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GOIIPERS' BODY ,
; AT VASfflNGTON
The Body of Samuel Gom
pers Will Lie in State at
Washington Was Buried
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 15The.r train
', ' bearing the body of Samuel Gompers
Jk- - to Washington where it' will lie in
i " state until burial Wednesday at "New
Vnrl- nmispfl prf frmn enrlv mnrn-
! ing until noon today after a journey
" marked by outpourings of those who
" wished to pay' their respects at all
.': i stations from San Antonio, Texas
y ' V .Federation' of Labor died Saturday.
The schedule from St. Louis called
i i-,, lJl . llic luntifli ul vv ivovu .-.vim.
cinnati at 8:55 p. m. tonight.A rrival
i . .at Washington was scheduled for 2:45
p. m, tomorrow. Last ' night the
1 4- vn'i Irani 4tlA aAilt faiflv IKTpII 111
j J though it lost some time when it stop
h 'jned t; various stations for thousands
.jp-sOjji to file past the great flag
crea, bronze) casket, T The floral
ibutes- which covered the coffin
when the train leftSan- Antonia were
added by the wagon as the tram
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( AND MRS. BROWN agreed
.J: VfciL not to liave any Christmas cel
f ebratlon. They would Just be
, -iensible, have a restful holiday
I . wltbouti.ny of tlie . worry of trying
I to outdo each other and their" friends
ia the exchange of gifts. A
.Thejr friends had consented not to
give thenTany presents, and as they
had no children, It would be easy to
carry out their intention, of having
just an ordinary holiday. ,
Christmas rooming arrived and Mr.
f Brown looked at Mrs. Brown through
"Merry Christmas," he aid ; "Merry
Christnias,Tchoed his w'.fe.
They were both startled. That was
Dot the way to begin an ordinary holl-
1 -A a v Thoo hail hotriin It Inct go thov
'tad. begun every other Christmas.
I "But-then," Mrs. Brown explained,
fit wouldn't be right not to say it,
would it, dear?"
Mr.' Brown quite agreed with her,
and they went down to breakfast.
At Mr. Brown's, place were Borne
"What are these?" he 1 asked, with
"Oh, dearie," said his wife, "you
won't be angry, will you?, I Just
couldn't help giving you something. It
wouldn't be- Christmas without some
surprises. And as we weren't giving
any presents, I thought it was a good
opportunity to get you some things
: you nave neeuea a long ume.
Mr. Brown tore open the packages,
which to his great delight contained
j .j" -a., velvet lounging robe, some Russian
favorite cigars. J,irV- '- -
i ''You dear J" ho, cried, and kissed
" ! his wife ardently; " ' ? V
. Then he drew from his pocket
small box which he handed her. Her
I yes sparkled.
' "For me?" she exclaimed. , . .
"For you," he sahd, and added, &s
ehe lifted from the box. a beautiful
j i necklace of pearls, "I tltought. since
' 1 1 we weren't giving any presents this
'u. year, It was a good opportunity to buy
f i nn pearls you have wanted so
lear," said his . wife,; and
. Joyously. . ; .
Just then the doorbell rang. . A mes
senger with flowers and candy was at
the door. "I .thought it wouldn't be
Christmas without these," said Mr.
Brown. A , '
"And you were right," : agreed his
wife. "You can't . have Clirlstmas
without candy and flowers, and pres---oni
surprises, which show how
' v love you." II. Lucius
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N. C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1924.
t ' i
AN OPEN LETTER
We Come to the Citizens of
North Carolina for Funds
to Finance Our Work Jf or
Our record for year now cTosifigi ;tt
this date, December 16th, is 201 home-
ess thildren . placed m approved
ionics. . ' - . , ..
We appeal for sufficient donations
to save 250 children in 1925. i
We have a net Waiting list at this
date, December 15th, of 160 homeless
children who hove been offered the
Society from the various counties of
North Carolina. Hence we have am
ple opportunities , to save unfortunate
boys and girls during the next twelve
Wer receive hd financial .aid fron
the state, and -perform' survice for
every county in North Caroh'nik.when
called upon. ' Y
.We have no obligated source of
venue such as a church. oc..aternal
order. I herefore we , appeal to
Every Corporatism North 'Carolina
Every Church in North Carolina.
Every Sunday School in North Caro-
Every Public School in North Caro
Every Faternal Ordeer : in North
Carolina. . , '
Every Child-lovine Citizen in North
Our total donations for Thanks.
giving were 101 checks amount to
You see by this statement we must
receive a larger response during the
Christmas period or the work must
At Thanksgiving most every liberal
giver was under obligations to some
church orphanage. ; 'But at' Christ
mas think ot this society and be gen
erous, u '
CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY OF
Greensboro, N. C.
A. M. SCALES, President,
F. C. BOYLES, Treasurer,
JOHN J. PHOENIX, State Supt.
Make checks payable to F. C Boy-
les, Treasurer. Greensboro, N. C.
Subscriber Wishes to
Come to Franklin
Dear Editor I have for some time
read your paper with much interest,
and I believe that ..Franklin hjGf'JT
bright future. Its' future of cu.JMiV"
depends a great deal upon the class
of. people- who come there as perma-;
.What inducements if any have you
to offer people both men and women
workers, who have.no special trade
or profession, but who would like to
settle there provided they could make
a living? .
Do you want people of this class?
Will some reliable person who is well
informed in regards to this matter be
wiling to correspond with one who v..
is much interested? :
. If so,' the writers at tress may be
obtained by applying ;it . the Press
The Almond school is moving'atong v
nicely this year.. . ,
The Andrews basket ball team play
ed Almond last Friday;. ' Andrews
girls shot eight field goals and one
Andrews, boys shot four field goals
and seven free goals.
Almond girls lost the game by one.
Almonds boys gained by twenty.
The road in Swain County is ia
good condition at this writing.
Our school will close Friday for
Christmas. We hate to see our
teachers lcavfc for home. Wc wish
they catjld stay with us. , y
' Mr. R: W,-Burnett passf a through
this section last week on va way
to Macon County. . v
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