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The Newb)erry W. T. C. U. .ei :
nice box of ei111ng an,- d pind i.
to the fl i . f Iope'' in Xbunbb:
Dr. Goo0. 1. Croinier zi ve.y
fine lecture in the Church of the Re
deeiner on temperance Sunday. The
collection was for the benefit (f the
W. C. T. U. and is was generous.
Rev. Mr. James preached a most
excellent sermon on temperance, Nov.
29, World's Temperance Sunday.
All the ministers in town were asked I
to preaeh on this subject and they
were glad to do so.
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The L. T. L. had a "Rummage
sale"' at which enough was realized to
pay pledge for State work.
The Deciding Vote.
There lives in a Western State a
humble old lady whose interest in
polities is confinied to the single fact
that her son was elected a number
of yars ago a member of the legisla
ture, and has several times since been
reelected. What he has actually done
in the legislature she does not know.
She has no doubt that he has done all
that a good boy, grown to be a great
man, ought to have done or could do;
and one good thing he did, at least,
to justify her confidence.
When the legislature assembled in
the autumn of 1906, the son visited
his mother, and chided her good-nat
uredly for not reading the speeches
he had sent her. She had saved them
all, and knew just where they were;
but she confessed that she had not
been able to read them all, or to un
derstand very well what she had read.
"But you're going to make a speech
this year that I shall read, every
word,' she said.
"Tel me, which one that is, and
I'll be sure to make it," said he.
"It's the one on the anti-saloon
bill," said she.
''Oh, that one!" he said, :me
''Yes; I know it will be a good one.
My boy, you know what liquor did
for our home years ago. I have pray
ed all the years that my son might
grow up to save other boys from his
father's fate; and this is your op
portunity. I know you will be true
."'Well, mother,'' replied the son,
''I don't know that I have much con
fidenee in these efforts to make men
good by legislation. You can't very
'well do more than regulate the liquor
traffic. The attempt to prohibit it al
together alwayvs fails. I don't know
that I can make a speech in favor of
But these arguments fell unheeded
on 'her ears. She did not take them
seriously. She thought her son jok
- ing, as was his wont.
''Oh, I know you like tt tease .me."
she said, ''but I know you'll vote for
that bill, and speak for it; and I shall
read every word of you.r speech, and
I shall pray for you every day, that
God will bless that speech and make
it win the fight.''
The son had, indeed, expected to
speak on the bill, but on the other
side; and he never had doubted, nor
had his political friends, which way
he would vote; but the weeks went
by, and the fate of the bill hung in
the balance, and he kept his own coun
sel. It was assumed, however, that
he would vote against the bill in the
end, and so his silence caused no un
easiness to the liquor men.
''I know why you are waiting,
wrote his mother. ''You are waiting
to make your great speech when the
great fight comes. God bless you my
boy! I am praying for you. How
proud I am of you''
It was that letter that put all
doubt aside. When the lines began to
tighten and a deadlock was threaten
ing, he first voted on an amendment
which forecasted his final action.
That vote brought surprise to the
*friends of temperance and discourage
ment to the friends of the liquor
Anld when tihe bill came up on its
third reading. he spoke. He did not
see the mnembers of the house, but he
saw an old woman, reading his
speech through spectacles that re
quired frequent wiping, and it was a
speech that carried conviction.
The vote was so close that any one
of a dozen things might ha.ve turned
the scale; but among the stories told.
in the committee rooms. after the hill
hecame a law under which ;everal
hundred saloonls were oblia'ed tor-o.
and confidence had their deisive ini
fluence in the making of a law.
TOYS AND GAMES
You never saw so many good Toys and
Games as I am now showing. The cun
ning Germans have been cudgeling their
brains all year to invent new and more curi
ous toys, and you will find here the best
results of their work.
As to games, no home can contain too
many. They keep the young folk s at home
and many of them are interesting for the
Iron Locomotives and Cars, Steam En
gines, Air Guns, Magic Lanterrs, Tool
Chests, Rubber Balls, Pianos, Chairs,Tables,
Furniture, Banks, Drums, Watches, Wag
ons, Horses, Automobiles, Carts, Boats,
Blocks, Toy Picture Books, Fish Ponds,
Ten Pins, Checker Boards, Dolls, Doll Beds,
Tea Sets, Horns, etc.
Fancy Calandars and Post Cards
These are the FINEST IMPORTED
adDOMESTIC GOODS. My assort
ment is large.
Many beautiful and useful gifts in this
line. Fancy Box Paper, Paper Weights,
Fancy Ink Wells, etc.
I believe that I come n<
munity than ever before. 1
einbody BEAUTY, DURABII
features my PRICES ARE I
Toilet Cases and Noveli
I have some beautiful Toilet and Dre
Cases in Plush, Silver and Ebony. These
-magnificent gifts for the gentle sex. Prices:
from 50 cents to $15.00. Ebony goods are
ular the world over and there is every r
. why they should be. I have both plain at
ver mounted The line includes Brushes,'
Articles, Mirrors, Manicure Sets and man:
. pieces. I have put attractive prices on these
Kodaks are always superb gifts. one of
that you cannot go amiss on. Every n<
human being likes pictures and likes to
them. Kodaks are specially suited for y
people. They can be giv n with certain
making the receiver happy. The range of j
is so great that any requirement as > pr
met. The cheapest kind do good work. I
them at $1.oo to $1o oo.
Don't be a late one. D
Santa Claus Saturday
naercompyarin t sisn erptavey
ae goodoen t at posss thnoan
po-Ifeyo Funt taistPn yoPeern
ason have it. Prices range from $r.oo to
oods as those who are posted on Cut Glass
those Silve r Ware
rmal There are perfect gifts in this one li
naake one on yc ur Ch'istmas list. I have
oung *at almost any pu-ce. My stock inclu
rycof kind of articles that vou would be
ice s choose. Knives, Forks, Spoons, Crearl
have Spoons, Cream Ladles, Gravy Ladles,
Olive Forks and many other articles.
o your holiday shopping at onc
afternoon at 4 o'clock in his w
There is hardly a person who has Christ
mas gifts to buy who should not consider
the selection of books. Books are equally
desirable for young and old They are
treasured for a life time, and never lose
their value. I have a very large variety to
select from. It includes all the latest and
most Popular Novels, together with Poetrv,
also Books for Girls, Books for Boys and
Books for the Little People. Besides I have
a very large assortment of the Popular Price
Novels at 50 cents-St Elmo, Lavender and
Old Lace, Satan Sanderson, Graustark and
Beverly of Graustark and many others.
The giving of Fancy Leather Goods is
justly becoming more popular every year.
I have a complete line of Ladies' Bags,
Wrist Bags, also a full line of Pocket Books,
Purses, Card Cases, Bill Books, Music Rolls.
This is an item that will always be rather
rare in the average home, hence all the~
more desirable for those who wish some
thing artistic and .diffe1ent.
)biem Solved i
holday problem of the people of this corn
iualities that gifts should have. Gifts that
rY and R E AL VA LU E. In addition to these
LONG AS YOU LIKE E
or woman's China is one of those things that you can al-/
ience if it is ways give with certainty that it will be prized.
if it isn't. I might take a whole page telling you about the
rote with I various itenis of China. All I can do here is to
$6.oo. urge you to make a note of it and be sure to see it.
reasonable The production of Watches has reached so
wilrcg scientific a stage that really excellent ones can be
will ecog- had for small prices. The Migit or Junior make
nefrevryCOME AND INSPECT[
something The goods mentioned above confine only a part
des just the of the line shown, and in many of the lines there
are sc>res of separate items. You will realize
most apt to therefore how imnportant it is that you come and
and 'sugar see all the goods now on display. See them soon
Pickle and for your own sake. It will save you time, worry .
e. Store ooen to 1 1 P. M. Watch for