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EVENING nULLETlN. HONOUTLTT, T. 1I 8ATI l,y rr.I! 1 long
HERE is another chance for you.
Now is the time to get in. There
is no juse trying to get goods in a
store that is already crowded to
the doors. We cannot do impossi
bilities but we will do something
just as goodsomething in which
you will share the j oy s and pleasures
Commencing Saturday, Feb. I
Dress Goods and
SATIN STRIPE CHALLIES, 35 c per yard.
FANCY HAIR CORD MOUSSELINE, 20o yard.
'FANCY CHIFFONNE (all white), soft and dainty. 45c yard.
FANCY-DOT SWISS (all white), 20c, 221.2c, and 25c yard.
WASHABLE BLACK, with mercerized figures, 30c and 35c yard.
BED SPREADS, full width, fufl value, $1.20, $1.50, $1.65 up.
A splendid assortment of CURTAININGS and DRAPERIES, at
prices ranging from 10c per yard to 30c.
Special in Taffeta Ribbons
SIZES 5 AND 7 5c PER YARD
SIZE 0 8 l-3c PER YARD
SIZE 12 10c PER YARD
SIZE 16 12c PER YARD
SIZE 22 15c PER YARD
SIZE 40 ,' 20c PER YARD
SIZE 60 25c PER YARD
SIZE 80 .' 30c PER YARD
A FULL LINE OF FANCY RIBBONS AT 25 PER CENT. REDUCTION.
IOME under our parasol and look at
the good things we offer for we
are going to divide profits with
those who have divided their trade
with us. Look at the Prices!
Have you ever had such an oppor
tunity to provide at so little cost?
Ladies' Shoe Department
We have received since the holidays several consignments of the
well-known line of SOROSIS, including all the new lasts in staple and in
To make room for these we are condensing our broken lots, Shoes
from our best selling lines and close out at a sacrifice. If you are in
terested in good Shoes you will do well to sec this line. We are now in
a position to fit your feet satisfactorily.
L. B. Kerr & Co., Ltd., Alakea St
Our Children Poge
S BRICKTOP AND THE TWINE, ESCAPE .
BY HELENA DAVIS
It was .' beautiful Saturday morn- (lio rher mail mid climbed over the. JUncli of timber yonder at the foot o romcwluit ilimcull over tbc uneven Keep bis wits, otherwise, lie would bo
lug. The snow was packed as bind
us Hint and as smooth as gl.iHS. Tho
bU'i shone. genially, but iKcoiiipllBh
til very little thawing. Tlicro was
no wind, thus making the weather
Ideal to be out In If one. laved coast
ing and skating and did nut mind a
tasto of frost.
Soon nfter breakfast llricktop and
Tim Twins decided to go to tho river
skating. As tho Hurst Hiirfaro on
the. ilvcr was about two miles from
town by road, the children decided
to iiuiKo a short cut through a big
cattlo pasture that bordered tho riv
er. Sevoral times lately llricktop. In
.company with other boys, bad gono
thiough this same pasture to shorten
tho distance to tho river, nnd, as ho
told Tho Twins, not n cow nor a calf
had they come In contact with. So
thero was no danger of meeting with
formidable hor'ns Tho Twins being
to afruld of cattlo llricktop declar
ed. Half n inllo f loin town they left
ill . .! .- - J "
nrrri-r i i I nrt r i n mini minniiiii irT
He felt that he must
be calm and keep bis wits
bis honiB and loverlng his eyes,
Now! Now!" cried Lcltlo
high hoaid fence that Inclosed tho the hill. Tho last tlmo I was through enow, which In places let them n dead boy within a few seconds, lie
pasture. Walking was rather dim
cult here, for tho tall grass had
caught tho snow In Uttlo reefs, mak
ing It deep In places and shallow In
ethers. And, ns tho crust was not
overywhoro frozen sulllclcntly to sup
port tho children's weight, their pio
gres3 was rather slow.
"I guess we'd, have inailo tlmo by
following tho road," said llricktop.
"Shall we go back and continue that
"Oh, I Ilka this p.ibtuic," cried Ket
tle, her f.ico shining from tho cold
nips It was receiving. "See, )ondor
goes n rabbit. What fun to bo In tho
country, where there Is no road nor
"Yes, I think tho same, sister,"
declared llottlo, her rosy fuco full of
"All right, kiddles," said llrick
top. "If j on don't And tho road too
heavy It's good enough Tor me. And
wo'll seo a lot of squirrels In that
hole I louutcd live bushy tails on
"Thoy must have been having a
party," suggested I.ettle. Hut Just,
as sha llnlshcd speaking a strange
and dioadful nolso fell on their eats,
and, turning tholr ojes In tho direc
tion from which it came tho throe
lit t lu Perkinses saw to their horroi
ti grout bull, head down and pawing
tho caitli, some quarter of u milu dis
tant. Ha wus giving vent to short
snorts and furious bellows, and tho
children (oiild seo that his eyes wore
hxed upon them.
Tho Twins grasped their brother's
arms, gasping out: "Oh, Ilrlck, what
thall wo do what shall wo do?"
iTho color loft llrlcktup's fate, but
bis nerves remained steady. "Wo
must reach that trco at tho foot of
tho hill," ho said calmly, but hur
ilcdly. You Kiddles go ahead ot
mo run ns fuBt as over you cun--drop
your skates nnd 11 y. I'll bo with
jou, but I must remain behind you
to keep an eje on that bull who is
preparing to coma for us. Wo'vo
got tho ndvantago In our favor It wo
don't stumble. Now, go and climb
Unit low tree tho llrst ono. to your
Tho Twins, ns well as llricktop,
throw their skates to tho ground und
ttartcd for tho tree, llricktop re
maining behind tho girls to watch
tho bull, Thoy hadn't taken many
steps when, with his head to tho
curth, the bull bellowed more llcrccly
than before and cahio towards them
with nil his speed. Hut, to Hricktop'a
teller, ho saw tho bull lloumlcr In
a snow drift, which retarded his
piogrcss. ''Hurry, Kiddles, hurry!'
lie urged, himself l mining jvlth
them. "He's In a snow drift, which
will take him a minute or so to get
Thu three ran with nil their might,
through tho ciust. So, If tho hull ,w.ncd tho tout again, but tills tlma
was delayed by tho drift, tho chll- tho bull prepared for an attack. Ten
drcn were nlso prevented from nink-J llricktop hurled tho coat into tho
Ing great speed. And as they ran for'ulr In such manner that It camo down
their lles thoy could hear tho hoi-! full In tho bull's face, sticking on
lowing nnd snorting umilng closer
and closer 'behind them. Onco Met
tle's fear almost mastered her, and
cho must have fallen In tho snow and
become a victim to the raging animal
so close behind hud It not been for
llricktop, who gi uspccl her hand and
fnlrly pulled her over tho ground,
calling out words of encouragement
whenever ho could get his breath to
At last thoy reached tho tree, but
the bull was coming nt full tilt
close upon them, llricktop lifted
llcttie In Ills arms, telling her to
(rasp the loner limb and drag her
cclf up. She was quick to obey und
wus boon climbing on up to glva her
sister loom below her. The same way
l.cttlo was helped to mount to u safe
Jlmli, fully eight feet fioni tho
giound. Hut nlio had scauely reach
ed safety when tho snorting, hollow
ing bull w.ib so close that, had llrick
top nt tho moment attempted the
tree ho must havo been llxed against
tho trunk with thu long, sharp horns.
Realizing his awful danger, the boy
turned quickly und menaced tho ani
mal with his overcoat, which ho had
pulled oft as he inn. 1'or n moment
the bull, as If surprised at his con
mict, stopped, head up, and looked at
Then Hilcktop know there was
but ono course to puisne. Ho must
in sonio way keep up tlieso surprises
to tho bull, for only about twenty
feet now separated him from (he fo
loclous animal. Should be try to
climb the tree lie would bo lost, for
two bounds of tho beast would tiling
him upon tho bo, wlw now raced
death, but faced It without a qulier.
, but us has been told, walking wtisllo felt that ho must bu wliu uud
"Ah, thorn comes n man on horse
back!" llricktop crlsed, pointing
down tho road toward tho town. "I'll
hau to use my lung now to some
aclvantnge. And you, Kiddles, must
help me. Wo'll all cry 'Help! Help!"
us boon ns the horseman gets oppo
slto us In tho road."
They did not buo to wait long, fot
tho horseman was coming nt n brisk
tiot. When at tho point In tho road
nearest to tho little ones In tho
pasture ho was hailed hy three lusty
voices. "Help! Holp! Ilolp!" came
thu cry, and looking across tho pas
ture tho horseman saw, to Ills great
, anl I
Mettle, In ono agllutcd hut hopeful wonderiiicnt, n boy und two glils lean
u.lco. "Como up. brother; for hea- lnR forward from tho bare branches
.. u.,i,.. i. ,,ii,c , of Iho treo anil calling out at tho
in n nunri in iui.ia ...
Hut llricktop did not need (he
Twins' urging. I.IUu u ml ho went
up tho trco, unci when half a minute
lator tho mail bull bad tossed tho
(oat from his horns nnd looked for
his prey, ho found It gono. With
blazing ejes ho looked up nt tho
thrco children, who were for tho
present perfectly Bafc, being comfor
tably seated among the grcnt, close
ly Interwoven limbs fully ten feet
nboo ground, l'or u Uttlo while tho
defeated animal showed his resent
ment by pawing the earth and bel
lowing. Then ho would dash ut thu
tree as if to hook It; but knowing
full well Unit such contact would
only Injure himself, ho yroi'lil with
draw sonio fow feet away again and
resume his pawing and snorting.
"I hope ho won't keep us up hero
all day," said l.cttlo, shivering with
"I'll Keep n close watch of tho
load," said llricktop, "and will Blg
nai tho llrst person I seo."
"Hut tho road Is so far nwny, bro
ther," sighed llcttie, also becoming
miihh with the cold, which was quite
Intense up in the tree.
"Hut look at brother,'' exclaimed
l.cttlo, suddenly realizing that ho
was without his ocrcoat. "K wo'ro
i old, what must ho suffer?" And sho
was for hnliig him tuku her wium
lur boa to wrap about his neck,
which, of course, llricktop only smil
ed nt, declaring ho was not so cold
ns ho wus Impatient to get down to
earth ouco more,
(ops of tholr olecs, the while waving
their Imndkei chiefs.
I It funk nnlv fifift Inril. fnr Hin tunti
to realize the situation. "Tluen chil
dren treed by a mad bull," bo said,
under his breath, for the hull was
still lingering near tho tree, contin
uing to bellow and paw at Intervals
to keep bis Uttlo prisoners informed
of his nearness.
Tho horseman signaled to tho chil
dren that bo would havo them liber
ated from their unpleasant predica
ment us soon ns possible. Then ho
rodo off ut u gallop toward tho bouso
of tho farmer who owned thu pastuio.
l'rotty soon tho three Perkinses, to
their gleat delight, saw two horse
men coming across tho pasture unci
within n cry short tlmo tho hull
wns driven nway, his owner coining
back to usslBt tho children from the
treo nnd to ask them to his house
to get warm unci have sonio refresh
ment heforo returning to town,
llricktop thanked him nnd their kind
dellveier nnd was glad of tho oppor
tunity to go to tho farmer's houso
for food and warmth, (letting his
overcoat which was not much tho
worto for having been tossod by tho
bull's horns ho and tha Twins sot
off acros.i tho pasture with tho farm
er, who walked beside thorn, leading
his horse. Their skates woro found
wheio they had thrown them halt nn
"I don't think we'll core for skat
ing today, shall we, brother?" asked
Lettlo ns thoy went along.
'Wo aren't hurt In any' way.
don't seo why wo should nilsi our
skiitlng-on account of that old hull's
"You'ro it brick, joung man," said
tho farmer, slapping llricktop on thu
"Well, that's my name, nud I can't
help being one," Mr. Perkins, Jr., re
plied wltli u smile.
"He's n hero," declared Hcttio,
proudly, to which Lcttio nodded nor
LITTLE MISS PRUE
Well, what Is tno mutter with little,
I'm sum 1 can't tell what it Is, cau
Ah, what was that, my dear, you Just
Uttlo Miss Prue has got tho big head.
Tho Homo Protective Association
of San Mntco County wins In tho llrst
sklrmlslf with tho Cluggonholm Infer
cbts when Hoard of Couuty Supervi
sors ro-pnsbcs ordlnauco regulating
It Is announced In New York that
thero Is to bo nn reduction In tho
prlco of diamonds. Tho diamond'
syndicate In Umdou has sent out thu
edict, tho falling off In sales not.
laugucd Brlcktoe. withstanding.
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