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East Coast advocate
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Title: East Coast advocate
Physical Description: 3 v. : ;
Language: English
Publisher: s.n.
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Place of Publication: Titusville Fla
Creation Date: December 27, 1907
Publication Date: -1891
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Titusville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Brevard County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Brevard -- Titusville
Coordinates: 28.591111 x -80.82 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 15, 1890.
Dates or Sequential Designation: -v. 3, no. 14 (Nov. 13, 1891).
General Note: W.S. Graham, editor.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 2 (Aug. 22, 1890).
Funding: Funded by NEH in support of the National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP), NEH Award Number: PJ-50006-05
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i Supplement to the EAST COAST IlDVOeilTB.CIIKISTMAS .

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1907. TITl'SMLLK, FLA., DKOKMHKK: 25, 11)07.;) NE\V YEAH, 1908.Cbaeara'&gJBizrxny' .

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'<.: -Near by is' another small altar ornamented .
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; with light and silken draper ]

___ Ira It Is the chapel of the Manger f
built upon the spot where the. manger
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food. Here the Infant Savior, wraptIn

I r; tirr swaddling clothes was laid. As
the genuine manger was carried to rr

Rome, a'marblncno bOW le seen wherea I

wax Image of the Infant lies upon/ a

+ pallet of straw.

We turn from here to another nltar
v
more richly ornamented and draped

with silk and velvet curtain The 1 1S1"

soft rays from golden lam 111I above

flood the shrine with a glorious light

awing near Wit see a large silver

star ft in the marble floor beneath

the low arch of the marble altar, and

with awe and wonderment read upon

the pavement this inscription "Hlo d*
;k, i iI
Virgins Maria Jesus Chrism natu

eat." Here Jesus Christ was born of

the Virgin Mary)

How your heart leaps with JoY'. I

you find yourself at thl* sacred spot yl ftAs.

It where Christ the Lord was born.lt

an irresistible impulse you full upo
your knee and prostrate In the rad: I

ance of these golden lamps, and la the Mfr A

quiet I peace of this hallowed spat you
think of that llrst Christmas night

: when Mary and Joseph sought aholte
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within this (cave where her days ba-

lug accomplished, she gave birth to ir4. ,
gHTJZS, Qjeorro C11"rx'1YIAe the Savior of mankind. 1 1;;

-- Hrt i 4f4

THE FESTIVAL OF THE NATIVITY

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itftFelieinU Was Observed History st of Very Church.Early Tim I In / (,



The festival of Christmas was observed

at a very early period in the

church a* Indeed It could hardly bit

be; for that which brought tbe Joy (It

angels within reach of men's ear CHRIST AS A YOU NO. MAN.
could not but have been devoutly and Vrom Painting t>x. Hortroa I -J
joyously remembered by Christianayear ti
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by year when they came fully to 1
understand the greatness of the event I songs. Moving slowly atone til* furrow

11 !I It Is most fit that tha season so markedout The World's ZMost HeroicFigure. DurnM. found his rausla. In all !I

0 r e- by angels by song of joy, such a. axes the crook and tha plow bare

had not been beard on earth since the united work, and health, to reflection

creation should also be J fan ffnl( p*tM Hint and genius,
observed: a* a > i I
announced to thorn the glad tidingsof Looks Like Fortress.The !
tbe Savior's birth. Leaving the I time of festive gladness by the church, if

roadside and crossing over to "the outside of the church looks likea and in the social life of Christians OMB biographies of heroes f,

field of the ihepherds" one looks about fortress with Its high stone walls Christ HlmooJf Instituted this festival are long and yet they leave Blessings to the World {nCltrist

the peaceful valley and beholds sheep A little door leads Into the church, when lie sanctified the day by then S the central figure a vague 'J BirthS .

e feeding there upon the grassy 'Blo eland which Is divided Into three sections, first reveaypg Ills human nature tu and shadowy form Tbe memorabilia t
youthful shepherds still watching belonging to tbe Latins. Greeks and the eye of mankind. The holy angela of Jesus are short hews eMIII.O/,... :
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,. Armenians Tbe first section of the witnessed to Its separation forever alI t
their flocks as the shepherds did In and yet we know him as we
3 the time of Christ. church Is the Greek Basilica. Here day of days when tbey proclaimedthe know a familiar friend of yesterday. un BAV1011 came down from I :

Near the field of the shepherds lathe two rows of marble pillars support glory that was then offered to God From his feature not one line 1. lack- O heaven to shed light on that \

field of Don, where Ruth went the roof and divide the nave Into two In the highest by the restoration of Ins, Ills flower like childhood, the Illimitable world which Ices :

forth to glean and where Boss fell In alile These pillars are said to have perfect manhood In the virgin-born purity of his youth, the majesty and beyond the tomb and to reveal

love with her, It was from this unionof been taken from the temple of Solomon Jesus, and the peace that was brought beauty of his Increasing manhood, the ; r; to, u* a new life which
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Doaz and Ruth that the ancestorsof Along the walli are trace of among men on earth through the reunion atmosphere ot character that be carried I begin with deiUlh lie has ,
of their nature to Cod
& iWI'4 David and Christ sprung With the ancient mosaics -all, all are fully known. StandIng mad known tu u. our origin and d-
It Is to tbe nativity of Lord
mind thus awakened by these historic Tbere are two entrance leadingto our that on the hilltop we look down upon tiny and the means of attaining It. j ;
all the of the Ulbla the
7 F spots, one journeys along to tbe the grotto, one by a marble staircase center pages which point a* a populous valley holding In Its lap lie baa brought not only Ught to our j ";

r gateway leading Into the town. near the choir In the Greek section on turn everything there recorded shining towns and cities, and from the Intellects,. but also peace t" our heart, t' !, '"

Bethlehem has about 6000 Inhabitants of the church and tbe other from mount we look down across the careerof that peace which spring from the
the Latin section which Is known aa Jesus bright with parables sparkling knowledge of the truth nod the bop
s The streets are narrow poorly Spreading Olor)'. ,\
tbe church of St Catherine with deeds of mercy glorious with of the ..tnndllle.
with scarcely a level stretch Christmas thought and affections!
4 paved, Some few years ago this church of wonder words and works. Once none ll. has given b !n.i ct4 vn t* U. }
anywhere while low-sized houses of make our spirits a land of the unsetting ,
St. Catherine was enlarged and handsomely IU little but that Jesus was less la home by proclaiming the natty **u o" ,
a ,
line both sides of the streetsThe sun Its brightness and Its
stcne ;
r} fitted up by the emperor of honor; now none so exalted ai singer tlty and tli. IndUsuliiblIJty of marstage. '1
lower floor of of the houses warmth spreading softened
many a glory .
Austria. scientist, reformer, artist, poet, but The wire Is no loutiut the slave. ,..t
booth or workshop, all the world.
Is used for a over -Cunningham
Descending the grotto, one Is reminded that h* seek to borrow new fame by but the partner of her husband; abs
where natives are principally engagedIn of of the catacombs in passing, Oelke. linking his name with one whose star I. no longer a tenant at will, but the '

making rosaries or trinkets with lighted tapers through this dark ha ('lImbedlenlthward Into a solitary tnUtross. of her household abe Is no p,

ft. pearl, coral and olive wood. and winding cave to the various preeminence longer confronted by a uaurplnc rival t
The Inhabitants are for the most iitwz but she la tbe of th.
shrines and tombs hewn out of the In the republic every citizen I I. one undisputed. queen h
Field of the Shepardi, Bethlehem.T part Christians They are bright appearing sides domestic kingdom. '
eighty millionth of a king. In tbe civilization
neatly dressed and more favorably The longer at the .
aged
area a
poor
.
in Limestone. Alfred Donal) of today every leader who t
Grotto
THIS Reason of the Impress one than tbe people of mercy of hoartloss uutsl***. Tbey are
has conquered the love of the generation
year, the Christian world' Jerusalem It I I. said that the bloodof not cast aside like worn-out machine., 't
The grotto Is formed In a ridge of 11 Ql$ Ptlall aldlsUcil S$ bit b* baa served I I. one fraction of a .
A reverently turn to tbe lit. the crusaders flows In the veins of soft limestone and f Is 39 feet long and the Christ life, and ba* borrowed bl.Ipplrallon Their life Is sacred like that of lav

tie town of Bethlehem and many of the Inhabitants from ten to twelve feet wide. It la and Ideal from the carpenter fats, and they are i.oinfortab pro.. t + I

lovingly recall tbe tory paved with stone flags, and the walls Son More wonderful tbau all aided for In institutions now spread, ( j
the Rock. *
The Cave in f
$ of the Savior' bIrth as let are covered with white marble else is his unfolding perfection In throughout Christendom. '. \ '

v, ; forth In the simple yet Passing through the narrow streets Turning to the right we enter passageway general perfection moans the purgetion The tender and compassionate spirit) "

'' beautiful language of the we finally come to tbe church of the to the altar of St. Euseblus Ro ljgiS+ of imperfections. Slowly some of Christ has canned orphan asylum* j ': .

gospel narrative. In spirit Nativity.It of Cremona which la built over his brood 'tr Ibt'If> ltd doglala, ThorwalJsen rubs off a speck of roar- and hospitals to spring up and bloom 'i ,

let us go over to Bethlehem was here that the Inn stood where tomb. lie was a friend of St Jerome, :! ole dust here and '.sandpaper the ml- In awry land. There la no &>bale of !!I 1! I(
Dtpolo l't mdr1
and view the place human misery and autferlog that dOlllloI .'
footsore and weary, and cane to aid him In the foundingof
: Mary and Joseph, nute roughness there. Slowly, with
where Christ the Lord was i not find solace aad relief in these i i vktablisbments
tgra after their long Journey sought for a monastery at Bethlehem lie F Ir aackflt rtlpa here a stroke and there a stroke the I

lodgings' but "there was no room for afterward became the superior of It, 1 a laalpbt, artist carries his canvas toward Ideal I ;
'
Bethlehem I I. situated about six them" They were obliged to soak elsewhere and died In 422 A. D beauty. With Infinite erasures and laerllneatlons Human slavery has at last, melted : 1 '

( Wlei south of Jerusalem. Starting for some resting place. The We next come to tb. chapel of the ti ado, the poet polishes his per. away before the affulgen* rays uf til** f I h,
from Jerusalem the gospel. To borrow with a slight para! \ \ ,
the Jaffa \
by gate
chalk-hill* of Judea are honeycombedwith Tombs tttni fist *a tlldbf, test verse. Success Is the residuum '
Burney II over a rough and hilly Innumerable caves' One of these On the east side Is an altar, bene.lhwblch left after a thousand artistic failures, phrase the worda of a distinguish t
I ntry road amid that awaken the tombs of St. Paula tk of1t writer, we can. say with truth )bad e 1
It scene excavations close by the Inn, was are and With God It Is otherwise. All his .
the mind reverent memorteil used as a shelter for such beast as St. Euitochlum,, her daughter. Tbey 4b jc1rr weetbrtar has to do Is to unroll 80 a slave stands redeemed, regenerated j
and disenthralled ha 'f"
l nil the soul with loving emo- could not ac descendants of tb. Oraccl and as soon us nliuM
of the Inn were itplir.ziballtrtGtt
stables Elpa It with Jesus lie unfolded each
the waa
toss '
its foot on the sacred soil of Chrlatno-,
| Along thl. road Christ ;
teD very commodate. Mary and Joseph were Sclplos, and bad come to Bethlehem to acuity as a rose lie petals. Lo, there doss. oj
ilke(1'( and here and there at this themselves to the service of .
shelter m grotto devote
I turns of the road are places which served as Ood They distributed their wealth to Ilfi WWI p1b apglWW :
etraw And ba
amid the to be taken yet
Here away grewn
"lOclaled &hor. Judged by Us standard, oj
emery
l I wing with some Interesting and bedding for the beasts, far from all tbe poor, aided St. Jerome to build ttcttd Ik jt ftA wladom. By experience, by work honest employment Is honorably bow '"' ,

*>Ple of event ,In the history of the assistance, on a cold winter night. monasteries, and studied the holy Oalvi rovlEffl! / by travel l and conversation ba gathered menial soever It may be. !,

Chon! IsraeL On the weat. Is the Mary the virgin mother gave birth to scriptures under him. IIaffb1 knowledge about the fields, the I Christianity has teen a peacemaker h
valley where Solomon wa Savior Retracing our steps to the entranceof woods, the sea the sky, about men
eJo1l'DI'd the Infant to the nations. My her benelb. at laluence "
and on the southeast I II the all cbapel of Tombs, w. com next
beyond this Also what
This cave II I established tools and events. we Dev.rwould she has made wars. ,. tar leas "
ltt.7 of Illnllora. where nearby, in the place where Christ was to the altar of tbe Innocent Tradition lave, dared to say the word ofOod .'
field doubt as $ flat tea away frequent than they used to I he uude/:
l ("' of R Phalm King David de- born. From the earliest time Christians relate that her many of the aay, JIll memorabilia declar_ pagan retime

But'eathePMii.tlne.. have always kept sacred this mothers of Bethlehem hid themselves w d / Roots h. art-it In favor with Ood" God' Let us not grow. weary ot the slur F 4

JIa'ld'l a short distance from King particular spot st. Justin martyr from the soldiers oT Herod, but were A ghat t f l lr'' ,, onfldenc and love were Increasing I tary restraints of Christian life. Lee
wan Bethlehem greet the eye. about 100 years after discovered and tbelr children slain vents, marching: steadily toward the t
re born In Palestine u' not east wistful glances towardCgypt
doreiy I clustered hill it stands with Its Christ peaks of this cave, and the Continuing along w* are shown a lint' 1 ibk door day when the vole was beard whispering from whose bond we barn. r

|,aI', !III bouse of white philosopher Celsus. writing A. small altar known as the chapel of St. )NTolt b / laadbt Thou art my lloloved Son. In boon rescued nor long ,er Its flesh.pots. 1\

teeming maM walls and towers D.pagan 150. also knew of It. The emperor Joseph, which, commemorate the Cold Mt whom I am I.t pleased.' And tbla'inessaia Let us glory In ear ChriaU.4
11Io forth in the brightness of the Hadrian about 137 A. D. In order to place where St Joseph was warnedIn I I' on the loner ear was heritage; and above sit, let u* aot "

l''U1? sun. while Wow a rich the Christians away from It. a dream' to See Into Egypt Over Iron kttitdw r the 1 bliss of his solitude and the reward be guilty of the mockery of loadlnc f
l With its green grass. olive tree* keep and tbe altar It an oil painting represent- tit his work. ""
there
ad vine, erected a itatue of Adonis ol and Ii Ig, pagan lives while making pro("**loi
I* .'III' l ardi reaching up In terrace Idol worship In the cavern lag the flight Into Egypt.Chapel 1 r It wo can trust our analysis of the of Christianity rccallUa to mint what

iuwmlt of the bill.1hOrlouharrmsems. established Constantine removed in the Manger. gill Igidn pbl, UagBlflcat of Mary, his mother warn ba apostle said to oar genUte fore I
Q The emperor 'a the most glUed Intellect of her time.
and erected over the cave a aaOlfl fathers. "Ye were one d&rlllllU: ; but r e
the Idol through a narrow doorway, No spring rUes higher than its source,
330 A. D. At different Passing or light In the Lord. \\irx aa: the '
..: the to hang church about then the church has I we observe a round bole In the ground b Ibt lyd I IDi and Mary tile singer explains the children of light."

\it town II one look at It from periods since and renovated, where, tradition states, a miraculous sweetness of the songin that far off
POint enlarged
kthlehem end reflect that this '. been rebuilt, Itncture. fountain burnt forth for the use of tile era the Sabbath with It* hour wait- CHRISTMAEN1MENTS.' ,"' I
I04 : where Ruth and foci llr- until we Bud the present belonging Holy Tamlly From her we now enter coed by prayer 'and perfumed with :

c and lovei). where Jeae and David with Its different Greek sections and Armenian the crypt of the nativity, where golden I aspiration lent richness to bl* mind The real aplrit of Christmas la glr.lot. I '.
'
rOOd v11 vhere Christ the OB of to. the Latin. to the lamps shed a soft and brilliant light Ws. IM Inl iia and heart, not gettUn. ;'

faee ts'ro What a feeling or Joy rite*. The withhelarge squarechurch upon the various shrines With **. Often It U said that his handicraft A* you would for mea, do unto yon a
over
III one a. drawing nearer I. paved> the niIn. of logs of reverence and devout faith w. e wa against\ Jiu Not so. Ills needs du.y* even eo to 'them! '
to"n aide Ire 1
k,11 IItte: Ie paMet with thl" stones and oa the the former approach and look with wonder upon were few Ills work was In the open Love la the all In all of life! It : i

and! valley co.ere4 olive old column where d. TW atria' the little chapel of the Magi. Hr N a1M kne; air. Seediest over the plow. Cinclu- conquer "'t"t /u conquer )".Iou.,. It ryOoacaaquar. : '" ,

'its ku *7wi1.ni". 'ancl II shown of that basilica .to used .1 a marketplace with gifts of gold frankincense, aadmyrrh. lokka lildgyt.ImsT' skates me41id his laws Tending wv, H co.IlUUtn. wriiuil. It -' .. "
kg"I" the h Phrd*" where yard Is frequently gtb.r to sell t. wto* 'IIMD from ti* east [ his ,flock. OarM wrouu oat bra Qgtfa IV.I 1+ '. ,,;'
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1 011 'PPesred 'to the lowly Illepo where the native I belt and lord U* newborn Kla*. t ..1,.
the
4ra Christmas sight sa4 thalr ware rdt"

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/ ,1 to tne 'wl dow farthest from the stet:

: I ''t I { I tnotler aid, placed thp lamp .u on''. It.

#. f : 1 1oJ I It' Then see :got
: : t'; :; ; t'f! i ( store of letter paper that had\ to
be brought to her from 6* miles away
:It
t '-. like the rest of the supplies, and the

,! elum r' shears, and began to make
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paper dolls

Clip, clip, went the big shears. That 6" It a v
and the'rustle1 tot the paver were the

only sound to be heard. Gradually she

realized, that the howling of the wind

had ceased and'the blizzard had gone

down. er
"
LlUfe's words kept repeating themselves -

sleepily in ber-tired brain. "A

light' load. Surely this Christmas

City' would 'be light enough for Santa

t 11/7 Cltyua to' take anywhere. Clip clip,

I wept the shears, and wonderful crew
tion1\ fell from Hattla's hands There
n+M,6r ,M r r wai a father with'a miniature newspaper

1\ spread out before hIm There ,

) was a mother with a baby In her arms

',I-I' j'' ?J.oj(< t and another In a tiny paper cradle at
""I I,I: her feet. 'There were brothers and (
I
slaters.
:" ,,j Snip-snip-Her bands went slower
,\ 1.I I and slower until the last of the paper :
family trailed off Into aimless cur, I

i ting. Then Hattle's weary' bead sank I
: down on the table and Hattie was

I I asleep.l Asleep and dreaming of Mark, p
In thq 'daytime she could keep the

thought of him away from her with

fierce determination. In the night it

would come, She was dreaming and
IaMr.
Bho- knew It. She had dreamed of

him too often not to know. And In

her; dream the, ,door burst open and
Mark stood before tier. Of course it .,

l a DOi ccifld noL be real Or, rather It was

a dream of Mark's ghost all deathly

white. lint even Mark's ghost was

welcome There could not be any

harm in embracing a ghost In a

/ dream. She threw. her arms around his
.ur.r a u.r..a

i A e #:::: : neck Hut-this "was no dream It was too

solid and /It was .100"cold. It Will a IEw a;; I

real man who stood before her, bo-
numbed with cold, and covered' with

snow front head to toot. ..

iJI \ In A flash she came oat of her I There was a .w>ldchorus, ot( recognition headed There was a grating noise
I dream. It was1" well fpr Mark: that I
the
when he app ared.,betweeri the outside window--4he! noise of
.-_ she wai Just what! she was, and that
I dingy green ,cu"Ina.hat: slid along ; some _one slipping a knife through
: .be knew' what to do. She broughtthe a rail "Jimmy! fjimmyl"! .."'V.nt ',> lharamQ to press; back' the catch.

great ,tub ;rot meltt"M.anow-water, any one' to run your cribs' Jimmy rimmy struggled to; move, but his
) cut off the frozen footwear and mittens limbs : wriggled little: lie
DAD Ile' "Yer might give .us eoniethlnk :iflm- 'obly : a
a/ 4nd'"plunged his fee>t'and hands my?" He beard x117 these [greetings,, tried, to,, feho'ut, but no sound came
In It. She rubbed his face with snow.
and a dozen, (mote\ :J { The shuttercame open with a
She made hot coffee: Meaning the :
bead'anlereturiled Black within.
He aMok' hie Ao crash.aoct:1J1II stepped
g ,: forethought that had kept the kettle his seat, He certainly;diet feel 111. :The abort; Jagged' knife that ho had
filled with'
boiling water for'the sIckwoman's
and he seemed to lose things, for a opened'the window with was still In
utie-and forced him ((0 drink'It. '
"" CoprrtfW Iv Unrtarwoo q Unfcnm. few minute Ontil Dm' Blkki cameinfor' his hand; .and Banta Claus seemed
Little by'little r, i three,.1lttle .toys Bill was Jaunting Jimmy. "You're.given them
came back to him' and Incoherent
words looked up to In' the alley as a man my toys'he said.. "I'll give him your

,who did, "big jobs," and the Blacks money""
"Started-with Craver. He
:Ranted were generally reckoned well-to-do; Jimmy closed his eyes to escape
-to .ee-bll WIfe, r wanted' "to
see
but Bill's transactions hadn't been the sight of( the knife, but be felt
-you. Billiard came up. Lost our very profitable .lately and he had to Black looking at him. Then to bis
way. Dug a hole In the snow and
be careful, because.he knew that the surprise, he went away Into the
stayed two night. Went long while
atilt police had their eye'on hlia :So they shop Jimmy heard a noise of un
You'd' better' make .up' yourI11lud .own. Her qullta-were all quilted her -and came to Smith's farm. '' Cravertoo ,
not to get 'Christinas'pres. store of household goods was ready? were hard up like the rest, barring,and unlocking. Then be felt
any frozen <
badly : o 'go on. Will be '
.M r-SA TAs""l: evils this year, LI 111 e, You wonrdift But a: coldness had come between 'all right after awhile, but couldn't go "Found t the long stockln', Jlmmyl," a cool band on his pulse.

? .want,, dear old.Santa' Claus frozen. ,to them,: and. Marie had' gone: away: on then Wanted to like fury. Smith he asked, casually, 'when he had I, 'Collapse/1,: a; pleasant voice said."It's ".
taken the I lucky weweren't an' hour later
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daath. ,"back east where girls were plenty. had to bold him back. Good thing toys
1 "No; of course not ttut, papA goes Since then she> had been learning to 'lie couldn't have 'come on his frozen "No*' said Jimmy. "And 'If I hadIt Jimmy opened his eyes and saw tbe

LIGHT out on the prairie Why shouldn'l lire without him and It was a bitter feet. I-came on-alone. Got I lost 'u'd be at the lawyer's., Hill, an' doctor and Black bending over him.

Santa Claus Don't you think he could lesson.. True she did not speak of again Been lost all day. Pretty near don't yer make -no mistake" "I've been playln' at Santa Claus

n LOAD get here with a light load You It, not L even to her best friends, but -gave out Thought I'd have-to Bill growled under his breath. "If matey" Black said. "We Judged yer

"y t know, when we came,.we got stuck In ,the ache was always there. give up. So dark and cold. Saw- yer didn't look half dead I'd knock was pretty bad not to answer the
the sloughs lots of times and papa Her work was done at last. She your' light when wind went down. yer head orf, yer young hound" he knockln', so I got 1ft. Hare nice toys

i; unloaded the warpn'and got It across had time to'look at little Llllle slumbering Came to-you." said. "Inslnywaltln' against an honest them was yer- gave my young 'uns.

\ is _,1 BERTH E.!BUSH. I 'empty. Don't.you think Santa Claus In' her low trundle-bed with The words might be Jerky and disjointed man. Goln' to offer to ,,do any think fudged yer was pretty bad, so I
:' lqj 'I I could do that her stocking spread out trustingly on fer yer the missus was, wot I'll soon fetched 'em." -'
but Hattie
", ,. I I ..........................,.......,......,...-..J "Yes. he shall" said }HatUe, with the pillow beside her. Now waa the never words, sounded understood sweeter it and put a stop to DOW" pill Blacklooked at the lire

I ((o)uprrla441Y1rYJwalahA.P ''-_,) .determination. time for Santa Claus to come. But "Santa Claus did come In the I He gave Jimmy a ferocious scowl thoughtfully, and repeated to himself-
'' She was only the hired girl who had the sick mother was too 111 and broken night as he went'out, and Jimmy resolved "Kara nice toys." Then he carried
: : JT mamma, Santa Claus can chirruped Lillie "I saw him. He
,
) come In friendly pioneer Taahloa to with anxiety to be bothered. There was that If ha found the stocking be Timmy upstairs and helped the doc
:!, J 1!{ go anywhere; where there I. help the settler's wlte'through her was nobody to Oil that stocking but all white. And he brought me would take It to the lawyer at once. ton put him to bed. He was wonderfully

i'l: snow Ha has his sleigh, sickness; but to tho Inmates of the Hattie and nothing to fill It with ex She held up the precious paper thIS.1, He went,, to'the door and faced a ,gentle In handling Jimmy.
;j-ou ,iknow. And there- is snow here little cabin she what her Irl'. wit might devise. family '
was a ministering cept crowd of excited faces that ranged :Mrs Black: 'Wal gentler still with
plenty! of snow J. Strong and faithful eM. She was tired. All day she "Aren't they lubbly, I fought he '
.IIC and very In rows from the frontof the shop Jimmy while sh. nursed him 'and he'ggtw'yery
Tho sick woman, lylntr'ooo :the bed 1a 'drat,' ah angel could hardly have had been battling against storm and could get.ffoo'with a light load." right across the alley. fpnd.-of her. Bill and

'Ii' the'little pioneer cabin; looked at the dome more In that prairie home Yet 'sickness doinga woman's work and Then'another thought came to ber."Dut "Jimmy! they cried. "Give us ydune- Dill; were looking, 'after the'

li white whirl of flakes that shut out all be did not look In the least like an a roan's. too. Now she must 'do Santa .be. didn't bring| anyflng to somethinkt Yer might .rlmm.1'! and doing ",very fair"
shoph said ,
;
; ; but :the gray daylight from $the little angel as she put on the' pioneer' old Claus' ''work: "Was ver. Santa you. Hattle. That's too bad." Jimmy always said afterward that and she hoped* he'd take young Bill-

/ windows and shsddered. Yes, there 'caP' and coat, tied a red woolen searl Claus so sleepy? Ob, what :wpuld aha "No, no, it's as good as it could be." he only did because he thought.be In the business
I't: was '| lent, of stew To' could not : monad her> neck' drew old; stockingsover not give to throw) herself on.the bed Hattie laughed.out In 'pure Joy. >'He ,was dying, and the toys would, be,no and smiled feebly
1" ,.' Jimmy nodded,
.., nee even the dlmneet outline'of\ any !' her shoes and floundered out dressed as she was, and sleep?. Cut brought me the one thing I wanted him and : '
use tq the 'pains lu bla feebly Just then
aT -ha did everything
( t r, : thing {ithat was teat net away -AndrT1 Ibraagh the:drifts stout nd'rosy In there was no; time for that Santa most In ,the world. And I shall be' heart "drawed him out of himself" ..rand promlsedV take young hut

jie: wind to do .the''.bores for the Claus mast come to the waiting thankful to him eyery.day I .llvei for lie tried to speak, but his ,voice was and said ,he made no. i doubt'' they'd
night*' :Not a glimpse of the Dear'bY' She knew ..that .In .a .little If f had not kept mylamp burning In
only a whisper.: : .'Bovhe beckonelQ' do well} but In his heart be was
very
; IULTB could: be obtained from the cabin rick woman would'route again Cblld'i the' window while, I was working
a big boy and whispered to him; and worried 'about the bOllnelLTbree
door. Hattie tied a long rope to the need her.. BotH and wearily I mean. waiting ,for him-Mark:, would the' stood "
boy' cams
the
up .on doorstep, weeks later. Jimmy
dour knob and carefally held the outer ed the- one little,drop-leaf: .table :not. have found the way" and shouted to the ciowdr "Jlmmy's'goln' 'downstair: to, the' ,shop parlor and
sad as she walked toward IU
lN I!" She :palled''''down 'hay -and fed the --r--- --.c-r to give yer a toy. pach. Jim- the' flrsti. thing' he noticed was that
the man
from
Santa Claus was
--gone
m.The
stock and milked.' Sb. 'brought rout
big boy went sprawling before telpiece., ''He'was.rery' weak and he
full of the
watershe
now
pall tad
Ii the crowd that swayed and struggledIn few tears coming
not a
E' 'molted !. the big wash boiler for ,could help
'theu to drlDShe\ brought in a and Jimmy was driven' "back to the lo his eyes; but be had Crushed thorn

great supply''Of fuel and 'made y' counter. away before Bill cam In.
enry.hIDII" ,ie, wC ,
'outdoors 'ami In'assnugand Women came In to plead'for'thelt "Peel all right boy:"' mil asked
babies at home 'Boys and'girl.. "Pretty
Bin Jimmy said
"Yes. ,
cheery as possible, Then she cooked
f
came In to remind him of their, broth fair. '
9t1E the snp|>ei -that did not take long '
'for there was little to 1 cook-and en and sitters., By nine o'clock he "Seems strange down here don'tIU"

waaaed lip the'dishes and cared for had given to every' 'small InhabitantOf

If the Kick woman and the little ,babe the alley "A little 'tranCA.Jlmm" agreed
: She put IJllle to bed In- 'the queE'rlittle Then Jimmy tried to go to bedi: Bill 'cut'some bard tobacco In tne-
but was so weaK.and. 'giddy that he of his' hand and whistle softly
4. //f trundltvbed-the child:chattering palm
1'r about Santa Claus every I'1lnutand could not climb'the stain So he and filled his pipe "Notice nny
r I sat In the armchair Instead. lIe ; strange?" be <:'II*'
pertickler
tucked her In as happy as If there ri1 thing
wereno* fear or anxiety In the world; : er. 1 felt atrange as 'well as poorly; The geeted.t HI* 'eyes'' were on the mantelpiece

k oh, what would the pioneer' families (chairs the fire-Irons, the coal-ecutlle, where 'Santa Claus vmnt.

have clone without the 'girls" of that the table-cover everything!; seenied to. and so We8'Jimmy'..'
: timer turn into fantastic figures and long. "No" said. Jimmy bravely, "()>
tailed clemoDi were'runnlng :
The mercury ranged 4 and '5 de- up'the Bill.
\ .. + I grew below sero. Tbe'Itorn\ outside blinds Santa Claus on the mantel "Not on the mantelshelf?"

I' howled with the fury of'a legionof piece, was scowling ,and sneering' at Jimmy pressed his finger\ .nallr:

demons. In 'some1 drift out there In him against his- palm.: '"There sa" a'
the whiteness. John Carver might be Jimmy' got' Into, a sudden rage with' sort of'figure! there* he said 'warn''t

Inking'to death now; 1 Santa Clau.'aod struck him,, with' his there's Bill I's'pose' It got brok

The baby cried and the'..Ic.oman\ fist ?Jt doesnt matter,'Bill. It-It *"nt

Ill i But Cft Mirk's Ghott was W.Icems.aomewhetea'tt moaned. There was no lack tif occupation Santa Claus! tpttered on the' mantelpiece .worth notnlnlc..'*' 1. '
for the young helper. Hattie'i but righted himself. He was Bill'' laughed' and .Iapped his> leg
In the _he knewInot
| MOW strong arms held! the child 1111 It was more solid and'weighty than Jimmy with 111. laftd.' "Yet aln't no JIRatat '

when-Iwr husband was journey. quieted! and at the same time'heated had Imagined and there 'watt a'clink G&1Ires; matey I, an' see.'ere .
jlng. Tferee' weeks ago lie had start- m 'x _a.an' .
'
I' mile flannels brought ..water sjnoothed pillows'and'did Inc sound as he swayed; -a sound of was a curious old piece of r:
to the nearest town awayforsupplies. I
He badaHt'lure that everything that could clinking money The truth auh'edupon Y.lerble, or,'f aln't. '00'"judge'
be done for the. anxious young Jimmy as he, sank back exhausted took: the notion' }tocktn'9m: sway
I'he would return in a week. Was belying hll
those mother, In the arm-chair. The, "longstocking" upairs. Jimmy-" Bill put

Uklte now drift under? Was one be of out In huge thl.dl'dful Rattle) you haven't anything 'to was in Santa Claus,. and'he: great baid'on tie boy's .'">u'r blmr' i;

\ bllrtarJ! perhaps freezing to worry1 you.' .:* cried .the sick' woman,enviously. could not get to I It. and ha never "The long ,. ocklnl' were Inride
the
very minute. She : : would because h. waa, going to' die Over 'a thousand dollars. I toot J
thli
death at
< ,
He '
turned away from ,the window nand "Not a 'thing' except what worries saw Santa Claus" leering' at him' liberty of uda' tbeoddmthousandthe
oaAed. She could not bear to an- other people,' "answered' Hat tie.: But when he woke, and in ,hili dreams, ba.'Dee"tor.r.r. ,

ewer the child. Hut Hattle.I the hired'Ctrl she knew that all the time sbe 'car and when he dosed, ''Then be sudden' there!,,JU'it's lucky: fer yet, matt1.Jant'Jt
'' ly looked frightened:: Some an
tied beneath' her and cheery daub with
songs one was
< los) heart as yer was .
seemee' '
ITh ', 'who never : Q dJlrrlD&
\ words .'beartatbefthat' wad. as hard knocking loudly at tie,dooc. That was maa-wot might ,have, been
"
}Answered cheerily aa'thA wife''lowrj. : s what frightened hint Jimmy woke Lb. kids them
to bear ,
young'
en.
,
\ "j and .sakes yes, there I\P1en'tr,of ; completely ft you hs4n'VjHT
'anoir. Lillie. Hut 'yon ltnaw Santa 'it 'was Mark'for whom her heart Just' as the' knocking' toys',:'; '
A had thought ceased.t "H. must ,have been honor amDl1.-puto
year 'i'or
Claus l II getting/ bid. He t%a drlr ncbed. ago'abe, ( asleep theta ,
:I In the anow of course but a bowline that by thli time-she .0.4'Mtrk wtntld .. : along Ore time, he thought because the alley;* andlPatoa alley tatendoual 1

:1!*ll' ard. like til* might freeze flint be gelded Ina.. pioneer cabin of their j r e I bad was low; and ha supposed he the toy-shop now JimmyBUI r
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which It was eonductetd and they
1 'were soon discussing the various suggestiont .
offered' with' the enthusiasm
and abandon of a lot of 81'110olo1 i boys
While (here was no posing as jhllanthropiett '
there Was a whole'souled
spirit of consideration! shown for the
worthy unfortunate that gave them
a much deeper lasight Into each! otb
era' characters and drew them, lota
closer .bonds of sympathy than woulja
year pf ordinary intercourse. -- .
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all pledged themselves to the fund In ,
accordance with the rule laid, down
na to ability and percentage of or
111 ; dinary expenditure, there would be
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Dftmatlt-Ptrson*' caused' by your treacherous dart *>and i it|

at1 M y, I 4.c'tj, $Icf.., tW. j wit. nvf until the flower* \of May, began ."
yl V Dan Cupid. to Lfotxn that would heal 'But three

I J mu.ttbf.B uger.Sceee shorts month and yet' they teemed Lla1yettt

-=The twin ruoM of, a'te) "f Jkkchttor's .././ iy tike centutieb to me:* 1
: /tptrlmtnl/ Dan 'Cupkl-Cbod sir, M>e' fault wai ,
d rrY 'b r e i I.
I your*, not min. Across that page ca ';,
/tne-Ne1 Yeti E1'e. ..
ryar.FNE ,you not read the promises you made th 1

Bachelor low bright ifie fire. tbud Not at all I iad you but been the angel
wr'Vrs "by Ona.woue a ; .th er.a"CI. crackling toga,
,
aa. )'ou'atuloJ out to be, fan Eleanor would
Outside (He Dying Year battles withthe' have JiaJ ground 1s (or the curt refusal .
| 09 !
I 7z9 lZilrJl OD mco raging' florin. 'tlio meted out to you. X I t
"What has the Old Year.brought to The BaeheloH-Ah.Ven; Dk IAvas }

roe that I should mourn its pacing) but human-- had ,to tri, 511 arried, I '

thing for us two, why. I "Love in plenty. But were they loves yes, and I suppose believed: (he had I
I
t 1 along with getting a llt'loTVfiats four or 'five or were they passing fantasies-bright captured the one Veal matrimonial prize.' I ;

dozen of the other boys sputa of blue peeping' through the flortnytly. But yesterday 'twas! good ,to lead the \

"NothIng at all, There's : .Tit many a forty trick\ Ain,Cupid court| had east asunder the ,bond that vJ
Corwin and Wilson and hal played me during the put twelvemonths bound, and set her free to wound another'
and Smith, all of 'em ( ,
THE ASSOCIATED souled] follows, and all Could I but have\ him here' .I'd heart. "
building. Suppose I review him (for him benefit. Dan Cupid: -:But t yot.shpll credit me
: come up and we'll talk with other tIt.11 made lotyounpputtundies i
SANTA CLAUS over, They're all pretty "Ah. the bell regal' What friend at opportunities +
"
too, and I believe will bo !, foe fias braved the:element* and come to wore in keeping with

By CHARLES FREDERIC GILLIAM a hand YO"I I die turb my reverie* ol' a New YearsEve your dencrlt.The ,:
"Just the thing, George. ?" n.chelorY, Dan, there was "
er we take hold and get It
ELLO George, what's the matter purpose of keeping even, Its a'bone the better" (Enter Duller! ) Jessica of the yachting party. The wound I !

1#!1w. with you?" caked 'Will J.amel. of another color" Accordingly an urgent '.! The Bsihelor- A wee, smell gentle-' the left wit not)long in healing,, but was ,. ':::,
) as Georgia Johnson stepped Into "Yea and our most expensive: pres.ants telephoned In a half jovial painful at (int. The, later,'there was I 1:
ll< omce In ono of the sky-scraper go, to those who are better fixed terlouB way to eith one man' to ice me, James, you lay But Itabel. How I adored her. Your aim 11
and sank wearily'into' a chair financially than ourselves and 'who come to James ofllco at jult ,a Iw".t.faced child. Hit card I
: ] curb and the bow War strong that
have the least need for them Why wa ,
:'Im clear, fagged ,oustwas there portant business All Dan Cupid-Yet, I know him;and you' I
Just last week one of my nieces who promptly, undecided aa to tend hat shaft into my hear t. Never con i.
I
ly. "Do )'Ou'kDOWhl, *, Christmas Is In very moderate clrcumutances, may iliow him up. But,Jame' ; you'renot
business Is meant a practical joke or l I 11 forget the lender words with which I ) j,
something awful? and of whom think a good deal was pressing Importance. \ a ,judgsot wafl e>r. lies not ac"ild..lle'
"James laughed, "Are you finding married and we sent her apiece of wooed her.at the'eseh'ore'nor; the puUtationi I
Will called the meeting old .* time, and at full of
that out for the ant time?" plated silverware that cost four dollars I of my: heat"when mho answered .. I "
In a formal manner & \
very lil"oll of
"No. but it seem worse than usua At the same time we sent Miss ed George to state Its devilish pranks ri"'lbor.Liat' ."Ye" But Dane you rseat;you know ,I j 'jIier
this time it appear that'nry folk DeForrest for tier wedding present a whom you to complain. "
shed Every one seemed to But once tince those summer' days :t
and
lIa cut glass dish that cost $15
need ve, nearly every little thing' they hardly recognize us If we met her on spirit of the object of the : (James departs and'return inhering in have.{ wen' her. Sho served m.coffee, : t
and. when I Und some partlcula well as Into the half L
Dan Cupid)
the street. and in 'lunch in
aloe that strikes ntf fancy; It cost rolls a quick room No I 4
ao much, by 'the time' I even"up .all, 1m glad you told me that, Will. Dan Cupid- Ha,.ha,dear tir.'tit not "vember. I tdd: not ask her,where I might 4
around 1 can't afford It" I had a sort of a sneaking Idea that loves night. Business it dull, and to I redeem the fin,.' I'
"Well I was about the biggest fool In town Jl'
,oe If misery 'JOVf8. company. In that direction, but I guess you to beg A chat with you and may, "Yet, D.a'ln rewere other*." But I ,-
cot plenty >* It,. ,:We're> all |B '
t14 same box._ \ confess It strains: me and your family and I and my family perchance, revile you for the hortcom> ,why review them) And I'll forgive..you.you'imp. I.

and all everybody in' the ;same else boat.and his Hut what familyare fogs of that year that !U patting.Th ," ,.'lIla,,hot| ; up against 110u_ ft ,

I II I to be done? Cant we make a declar, ;. Bachelor-R.vase me, you imp' single pngor doll.rr-l they have cod I
pIl Ipu1"wu
I IIjI 16 atlon of Independence My wife and i.r' f'r of( Satanl' Why 'twat but a moment .toe-coons\ condition-lriil you shall ,: '

I keep;:make stretching resolves the every limit rear a little but, until we rOre your rung that wiihed for.you nott for t tjiii! next year, point Four darts inmy }1 I

by''' the time we get through the 1 might review for your,benefit thai direction. Do you' agree) Then \ l
list we find we have sent more than you've played me 'alas, Now tit well bun the bock, and think no more' i i ;

the preceding year" I down and let(* turn back the pages .of it." '(Cat) it irito the_fire,) 4 4
''NLUIIN bf ,two things,
George"rm :with that Is you, that on we economize the patting year and tee, the record "And now, then Dan, the year il dy I I9; I

"some?on our expenditures: : and that surely will thow you up in your true ing. A toast to it asd its fond memories; tz: (

wbat we do spend .shall be In way I Jor..' to your escapades and my escapades; to, ''
lo bring most enjoyment to ou selves, 1 I dune fair who caused tfie (heait throbs
by giving the mat enjoyment to others. (Get a volume from the shelL) gut 1 M
Lets give, what we five outside t "We'll start with January, and with of a season ; to the broken promises that 1

our own' families, to ,,tho.a who { Eleanor.. Dan you'rogue you wounded, saved me troubles to ihe Old Year' p

need don't ft""I tnlnk I follow you exactly''Well : j" for fair: with' her, I thouU not have And another, Dan to 't the+ 'year just t. ;? yti

f take myself, fop Instance. had tune and eternity been made "bomingj lo the aatidpatoas.wlnkh, it 4
I am very fortunate If I get off with / of Januarys could I but have had bring; The btlli'are ringing; the Old!

a hundred dollars How much does to tit betide: "me before-the} crack-: Year u deaJ( the New Year lives, '..ndnow. j

i I It"cost'I can't you; say?" definitely but fully; that 'fire throughout 'them all!) I pleaded ,, good night(I.' but please' remember\ t 1\ i

: ,mu'nI should judge." my case, but the would have none that. you have promoted not to aim 'your i

,__ "Huppote then we take our families sir and then | learned that you .had J dart in my direction, :." 1 "
Into the scheme with us and agree to ), me, fake, Through February, (Exit: Dan Cupid and CurtalQ.f '(
Then
Joy Ovsr a Cherished ToyS spead we can only spend:f&O$E5 for each ounelve for a number / p and ,Apr I nursed the wound W"'g6 Ar ,J'affersee., t,

II of worthy poor farrilles who L .
inn that: It takes aU tilt pleasure away are unable to provide for themselves, j
the :!rnc, because, th.; ez. out of the ordinary yet too proud or
lord- I. natty! grater than I,can 'at- hate too much selfrespect to ayanthemeelne
of the public charities: oo I
S' -
M"Tbst's kellt It @lacd,: It wouldn't be that day. In' that way we would be 1
wej the gifts wen restricted ,to $!25 ahead and at the same time' be
,
0" ,
Sr fried family, but 0..e relative able to furnish 10 or 15 ramllIe..ha 4
make Otn* of' tbp family turkey and the other necessaries .a,
Tfte\t and be good Christmas dinner, and
b0 or tc, ,lDet ta for a
with and toy for the coil-
oraethln bet candle
a little some
: IIIrd
t to relieve oDe' self ot dnD" Hide
"..r' r. ot W' *tloft It these "Good for you. Will, that Biilt m.
Were an Dictated by ages.Irat down to the ground, and I how n>7
'Jow woaldll', object to inak.sr wife mil' be right la for It': L t
/ \Ierabl. "crttlce.. but .,b..,. "rm glad II strikes ;you so favor-
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r kit The lover who
d protestations .8 O1it7f2/ wc7wjJ to Improve, ;
) 0 0 4p o 0I I promises 'all things without reserveis It Is only when we blindly consider
G : too often like the fellow sho In everything that
right
ourselves at
I doesn't question the hotel bill nor ask /lo har steep we are all wrong.It Little

ro Vrr the price of the wine, because he Ma eter.o eyl Is only when we blindly consIder

TE t1 .W-I 1 1 YEA. fellow doesn't who Intend is prodigal to pay it with anyway.his vows The ourselves we are all as-wrong.right I in everything. that

and promises and poetry is generally Jeffrey'sNev
So if your look back shows you mistakes
\O Jz the one to whom tuch\ things mean and errors and misbeliefs, be
nothing and being of no value can
I t d 1 / glad that the New Year gives you a
the lay dymji'By be about generously to
YESTERNIGHT year flung every clean slate to try for the right road Year
f girl he meets. The firm with the biggest
his couch met
lowly wo and the true goal.
front office It likely to be the
Brining ivy.leaves, and' trying s"Ipt Be thankful for the mental penpcc-
one with the smallest deposit in the '
tlve when you see It with clear sight- Luck
Some with smiles ana torn with sighing i safe The man wbo swears off loud-
with new true eyes.;
v
est on New Year's it usually the one
To remember forget There Is no need of making relolu-
they have to carry home the morning
O dons for right' seeing means Ugh
4; p after. And the chap who promises a ,
o Now the nursling, year it waking girl a life of roses It the one wbo will thinking and right thinking It the ITTLK Jeffrey va, ;a, ,r

o v And we gaze into n'( eye: let her pick all the thorns off for herself path to right living: E pbon lad whos, i
faults those mea
Perhaps your are was killed In a n, 111
'o Heedless of his Sires 'forsaking a sighed the widow chew. little ones which you would like to accident when I J' ,.,.
"Perhaps ,
o ,
exchange In a bunch for one noble sin, was a tiny
i
In hit create he it taking k Ing the stem of a violet thoughtfully, baby n cis
but there are no exchanges of that sort mother's
arms.
Lifts from earth and Ma and skhes. c ,"the best way to cure a man of a Ann! tbf'
all be noble sinners. mother
0 or we ahoulcl had be ,
taste for anything, after all. Is to let n i iso J, I :Ie
that
The petty faults are the thorns ill
him have too much of It Instead of by the *'": I..h
Dawn of and I cluster round of the finest rose death of
some littlo
gold sunset gleaming. making him swear off It you want" i J, ''I, a
n April eve and Juncl'de morn him to hate the smell of a pipe Insist VOTIIEU year has foundus In life's big garden crowding, Jarring., father that she Yo I. ,10
Just as we wore getting overtopping one another in their eagerness longer able to ca> rr
on his smoking all the time. If you
o Thmgs of truth and not. of seeming to the light. her baby
to
get ,
want him to sign the temperance comfortably used to the ; and a I w
o These have glorified, hit dreaming pledge, serve him wine with every i Idea that summer had Maybe the old year has been a goofriend < months later she went to Join n fa

He the heir the newly born. < o course. It you want him to hate a really gone.Dusy In some) special- Instances that ther and baby Jeffrey was le, all
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0 woman invite her to meet him every I i people never have you can recall. alone in the world

o time he calls, and tell him bow 'suita L time to dwell very much Perhaps It brought you back witha Then friendly neighbors wits 114
,It his tiny grasp he treasures ble' she would be." |I : on the passing of the sea short, sharp shock from a too arrogant too many babies of their own ,to Unit

Riches that may soon be ours "And It you want him to love you" sons. happiness or aa overcoufident success. ; room for this little fatherk, ,nil)

Sunlight gold m brimming. measures. finished the bachelor "don't ask him I The days are so full] of motherless boy had him taken ti.". ,,?
Be glad of that though Jt orphan asylum and he
jar even
to swear It. but tell blm that be really tasks and Father Time Is grew up "'ib
0 Meadow fragrances and pleasures ought not to. The best way. to man i always catching up and kept you stirred up for awhile. 60 other boys and girls who had im
oc of of his advanced Perhsps the past 12 months have mother or father.
) Honeyed wine distilled of flowers. age! a donkey; -human or otherwise getting ahead ua In spite
oi' Is to turn his bead In the wrong direction age. healed some breach or brought some When Alice Lane camo to the
It Is always the same old story ship home the white sails of which home she was eight years old nor
and he'll back In the right
Soon the ch ono" / Spring surprises us with Its blossoms ;you have been watching wistfully for mother and father had died withina

o O'er hit' fathers grass.green grave; o "Then," said the widow decisively and Us bursting brooks and then months or ;years for out :at sea few weeks of one another unIt it

Day shall be his playmate brightly we ought to begin the New Year by summer has come and gone before we Be glad of ttat. was a sad-eyed little] girl who "? 'II
know It.Very Perhaps some nilllstone has fallen about the big rooms of the hum
And his sleep be sweetened nightly om making"Some some what Irresolutions.?" I tow of us stop to think that from you and you stand free at last on Little Jeffrey bad a' big heart and dc

Dy) the songs of wind and wave. o "\. the this swiftness of time In Its passing the great highway with long, manacled felt very sorry for Alice,
that won't
we atop doing
ARTHUR L $ALMOII O Indicates that we are really living arms reached out to the sky On the third day after her arrival .
things we ought not to do explainedthe
widow. rather than lolling through lICe De glad! he walked up to her and "plantIng
0 I It la only when the days hang upon Or peace has settled on a troubled himself In front of her he said
"All right agreed the bachelor
our hands that we know how blessed ocean and ;you can greet the sunrise VAIlco Lane why do you cry go
thoughtfully, "I'll make an Irresolution are those other times when we haveto with a smile and a prayer of thankful. much Why don't you play1He
to on making love to as .
go
you of for another was such a funny freckle-faced
make lists the many things we ness day
much as I like. have to do and get up early mornings Maybe there Is a cradle in one cor little fellow that Alice smiled a faint
"You mean, as much as I like Mr, I to begin them. ner of your home this New Year's-eve little smile, It was the first one since

Travers," .corrected the widow severely. Of course we are likely to complain with a most important guest cuddled her mother's death Then the tears

that we get so little done especiallyat In down blankets and rose.leaf palms came again and she sobbed:
"How much do you like?" asked the this time when the calendars tell upturned for your kisses "I want mamma: Jeffrey I want

bachelor, ,leaning over' to look Into us that another ass days have become No need to tell you to be glad papa too and my own home Thin It ,

the widow's, eyes. a part cf yesterday's 7,000 years Or success has come to crown some big and lonesome and they don't love

The widow kicked the corner of the We look back regretfully and repine effort at which you have tolled rather you like mamma and papa..

rug tentatively. that we have so little to record In the wearily hardly daring to hope. From that time on Alice and Jeffrey

Year Irresolutions "1 like-all but the proposing," she way of achievement beyond the mere Or It It has been withheld be glad were the best of friends lie wan

Raid slowly "You really ought to act of living from day to day and from that you have nevertheless tried. It such a cheerful: little fellow and often

atop that-" week to week. will all come to you some day so droll that many times Alice

j'j'ew JI "I'm going to stop It-\o'DIbt'' Hut living In the right spirit striving The old year has taught us lessons laughed in spite of herself.
The Widow Discusses Them The widow looked up in alarm If not always; accomplishing and Let us profit by them and enter Into But when Alice began to talk much

By HELEN ROWLAND With the Bachelor. "Oh you don't have to commence completing the tasks we set ourselves the new armed with experience rather of her home and tier mamma and papa
keeping your resolutions until tomorrow Is nothing to regret.It than plunge Into it as though it werea he bean to wish for one too. The

: morning abe said quickly : comes near to that simple! life rose garden wish grew and grew until at last be

I "And are you going to atop refusing that sounds so grand and Inspiring It Is quite as full of danger and con felt that there'was nothing In the

j SN'T U bard, said the the sweerst| I ever bad It was UIA-to,night," continued the bachelor when It Is lived In the woods, but fIlet and clouds M the old friend that world that he wanted except a mother
I widow glancing' ruefully sweater than the apples I stole when firmly which is quite as fine 7/hen lived In a Is going: and a father and a home When

at Ibo holly-wreathed I was a kid and the kisses I stole The widow studied tbo corner of big city Let us wish| It will have even as Christmas time came and the chlllren .
clock on the mantel piece ,when-" ho rug with grout, concern. There Is no doubt! that when we try much sunshine and gladness and joy. \
i Id know where to begin; "If. you came here to dilate on the "And" went on the bachelor tak- to net up standards of happiness and V,e can meet it with splendid hope ;paper one of the house mothers read

reforming yourself' joy of *ln. Mr. Travers began. the tag something from bit pocket and contentment and peace at the close of and lively, faith- -for those two Quali- 10 Jeffrey's: "Pics, I don't want
; "Great heavens!" exclaimed widow coldly with a year that has-had Its rifts of sunshine ties are what make our dreams come nothing but a father and a mother
toying It thoughtfully "you are
the bachelor, "And." proceeded the bachelor going to put on thin rlng"-be leaned and Its stretches of shade, thatIt true and "n home with flowers in the win

",U\! are not going to do "I've made up my mind to atop flirtIHK over caught the widow's baud and Is Impossible to put wealth, or fame Let us cherish a few good hopes thatIt dow

I anything like that are with a girl, because I found out lipped the glittering thing on her or success personal popularity beautyor may bring us the things we stand From time to time children were

your that she waa beginning to--to--" thud linger.' "Now" he began "you even health Itself forward as the In need of-health, happiness, good taken from the orphans' home by peopie -

The widow pointed ..01.I "I understand." Interrupted the ure going to say that you will_" great, good thing that makes life worth friends success joy and the clear who had no children of their own.
I I, only' to the hand of the clock, widow sympathetically. The widow suddenly living. vision that will teach us to discern the The house mother hoped so much
sprang up
bleb Indicated' 11 :80, and then; to "And. by Jove!" finished the bachelor The thing that counts Is the ability false from the true that little Jeffery would be chosen
I calendar on which hung cue flut- "I had to restrain myself to keep "In 011, don't, don't doo'tl"! she cried and the desire to feel an Interest la May It leave us our beliefs and our I and his wish granted But the people

ring leaf marked December 31.I from going back and proponing to 1..1"!a moment we'll me making prune things In events and persons-!In the Ideals who came passed by the eager little

I "It U lime," she sighed; "to ;begin her!" game uf life Itself. Teach us to love more and to hate fellow who eyed each newcomer
IOn tal Iluu "How "We don't need to, said the bathetor All the other hopefully.
cleaning, to sweep out lucky'you did! commented blessings pall unless not at all.
., ir collect'!Ion of |last years follies and the widow wltherlogly leaning back nonchalantly, "ws that Interest remains It Is very' closely To be content with the blessings that Sc Christmas day passed and Jeffrey .
it off our .,ell.IOI' and fling away. "Hut I wouldn't have," explained can begin by making-arrangements, akin to health for It Is a part of we have. ; received sweetmeats and warm

, ir old vice and--" tho bachelor ruefully "If the gorl had Would you prefer to live In town or ', youth, of vitality of life To cultivate sweetness and good nature clothing and an iron engine but not
"That1 the trouble broke In the restrained h..rnelf." at Tuxedo And do you think Europe" 1 It has become the general practiceto rather than exclusiveness the father and mother and home

chelor: 'If. au hard to know Just "IMevertheltm, repealed tho widow. or Bermuda the best place"for the- speed the departure of the old year To meet the world with a smile. lie cried himself to sleep that night

to throw away and whit to keep "It was lu"ky-tor the girl" "neriiniUH. by all means, broke In with every Indication of rejoicing, welcoming To stifle criticism of things and pee and Alice had to turn comforter for
he widow "and I wish have
& New Yoar's resolution Is like "Which girl" asked the bachelor you'd In the new with acclaim and pie the next few days.
I.at, the "The girl I broke off with that hldtMi is portico taken off your satisfaction.It "Mamma said New Year's
spring housecleaning or or the girl expressions of Never to make little of our own. always
& out a drawer full of old let- that cam afterward town houM. Hilly and- Hut the I Is natural and wholesome to look was the lucky day and maybe you'll

'rs and nenllinental rubbish You "I suppose" tuuaed the widow Ig est of her words were smothered In forward, but those of us who wish to THE POOR OLD YEAR get; them then And If you don't, then

lOW that ,there are lot of things noring tine levity and leaning over to the bachelor's coat lapel-and Boine- Include the brick of gratitude In the you will some other time 'cause Mother

IIi outfit to gel l rid of, and that are 'range a bunch of violet at her belt thing else. building of our characters should\ learnto Burns said she'd try."
i at In the way and that you would .'that Is why It Is so difficult for a "Then ;you do mean to marry me. omit our complaints of the luck the On Now Year's morning Jeffreywas
l > bettor off without but the minute 'man to keep a promise or a vow- after. all!" cried the bachelor tri old year has brought us. I awake early and his first thought

in make up your tnlud to part with even a marriage vow" umphantly. | In truth the new year will be to a i was;
thing, even a tiny., lnUulflcautv : "Oh 1 don't know" The bachelor The widow gasped for breath and great; extent like the old-wbst we "Maybe the mother'll come to.day "

U a"ddl'ral.elmt1 110 dear and leaned bark and regarded the wlduw'n patted her hair anxiously make It and how we take It A few hours later a, very pretty

tractive that you repent and begin coronet braid through. the smoke of "1-I meant to marry yon all the Things will happen In accordance woman dressed In velvet and furs fol.

take! a new Interest In It, lhaouly his elite "It Isn't the marriage vow time!" the cried "but I never thought with the same law that guide this big i lowed by a tall man came to the home.

tie I ever had to be taken home In that are so difficult to keep It., the ''on wore really In earnest and-" earth of which WtI are a small part. Utile Jeffrey looked up hopefully Put

,cab,was the day after I promised ton fool vows a man makes before marriage : "Mctbinks." quoted the bachelor So we can greet 1908 In a calm and the woman seemed not to see the boys

' the pledge, and Out bachelor and the fool promises he makes happily\ 'that neither of us did pio- happy manner rather than wilh any. for her eyes were scanning the faces
'ilied renilnlitccnlly."And .. afterward that he stumbles over and oat too much.: We bavea made any manifestations of frenzied joy at Its / 0141 / of the little girls When she same to

I! the onlylure I ever overdrew, falls down on The marriage vows promises you know, coming, and let us have the good manners L / Alice she started:
, y ban" account," declared the wldv are so big and vague that you can get "Not one," rejoined the widow to sliced our parting guest 1907 "That's the one Jerome she said

.w..Uie'clay After 1 hail resolved alf around them without actually. promptly, "as to niy flirting.." politely eagerly. "The same gentle face and

.('Ollom Ir.e. I suppose", "..added breaking th\101" but If they should Interlxtlate ."Nor aa to my clubs' I With all his faults wo know him for blue eyes and golden hair. We must

naively' "that the best way to begin concrete questions Into the "Nor at to my relatives." what be was and the new year Is as have ber. It will seem like having our
uld be to pick out the wont vie service such as, '))0 you, William "Nor my clgms" yet a stranger to us. little Alice back again!"

,id discard thut" promise not to growl at the coffee' "Aud we won't make any vows." We can hope and believe that all When she learned the name of 'the

"And that will leave heaps of room "Or, 'LX you, Mary, promise never cried' the widow "except marriage good things will come with him. but _- Ittlo girl she had chosen she was
r' the ethers and for a lot of new IIIi to put a daub of powder on your nose ows." let us avoid the hackneyed congratulation y till more Interested,

sins, beside won't It?" agreed the again?' broke In the widow "And New Year's Irresolutions on the passing of a twelvemonth "You would. like to KO home with me,,

rhetor cheer fully. "Well." he added "Nor to look twice at your prettystenographer .JJeil the bachelor that probably treated us better dear, wouldn't youT" she ask'! ;
lloBophlcally ',1'11 give minderK. continued the bucbelor. .
,
up ; Alice.
than deserved.
"Listen'' cried the widow softly, we Hit Him Again He's Cot No Frrcnds.
'bit
Alice,
"Yes ma'am answered
with her fingers on her lips I The dawning of another January Is ,
"What!" the widow ttarted. "Nor to lie about your age or your 1 couldn't go without Jeffrey, 'causo
A peal of a' thousand silver bells Invariably the time for what are called GOOD BY, OLD YEAR
"Iton't you want me to?" asked the foot or your waist measure" be' been my friend and be wants a
out on the midnight air "good resolutions, which translate
chelor plaintively, rubbing his bald "Nor to Juggle with the truth when rang I By Clitror"dK"e Stout. father and a mother so Lisa
themselves Into rash
ot. "Or perhaps I might resolve not ever you slay out after. half past ten" "The chimes' exclaimed the widow broken before promises, usually Good-by, Old Year, your mission end "Oh, but I don't want little boy
commit highway robbery any more "Nor to listen to things that-that "They're full of promises""I the new year Is well under With midnight chimes and all I I. done; dear. 1 just want one little girl W
thought It sounded like wedding wsy.That The record writ with Joy or lets.
to atop forging or- anj'body-except your husband may a The deed. fulfilled and make It seem as though my own Alire
"All of which I I. 10 easy!" broke In say to you In the conservatory-ott bell," said the bachelor,- disap was the old-fashioned way of Are hunt a* trophies round guerdon thy rim won, were living," answered the lady
expressing an Inclination reformone's
e widow sarcastically, I nee how It feels!" finished the widow pointedly to And thou ar* named with olden time.For.vermereoh "Then I can't come," said Alice, "un-
'There'd be some glory and come with a sympathetic little shudder. "Maybe," said the widow "it was bad habits and people kept on less they make me' KO."

aeon In giving up a big vlc ," lgli- "And yet. reflected the bachelor only Love-ringing! off"-Los Angeles good from resolutions youth to old age 31st making of these i That .aw no; much, fateful no law put can change; For a few moments the man and

the bachelor, "If a fellow had one "a woman la always exacting vows Times. every Decem' Beginning and the end of things woman talked together and the man
I 4 the trouble 'jt (bat mot of u* menven't'fmny' and promUes from the man she I"veo"alwlt1 ber, finding themselves each ;year further Thai were to be. the new and .trance. seemed to see In little Jeffrey all the

big criminal tendencies.'rely putting up bars-for him to New Year's Calls. from perfection than ever The Paaaed old to and the worn dark and bloum and blight things that other people bad mlsseil.He .
a heap of little follies and Jump over; when If she would only The custom of visiting and aendlng Good resolutions are not so preva, or born to lIahC. saw the honest blue eyes the firm
'aknt'lNcI'that there him alone. would' be ]tent. or at least not so noisy 'as they And. oh, 'for 'walk and bft
Isn't any par. leave perfectly presents and cards on New Year's days some happy year; mouth and the manly ,
....ar virtue III sacrificing or any contented' to slay within bounds and recorded almost as far back as history used to be at this time. Sweet weddlnt Delta rang joyously: law years ahead when the same little.
rtlcular harm In keeping" gras In his own pasture A 01.0' goes The practice of using visitng They have become popular materialfor Old frIends met duped hand and strangers. boy might be his partner In bu ine.s

"And! which ,)'ou always do keep, In hate being pinned down; but a woman cards can be traced back for thousands the comic papers and everybody And aunahlno fell ao glad and free Then he said to Jeffrey''
Ite of all your Nw Year's vows," doesn't want anything around that of years by the Chines Their knows what a Joke they are. On buoyant youth and smiles were fair "We want a son, as well as a dausnetr. .
marked ho vclJow lionlcall, she ('an't pin/ down, from her belt and New Year's visiting card are curlosiles Nevertheless, the close of a year Is And lauchter bantered pain and car. So we win take you home waive

"Huh!" The lJa"lKIlorl.ugb..d onlMy. her theories to her hat and her hut- Each one sets forth not only the a capital time for a look back a retrospect Some tear must fall In every year; & you a happy; New Year." '
/ ., "It's our New Year'so s that band." seine but all the titles of Its owner la which we can see the faults } our portion came when grief had at "New Year'a Is the lucky. day ISD t
Ip ua to seep 'em. The very fact "Well" protested the widow study- and sa all Chlosmen who have any that are on the mend with us. or the A bade of mourning on the heart It!" answered Jeffrey beaming IntO
I I Of
some whoae
at a fellow has ,worn to forego any- tag the toe of her Upper, "It Is a tUfactlon social position at all have about toren. ones that. have persevered and grownstronger. And hopefully, without love could dismay not forget the facts of his new parents Alld

sing. whether It** a habit or a girl to know you've got your husband It make the list quite appall- They covered friend of yesterday the smile won the lady's heart ana
,ekes It more attractive. I've thrown I fastened on straight by his ng These card are made of.allk ot Maybe some new tendency has she toot Win as gladly as she did
. a whole bo>w of cigars with the I promises and held In plate by his else of fine paper backed! wltb silk anre / sprung up which does not promise OI.b When Old Tear: we regret the New; Alice

I i t'lit lnfeplona In the world and then I own ,lows and that he loves you so large that they have to be rolled : well May then we a recall double your portion gifts how and coat So Jeffrey. found hit ,father sadmother

lien, up In the middleof the night enough to-" up to be carried conveniently.. The) At all events If we are able to get Thy favor won 0.... which. was lest and home and a sister all en
fink the |>4oc A bemNllcttMi. a happy
t And (b.t. midnight amok was I "a mat love you la lover* ratio to turad to their swears, lh'vufth a searchlight had been thrown Qaclaaat ED4iII1nI aad awlen, view.r -


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