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promptly. He uttered an excited yelL
Then, in his stocking feet, he made a
dash for home.
The agitated Mrs. Rice insisted on
going straight to the local hank to be
assured the certificate was good.
There she left it for collection "half
to John and Mary,-",she directed.
"If we hadn't taken in the chil
dren, mother would never have come,
nor the old shoes," reasoned the
happy Mary. "And, oh, John, see the
grand fortune that has come to us
for duty well performed!"
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
BY CHARLES B. DRISCOLL
The message of the Christmas bells
Throughout the world is drowned
By screaming shot and bursting shell
On Europe's battleground!
What woeful sounds of human hate
Upon the breeze are borne;
What mourning millions sadly wait;
How many heartstrings torn!
O gentle Messenger of Love,
Sweet Child of Galilee,
Look down in pity from above;
Our hearts look up to thee!
That millions disregard the words
Which once proclaimed thy birth
To peaceful shepherds and their
"Good will and peace on earth!"
That peoples madly follow Cain;
That all earth's fertile sod
Cries out to thee of brothers slain,
Forgive us, Son of God!
That we have stumbled, Lord, we
Help us this Christmas day
To stem the tide of human woe,
And wash the blood away!
HERE'S A CHARMING SPORTING
The modern ideas and methods of
centralization and efficiency are even
making inroads on women's clothes.
This costume can be used well for all
outdoor sports, skating, skiing,
mountain climbing and - horseback
It is being worn here by Miss Mar
guerite Namara, a prima donna in
"Alone at Last." It is made up with
a turkey-red kid leather, with just a
touch of bisque-colored broadcloth
and cuffs to soften it The coat is
strictly military style, the tight waist
line belted in with a leather belt as
a fastening on the side and reaches
to the. knees.