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THE NEWS-HERALD, HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAYNQVEMBER 28, 1912
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A Christmas Story
Bv CLARISSA MACKIE f i
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On Christmas eve the wind whistled
cheerily down the avenue sending the
lightly fallen snow In glittering show
ers In the faces of passersby.
Every pedestrian carried one or moi e
paper parcels, and many were laden
with holly wreaths or pots of Christ
mas blooming plants.
Mrs. Vinton sat alone In her draw
ing room looking at the busy street
scene. Her big chair was drawn
close to the rich lace curtains, and she
parted the draieries with u thin white
hand on which sparkled many dia
monds, ner beautiful old face was
There had been no Christmas In
Mary Vinton's heart or home since
Rosamond, her only daughter, had
eloped with a penniless lleuteuunt in
the French army Mrs. Vinton had not
forgiven, and Rosamond's speedy re
pentance and plea for forgiveness had
brought nothing but the cold silence of
u deeply injured mother. Mr. Vinton
had been dead for many years, and
Ills widow was.very rich
Every Christmas Mrs Vinton chosu
gifts for her large circle of friends and
they were duly sent, and when she
had received gifts In return she hud
looked at them listlessly and bade Jo
anna Ott, her confidential maid and
almost friend, so many yenrs had Jo
anna served her, to put the gifts away
until the new year should dawn At
that time the stinging tenderness of
Christmas memories would be dulled
and she could write graceful little notes
Beyond the giving nnd receiving of
gifts there were no signs of Christmos
In the Vinton home
On this Christmas eve. Ave years nft-
er the marriage of Rosamond. Mrs.
Vinton had evinced some Interest In
"WHAT IS VOUK NAME, DAULINC! ?"
the holiday appearance of the street
Once in awhl'e a tremor iu.-si-d over
ner sensitive luce. u..l ..- u... ....
It at once with compressed lips while
a pink flush rose to the roots or ner
snow white hair, and her dark eyes
filled with tears that hhe was too proud
to wipe away
It was 4 o'clock when Joanna Ott
was summoned to the drawing room.
"Joanna." said Mrs. Vinton, with an
undercurrent of Interest In her voice.
"I used to have some pour people on
my list to be specially remembered at
Chribtmas time. 1 urn afraid I have
forgotten them lately Do you recol
lect their names?"
Joanna Ott knitted her brows
thoughtfully. "I'm afraid none of
them are left. Mrs. Vlntou." she said
"Not dead. Joanna?" cried Mrs. Vin
"Oh. no. ma'am: not that I know of.
Only there was a Mrs. Ball and her
three children: she married a tireuian
aud Is comfortably off Then the little
French seamstress fell heir to some
money and went back to Paris The
Dooleys all moved away and 1 lost
track of them."
"I'm glad If some of them have met
with happiness." murmured Mary Vin
ton, with a brooding look In her eyes.
She was silent for several moments,
her eyes fixed on the street, now gold
en and red In the setting sun. Joanna
watched her with eyes filled with min
gled pity and despair.
"Do you know of any other poor
people, Joanna?" asked Mrs. Vinton
suddenly, turntog toward the woman.
Joanna started vloletitlv. "Why. I
dou't know, ma am. Perhaps 1 could
think of some one."
"Pome one who Is really In need of
Christmas cheer. Joanna. I believe I
would feel better If I could really vis
it them myself and take something.
You have Jellies and grape Juice and
some delicacies In the bouse? I shall
tieedTfruit and chickens."
Mrs. Vinton was really growing in
terested, aud Joanna's faithful heart
leaped In response.
"Yes. ma atu; I do know of a poor
woman." she said slowly, while a dull
red burned Itself Into her thin cheeks,
"She Is a young woman with a Utile
child, nnd they are very poor and
quite destitute of the commonest ruin
fortH. t am sure you could lirltiK hap
"Is there not a husband;" asked Mr.
Vinton us her mind rapidly reviewed
the necessaries she could take to the"
woman JunVnin had mentioned.
"He Is dead," said Joanna huskily.
"I am afraid lie wasn't Rood for much,
and he about broke his wife's heart.
II o drank souietliliik' awful, mu'am,
and he bad a weak heart, and the
drink killed him. and no loss, I sayl"
Her voice broke spitefully.
"What is her name?"
"Mrs. White." replied Joanna Ott
And she told where the woman lived
over In the teeming east side.
"Let us get some things together.
Joanna, and go Immediately after din
ner," said her mistress, with anima
tion. "We must have some warm
clothing for the mother and the child
and some toys for the little one too.
I wonder If they have any fuel."
"Very likely not." said Joanna, wink
ing tears away from her honest eyes.
"You can order a ton of coal nnd
some wood to be sent to Mrs. White,
Telephone now and tell them It must
lin 1n11lnttl tsvrttrrlil- I til ari nr ft
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IUI IUUU .UI9. VILUUU UlUSt.' I1UU weui
to the door. "Please tell Patrick to
have the car nt the door at 5 o'clock." I
"Yes. ma'am." said Joanna, looking
after her mistress' departing form with
a queer expression in her eyes. When
she was alone she covered her homely
face with her hands and prayed softly.
From shop to shop Mrs. Vinton drove
with her maid, and .lonnnn wns snr-'
prised at the gifts selected by her usu-
ully practical mistress, but she did not
utter n word of protest. I
"The little one will like this. Joanna."
said Mrs. Vinton ns she picked up u
beautlful doll that was richly dressed
glanced suspiciously at Mrs. Vinton,
hut that luly appeared to be engrossed
tn ue selection of n doll's trunk and
some other expensive toys.
There was clothing, too. for the little
one and Its mother handsome gar
ments, soft and warm ftlrs. eb.ot.en
with rare tnle. Joanna tlumeht flint
.urs. Vlntou might have been buviuc
gift8 for her own daughter instead of
the poor Mrs. White of (he tenements.
it was not until after dinner that
they set forth to deliver the gifts. Mrs.
Vinton's eyes were sparkling as Joan-
na had not heen them In years, and her
cheeks were quite pink. She looked
verv beautiful and so much Ilkt. IovpIv.
foolish Rosamond, whom Joanna bud
adored from babyhoofj, that the good
woman was agitated almost to betray
al of her thoughts.
"She seems to have forgotteu poor
Miss Rosamond." thought Joanna, rath
er resentfully, and yet there was a
scared look In her face as the car sped
up the avenue and turned Into one of
the side streets
When they reached the address ot
Mrs White. Joanna was surprised and
disconcerted to find that Mrs Vinton
wished to accompany her to the home
of the young widow "Patrick can re-
main with the car. I can carry half oi
those parcels. Joanna." said Mrs. Vin-
toii firmly, and so Joanna gave, in and
followed her mistress up the ill lighted.
1 elans. looking badly frlgntened.
I At last they knocked ac the appoint-
ed door, and It was opened slowly by
' a little girl of three or four years.
Against the cnndle lighted back-
' ground of the room the child's hair was
! a tluff of gold
..,, , , . , '
1 "Muzzer's gone to det some coal."
1 she announced, letting the visitors in-
! side the humble room " - (
i Mrs. Vinton and Joanna each stoop-
ed and kissed the child and then look-
,., around at-the liare Moor, with Its
,,, OI wnru t.an., ., Iew t.uea,i LJ?
chairs There were un Iron bedstead,
aIui plain deal table, with a few
dishes laid for'a simple meal a simple
ulL.a indeed-a loaf of bread and u
bottle of milk: There was u rusty
little stove In one corner, aud In this a
tire of sticks was crackling. "
"Santa Clans seated us some coal.
Miiz.er's gone to the cellar after some."
chatted the child, coming forward and
placing a tiny hand on Mrs, Vinton's
fur muff. "When I heard you knock
I sought it was Santa Cluus, and it was
only her and you."
Mrs. Vinton beut down and kissed
the child tenderly, tind while Joanna
Ott trembled she turned the charming
little face toward the light nnd stud
ied It closely "What Is your name,
darling?" she asked In-n voice Joanna
hud never heard before w
"Xlnry Vinton." said the child sweet
ly "after graudmu.zer "
"Joanna Ott." said Mrs Vlntou, not
taking her eyes from the child's face.
"Will you please go and help Miss
Rosamoud bring up the coal? You
know her hands are not accustomed to
such" But Joanna Ott had disap
peared. When she was alone with little Mary
l.e Blanc. Mrs, Vinton held the child
closely against her breast "It Is too
good a thing to happen to me, O
Lord." she whispered brokenly. "I
was so hard hearted and proud. And
yet toulght. when Joanna told me of
these people. I thought of Rosamond,
I did aaLJaiow about this little one,
and 1 chose I he things that I would
have bought for Rosamond nnd ter
child If she had one, nnd. O Lord, tbey
are both my oth!"
When Rosamond Le Blanc fallowed
Joanna Into the poor room It was to
be clasped lp her mother's arms. Mary
Vinton looked over Rosamond's fair,
repentant head, and the golden curls
of little Mirry and her eyes met the
faithful ones of Joanna Oft.
"Joannu. how can we ever thank
you?" she asked solemnly.
"By all coming home and having a
Christmas tree." said Joanna practical
ly .nodding her head at the child,
Nov. 25, 1912.
Frank Glbler and family spent Sun
day with Henry Price and wife, of
Charles Farls and wife, of mils
boro, spent Sunday with his mother,
M rs Eliza Farls.
Rev. Foust conducted the funeral
of James Iliifjhea at Greenbush, Sat
John Fenwlck and wife, of Mowrys
town, and Warren Workman and
wife, of Winkle, visited M. M. Work
man and family Sunday.
Quite a number from this place re
ceived Invitations to the wedding of
liennle Addleman at Canton, Sunday,
Nov. 24. Ye Scribes extend congrat
ulations. J. A. Young and family had as their
guests Sunday, W. U. -Tacks and wife,
Jim Sonncr and wife and two child
ren, of Winkle, Homer Burton and
wife, of Danville, and Bert Landess
Mrs. Charley Robinson, of Union, is
visiting her daughter, Mrs.
George Tedrlck and wife started
this morning to visit the latter's son,
joe Stratton, and family at Lima
Tllev w,n also visit relatives at Edlng.
ton and at Mlddletown before return-
Matt Fulllam met With a Serious
accident Friday. He had started to
East Danville with a load of hogs,
While crossing the bridge near his
residence one of the abutments caved
. lBttlng ti,e ioad down. Mr. Pul-
ara was taken to his home and Dr.
Cropper called who found his knee
cap out of place and several of the
ligaments pulled loose. Mr. Pulliam
is confined to his bed.
I D. A. Pulliam and wife and Frank
Foust and wife dined with Mr. and
Mrs. Milton Foust Sunday.
Lewis Roush and family visited Mr.
anc rs- H-- C. Roush, Sunday.
Leslie Warman and family visited
i,s parents, Tom Warman and wife,
at Harwood Sundav
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Mr- and Mrs- J C' Landess are vls"
lng their daughter, Mrs. Sam Clal-
borne, at South Liberty this week.
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Aunt Mahala McKee and family
entertained at dinner Sunday Mr.
George Robinson and Austin Roblr.-
son and family.
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Lewis Orebaugh and wife, of Hills-
oro. fPent Frlday nlBht wlth thelr
Mrs. Ellis Wilkin spent Tuesday
anr? Wednesday with home folks at
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William Tice and wife and son, of
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East Danville, Charlie Tlce and wife
and son, Gordon, were the guests of
Ira Tlce and wife Sunday.
Miss Rose Trop spent Wednesday
md Thursday at the home of John
and famll near HUlSDOrO,
Miss Bertha" Chaney spent last week
with her sister, Mrs. Albert Pence.
Rev. Horn and family, of Hillsboro,
took dinner with Allen Robinson and
Mrs. Will Charles spent Saturday in
olrs. Will Haines, of Tile Junction,
and Miss Martha Purdy, of Prairie
Valley, were the guests of General
Pence and family Tuesday.
James Wilkin and family visited
Mr. and Mrs Joe Barnett, Sunday.
Mrs. Sam Robinson and daughter,
Ethel, entertained a number of friends
at dinner Wednesday ln honor of the
s Surnames were introduced Into En
gland by the Not mans.
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