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T WAS Christmas night
awl Patsey Iliggins
as '-stuck" that is,
he had more papers
than he could sell.
With a small bundle
under one arm and
hands thrust deep in
bis pockets he strolled
up Broadway in the
crowds. Through the
diamond frortc : win-
1 ... . r
t - -
h T.ne lestav.
lruls ho could see the
'If HI II Bra Tin' t li i . 1 1.
ina animated over
their holiday banquets.
He jingled a handful
of pennies and nickels in his moi
aud wondered how in the world a boy
with a stock of unsold papers on his
hands and only 22 cents with which
to have hir, Christmas feast, keep
him through the night and start him
in business the next morninjr, had
much chance to be so very happy.
As h? plodded aimlessly across
Forty-third street a bis? man, hulking
of shoulder, lantern jawed and deep
chested, lumbered out of a gam
biiug house near by and swung into
H read way. Grumbling about "hitting
rac pretty hard" and "never had any
luck in my life," he plowed his way
across the sidewalk, lunging against
any one whose path lay across his.
He bowled through a line of mincinsr
: men and women who blocked the side
; walk in fror.t of an all night res-
taurant. scattering them like tnnin
j and making no apologies. Blind to
everything but his own ill luck, he no
j ticcd nothing until he came upon a dis
! hoveled and boisterous man holding
a newsboy and trying to take hi
pt-T3 from him.
"What th' 'ell y' doin'?" growled the
J e.amb'er, as he gave the unsteady ma a
J a quick punch and tumbled him into
a ptly of dirt, allowing the lad to dart
out of harm's way, yelling in glee at
the fallen tyrant.
"V bis stiff." threatened tho gam
bler, as he leaned over the man. "if
y' pe p another wo-J I'll wring yer
hesu i,ff. Oit up n.-w an go hume t'
, ' t -. .. ..... yijv.'jl Y-rrt
her t' git even," he commented, as he
A few blocks further he heard
a voice at his elbow:
"Say. mister, I want t' thank y' fer
helpin' me when that dude pinched me
"Run along, sonny; don't let it worry
T want t give y a paper, mister."
"Trot:" returned the other, curtly.
"Please take a paper, mister." per
sisted the lad, running along beside
the man and holding out bis bundle,
" 'cause, gee! we don't of 'en have folks
help us like you done. I'm stuck to
fcight, anyway, an' have got plenty to
The gambler stood still and sniffed
the air as if at that moment, for the
first time, he had caught the infection
of the Christmas atmosphere.
"Pretty tough on some of you kids,"
he said. "Here, take this and go blow
yourself," he added, as he pulled a
greenback from his pociet, pressed it
into the boy's hand and continued on
"I ain't askin' you fer money," called
PatKey, tagging along in the man's
wake. "1 jes' wanted t' give you a
paper for helpin' me."
The gambler made no reply, but
walked on ail the faster. He had gone
a block further and evidently thought
himself rid of the bay, when the latter
suddenly piped out again:
"Please take yer money back, will
"Aw, beat it!" said the gambler,
Patsey stopped. He watched the
form of his big man fade into the
darkness and tben looked at the crum
pled greenback in his hands.
"Gee, wouldn't dat mos'ly crimp
yer?'' ho mused as he turned back into
the canyon cf electric lights and head
ed for a place where he knew
he would find cranberry sauce,
steamed dumplings and mince pie at
Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup
stop.) the cough by allaying inflamma
tion ef f ho throat and lungs, and it
drives the cold fmni the system by
jrent.v moving me uoueis.
like it for it taste nearly a
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Si ranker My friend why are you
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and the directions read "Take one a
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"Tii roe years ago I was marked for
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to heh. me, and hope bad when
,v btisband got Dr. Kw.- h Vw Ii
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SIXTY-TWO TRUE BILLS.
Going Alter Riybt the Riders In Ten
nessee. Union City, Tenn., Dec. 2. The
county grand jury today returned
02 true bills in the night riders cases,
directing the clerk of the court to
keep secret all names until the in
dictments are recorded.
The reason for secrecy is that a
number of those indicted have not
yet been arrested.
JUDGE HOLDS OFFICERS GUILTY OF
Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 2. Judge I
T It a n - tT 7 f i- i 1 ' ,1 .. I
minima u. iviauuews, in rne circuit
court here, 'today surprised the
State's attorney from Union City,
who is here to secure the return to
Obion county tf eight, men to an
swer to indictments, charging them
with murder, by holding that the
sheriff, the attorneys and everyone
in any way connected with the ser
vice of capiases on the prisoners
here, were guilty of contempt of
this court. lie further stated that
trie technical arrests made yesterday
of the prisoners in jail were illegal.
Attorney Hill argued that no con
tempt had been intended and that
no actual service was had on the
orisoners, the return setting out
that the demand of the capiases
could not be complied with.
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honeycombes as high as 18 feet.
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A Mean Poem.
I met a queen
Upon a thorne,
And listened to
Her plaintive moan.
With slaves to run
At every beck,
She said che was
A nervous wreck.
I later met
A magnate's wife.
Who should have led
A happy life.
She told of woes.
At least a peck,
And said she was
A nervous wreck.
I met a cook
And heard her wail,
She had to tell
The self-same tale.
Each woman is
A nervous wreck!
Kansas City Journal.
Cornstalk Paper Now a Success.
Chemists of the Federal Agricul
tural Department have at last dem
onstrated that paper can be made
successfully from cornstalks. The
results also indicate that the paper
can be produced 50 per cent, cheaper
than it is made today from wood.
This announcement will be the
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American people, and especially to
the farmers. A heavy drain on the
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to oe reauceo, anua ueraanu ur a ;
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Your Home From Parlor to Kitchen.
cornstalks a by-product containing
much of the original plant food will
be made. This latter should find its
way back to the farm for manure,
or as bedding for the live stock.
The dean of a normal college, in a
talk before the students body, was
deploring the practice common
among children of getting help in
their lessons and the tendency among
parents to give it too generously.
As an illustration he told the follow
The mother of a small pupil in a
Chicago school had struggle through
the problem assigned for the child's
next lesson and had finally obtained
what appeared to be satisfactory re
sults. The next day, when the little
girl returned from school, the moth
er, inquired, with some curiosity:
"Were your problems correct,
"No, mamma," replied the child,
"They were all worng."
"All wrong?" repeated the amaz
ed parent. "Oh, I'm so sorry."
"Well, mamma, you don't need to
be sorry," was the reply. "All the
other mammans had thiers wrong,
too." Youth's Companion.
New York's Chinatown has a pop
ulation of 5,000.
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I have suffered a good deal with
malaria and stomach complaints, but
; I have now found a remedy that keeps
me weil, and that remedy is iieetric
Bitters; a me.licine that is medicine
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Kiestlcr, of Halliday, Ark. Elect no
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ftt y T whitchead Company's drug
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: an Army
By Col.J. A. WATROUS, U.S.A.
"The one which al
ways lorries back to
me when thinking over
comes rushing in at
the head of the line
is that of 1861', but in
telling of it it . '!' be
necessary to biing in
the army, and I sup
pose you do not want
anything that reminds
of war In a Christmas
From a number of
IsM't.-. voices, childish and
others, came? "Yes, yes; that is just
what we want, a story about Christ
mas in the army."
"The motion prevails, and you shall
have what you vote for a story of an
army Christmas," said the veteran of
ihree wars the civil, Spanish-American
and the Philippine insurrection.
"There were many troops in and
about Manila in December, 1900. My
temporary horn was with an Amer
ican family that nau rented the lare,
beautiful mansion on San St-bastian
street occupied by a Spanish admiral
before Commodore Dewey sailed up
Manila bay and said: 'You may fire,
Gridley, when ready.'
"This patriotic man and his wife, a
former Wisconsin teacher, planned a
Christmas dinner and party. They in
vited a dozen or more officers and
their ladies. The dinner did not differ
materially from most Christmas din
ners, yet it reminded the diners of
holiday events in fur off America, and
the conversation soon turnM in that
"One little army lady began to tell
about a home Christmas, its tree and
the good cheer, when she was a small
girl. 'No other Christmas had seemed
quite so heavenly. I can see how love,
ly that tree looked; I can hoar
daddy's voice as he calld off the pres
ent; can see mamma's smile as we
children danced and chattered; i can
see the happy gathering about 'he
table Chris' mas-laden ; 1 can hear
daddy's request for a blessing and
and, well it was all so sweet and beau
tiful. Before anolher Christmas came
I hadn't any daddy.'
"The little lady's handkerchief
was not the only one that brushed
away a tear.
" 'Captain, this dinner reminds me
of one our fathers have told us
"The captain was the son of a Wis
consin soldier of the civil war, and the
speaker a lieutenant, the sou of an
other civil war veteran.
" "Tell us about it,' said the wife of
" 'Yes, we want that story,' said an
old major of regulars, who had come
down from the civil war.
" 'It was after the battle of Fred
ericksburg. Va., in 1862. Four tent
mates, one of whom was my father,
and another the father of the non
tenant here, were remembered by
their sweethearts. The four sweet
hearts got up the nicest kind of
a Christmas dinner did all of the
cooking themselves and sent it to
their soldier boys. Accompanyirg it
was a good, fat letter from each of
the girls to her particular soldier boy.
They told us of the table they set in
their small tent, of the coiTee they
made, the comments as they ate the
good things, of the four sweet girls,
and how it was all enjoyed. Before
"the war was over all of the boys won
commissions and were wounded, two
of them twice, yet all returned home
and married the four girls. One of
those girls was the best woman ever
born, and the lieutenant here will say
the same about another of the four.'
" 'And I will bear the same testi
mony as to another of those blessed
sweethearts of 1862,' said the wife of
the other captain. 'She was my
"'It is my turn to speak,' said tho
old major. 'I was , one of the four
to enjoy that Christmas dinner back
of Stafford v Heights, in 18G2. The
mother of my bairns was second to
none of the four sweethearts.'
"Then the four the captain, the
lieutenant, the other captain's wife,
and the old major left the table,
formed fours, shook hands, laughed,
congratulated, and had such a reunion
as seldom occurs.
"'Well, well, well, what a little bit
of a world it is, anyway,' said the
Under the Mistletoe.'
Toung .Tones was coming down the stairs
A niglit not Ions a?o,
And saw a figure in the hall
Beneath the mifitlrtoe.
He chuckled softly to himself.
And said. "Now. here's a lark!
Whoe'er it Is, I'll rreep hehinJ
And kiss her In the dark!"
H? did but on her face the Ii:M
Fell suddenly aslant;
He looked, and to his horror saw
It was his maiden aunt!
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Fi's, Raisins, Nuts. etc.
Fresh Oysters Daily g
Fine Pork Sausage, Ciro-
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Inflammation of the blad
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