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Along the ronrt of Newton Heights
spring and her flrKtllnjc crept out ten
derly. Even clone tip to the rim of
the tiled highway 1 1 self, an occasional
colony of wood violets ilnrel to show
their heads for the brief moment be
fore they anffoonted. The threat of
rain atlll lay on the air, but the Sun
day rank and file of motors threw back
tops, lowered windshield and turned
shining noses toward the greening
In the red-lenther tonnemi, with her
little fare wind-blown and hured to the
kiss of the air, Sortie llarnet turned to
licr rompnnlon and peered under the
visor of his cheeked eap and up Into
his small Inset eyes.
"Is Is that the house up on the hill
"Not yet. It's right around the next
"Gee! My my bunds are like Ice,
I I'm that nervous." 1
"That's a swell way to treat a fel
low who's promised to marry you."
"You you must excuse me today.
Jerry. Honest, with a wink of sleep
I I'm so upset with poor Dee Dee,
and on top of that so nervous aliout
your little girl and the house and ev
erything. And, Dee Dee when I think
of Dee Dee."
"Don't think, Peachy; that's the way
to get around that"
"I I can't help It You ought to
seen her at the doctor's this morning,
bow uow the poor thing lost her nerve
when he told her that there there
wasn't no hope."
"Aw, now, cut the sob stuff. Peachy '
Yon can't help It Poor old devil.
Maybe she's Just gettlbt what's due to
"Jerry!" . .
"Sure, I believe every one of us gets
what's coming to us."
"Ifere we are, Tootsle. See, Peachy,
that's the house I bought her and her
mother, and they was kicking at it be
fore the plaster was dry."
"That's u concrete front. Neat, am't
It? That's a moHalc-lloor porch, too, I
built on ' a year after her and her
"It's a beau tiful house, Jerry."
"You're the kind of kid that knows
how to appreciate a home when sh?
get's It. But her with her she-devil of
a mother, they no sooner got In tliun
they began to side wlth.euch other
against me her and her old mother
trying to leurn me how to run my ow n
"Sny, but nln't it pretty, Jerry, right
up over the river, . and country all
around, and rljlit over there in back
the street curs for the city when you
"This Is going to be your street cur,
Peachy, a six-cylinder one."
She colored llko a wild rose.
"Oh, Jerry, I I keep forgettlns."
"By Uud ! It's a good thing I'm going
to give up my city rooms uud come
out here to watch my p's and q's. Gosh
tlurn her neck I I told her to quit clut
tering up that side yard turf with hu
gosh darn little flower-beds ! Gosh
darn her neck ! There never was o
servant worth her hide." .
"Jerry, why. they're beautiful! They
just look beautiful, those pauslcs, uud
Is that the little girl sitting up there on
the porch steps? Is is that Malsle?"
They drew to a atop before the box
idiuped, ornate house. On the topmost
step of the square veranda the luert
figure of a small girl.
t "Aw, nln't she cute?"
Miss Burnet sprang lightly to the
xldewnlk, and beside her Mr. Jerome
Beck flecked the dust of travel from
the bay of his waistcoat, shaking his
trousers' knees Into pluce.
"Jerry, call her here, the little girl.
You tell her who w ho I uiu. Tell her
gently, Jerry, and and how good I'm
going to be to her and aw, ain't I the
silly, though, to feel so trembly?"
The child on the steps regarded their
' approach with unsmiling eyes, nor did
he move except to draw aside her durk
fctult skirls and close her knees until
"Hello there! Moping nguln, eh?
Get up! Didn't I tell you not to let
uie catch you out playing or help
ing Cloonan around? Suy howdy to
this ludy. She's coming out here to
live. Come here and say howdy to
The child shrank to the newel-post,
her little face overtaken with an agony
"Cat got your tongue? Say howdy.
Quit breathing through : your mouth
like a fish. Suy howdy, that's a good
"Don't force her, Jerry. Shes bash
ful. Ain't you, dearie? Ain't you,
"Moping, you mean. If It was her
month In the dirty Hurleiu flat she'd
tie spry enough.. She knows what I
mean when I say that, and she knows
he better cut out this pouting. Quit
breathing through your mouth or I'll
stick a rork In It."
"Aw, Jerry, she can't help that !"
"Cat got your tongue? Where's
"Aw, Jerry you you scared her!
Come here, darling; come here to me,
Malsle; come, dearie."
But the child slid past the extended
arms, down the wooden step, and
around a corner of the house, her arm
held cp across her eyes.
"Aw, Jerry, honest, you can be awful
"I'll get that out of her or know the
reason why. They've poisoned her
gainst ne,Jhat about how It Is In a
nutshell. Ml get that pouting to be In
that dirty Harlem hole with her moth
er and grandmother out of her or know
the reason why."
"Look, this Is the front hall. Guess
this ain't got that sty In Twenty-third
street beat some. Look ! ' How do you
like It? Thin way o the parlor and
Sndle Barnet smiled through the
shadows In her eye. ,
"Jerry I Say, ain't this beautiful!
A upright piano and gold chairs and
Why, Jerry ! why, Jerry !"
"And look In here, the dining room.
Her and her mother shopped three
weeks to get this oak set and see this
fancy cabinet full of china. . Slick,
nln't It?" , ... : .
Her fingers curled In "a soft clutch
around her throat as if her breuth
came too fast. . ,
"Jerry, It It's Just grand."
He marshaled her In all the pride of
"Here, Cloonan. I told you I was
going to bring somebody out to take
hold and sit on you and yourbIll.
didn't I? This lady's coming out here
tomorrow, bag and baggage. Hand
over your account look to her and I
bet she does better with It. 8ee that
you : fix us 'up In honeymoon style,
too. Bag and baggage we're coming.
The figure beside the Ill-kept stove
bowl In lap and paring potatoes wKb
the long fleshless hands of 4 bird
raised a still more fleshless face.
"Cloonan's been running this she
bang for two years now. Peachy, and
there ain't nothing much she ran'l
learn you about my ways. They ain't
hard. Look! Porcelaln-lbned sink. It
got Twenty-third street beat some
"Klx us a beefsteak supper, Cloonan.
and lemme welgh them groceries 1
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Tonight at the Imperial the feature
Is "Midsummer Madness," a Cecil B.
DeMille film, starring- Lois Wilson
and Conrad Nagel. The plot centers
around two young- married couples
who are close friends. One of the
wives Is so lavish with the outward
expressions of her love for her hus
band that he becomes a bit tired of
her. Now that she is so completely
won, he longs for pew fields to con
quer. His friend's wife, on' the other
hand, Is blessed with a husband who
is more interested in business than in
her; she craves romance. So the
over-loved husband and his friend's
under-loved wife are attracted to each
other. In a moment of folly, they
commit an indiscretion that nearly
ruins four lives.
Pauline Starke, a most capable
young actress, takes the leading role
in "Salvation Nell," the Imperial at
traction for Wednesday. The photo
play, taken from the stage success of
ihe same name, tells the story of a
courageous Salvation Army lass who
nits the man or her heart out of the
slums of New York and makes him
go straight It is a story of romance
and pathos, with some great dramatic
situations, and the screen is said to
have made of it a most extraordinary
pieces of entertainment.
Thursady night there will be no
photoplay-, but instead the high school
students will present, "Nothing But
the truth, a comedy in three acts,
for the benefit of the Spud. The
show will start at 8 p. m. Between
the first and second acts there will be
a specialty by the high school expres
sion class, under the direction of Mrs.
Inice Dunning. ; 1 I '
Santa Claus' Messengers
441 S THERE really a Santa Claim,
I daddy?" asked Alfred, his anx
ious eyes ajrlow as he stood by
his father's knee. ,
. It was the night before. Christmas
and the family was gathered together
in the living room beiore the fire-place
whose flashing and dancing flames t
glistened on the silver and gold fes
toons decorating the Christmas tree.
An irregular row of stockings hung
from the mantle and were silhouetted
against the fire. The family had had
a happy time listening to the Christ
mas Carols from the phonograph, and
to their father who was gifted with a
remarkable fund of stories.
It was now time for Alfred to go
to bed. His mother had already left
the room. He, however, was in no
"is there a Santa Claus?" he asked.
"Yes, my lad, there Is," responded
his father. ' "Some felk will try to
tell you that Old St Nick is Just a
story and not real at all. I feci rorry
for those kind of people. Do you know
how old Santa Claus is?"
Alfred shook his yellow head.
"Santa Claus," continued his fath
er, "is as old as old can be. Santa
Claus was here long before there ever
were little boys and girls. -
"Now listen real carefully and 111
tell you a secret about Santa Claus
which most folks don't know. ' Santa
Claus is love. Yes, sir, Santa Claus
is love. It is love who will fill those
"Course you can't see love nor can
Jou see Santa Claus, but he is real
ust the same."
. .... -
A light or understanding Drignteneo
the lad's face. His father knew that
mother would be calling for him, but
who could resist contiuing before such
an en wrapt listener?
"Now, then, let me tell you some
thing more about Santa Claus which
most people have written ail about
Santa Claus is with us the whole year
round and not Just for Christmas only.
Sure, it is love who takes the basket
of Jellies and pies and chicken to the
poor boys and girls who have no father
or mother to take care of them.
"So then whenever any folks tell you
that Santa isn't real you just tell them
you know better.
"Now before mother calls us again
maybe I can tell you something else
about Santa. He always nas ma mes
sengers. Everybody who loves is
Rnnta'R messenger. Wouldn't you like
to be one? I've tried to be one for a
long time and it is just lots oi run.
Alfred expressed his delight with a
uerfectlv kissable smile as he nodded
his head. . . .
"Well, s.rl Tomorrow is Christmas
and it is the time for little boy3 and
girls and everybody," too, to have a
happy joyous day. Tomorrow you wil
wake up early, I know.. You will
waken too early for me, but since it
is only once a year I'll forgive you.
Anyhow, after you have found all the
wonderful things stuffed in jour long
stockings and played with all the
things hidden under the Christmas
tree, we are all going to be messengers
for Santa Claus. ;
"You and mother and I are going
to fix up a big basket with good
things to eat. We will bundle up, real
warm and take the ba.-ket around to
the block beyond the old church.
Widow Miranda lives in a little cot
tage with her little girl and we are
going to surprise them with this bas
ket. They will be so happy because
they will know that Santa Claus has
not forgotten them. Won't that be
"Oh, yes, daddy," exclaimed Alfred,
clapping his hands. "Let's be Santa's
messengers. Oh, I can hardly wait
"All right," said his father, "the
quicker to bed the sooner will Christ
mas be here. Come on."
Alfred grasped his father's hand and
they marched off in response to the
mother s insistent call.
A three-act comedy for the business
man, "Nothing But the Truth." Thurs
day night, Imperial. 7
We will buy your furs
and hides. 0 Cannon &
A Ton of Coal
FOR A CHRISTMAS GIFT
Have you ever thought of it? It has the necessary ad
vantage of being useful, and will undoubtedly be appre
ciated by the recipient.
We Will Deliver It
WHEN AND WHERE YOU SAY
1 We have a supply of high grade Coal in stock
and can deliver either
Canyon City Kirby o rMof f at Coal
Lump or Nut
Think over your list of friends and you will discover
one or more to whom a ton of coal as an Xmas gift would
be most welcome.
M. D. Nolan & Go.
Make Plans for .
, State Convention
The Alliance delegation of -olunteer
firmen to the state convention at Nor
folk, will leave the city on No. 42 Sun
day night, January 15. They will
travel the Burlington to Grand Island
and go from there to Columbus on the
Union Pacific, arriving at Columbus at
2 o'clock Monday afternoon.
The Columbus department is tender
ing a grand entertainment Monday
evening, January 16, to delegates from
.1 . i nrn 1 1 t '
over uie Hi&ie. i no iouowing morning
a special train will leave Columbus for
Norfolk, carrying several hundred
delegates who attend the Columbus en
tertainment the night before.
Many departments are croinir In Pull
man cars, in which they will stay dur
ing their stay at the convention, as
Noi'olk is short of hotel facilities.
Gering, Bayard, Mitchell and Scotts
bluff will go in one Pullman; Crawford
and Sidney will take another; North
Platte will travel In a private car
with a. band; Lexington and Kearney
are going together in a private Pull
man; Gothenburg will have a car to
itself; Central City and Aurora will be
together, and there will probably be
more private cars.
The local delegation will probably
consist of ten men.
At the regular meeting Wednesday
evening V. E. Byrne was elected secre
tary to succeed Ross Sampson, resign
January 17, 18 and 19 will be red
these being the dates of the annual
convention of the Nebraska- State
Volunteer Firemen's association and
Norfolk being the place of meeting.
the Norfolk tire fighters are plan
ning big things for the convention.
their only care being to give their
guests the best .time ever.
Reception committees will be busy
all day the seventeenth meeting the
trains and escorting the visitors to
headquarters where they will be
registered and rooms assigned them.
In the evening a Memorial service will
be held at the auditorium. Reverend
Mr. Rundin of Mitchel, the associa
tion's state chaplain in charge . This
service will be in memory of those
members who passed away within the
year. The convention will be formally
opened at this meeting, Mayor Friday
being scheduled to give an address of
welcome at that time.
The forenoon of the 18th will be
given over to a business session. The
official picture will probably be made
during the forenoon.
Ihe Norfolk Rotary club will engi
neer a sightseeing trip in the after
noon. Mr. Wolf, of Cincinnati, O., a
master in the art of facing fire risks,
will demonstrate some fire hazards,
hills, jumping into fire nets, scaling
ladders, etc., during the afternoon.
A "peachy show is -scheduled for
the evening ct the Auditorium, free to
firemen delegates and visitors.
The last day will see the election of
officers. Nothing is known about the
politics Of the convention here Nor
folk s hands are full with the enter
The big banquet will be the closing
feature of the affair and will be held
in the Burnett garage, the Rebekahs
serving the big dinner. Governor Mc
Kelvie will be the principle speaker.
The man who doesn't own an auto
mobile, and a few of his kind are left.
never yet has been able t o discover
what it is about a railroad track and
the edge of a bluff that so fascinates
Do you enjoy a comedy with a plot' A dramatic critic speaks of a vaude
and full of action ? Do not fail to ee ville performer having a ''convulsion
"Nothing But the Truth" December on one car." The average vaudeville
22. Reserve your seats early at llol- patron never tires of acrobatic novel-;
sten's Drug Store. 7 lies.
Buy Xmas Candies
At a Big Saving
Mixed Xmas Candy
. 2 lbs.
' 5 lbs. $1.50
20c and Gumdrops
93c 1 lb 23c
.$1.75 5 lbs. $1.00
.$3.30 10 lbs $1.80
' 20 lbs $3.30
30c Pure Taffy 1 flavors
IIsOc 1 lb. 13c
2 lbs 25c
40c 5 lbs . 53c
70c 10 lbs $1.00
. 1 lb 30c
2 lbs. 55c
.20c 5 lbs. $1.30
.33c 10 lbs. .-.$2.30
.80c 20 lbs. $4.20
Fresh Pop Corn, per pound i. . 30c
' Quantity Roasted Peanuts Ask for Price
. Lownes and Brecht's Chocolates in fancy Christmas
Boxes. Also Chinese Baskets. All New Stock
CANDY CANES, Special for Christmas
Decorations, priced 2 for 5c, and up
Special prices to Churches, Schools or Parties In Quantity
Alliance Candy Store
210 Box Butte
Herald 'Vant Ads-Results.
FOR CHRISTMAS WEEK
A Hat is very acceptable for Christmas gift purposes
and we have made' some special inducements to our
patrons. Come in and see our offering;.
OUB GENERAL LINE
Is All Reduced
ONE-HALF OR MORE
A SPECIAL VALUE
In Tarns at
Sailors in Black, Blue and Gray, with Various Colored
Facings, priced at $1.00 .
PRICES RANGE $1.00 to $6.00
I Our Prices on Meats are
1 Low Not Cheap I
I WE BELIEVE IN MAINTAIN ING THE HIGH STANDARD
V FOR QUALITY TH A T WE HAVE GAINED ft
J The Model Market
g: v has lowered its prices
U v on choice cuts of meat
jK and still has
giving full weight 16
:ff ounces to the pound
to every customer.
;i It is a matter of bus
U iness principle with us.
U We Believe It Is
the ONE BEST WAY '
I You Are Assured of Satisfaction
In Every Way at THIS Market
DON'T FORGET TO ASK FOR YOUR TICKETS
We are giving a $1.00 Savings Account Book to every customer who buys
at least $10.00 worth of meats from us before the first of the new year.
FIGURE YOUR OWN SAVINGS KEEP YOUR TICKETS
TURKEYS WILL BE SCARCE IF YOU WANT ONE, ORDER IT NOW
E. K. Jones, Prop.
We Deliver Orders