest thing in the world but when he Attempts to dupliteTthaJeat he soon discpygrs that asfeaifeful study of Jhe birds an1 atomy Is necessary At the Christmas dinner the turkey Is offirst importance and the proper handling ol thi fowl means much toward the success of the viand The host usually manipulates the arving knife1and fork There seems to be a traditlon that on this day the bird in all its brown and savory spIenX dor should be placed intact upon the table A thin sharpblade knife and totmovefl by a single st okfepr the knife hitting the Joint exactly a platter of sufficient size to hold the Jowl and its disjointed portions are- 1ieeesaryto enable the carverto Tvork with fncatnessand dexterity WlIther it 1s good form to sit qr staiui while Accomplishing the work iepjends entIrly upon the cornfor blL the erforme There1S ye Ion to wliethethe heafttoijtFeNur key lOll 10He carverhfror left I also forlIe fndMua1 3o dec1dbut genffrally he filad is to ahe llefjls UijBNWins aiid legs are rmof IYdl join with JSL stroke ronj ett icJrJgtU the7 confpany be amatl aVid the brd One tgoodHsize carte fipm one Sloe onlr The otfside ma be reserved for sliciqg cof Us Tfle flrlt move of he carver jlMo itt ser the tork astrlde th breasfbpn tat the poilt plungtrjg It peep enough A Vshaped cut toward the joint separates the thigh and drumstick to secure a firm hold Then remove the drumstick with one strQke of the knife first cutting through the skin down to the joint hitting it squarely Itjs a little difficult to locate this Joint but by pressing the leg away from the side of the turkey it Is read- Ily found f claimed that the expert carver ItiS ot remove the fork from the until he has quite finished Be lbatas Jtm8Y It Is quite necessary to use the fork in separating the thigh from the drumstick and the hip is a favorite part with many To accomplish this make a Vshaped cutjtoward the joint holding the thigh against the side of the turkey with the fork The drumstick drops off neat ly Into the platter The next stroke removes the wing A deep cut through the ball and socket Joint severs this with a part of the breast meat Tor strike the joint squarely the first time requires skill thotgh sometimes It Is done very neat A neat stroke through the ball andsocket joint severs the wing ly by pure suck and this calls forth most favorable cbmment from the expectant hungry assemblage if the knife doesnt strike the joint at first move it back and forth pressing the wing away from the body disclosing the ball of the Joint then cut through and the wing Is detached Wben this rqcess is completed the disjointed portions are iaic ib7oneslde of tie platter or put on a separate plat to allow bf free space for slicing the breast meat a 4 j 2A Whp Is uLhmmers the big church bell p On CkIstmas Eve 1Aubb1and U at in irqia noejTT own over the town from its deptcjned throat he Christmas fairies hammer thebeIl ds it fashions tfobjfsnow c Wlth diamonds wven andt lghtglow f I 9 oiiarous hIteWmoks the nigh On Naturjs shouterlIstenjiijbr1g p h CbIstmasTIriI And ttvrefve then theMqo e S tall 11 ye flecked tke floor of the great fr a11 hit merr te ake sweetmeats raIn W pa t liul frostthoughts on the pa ristm f Ir ian itall Tb y rim th t avis r An Old Maidslf Christmas By BERTtiA E BUSH Aunt Annabel said Juanita with j merry jinglinguof skateslacconipariy y JUS her sjifigch ZaLxnunqetii-p my ehrtstuias packages for me 15fou know where they go r Aunt Annabel assented yith a Xlttl- Igh for he hands were ajreadyy ful 3f Christraas errands fnr m Juanfta did not notrce the sigh Hef iaughingi eyes were jled with thd vision of thehpy whbjs1kneyto waiting just arpunCtbVNiCorner eady to carryi ho s14teahdLi1t- la1petrp Jbut he gi cO esb ob f aidnpflfce kit Ir7doPt bell vey u ouhf t hav ls1c h tO do tWt Nth BverY y t trZmmQrls1 as Qh wayaLbjisy BuT Ishej jsntla Y bGsler aCChristtnas than Jitjiny otttertime What ofes an ld maids Christmas amount or Aunt Annabel heard the careless words and the little wrinkles on Her forehead deepened with pain rAn = aiaids Christmas Thered 1ou ted slowly to her thin cheeks It wasnot the quick blushing of girlhood which Is deemed so beautiful but a bbrnlngl painful flushing that seemed to leave hlteibanAn old maidsChrlstmas How hateful It was to be an old maid She A AUNT ANNABEL SAID JIJANITA had never dreamed of it when she was as young as Juanita When she was as young as Jtianlta oh much young er John Warren had said Annabel Is my little wife and we are going to be married next Christmas How faraway the next Christmas had seemed thenfarther than the next century nowf The years slipped before her eyes like a dream There had been other overs but none so dear Ks this little John of her childish years How de votfd they had beep to each other and how constant through all their oy and girl ups and downs lie eld rs had smiled at their frank affection Iud half believed that what JoUn said would come to pass at same future hriHttnas She and John had wholly oellevcd it Slip reraembere how they played together how Utedrew her on als sled how he always chose her first it spoiling matches although she was not a good speller apd John was one Sf the best Shoo remembered their juarrels Ah The last tinie she had ver seen him they had quarreled Itvwas about a pair of stubby red mittens that she had knit with skillful girlish fingers She had meant them for bls Christmas present but he had Tound Itout beforehand and boy fashion had teased her about them Ill never give them to you now 3he had declared angrily And then her John little true lover as hd was had melted Oh please give them to me he had begged You know I would give jrqu everything I have Annabel It r i19 me you will glye them W nen j But it was sweetjlo bear him pled the Ijltleraaiden was desirous of rolonglng theI lea pre cIt ever I love you agaln 1 will give hem to u was aU sue Would saX lusttlTen arneignbors boy had hurrle iJp bre athless with importance Johnf4oljn Your mother has sent Tor you to go home rtght away SJies ot telegram from your grandfather He3 dead if W theY last sh iiseen John JJarren Win hour- IOW1S speeding on tte train to thai Siome thatdeath had entered so sud Jenly Then there had been sickness and unexpected TemovalSniher t wn family If John jhaBi5 wrltteft tbrhfePJ she had neviff1 recieived tfie fetter per own childish misdfreeJ4I j to him had com k oirIIOJijI sfr- ward from the dead letter office John had paed completely oi other- iif9rli1t put away amopg hecniostj precious treasurea ere the UttleTred mittens waiting tobekno him What bad an old thadtddo9vitks- uch memen tiesf Wow Ju nita would herfooflslninsjSh3ou1d etbrotberalwi1oathgmirEens I abc1a Jiatitas heed les words eemed t tinge vetfng- witlftternss They her im iiration asaJiPaK shefaLv replug upf fhe Chrlstmas PrrziAzoktsh misJwasfln 1r eyes bs hdbestUbby iiittenjip Intpar ei wrappe6them Juvjtet1ssupr1a- n lied ihem wJhri1 bboiii JUst- awaythes ll ed Th pr- esentsfouji 1VtnbWas preOlify arran dhsthprnei In ajtlfic cabjhet hers on one Wdtand JuanttaVon the other Sp they would bavC rejnained badt careless little Susette kept put of the roorrtBut Susette wanted baby ribbon forSher ow6 small concernpand nobody but Aunt t on hand Fn helping herself to Itt 8heIhtOCketftwo small packages fromlhertable They were both about the Same size soft and tied up wltn redrlbbon and the envelopes to hold eacb had laid al ready dfw ol dbesldef Susettehastjly plckjnghem pand rg toJiuiL packagesThestubbY wrappings laid beside tle envelope ad towhonJuanitabroidered handkerchief i Who is Mr Walter Taylor Aunt Annabel had asked sin Juatffia had replied lightly Iiftheher Hes a Iqn6ly oid g ntleman and J thought it would please himia have me send him something Hes a Widower and he has lots or money and Jack is his only nephew And WorkU aningly gehthis way And so by Susettes rffstake Mrv Walter Taylor received the stubby red mittens instead of the ba that was designed for blmlt was a lonely man who opened the little red ribboned pnckage though no one but a girl like Juanita would have thought of calling film an old gentleman When lie unwrapped the package and read the card that said In the mall dainty oldfashioned ladys hand hWI Iii a great deal of love for Cbrlst inas from Annabel Wilder his race suddenly changed lriib the face or a boy He whistled then ho laughed Then he scrutinized the postmark snatched his hat and was oft like a shot to find a directory But Miss An nabels name was not in the directory as shelived with her sister and sisters husband It was Christmas evening before he traced herrIt had been a Anna bel Juanitas words had taken all the pleasure out of ItSister Agnes and tbefchlldrenwerelonged so thoroughly to each other and were so absorbed In each other that she could not help Ii very sore leftout feeling She went to her room I J Mvvi CiskJ early thIDi M tears had bedewed the pillow before Juanita tapped at the door to say in aa astooi Ished voice Theres a caller In the parlor for you Aunt Annabel Its Jackuncls and he never said a word about the Christmas handkercnief embroidered for him r He didnt seem to notice m at sit 1 doubt if he Inewme But he wants to 5eeryoudeadiully JacJ5g uncfef AanabelMalt bewil dered enough but she rose and made ready with a81ghz feeling qultes ure that Juanita was mistaken and that 1C wis oniya bookagentmaKlnga untimely visit Who else ever called upon her The caller stood by the parlor door as ifhe could hardly will for hercoBl Ing and curlQUSiy eniugh he heltflaN his bands of all the ridiculous things stubbypaItof red mittens Bufcit was not a strange face thatbent over them It was the face grown older land altered but certainly the face of the boy for whom the little mittens bad been knit John Warren The room whirled strangely to An nabel but it was surely John whop aught her It was Johns voice tna4 was explaining that he was Indeed John that his name had been changed to suit the provisions of the will of the maternal grandfather who made hint1 his heir with the condition that be would take his name Somehow In the surprise and the te wilderment and the comfort of having John again John to whom she hail told every thought the pitiful littler story of the spoiled Cnrlstmas day came out Then she raised her head h I rt Lil- I f SWEETHEART HE SAID fin sutfden mdrtifldatlbn and held itlaCthe light tlir vrYwrlhRre and wome pucker from the broad foreheadta tH tremulous mouth revealed themselYes t In pitiless plainness Oh what tiavV I said What must you think brmeT she cried But the mart who lad beinr John Warren drew the lltur head down again and quite uhml adfnl of Ju nfta who wasf certainly peeptn ithrough Thee crack In the doo kiSsed the trembling lips and the whIte cheek that grew suddenly as rosy asJuanita4 own Sweetheart he said ybu shall never spend another old maids Christmas rGifts from the lIt Money Brought Happiness nsppinesvtherein a majority of homes In the Dark Well have you bought wonr wUta Christmas present yetV 1 dunno She has all our Christ mas stuff locked up in one of the elo elsewhere l cantget at U CHILDHOODS I itJ It CranpaRow TommY yOlI m take good care of all these niqe toys I Jont beat ybiir drum scfhanJ TornmyGranpa dOnt lbe so Jbossy Santa Cfausddat carel1 tsoon we brek1ourthtngs all uphe- gotlots sIHis Little LISt Hove you made up your Christmas asked the fond f UsttdiiYep replied the y he produced a toy manufacturers tilogue There It 1sf1 W Fond of Writing v I am really delighted at th Intetvi est my boy Tommy Is taking la his wrIt4s ing said Mrs Hlckelby He ipedr two hours a day tntReally Howatranget Bow ctt you get him to di 4t7Zas Oh as for that I told him to writ me out a list of everything he waate for Christmaa aad hes still at iCV r THE pRFNt1Fy SIN GfiRlSAIbhilRRNG ELD KY DCE1mR 2bi 705 n 1 vl aD1mrrniillf lulid RIPHccJ l 1futf r JLXXIE stool before Old tITTLE window tbe dark and brouzehe somber and bd8aJreared Grimkees wind Y ts wjjnjferedIad ness or good will and pgatletflm lutieanAlbelC IefinFtrThat 3und put from the iylndoiti JThtft reast he saw A tall soldier cornersijiluaticm In his eye and in his rigid air AxA u Da118 Cd7IS our OPTUE1mOP tirndei Little arinnTe started to say rGcwd morfilni but shff dldhst gnlte like his manner Below JIiftl seatedon tr dairy stool was a milkmaid with a chnrnarid the Konderf dasher kept gbbig up4 and down at regularfmteryalSr and the jnilkmalds toad kept bobbing and bofe bang tilLthe white linen fwws don her pflapped like windmills i Ai shepherdl boy stool ndxt to the Milkmaid and in his mouth was a Jong pipe or musical instrument Fr m- time to time a loud note rang out What queer toys LTttle Jinnle almost believed that they were not tbys forth fams looked so real and tlley moved and bobbed like real live peb pie But Grimkee always had qaee tUtags in his witrdowV different from J any other shopkeeper in Broad street 04 xTl ere Stood a dock with a cuckoo thariflfew4n and out and chirruped Its iroteat certalnintervals And the wax doll ih the corner With a queens crown cin her bead and a crimson vehret rdbel That was tile most real dourLittle Jin Ale lead ever seen f tiTile sbe stood There heissmallli thin Lands and arms on the ledge her wistful yes peering wiilim lib old roan came out from the side ofsttme shop and 1l3tust his head Into the window It was old GrlIDke ahdbe wore a fus tftin jacket very sntig and tight andj tt qneerflrrTeskullcap his heal looked about as if Intquest of game thing and his round little eyes squiut dajeretfndthere aa If everything was a lung way off Little Juinle dIdcnat move and If Old Grlmkee saw her he was kind enough not to object for he never once looked toward her but kept squinting antI moving until he saw a long nar row house painted green with a small peak which stood In the center of his window Ah he Cried and from outside Jimrle beard his grunt Of satisfaction He moved toward the green house In Ins hand he held a key and after fum bling and feeling about the side of the structure he turned It about Then he waited for something Jimile didnt know what but she stored fascinated bY the old mans movements and wait Ing just as much as he waited for the revelation that she felt sure wag to come The door of thMaufle opened A pair of elephants walked out then a couple of bears and two spirited look Ing horses After that trooped all the Animals that Little Jinnle hatl ever seen In her picture book the old thumb eared one that the mission teacher haA given her Hound and round they Balked and larger and larger grew Little Jinnles eyes Old Grimkee looked up He was proud of his window for he had taken great pains to make it attractive Not another man In Broad street knew the childrens tastes so well All about the Shelves of his little shop stood Santa Clauses railroad cars tin soldiers anal ArialJ guns and dolls that the lIttl ones liked Old Grimkee bad been In the Justness for years and he expected gee t profits this Christmas time Suddenly be spied Little Jinnle He did not know whether she was admiring him or his window for her eyes kept shifting from the long green toys tohim back again and BO on A gen JI suite overspread the face of Old Orimkeef The lttle chUoutsde wax r ce lntlCa rJed awa wlth p C1QeHot ffi9t9t olxitla e t fhtt olyi nap kept sl mng al mh1 lu ds if He knewrlier aril Lltjlegfln Oldtcounter WeLl little girl what can 1 do for you he asked bending over the counter toward the wee figure that looked appealingly upward iryou would teir She paused h Yjcs saidv Old Oriiukee Vhat that thing isthat house in your window Are the animals alircl 4Thntthnt green housed asked Old Grlmkee leauing forward totakea peep at the window Yes sir answered Little Jinuie thatiaUnLittle Jinnie loqked a ignorant as an Infant liTQ 1Vhy tlien youve never heard antithedear mill Old ripimlnn nntiollr look worried over the tuni of affairs Ho thought everybody knew that r luindair The child stole noiselessly out Old Gwukeedid not hear her for tbe ladies were asking him for humming toils and be was not quite sure whether bp bad them He turned several things beer as he looked and opened the wrong boxes and packages Old Jriin keejS eyes were falling hint a bit And eyesblueWhile looking he was wondering where he had Seen tl Dif Vs Bless the he cried suddenly That IUdsiThe customers looked queerly at him but 4ie had found their toys and as they examred them and approved them they didnot pause to mark the puzzled glances of the shopkeeper i t i + 1 Little Jinnle was Unhappy In hejr small meager home She felt the need of something IfJ she had been older she might have known Land blbve the mother cried the chairds aworrltinocersnmthin Shes bet thin an pale as ter be er shad derV The poor woman paused In her aily task of sewing and looked un playedbesldeherEvery morning the child hadwsayed hadwatrbedWhenever she looked in that direction againstaBless UeJ exclaimed thef mother Whats It now idOldmkeehad seebid eafd t ylrfUKT Jlnn1ecilme In everj for a monient and between tImesN Hien no y was buying Old Grlmkee ook he oil hisckie andtbld her thenderful story tit the flood And qnes tibns had been kQd and the Christ n fS time coiMtt edon and Little 1 ngie s eyes fyt Uiilerstraek Gli3mkee 1Itloqrr YIflna aiww ahi E crz THATS THETUJXO VEBUEAMEII BOUT and tuft kickS hung front tit window ledge In Old llrhnkees Window Many of the to had di npjK iro but Uie Noahs mk was still there Somehow pioplu Ihouubt It tao Ixptiiftlve yet Old Griuikee felt Unit it tuna not He staged n great tletl eu Unit ark unit the animals wore not uomuKnr annuals they were mxdu of the lino t wood All the children had swn it Day by day they paswed before his window and the wonderful toy was wouurl up and the eyes outside grew larger null larger lint none of the eyes haunted Old Grim as much as little Jinufes Bless me he suddenly thought 1ce not seen 1111 for twq days Thats queer Ill look her up In a dim little room upon a touch whereon the faded coverlet was Irgh drawn lay Little Jinnle The big eyes were the first thing Old Grimkee saw- fliey were more wistful than ever Two little hands were stretches out In pleading Im orfu ghid to see yer said she Ive mIR llcrfvoice was as Is that so Old Grimkee asked a suspicion of tears in his eyes Course its so Ive dreamed bout It at night till I thought it tvs right by me An Ive seen the winder Oh itB a beutifulwinder Mr Grimkee 1 lr a q w J OI 1 t ot jr j s A ccLCANrShe ahvuys ran her v up on the last syllable with a very delighted ac ceiit hladydu like It Old Grhnkee aid Ul proud of the winder tour Ive taken lots of pains with it m- thaltghtbout sure It at nights as you Katie and studied how to make it attrac tive Well Ifs Jest trice Evrybody says that Mr imkeeand her voice al t hushed with awe uiS the NoahV arr k there Yes its there No one but a tradesman would have detected dlsap polnt beutinhis tone Maybe not for long thoughmaybe not forlongi I in socry nsatd she then dropped the iubjectof thee ark queerButLittleothe hUarenr J1e rope ed4he su Ject rooTand he asked her when she would ysifrup Ohsoonshe cried Im better aint Imar Mrs Cohroy came Iii from the inner room a smell of greases about her sleeves and hands audaWbrn ejfpres lion on tier face Youre taehdin 6f course e area The docther eiiys Syer11 be up Christmas OPIl be glad sure nit OrilbeF The tired wbrnafi tried to look brighter Even Old Grlnf keesaw that IIAre you glad JihnV asked Old Gfimkee Are you slab Michaelmas comln Youll be up you kri6w t MDepe ds said slio and Old Grim kee wondered where she bad heard that word If the little Christ Child will conic an if f cawheartime singini an see the fine toys air things an all youve 61d Die bouts Mr GrImXcet you know sbelooed excitedly Into his eyesr why rlU be drfnl glad That wasenpngfi for Old Grimkee lt6 suJdcnutarilr1nod4viien he fpuml hIiuseirpuUoors blew hls jibVe Cr 1lnl 8 and hf glasses w re Ho vellie 94IdAt see gate bffore him t CirJsturas D10fIlnfIu Old Grim keels window spiiie han ewasvIsJblf Belli rid time floor ii Uttle J h1llQ Uomefitood Old Grimkee Ue was peep Ing throilSti P JllckalUl tic R ptthi a r alnrpantomiweaoxalt 4Pqcth tg the jihner room t There sat Little Jinnle 11 eSyTc61or In Uur cheeks and huggid tight IfiQ r arms was the Noahs ark Thats the thing drvo Itirfiathed bout said she Jb her nipUierl 1hats the arrrk Au oh mar ihlnk fts beoji arestin on Itatarat nu 210W Its arestin here Oh ohj Tlfen Old Griuikee rushectoiit and kissed her lIe forgot Just then that the price murk on time Noahs ark had been 5 KoNKts Tor avItitST JJ rwtoo JE OOE rU y WS By CHAhfl lNG A BARTOW +HERE Is no re Christmas in the far east Is still else tialiy pagan but thte small hays glris with the almond eyes i have plenty of other hoiiduy- on s whlch the give and re Jtceipe presents and make mer ry In much the abs GIRL RIT i JUSUDOLU brothers and sisters on th occasioof Santa Claus annual visit And in the matter of Japanese Chinese and jCorean babies have llttle cause to envy foreign Jriendsv foe not even the most inechaji teat products bf Nuremberg sa toymakerIngenuity AerV ouch alike in th tastes hdw ever different In appeiifanco aniltnl playthings of Infant Asia bear a strbli funitanentnf resemblancE to those or 56un America Most opular or course are dolls Tfie parental instlnipf Is unly rsal China and fvqrea are great couritrtl s for doily but Ih Japaii mal paradise of children the make believe bans Is so lipuprabiy fegirded thia t if has a dollsThlsthe time of the Chinese new year Th t Hells are laced on silk covered shelyes IlkithtLbeit Vopm In time house 0ftep J btl11emuopress J 1PIl are uantttlforiilfCCIC tear 4 k mikado Silver Ijowlrf are placed before tlielr majesties i time chTM for whom W 1hlrE l1r tlSh food these dLa11es et da y Alfthl laldQVlvorites belnx kept out fqr common use Of Is the lndy With tai t slx ot iubreiAriggta UaldJicaded doll whose manf of cQlfiure glv tIer small owne endless delight Though this Is primarily a girls loll day the smalt boy bf Japan Is iiot above playlng with dolls and Is espe dally fondof the doll theater lie is as much addleted Vto wood p soldiers bud Cil XBSK TOY CART JAPA a0RSEMAtta 1 TOYS OF CHINA JAPAN AND KOREA I s Y sacrobatic toys as his counterpart In America llartonettesfas pul r iforPunch e hearts of Xmericau Aoutll the little children of IdmW firelhmghhig ove r thedllelllmaslIt these two famous characters Little Jjooths tare set uj on the streets wliirV trawling comiMitkH present their quaint shows They have Srieri orr horseback Kohl eta Htnztlgun dragons snakes atitlcurious iuit Jug frog all made tog throughtbeir antics by moons of strings h stlOi managed by the showmen IroIIowinp the feast of dolls 1tho Japanese boys too have a holiday of tbel tinctive feature of which lsthetsehoo- of huge paper fishes floatinjrxjver ey 8iaucflJhgreat fishermen admire e tajnsped1 wens of the fin bearers v cry nrnrjrInstance the carp which swlwuP teJeam a sign of courage and pers verance This fish has became with th Japanese an emblem of the boys whom their parents wish to iee possessed uf these qualities On the boys day the toy bafcaars of the city are through with children Swords gnus plstbls trumpets horse and menageries sell like hot cakes and firecrackera fill the air with smoke and uolse1 There Is In Tokyo one quarter consisting of three or four streets which contains nothing but bazaars for the sale of toys Here for a few coP- pers one may bus handful of bam bbb rods from the erids of which dance the funniest Imaginable caricatures 7oh which the potent sake has worked Its charm The goggle eyed men whose tieads roll on plvqts are matched by jovial foxes rind badgers Which have also looked upon the sake when It was yellow Toy animals of every sort lizards crickets and spiders make the streets of Tokyo rook like Broadway In New York the week before ChrIst- mas A new popular toy is a Russian eyeballsalp Tops and kites are always In favor rernof art assume every possible form offish beast and bird while the tops which transform themselves into butterflies and flowers as they spin seem to be ther work of a heerpmancer There Is no distinction spimtingymen I nia y Iseen rogetlrer engaged IIi these time honored pastimes Asiatic babies are blessed with no end of gods who look out for their welfare the Japanese having seven gods of nppiness one of whom Ho by name corresponds closeljr o oar S Nicholas Hotel tar of a venerable and amiable appearance wearing ra long white beard and carries a sack of gifts for good little boys and girls To older persons he brings long life find is u5U nlly representetHn fart rfccbmpanied by i sfork whldM supposed tojiye 1 100Nyears it Is iibtali pHay andno work with tfie small Japauese despite thehf abuh chIfcIsnasfie Is called u on to act as nur e for smaller ico1heror sister ff there rone II wtPr the tattle tnothers 38 not seem to b6J troubled at lit by 1cnaVges They carry the babies on 1 II JA1AiESJ GIRL AiD BEn CUniA CUlDOUU Uielr bawls like papooses and play ball run races nUll fly kites in spite of Ii their burtltins Strangest of all the babies are perfectly happy and hardly ever cry though often banged about lu a way that would make an American IIheChinese child and small Imitations off conunerce play a large purt In his life Owners of toy carts organize mimic trading expeditious while the less fortunate keep storm play at war with ships andSa1cllerR1 and as In Japan one may see bands or children arme l with toy guns or sticks drilling with true martial ardor A reg J ular feature of the game as It Is played In China is It Is sudthoalarm Japanese are coming at whlch whole pigtailed army runs as tr Satan were after It The Chinese boy is eryI fond of pets and often carries about with him a canary In a wooden cagee or a cricket similarly Imprisoned The less active Chinese girl has many beautiful toys of porcelain lad quer and ivory dolls anddlmlnuUveI household utensils The have Ir fgames alto such as battledoor and Bhuttlecock and jackstones They tturnIthe mill and churn butter to accompaniment of nurfery rhymes ecu tunes old t e1 r 1 rr em A mAImr cJIAIEIBIIm a 7mltnzi c Tire night Is fair over telhlirtm amid Gods lights oaMi A KJMtXflInIt shines afar over stream MiSeld To an eastern caravan w rLi3 teveaIsie1 r11yG1thatswuttdghttbeyearshaveflo nJ As ripples flow on a stream + a While einplres out of the earth have grows To pass as a troubled dream ji jk And wearer eaes have searched therskiM t AS the ages onward ran y IWitb the hope once more to cognlz i + The sign of the Son of Man i i j i J i D1 6I1 Y ol4ImHIt 0Yllt r4CYet ever and ever De Tigtt of Toys J W stied liu the gotd st For noronthe skies Jtilg1 raukris- Bat thVhtirtsbJf hI Joyersjwak tAndtb r On YIsv d The sign cfInck and peace ta U gibwSigigdo t That Sweetens tk world today In the era of freedom and brolEerfcoo3 That tomes offIts sltog Di isrslr1ise51t= i x t qudltasssyrnwsilr dIsskend ne4iknow iAndr Theensof thespiritscan t r J ieYealed In a gforg transcend g eaith The s aef Ute Son of + i SJbrlatKraa GheatrijMBtiaY r xv The custom taspooks om thee night before Christmas cornea irony makhagiihousesare scarcelyold enough Jo makef good ghost repositories A real AAnn- Ted ta houses o tt be sum JeutJ Old toe soz thing of a ghost itself ike- vialiusandwhisky a spooky itmpftt pherm improves wRh jlge A gliQsethunt should be carried yai at widIlt Ieli3I0 spectaj hg otit4 nu active imagInation have no difficulty to conjuring Op tmeP of Its own The only way tct ccann t for the fact that ghqstsabound more at Christmas than at other timea ls that the Christmas season is V verr atthic the aQc one earthand the spoo come back to enjoy Its good Cheer Cbriatma a miI thG Asaidar y ma11hofIdentical with those of the Druids iat early England For example the Yule log Is said to have come from Wad wheel tog symbolizing the march otthe sun Then the rLberries which are often found ins bunches of three were to them a di vine symbol The carrying about ot the wren bush In Ireland may be traced tq the same sources as the wren was a sacred bird with the Druids Most remarkable of all Is the fact that the time of their chief celebration was at the winter solstice which hi prac itlcally Identical with pee 25 our Christmas day flTileIt should prove ot Immense interest earlyetime of our Christmas and that they festooned their houses with holly in honor of the god Saturn This was called the Saturnalia th charac mlfromthe synonym for carousal and Ihua ality At this time the Romaassew tJaJidJcatlngperity and tong life It Is MiaUirlfcat te early ChruitiaM alj decc AAS homes with holly at this the purpose 6 itctpbifp t fI 31II 1lF kTHE SPRINGFIELD SUN CHRIST MAS SECTION SPRINGFIELD KY DECEMBER 20 1905 Sammies Uncle Dick By RUBY DOUGLAS uI LEXIA stood over the kitchen range popping corn and the reflection of the crimson coals in her cheeks was like a fullblown blush rose It was the day before Christmas and save for the long strands of popcorn AlexIa was preparing her great Christmas tree was dressed It stood in the diningroom its branches projecting about the windows keavily laden with mysterious beribboned parcels and rainbowhued ornaments v A real Christmas after all cried Alexia and the smile which accom partied the words would have led one to believe that she was in her sixth winter Instead of in her threethatmany with ja few years added just a few years though The fam ily Bible said Alexia was twoand twenty A great gust of wind drew her at tention suddenly without She stood by the window wondering If It was to theyhadlnthe growinglarger raffectionatelysomething larger and more substantial than a snowflake was drifted onto the heap It was t1 tiny white en relope When she had finished the popper of corn AlexIa opened the window and picked up the damp little paper One sfcprt word was written in a much blurred and childish hmiItGotk Alexis would not have Been so sur prisedif It had been Santa Claus Children often write to him Out of the envelope she pulled a- piecep of note paperprobablysurrep titiously borrowedon which was wrIt- ten In the undeveloped hand of a little one Dear God please make me a Christmas tree like the one in the window cross the court I can see it I will put this on the roof sos youIf get It sooner Yours truly Sammie So Sammie was the name of the lit tle boy she had seen so often in the lonelyIand that the childs father was a busy thoughtless man An old housekeeper tufts the only person she ever saw about the apartment It wasbecause Alexia had been slitt- ie lonely herself as ChrIstmas Clt W- searher first Yuletide In the city that she had gathered this little circl ef poor children and planned a party jtor them Her reasons were not purely philanthropicThere no needof iwo Wing lonely Alexia philosophized an die straightway went over to view the old housekeeper In regard Sammie She did not mention the note for should the child find out Ids faith would be shattered On Christmas morning before Alexla vas fully dressed a small young male visitor was announced No name wa given and she wondered If some of th poor little children In his Joyful an ticipation of the day had been unable ito restrain himselfjintil the appointed Tour of the party But It was Sammie He stood breath lessly In the hall without either K hat his little cheeks bright wit the nipping breath of Jack Frost Uncle Dicks come he said by way of Introduction to his mission My Uncle Dick came last night and sad I cant leave him all alone Please cant he come too jinclIe taking his littlr round face In her hands Alexlas children had all arrived but Sammie and the diningroom was tiled with ejaculations of delight at each new view of the splendid tree She was beginning to wonder whetk er or not Uncle Dick had prevented Sammies coming when an Impatient tingle of the bell seemed to say sam- mie Alexia answered the ring herself Heres Uncle Dick said her small friend before sbe could open the door for him Where the tree he cried his childish excitement and importan- at bringing a visitor running away with his patience Without a sign of an introduction Sammie tampered down thehaU toward the diningroom leaving Uncle Dick standing In the doorway Uncle Dick gasped Alexia when she could get her breath Yes Alexia said Uncle Dick but he was not old Sammie said I was Invited Am I He put out his hand It must be Fate dear Shall we defy lU Or was It Sammie asked Alexia putting her hand in his But before he could continue the argument the young man in question appeared Arent you coming Uncle Dick he asked astonished that anyone could remain so long away from such entic heldSYes Sammie but I say come here Sammie came reluctantly And because he was very young and very much interested in a Jhrlstmaa tree he did not notice how tender vhls Uncle Dick kissed him and how slimy times Alexia took him In he svsu that day hugged him = ii A Christmas i Angel By DOROTHY DEAN HE angels name was I Rosy Most days she was Just an ordinary little girl but on Christmas eve she was to be a Jange1 Nate Downey brought her to the door and then went Son to his brother MToms He had some business to talk over Toms women folks would be at the church tonight it would be a good chance The church was all trimmed with wreaths of evergreen and festoons of cedar with motToes and silver stars There was a myste rious green curtain across one end of the platform and now and then a young lady peeped from behind It with a very important face Rosy was all wrapped up in a great fur cloak butoh what a radiant white vision was hidden under that cloak Because as I said Rosy was to be an angel and it was Christmas eve The church was full of happy peo ple She nestled down quietly in a corner her part would not come for- ta long time By and by she fell to wondering about the Christmas an gelsIf they would come tonight across the fields She had a great mind to go and see She could slip out of the llttledoor behind the curtain and nobody would know So she gathered her fur cloak around her and slipped out into the snow It was so white and still out there the stars shone down at her she was not afraid The fields stretched away be fore her In wide white silence and she went away through a little hollow and across a pasture field It was growing cold and she shivered under her fur cloak but she did so want to see if ue angels came She wondered if there would be any little girl angels like her and if she would hear them sing She wondered which way they would come andwhich was the star the wise men followed Maybe If she knew she might follow it too and find the little Christchild for had not they told her sat He was on earth still That one great star in the east could it be the one It was so bright she would follow it and see It must be nearly time for the angels to come- Presently she began to wonder which way she had come The gelds were wide amd white ti but her rising winds lifted tiny whirls of snow and twisted them Into garlands and then dropped them gently She =shivered ewith the cold Somewhere lay home and the warm bright church land she could not tell which way She leaked up at the stars but they seemed so far notdwayt0It was ten oclock when rate Downey started home across the fields It was nearer that way he would stop at the church for Rosy Tom and he hadquarreled that night something walkedebabyPeacemas night so long ago All at oboe he stood still and listened Somewhere out of dim star farh and goodwilL He remembered tkat it was Christ mas eve Peace and goodwill sang the voice blown a little farther by the wind It was Posys song what did it mean The fathers lip trembled a little Rosy must be singing her song now in the church what did it mean that he should hear it here Was any thing wrong with the childhis little pet daughter The wind blew the sound to him again faintly Peace and goodwill goodwill to men Might It not be a message to him Perhaps after all he had been rash and hasty with Tom Tom was a good man He would see him again tomorrow The voice came again a little near er surely It was ajjfalce a childs voice and there was the sound of a sob in tIt was Rosys voice ceNate Downey hurried on The wind tossed the snow in his faro clouds were drifting up from the west and blotting out the stars He called finally across the field Rosy Rosy the wind caught the name as It left his lips and tossed II away 1 The little volc sang no more Only the wind kept up its swift minor swell and went 04 heaping little mounds In the corners A great fear was in his heart He jcalled again Oh there whence came little voice that cried sobbingly Papa oh papal HQ sprang forward eagerly calling again and again and each time the lit tie voice answered till at last he had his own little daughter in his arms the little Christmas angel who had come through the snow to him with her message of peace Nate Downey stopped a minute at the door of the church to let them know Rosy was fast asleep to hii arms she stirred a little halt wakenel by the lights and voices and mur mured drowsily the words of he Christmas song Peace and goodwill goodwill mealRuralNew Yorker 0 P r i E1T SERE Is one feature of civiliza C tlon which always follows the flag around the word That is the spirit of Christmas Wher ever the 25th of December finds an American warship that place is on Santa Claus map though to get there he may have to shed his furs and change his reindeers for a team of por poises The seafaring man is senti mental toa degree and no one of his fellow citizens celebrates the Yuletide with more enthusiasm than the man behind the gun f Lying In one of Uncle Sams navy yards or anchored In the sheltering BATTLESHIP MAINE DEXRATED CHRISTMAS proximityof the usual accessories Christmas on board a manofwar is not essentially different from the holiday of the land lubber It is on toe foreign stations and especially those in tropic seas that Jacky has to exercise his well known Ingenuity to create a Christ mas Atmosphere On many a battleship and cruiser have bamboos done duty as Christmas trees banana leaves as holly and cacti as table decorations Many a Chinese pheasant or other heathen bird has masqueraded at the Christmas dinner as a North American turkeyThe navys Christmas really begins at noon Dec 24 After that hour discipline Is relaxed and all hands are piped to the work of preparing for the morrows festivities The sun must not rise on masts or yardarms naked of Christmas greens and all night the cooks galley fires are hota special concession from the old man baking pies and cakes innumerable- On Christmas morning the usual routine Is omitted During the forenoon religious services are held on vessels on which there are chaplains Other wise the sailor man Isleft to his own devices until noon Then comes the event of the daythe Christmas din DINNER ser Uncle Sam feeds his seagoing servants pretty well at all at Christmas lie spreads himself Be- sIdes the Jackles generally have a few gold pieces saved up to put on the finishing touches and the committee on comestibles Is kept busy for days before the festival hunting all kinds of delicacies to their lairs The result is a dinner which would make any mans mouth water on sea or land One year on the Texas for example the menu of the forecastle feast con sisted of oyster soup roast turkey and cranberry sauce boiled cold 4 By H SI ferrfn Copyright 1905 by A W Ferrln tongue prettied beets celery mashed potatoes green peas cider mince pies assorted cakes oranges apples ba nanas nuts raisins candy coffee cigars and cigarettes The Texas was at the New York navy yard to be sure but her rela tives In the navy who passed the day in foreign ports probably fared quite as well though their crews may have had to substitute some other bird forth turkey The tars of foreign fleets FOR welcome an American warship to an anchorage alongside on day for they know what Yankee hospitality means Seldom does a crew of an American vessel on service beyond the seas sit down toits Christmas dlaner alone While he may not be so gent erous as to call in the lame the halt and the blind manowars men from more than one imperial battleship or royal cruller have Occasion to remem ber wltfi Infinite regret the grub of the Yankee sailor After dinner general leave Is grant ed and in home ports many of the sailors go ashore to visit relatives and friends Most of the men however and on a foreign station practically all remain on board for the sports to which the afternoon is devoted Bow- Ing Is the most common feature of these contests and where two or more vessels are gathered together there are highly exciting races forthe champion ship of the fleet On deck boxing wrestling and fencing vie for favor with sack races three legged races and athletic games which Involve quick work In going aloft and getting down again Frequently the programme ends with a pie eating contest which participantshands tledbehlnd them the pie eaters JACKII2S PREPARING TI1E CHRISTMAS Christmas Christmas kneel arouud a table a pie In front of each face The man who can get away with his pastry in the shortest time using teeth and lips only wins a prize of dome sort while tile losers have the consolation of having had an extra pieAt sometime during the day the cap tain of the ship Is likely to find him self confronted with deputation of men representing those who have by infractions of discipline incurred de- merIt marks carrying n pall of slacked lIme and water and a whitewash brush mutely pleading that their sins be washed out in honor of the day The plea Is usually effective The distribution of Christmas man programmetakesgifts at home The farther from Gods country the ship happens to be the greater the interest in this ceremony Much of the mail may have been posted by dear ones at home many weeks before Christmas but the InscrlpUonXotmas and the officers see that the Injunction Is not disregarded Often the Christmascomes for Its distribution that the re pleasurefromIn common The officers have their dinner in the evening The day has very likely been a lonesome one in the wardroom for if the ship is on a home station all the officers who can get away and who have families spend the day ashore At night however they return bring- Ing their sweethearts and wives with them The naval regulations ordi narily ignoring the very existence of women permits them to dine aboard ship on Christmas day and few navy women fail to take advantage of such a privilege A good part of every offi cers December pay Is exhausted the interests of Yuletide cheer and n guest has ever hesitated to pronounce e the wardrooms Christmas banquet an unqualified success 5tllf3t sometimes happens that the enlisted men hav a better dinner than their superiors for the able seaman is an early bird and where supplies are limited he ma corned the market before hIs officars knowrwbat has happened Tbe cre of a manofwar on the Asiatic sta tion some years ago bought tip all th turkeys in Hongkong and Canton and the officers of the ship would have b put to it to find a substitute bad not the sailors taken pity op them and given up some of their The days celebration ends with a concert by the ships banerora minstrel show wlthsaITts and marin in burnt cork performing all manner of stunts and cracking an excellent Joke at the expense of the offi cers who always take the Jests In good part International complications furnish plenty of themes for clever witticisms and sketches In which the men often show much dramatic abll oirrs POT THB jux ti ciA MOW ity Last year the Panama Incident was very creditably worked up on one battleship This year the Russian and the Jap will have to take their turns as targets for the minstrels merry quips The Star Spangled Banner the marine amen puts the official benedl a tlononthe celebration t and with taps sounding in their ears officers and men curl up In their bunks and hammocks to dream of their maternal grandmothers and the other specters which plum pudding evokes A Large Chrl traa Pie One of the largest Christmas gifts and altogether the largest pie on reco was one sent by the Earl of Loasdal- to King George HI of England pie weighed 570 pounds and It conta ed 0 geese 2 ducks 4 fowls the kin not stated in the records pigeons 0 wild ducks 3 telil2 starlings 12 pn tridges 15 woodcock 2 guinea fowls 3 snipe 0 plover 3 water hens 1 wlM goose 1 curlew 10 yellow hammers 15 sparrows 15 chaffinches 2 larks thrushes 12 field fares 0 blackbirds 2 rabbits 1 leg of veal 1 ham 3 bushels pf flour and 23 pounds orbutter i In the language of the nursery rhyme concerning the four and twenty black birds baked In a pie wasnt that a pretty dish to set before the king Chrlntnms Gifts of Tludlnm Last Christmas in London it was quite the thing to give Christmas gifts of radium Of course only an InfinItesi- mal particle of the precious substance was Included In the present and even then the gifts cost all the way tram 10 to 30 An Instrument called the spinthariscope which consists of a small case about the size of that containing a finger ring contained the rabe dium particle which was placed under a small lens like a microscope By taking the contrivance into a darkened room and looking through the eyepiece one could see varying lights flashing l A Christmas Souvenir By FRANK H SWE- ETV RSBIGELOW STEVENI was walking slowly OB Ormond Beach gazing listlessly at the white sand dunes or out across the sea and oc casionally pausing tc pick up a shell which she was almost sun to cast aside indifferently a moment later She was stopping at the Ormond and a car rlage was now waiting her signal at a notch In the dunes which marked the road On the sand ridge above the road was the Coquina hotel isolated and lacking paint but having a reputation for good viands and excellent table service It was popular with Those who desired quiet and bathing apd there were even now a number enjoying the surf just as tthough It were not the day before Christmas and Along the beach between them and the hotel were a dozen or more children some playing In the water and some in the sand Mrs BIgelow Stevens paused and eyesShefew months before and for that ref buto terest Presently a child of five or sIx separated from her companions and ofewas before a gust of wind Mrs Stevens reached out her parasol and Intercept yed the runaway garwof breath but looking up with a Iewhip It when I get home Then companeen grasped a finger of her new friend May I walk with yqu she asked beginning to swing along ai though the permission was granted She was silentfor some minutes her theespast and during that time The llttl girl made excursions from her finger to investigate escaping crabs and cu i rious shells and even the last dortsIof waves that sent long lines of shallow water curving up toward their feet At length Mrs Stevens lips grew firms and she looked down I suppose your mother Is here she said The child In her turn became graver havent anymlmmrshe aa sSrered and my papa doesnt walk with me like ke wed to She heel tated a little and then went on with childish frankness Here talks loud to me sometimes and Us faes gets red andand he strikes met I dont have anybody to play with now That evening Mr Stevens was look Ing over sonic new curiosities he had purchased He did not care much for such things but this winter he was trying to cultivate an enthusiasm forsthem In hope of interesting his wife There are some really fine Florida sketches in that studio In the new block he said presently looking up from a nautilus shell he had been ex amining One of them will make a nice souvenir of Ormond However If you do not care for them you may select anything else you like Tb1z- year I am going to give you two pram entsmy usual one and one of your own choosing as an Ormond souvenir He turned back to his shell only to raise his head again quickly By teway I forgot to tell you about a naaa I met on the street today You remember Seaton the bookkeeper whet ran away with 2000 tcyes Well It was he but so changed I hardly recognized the man In Us case crime has certainly proved Its own punishment Two years ago fee was reckless but was very scrupulous about his personal appearance now he Is only a slovenly redfaced toper Mr Stevens paused and ran his fingers through his hair in an Irritable die gusted sort of way It Isnt the man I care for he grumbled but a fel low of his stamp seems to drag so much good into the mire with him Fortunately his wife Is dead but theN Is a child left Mrselittleinthroughdmoney al toorstood there trembling I asked a few questions and found that the money was all gone and that he owed a months board at 0the Coqulaa He even confessed that was thinking of running away and leaving the chl1dtHow old asked eagerly Oh five or six and she Is a very nice little girt Mrs Stevens rose from her chair with an unwonted light In her eyes Yes she Is a nice little girl Now may I hold you to your word and take whatever I like for my present Christmas souvenir Why certainly dear with glad tenderness as he detected the new Im terest In her eyes and voice whatever I you like Then I will take the little girl tIour own utonb1llatbuteven the appearance of expostulation Very well dear he said wewlll re sadFiresided THE SPRINGFIELD BUNCHRIST MAS SECTJON SPRINGFIELD KY DECEMBER 20 1905 A Christmas Genius Q A BOG S JR the scion of an aristocratic house stood on one leg about which he twined the other At same time he twisted his small body into graceful curves J Say pop heln quired indifferently while still In that atti tude give me some Christmas money will l you I got t6 have some you know His father the senior Boggs looked at him severely How much dye want he inquired Bout ten dollars responded the youth What yelted the old man ten dollars A boy like you Never Here take this and run along Thats all you can have He handed out a silver dollar Boggs junior bit It to see if It was good expectorated upon it slightly for luck and secreted it somewhere in his clothes Then with a vicious kick at the legs of the table he made his exit Five minutes later he stood in Coop ers Alley Interviewing a bosom friend of his whose euphonious name was Mickey Flyim Mickey Flynn was clothed In rags from head to foot he was the real thing In the rag line Say sport began Mr Boggs genially Im doln a turn understand I want yer clothes Howll you trade Mickey surveyed the dollies worn by the youthful Boggs with a critical air and his face broadened into a smile Gee Quince he returned Illtrade Yours Is as good as new Sure Here goes It was a cold bleak day Half an hour later a ragged shivering urchin stood alone with staring eyes and gap ing mouth drinking In all the glory of new sleds as they were effectively displayed in the windows of a depart ment store 1Gee Its rotten cold exclaimed youngster to himself Wonder how long I got to keep this up Not long for at that moment a carriage drawn by a pair of richly capari coned horses drew up at the curb At the window of the carriage appeared the face of a woman of wealth The footman jumped down and In response to her signal approached the boy The boy holding his rags together fol lowed the footman to the carriage He looked with wistful soulful eyes In the eyes of the woman Geel he thought to himself as he looked at her For he knew her She was Mrs John Y PIerson a friend of Us mothers and well known for her charitable deeds But she did not know him She was saying something about Santa Claus Yesm he found himself replying for he was a bit rattled yesm Ive heard of him In foreign countries 4booklas and sometimes Kriss Kringle Hes the patron saint of children And then he stopped for he had overreached himself Whywhy inquired the woman do you go to schoolWell maam he returned curing his unfortunate slip I do when I have clothes to wear andand when Ive had something eat I dont know as I can now though fer the man wot owns our room Is going to put us out theys only my sister and myself he added to round the thing out The woman looked at the angelic face and the ragged clothes and then her heart overflowed and her purse also which Is more to the purpose I cant be bothered going around to his homea dirty place likely Ill just give the money to the boy hlm self she thought to herself I guess I can trust him If she had said this aloud Boggs JunIor would have assured her that she could As it was he took the money thrust It deep in his pocket touched his hat and strode shivering towardhome Ohno merely toward a large shop around the corner Once there he examined the bill which the woman had given him It was a tendollar one And so Boggs Junior went from store to store always the same poor shivering angelic specimen of humanity a perfect Christmas carol an Idyll la rags so to speak But there was olio thing he was careful about He kept a wary eye on the police Christmas morning at the Boggses All the family and several relatives congregated about a huge tree In the library Wheres QuIncy they all asked They were soon answered for immediately there burst Into the room a very small boy grappling with a huge pyramid of paper bundles which he dropped upon the floor Here pop hebegan handing that gentleman one of the packages this Is for you and this for mom and heres something for the cook and bores and so on ad inflmtum In olfier words he was the hero and benefactor of the occasion Why where did you get the money for all these things they gasped Boggs Junior smiled Worked for nu he replied You must have worked hard they suggested Naw he returned it wasnt hard work at all And he continued Itd have been all right if d had an overcoat somewheres in my In sides Gee but It was cold for fair This was as near as the family ever jot to an explanation B Neft JvucDonald T5he clouds are ominously darkn Olympus brow The Delphic oracle has lost its 11 dent prestige now ForfafJhand trust in pagan goL are passing fast away And men are Weary of beliefs f3 rt hastening to decay v With tlnfulardent longings hearts of millions are aglow yl With hope that brighter r day too il I dawn upon theft night of woe And a sprit of unrest stirs the n rJions near and far Bui they win not of the rising J Bethlehems bright star Oh dtstalfof the sacred fire o lijhtJ are rDtDltJ8 dim 1 The gods of Romes Pantheon io must leave the wayJ for Him V Of whom inspired Isaiah Writer a d classic Virgil sings l A King for Whom so lowly born lio Welcome pealing rings t yVo regal pageant marx His birth no princes greetings bring But angel choristers aloft a heavenly anthem sing r And starled sates from the east adore the Child divine And place their pricelhsgfts besi rhejlnfants manger shrine Andsince that ht sPrcior day s He is ratd nbelan IdeaLs Pteer jr ae ayed the desttnte ma And faith so fang qcfipsed by doubt illumed he human mind loomr had sought sofae certitude to find He iaught uspoW tQ hUe aright to suffer anfrbe gtrong hO that he whairuleajky selfish aims is eJer m the Wrong That blessedness not happiness should be ojUr constant aim that the r sh be esteemed a Je S CCCJJ and mer tt ahoWed us hoW a sia urHy might shrug And Wretched ruined ll fes umea m once of dtoine e taught us Jloe should rule our heart J a rectitude lifes plan He taught us Kindnes apirproclaimed tke b S herhood of man COPy7ZICHT 1905 8Y NEL MAC OJVAL7J p In Santa Glaus Doll factory4 w PAINTING EYEBROWS ON THE DOLLS ONNEBERG in faraway Ger S many it would seem is tho real home of Santa Claus the magic treasure house where he fills his inexhaustible pack The town Is in the heart of the Thurlnglan for est where have dwelt so many giants dwarfs and fairies Thirteen thousand persons are busy all through the year In Santa Claus chief workshop even lu tho sultry days of July when the thoughts of the rest of tho world are far from Christmas Sonneberg has no other Industry thjm the manufacture of toys and the entire population is on Santa Clans payroll Of one kind of doll alone Sohneb rg makes 2000000 a year and the to al Christmas trade brings to the So ebergers 0000000 annually f J Dolls comprise the largestpart of the Christmas output Tne maternal Instinct Is universal among little girls of whatever nationality Over 200Q women and girls flH as dressmakers for the olls Some of the toilets are very elaborate and follow the prevailing styleS as closely as if they were made for duchesses or reign- Ing queens 0= a Leppys Christmas Carol BD MYRTLE KOON CHERRYMAN God rest ye merry gentlemen Let nothlngVou dismay T was the voice qf Lep py Sanders errand boy for Hardman Son aIII Christmas festival at St Lukes Leppy had the sweetest of voices the most restless of bodies and the most freckled of faces The first had won him a place in St Lukes vested choir the second had Kept him from learning nis carol until he was in danger of being discharged by the longsuffering choir master and the third had won him the name of Leppy which Is the di minutive of Leopard and was given him by his friends because of the spots which he could not changethose enduring freckles As he opened the door of Hardman Sons office and sang God Rest fe Merry Gentlemen the sense of humor which sometimes accompanies freckles brought a whimsical look to his face for the idea of calling Hardman Son merry gentlemen was distinctly In was rubbing his eyes and saying to himself To be blind blind To be shut In darkness and ones life work not half done I shall never get the courage to see an oculist and near that doom pronounced Son at his desk was looking fixedly out of the window and saying to him self To be dishonored To have got ten the firms affairs Into such a mud dle that theres no clear way out un less I throw myself on fathers mercy and I shall never get the courage to tell him Let nothing you dismay sang Leppy stumbling on boy fashion toward the rear omce Hardman suddenly looked up and with unusual interest in his voice saidCome back here Leppy Can you sing the whole of that Don know If I can Mr Hardman but Im tryin to get It cause If I dont have it straight by tonight Ill be discharged from the choir Its the last rehearsal you see I dont want to get bounced because I get a quar ter a week and that helps out Well Ill give you a quarter now if youll sing it through for me I used to sing that thing myself when I was a kid and Hardman had stopped speaking and seemed to have forgotten all about Leppy who hardly knew what to do until Son nodded to him and said kindly Sing it Lep If you can Then Leppy began fand marvel of marvels he sang it perfectly from beginning to end What would the choirmaster have said if he could have heard It Leppy was much Impressed with his achievement and when he stopped his look of mingled pride and astonishment would have been funny If there had been anybody to see itHardman partially roused himself and handed the boy a silver dollar then turned back to his desk without a shall I get It changed Mr Hardman Ti There was no answer from Hardman and Son coming once more to the rescue said uNo Leppyitsall right Run along Gee exclaimed the boy And then without thinking to say thank you so appalled was he by this sudden af fluence he went out pf the once and soon his silvery tones couldI be heard echoing down the Vide God rest ye merry gentlemen Let nothing you dismay Son rose suddenly from his chair and laid his hand on Hardmans shoul der Fatherr he said I have something to tell you u Son said Hardman unsteadily but bravely I have something to tell you It doesnt matter who began first or how much each one hesitated and looked out of the window to hide the embarrassment of a mans confidence to a man At last both stories were told somehow and when Hardman and Son started out to lunch together they looked several degrees more like merry gentlemen than they had two hours bef re- Hardman was saying Well straighten that out In a weeks tIme Son You did right to tell me now And in the meantime In the meantime dad well see that oculist together and I know yow sight can be saved And so It wajjnpt only the physical sight but that finer sense which makes us see the struggles of those we love and understand and helj them At that moment there was only the hope of this IB Hardmani eyes but that was enough to make the world already brighter and when they encountered Leppy near the strcat door Hardman said Oh by the way Leppy I forgot to give yet that quarterhere it Is and to the boys astonishment another silver coin was slipped Into his hand This time Leppy fairly choked with amazement but as he scampered away he found voice to trill out again in a veritable paean of joy God rest ye merry gentlemen Let nothing you dismay And nothing did dlmaj tim f t r The Mistletoe Girl By IZOLA L FORRESTER paused on the LISABEL and drew oa suede gloves thoughtfully The only touch of relief In her gray costume was the spray of scarlet holly berries thatjay her squirrel againsttBut If he come while we are gonet she said Mrs up at her also admiringly as a er may look at a InqnlringIyjwho has fulfilled every He might waif she Isabel frowned s 1Not4dearIsabel laughed and shrugged her jtonAs the carriage went down the avenue Isabel bent forward to watch t1Hccrowd of Christmas promenaders ordered the holly and mistletoe yesterday Mrs Dexter was saying ruminatively The flowers came 1Mtinight all except the table decorations They are to be there by 1U Betty said she would look after them chugsbeforeMrs Dexter bowed her head Im com fortable abstraction She can do both Isabel smiled quizzically at her torte Suddenly the smile vanished and aka leaned toward the window eagerly to catch a glimpse of a tall figure ultturned Into Fifth avenue There Is Mr Wade now she said Shall we go back She hesitated a slight flush tinting JmaroonooNoPlthe continued I think ha will walt The carriage passed without wk esarecognition of its occupants He walked on up the avenue his hands- deep in his pockets his chin uplifted belligerentlyHe see her at all costs If ha asked for her alone they could sot keep her from him Heretofore la Ms r calls it had been Isabel as a matter of course who received him But today was Christmas and he carried a Christmas greeting to the girl fce lovedThe t ladies were both out Gifford told him at the door Would he wait Miss Beth Is hanging mistletoe is the study for the ball tonight ex plained GiffordYI will walt there said Wide Gad Gifford stood alone in the hallj leokkgM t at a 5 gold piece which had reached his palm suddenly She was trying to hammer a small brass hook Into the archway and was singing softly Wade thought se heflet the portieres fall behind hut that he had never heard Hark the Herald Angels Sing sound quite so sweet all his life- Merry Christmas he said Betty dropped the hammer 1Ir said Merry Christmas he pealed laughing up at her lease pick up the hammer said Betty sedately You mustnt bother m Wade laid the hammer om the table You cant hammer In a hOok It rscrews in Let me do itBetty sat down on top of the ladder Everybodys onttshe remarked irrelevantly Im glad of it respond Wale composedly Isabels out too There wes a long silence Bettys chin was resting om one hand The other held a bunch of mistletoe ready for hanging on the hook and she looked down at the tiny pearly berries meditatively Wade walked to tie window and back again to the base of the footladder Dont you know that I want to see only you Betty he asked Betty hung the bunch of mistletoe Im place with unsteady fingers He could not see her face Im very busy Mr Wade You know Aunt Octavia gives a ball tonight The decorators did all the rooms except for the mistletoe and I amjp put aU of that up YOu are always busy A trace of sadness came over the lovely girlish face They are all very Itind to me she said bravely I like to help and feel that I am needed Thore was the cound of carriage wheels on the avenue outside As they stopped before the house Wades jaws squared with determination He held up his arms to the figure In black OB the stepladder Betty I need you most sweetheart he said Wont you come to met The portieres at the end of the room parted and for an instant Mrs Dexter and Isabel paused at sight of the plo ture before them At the foot of the ladder stood Wade with Betty held closely in his arms his lips pressed toL hersElizabeth exclaimed Mrs Dexter as she caught her breath Wade raised his head his eyes brim ful of merriment Its all right Mrs Dexter he said cheerily Were under the mlsUetee and Bettys Just promised to W tie only me Merry ChristteasBatonr = jT to u Ii mss THE SPRINGFIELD SUN CHRISTMAS SECTION aERINGFIELD KY DECEMBER 20 1905 ftI1 LU- 0Clirislr aSb i utlheste1U eld a b ll jay e h eefesiever told 1mMapn lih trglu to = 0 thtnun be s he y nai umb Tispeaceun Nfiamcn iQirtagainandggInOChii 0 sbtllsstinq ut iuISnonbirth oaNtli earih- ililLihereglorioa ing bringomra ainaiid g gain O hiishill r I 1i = A CALtFORDIP1OMACyi He ands me tits photo and proposesmgtrintonyaud tdoat want lilm t 1t is so bar Cbnstraas that I U dear E ERru iU11AiJtflSSJN IlRD JlNq12 l lIt I J A y 7 t 1 out tllU b Then put their into the to the jr Z tr f fxu v t 1 i r a iL7i uv j tc i v t zz Si HiRtr II r Ulnksjthat f tCflffllg t h l cup utn or aolrig tl s ocltinES said Mr SJ JLus hnh days potu by tlic oft tarttd ili lu self toagot r atiti nf or piano halo you tar d THE A CUTOUTS I Cut out the reindeer and then cut on the lines and fold on dotted lines Paste the laps t on the top of the opposite Paste top blank lap to the In sIde of the A laps and the blank to the inside of rocker r y 4 r W Avsfuvr4 lawn- CMt T 7ikiv1MrC i AWN tlrZ tl AsJ mHITHOUT NC= JNTHEZ rORc n 7 rBOY R Q1Rl IN iSlDhtL liD s t71ZMY n PJNNn J fcSri1 djjiii ElZD XGL J T b T n K tr t rfi i jij rlFind wha antmslsth91lttIe piebittStlon tdciot urnuh represent names blank spaces get jlssing words bruv w NEW YEAS RESOLUTION A CHRISTMAS PROMISE rrctri r oox 51ft Benefljjent Limitntion w originated Itluapcot Barker heads f1nilffllc eujtnni xlefctffe clothos aMleliing Irtiow1Vasli Ington ROCKING REINDEER CHRISTMAS around heavy pA rocker bottom laps HlTHH llINJY Ht i4L JA fo ahtdh Z s Jf rL- vier 1 4 DRUM v 1IFtlallry t O o 1l4krOUND i Peculinr Christmas Rite In the Pnclflc Islands some cjt the natives have a peculiar Christmas theyofferftpthey have not the faintest Ides It ts upposd to be a reljc of some rots slpnary lenchlns as these native are still heathen t UNNECESSARY EXPENSE 1 v v Very Modern Youngster to papa personating Father Christmas Time midnight Whats the good of your dressing up In that ridiculous way dad Ye might have saved the money ye paid for that rigout and bought me an extra present Turkeys Replace Peacocks Peacocks formerly took the placept iurkeys on the Christmas table ir i i li HRBSSH jftfir w 7- i r ltlvfJffflllllJJ lJF raffi rict r- AiwGI1TfdIrQ7tGNlfNfk T ytAIlJJf lJ71Af rfill lJl5IUI JJfIl = WAlPPYGflfAGF57f TIIlYdlli flJlJF f IlK vI lIJvJ177Jl fftfr lAillfRtflEHNysON THE HAPPY CHRISTMAS MORNING k J jI I Jht fl tTIRISTMASTIDEYG3zRtBElGS IHf foEY IlIf ClIIJ tfY1fIIR- 1JfK liltOflAPdE fJUIIJIJRfIIIJf UHfJfYl JiiJlllI fAR dPhGlfTflfkYl l 1IfilfIlI1fCA IiIljlAJJlRA swA x- LflfjBfAI JfffAfJffiPfJF1O ll lTJlIEliltlJfltiRlfJT 1MfJrfll l J JfW6lM7rHfJJKftflE h tt tTTHE SPRINGl lELD SUNOHR1STr SsE TrONsPR1NGFIEL1 xY DEcmmERl2 1905 Iid br wTFlIr nlll I tThe C11t1Ii Jumpers CHRISTMASBY Afib ONJ HOWARD GIBSONI IIsrOJiCY 0 f CoPnlhl1 by Addison Howard 0100 I wagon was an old ram THE affair and creaked dis as the shabby mules it slowly along over the obscure prairie road Their harness was it combination of ropes and well worn straps whose bard edges had rubbed off patches of the sorrel hair from the animals lank sides and sharp backs Th wagon coyer was soiled and patched In many places and through its center protruded a short rusty stovepipe from which Issued a thin vol ume of blue smoke which stretched out In a long wake behind held In form by the chill December air Now and then flocks of brown spar rows would rise up out gf the dead grass and whirl away like withered leaves borne alofton an autumn breeze while near theroadside saucy little prairie dogs perched aboW their holes and chattered and barkedSdefi ance at the dilapidated vehicle as it went lumbering by On a board across the front part of the wagon lines in hrihd sat a gfrLap pareritly not more than nineteen years old1though she was In reality twenty one AMQUSpf dark gold curls peeped from under the jbood that covered her ahapjiy head her eyes were bright hazekajid t breath of dull wind that crept rthecana gave a vivid cotorvBo tfer pretty cheeks aith how much farther is it to Uncle EthUls2 Anxiously in 1ecia youth of who occupied a low tch stoofr In the center of the wagon bedT t A lo fc yet dear I amfraid r pli dftte girl More than- mlle7IEhou1d Vundretl sit I ThMH we tanf have no Trismuar plaIntily sIgheda curly haIred te- carcel tha flve years oldccho lay halfjuried In the folds of aTiuge buffalo rob SI- m afralaXQur Chrispaas will be rather dreary BessIe responded FaithjiMnoirientary shadow crossing herfalr face but Jet us be thankful irehave uch a ilce shelter from the eospe added quickly casting her eyes abput tie interior of the canvas covered wag nlen tout across the dreary stretch of houseless prairie upon which a few scattering flakes of mow were beginning to falL v At the rear end of the wagon was a pile bf bedclothes while in a clear place near the middle stood a small heating stove In which a cheerful wood ire was burning On the ridgepole at the top of the bows hung several cook lug utensils and under the front seat was a good sized provision box con taining part of a sack of flour some sld tot bacon tea sugar and a few other necessary articles of food A little less thanLa year prJor to the present time Faith Haskins father liad died leaving her alone on a bleak Nebraska claim and with her little brOth- er t and sister Clinton and Bessie io care for Their mother had been taken tram them only eight months before her husband The condition was a trlous oneas they were left very poor and there seemed nothing in the future sufficiently Lopeful to mitigate their grief Faith however true to her 1JIle did not despair but went bravely to work to support herself and the children During the summer with Clinfs help she cultivated a small patchof ground and the winter pre vious had earned a small sum by teach ing a short term of school Realizing that it would be almost impossible for them to continue this mode of life for any length of time she had written to her mothers brother Ethan Bartley who lived on a ranch in southwestern Kasasnd he had advised her to sell their small property and come with Clint and ssleand make their home with hhnar I Very gladly had Faith accepted the offerbut finding it impossible to con vert their few effects Into cash she left the place In charge of a renter and not having money for railroad fare de cided to make the journey by wagon There were a score of young claim holders wbo would have been very well pleased to retain the girl as a housekeeper for themselves but she cared for none of them and would not marry simply for a home It was a great undertaking this Jour ney of theirs and at tHIs Season of the year but It seeded preferabie to an other winter on the claim and they set out in apparently good spirits The younger ones were Indeed liappy as all children ireI at tho prospect of a change They had been traveling for about two weeks and had reached a point near the enter of western Kanj sos and were pressing on toward Un cle Ethans ranch us Tast as the now Jadedinules cofiJd tnkethemtIt was a lonely and Desolate sight that met Faiths eyes as they wandered wearliy Over the brown cheerless plain For miles and miles around no sign of a human habitation broke the monoto foils wlldness of the scenery save at rare Intervals when some abandoned sod Chanty or a dugout could be dimly Ieeit scarcely distinguishable from the brown grass which surrounded It There ought to be a settlement fomewEererriear here remarked the girl driver as a blue line of scrubby trees loomed up in the distance through thtailing now Tbone well reach the timber before nightfall1 she went oncistlng a troutiled glance at the threatening sky Itwn about tin thefterxioOn when she drove the tired team down a little slope which led into a low wiiiug otscrll1bPIelmsthe smtll crooked stream while dense thickets of plum and persimmon were IatteijustpurplefruitFaith to camp here for the night She was Just reining the team from the rutty road into a sheltered glade when accompaniedbyof the wheels suddenly dropped Into a deep rain washed gully An involuntary cry of dismay es caped her when she leaned out and dls covered that the wheel was broken fOh Faith what ever will we do now cried Clint as be saw what thoroughlyfrightened Never mind little one Itll be all right said Faith encouragingly We can get the wheel mended somewhere But despite her cheerful words shetbal Ized that it might require many miles of weary travel to have the damage to the wagon repaired Even if there should be a shop within two or three miles which was not at all likely in such an isolated spot how was she to transport the heavy broken wheel even a single mile Although she could see no way as yet to oVercome the dIm cui ty she was determined not to give up Tbere was always some out of every dilemma and her lever hopeful heart told her she would surely find one In this instance She climbed out of the wagon and assisted by Clint began to unhitch the team while Bessie dragging the but falo robe after her stood under a per slmmbn gazing at the cause of their present trouble with tear wet eyes The storm was increasing rapid ly and the Icy wind blew the flakes through the long dead grass with a bharp hissing sound As FajtlC shivering with cold aiid apprehension J led the animals away from the wagon the sound of approach tag hoot eainte through the now laden air and the next Instant two men mounted on sturdy ponies reined In near the wrecked vehicle They looked to be about thirty were full bearded and clad in the rough garb usually worn by plainsmen of the west Broad brimmed hats covered their beads und each had a bra ie of heavy revolvers stuck in his wide leather belt In one uhaccustdmed to this style of f1r ss the appearance of these armed men might have Induced a feeling of terror but it was not so with Faith Such types of western life were familiar to her she havlngepent tbe past four yoaraOD the frontier of Nebraska Good eventa miss said Ike Bar clay dismounting from his pony Had a breakdown I see Bad job he con Untied after examining the wagon crit ically Yes sir returned the young lady turning the mule she was holding so that she could face the men Is there any place near where i can get the wheel mended Waal thars ole Bergers blacksmith shop over at Mils store but Its nigh three miles from by er Wbarsi gtanclng4aroundJWe flays men folks with usre plied Faith I t1trakids broke In Jim nGCOck Yesi responded shestmplyIIWe1 have come from Nebraska and are on the wa to oar uncles home isi In statellWnot proceed to tell what he would be Yer see Ike began it seems plumb onrfodlHrft teraeawomaa traveling alone slch weather Then after an almost Imperceptible pause as though for explanation he continued But Its lucky we fellers happened along It Is wllJlntthat vbecl over ter oTc Bergcrs an git him ter mend It up ter yer If Y9ud only beso kind returned FaIth hastily for notwithstanding the relief she experienced the situation was not free from embarrassment lOrd be yery much obliged Not cr till replloil Ike with an at tempt at poKiO speedi The comb ed strength of the two served to get the wagon propped up In a short time and the offenlIugmein bet removed 1 rqckon we can carry It betwixt us said Jim But gee whiz aint this wind euttmJ 41Eeglar ole norwester rejoined his companion A bad night fer them kids an the woman ter be put an Christmas eve at that Its sufferla wicked tis fer sure Why blame us wot we chawlu erboutl Thers Robs cabin over thar a few steps back o them persimmons Then turning to Faith MIs8 Its gpln ter be perty rougE weather ternightj an I reckon er cabin would be right smartcomferabler than camplnout In er wagon Thers a shanty over beyond that patch 0 timber belongs ter a friend o ourn a chap on a visit tel blsol home in Indlanny Yer wel come tar bide thar you an them kids If yer car ter Id bsoly too glad of shelter from thIs tal sa1F1lththat 1ifiyon are sure the real owner wouldnt care Hes not one o them kindthis friend o ourn aint Hes open heart ed as th day an ther bes settler in these yere parts Her anxiety on this score being re 1k4toieadthewayto dltauce but insib1e frOm where th e accident occurred on account of the trees It was a new log structure tightly daubed wlti lime and sand There Were a snug jflreplaee and good thoughscanty homemade furniture Faith was overjoyed at the prospect of a comfortable lodging sS strangely provided and cast a quick and curious glance about the place The deer rifle thrown acrOMthe antlers above the fireplace and a mans old istraw hat coat and blue jeans hung on pegs at the head of a rude couch gave satisfactory evidence that the owner was a bachelor but he was away and the fact gave her no uneasiness Ike built a roaring fire on the open hearth while Jim brought from the wagon such articles as would be need ed during their stay This done the two men mounted and rode away car rying the crippled wheel between them but with a promise that it should be backUtora mornin1 Fade said Bessie clinging to her sisters skirts as she made prepara tlons for the evening menlthls is mos as good as Trismas aint lU Yes dear and Ill try to make it up to be Just as good as Christmas by ah extra fine supper sniff the older one stooping to kiss the happy face AhFaltblIpoke up Clint as ho 7 3 II OPENED ENTEEED stirred the fire into a brighter oiaze make flapjacks anoodles of CAI an say lets have brown sugar slrup When Barclay and Hancock reached the blacksmith shop they tumbled their bjirden to the ground with Shed never ave got it here never Berger large and dust begrimed was Just closing up for Jhe night 1101 on hyer ole tinker greeted Jim springing from hie horse and pushing the wheel efpre him into the shop We want this ere wheel mend ed prlgbtw 1IThats right put In IKe An les see yer gt an qrental hump on yer self We want to carry it back where It cum from tore thlft snow gUs euny wus t lId rger mumbled something abpuLbq lug tired and hungry but nevertheless set to work at once Satisfied that it won be as expeditiously as possible they hitched their ponjcs out ifof the wind nutstarted for store They paused a minute befdre one of the windows and looked Irn Thfe proprietor was tying up a package for a little man with a red scarf around Ills neck while a solitary individual stood warming blmself by the fire In the back part of the store Suddenly an ex clamation burst from Jim and grab bing his companion by the shdulderf he pointed excitedly to the figure at the stove Look Ike thars Rob Desmond go- tbacksure as shootlu Yer right by gingerl ejaculatcdjke as he peered in above the rim of frost on the pane at a handsome well built young fellow of about twentyfive who had taken off his hat and coat and seemed to tie making himself thorough ly comfortably in front of Mijeys old rust spotted t F Wotll he Bout his cabIn1riV 4444Llgbtnln r m A scLidee ichis supjtssettcUucIone On flbb ther e9tJ thtioutareglar Christmas joke iWot IsIt Xpprouyhlufe bra Mend Jim spoke a feiv words ihhfe ear Ikepul both hands over his mouth to check tlity laughter JJ could nat quite represB Thatll be a rich one on Bob all right Well do It By jlmson we will he exclaimed A feller needs a CbrlstllmStimehurried conference the two entered the store After greeting Miley who stood behind his counter they hnstened back to the stove and gave the new arrival a hearty welcome And whats the nesT asked Des mond us he shook hands with them bothNews said Jim assuming a reflec tive look and puckering up his eye brows Oh noth nmuchCeltthet ole Bllers sold out an left AiiC lemme seeyes toars Super got throwed an broke his collar bone an us galoots has beeaTdoin wot we could ter patch im up Waal an then with a look thars some new settlers cominiD lately wantin timber claims an jumpln em too when they git a chance But howd yer leave the ole folks back in Indianny All well and could hardly tear my self avjgsy from them- I reckon hearln bout yer claim has kinder hiked yer back remarked ike regarding him out of the corner of his eye My claim What do you mean And Desmonds blue eyes dilated wide ly and grew almost black I sposed yer heered all about it fore thlssaldJlm Why yer see yer claim has been kinder took A tam Yesttheyhaveof Incredulity stole over his listeners features Do you theafo tell me that some low down sneak has dared to jump my claim while Ive been back visjtirimy rather and mother cried Desmom the flush of doubt changing to One ofe resentment powerfully thct wayj admlt ted his tormentor fiSteda klvered wagon thar an smoke pourln out o yer chimbleyIWho Is the sneaking cur demanded the how thoroughly aroused man III dunna Well it wOnt take me long to find out retorted Rob fdrawing on his heavy bunlo overcoat with an angry Jerk ItWet Yer alnrt gonter go ter yer claim right now1 Yesr find Ill see that that sneak thief gets out of my In a hurry Ive got pretty well warmed up with a grim smile anddont need Mileys fire any longeIju I wouldnt go If I was you said Ike You wouldnt eylhghlm wlUi con temptuous astonishment lNo You must be a tool If you think lm going myo1nml after aU lYvo done od It without so much aS a by1 your leaver But 3er might set Inter trubble Might 11 cried Desmond with a gesture of disgust holding np r pair ot heavy pistols and then thrusting them into his beltcll see libdut tbntl It the cuss Isnt ott mren11es Inside an hour Ill give him trouble and lots of it v I dont think youll run th fsettler out said Jim coolly You dont 4lNo I tiont x Whats the ClUO 1lThars eVfal rensohs aha fer me I wouldnt want ter tackle the job1 r VA TQU wpuldnM TVell adnt w orry ePrwU1 c td walked out of the store got his horse from the stable whercitLvl been kept during his absence mounted und was snowyIWhen he was well beyond e rshotthe two conspirators went off Into roar of laughter Then they had to acquaint tpIrtbtornext one Its d good one on Rob by gum cried the storekeeper joining heartily In the laughter Which calls fer a box or cigars an two bottles o Mileys temperance phosphate dont it Ike demanded Jim Thats wotever affirmed Ike An1 the same to be charged ter Rob Des monds account Exactly Good enough said Miley Five dollars is cheap aplenty fer him to get ort with 1 maglne kin see him aglt tin madder n ever an rid In IJke all persessed through the snowstorm down ter his claim chuckled the old man as he reached for a bor of cigars on the shelf HbPon a minute Miley said Jim Wot yet say Ike ter dlspensln wIthI them cigars an pbosphatlzln this time an takta th amount o Robs treat in the toys an sich tricks fer Chrlstmus presents fer them kids an puttIn in five of our own fer some thin neat fer that leetle woman The very idee By thump I kin how Noays ark an tin wbis ties an slch dofunnlcs uster stir me up when I wusakld back In Jackson county at Chrlstmus time Yer a plumb genus Jim yer air Jjy ginger Meantime Rob Desmond hhiind filled with righteous wrath agamstthe unprincipled wretch who had dared jump his claim was nearing his cab IlL In his anger snow and cutting winds were scarcely noticed Only one dominating desire possessed his soul to set eyes onuthat rascal of 1l claim jumper and order him off his domain forthwith When he reached the persimmon thicket lie hitched his horse and walk ed energetically toward his cabin The If THE DOOR AND FAITH repaired Looks shack remember door was partly open held so by little Bessie who was watching the falling snowSh was alone the others ihav fris gone to the dugout stable to see that the mule were made comfortable for the night The glow fcom the fireplace Tavealed to the owners astonlshedgaze a bright eyed little faIry with long golden hair She was swaying back and forth humming to herself Then she broke out earnestly Oh Snnty turn right here an make our wagon well an if you can spare em Just drop some nice Trlsmus pros cuts down She ceased suddenly as the form ofJ a man loomed up before her She had i been asking for Santa Claus and Ihere was now no doubt fn her mind but that s Rob in his big fur overcoat covered with snowlates was the great person cage for whom she had been calling y Wlierps your pa little girl asked Desmond enterlughls own cabin Hes gone answered Bessie look Ing half shyly at the visitor Gone Whereto Gone to hcben said the little girl very simply Humpu muttered Rob to himself I didnt Rnow claim jumpers went to heavjen I you Santa Claus asked Bessie2 abruptly fixing her gaze tirst on the buffato overcoat dotted with A white then raising her eyes wistfully to the young mans handsome face No little one Im not lItrn said he kindly the hard took on his face vanishing under the magnetism 0 the prattlebesmond if seTtle of her folks hadwrong him SIte oWns Innocent and as pure as the new fallen snow His anger haTing A subsidedihedrew from his gocVets a fewtrlnlrntsahd a paper Pf pretty tan rles which he had bong attkstoe c tc p fI1fattbmeopened aadi tap1entr jYE met in one long searckln glance theifihe turnedwhite Ieauiffgainst Pthe wafl R1911s hat full to the floor as he hastened toward the agitated girL FaithJ Faith Haskins ha cried Is VIObyou again she sobbed burying h j face in the folds of her shawL Tk sight of an old Mend had thrown her off hfr guard end brought back to hetf sharply and keenly all her trouble and loneliness and made her strangely weakWhen Clint came In a few minutes later he found hi sister hi the armsof what appeared to him to be JL bfr bufr falo Never havhig heard that buffa Ipes were In the habit of coming Into Cabins and hugging peopfe 1eap = proathed BessIe wlioeteeth haorjust decapitated a candy rabbit and asked bi an awed whisper Whats got Faith Is It hurtmX hell I dess not Bessie whispered back asweITU rb1OitM fulL Hes awfulnick an I deM lWsl a relation to Santa Claus See what be dlbbed mefr holdIng up her prts cuts ReturnIng from the blackamlth shop Ike and Jim left the repaired Qutetf1Jupof the windows they looked hi to se sur1pr1eside holding bjpth her hands In lI- The firelight revealed to their atau4 ished sight the two happy faces wMJ it1Iiwent tbe door and Insisted init iscoming Ui After they had partiahIj recoveredfronr their embarraiVl t and the gesdal aesphere did toward restoring tlwm to hafrarse1vethey disbutedsIttsiicreceived tint xouag 1ady s bIumin- thanks for an their kindnoK to her Deemond saidt TBrttty gooa Joke you ried to pjod Myt WI s1 Ftheir shoulders at the same time laugh Intilem1il But3onsee1IOW lhns turned out Only Ill Have to explain This little woman Faith Haskins and I usedtdioto school together kwajr back bear the did Tippecanoe In In dlana We greW up u lovers butfier father thought I asnt of mucfi t acP count excfeptto pick anr old guitar ob4 play the fiddle 0when he had tak n his famDy off fo ebraska he wouldnt allow FaIth to write to me andf oi course I lost track r her ButT loveot her just the same and that I might become more worthy gave up iny dye habits taught school fbi a fewterms and Earned the money to give me a start here in nsasoI this timberre claim and am In a pretty fair WaTt make my living as you know I find my little school friend hds not forgotten me and since she had the audacity to jump my claim In my absent f think I may as well keep her hers Now as you fellows have already had a finger In 1e ple I want you togo with us tomorrow to visit the judge over ntthe courthouse Somethings going to take place there that will cerebrate Christmas In proper style It was kind of you to seeto repairing the wagon but there wont be any use for It going to Uncle Ethans ranch for Clint and Bessie will have tstay and help us be happy Youll go wont you boysT J Go In course we jvilll Well see you and her through if the earth slips a cog We will you betIBy ginger but youre a lucky galoot I wish ohs Chrlstmus d drop a Jewel like that Inter my stockin BAKED HAM Lt lewFeatre ef HellJar Feait l r revred FretJait fry It goes without saybg that Ws ma eery the turkey will grace the chrlst mas dinner table but for variety and to give a new note to this east it Isaii excellent idea to follow the southern fashion of Introducing ham to share i honors with the reigning fowL- The ham may be either hoi qtlpofe and should be baked to a dzisp brown Few there are who understand theart of preparing Ham In this WaX J frst t should be partly baked with the thick OUtslSe left onr and thejV this should be remoYed andj the fat tdk full Of cloves and left IQ onCIn a slow oven The spice imparts a dellci usly delicate avor apd jshouldt not be taKen put but left in the 1api just as Jt comes rom the ovehj d sauce is needed with ham cooked after 7 this ruleNewYork Herald V j ChrlatBa a LHcky JOlijthday There Is an old supetatitlon that m4 be bprfl on Christmas day la to be lucky allpnes Ute and In Silesla there la a belief that a boy born oni Christmas iay must be brought upa lawyer or l1D wlll Wcqme a thief The Orfrlm Et ChrI tmaa Greemi At thd Saturnalia the heathen proto type of Christmas it was the Rbman custom to decorate the house wifliev ergreens This was done to give the woodland spirits a refuge from the cold J CJartt T8I Jc Cfeittaas hdm the PactBe ocean and Chrismas momitatnt os taretit conttriirit t were so niwd WcaUHdlicOTirid oste25tFotfl1 rw TTs THE SPRINGFIELD SUN CHRISTMAS SECTION PRINGFIBLD KY DECEMBER 20 1905 t ti C L rI HIRCUS DANCING s THEl I BILLY GOAT I t By MICKEY FINN Copyright 1905 by Ernest Tarro- 1d4JT was Christmas eve and Patric Doolan the foreman of the ga works had summoned asgoodl company of his friends to cele brate the holiday season and the ar rival of two barrels of Irish turf from his native town A bushel of this peat lay glowing In the fireplace While the snow was softly piling Itself upon the window casings and the wind was tak ing liberties with the shutters Judy Callahan slyly pinned upon the lapel of Dick Walsh the letter carrier a sprig of Irish Ivy By inquiry from rheumatic Flaherty who sat In the Ingle nook nourishing his shins Dick learned that the symbolic meaning of Irish ivy Is I cling to thee Judy shriek a moment later indicated tha ft Tans XHXEB Morns o STRAP ASD CASBOTS Dick had taken advantage of the In formation Just then Jack Doolan the youthful heir to the Doolan estate put his doorFather the nanny The snow Is fallen on her through the roof and shels t tremblin wid the cowld r Of course my son said Mr Doo- lan heartily Bring her InT We dont want our milk watered Thats a foine baste you have there said Flaherty How much milk does she give Two quarts a day but she used to give three quart a day before her hus band died Shes pinto away since that L time poor gurrl I think tis the love sickness she has said Mr Doolan Dear dear look a that now said Mrs Reagan sympathetically I always said that nanny goats was sInta mIntle And how long is the billy goat dead Mr Doolan Tis five years the 24th day o this month replied Doolan Sorraday twas whin we lost Hircus A morn gaynial nor a more willin goat you would not find in all Harrlem Sure hIs death was a Jyand a calam ity How was that quavered old man r Dougherty the stonemason Well resumed Doolan twas a tragedy the way he was translated and a calamity whin lily death took away the only chance ever had o makin a fortuneTIs quare about goats continued Doolan They are born s a certain amount of eddlcashun Show me thu goat that wouldnt know a cabbage or a turnip whin he sees it Of course a goat knows nothin about machinery There was a goat that used to stop the horses drawin a street car but whin they put a trolley car on the track you couldnt find that much o the got as would grease a griddle But a goat can be eddlcated wid sugar and a strap to do tricks Now I suppose none o ye would believe me If I told ye that I taught Hircus to dance as fine a jig or hornpipe as ever you saw in a thea ter A chorus of disbelief arose Yes said Doolan and no Frinch lady could do a finer pas tool on her toes as they say In the heathen lan You must remember that I was 5very poor and Id be lay In awake nights thinkin o some plan by way o makIn a fortune and whin my wife bought the two kids to start the dairy the idee came to me like a flash I could eddIcate the goat to dance Whin I got that Idee In me head I could think of DothInelse Cassidy how much mon ey do you think a dancin goat could earn on a theater stage Well replied CassIdy I should think that 300 a week would be none too little for so dignaclous a curiosity There resumed Doolan Dye Hear what Cassidy saysy Three hundred c dollars a week for half an hours work a day Faith I felt the money in me hand But twas weary work teachln the goat An old animal trainer told me that cruelty and kindness mixed would do the job Whin the goat minded me I tickled his ribs and gave him carrots but whin he got stubborn I lathered him with a strap Mrs OBrien you remember the time we had teachln Hircus to walk across the room on his kind legs Tir Deed I doDo said Mrs OBrien wltita reminiscent slpiu Yen exj ii tae ladle ad natt n men said Flaherty rising and putting on his hat btt I must leave ye A dancin goat Ia much for my vorac ity I couldnt swallow It When the door had closed Doolan went on Every night after supper the table was shoved back the wall and thelesson began And would you believe it it takes three mouths to teach the goat to stand on his hind legs for five minutes After tbat twas easier There was a little gurrl named Ellen next door that took a great inter est in the eddicatiou of the goat She whinsseeythe music of my fiddle With the goats head on her shoulder and her arms around his neck they would whirl slow ly around in the dawdlln circles of the mazy as the poet says How perfectly lovely 1 exclaimed Judy Callahan Miter the lesson was over each night I used to give the goat all kinds of tasty things like potato peelins cabbage stumps and such like as a reward and twas the habit o keepln the goat hungry nil day that led to the loss o my fortune Twas three months thegoatthard as I might find two weary months before he would nod his head and make a bow the same as if he was awjenceHark said Dougherty to Judy Callahan In a whisper A goat makin a bow As I said before Doolan went on when the goat had learned to bow at a wink we made his bally suit The thing that cost themost was the skirt made of red silk and shaped like a parasol It looked like a hollyhock turned upside down Then we put a little green cap wid a red tassel on the goats head and a pair o white sfltf person his feef And whin we showed him his picture in the glass he grinned Suntaybonnetthink that only for that joker Reagan I might be ridln in me own divvil wagon wid rubber wheels The first public appearance of the goat as a bally dancer took place In a barn In the Bronx We fixed up a stage wid planks and boxes and 25 cents was charged at the door The news got around and long before the time to begin the show the barn was crowded to the doors Half the roof was gone off the barn but that hurt nothin for the night was clear I was so afraid that the gent wouldnt do his work that I gave him nothin to eat for twelve hours before he came on the stage and the poor beast was fair famished Whin I walked out on the stage hand In hand wid the goat I thought the awjence would go crazy They yelled wid sheer delight whin the goat made his bow and every man In the barn was on his feet and a hundred o them had cabbage leaves and carrots In their pockets to give to the goat like the ladles have bokays to give to the play actors As the goat whirled around doin a waltz he would stop now and then to pick a bit o cabbage or turnip that some one threw on the stage But twas what that rogue Rea 88 WHIRLED ABOUND WIDOUT TO0CHUC1 THE PLOOBi gan threw that the goat liked the best They looked like little pieces o bread covered wid sugar The goat picked up so many o the little chunks that the crowd yelled to put Reagan out be kase he was stopptoSthe show and had hard work to get the goat dancto sgln After that the goat seemed to get lighter and lighter upon his feet until he hardly touched the stage There were times when he whirled around to the air wldout touchln the floor and the crowd gaspln wid as tonishment at this wonderful beast And while be whirled he seemed to be gettin bigger and bigger till ho was as round as a balloon the boys play wid He would go up In the air whIrlln like a pinwheel for ten feet and thin light on the stage soft as a thistledown and fly up agIn till he spun up farther and farther lookln like a red umbrella on a big punkln and he was gone through the bole In the roof thranslateij Inti rely And where did ne go said the awestruck Mrs Cassidy In a whisper Some o the little boys slttln on the fenciutsldesald he wtotup in the dI- rection of ORIon and others said twas toward Arcturus and NIptune he wlnt And what was It that Reagan gave thejsoat said the materialistic Walsh anxious for an explanation of the seem rag mIracle Twa yeast cakes that the rogue had covered wl sugar aad the cgot ateflfUemVibem A rtlirrsI e DRIS IN TMASI I VAL D IltOSE 1 By s WALTON WILLIAMS N mediaeval times when learning I was rare and confined mostly to tho regular clergy living In ino nastlc communities It became the fashion to illustrate the gospel narra tives by means of more or less real tic dramatic representation This method of instructing the unlettered was borrowed from the old heathen mysteries and the monks and nuns who devised the pious scheme made every effort to Impart a reverential un THE flerstandlng of the subject illustrated This is the origin of the mystery or miracle plays and also of the sacred tableaux vlvants which In time were enacted in the rural churches These living pictures always Illustrated some Biblical subject and were probably of great spiritual benefit to those wbc could not read It was thus that the great features of the Christian religion were made intelligible to public The practice beg early in the century and grew in favor at least 200 years In tl e thirteenth centuoy however the custom had become so subject to abuse that the clergy began to frown MISTLETOENINA T What could Ido She neither screamed nor smiled nor chid then But brushed her cheek like cjAnd then a Came twixt cried she Oh Ben Slowest men No but mine heard that im perious blame the crowd had passed We stood there perfect bliss without a care And oer and oer I breathed her perfumed name O Rose aflame The joy bells rang The old year crept away Lusty and young the new year stood Aglow with promise life Ah hoU4day2 For ill they Ior jif upon It and finally prohibited all forms of Biblical representation in the churchesIn most of the Easter mys tern pictures disappeared front the churches but many of the Christmas Illustrations had acquired such a firm hold upon the popular heart thnt they remained and have been brqupht down to the present day in a soinejwliat modi tied form Such Is the which Is seen today in all arts of the Christian world and which has coine 1o possess almost a ritualistic signifi cance Another Christmas mystery which still survives although Its perpetuation is confined to a limited region Is the quaint and decidedly impressive Christ ceremonial known as the offer Ing This custom has been repeated centuries on Christmas day In the churches of the Italian highlands It Is Illustrative the visit ofthe magi I OFFERING TV THii VAL Dl ROSE tenth for M me of ear twain In and blood they mas for oC to the Infant Jesus at Bethlehem A little boy Is chosen to represent the Saviour Dressed in a white robe wearing n glided crown and holding globe In his hands he stands upon a altar surrounded by olive branches an- a multitude of lighted candle Votiv- lamps hang above him and abundan offerings of fruit and flowers are at hI feet A crowd of peasants both and women clad in festival jattlre as- wearing the picturesque Load cover Ings of the Tuscan mountaineers bring oranges and pomegranates from their tiny gardens and offer them devoutly to the weary little representative of the Lord of the rO I By PICTON ICopuilflht 1905 bu American Press ssoclalJoDi thistledownytlnychlldbhfrown say HREE times she pa sed beneath the mistletoe With face so arch and eye of blue And I distraught what could I do Rank coward turned round and let her go T O mistletoe From every nook and corner Blazed the light Eyes gleamed like stars in matchless ray Yet neer an eye of black or gray ghone full and soft as hers that ML old year night O wondrous light Each one waxed bold as forth she came again And oer her golden hair the bough w Of witchery hungT4y hour came now caught and klsse4 her like a man Insane O happy swain 1 Mllfht u4 M 1- I ROYAL FOL K I IWHO PLAY r CLAUS 1 By GEORGE H PICARD PicardO has exploited is the power to give to any object dis pensed as a Christmas gift no matter how trivial it may be a distinct and abiding value It is related of one of the mediaeval pontiffs that on a cer tain occasion he was so grateful for a service rendered him by a young prince beggedhimCome my child he suggested in sinuatingly Tell me what I can do to please you Dont be afraid to put my liberality to a test Its the blessed Christmas season you know deePIybutwords to frame his request Courage my friend persisted his holiness I am in the mood for giv ingAsk confidently and I should ad vise you to ask something more sub stantial than my blessing The young Borgia realized that the opportunity was golden At tuat time the temporal power of the Roman pontiff was so great that kingdoms were at his disposal The prince knew all that but It did not tempt him Your holiness he faltered pros trating himself I beg you to give me a lock of your hair At this unexpected request the pope was both startled and touched It couldberequital and yet the young ffellpw seemed to be In earnest Why do you select such a worthless thing his holiness demanded Oh do not refuse me the prince expostulated Think of its value as a relic after your holiness is canonized r The pontiff smiled grimly Then he put his right hand upon his head and sighed long and rather mournfully He had some hair remaining but scarcely enough to serve as a relic As you will he groaned vbut I thekfrigdomSome of the Christmas presents ex changed by latter day royalty are almost absurd In their practicality For many years the gentle and well belov ed Plus IX was in the habit of ex changing Christmas gifts with the equally amiable Victoria of England The pope invariably sent a package of exquisitelyn r toreaccoms vinl IO TELL MB WHAT 1 CAN DO TO PLEAS YOU In the Vatican garden It Is not Impos sible that her majesty may have made a personal trial of the popes remedy but it Is certain that shedid not ac- quIre the habit That she appreciated the attention was made evident from the tact that sundry jars of a marma lade devised in the royal kitchen at Windsor found their way at Christmas time to the Vatican Some of this delectable confection made a holiday appearance In other European courts The queens German grandchildren were fond of it and their royal grandmother saw to it that a goodly supply of the delicacy and its attendant supplement of a par ticular seed cake of her majestys own composition reached Potsdam In time i for the Christmas dinner One of the i quegns grandsons by marriage the czar used to send her the most beau ural malachite and jade vases ever fseen in England and In return he received invariably a six dozen case i t of veey old and mellow Scotch whisky j from a particular highland distillery long patronized by the British royal family There is no record to prove that Nicholas found the Scottfsh beverage k more satisfying than his native vodka but It Is a fact that he kept on sending the precious vases as long as his thoughtful grandmother lived s The kaisers established Christmas Engllahwhich is almost as unattainable as th elixir of life For the youngsters Lyons fTUUasi IliPda tw el the Iaot- r genlous mechanical toys made tovGer many J The president of the French rep LQlc not to be outdone In Christ may civility gives presents of costly Sevres and LimogeS wares to the reign lug queens of Europe In return he Is often decorated with the ribbon of some coveted order The president of the Swiss confederation is more prac tical In his holiday generosity Last Christmas he sent to Queen Alexandra a choice selection of cheeses As a systematic dispenser of Christ mas cheer It Is probable that the German emperor hearts the list of royal givers With life customary orderli ness and attention to detail he begins to plan his beneficent campaign long before the dawn of the holiday season On n slip of paper which he keeps con sealed in a private cabinet he notes down In his neat uncial script as they occur to him the names of the various persons whom he intends to remember and the amount he expects to expend on each of them One of his standard gifts Is his own royal portrait Last Christmas he va iried the usual custom by presenting his prospective daughterinlaw the Duch ess Cecilia with a marble bust of hIm pelt There is absolutely no encase whatever for any collection to the = Tffg ICATSKK BUT A BUST O7 XOC5ZL7 world public or private which has portraitbe had for the asking and a hint Is sufficient The kalserin Is a liberal and thoughtful Christmas benefactress She makes It a point to pre some thing of value to every child of royal lineage hi Christendom and that means much labor and Discrimination The children of royal lineage In die Gennaa empire alone are quite numerous enough to absorb a fortune and It is reputed that the generous royal lady spends 50000 every year in this admi rable way eThe present sultan of Turkey with all his traditional hatred of the giaour has fallen Into the habIt of sending Christmas gifts to some of the Chris tian courts These remembrances con sist for the mostpart of jars of pre served rose leaves and Levantine sweet meats prepared by his own confection er The aged emperor of AustriaseadpL a liberal gift of priceless Tokay to his fellow sovereigns The domestic old queen of Denmark the motherinlaw of Europe who is an Inveterate knitter of woolen stockings dispenses her yearly accumulation at Christmastide The genial king of the Belgians sends nothing but checks and it Is whispered that his bank account Is considerably reduced at the holiday season WI1 helmtoa of the Netherlands who Is as prudent as she Is thrifty gives decora tions and confers orders This was also the economical Christmas practice adopted by Queen Victoria The king of Spain sends presents only to his rel atives and the royal family of Portugal rich as It Is Is not much addicted to the gift habit The queen sends a generouS check to the Vatican and the king distributes a few decorations Fourth of Js1T Cltrlstasasea In other days the Catholic and Episcopal churches celebrated Christ mas much as Americans now ob serve the glorious Fourth Roman candles skyrockets flrec tckersrnd a general rejoicing and marked the day sacred to the birth of the Prince of Peace The Idea was that jtbe occasion was a joyful one and men should vociferously attest their happiness Echoes of these old celebrations are still heard in portions of the south which were settled by the cavaliers Under the reformation however and especially under Purl tanism this form of observing Christmas was done away with In the early days of New England Christmas was scarcely observed at all and it only In comparatively recent years that the present custom of giving and feasting was revived to sections where 6the Puritan had held sway i Trade Chritasag Christmas which is usually regarded y IT as the happiest day of all the year has frequently witnessed tragic events Diocletian began one of his peraectx tions of the Christmas to 303 when on Christen i day he burned a church full of the followers of the Nazarene William the Conqueror is said to have slaughtered 100000 men women and children on Christmas day to the year boa 7 In 1170 Thomas a Bucket preached a Christmas day sermon that caused his tdeath four days Inter die3CLoadeeesax beiaht lP0j18 thousand people wee dyiag daily wrG