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Digital page images are linked to the text file. 1 l i f j Ir7I t 21si dltIOIJ p VA t NO55 KY 15 1908 2 CENTS COPY II CENTS lATHERING KARGIS CASE Witnesses and Attorneys Going to Irvine For Trial Wed I f JACKSON Ky Dec lM1sllargisj companied by her attorneys IX B Redwine and Thomas T Cope IIud Lou Ellen sherman Cope a for iner enemy of Judge Hargis but now tV lawyer went to Irvine yesterday Mrs Hargis determined to leave tone unturned and to spare no expense in her efforts to save her son Prom the penalty which faes him s fgrthe murder of his father Mrs Hargis showed the mother of Curt Jett last week a check for 12000 which she had collectedon imc of the notes due her husbands estate rl and last week she gave a jaipitgage for 5000 to a Lexing ion bank on her residence property hii Jackson making 17000 in cash which doubtless will be used ifnec e sillY during the trial this week at Iryine 4inong the witnesses summoned iov the defense are a white man and 1I negro who are expected to testify tfUtt in the win iibiy of the store at the time of the killing and saw the murdered manr choking the defendant Nobody On the Sidewalk e It will be shown by the prosecu tion that there was nobody on the sidewalk in front of the window or near it at the time of the shooting roil that the white man referred was down the street about 100 yards and in a ulace where the store could l not be seen The Commonwealth it isstated will take steps secure indictments against any witness giving at Irvine Every witness killjylthese statements and prove that Beach far srw s neither assaulted nor aiiused by the father for whose mutf dor he will be placed on trial Wednesday in Famous Case The aftorfleys Jor the defense are JSonaior W 0 Bradley of Louisville W A Young of Morehead S H Kiish of Corbin Thomas TCope DB Redwine and J J C Bachof ldykin and Riddell Friendof Vvuie The attorneys for the prosecution KellytiashW Friend of Irvine and A Floyd Byrd of Winchester j 60 WITNESSES ON WAY TO IRVINE Jacksonwtufcky arrived in this city Tuesday morning onthe 912 L E train cnrpnte Irvine to attend the trial f Peach Hargis for the murder oft t father I BLUE IN Flue Program Rendered at Meeting at Calvary Baptist Church f LEXINGTON Ky Dec 15The Blue Grass Baptist Association Board met yesterday morning in the Calvary Baptist Church About 20 Baptist ministers from all parts of the Blue Grass were present and a fine program was rendered The en tire session was spent in the discus sion of the paper The Pastor His Oyfo Evangelist Rev Mr Green of Versailles lead in this discussion Dr J W Porter ur this city also took a prominent x pmt The president Rev T B Hill atF4m Anoth meeting of the association Titnll heheld in Lexington ina short tiiiieThe outoftown ministers were the guests of theJocal Baptist preachers during the day and all en joyed the meeting Christmas Services here will be special Christmas rvieee at the Washington street iPresbyterian church next Sunday Appropriate music has been arl xan ed for tha occasion r l c c r l i j f LARGEST CIRCULATION IN WINCHESTER AND CLARK COUNTY t r r I I ThE r WINCUE8TERrNEWS t w WINCHESTER TUESDAY DECEMBER A A IFOR Itnesday is uu to theyb to to perjured- testimony vJAtjtorneys to GRASS BAPTIST BOARD SESSION 82100 FIRE OE NORIHMAINSl Office of Dr Lyons and Residence of Mrs Taylor Injured Fire andwater Tuesday morning mused a 2700 loss at the residence of Mrs Creth Taylor and Dr How ard Lyons office on North Main street The fire originated in a cloS- et in Dr Lyons office and spread to foughtfromthrough theceiling caused more dam age than the fireIDr Lyons loss is about 700 and Mrs Taylors loss is 2000 Both losses were fully covered by insurance WHOLESALE GROCERY MAY LOCATE HERE W M Black of Barbourville and Mr Lane of Middlesboro Herein City At the request of Mr W M Black of Barbouiville and Mr Lane of Middlebsoro there was a meeting of the Commercial Club held Monday afternoon at the courthouse for the purpose of discussing with these gentlemen the advisabil ity of opening a wholesale grocery in this city These gentlemen are going to open a wholesale grocery some where in this section of the State but are undecided as yet where they will locate There was no special inducement offered them by the Commercial Club as the meeting was not held for that purpose All that was done was a discussion of a suitable location for the build ing and the shipping facilities to the eastern part of the State from here PRESIDENT SENDS MESSAGE ON CANAL Brands Stories of Purchase as False Full Message in Paper Tomorrow President Roosevelt Tuesday transmitted to Congress a special message dealing with the purchase of the Panama Canal together with a number of documents bearing on the same J3e takes up the charges made recently in connection with the acquisition of the canal property to which he vigorously replies The message was crowded out of todays News by the pressure of advertising but will be printed in full in tomorrows paper GOOD WOMAN IS VERY SERIOUSLY ILL Mrs Jennie Ecton Low Son Has Been Telegraphed to Come Home Mrs Jennie Ecton is dangerously ill at her home in this city Mrs Ec ton is probably the bestknown wo man in this section of the State For many years her life has been one of good works Her condition is so serious that her son Dewees who lives at Minneapolis Minn has been telegraphed for Mrs E S Jouett and Miss Laura Ecton are the children living here The Devil is the play at the Opera House Tuesday night The advance sale of seats has been good and a good audience may be expected I Born Tuesday morning to Mr and Mrs Jas Kranklin a boy You can not eat all the flour ad vertised as the best orf earthand you can not make a mistake in us ing Mansfields Best Patent or Mt Lilly Every sack guaranteed MANSFIELDS FLOUR MILLS Winchester Ky ll133moeod Vie Bloomfields store will be op ened every nighbfrom now until af ter vChristmas 1214tf iE i t CHRISTMAS DAY IN WINCHESTER Will Be Very Quietly Observed With No Special Entertainments ChriStmas day in Winchester will be very quietly observed Nothing has as yet been arranged to furnish any kind of entertainment to the people on that day According to the custom of other years the stores will all close at noon and the ppstoffice will only be open at different intervals during the day so that the clerks in these places may receive a holiday or part of one The banks will all close Kentucky Wesleyan College will dismiss the 23rd for the holidays and work will not be resumed until the second week in January Jistwhen the city schools will dismiss is not known as the Board vqf Education has not passed on that yet f No special services of any kind will be held at the churches on that day except at the Presbyterian At the latter there will be services in the afternon and an entertainment for the children of the Sunday School class At the county jail and at the coun ty farm the inmates will be given a regular Christmas dinner and there will probably be some kind of relig ious services held at these places EIGHTY PER CENT OF RESERVE TO BE PAID All Growers Must Call at Office and Bring 1906 contract It was announced Tuesday morn ing at the office of the Clark County Equity Warehouse Company that the growets who had 10 per cent re served fromthe July 1908 distrib ution could call at the office and 80 per cent of the ten per cent reserve will be paid them All growers so calling must present the 1906 con tract at the padROBBERS BREAK INTO STORE AT PILOT VIEW Steal Number of Articles From S D Chism Scatter Red Pep per On Trail Robbers broke into the store of S D Chism at Pilot View some time Monday night securing about sixty cents in money all in pennies a doz en pair of scissors twenty pocket knives there sacks of flour and sev eral other small articles To cover up their trailas they left red pepper was scattered all the store and about one hun dred yards toward Hedges Station BURLEY TOBACCO SOCIETY The Executive Committee of the Burley Tobacco Society convened here in regular session Tuesday af ternoon It is said that there is nothing that will come before the meeting except the regular routine SELLS FARM OF 115- ACRES FOR 9600 s James H Rutledge Sells to John and Martin Peters H M Benton agent fpr James H Rutledge sold his farm of 115 acres 6n the McClure pike Monday to John and Martin Peters for 9600 FOR CIRCUIT JUDGE We are authorized to announce JAMES M BENTON- as a candWate for Circuit Judge for the Twentyfifth Judicial District composed of Clark Powell Jessn mine and Madison counties subject to the action of the Democratic par ty We are authorized to aimonnc 1J SMITH HAYS as a candidate for Circuit fot the Twentyfifth Ju icialDistrict composed of Clark i6weH Tessa mine and Madison counties snbjec to the action of the Democratic party bt ia5f t DUTCH CAPTURE ANOTHER VESSEL Venezuelan Guard Ship Taken and Crew Landed On the Coast i Speihu to The News- WILLEMS TAD Dec 15A Dutch warship has captured another Ven ezuelan coast guard vessel known as 23 Demaya The c ew was landed on the Venezuelan coast PARENTS DAY AT v THE CITY SCHOOL Hereafter the Joint Exercises Will Be Held Wednesday of Each Week Hereafter the students of the High Schoolwilljhold their joint exercises at 845 a m on Wednesday 9J each week These exercises will be eon ducted in the chapekof the Hickman street building On Wednesday of each week at gradelatwill have a special program for morning exercises The above changes in order ofex ercises have been made so that more parents and friends of the school may attend these exercises on Parents Day Musical programs and recitations by the puipls have been arranged for the exercises at each building Friends can be present at the ex ercises of the High School see the weekly fire drill and then go to the Washington building in time to at tend the opening exercises of that buildingRev C E Graf ton will deliver the address for the High School students tomorrow xsubject of address JacobIt to be hoped that many patrons and friends of the CitY School will manifest their appreciation of the efforts of teachers pupils and members of the JJoard of Education by visiting the school on Parents on Parents Day- ROOMBAIJ GAME i WEDNESDAY NIGHT Lexington and Winchester to Line Up at the Auditorium Rink t Quite a large crowd of skating devotees will accompany the Lexington Broom Ball team to this city tomor row Wednesday night to see them line up against the local aggregation at the Auditorium A special train will be run from Lexington on that night leaving there at 7 oclock and arriving here at 745 and returning at 11 oclock Tljere isa great deal of interest being taken in this game by the lov ers of Broom Ball Both these teams played against one another at the Mammoth Rink in Lexington last Thursday night and after an hour and ten minutes of hard play the game was called neither side being able to score The home boys are working hard to be in shape for the tussel and a battle royal is expected when they line up here tomorrow night The local boys will go to Lexington one night next week and an effort is being made to run a special train from here on that night- EARTHQUAKE SHOCK IN MASON Report Like Clap of Thunder and Shaking Houses Awoke Inmates i MA SYTLEE Ky Dec 15Cit izens of the county report an earth quake shock late last night So great was the vibration that some were awakened by the shaking hous es It was preceded bya tremen dous report like a loud clap of thun der All kinds of China on a special ta ble YOUR CHOICE FOR TEN CENTS HENRY H HAL- L1214eod EVERYTHfNG GOOD TO EAT cane found at Mrs Chas EWest Always reliable ie t TO REINSTATE INNOCENT MEN Brownsville Affair Subject of Special Message flegrot Soldier Confesses If 4tI i jWashington Dec 15In a special message to the senate on the Brgwns ville affair Ro9sevelt recommended the passage of a law providing for the reinstatement by the secretary of war after investigation of such members of the negro regi ment innocent of direct complicity in the shooting up of Brownsville and who can prove that they actually had no direct knowledge of the crime Attached to the message Is are port of detectives who have been working on the case This report Includes a statement by Private Con yers of Company B Twentyfifth In faptry in which he admits taking part in the raid and implicates a number of his former comrades The detectives claimed to have secured from Conyers a letter written to him by Senator Forakerwhich the detectives claim stopped Conyers from making further revelations Conyers after he found he had been giving facts of the raid to government detectives is said to have at tempted suicideThe Message The presidents message follows I inclose herewith a letter from the secretary of war transmitting areport of the investigation made by Mr Herbert J Browne employed by the department in conjunction with Captain W J Baldwin to investigate as far as possible what happened at Brownsville on 13th and 14th of Au gust 1906JThe report and documents contain some information of great value and some statements that are obviously worthless but I submit them in their entirety This report enables us to fix with tolerable definiteness at least some of the criminals who took the lead in the murderous shooting of private citizens at Brownsville It establishes clearly the fast that the colored soldiers did the shooting but upon this point further record us unnecessary ae the fact that the colored soldiers did the shooting has already been established beyoid all possibility of doubt The investiga tion has notgo1efarenougaoto en Ole us to facts and we will proceed with it but it has gone far enough to determine with sufficient accuracy certain facts of enough importance to make it ad visable that I place the report before youIt appears that almost all the mem bers of Company B must have been actively concerned in the shooting either to the extent of beingparticl pants or to the extent of virtually encouraging those who were participants Apportions the Blame As to Companies C and D there can be no question that practically every man in them must have had knowledge that the shooting was done by some of the soldiers of B troop and possibly bygone or two others in one of the other troops This concealment was itself a grave offense which was greatly aggravated by their testifying before the sen ate committee that they were ignorant of what they must have known Nevertheless it is to be said in parr tial extenuation that they were prob ably cowed by threats made by the mote desperate of the men who had actually been engaged in the shoot Ing as to what would happen to any man who failed to protect the wrongdoers Moreover there are circum stances tending to show that these misguided men were encouraged by outsiders to persist in their course of concealment sand denial I feel therefore that the guilt of the men who after the event thus shielded the perpetrators of the wrong by refusing to tell the truth about them though serious was In part due to the unwise and improper attitude of others and that some measure of al lowance should be made for the misconduct In other words I believe we can afford to reinstate any of these men who now truthfully tell what has happened give all the aid they can to fix the responsibility upon those who are really guilty and show that they themselves had no guilty knowledge beforehand and were in no way Implicated in theafIfair save by having afterwards and failing and refusing to divulge it s- Under the circumstances and in view of the length of time they have been out of the service and their loss of the benefit that would have accrued to them by continuous long time service we can afford to treat the men who meet the requirements given above as having been sufficient ly punished by the consequences they brought upon themselves wKea they C t YY x i J l WEATHER rf r Partly CloudY Cool To w night Wednesday Increas tH1g l I WDO t around President HAINS TO TALE WITNESS STAND Will Relate Brothers Family Troui jfales Defense Tells Plans 1 Flushing N Y Dec 15 Wheai court adjourned after two long seF sions consumed in wearisome exam ination of talesmen six jurors sat tx the jury box competent to try Thorn ton J Hains author and story writer on charges of being an accessory in the killing of William E Annis an editor shot down at the Baysld Yacht club last summer by Captain Peter C Hains Jr of the United States army The difficulty of secur ing a jury because of opinions formed became apparent in the examination of talesmen The questioning of talesmen by Hains counsel indicates that the de fense will be based principally ontb proposition that Thornton A Halnv fearing that his brothers life was in jeopardy from the croWd at the club house drew his revolver and held the crowd back His act was one of defense and not offense according to his counsel John F McIntyre of counsel for Hains announced that Hains would take the stand in his own defense He will likely tell of those event tX Fort Hamilton which led to the sep aratiqn of Captain Hains and his wU and to the tragedy Mr McIntyre will also offer in evidence the alleged confession made by Mrs Claudia t Hains to her husband Counsel for the defense were sulK poenaed by District Attorney Darrl to appear as witnesses in the case Mr Shay of Hains counsel said Mr Darrin desired to secure the posse sion of certain letters written by Thornton J Hains to Captain Halm last spring asking him to retorB from the Philippines Thornton J Hains took a lively lit terest in the examination of the talei men and frequently chatted with hie counsel over some of the answers of prospective jurors Whenever the states attorney asked a talesman if he knew the defendant Hains would smile and point to himself to indicate that he was the defendant and not one of the numerous counsel who were grouped about him Hains said he had every confidence that be would eat Christmas dinner at horn After the adjournment of court he was manccled to a deputy sheriff u4ttaken in an automobile to the Log Island jail General Peter Hains and Mrs Hains father and mother of ty defendant returned to New York BOX IN BOSTON TONIGHT Moran and Neil Expected tt Put Up Fast Fight Boston Dec 15 Followers of the rfighting game who assembled here today expect to see a fast bout when f Owen Moran of England and Frankie 7 Nell of California featherweights geV together In the ring tonight at the J t Armory Athletic club The boys are matched to box 12 rounds Moran claims the featherweight ti1 tie of England and Nell was formerly bantamweight champion of America The two lave met before the honors going to Moran The little Englishman also has the credit of haying fought two draws with Abe Attell The betting on tonights fight favors Moran 1II Harriman Need Not Testify Washington Dec 15ln deciding the cases of Edward H Harriman and Otto H Kahn against the Inter state commerce Commission the supreme court of the United States held that the commission is not enti I tIed under the interstate commerce law to press questions relative to prl Tate transactions even though they involve dealings in the securities of Interstate railroads when the investigation of such questions are a part of an action that has been begun upon the commissions Initiative Washington County Votes Friday 1 Marietta 0 Dec 16 Washington county is in a frenzy the result rthe county option campaign which ends at the polls next Friday This being the home of Senator Rose father of the Rose county option bill much Interest attaches to the out come The campaign is one 6f the enteen months ago Marietta voted hottest yet waged In the state SeT R Iwet under the Beal law by 1143 Mansfield Has Big Fire Mansfield 0 Dec 15Flre start ing In Odd Fellows hall resulted In a 5000 fire Stock of the Park Grocery company was totally destroyer by water Grand Sire Nolan Dies Nashville Tenn Dec 15Judp John L Nolan grand sire uf the In i dependent Order of Odd Fellows of the world died at a local hospItaL i tj frr rTT r X i c- t i t2 i r THE WINCHESTER NEWSD f TChristmift Sister W3- i fCi 2Jy HOWARD FIELDING t i Copyright 1908 by C N Lurie y are two matters which J HERE help to give me a nook your mind for a few min i c If you havent heard of t40Be you very likely have heard of the ether v e First I um the only original sur Tlvor of the Delphic that was lost at partnerrfakip with Tom Campbell I discovered 4he Golden Bush mine in Idaho The wreck of the Delphic figures In this story the Gold l Bush mine merely stands In the backgroundt MB a source of affluence I was fiveY years old when the Delphic was Jost With ray father and moth rand infant 7 ister I had sail i r ed from Liver f ool in this ill 1atedv e sse which was In I Brcollisionhegotout of fight of the harbor She returned and was laid up for several days dot very much damaged but mostj 9t the passengers were sent forward by another ship My parents chose to May by the DeIpnic I know not why It has always been supposed that she struck tin iceberg off the banks l can tell you only that the disaster was at night I remember the awak ening the thrill of half realized ter K rJhe wild noises and the trampling My father was carrying me wrapped ina coat my mother following with Tuttle Hilda Then something crashed I recall no feeling of a blow but my consciousness went out like a candle The next thing I knew it was dawn ti and I was In a boat with one sailor who had a wounded head and was covered with blood It has been sup j posed that this boat was lowered end foremost in true panic style arid all aboard her were pitched out except the wounded sailor and myself Eventually we were picked up by a Billing vessel my companion uncon pclous and dying I was taken to Bos ton and sent on thence to an uncle in few York by whom I Was reared Hen tied when I was thirteen leaving a naIl property In trust I attended Co t umbra college and school of mines 4ind eventually took inheritance and went west Two years later came the affair of the Golden Bush and I was JIch The larger part of the year 1907 fpent in New York and thereabouts I Jwd everything except a home On the J of December of that year I was apartrweek that I spent on the Golden Bush Claim with only the haggard faces of J the mountains for company On the evening of the day that I it ave named I returned from a rather trrly and very lonesome dinner and found a young man named Connor waiting for me I had never met him before He was a sturdy pleasant fel low Celtic and Dutch on the face of him and he Introduced himself by pre senting a letter from a very es timable and charming young matron Mrs Leslie Gilbert whose somewhat misguided charities had oc casionally ap pealed to iny pocketMr Connor will tell you n surprising story wrote this lady I would have liked to tell you myself but uponrT A Journalist and this Is his story My heartiest congratulations In my apartments the tables were Uttered with photographs as they al ways are My fad since I was a boy has been the study of the different kinds of men and the faces that they t wear I do not study horses but it k fcappened that I had some photographs that had been sent up from a friends Rock farm In Kentucky and it seem edt me that Connor saw these before Jle fairly got into the room He did fJ10t notice any of the portraits of Peo- Ple but plumped straight down upon the picture of a horse which he recog jiized instantly though there was nor lettering on it Humbert he cried and went on to give me the horses pedigreeBertram oa one side and Humble on the other and all the rest of Itbut suddenly broke off this strain and came to the Business that hadbrought hitn there First with inimitable brevity and he sketched the wreck of the 3tiDCIPhkl fi You said he In closing were the fill jwle survivor Yes said Ll 1 Ai tLt= J G ti VIr I have found another said he There floated away from that wretched vessel heaven knows how a sort of life raft very small and not erly a part of the regularequipment of the ship though it was stenciled with her name There is a tradition that one of the officers of the Delphic invented this style of raft or was in terested in it in some way Anyhow it was aboard and it floated and was picked up by a fishing schooner out of Newfoundland It bore the dead body of a man and a living child The man had saved this child even after his own death for his stiffened arms held it A little girl took Connor by the shoulder You are going to tell me said 1 that this girl was my sister Dont do it unless youre sure I am very much alone in the world A sister would mean to mewell perhaps rath er more than you could easily believe He took some sheets of paper from his pocket They were folded find fas tened together at a corner Theres n list said he of every human being on the Delphic I told you that nearly all the original passengers were transferred to another vessel What resulted Why just thisthere was only one girl baby on the ship The simplicity and force of this statement staggered me There remained of course many questions but I was unable for the moment to frame oneLet me tell you said he how I first got on the track of this It was through Mrs Gilbert She is interested in the Womans Exchange as youre aware and thus she came to know very beautiful and charming girl who brought embroideries to the exchange to be sold This girl fell ill and=well she was pretty hard up thats the fact about it The tears rushed to my eyes Ill and destitute iny sister and I so rich that people pointed me out in public places as the Golden Bush man Mrs Gilbert was very good to her continued Connor but I guess the best thing she did for her was to tell me that the young lady was a survivor of the Delphic and had been brought up by foster parents at a place in Newfoundland I thought I saw a story and I telegraphed to our correspondent In Newfoundland on my own account When I got his answer youUseeJIthe agents of the line to which thp Delphic belonged and had the luck to tumble straight on one old fellow who knew everything and had records and all that Then I went to Mrs Gilbert and told her what I had learned You may imagine her surprise In view of her acquaintance with you and the fact that she didnt know that you were the original Delphic survivor I never told her said Ibut I slip posed she knew It has been printed often enough Mrs Gilbert says she never reads the papers replied Connor There was only one kink in the story and that was the reason why the rescue of your sister was kept so extraor dinarily quiet Why didnt your uncle hear of it I dont know yet but that cant alter the fact As to leer being a survivor of the Delphic my man In Newfoundland says there is no shadow of doubt whatever You will see in his story He was interrupted by a ring at my telephone I heard the voice of Mrs GilbertOh Mr Owen is that you Has he told you Yes I answered Isnt It wonderful Isnt it beautiful Ive told her You must come upyou must come right up Take an electric you and Mr Connor Ill wait for you right here The doctor is with her nowI This overwhelmed me accustomed as I was to Mrs Gilberts exuberant style of conversation I could only gasp Where are you At the drug store on the corner she replied Mr Connor will know HurryIt that Mr Connor really did know and we obeyed instructions and hurried We found Mrs Gilbert and she led us a little way along a rather poor street but not squalid and Into a bleak hall bedroom in a lodging houseThat was the room my sister had used before Mrs Gilbert had trans ferred her to a better one It was a hall room somewhat larger than a prison cell sparely but neatly furnish ed unprovided with any means for heating except a wretched apparatus fitted to the gas fixture My sister had lived there She had lain ill in that narrow bed without care without at tendance doubtless poorly fed I thought of It and I remembered that evenings extravagant dinner with nau sea mykneessummoned to the larger room There was a bed with Its head against the wall opposite the door I saw only apart of it just a whiteness of piled r tftl fL pillows a background fop a jiris face and with a sort of undirected vision more like feeling than seeing I perceived the doctor in the shadows be yond the bed watching The girls eyes were blue They seemed very large In her pale and thin face They spoke to me in A silent language that I knew They reached out to my soul with a natural deep long ingI extended my hand to her and she grasped it with a quick childish clutch My brother said she and the tears rushed from her eyes I have since been informed that I acquitted myself admirably Three witnesses have testified in my favor four indeed if I include my sister whose emotional state may be held to impair the value of her testimony You were a dear declared Mrs Gilbert I could have hugged you But this is the way it appeared to me That I was confronted by a sit uation utterly impossible and beyond mortal tact and discretion that of two courses open to me 1 chose the worse and might have done much better than I did even with that You must take my evidence against that of all the others for I alone was competent to Judge of my conduct as you will pres ently see My sister told me that she had been known as Della Gray the first name probably having been derived from t Delphic Gray was the name of the skipper of the fishing vessel that had rescued her In his home she had lived until her ninth year when a lady a summer visitor In Newfoundland had taken her away to the town of Chatham N H Why the Grays had consented to have her go she did not know but it was something about money The lady from Chatham a Mrs Lawrence and she lived wasI good home At her death two ago my sister had come to New York and had been employed ajj a stenographer in the office of a lawyer a cousin of her late patron He died within a few months and then began the days of dire poverty the days of embroid eryMrs Gilbert described her meeting with my sister and spoke with tears In her eyes of the efforts she had made to Induce my sister to accept the least little thing She wont let anybody do anything for her she declared Except her brother said I and the thin hand that still lay in mine thrilled with happiness as it answered my clasp Then I told her that her real name was Hilda Owen and that if there was anythIng in the world that she wanted her big brother Bob would go right out and get it To which she replied by saying Robert several times very softly and sweetly The hour was up and we were all excluded leaving Hilda with Dr Har denberg and a nurse who had just ar rived Mrs Gilbert rode home in her car while Connor and I walked aim lessly for a matter of half an hour when I led him to Dr Hardenbergs house The doctor was at work with his best result Ive had he said This is absolutely had been studying a part of a drop of taken from my sisters finger tip wherein he saw the germ the infinitesimal enemy that warred against her health and recognized the creature by its aspect Doctor said I you have permit ted me to hold a somewhat exciting IntervIew with your patient I hope she has taken no Harm he cried I should think not Shell get well in half the time What result would follow 1 ask ed if she should now be told that 1 am not her brother Hardenberg and Connor both start ed back from me heavens cried the doctor What do you mean I wouldnt haVe that happen for a mint of money But you know that Im not her brother dont you I he gasped No You must be There was no other female child except your sister on that How can we doubt You have seen us both said I you who can the features of that microscopic creature which you have to magnify a thousand times t suppose In order to see It at all Ive got 1500 on It tonight said j itf anilniuchFlatiron building in your pocket for a matchbox But whatofltT alIt you mean that she doesnt look dike you said Connor I tell you youre dead wrong Theres a strong family resemblance And youre the man8aidI who saw a horse for a few minutes two years ago and a photograph of him tonight at a glance Do you suppose I could go to the nearest stable and buy a horse and a good one too and pass him off on you as a son of Bertram and Humble But your sister isnt a horse Connor Shes a human being Theres a thundering sight of differ this difference said I that Its easy to find a man who knows something about a horse And now let me tell you what this young lady is whom I have had the peculiar pleasure of meeting tonight She is a thoroughbred Saxon the last one left alive I should suppose certainly the most beautiful example But what am 11 English said Connor promptly Just as English as she is Both my father and my mother were born in Wales said I Both had what you would call Norman an cestry on one side and Cymric on the other I am colored like a Norman but no person who has made even the most cursory study of the subject could fail to recognize my Cymric blood at a glance On the other hand there is not the faintest shadow of a possibility that this young lady has one drop of that blood in her veins There was a moments silence then Connor said almost with a sob dont like her the word of a warm hearted That good fellow had ear nestly rejoiced in the Idea that he was working to make two people happy and now he was disappointed I took HABDENBERG AND CONNOR BOTH STARTED BACK FROM KB STARING microscopeThis confirmatory- He blocd harmI staring Good ship recognize spotted protested enceTheres IYou his hand which he was not overwilling to give me I will speak to you said I as to a friend and to you doctor whom I have nOt the pleasure of knowing so well as to a man of honor and discre tion I am very deeply and strongly attracted toward this young lady It would be a strange and hard service that I would not render her a bitter sacrifice that I should hesitate to make for her advantage Do I wish she were my sister God knows The question already begins to press upon my heart In the very first instant I knew that she was not but when I looked into her eyes and saw the loneliness and tilt longing I would have died rather than grieve her So I sat there and lied Great said the doctor Youre the man for my money You lied like a gentleman Nobody could have done it better I dont know what would have happened if you hadnt Give me a week cried Connor and Ill prove shes your sister no matter if youre an Eskimo Why man its a positive certainty And meanwhile what said I uGo right ahepd said the doctor Accept her affection upon false pretenses said 1 Cheat her into tak ing gifts front a stranger sit by hoi bed and help her to build air castles with the very solid foundation of my money And you have been so kind as to call me a gentleman Cll you do the other thing said the doctor with fervor I give you ray professional word that the result wont look to you very much like the work of a gentleman If you value her safe ty youll play brother Thats talking said Connor And anyhow she is your sister so what harm can there be When I returned to my apartments received word that Mrs Gilbert had requested me to call her up by telephone whatever the hour might It was then midnight but I obeyed in structionsI to think said the lady that youd want some help tomor row Its very kind of you I replied About what Why your presents the thing youll buy for Hilda Of course sh needs everything Just simply every thing but dont you buy necessities fo Christmas No woman wants them We want trinkets luxuries uselox things It took me five years to hef- tthat Into my husbands head and eves a u I 0 f aw MedoMBt know It as heovfbt to Just give xae the money for the meed fid and Ill manage all that Hilda will enjoy it as coming from you but Rot as gifts Do you understand I thought I was her brother said L Arent you proceeding on the theo ry that Im her husband It wouldnt make any difference If you were her father she declared We dont want clothes from our fa thers We want the money for them But well take diamonds Oh yon must buy Hilda lots of pretty things Isnt It lovely that you can do it And isnt she a dear nIsister said I and was sur truthInext day at possible I had not supposed that it was possi ble for a man to tell so many lies in one day I spent the forenoon with Mrs Gilbert and we talked of noth ling but my sisterevery word of mine a lie of course I spent the aft ernoon or most of it with Hilda whom I called by that new name though I knew It was not hers and to make matters worse she had fallen into a dubious state of mInd and I must rehearse to her all Connors proofs with an air of serene and blissful convic tion for if a mere shadow of doubt could so affect her spirits what would the plain truth do On Christmas day Hilda woke to find the plain room from which we dared not yet remove her bright with many flowers which the nurse had softly set in their places This was the best day that Hilda had had since the beginning of her illness The tide of returning health had begun to run strong and so we were able to make it something like a real Christmas without risk of harm But the climax was reserved for the evening after Hilda had had her sup per Then the lights ware extin guished the door was opened and in there walked a Christmas tree appar ently upon Its own legs but really prO- pelled by the serviceable Connor It blazed with candles and glittered with tinsel and Its boughs were well laden better indeed than I was awarefort- he wise Mrs Gilbert had bought some gifts for me from Hilda that the dear girl might not lack the pleasure of giving I have never seen upon the face of any grown person such an expression of entrancement in pure joy as glowed on Hulas In the light of the shining tree At the sight of Jt1 lost my sense of shame and deception and a child like faith took hold upon me that this would all come right and that I should find a way to make her happy all her lifeBy the next day however I had recovered some part of my common sense and the difficulties of the sit nation were clear to me again but the path of escape from them was not chieflyInThen a voice seemed to tell me that I needed the counsel of a woman and whom could I appeal to but Mrs Gil bert By this time Hilda had been transferred to tile Gilbert residence a favor not too great to be accepted by a young lady wbose brother owns half of a very productive gold mine I secured a private Interview with Mrs Gilbert and disclosed to her the truth Oh impossible Impossible she cried Why you semed to know each other at the very first glance As I was five years old when I last saw my sister and she was barely one said I a recognition would not amount to very much even if it had occurred Ah but theres Instinct Mrs Gilbert said I gently there Is no more chance that I am this young ladys brother than If I were the beard ed aoudad in the Central park zoo But what shall we do she ex claimed Indeed this is a very deli cate matter We cannot tell her now She would not remain in this house I know her She has the strictest ideas about Incurring obligations She would rather die in the street At this I went Intoa panic and vow ed that I would keep up the deception to my last hour on earth though it should sink my soul beneath the reach mercyA days later Connor came to my rooms with a very long face There really is a snag In our story said he Why In blazes did those Newfoundland Grays keep this thing so quiet Why didnt your uncle find his little niece It Is Inconceivable that the Grays did not get a list of the Delphlcs passengers That would have told them plainly who their foundling was She couldnt be anybody else and surely they must have known that your uncle whose name with yours was In every account of the wreck would pay them handsomely for bring- Ing the little girl to him Didnt your uncle leave any papers diaries or rec ords of any kind which might throw some light on this matter All my uncles private papers said I were taken in charge by Judge Mahlon of the supreme court Hes dead but Ill write to his son Jim to have the house looked over- I did so and received next day this telegrama Sent volume your uncles diary 1887 containing full explanation of this af fair to Mrs Gilbert Dec 26 I didnt tell you this Understand J M Naturally I called upon Mrs Gilbert but the lady was from home I would have gone away but a beloved voice floated down to me as I stood In the hallGo Into the drawing room it said I will come to you So I must meet Hilda without know Ing what Mrs Gllbort knew A cold chill struck upon me Dec 26 That was days and day ago and all this time Mrs Gilbert hurl een urging me to treat Hilda as a tr Was It pos sible that I could tr mistaken No 4 J surely not Wkatevet Mrs Gilbert might have learned it couldnt have altered the laws of nature or undone the divine handiwork And yet 1 would have given much for a few words with Mrs Gilbert It was Hilda however who appeared i This was the first time to my know edge that she had ventured so far as the drawing room yet she walked without a sign of weakness and with a noble carriage And oh she was beautiful beyond dreams She wore a sort of tea gown I suppose it might be called of green fabric and she carried a small black book I think my mouth must have fallen open like a dead mans when I saw the fig ures 1887 in gilt upon the books cover My uncles diary Hilda said I without pause or preface I know what that book Is Tell me what you have found in It Please tell me straight away Her blue eyes opened a bit wider She looked at me then down at the book and then at me again Why I havent found anythingshe said I just got it this minute A maid gave it to me I havent even opened it Mrs Gilberts maid under orders had been waiting for my arrival of found course What did mean That a volume of my diary Beyond ques tion we shall find here the answer to our riddle solu tion of all our doubtsI from handThe dates should be ones said 1 and would haveIN WALKED A CHRIST opened the book MAS TREEbut HUdaa hands closed suddenly upon ithOh not set she said faintly Somehow II dread it The palms of my hands were wet and I was swallowing air but i man aged to summon up the appearance of calmness What do you expect to find herevr I asked flOh you will think very meanly ofme she cried but Indeed I have been overpersuaded and silenced since very first hour Then for just that earliest hour I believed but never afterward And 1 have drifted on and on not knowing what to do I could see no escape from the evidence and you were so sure 1 Did Mrs Gilbert you that Why yes Id have known that you believed without a word from You were such a good brother Anti she smiled through tearsflBut I knew in my own heart Listen said 1 Answer me Did you wish to believe This may be our very last minute 1 think this book can convince either of us surely not me unless it tells me who you really are But remember it may part us forever 1 have known from the first instant and I know now and I always shall know that we are no more to each other than cousins through Adam and so I ask do you wish to believerI think not she whispered with white lips The book It opened under my hand at the pages headed June 4 and June 5 and under the first of these dates I readlthe following in my uncles hand Captain Enos Gray and his wife came today bringing child It has blue eyes and bright golden hair It could hardly be more unlike poor little Hilda who had my dear sisters col oring brown eyes and dark hair De scription had quite prepared me for this yet 1 would take no risk of error and therefore had the child Brought to me If this waif really came from the Delphic 1 think it is the supposed son of First Officer Al ston whose body was with it upon the raft According to the list there were on the Delphic Charles Alston infant and nurse I think it is uncles said L the it her early June the the tell but her her never the that Charlie PERIIAPS SUE SAW WE stood for Char LOVED EACH OTHER lotte as Is common in England and not for Charles shall Institute inquiries Then evidently written later Lieutenant Alston seems to have had not a relative in the world The child is undoubtedly his but it will not be claimed by any one I have decided to send 20 a month to the Grays for its support This will give its life aniadded value to them and they will rear It more carefully Here were all mysteries explained The child was kept carefully and somewhat secretly because it was a source of revenue At my uncles death the income ceased and a stranger was permitted to take the child away I have a name for you at last said I Not my sisters Charlotte I would like Hilda better said she softly You called me that first Mrs Gilbert has had this book since the day after Christmas said I or the next at the latest Why did she bold it Perhaps she wanted us to wait alit tIe Perhaps said I she saw jnstthe very truth that we loved each other We must always be very kind and sweet to her said Hilda t1 l f pJ ge Birthday Party Sirfoycd 1Y7 ttje Rer iH x ep eitt aiydAU His jftoiall Fffei sr rw tPial for Muieal teveo0fa t1 1 Jn An Unique Birthday Party 1Jrj This pretty party was planned by a = lumber of the lads schoolmates and + proved a delightful success Each one 3 brought a trifling gift and the boy had to follow the instructions given by rr these jingles He was handed an en- velopej which contained this verse and r1t started the festivities Good even Little Birthday Child Attention to this letter Go hunt within the music room Youll find a gift thats brtter tlhe package contained the follow daysNow11But hunt about the sitting room t you go to bed Prom the sitting room the merry j crowd were led by this verse to the j kitchen according to this rhyme jTouve found It easy was it not Dont stop twould be a sin Youll find the brother of all this J s The kitchen bright within TAs the gifts were unrolled andthe Hnes read excitement ran high and tvery one acted asif it was the first I time they had seen the articles The F next move was to the dining room as J these orders directed TS Now turn into the dining room 7 And hunt from floor to ceiling And find a little chocolatei To sweeten up your feeling TThe other verses are given and the- tA whole scheme is so clear that I am sure many will welcome the sugges tion not only for birthday parties but as a very enjoyable way in which to give Christmas gifts This affair was planned by a South i side girl and given for the son of one of Chicagos famous singers who now lives in Paris but chooses America as the place for the lad to be educated r theres another gift to hunt In the front room youll find it Pray heed the verse that lies beside We pray you heed and mind it A framed motto Now by the telephone youll find Another thing Is staying Pray take it up and use It well TIs only meant for playing Now do not tarry Ronald dear But hunt within the hall SSAnd If you look with diligence Youll find a box thats small V Now go Into our dear ones room yi And take a real good look kr It may be on a picture frame yf Or on the desk or book Now be obedient dear child V And go into your room j And tiding far behind the bed You surely find your doom Behind the bed there were two girls of whom he was very fond and who f planned this novel affair for the Birthday child A Musical Evening- An amateur musical society in dulged in a regular frolic the other evening and all enjoyed the relaxa tion Each member had a picture of a famous musician pinned on his coat 5i or bodice and was hailed with delight as the introductions were made Then each one was asked to render the piece with which he or she first regaled the public and they were required to give a description of the event The club colors were green and gold and this scheme was carried out with yellow chysanthemums and qnan tities of ferns and vines Prizes consisting of musical Instru ment candy boxes were awarded the ones who were first and lastin thE following contest Wellknown musicians are buried in the questions the answers will be their names 1 There were verd isles and tendei blue of summer skies Verdi 2 Maud Muller raked the hay deny it not 0 judge HaydenHaydn 3 The bell In Ivy tower rings knell 01 passing day Bellini 4 I arrive king most gracious sover eign RiveKing 5 She still wears her old smilethe sweet modest maiden Herold 6 The mother of Charlie Ross in idle dreams still clasps him Rossini 7 We berate our neighbors soundly but excuse ourselves Weber 8 How famous the cherub In idea art Cherubini 9 If he asks your hand Eliza do not say nay Handel 10 Be brief Lo toward lifes setting sun man hastens Flotow II Youve dropped a beet ho vender heigh Beethoven 12 The dog spies a cat and It makes his tail wag nervously Wagner 13 A beau berrying needs a bafet and a sweetheart Auber 14 You have found an egg lucky toy Gluck 15 Liz still improves from day to day LizstLisztIP16 Whoever else leaves the Co stays In most firms Costa 17 Cattle enjoy herbal feeding ground Balfe IS I do not care a sou Sarah whether you will or wont Sousa 19 There will be no confab tonight Abt 20 My chop I nearly always eat with peas Chopin MADAME MERRI z Z 2 Metal buckles appear on many hats The onepiece gown has a strong vogueVery large pocket flaps are pre dictedSatin Is the leading fabric for eve fling gowns Many of the new skirts are crossed in the front Wings are larger than they ever have been before Feather trimming upon hats con tinues very profuse Voluminous coiffures are predicted for the winter There are fewer quills on autumr hats than last year Satin bands and buttons are freely used on tailormades Black will be much seen both ir dress and everyday gowns One of the novelties of the season Is cloth for evening wear Six out of ten women prefer broad cloth for their street suits Cleaning Gold Braid This is a season of gold braid ane brass buttons They are expensive tc buy and many women might want tc use gold braid they have if it were only a trifle cleaner They may not know that It may be thoroughly refreshed by powdered bluing mixed with dry bread crumbs This should be sifted over the brai and then rubbed with flannel Afte- brushing off the crumbs it should b polished with red velvet This process also serves for cleaning gold lace Never since Catherine di Medici and Good Queen Bess were incited t J murder by the scratching of the starch in their ruffs have women appeared 5rIn as emphatic neckwear as they are now preparing to don writes Marie Montaigne in the Chicago American This seasons neckwear was primarily designed to support the head un 4j der its weight of hat for the stock portion of fancy collars is sturdy and braced with supports of metal wood bone and occasionally jewel bars or slides There IS art as well as beauty in the novelties in neckwear prepared foi x this winters decoration for the feminine throat In all sorts of forms and every sort of width the ruff is the thing This tulleiM fromJ7checki K Did you ever see a blooming face half buried in a filmy ruff of pink deli- t cately faced with white tulle next the skin No Then you have missed a i r sight prettier than that of an unfolding rose i Rose color is popular by the way with neckwear models It appears in satin folds mounted upon a foundation and topped with more or less flaring plaits of the daintiest filmy materials Often broader plaiting spreads out be t j7 low the neck half way to the shoulders Broad soft ribbon of satin or vel silkenVtassels or some a ruff la 3jvonietimes fastened in the back or just over one shoulder but seldom in front r rhr fdr- f r Ifa pair of shoes why not well known 5 brands likeEfanan 6r WalkOver We sell them WalkOver S350 and 4 Hanan 550 and 6 If a hat why not a Stetson or Hawes We sell them Hawes 3 Stetson 350 and 5 If a shirt why n ot such well known brands as Eclipse and Elgin We sell them Elgin 1 Eclipse 1 aud 150 us we are for J t Opf5 Court House mlJ 1InnJr DISHES OF Serve Jellied Favorite with Many Made of the Meat Well Minced De licious Pot Pie Jellied Chicken Boil fowl until will slip easily from the bones let the water be duced to about one pint in boil ing pick the meat from the bones in good sized pieces ta king ut all gristle fat and bones place in wet mold skim the fat from the liquor little butter pepper and salt to taste and onehalf ounce of gela tin When this dissolves pour hot over the chicken The liquor must be seasoned pretty highly for the chicken PattiesMince chicken that has been previously roasted boiled and season well stir into thisI thicken season with butter about teaspoonful and salt and pepper toI taste Have ready small patty lined with good puff paste Bake the crust In brisk oven then fill the pans and set in the oven few minI utes to brown slightly Chicken Pot PieSkin and cut tab fowls into joints and put the neck legs and backbones in stew pan savory mao let these stew for an hour and when done strain off the liquor This isjfcr gravy Put layer of fowl atthe bottom of pie dish then layer of ham then one of force meat and hard boiled eggs cut in rings between the layers put seasoning of pound tn about half pint of water border the edge of dish with pie crust put Jr I t the cover ornament the top and glaze by brushing over the yolk of an egg Bake for about an hour and half and when done pour in at the top the gravy made from the the yolks of two hard boiled eggs to smooth pasteI with dessertspoonful of melted butter add to two teai of large cup of strong vinegar Make wreath of the most delicate leaves of the celery around the edge of the dish between and the pour the dressing over the chicken when ready to serve the dressing poured over too soon will dis color the celery White lettuce heads may be used for the nest instead of celery Cream Salad Dressing Heat to boil five tablespoons of good vinegar one teaspoon salt and half teaspoon of white pepper Beat well the yolks of five eggs and over them pour the hot vinegar Put all over the fire and stir constantly till the mixture thickens when you add two butter Set away carefully covered When used thin with good cream and season to taste Endive Salad Prepare endive by removing the outside green leaves and form nest of the bleached centers cut fine little of the endive little white cel ery also apple and blanched almonds put on ice to get crisp Serve by put ting on little French dressing first then mayonnaise This think an salad and we are fond of Baked Quinces IRub the fur from the quinces core them and stuff the centers tivfl sugar you would apples Put these in baking pan with little water and bake until tender they dry on top baste and cover with pan Serve with sauce of cream flavored with brandy vanilla wine Do your Christmas early end in the morning and aid the mer want and his clerks MTA GLMIS has visited every of our store and it is packed full of beautiful and useful presents for Xmas we offer the Christ mas shopper will be of the styles and best quality You hear much of quality It is the adman stock in trade that every man sells is good best Why not let some of our clothing do some of their own talking They are elegant in fine fabrics They are in general excellence They speak volumes to the manS who wants to buy a suit or over coat If you want to get a suit or overcoat for a present not such well known brand as are no higher in price than cheap made clothes We sell them If some underwear why not some Two garments in one at the price of one 1 per garment We sell them If an umbrella why not a Rose Bros We sell them 50c to 4 If only a necktie why not a Cutter Crossette We sell j In fact we offer is oft standard auction house shop worn goods Do your mamas witii sine you will be pleased Yours business r ALLAN MURPHY CHICKEN PREPARING Is a HousewivesPatties a it re o a a it or teaspoon1Ia a a a a buncma a a a a Pourra 1 q on it it a a a or it a a it chicken if is it a a tablespoons a a a a is I original it A as a a If a a or latest better sermons why they Duofold Sign of the Little Man Jr1J sugarland shopping department Everything themIbrandnot bonesDressingRub everything SteinBloch anything JJshopping I The nomeIOl- d jelly gets insipid It can be made like by heating Add a lit tle water and sugar Cutting onions turnips and carrots across the fiber makes them more tender when cooked A faint scent of violets Is imparted to handkerchiefs by adding a small piece of orris root to the water in which they are boiled Finger marks on doors can easily be rubbed off with a piece of clean flannel dipped in paraffin After ward wipe over with a clean cloth wrung out of hot water to take away the smell Obstinate grease spots can be removed by placing them in benzine placing them on a double pad of blot ting paper and after laying another pad of the same over the top pressing with a moderately hot iron To soften hard water put one ounce of quicklime into four gallons and a half of water Stir it thoroughly and allow it to settle Then pour off the clear solution which will be enough to add to four barrels of hard water Southern Horns Scald one pint of milk add two tablespoons of melted butter when lukewarm add one yeast cake dis solved two tablespoons of sugar and enough flour to make a soft dough knead lightly put back in the bowl stand aside for three hours or until light roll Out cut into cubes stand aside to rise in a greased pan for one hour bake in a quick oven for about 15 minutes Five minutes before they are done draw them from the oven brush them with a glaze made by heating a tablespoon each of sugar and milk and the white of an egg Dust them quickly with chopped al monds Return to the oven to brown These are excellent Chinese Youth Denied Tobacco The board of education has ordered the prohibition of smoking by young persons under 17 years of age Shanghai Mercury I Winchester I I fl 17JfU 11JUb Roll Potatoes- A new and easy way to make Slice the usual way Let remain In cold water one hour then spread a couple of newspapers on the table with a cloth on top then place rows of drained potatoes on this cover with a cloth and newspaper roll back and forth with a rolling pin You will be surprised to find how quickly they will be done A great improvement on the old way of salting a few at a time In the hands As soon as the first ones are rolled they can be moved aside and the cloth filled and so on till you are ready to fry as usual Caramel Hunts A caramel hunt will delight the childrenIt exactly like the time honored peanut hunt Cornucopias bags or baskets are provided for each little guest and IS minutes are allotted to find the hid f den goodies The caramels are all wrapped in waxed paper then In silver and gold foil so as to look prettyINo prize is offered but each chilL keeps the result of his explorations To Brush Floors A good way to brush painted of stained floors is to pin a piece of flannel or some cotton goods around lower part of broom letting it extend J a little beyond I find this arrangement easier to handle and more sat isfactory than a floor Brush as the corners of the rooms are better reached Puff Cake Three eggs well beaten one Hasf cup butter rounding one aDd onV half cups light brown sugar three cups sifted flour three level teaspooae baking powder one teaspoon lemon ex tract makes a tin pan cake orttwer loaves Keeps like fruit cake Odd Dishes Green peppers stuffed with macV roni mixed with white sauce and grated cheese Canned cherries put into orange skins mixed with oil and vinegar jt1tb mayonnaise and nuts on top i 7 Advertise in The News 1 ttt i 4 u t YTHEN you get r 4y to spend your Christmas mon cVVey and want to spenditinthe most seirsilijle way I not only to get V luefri but to get things that are sure to please those who receive them come toTus and let us show you what we can do to help you r My sale is still going on You can get for 100 9 what will host you 200 elsewhere Iam giving you the full advantage of the 2500 stock of Furnishings I bought in Cincinnati for 65 cents on the X100 tjf I j r CHRISTMAS SUGGESTIONS Neckwear in rich New solidcolor and fancy design worth 35 cents w to 75 cents go at ie fO iOc Suspenders Holiday effects in all boxedpf from 28e to 79cJ PoliceHeavy Suspenders 25c for jp- QtSHirts Many New Novelties new colorings from42cfO Si39 Gloves Mens Gauntlet Gloves very warm and comfortable 49 G tS 6 Sox Black Oxford Tan Wool Sox 25c for f4e Childrens Heavy Ribbed Hose 25c for I2V2C CoatSweaters For Men and Boys all colors nicely made Kid GlovesIn every New and Popular Shade lined and unlined Handkerchiefs White Hem stitched and Bordered 4G Silk Initial Handkerchiefs for7Kc Pure Linen Handkerchiefs soldat 35c 6G Fancy Vests Holiday styles New French Flannels in stripe effects Umbrellas Plain and Fancy Handles from98c to 449 BatH Robes from4ggtO593 Smoking Jackets at 33 s Off r 1 is exhausted 1 t seeing Santa Claus i By FROST ARMITAGE Copyright 1903 by Press Asso t4 elation i I to I just wish EARL could see him See whom Why Santa Claus Dart and I have just been talking about him and we were wishing we could get a peep at him once GladysOh I wouldnt like to jd DorothyHarry and I tried it last year We came down and hid in the Jbront hall but papa found us and sent MS to bed I Fred after awhile Ive r thought of something Santa Claus Xwouldnt come in if he should spy us it thought we were not real children he might Couldnt we foolor Tt fciKTA WOULD T COMJ IN IF HE SHOULD i SPY US Mm by believe we were er Goose right out MothI took 1 Dorothy Sow could we do that Fred We could dress like them and then stand perfectly still as if we were made of wax or something just the way you do in a tableau you know He might think it was some kind of a phowof wax figures I i CLOTHING v I If you want to go in for more sub N stantial things get him a HARTSCHAFFNER M RXIFine Suit or Overcoat price 1280 t9 2345 sold at 15 to 30 or a Tuxef moneysl 1 oJ A few Odd Suits left sizes 33 to 36 i soldas high as 1850 now 439 Grey and Black for merly 1250 to 1350 now 098 About 20 Odd Overcoats Black Brown and Oxford none sold for less i than 1000 now 798 SHOES f 125 Rubber Shoes now 98 350 Rubber Boots 319 460 Rubber Boots 369 Crossett 400 Shoes JJgQ Crossett 350 bhoev 300 250 Box Calf Shoes fgg Anything bought here may be exchanged at any time itihe doesnt like it bring it back jf VIC BLOOMFIELD I South Main Street Opp Court House f Winchester Kentucky TtF The Phut and Isaac stocks going fast When that 1Cethis Special Sale will stop LAURA American RuthOh thinking making children jtJ Cravenettes iEarlOh my I couldnt keep as still as that- HarryYou could if you really wanted to see Santa Claus EarlOh I will I will See me poses Gladys Will we h veto stand so very lon- gFredOh not very very long We must all be ready before 12 oclock We must dress like Mother Goose chil dren und Ill fix youln your places Ill be Boy Blue We can find some dressup clothes in the attic HarryI think Ill be Jack Horner I can have a pie DorothyI want to be Bopeepf A cane with a hook handle will do for a crookGladysMay I be Miss Muffet Earl What can Ruth and I be FredYou might be Jack and Jill and carry a pan of water An empty pail will do Now lets be off and see what we can find Then well go to bed and Ill lie awake and after papa and mamma go upstairs Ill call you and well come down very softly Exeunt II Children come tiptoeing In In costume stockings in hand FredNow well hang our stockings first All hang them Then well get Into place Bopeep you stand here Hold your crook so Miss Muffet you must sit on this footstool and you must be eating Put your spoon to your lips so Jack Horner get Into that corner and hold up your thumb with the plum on it Jack and Jill stand over here and take the pail between you I will stand here and hold my horn to my mouth so Now we mustnt move our eyes Its getting late Now all ready All pose Ruth after awhileOh deter This pail is so heavy even if it is empty after awhile How marm aches AllSh m T Earl yawns aloudIAllSh HarryMy thumb Is tired of stand Ing up DorothyImsosleepy yawning AllSh Jack Homers hand drops then his head Bopeep drops crook and leans andIward Boy Braes eyes close and horn falls This rouses him for a moment but hiss eyes soon close again and he leans against the walL Enter Santa Claus All fast asleep Santa ClausAJiWeU well well Some of the childrenofmy pldjCrlend I I Gbristmas on the Stage UNDER THE MISTLETOE The Order of Disgrace If a man lives in a way that dIs- graces his order the only people concerned are the other members of his order They therefore are the peo pie who ought to bear the cost of sav- Ing their order from disgraceLondon Truth I Are All But Means to an End All higher motives Ideals conceptions sentiments In a man are of no account if they do not come forward to strengthen him for the better dis charge of the duties which devolve upon him in tie ordinary affairs ol lifeHenriPchpr v t I dOIlngchildren Theyre not Mother GoosesIfamily Aha I see wjiat they Theyre waiting to see me and they dont want me to know them But they cant fool this old fellow Just as if he didnt know every child in the world Ive found children waiting for me many a time but they always fall asleep and miss me Ill fill the stockings and wont they be surprised when they wake up and find theyve missed me after all Fills stockings then puts toy or candy into Miss Muf fets bowl and into Jack and pan Now I must be off But I beI lieve Ill try that horn of Boy Blues once Blows and runs off dropping horn near door Children rouse up a little at sound then fall back into former position III Morning Fred rousingOh I say Wake up What are you all asleep for HarryWhos been asleep Dorothy rubbing eyesNot I GladysIwasalmostasleepEarl Ruth almost cryingI was so sleepy Did you all see him Others Oh no no FredWell Im afraid we were all asleep But I heard him He blew on a big horn Harry and DorothyI heard him GladysAnd theres your horn Fred over by the door He blew on that RuthSee whats in our pall Hold Ing it up- GladysAnd In my bowl HarryAnd see the stockings AllOh oh ohI All run to get the stockings IDorothyOh why couldnt we have Fred Well weve missed him this time sure But next year well try It again and well all keep awake AllYes indeed we will Hearty OldTime Meak From Pepys Diary My wife had got ready a very fine dinner viz A dish of marrow bones a leg of mut ton a loin of veal a dish of fowl three pullets and two dozen of larks all In a dish a great tart a neats tongue a dish of anchovies a dish of prawns and cheese Had a Cinch It is said that George Washington used to cut pie with his knife But then he never had to run against a candidate who manicured his finge- rmailsSt Paul Pioneer Press 1 a 1 f hl l nfij c IRISH POINT Of VIEW Y It is a merry Christmas When there is lots of snow For then through my good shovel Some golden coin I know And t tis a merry Christmas f When not a flake is seen For Christmas to the LishIIs merry when its green- E S HTOKITTBICK I Children Set to Destroy MothstIn the rural districts of 5axony 4 children were given a free day from k school last summer so that they might gather moths of a species de structive to trees for which they were given a couple of cents for every 1100 caught tt tt Was All Within A practical joker carried anonlon Inor his vest poe et to the depot when bid ding farewtH to a young lady and1 t took a bite now and then to iniluca heJhadlady perceiving the situation re 3 marked Ah you have allowed1 your grief Harners Weekly r I f Ar s u r alb r rylr tt i p i THE WINCHESTER NEWS Page 5rlP A siASil IN CHINA F A CUT IN FURNITURE r IkThe Greatest Xmas Chance of All The Grandest Opportunity the People of Winchester and Clark Reallyi r I I Furnituret X f Vel v i l I ibm now to Dec 25a 20 to 25 percent cut on every article of Fur riiture in the house I THE REASON We have gone in with a Chicago Syndicate to purchase our Spring stock so that we must have room for our share of the new spring goods oj v- Morris Chairs Xhe ideal Chair for men who want real comfort in i mahogany mission or golden oak t ChiffoniersSome of the richestnew designs inoak and mahoganyX A ChefferobesThe very latest thing for gentlemen f Parlor Furniture An unusually large arid attractive lineI v 1 1 Dining TablesGive the dining room a thought this Christmas rt Easy RockersLarge line of easy rockers for the parlor or fireside This is no Fake Sale We mean just what we say CAMPERS CAUSE MOSTJ OF THE FOREST FIRES What starts these forest fires 1 This question has been asked over and over again this summer by readers of the accounts of the de structive fires which have been rag ing in all parts of the country J Campers and locomotives is the mal answer Many of the other things which start blazes in the for est are forgotten It is true that perhaps onehalf to threefourths of the forest fires do begin as a result of the carelessness of some camper or from sparks fiying from locomotives but there are a number of things which set the woods afire A Complete Report A complete report of forest fires on the private forests of the coun try and thpir causes is not kept by anyone Uncle Sam however is most careful to account for the dam age done by the blazes on his timberland under forest administration aggregating about 168000000 acres and each year the total area burn ed over the timberland burned over the amount of timber destroyed and its value the cost of fighting fires and the causes of fires are carefully checked up These reports are made at the end of the calendar year and the announcement of this years losses will theiefore not be known for more than one month Last Years Figures Last years figures however give i good idea of the things which ci use fires in forests Of the 1355 fires discovered on the National For ests last year all of which were checked by the rangers before they had burned over fourteen hundredths of one per cent 14100of 1 Percent of the National Forest area campers caused 346 while railroads followed next with 273 lightning came next with 17640nkey en gines used in lumbering operations fourth with 65 careless brush burning by homesteaders clearing land 34 fires caused by incendiaries and those set by herders and hunters 30 r For more than 400 of the fires the cause is not known This is not strange when it is remembered that a fire may smolder for days if the air is too thick to permit the smoke to be seen at a distance before it breaks out when fanned by a wind so as to reveal its presence to the watchful forest officer Campers Cause Fires While campers caused more fires than locomotives last year there are many seasons when the railroads hold undisputed claim to first place Forest fires started by both are most ly unnecessary If campers would exercise care in starting camp fires and be sure that they are extinguished before they are left and if the railroad companies would use the most modern and efficient spark ar resters it is reasonable to think that the annual forest fire loss could be reduced more than onehalf Light ning ranks third among the causes- f fires and of course man has no greater responsibility in this case than to put the fire out as soon as possible after discovery Careless r brush burning by homesteaders and persons clearing land is said to be the cause bf many of thee fires which4 fil I 1rb r have smarted this year particularly those which have swept over the Lake States The ranger force on many of the National Forests has been kept busy fighting fires which if left to run unchecked would have done incal culable damage By quickening communication between important points through the construction of telephone lines and building roads and trails the National Forests have been made more accessible during the past two years and fire fighting has been greatly facilitated OLD AGE PENSIONS IN IRELAND Claimants There Reach 131610 Out of British Enrollment of 468164 LONDON Dec 15The longevity of the Irish poor is strikingly illus trated in the claims filed under the Asquith Budget for the old age pension of five shillings a week There were 468164 claims put in from all parts of the United Kingdom Of these 273862 came from England with a population of 30000000 131610 from Ireland with a poppla tion of 4450000 and 49077 from Scotland with a population of 4 400000The qualifying age for pension claimants is seventy years Most of those who have availed themselves of the right to the pension are from the country districts and this reveals a most interesting dietary situation The country folk in the United King dom eat meat only upon rare occa sions The Irish poor in the country live upon bread Indian meal pota toes salted fish tea and staple foods Physicians who who hold that meat is essential to building up the mus cular tissue are thus put to some extremity to explain the ripe old age of those pension claimants The excessive preponderance of the aged in Ireland is partly explained by the emigration of the young to the United States but the fact re mains that Ireland produces a Vastly greater comparative showing of old people than any other part of the kingdom This is the first time since the As quitb Budget was put into operation that Ireland was not discriminated against in the restriction of its claimants The framer of the bud get probably had no idea that Ire land would benefit so largely or it is safe to assume that the British Treasury would have taken effectual measures to restrict Irelands ad vantages under it Doctors In the Future Perhaps the day will come when the world can do without the doctors reaching that state of wisdom when It will not contract disease If such a golden age ever arrives on earth surely one of its inspiring traditions will be the lives of hy physicians who did so much fo humanity In these less happy times Detroit Free Press GlassEyed Winks Barred Yes I saw that chap turn around and wink at me said the pretty girl Im used to that I dont mind it so awfully much if its a good eye but the other day a fellow with a glass eye winked at me I draw the line at a glXM jrt Womldnt p4u2- I Cf a n not mans the Bath and Robes Not the cotton blanket variety but the colorings in all woolsomething that will last a time to 1000 In Silk andall Silk Covers Boxwood Handles with Silver 100 to 500 and An endless variety in all the colorings and to 300 f The sock that needs no darning packed in separate boxes All colors 25c 6 Gift of Divination Before a Au stralian humming bird covers top of its nest with cobweb which is a of t Jr r y i fortheto America was wrecked and sunk in the Atlantic The stock was recover edthe Queensware is as good as when it left the makers hand Because of the the price we finally paid was less than SOc on the 1 Come and the fancy ware Salads Plates Cups Ornaments of all kinds Here is a sample of our selling prices 125 Plates are priced from 65c to 85c 1 Plates are priced from 50cto 65c 250 Salad Dishes go for 125 Rugs We carrv all kinds and sizes a cut Look at a few of the Good 9 x 12 Tupestry Brussels 1100 Good 9 x 12 Moquettes 2150 If every house offer Good Axminister Beat The Same Old Firm in the Same Old Place The WInn Furniture Company fAppropriates Gifts for Men 4DO Worry Yourself to distraction about what you shall give man for Xmas but go to RupardStewart Co the store where very new partiallistBrother Uncle and Sweetheart Lounging ordinary newest life 500 Umbrellas Gloria Mountings Mufflers Neckwear new shapes50c terwovi TOEHEELREG the the electricity rs1E Queensware catastrophe see prices your Son has not A Dress Suit or Tuxedo nothing would please him more J 3500 to 5000 to as to Birds Cant Understand It Many a wife Is seriously why her ever no woman was good enough her boy a 1 r j t On rug in the we 9 x iz 2151 THese Prices if You Can t a J J for The of Folly ul like a joke as well as any manti says the of Folly but when ja man occupying a berth j in a Pullman sleeper tells me that he la bedrJddR I get sore t 1 Ci rv Stilt Cases and Handbags All leather in linen and leather linedsomething the whole family can use to 1200 Suspenders Silk Suspenders packed- in individual boxes in all 50c I 1 Mens Jewelry A complete assortment of Cuff Buttons StickPins and Shirt Studs Combi nation Sets Cuff Buttons and to match in silk lined boxes V 50cto50 College Pennants and Jerseysain all latest combina tions and designs 50c to 300 We shall be pleased have you callas early possible before the st ktsbfoken We deliver all packages any part of the city RUPARD STEWART CO thunderstorm nonconductor wondering motherinlaw thought 2L Philosopher Philosopher i 300 colors Pins the Work Is the Divine Spur Work is a necessity if yon work develop the best that is in you it ifl tie divine spur that compels a man w emtHr r 11It i r I tr s i y S THE WINC ESTER NEWS r llol t f L HE WIMCMESTER NEWSr- Anv independent Newspaper Published by I The Winchester News Co IffIncorporated Ji Street Winchester Kentucky f Daily Except Suncay aEntered as secondclass matter r November 28 1908 at the post office 1 1t fit Winchester Kentucky under the act of March 3 1879 1 f SUBSCRIPTION RATES Carrier Delivery jsily one year 520 One week 10 Payable at office or to collector spry week Mail Delivery yearwiz i300150 due month 25 advanceRATES I Disolay Per Inch iJ 25ad tree times within one week 50 One week continuously10n One calendar moth 300 pour weeks four times a week 240 r3Pour weeks three times a week 180 i jour weeks two times a week 120 s1Fonr weeks one time a week 75 Time discounts3 months 10 per scent 6 months 25 per cent one ear 33 13 per cent tReading NoticesPer Line Business notices body type 7e r Pnre reading news l eadings15 New Phone No 91ITUESDAY DECEMBER t THE CHRISTMAS EDITION t The Christmas edition of The I News is not as ambitious as we had =t first planned We found that un ail we had installed a new press it would be impossible to handle a larger paper than we are issuing to iay- t We thank the advertisers for their liberal patronage We regret that JtIe volume was so large and so much eame inat the last minute that we were unable to handle several and that they were necessarily omitted We telephoned to Lexington for other a C jmnters but could not secure work en The Winchester public will find in 4 lie columns of this paper today JBijicb suggestive matter forChrist rJDas They should buy everything at dome they may need for the holi JaYs Our stores are as well a quip us the Lexington merchants and we know that the prices are farr more treasonable fr CHANGED HEADS 1 The foreman of this office is in trouble but so far as we have learn ed he is the only person that is wor jrying about it r He transferred the heading of the pc ored column to that of the K W C column in yesterdays edition NERCHANT OF VENICE f z A GREAT SUCCESS t r f W Iit Rounded Play Well Acted Entertained Large Aud 1 fence i t fhe Merchant of Venice uptrdate given Monday night at the Opera House was the most Success- Yful ameteur play ever seen in Win- S Chester The parts were taken exS clusively by local talent and each member of the cast was a huge sue- cess and fitted the part admirably The play as the title indicates itfwas based upon Shakespeares Mer thoroughlyfV kits always funny often brilliant 4 vrand each allusion wag greeted by hearty applauseSClimax of the Play y The climax of the play was reach edin the first scene of the fifth act- The curtain rose upon a football j field with two entire teams lined ups And for ten minutes the hardest kind tirrpf Lootball was played as many o- fotfJthe bruised players can today testi fyr This scene brought the curtain call of the evening and if the cus habiwt manyIfwith the excitement and enthusiasmt j T of the contest ti The First Act The first act was a college campus scene and introduced some singing V 3wl light comedy work The second f ji act brought Miss Porter Miss Tay jrS JIrj Prof Moore and Miss Peoples i oni in s6me very funny dialogue and t jrcally humorous siijdations The r thud act showed Miss Clay Croxton fi a jKeonlight garden scene Mr J w it c v a Fails and Prof Dalgety contributed to the fun here r The fourth act began to draw the threads together and showed the amevharaeters as the secondact- wth the addition of Hi H Poskett Then followed the footballscene mentioned and the play closed with the famous trial scene To Point Out Merits To point out the merits of the per formance would necessitate a detail ed account t of the work of each one Portia as portrayed by Miss Alice Porter was the greatest success of the evening Her work was brilliant from start to finish She was equal ly at home as the adorable young lady after whom many suitors were vainly ffghing and as a young lawyer There have been many pro fessional leading ladies who have fallen below Miss Porter for ease grace and artistic finish She was handsomely gowned and made r handsome picture throughout A Revelation of Character Miss Abbey Threedice as played by Miss Pauline Peeples was a revelation of character work Today jier name is on every tongue coupled with that of Miss Porter Her in terpretation of the old maid school teacher was one of the best pieces Ot characterization imaginable Miss Clay Croxton as Jessica was all that was promised She acted the part ofa confidence lady with Shylock in bVilliant fashion and immediately changed to the coy and coquettish bride to be of Antonio She made many friends by virtue of her splendid playing Entirely Pleasing Miss Emma Lee Taylor asNe rissa Portias friend was entirely pleasing She ably seconded the playing of Porita One wouldnot have been complete without the otherMiss Mary Riese was charm ing as a waiting maid The Character of Shylock lit the character of Shylock Prof Geo S Dalgety furnished a centerpiece for the play that lost nothing from its contrast with the otherparts and showed up splendidly the ver satility of this wellknown young reader His Shylocks was the comical gullible funny half dete t able half lovable Hebrew that con trasts gteatIY with the congenial Shy lock in Shakespeares play The work of this actor was one of the most brilliant and finished pieces of the performance Prof Moore in Bassanio the sue ce ssful suitor of Portia was a rare treat For glean artistic comedy and natural manliness of character his playing was worthy of unlimited praise His scene with Miss Three dice kept the addience convulsed He was ably seconded byMr Ros coe Farisy as Antonio Captain of the Wesleyan Football team and the man who eloped with Jessica His rendition was strong and very natural Prof Lewis as Gratiano the friend of Bassanip and Antonio was also good His lines were clearly and sympathetically rendered The Colored Comedian Carl Hendrix as the colored co median Jim Phillips as the German scientfic professor and EL H Fos kett as LauncelQt Gobbo were a trio productionedas though the parts had been created for him Mr Haines gave a good example of a typical policeman Mr Cropper made a very im pressive judge Walter Tavlor as Tubal strongly supported Shylock literally as wells figuratively The college glee club were cordial ly received on the first act Unlim ited tribute is due to the Winchester Quartette Their justifiable popular ity was added to last night Their numbers were repeatedly encored The success of the play is due in a very large measure to the kindness and untiring energy of Mr Wallace Owen During the last ten days he has cheerfully given of his time and unsparingly of his skill in rounding the play into a well organized artis tic production The success of the play is the success of Mr Owens The performance was well staged and smoothly handled throughout- It was for the benefit of the Athletic Association Two hundred anjl sev en dollars was taken inat the box office x TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY STILL BUYING The old reliable firm of A Simon is stillbuying furs hides tallow of metals at highest Bring or ship and beWashingtoni streets Corner Main and FOR SALE Pure Rosecomb Rhode Island Reds Nine hens and one rooster Apply to 137 Boone avenue phone 112 12153t 25 PER CENT DISCOUNT ON ALL CHINA 1store making ome prices below cost r CH BOWEN 12143t i f s 1 rL1i b5L y 0 r WHY Im1 J ir Irit v5 1 Why hot be practical and send useful gifts when you want to rememr her someone We suggest Six pairs of Sox a Hat a pair of Shoes oi a pair of House Slippers Mufflers Handkerchiefs itTies t Buttons of something else that makes up OUR STOCK of splendid giftss Genuine Ho1eoofSox- Now 25 Cents a Pair You can now buy a box of six pairs of Holeproof Sox formerly X200for 150 Those who have always paid 25 cents a pair for inferior sox can now have the best at this price Holeproof are the original guaranteed sox the first that were sold under ax6 months guaranteeThe pay the top market price for their yarn they buy only the finest and softest Egyptian and SeajHand cotton f But the top market price is now less than it was so the makers are now saving you 50 cents on six pairs Yet you get the same sox as before Come in and see what Holeproof are like Judge if you want the genuine Decide if any other brand is onehalf so good Learn what you save and gain when you wear Holeproof O We have just received a new line of Party and House Slippers All the latest styles in black suede and braded Slippers for party ball and home wear an t y 1theantee of these for over three J Christmas dontwantSnOWIng McCord Smith Phillips 1 ARTIS TURNBULL S ANNOUNCE An Important Price Reduction on thei- rCLOAKS AND SKIRTS d Puts that can guarantee Greatly Reduced f11Ces 5 CHILDRENS CLOAKSt AT If j i I We are carrying a few Christmas Novelties Beautiful Baskets f I I Come in and give us a Christmas call and Inspect Fine I Stock Dress Goods and Silks I 1 I Artis and TurnbulL c BROOM BALL AT AUDITORIUM WEDNESDAY NIGHT Dec 16th Lexington vs Winchester f Lexington will run excursion here Between 2QO and 300 rooters are coming from Lexington Cpme out and root for our boys Skating Before and ODme admission fOc Skates 15c h f d J durabilitythequalities generations Come and look our beautifulS Goodso- ver before you buy We wont ask what we have we at C etcr our of train After CHINA- A RARE CHANCE to get Christ mas china ALL CHINA 25 PER CENT OFF C H BOWEN r 12143t All kinds of China on a special ta ble YOUR CHOICE FOR TEN CENTS HENRY H HAL- L1214eod All kinds of China on a special ta ble YOUR CHOICE FOR TEN CENTS HENRY H HALL Advertise in The News i r 1 4 Y fi iti t Y f c 7 ALL LEADING MAGAZINESAND WEEKLY PAPERS SUBSCRIBE NOW If yon have not yet renewed your old subscription do if fE 9 diatelyso as to lose no nnmbeis I can meet any price quoted bj any agency Call K write fee my l ewCaieteji- KH H PHILLIPS r Subscribe For The News rIr r i tii4 i f r t in 1t J tYIfi i THE WINCHESTER NEWS I j fj 1 Fortnightly Club I The Fortnightly Literary Club had a very interesting meeting with J Miss Fanny Hampton Monday af teinoon r Unusually interesting and clever papers were read by some of the Jew members and were greatly en t joY dbyall Miss Miller gave a charming talk oru Musicians in England to the 17th Century and made it more t attractive by her illustrations of the interestingfprogram was nIB e a lCJOUS menu was served One thing is forever good That one thing is Success x i Emerson HostessMiss Hampton Roll call Quotations from Early English Prose Paper John Milton Mrs Wentworth Talk Musicians in England to the 17th CenturyMiss Miller Music PaperLiterary Men of the Res torationMiss Cornell Current EventsOlub Mrs Ella Rounsavall asked for a special meeting to be held with her on December Both in honor of Mrs Burn ttI Grand Success l TheMerchant of Venicei was a grand success and every member of the all star company acted their respective parts as Ifthey had been rehearsing since childhood Winchester has much rare talent and the success pf this enterprise was greatly due to the untiring coaching given by Prof George S Dalgety of Kentucky Wesleyan The Winchester Quartet rendered several selections which were greatly enjoyed by the audience Miss Alice Porter was a marked success as Portia and Miss Emma SLee Taylor as Nerissa could not have been beaten Miss Clay Crox 1ton as Jessica was very natural and charming and Miss Pauline ThreedycecDalgetyiartist and Bassanio Prof V I r Moore was a splendid love maker Prof Lewis as Gratanio showed rare talent and Mr B H Foskett as Launcelot Gobbo kept the house in an uproar Mr James Phillips as Prof Sweigenhangenblumenheimer created a great deal of amusement thetfound that the subject had no brain s Come to the Auditorium Wednes day night to see the Lexington Broom Ball Team versus Winchester Broom Ball Team It will be rich Daughters of the Confederacy x Virginia Hanson Chapter U D C met with Mrs M S Browne Saturday afternoon at 2 oclock i The program was a Christmas one and was delightfully carried out Mrs David Bratton Mrs Lei Evans and Miss Carrie Lee Hatha way had delightful papers and read ings After the program a delightful ice course was served The next meeting will be with MrsRezin Scobee on January 9 N Mrs Gus Brookn will entertain the Bridge Club Saturday after noon Miss Mary White will be hostess for the Euchre Club Wednesday evening Miss Alice Porter will entertain the Literary and Social Club on Thursday t Mrs Ron Ratliff and Mrs Curtis a l x t I a 5- Evans will entertain the Euchre Club on ThursdayI Mrs George Kohlhass and Mrs Ellen Brown wilrentertain at forty two this afternoon and evening PERSONALS Miss Minnie Adams of Lexington is the guest of her aunt Mrs Adanda Adams on Winn avenue Mrs Virginia Eccon is dangerous ly ill of erysipelas at her home on Washington street Bishop lMelse was in this city Monday en route from Richmond where ne dedicated the new Cathol ic church to his home in Coving ton Mr G Lee Wainscott was in Jackson Tuesday on business Mr Frank Counchman was hun ting ire the mountains last week and was uusually successful Miss Nancy Spencer of Oak dale is the guest of Mrs Jesse Spencer Mr Roenans of Jackson was in town Monday night Mrs J T H ORear has re turrned home after a delightful visit in Louisville I Mrsr Riggs has returned to Princeton Ind after a delightful visit to Mr and Mrs Wpodson Moss at the BrownProctoria- Mr fl H Porterof Staunton Va was a visitor in town Mon day Mr C P Mann of Paris was in town Monday Messrs Ott Early and Mr Frank Rice of Maysville were guests in town Monday Mrs Carr Calmes has returned from a visit to Mt Sterling Dr I A Shirley was in Mt Ster ling Monday the guest of his broth er Dr Shirley Mr C B Ross of Lexington was in town Mondav MissMary Coffee formerly stenographer for Hargis Bros passes through here on her way from More head to Irvine to attend the trial of Beach Hargis Mr and Mrs J Marion Vaughn and Mis W D Smith are in Cincinnati this week Mr and Mrs F Clay Wheeler and children returned Monday from Louisiana there they have been for ome time Mr and Mrs J B Hampton have returned to Owin villa after a visit to Mrs J E Gaitskill Miss Mabel Shipp has returned after a delightful visit in Middles bolO Messrs Will Hodgkin and S W Templeman have returned from a hunt in the mountains Mr Jv E Gaitskill was in Ow ingsville Monday for court Mrs T S Bush has returned from a molt delightful visit to Alabama Mi G Lee Wainscott was in Cincinnati Monday 011 business Mr Charles Hainline of Mt Sterling has been spending a few days with Mrs John Poynter Dr and Mrs Hugh Stubblefield have gone to Franklin for the Christmas holidays Mr James Buckner of Paris is spending P few days with the fami ly of Mr Joe Croxton Mr and Mrs Tom Barnes and children are visiting relatives in Mt Sterling 3 Miss Nettie Lou fladden has re turned to her home in Mt Sterling after a yjsit to Mrs Lou Hadden Mrs Fanny Davis of Culpepper Va and Miss Nora Farris of Flem ingsburg are visiting Mrs Tom BarnesMrs Lou Downing of Flemings burg is visiting her son Mr Tom BarnesMr Mrs Lee ORear of Mt Sterling visited Mrs Ben Myers from Saturday until Monday r Make Your Selection Now Select what you want for Ghrstmas Gifts We will lay them aside until Christmas It is much better to make your selections early The choicest are usually gobbled up at the beginning of the holiday rushwhich is now much in progress TAKE A LOOK THROUGH OUR STORE BALDWIN BROS t fy y f Tr-t JEWELERS AND OPTIGIANS t f f I j bYr J V A MERRY CHRISTMAS f 1 A very large ana well se lected lot of Fine Diamonds at old prices Special Discount for Cash f and as is here let us warm up and be Give for the Jove of and the love of the joy at end of a that is the of cold We can you and from a few cents up that any be to The most I S11 na v Tea Sets Bread Trays Lunch Sets Fruit and Salad Bowls Tea CaddyAnd dozens of other Baking Dishes Olive Bottles useful St ilYer there are so many things that we cannot begin to name them yon will just have to come and see r WATCHES A 20 year Filled case with either Watham for 900 during this week flveQ JN EVERYTHIG USEDON I THE DESK QtltradeChristmas natural giving recipient Isthere either present result calclua givingsupply good useful pretty attractive presents person proud receive appreciated V IEve fortfieI CeressroleCoffee loflo g cthem Eormovements a EXCLUSIVE 1i Ice Ma Ii d I Wat1ansi r ttLk for Christmas F K you seen the new LE NoteBook Whey are WATERMAN vl goodstooCH I3OiENTJeweler and f1t Ootician t i c ftLL y AND AiTIDSWe know they ate good we gath ered them ourselves Our Holly will be I 0 brightRedr We will also carry a full line of Ever MagnoliaBoxwood Stars V I PdTIli PLAINTS The Gloire de Lorraine Ti andAgafhaPrimulsPoinsettias and Ferns 4 We will have some very handsome pans made up Table pieces ICALL AND SEE I SHEARER The Florist VLindsay NextZto WinnZFurmture Co t 0 P j ky trf l r Pad7 r Our Cut Glass Display is Worthy One i INCLUSIVE AND I 7 Salad or Berry Bowls Cream Sets o1naiseBovlsJ Candlesti6k Carafes i Ji4 i Olive or Jell 4Dish 6 Water Pitchers Fern Dish Decanters Bon Bon Dishes Reddish Dishes Vases Etc c7 5- YOUR ATTENTION THIS WAY PLEASE THERE ARE ENOUGH Watches Hat Pins Brooches Waist Pins Rings Collar Pius I Pins Cuff Pins sIBelt Pins Charms Belt Buckles 4moTO SUPPLY THE TOWN s t tv Make very useful gifts Have NON ARABLE and f JjPen inadeby for etc for us Building iS Scarf NOTICE Anyone calling at Mrs Chas R Vests WILL FIND ALL KINDS OF CANDIES FRUITS NUTS ETC received fresh for Christmas trade Finest line m the city lfonWedFri o t f 7i11 rfi v a DI t r I i ACHRISTMAS SURPRISE f it will btj to you when you don a suit that has been cleaned at MAYER BROS It will be like a Xmas gift rof a new suit of clothing and will I do the same service the rest of the epyourat heCincinnati Tailors Phone 528 Next to Auditorium CHRISTMAS THOUGHTS are usually generous If you Lire thinking of some one in joor clio cumstances t us suggest t1at you order us to deliver at that ones door a ton of our first class coal Let others supply the turkey and good things to eat Show tha you Thavingto cook them Feed Your liens purina and get eggs f ThcWINNMARTINCOALgSUJPfeLyCIINCORPORATZD t if WINCHESTER ROLLER MILLS The oldest and best institution ftheMills Why not use home flour the best made Kerr Perfection atr White Pel four has no luaL j rIi74ty r f 1l 4it r V retji rI tUr f t 1 rr f r I a tr t 7r 7 lrJIf r 7 s f age8 tHE WINCHESTER NEWS ff I t IDEAS FOR GARNISH t TASTEFUL TRIMMING OF PLAT kt TERS IMPORTANT r i L tjII tit lame New Ideas That Have Meti with i Popular ApprovalFloating Is I land a Delicate Dessert and Universally Liked The tasteful trimming of platters of meat gives style fa dinner The S usualgarnishesT of parsley and lemon are very ri well and one may buy little tin orInamental borders of potatoes and C rose tubes Press hot seasoned pota toes through a rose tube on tpa but y tered tin brush with egg yolk and delicately brown in a hot oven Floating island with lady fingers is a delicate dessert that everyone likes f Its flavor depends on the taste of tae iousekeeper almonds orange or lemon being equally popular Soak one ounce of gelatine and the thin yellow rind of two lemons in one pint of cold Water for an hour Take out the rind aid one breakfast cupful of white sUgar and the juice of three lemons Stir over the fire until the sugar and gelatine are thoroughly dissolved then pour the mixture into a bowl fj and let it stand until it begins to get largeAthem to the gelatine beating the whole until it is quite firm and rocky in appearance Pile it un evenly in the center of a glass dish put cocoanut macaroons or fresh lady Jngers around the base and pour around it a cold rich yellow boiled custardMelt three tablespoonfuls of butter i irahot saucepan and cook it till it is z dark brown break into it carefully four eggs or more do not let them J break bastethem with the butter as they cook and when done nut in half teaspoonful of vinegar salt and pep per and a teaspoonful of chopped arsley The big white onions are now in the market They are good stewed baked or fried and a novel way is to stuff them The Delineator recipe tsays Take two large onions and re the outside skin carefully and neatly cut the root and the stalk end even Take all the center out of the unions except three or four of the out r coats taking care not to make a iolef at the bottom if a hole is acci dentally made it must be filled up with the bit that came out Put four tablespoonfuls of chopped cooked meat into a bowl add half a cupful of grated r ad one teaspoonful of flour two tablespoonfuls of milk and salt and pepper to taste Fill the two on lions with this stuffing and put on the lids Place them in a small saucepan pour ik a cupful of stock or water oneLgravy poured round them Shepherds Pie One quart of small thin pieces of cold boiled or roast beef Season Avith salt and pepper put into a buttered earthern dish and pour over it this sauce two scant tablespoons flour N Jftir together till brown Add one jurt not water stir and boil three minutes Spread over the top the following mixture Eight goodsized po rlatflies boiled and mashed one boiling milk one tablespoon cupI salt and pepper to taste Bake minute I add chopped onion to the meat but some might not care for 1 fat Pigeon Pie 1 T Short crust light and flaky Butter l xipudding dish place crust around piecevfjqjr at bottom of dish Place birds feet up with butter salt and pepper inside each Sprinkle over them their chopped livers and parsley Small pIeces of ham on each bird add half pint good gravy and add gizzards cov centerrfor feet Brush over with egg or lard Bake one and a half hours l t Potato Bails Mash some floury potatoes quite amoQth season with pepper and salt sufficientlyfuballs roll them in vermicelli crumbled 8 bread crumbs in the latter case tiieYmay be brushed with the yolk egg fry them a nice brown Serve J Hfcemon a napkin or round a dish 6 aar mashed potatoes which has not teen molded Baked Veal Cutlet 1Butter bakingpan and pour into it W cupful of cold water Lay in this a rs ithick slice of veal cutlet Spread over ifiife a dressing made of two cupfuls of bread crumbs a chopped onion a beat en egg and salt pepper and melted t butter Cover the baking pan bake fox 3ft minutes and then remove the cover and brown Squash Pie Two cups of boiled drained and shed squash put through potato i ricer Is best two beaten eggs one cup of milk one cup of sugar Stir together until blended Put in plate covered with crust grate nutmeg on top bake on floor of moderate oven t until firm Pie Crust if a little baking powder is sifted with the flour of which pie crust is 5 snade it will be more healthful and h require lest BhortcIns t1 S I llll4IttiYiltt He1laSanta I Itoitt send me a dollie igNaughtymobile wld IYke Icg inste iL c Odd Christmas Cakes A GERMAN NOVELTY ERMANY for many years has G been the land of Christmas novelties and each year the kai sers Ingenious toy candy and cake makers devise some oddity which proves irresistible in luring small or great sums from the pockets of Yule tide shoppers One of the latest manias Is for quaint and humorous Christ mas cakes which are literally cartoons In sugar and dough The cakes are figmany instances are not the crude art GERMAN CHRISTMAS CAKE A SOLDIER SALUTIXGIone under the circumstances The Bavarian peasant for example is a fair type of the liv ing original as he is pictured in the German comic weeklies A Munich waitress carrying a well grouped bunch of foam capped steins of the beverage for which Munich is celebrated at home and abroad even if she does suggest Salome a trifle is de- cIdedly lifelike while the saluting sal dier by his very attitude suggests that foam capped steins and sentry duty do not assimilate very well The German authorities have done much to encourage the toymakiug Industry particularly by collecting toys from all the world that the toymakers might acquaint themselves with the wants and peculiarities of foreign markets The wooden animals of the past have been eclipsed by the me chanical toys A submarine boat whlck sinks Into the water and rises again all with one charge of soda I h 0 J 7 r of l powder a diver which goes to the bottom and bobs up serenely when air is blown into him through a little tube a tSantosDumont airship which GERMAN CHRISTMAS CAKE A MUNICH WAITRESS really flies a real Gatling gun with stairs for tin soldiers to go up a rail road with full working equipment OEBMAK CHRISTMAS CAKE A BAYABIAS PEASANT these are among the mechanical toys of Sonneberg- In short Santa Claus In these times can find the means of gratifying the wishes of his most fastidious peti tioner HENRY SNYDER t tl Ji ttie 1 i l i I CLIFTON B ROSS Our Christmas Sale of Womens Ready r F i ToWear Garments y 1 Lot Ladies Coats value 1350 choice 49S12 Suits to close out 79 g 10 Suits the newest and most stylish garim ants in the market M At Cost t 1 Lot Childrens Coats value 7 to close 39Christmas Furs Tlesemake refined and appreci ated gifts for maid or matron The holidayshasbecome We have a particularly choice NeckpiecesIoriginal selling figures- Ilandkerchie fs There is nothing so dainty for a Christmas present as Handker chiefs Selections can now be made to the very best advantage Our collection is so large the de signs so various that practically every taste is easily satisfied Sheer linen and embroidered Initial hankerchiefs are standard holiday gifts The initial makes them individual All prices Umbrellas Stylish handles good quality silk positively the best and pret tiest styles 100 tip r Silk Petticoats The very thing any woman would appreciate fora Christmas Gift Shown in all shades made very full some rustle others of soft fin ish some with plain tailored others with the new embroidered flounce 375 to 1200 t Towels Damask and linen huek 25 50 75 and 85c per dozen Neckscarfs crepeYdeand stylish of supreme beauty all J colors and combinations 1 to S- Kid Gloves Perrin Make that master of glover making J shown in all the shadesIandcoloring Every glove fitted to the hand and every glove guaranteed The very latest in the short glove all the go this season 125 and iiI 5 0 Hosiery What is more pleasing to a woman than a gift of stockings the useful combined with the beautiful Just the thing for the dainty miss and the charming matron In all colors 125up A White Art Linen Can you immagine anything prettier or more pleasing thane snowwhite linen A limitless as sortment will be on display here Fancy Battenburg pieces Sideboard and Dresser Scarfs Table Covers Lunch Cloths fDrawnAll sizes All Prices Mercerized and linen Table Cloth Napkins from 75c to 5a doz Dress GoodsIA pleasing gift for motHer or sister would be a nice lJdepartmentchoose from We will do our best to assist you Beautifulshades for evening wear in Batiste Messa line and Challies js v I r Waists if tf There are Linen Tailored Waists Lingerie Waists Net Waists in white and ecru in colored embroidery and in the much wanted colored nets Dainty thoughts for dainty women V v i K j t t Corsets Madame Howe is here with us and is giving daily demonstrations of the Gossard Front lace and French Corsets A Spebial Sale at Greatly Reduced Prices Come and be fitted makes a be utifulfigurestraig4t front Tong hips lace in i front x C1illoi B ROSS ftt South Main St t Opposite Public Square Winchester Icy f vf r1 L L liL1Jc rx i rYi ii i Pt Iw icJ i 1 f IX If JItF j li 4J1 AJ t THE WINCHESTER NEWS 11d J f AuAfterDnn Talkt f Vl1U little Tommy Jones IF CHRISTUM HAPPENED ONCEAMdNrr OF COURSE rr WOULD BE GRAND BUT IJZMXf ONCE A YEAR IS JUST ABOUT ALL I CAN STAM t SCHWALMER BOYS AND GIRLS i tTjheir Quaint Costumes and Their Od Christmas Dance Over in HesseNassau a district in Germany there is a section of the Hessian people who present an inter esting study particularly in regard to their quaint Christmas customs These people live in the valley of the river Schwalm The Schwalmer 4boys wear a peculiar round hat or cap without brim or visor It resembles in shape a small cheese box They wear a sort of coat with skirt reaching bej BOHWAIiMEB BOY AND GIRL low the knees something on the order of the Highlanders kilt and white socks with black bows The Schwaimer girls also wear white stockings with the black bows Their skirts reach scarcely below the knees It is the fashion to wear several stiff skirts which stand out from the person much in the manner of the hoop skirts of our own grandmothers On their heads the girls wear a funny little pill box sort of hat to which are attached broad bands tied under the chin completely concealing the ears The boys and girls have an outdoor dan at Christmas when the weather fares Each village has a favorite dane ing ground where the youngpeople gath er for the fun The boys stand in a semi circle while the girls line up to await their partners Everybody maintains a dignified sil nce Finally one boy f steps forward to the maiden of his profoundlyt then goes througl the same ceremony of choosing his partner who is his for the day Then begins the dance i which is vigorous and hearty jHvSllIJ lPi y 1 bepeae6 pp1eplumMdpearJI Are nice as tIxycaD re E wfOn t6escd dd C6rism s itee f 4 i1 How Susie Won- d GiftI Uncle Henry Well well How little playingChristmas present for working so hard A DOGS CHRISTMAS GIFT How a Friend Remembered Roy the Collie Last Christmas a neatly ribboned EnglandA fine large bondwith plenty of good red meat still adhering was found within Roy put the bone where it would do him the most good after one of his friends had removed the paraffin paper and holly berry garnishment which the donor had sent along The bone was a Christmas gift from a little girl in the south who had spent the A FINE LARGE BONE summer in Roys town and had become very fond of the dog Roys next friend dictated and sent the following telegram to the little girl Many thanks for the bone You are the tOdayMany A Christmas Race Here is a new sort of three legged race which does not require all the trouble of tying your racers together and is very much better than the old way In tact girls 1may go In this kind as well as guys with no fear of nimblehurtinggirls stand a very good chance of beating two boys too All you have to do Is to grasp the raised left foot of a companion who hops along in front of you It is really hopperillfor it i no trick at all for the one behind to run as fast as the front one can hoy 0 tP MotJLeF fa jChristmas r PR i1 190B YYRANK WE1J NE Christmas time when old Mother Hubbard She of the far famed empty cupboard Sat by her evening fire alone Wishing she had for her dog a bone There came a knocking upon the door And as she hastened across the floor rv It flew wide open to her surprise Ty And oh the vision that net her a 6I A f v It nearly took away her breath And frightened her almost half to death There were people here there were people there There were people yonder and everywhere All were screaming Dear Mrs Hubbard Weve brought you something to fill your 1L r cupboard p First came lovely Cinderella With her prince a handsome fellow Mother Goose and Simple Simon In their wake the Penny Pieman Bluebeardsavage and defiant Jack who often killed a giant Puss in Boots so trim and nice V Followed by the three blind mice r VThenAll in pretty scarlet mittens Sweet Bopeep and Little Boy Blue Red Riding Hood and the bad wolf too s l Jack whose bean stalk ran so h- And the old woman who swe t the sky Jack Horner with his face aglow The frog who did awooing go I M Dame Trot and all the endless crew That lived together in a shoe 5 And many another known to fame Had I but room to give his name such to tell you willsuffice each and all brought something nice I o the cupboard oer andoer their gifts bestrewed the floori fry chair and table stood rticle of daily food t Each nookand corner helda dishR Of either fowl or flesh or fish Till Mother Hubbard scarce could find A resting place for foot or mind While doggie walked on his hind legs For fear of breaking pies or eggs Andas for all the company They had to stand outside you see YetJas they had to leave quite soon To see the cow jump oer the moon It did not matter in the leest But what about the sumptuous feast Inside the cottage Must I tell The fearful ending that befell The atebJAnd brought about the cruel fateJIt is my duty to relate For he who lived upon a bonetDied when with plenty left alone i And ere the morning stars grew dim He stiffened out in every limb So Mother Hubbard buried him This Amoral to the tale Igive v Live not to eat but eat to live r II il SmethingWrona With Vi Buds Menu Christmas Twas merry Christmas till des now an I was feelin dandy But I dont feel so merry now Say what did ail dat candy Little RastusAnd Turey nA SA7 JII1KETflOATfURKSEZ SHE a o1 BUT COLLY DATTWHE DONE k1I1P CHRISTMAS PIES A Novel Sport For a Childrens Party In Holiday Time brownHssueside the pie have these letters to which are attached ribbons the other end of which come through the pie- crust The letters neatly cut out are Six as two ms three es four rs oneIt two ns one d two ps one wand one i- The children sit around the pie each holding one thread They sing Sing a song of Christmas A pie crust full of fun Find the wish we wish you When the game is done Then they pull the letters out and pin them on their breasts Then be ITHEgins the children should stand ina line so that the letters will form a sentence Yhen In proper position the letters will make A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR rID TI C IK llDItVIKClE WISoSMAl1Tt1FlD 60 WE hUNCxW WTSP05ERS JNSTEA f i I XMAS BIRDS AND BEASTS S J Picturesque Method cf Celebrating by the Poles Iuletide the birds and beasts came to worship the infant Jesus has brought about a peculiar and picturesque method of celebrating Christmas among the Poles and other kindred peoples of eastern Europe Here men mask in the arise of storks bears and other animals or birds and so about from house to IN TIrE GUISE OP STORKS BEAnS A2TO OTIIEB ANlilAIiS v house singing carols To carry out the idea these wild birds and savage beasts are led about by keepers t After the traditional carols are sung the inmates of the house thus honrored reward the singers by gifts of I v cakes sausages and other dainties The procession then moves to another house where the performance Is repeated terA IIHERE were four little stockings e r four little sazcsSreportThat o disguises Arrested and called Into court f Now what have you taken With brows that were knitted This question the magistrate put t IAnd mitted each little stocking quite boldly ad IWIn I ran away with a foot Then 1fbtdowIn accents quite tragical Tang ibeokthoughI sentence each stocking to hang T SAPP JR s Sam Waifely Harriet Hepner Q a- yES my dear said Aunt Su san reminiscently I remember my school days as t though twas only yesterday And tlie spelling matches we used to Dave There was old Squire Hepner niio always took a great interest in our ariiool He was a peculiar kind of an Folks would call him cranky in these days I suppose He was so muff and sullen that youd think hed E ap your head off iTMucatiou was the old mans hobby Xe had no learning himself and used toi tell us how he felt the need of it Hit thought that people could not be iucated unless they could spell clean Jtom ba ba to incommunicability in tti spellerWell Hepner had heard that tike Red Haw district folks were mak teg their boasts that they could out- spell ours and it angered him His tghter Harriet was the best speller Hour school and they said her father apsred her any cow on his place if Med spell the Red Haw school down One Friday afternoon the old squire came stamping Into the schoolhouse when our school was having a spelling xlatch He was the director of our dis trlCr and the boldest scholar would be Nte and meek when he appeared He K d two little jet black eyes that seem slrb see right through you He could fee almost any scholar wiggle in his Mftt by fastening his eyes upon him The squire was the richest man in our Mile but ho never gave any money away and that made it all the store surprising when just before- aIiOOI let out that night he got up and l frls short jerky gruff way said thisaftereon imtttrintflalctivit stands to reason youve got to lNgoq I spellers fore you can be good leaders or real good in anything Its nWen enough to know how to figger correctly an I reckon grammars well sabugh though I never took much stock In it Geography an algebray 8J history an all that is good enough Sits place but cordin to my notion tltFeUin beats em all JAn now to encourage you in being jpotf spellers an to stop the braggin efsdmc districts not far from here rm gain to make it an object for you ill study your spellers like sixty for the ouoct few weeks sIn six weeks from tonight an tat will be Christmas eve well have z spellin match in this house an I airySchoolan spell for the prize Ill offer which spellsdiuow take your spellers home with jou tonight an do somcthfu else withIem besides achawin the corners dind with that the squire made one of Ms stiff bows to the teacher andwalk tC out HIftell you S25 was a large sum of money in those days and when it was feown that the prize had been offered Ifcere was more studying of our old line backed spellers than there had irr M faIrshard words like daguerreotype and phthisic and receipt and those with silent letters in them and we would well them over and over again iKThe offering of that prize set the Whole township In a commotion and Xttle else was thought of or talked out The Red Haw and Jack Oak districts let it be known that they would try for the prize and they had awe good spellers in those schools asfcecfally in the Red Haw reclIirdat In those six weeks she studied her speller night and day Folks who pass4- edvthe Hepner house at midnight deI dared that through the windows from 51Oateg her head against the wall and the squire sitting in his old hickory chair spelling book in one hand and a tallow lip In the other giving out words toI k fcer and everybody else In bed fwonder the girl became thin and perked You see the squire fairly hated the ted Haw district and about everybody JB it The Red Haw and ours had for i OPPosedjtl Jichool Cund 2The saulre had a sister Hying in the t 7r rLr i o- J A 3 iYK jtlr3roiirCOPfR- IGMT1808 PRANK KSWEET- r D1Jledor her The childrenIplace married against the squires wishes That angered him Still he spoke to her when they met though they did not visit back and forth any Mr Waitely the squires brotherin law was the one that first suggested the dividing of the district and did more to bring it about than any other man which was natural for the dis trict was so big and the schoolhouse so far off that the Waitely children could not go to school in the winter time But that didnt make the least difference to Squire Hepner He was fu riously angry with Waitely and on town meeting day he and Waltely had some dreadful WordsIOf course Mrs Waitely sided with her husband and from that day the squire turned from his own kin He FOOT OF never spoke to them again not even after Mr Waitely died The poor man got caught under falling tree and roof over their heads and three or four acres of scrubby She had porting herself and the children the squire never helped her And toI make matters worse her oldest little Sam was cripple h1mpb and lame in one leg so that to walk with crutch Of wasnt any help to his mother place but she was trying to educate t him that he never could do any work Well the bee excitement became more and more intense as the time drew near and when eve at last came the old was sight to The night was one of the ever remember The stars shone like bright lamps in the sky The sleighing was and the air sharp enough tof stir the blood and if possible still more to stimulate the boys and girls A lot of the boys had pair of sled runners and put big wagon on them Then plenty of straw was put quilts robes and warm my first beau that night His name was Azraiel Whitehead and of nil awkward boys he was the awk wardest I think was the first girl he had ever asked to with him Anyhow I know he fell fiat on his bade trying to help me out of the sled and he let me get head first into snowbank remember that his was wet with cinnamon drops and that i U D the valleys ring Yes and the sled upset too and we were all thrown into ditch The edge of the wagon bow caught my beaus big feet it and I thought should cry from mortifica tion when he lay there and actually bawled and sniffled was 150 put out about it that wouldnt sit by him after we got into the sled or speak to reached the schoolhouse we found it packed so full that we could but just crowd in Most everybody had brought candle to stick up on the logs and some sprigs of ever green and berries to make the room look There were four dif ferent teachers and well known spell ers from all over the tpwnship Lecta Plumb and I chose up got first choice and took Harriet Hep ner She was pale as death and looked nervous and frightened Lecta took Abimelech Abers the leading speller from the Red Haw school and took 1HE STOOD WITHIN A HIS UNCLE HEPNEE t a withia landI a a ackedII knowing physical spelling ChristmasI schoolhouse a good borrowed a a usjshawlsI I go a I handkerchief peppermintlanl ourIf a under I I I afterwardWhen a Christmasy I I Cindy Patch the best speller from Jacl Oak Then we chose everybody in the room who could spell at all I think we had more than fifty on a side We stood in long rows on both sides of the house against the wall and much to my disgust I got my hair full of tal low from a dripping candle We were about ready to commence spelling and everybody had become quiet when the people who sat near the door made way for some one who had come late and in came little Sam Waitely on his crutch with his mother behind him in a poor thin patched old faded calico dress and a thin cotton shawl with a faded old red hood on her head I could see a hole worn in her shoe as she put her foot up on the stove hearth Sam was then about fifteen years old but not as tall as some boys of nine He was very thinly dressed for such a sharp night and they had walk ed fully two miles I felt sorry for them and spoke up at once and took Sam on my side It happened to be my turn to choose and I wa bound the poor fellow should not be slighted whether he could spell or not He had half a mind not to try but I saw his mother reach out her hand and gently push him and then he hob bled down to the end of the line and stood within a foot of his Uncle Hep ner Then the spelling commenced I blush to tell it but I actually missed the very first word given me and that was mermaid I spelled it mur mer I Icnew better but I was nervous I could not collect soI thoughts So I had to tike my and of course I had a little cry all to myselfBut I nearly laughed so as to be heard all over the room when Azraiel Vhi fheud missed goose He spelled it guse and he had told me in confidence that he half expected to get the I pze and Had beea studying his speller fu weed c1 emanate SheI i instead of an tranquillae 1 IJlectamJ W to E J1lt but she seven orelght her The Tack Oak sch I JS very sober when Cindy had to sit down But you ought to have seen old Squire jIepnes eyes twinkle and his grim face leak grimmer when Abime lech Abers the best Red Haw scholar missed phytochimy and Harriet spell ed it without hesitation Bimelech got confused and thought the last let ter was e instead of y The Red Haw people did look morti fied and the Four Mile folks were highly pleased and showed it too for all the best spellers were out on both sides and only Harriet Hepner and five or six others were left Four of them missed micaceous and Harriet was just going to spell it when Mis Waitely in a scared timid voice that could just be heard said If you please teacher Sammy hasnt spelled yet Sammy stood down at the end of the line and they had overlooked him But the teacher replied Oh Indeed I thought he was done long ago II thought he said it sneeringly and he gave Sammy the word in a tone thatsaidplainly You cant spell it anywayBut what did Sammy do but spell it correctly without the slightest hesi tation Then the others who were standing missed dromedary and that left liar riet and Sammy alone I tell you you might have heard a pin drop then Ev erybody was half crazy with excite mentOld Squire Hepner did not move a muscle He had the money five gold five dollar pieces and a fancy purse and was to give them himself to the winnerIt to me that that poor crippled boy got help from on high that night I never saw anything like it At first he was so shy that his voice almost trembled but when he and the cousin he had never spoken to stood up there alone and his fierce old uncle glared so contemptuously at him the little fellow raised himself to his full height and from that moment never flinched His large eyes glistened and he threw back his head and looked boldly at his uncle and spelled the words in a loud clear tone that fairly took peo pIes breath away His mother had quietly slipped through the crowd and taken her seat behind him and those that sat near said she got one of his hands in hers and held it while the tears streamed down her face The two spelled against each other for a full half hour and all the time poor Harriet was as white as a sheet and I could see that she was trem bling from head to foot At last the teacher gave the word tyrannously Harriet spelled the first syllable then stopped and stammered looked imploringly at her father and then tremblingly went on and spelled it with one n How did you spell it Harriet Did you have only Squire Hepner had been looking on a spelling book too Now he turned sharply round to the master and in his hardest coldest voice said She missed it sir Pass it to the next Sam spelled it without hesitating jtn Instant iiithatriet dropped into her seat and buried her face in her hands Squire Hepners face never changed Without a word he rose reached out his long arm beck oned to Sam to come to him and then dropped into the lads outstretched hand the purse Turning and facing the breathless people he said I want you all to know that I think this has been a fair and square match and my nephew deserves the prize Without further words he took his hat and marched out of the house Well the Red Haw people actually carried Sam home on their shoulders with Mis Waitely close behind crying as if her heart would break with joy and nervousness But she had on a long warm plaid shawl that I saw Mis Squire Hepner throw over her as she stepped out of the door One of my sisters went home with the Hepners that night and she said Harriet cried all the way home and was in mortal terror at the thought of meeting her father She stopped on the doorstep a long while and when she did finally step into the room trem bUng and fairly mourning her father who was sitting with his head between his hands before the fire got up and walked over to her and actually kissed her there before them all Then he went off to bed without a word But what followed was better still Christmas day the squire took his big sled put in lots of hay and blankets and drove off like Nimshi himself to his sisters No one ever knew what happened there but it ended in MIsI Waitely and all the children going home with the squire And a big Christmas day they had folks said The squire declared it was an honor to know a boy who could spell like Sam They say he had that boy spell the dictionary half through that win ter and nearly hugged him when he spelled correctly the longest word in itIThe squire was the strangest man on the subject of spelling that I ever heard of Nothing but Sams knowing how to spell so well ever softened his heart toward his sister and her chil dren And nothing pleased him more than to have Sam and Harriet spell against each other for hours at stretch aI a I l ii Christmas dp lttthe M House0 nnSUNSHINEWhite House since the days of President Adams to the present Mrs John Adams the first mistress of the White House had an unpleasant experience Her husband had taken the oath of office in Independ ence hall Philadelphia on the 4th of March 1797 and on the 10th of No vember 1800 came to Washington the White House toeing announced as ready for occupancy But the good lady found the building anything but ready and in a letter to a friend she said that not a single apartment was finished no fence no yard no convenience whatever without and the great unfinished audience room I make a drying room of to hang up the clothes- In Two articles we are much distressed for One is bells but the more important one is wood Yet you cannot see for trees We have used about nine cord trying to dry the walls of the house Congress poured in but PRESIDENT JACKSON CELEBRATED IN TEN NESSEE STYLE shiver shiver I have no looking glasses but dwarfs for this house nor a twentieth part of lamps enough to light it- With the families of the presidents cabinet and a few invited guests from Georgetown Mrs Adams celebrated the first Christmas at the White House but her letters clearly show that she was not entirely happy in the unfinished great house in the wilder ness and after four months she re turned to the family estate at Quincy Mass and during her husbands ad ministration did not return save on visitsThomas Jeffersons White House Christmases were truly after the Jef fersonian simplicity style Mr Jeffer son was a widower and when he came to Washington in 1801 to be inaugurated as chief executive he rode horse back from his estate at Monticello un accompanied by even a servant He was the first president to take the oath of office in Washington and the recep tion at the White House that evening was the greatest affair during his ad ministration He had four daughters the eldest Martha presiding at the White House during her fathers second administration While Christmas had not been celebrated to any extent during the first administration Miss Martha made it exceedingly interesting after she became the first lady Christ mas trees and entertainments of every kind were arranged for the children and in these the president would take partWhile James Madison served two full terms 1S091S17 as president he and his beautiful wife Dolly did not spend all of these in the White House but It was a joyous Christmas each year for them Mrs Madison would not have it any other way In fact the eight years of Madisons administra tion were the most brilliant as well as most exciting in the history of Ameri can society Before the British sacked and burned the White House in Au gust 1814 Mrs Madison had for five years shown Washington folk how to celebrate Christmas It was the bril liant womans pleasure to entertain rather to please her friends than to gain glory for herself and each Christ mas was indeed a joyous season for every inmate of the White House from the humblest servant to the president Mrs Madison always invited many of her friends to these Christmas celebra tions and during the holiday week there was always one evening set apart for the entertainment of her lit tle friends the children After the British soldiers interrupted the morn ing breakfast at the White House and made a bonfire of the building the pres ident took up his residence in the noted Octagon house where they resided for about two years and then moved to a residence at the corner of Nineteenth street and Pennsylvania avenue In these tvyo houses Mrs Madison con tinued to dispense Christmas cheer but on a smaller scale French methods of cooking and sere tug dinners at the White House were inaugurated by Mrs James Monroe in t r 1 3 r ana uecome c executive ant along with the Christ Talerogue Although It Is a matter of history that in 1826 about a year after Joha Quincy Adams took the oath of office as president congress protested against a bill for billiard tables for the White House declaring billiard playing a species of gambling and alarming to the religious moral and the reflecting portion of the community PresidentlAdams was not a spendthrift and it was a difficult matter to get him to agree to Christmas celebrations He believed in great simplicity and econ omy controlled every action of his life even to wearing one hat for ten He was notably the shabbiest dressedIman that ever occupied the White House To celebrate Christmas after the New England style was sufficient for him and Santa Claus did not cut much of a figure during the four years of Mr Adams administration President Andrew Jackson during his two terms saw that Christmas was celebrated after the good old style of Tennessee Mrs Emily Donelson whose husband was the presidents firstjwasIwas of great assistance to him in the turbulent administration During the eight years the president left in thei4 hands of daughter all arrangements- for Christmas President Lincoln took a leading hand in all the holiday festivities When he entered the White House he oneIson died shortly after the assassina tion of his father Like her husband Mrs Lincoln believed in giving the nndIees of the White House regardless of color Washington Star The Only Exception The Suburbanite suppose the folks next door dont know we have a Christ mas tree The WifeWhat makes you thtjfk soThe SuburbaniteWell they havent sent In to borrow ItBrooklyn Life Sntat ndt The Merkid J f The pole where Santa has his shop Is now a wireless station t Andmessages which reach its top Arrive from all creation The other day one landed there That set the saint to guessing The merkid wants a Teddy bearl Good gracious how distressingI For this was what made Santa bh 1JTheBeneath the bounding ocean A mermaid fair a merman strong Whose habitat was water Had been merman and wife for long The merkid was their daughter sr4OldAnd muttered Jumpin jimneyl dont believe the mermans own A cubic foot of chimney BOON APPEARED UPON THE SCENE AMONG THE WAGGISH MEBMANS And yet simply must not fail The merkid without striving For just to see it wag its tail Would pay for miles of divingl The reindeer Would not leave their she And balked at ocean cruising It gives us mal de mer they said Our meals well all be losing So Santa took a submarine Hed borrowed from the Germans And soon appeared upon the scene Among the waggish mermans But when they saw the Teddy bear No fishlike tail was wagging The merkid and the merman pair Gave Santa Claus a ragging Their rage alas knew no restraint Toward Teddy and his maker They set the dogfish on the saint And called him nature fakirv Hooker Eaton inc vHarpert IEarle L t 7 tqtiW- r f 4 7uurv ir q THEM INCHESTER REWS tI BLINDFOLDED cA Mystery Story 1of San Francisco EY WALCOTTH OeP7r1ght the DobbsMerrill Cs Ai I had never heard this Interest Ing piece of information before I could not in strictness be said to have forgotten it XXIMakingYou really dont mean it said Lu ella severely and its very wrong to aay what you dont mean In society I asked blandly Im afraid youre a heretic Miss Knapp But were not in society not just now that is to say We e just friends talking together and youre not to say what you dont mean just for the sake vanityIfriends talking I looking up in her face I was seated on the footstool before her and it was very charming 1to look at her face so I stopped at Yes said Luella bending forward in her interest Before I could reply Mrs Knapps voice was in my ear and Mrs Knapps figure was in the archway of the al cove Oh you are here she said I thought I heard your voices Luella your father wants to see you a min rute And how do you do Mr Wil tonI greeted Mrs Knapp cordially though I wished that she had delayed 4er appearance and looked regretfully after Luella- I want to thank you for your hero- Ism the other evening she said Oh it was nothing I answeredt lightly Any one would have done the same Perhaps but none the less we are all very grateful If I had only sus pected that anything of the kind could have happened I should never have al lowed them to go I felt rebelliously glad that she had not suspected 11 blame myself for It all I bowed It was very careless of me Im afraid after all the warning you have had said Mrs Knapp But as it turned out no harm was done I said cheerfully TVI suppose so said Mrs Knapp ab ittntly Then she spoke with sudden vffttention Do you think your ene Fmiss followed you there- I was taken aback with the vision of the Wolf figure in the grimy passage a fiend in the intoxication of opi um and stammered for a reply My snakeeyed friend made himself a little familiar Im afraid I ad mittedIt dreadful that these dangers should follow you everywhere said Mrs Knapp with feeling You must be carefulI developed eyes in the back of my head I said smiling at her con cernI fear you need more than that Now tell me how it all happened just as you saw it Im afraid Luella was a little too hysterical to give a true ac count of it I gave her the story of the scene In the passage with a few judicious hardlyiKnapps appearance or a few other items that were more precinps to met than to anybody else When I had done Mrs Knapp sighed There must be an end of this someday she said I hope the day isnt far off I cgn fessed unless it should happen to be the day the coroner is called on to take a particular interest in my per son J Mrs Knapp shuddered Oh no nOnot that way Then after a pause she continued Would you not rather attack your dangers at once and have them over than to wait for them to seek you I felt a trifle uneasy at this speech There seemed to be a suggestion in it that I could end the whole matter by marching on my enemies and coming ItO decisive battle t wished I knew what she was hintflK at and how it was to be done befor I answered- I havent felt any particular dis position to hunt them up I confessed but if I could cut off all the heads of tithe hydra at once it would be worth i while Anything for peace and quiet you know Mrs Knapp smiled Well there Is no use challenging your fate There is no need for you tot act unless the boy is in danger Oh no none at all I replied un blushingly keptII hoped so devoutly and said as much After a few more words I took i advantage of the lull to excuse myself and make a dive into the next room where espied Luella Yes you may sit down here she said carelessly I want to be amused I was not at all certain that I was flattered to be considered amusing but I was willing to stay on any terms to we fell into animated conversation on nothing and everything In the midst of this entertaining situation I discovered that Mrs Knapp was watching us and her face showed no easy state of mind As I caught her minutef f J i 5 1ow L ExcMe me Miss Knapp but your mother would ltketo see you She and my wife have some conspiracy on handI was pleased to see that Luella did not take the interruption gratefully but she surrendered her place to Mr Carter who talked about the weather with a fertility of common places that excited my admiration But as even the weather has its limits as a subject of interest and the hour grew late I suppressed a yawn and sought the ladies to take my leave Oh must youtol said Luella ris ing And leaving Mrs Carter to her mother she walked with me to the ball as though she would speak with me t But once more alone with only the hum of voices from the receptionroom as company she fell silent and I could think of nothing to say Its very good of you to come she said hesitatingly My mind went back to that other evening when I had left the door in humiliation and bitterness of spirit Perhaps she too was thinking of the time Its much better of you to wish me to come I said with all my heart taking her hand Come on Saturday she said at last Im at your service at any time I murmured Dont she said Thats conven tional If you are to be conventional youre not to come And she laughed nervouslyI into her eyes and then on impulse stooped and kissed the hand I still held It was what I meant I said She snatched her hand away and t as she did so I saw in the dim light that hid the further end of the hall ON = sue tm AT tssr the figure of the Wolf massive dark threatening and my mind suppliedii with all the fires of passion and hate with which I had twice seen the face inflamedLuellas eyes grew large with won der and alarm as she caught on my face the reflection of the Wolfs com ing But as she turned to look the figure faded away without sound and there was only Mrs Knapp appearing in the doorwayand her alarm turned to amusementOh afraid you had gone said Mrs Knapp Would you mind Luella looking after the guests a minuteLuella bowed me a good night and was gone Oh Henry said Mrs Knapp I wanted to ask you about Mr Knapp Is your aid absolutely essential to his success I presume not though it would probably embarrass him somewhat if I should take ship for China before morningAs held in the bank securities worth nearly 3000000 I believed that L spoke within bounds- I suppose it would do no good to try to dissuade him from his plans It would take a bolder man than I said I with a smile at the audacity of IdeaMrs Knapp smiled sadly in re sponseDo you think Henry she asked hesitatingly do you think that Mr Knapp is quite himself My mind leaped at the recollection of the Wolf figure in the opium dens But I choked down the thought and replied calmly He certainly has a vigorous busi ness head on his shoulders ilwish you could tell me about his business affairs said Mrs Knapp wistfully But If know you wont You wouldnt think much of me if I did I said boldly- It would be right to tell me she said But 1 mustnt keep you stand Ing here Good night I walked down the steps and joined my waiting guards with a budget of new thought and feelings to examine The three days that followed Dodd ridge Knapp fought for the control of Qmega and the Decker syndicate fought as stubbornly for the same end I was forced to admire the fertility of resource displayed by the King of the Street He was carrying on the fight yith the smaller capital yet by his attack and defense he employed his resources to better result The weakness of the syndicate lay in Its bur den of Confidence and Crown Dia mond Doddridge Knapp had sold out his holdings of both at a handsome profit but so far from ceasing his sales of these stocks as I had expected he had only begun He sud denly developed into a most pro nouncedbear and sold both stocks for future delivery in great blocks He was cautious with Confidence but his assaults on Crown Diamond were ruthless Decker and his brokers stood gallantly to the defense of their threat Ta ened properties and pttght heavily Yet in spite of tlielletfo 4q buy everything that was Coffered Crown Diamond futures f llto 403025 and even 20 closing at the afternoon sess10nat20 But the King of the Street was less successful in his manipulations of Omega The speculating public as well as Decker and Company were reaching out for the stock and it was forced up 10 and 20 points at a time closing on Saturday afternoon at 325 This is merry war gasped Wall bridge at the close of the last session I wouldnt have missed this for five years of my life Doddridge Knapp is the boy for making the market hum when he takes the notion By George weve had a panic this week And last Monday I thought everything was dead too Doddridge Knapp ItI exclaimed Is he in this deal too Wallbridge looked at me in a little confusion and mopped his head with comical abandon Then he winked a most diabolical wink and chuckled Of course a secrets a secret but when the whole streets talking about it you cant exactly call it a close corporation secret he explained apologeticallyI Knapp at the office and confided to him the fact that the cat was out of the bag The King of the Street looked a little amused at the announcement Good Lord Wilton Where are your ears 1 he said The street had the whole story on Friday Decker was sure of It on Wednesday But I kept under cover long enough to get a good start and that was as much as I expected How do we stand now I asked I knew that our purchases had not been progressing very well Theres 500 shares to get said the King of the Street thoughtfully 53P r to be accurate Thats not a very promising out look I suggested remembering that we had secured only 400 shares in the whole days struggle Well therell be an earthquake in the street if we dont get them and maybe therell be one if we do Decker is likely to dump all his shares on the market the minute we win and it will be the devils own job to keep the bottom from falling out if he does The King of the Street then gave some brief directions To he rnnt1nl1f til A Poets Breakfast George Meredith and RossettI were to take up house together but it oc curred to the former tQ go and see what the house was like first He ar rived at goon Rossetti was not But on the table was his breakfast- slx eggs on as many slices of bacon The repast had been waiting some time The eggs were draining out their lifeblood on the coagulating bacon Rossetti came in In a gown otherwise just as he had got out of bed He sat down and devoured the plat like an ogre Meredith sent him a check for the quarters rent next day but he and the poet never kept house The Difficult Japanese Alphabet Japanese is not an easy language even tor the nativeborn subject of the mikado but it is very difficult of ac quirement by the westerner It takes a Japanese child seven years it is said to learn the essential parts of the Japanese alp bpt I f Why SiiitNicio1as By ROBERT DONNELL Copyright 1906 by American Prew Asao t ciatiorh l sometimesW name of the saint Until comparative SantChmsold saint comes down the chimney depositsIhind for his and proper time is Dec 5 that being the eve of St Nicholas day Just how Nicholas got to be the Christmas eve saint is not altogether clear but those icon oclasts who dig Jnto ancient matters are probing this secret They have discovered or claim to have discovered that the Christmas eve Santa belingYorkIn the saints calendar Dec 6 is St Nicholas day Nicholas was bishop of Myra in Lycia He is believed to have lived under the Emperors Die paItravelers merchants and children Rich maidens of course are also quite willing to acknowledge him when he comes along with diamond dog col larsnecklaces and tiaras Before the great religious reformation the custom of giving presents on St Nicholas eve was general throughout Christian Europe When the worship of the saints was abolished the prac tice died out in England where for about three centuries St Nicholas fall ed to visit households on the evening goodIeven in infancy as a particularly good and pious child Therefore his visits are not made to bad childrenonly to those whose parents can vouch for their good bfhavior during the previous year In Austria Holland and Poland St Nicholas eve is still observed Good children get presents secretly left in their shoes placed upon the hearth stone for the purpose or in their stockings hung from the mantel When NewYorh wits settledby Hollander fjarfc Tere Santa domes LOOKING POE SANTA craws dressing together the devout Dutchmen brought over to America their religious customs not forgetting that of St Nicholas eve In old New Amsterdam the saint made his visits the night of Dec 5 St Nich olas daY being celebrated by the settlers as a holiday In time the Dutch were supplanted by the English New Amsterdam became New York and the old St Nicholas eve gift giving custom was reintroduced into England from New York But in England the custom of giftinaking on Christmas eve had grown up There was however no Santa Claus ceremony Gifts were made outright and without secrecy When St Nicholas sailed back to England there was 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FEW SUGGESTIONS mm A Desk r A Leather Rocker A Couch A Center Table I A Picture Library Table Mirror Sideboard Rug Vlf The liargest Selection of French China Plates and Cut Glass in the city l3 Off regular price IVV Con while the stock is complete r II uify I HENRY H FurnitureUndertaking III m m m mm m mmm m mm mmm m mli Beware of Impure Candies and Nutsi 1When you are ready do your Xmas buying consider it costs flck more buy the best and we pride ourselves upon the cleanliness- purityapjd of our entufe stock for instance the 2 solid tons of dY which we have on display We guarantee every piece be in p strict compliance with the Pure Food Law Our fine line of Fancy Box Candy this yea far superior than ever before and you could make no better selection for a most Xmas present foryour wife or sweetheart TRADE A THE STORE WHERE POLITENESS ANS PROMPTNESS PREDOMINATES iStokely and Rousavall Jl Gift From Santa standard for all that is gxcellent iris everything fiat is r pertaining to rses and horse goods Weare offeringspecial gribesron all goods for the fiblidays Give us a call and be convinced I iJ r J fft trMATT JN I The HoosierIsA t StepSaver OME kitchen cabinets are storage Scupboardsg odfor that but nothing else A The Hoosier is SaTian thatit is a step saver groups everything needed preparing meal In one compact cabinet ocan it near the range aasdvfall unneces sary steps Jt Wouldnt you likel o v know more a about it t HENRY EtfHAiL FURNITURE UNDERTAKfefr 7 i 1j t t 7f 1ilIi j tirrr jt 4 A A Hall A Bookcase A 4 A to to to is attractive V in of aset of Double Or Single Harness Saddle suitable for either Lady or Gentle man is sure to be particu ly pleasing to a lover and owner of horses especially when they come from BEANS whose name is a Selz Shoes are made of genuine leather they are not cheapened by the usual frauds iEvery Shoe r is guaranteed We sell them FRIEDMAN 114N Main Winchester Ky sA COLLECTION OF PLATES WE WILL GIVE YOU A 25 PERCENT DISCOUNT on plates making an oportunitj for you to get a few for your collection V C H BOWEN 12143t t I r- i Hoosier Kitchen Cabinet DiningRoom Chairs r Metal Bed GlassMorris Chair xz z9 rvzttZi Mx i9 9 i9ri99ri IThe Holiday Season attractive Staircases scotings when decorated Christmas signs like holly mistletoe is truly the house beuatiful if woodwork is furnished by P SCOBEE COINCORPORATED Christmas Gifts THE HISTORY OF- WINCHESTER KENTUCKY SHOWS THAT Barrett the Photographer is now giving the largest values in his popular priced photographs EVER KNOWN IN THIS CITY BETTER AND STILL BETTER His new Lens just installed cuts the finest face work that he has ever madeCLEAR CLEAN AND STRONG with that soft mellow effectso pleasing in pictures People who know a good picture when they see it are stating volun tarily that Barrett makes as good face work in his ohotos as anyone in the city and it does not take all of your money either to buy them WHAT PROOFTEST IT is his answer YOUR OLD PICTURES ENLARGED Fine portrait wprk guaranteed and the largest variety of portrait frames at positively the greatest bargains in prices ever known in GOOD OLD WINCHESTER Call and be convinced ft Bar retts 22 North Main street CHURCH OF CHRIST Elder T Q Martin of Bowling Green Ky will preach at the Church of Christ next Lords Day at 11 a m and 715 p m Born December 14th to Mr and Mis Hardin Hopper a boy weight 9 poundsIMr and Mrs Jeff Ratliffe of Sliarpsburg are visiting Mrs Lou Ratliffe Do Your Christmas Shopping Early and in the Morning l L t Chiffonier PedestalDining Table Sewing Mocker Dinner Set is a happy one for all particularly in the pret ty and homes that are finished indoors and out with our perfect and artistic mill work wain mantels ar ches panels stairways etc look doublv pretty with the etc It the us R SON THE DEVILt- he Dramatic Sensation of theI age will be presented next Tuesday Dec 15 at the Winchester Opera House The Play That Has Made the Entire Country Talk NEW YORKS GREA TEST UCCESSI 4 5he 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our branch office at Winchester No 60 N Maple street DOUGLASS EMPLOYMENTAGENCY 1281mo FOR SALE Soda fountain in good condition easy terms Buy now fos spring delivery and save mon ey Postoffice box 286 Louisville Kentucky 128911151618 LOSTAt Postoffice December 13 key ring containing postoffice key Brass desk key and other keys Returpto C E SMITH1214tf FOR RENTAnew flat of four rooms Hardwood finish Bath gas and water DR GLENMORE COMBS 1214tf FOR RENTHouse on Magnolias eet Apply to SARAH CRAIG 128fit FOR SALEFeather bed and two pillows MRS G W WEST 120 E Fairfax street 12151t i pounds scrapWANTED150000 iron in thirty days also 1000piec es fur will pay highest price J W KLSLE Maple street 12i26t FOR RENTHouse on corner Lex= ington avenue and Maple street Apply AJ EARP 127tf FOR SALEEdison Standard phon graph large horn andsupport and about 50 records In perfect condition JOHN S KING 48 Wirfn avenue l42rit W Iigithousekeeping Apply at this office 125tf WANTEDBoarders one or two rooms with 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Winchester incorporated is giv1nght1 rk and better prices on Castings of all kinV Coal and Lumber Cars CLement Clams tJ Gas Furnaces I and Structural Steelt than any similar institution in Kentucky i t Fr G CORNELL Genltan ger i r f N 1 ti ir 4 tN L