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Wit arts CKrtuglr
By EDITH RANSOM AVERILL
boy on his new red
sled sped down the
long snow-clad hill. A
dozen gayly chattering
girls tripped towards
the lightly frozen pond
with their skates. A
farmer came into view
with a wagon load of
newly cut Christmas
trees. Yuletide cheer
was effervescing, but
there was no responsive
echo of its fervor in the hearts of
John Lane and Martin Freer.
"I'm in accord with you completely,"
the latter was saying. "My son, Sid
ney, has the chance of his life to enter
a law career In the city. Since he
fell in love with your half niece and
ward, Edna, he seems to have lost all
ambition of making his way outside of
"A foolish fancy," declared John
Lane. "Edna is too young to think of
"We are going to send Edna away
to a private boarding school after the
holidays," he continued. "and that will
probably end the affa. ."
Meantime Edna Merrill pined in her
prisohilke solitude and Sidney sought
to devise a way to get word to her.
At their last meeting he had said,
"no matter what comes, they shall not
"They are going to send both of
us away, widely apart," mourned Ed
na. "Oh, don't let
them do it I" and
Sid n e y replied,
"Have you the faith
to believe in me, to
act with me with
out question if T
find a way to de
feat two old men,
who have forgot
ten what love
"I have given
you my heart sole
ly and trustingly,"
"Then you shall hear from me when
I have matured all my plans," prom
There was a certain solace for Sid
ney in climbing the high garden wall at
the rear of the Lane grounds and gas
ing up at the window of the room that
held his heart's treasure. He had a
note written detailing his plans and
hopes, and he had almost despaired
of delivering it, when, the afternoon
before Christmas, he observed that
the window was open.
Sidney added a few lines to the
note, gathered up a handful of snow,
enclosed the note in the white sphere,
aimed, let fly and it passed through
the open window.
The note had suggested the elop
ment he and Edna had previously dis
cussed. Ile had added a line, "I will
be in the lane at eight o'clock. Don't
There was a light in thtt upper win
dow, now closed, when Sidney return
ed, and the lamp was set in a pe.
culiar way. Across the frosted itnalde
of a pane two wordls had been scratch
ed, reading: "At eight."
A few mninutes later the light was
extinguished and a speeding figure
crossed the garden, unlocked a rear
door in the wall and the iover~s were
"Quick," apoke StiIney. "It is a ques
tion of gettlag to a friend of mIne, a
ergymnan at Amhers~t."
ie (-laspedl Edna's arm and the'y
hurried down the lane,
Trhe lane the fugitives were now In
was dlet-p wIth Snow. As thei~y anredl
a larnge hairn with
in wich-l showed a
light Sidne'y drew
Etldna tharough its
"W'Te inust hide11
for- a speil,' lie
said, andia, as lite
eniti-red theii ga-eat
r-ambilima st r ue
JJ~l. ~ iiture, atey stared
in amiiiiament at.
a scene str1-ange
& lIn its ceniter was
what looked like
an old circus chartiot. Th'lere wais gilt
and~ holy3 'and e'vergreaen tiimminag In
pirofusioni. Fioiir hone ,~'were alttai
e'd anid uponi a sor-t of laronn in thie
ceniiter wa*is seated a 'li gorgensly at
tired( Soan Clau is.
"Wl'll bei-e sin rt,'' spo0ke one of
the men.am "if we waint to gc't toi Am
herist beifore everaybioiy is ahled.", andi
enc i n ll g sigh I of a sigin on Ithe (-lbiarlot
Sidniiey was inael a-iwmiare of thie faiet
thait toi adivi'rit'iie a nw soap this
mtodern puilettiy van was tonurintg thle
id'iarlet, gi vinag iiwiiy sampaulles as hol
"'Siep linto that low slyice at the
boiek," lie whiisperedu to lilina. ''We
shl il.he soafe thee.-"i
When-i Ithe unine Santla Clat s ye
lila ariIveil t thei( edgie of Aniitesi,
thle flhilit-o ing love-rs leffl iI mannoti~ced.
There un s ma hurrail-i wialk to (lie homue
of a cilergyman.
The, same lelegrimi wvas sent by the
anp~x bridie iital biduegr-oomr to JTohnm
Liane :mnd Martin Frmeer. It r-ead:
"M: anid Mi-s. Sidneuiy lFreer- wish
I hclr- lovlng friends a Mi-rry, Merry
Until Saturday l
We will sell ou
Prices and the
CLOSING OUT SA
-c Inning Wednesday, ]
continuing to Saturday
27th inclusive. We will off(
at greatly reduced prices.
- 25 per cent off on all Sh<
Hats, Caps, Underwear, Cl<
Goods and Notions.
$14.00 Shoes will go for
$10.00 Shoes will go for
$8.00 Shoes will go for
$6.00 Shoes will go for
$5.00 Shoes will go for
$3.00 Shoes will go for -
$2.00 Shoes will go for
GILMER'S FAMOUS MA
Remnant Bundles, about 50(
We have a gener
cost you a pennlhy to
A word to the fa
illiisave these uninecessa
L.ABOR 8[[K8 AiD Oflao
AMERICAN fARMERS toan
Entire P'latform, Drawn Up WithI View than ha
of Making it Acceptable to Pro- O)rganiz
duciters- (rl spoi
WVashi ngton, D ec. 14'.. -AmIerican campainig
1Federationi of Labor01 oflicials made wage in
another effort today to establish re- M i
hit ions with fa rmers' organ iza tions, In th
t he federationt's "cooperation conmmnit- madel( in
tce,"' a ppoiniited at the Atlantie City yest enda
convention, meeting there with the " 'all oif
represen11tat ives of several fa rmer.,' jeity to
While only one dlelegate from a labor Ie;
farm'i organiizaitioni participat~ed in the labor mn
federation's "rIeconstructLion confer-- duing ag
(ence," which opened yesterday, it was comiplett
undi~erstooid the invitations sent by the tha t the
commlinit tee for todaiy 's meeting were labor ani
more('('1( iordilly received. Federation aiinl'jii
oflicialIs decl inedl to dfiscuss the 'oni- bot h pol
fe rence today, saying that the ('om
miitee wouldI ma~ke a report to the EvIhery
executive council of the organization. bear' on
A nxious to Have Farmers Join thenm on
In view of the dleclaration of prin- indjeate(
ciples adonpted by thn onnference y.n- q...t.r.
ir entire stock
LE We I
ecember 17 oi han
December now t1
r our stock to rep]
>es, Boots, A T
Tax Paid) W '
-------7.50 per pa
-- 4.50 Men's
------4.5 suit .
-- -~~-2.25 Ladies
~~~~~~1.5 2 -Ladies
~~~-- !!! We
at 25 cents || A goot
al line, and too many
look at the line.
rmners and~ whom we ahv
ry trips to the stores.
it was genierallyi bel ieved in ,,
iarters that theo cooperation e<
C hand imaid greater pro(-ress C;
a1 conninioli tgioura onl wh ich If
the farme~.rs ' repjresenitatives e
di laboir was(i~ derhlb ev. m~~~a
l('smen to bie anx ious to get. i:
d farmers in the fol for the r
ii which the worikers pinan to
the forthicomiing elect ioni.
St Havet P'roiducers' lIelpI e<
5 conltentioni thei si ttements b I
the dec'(laraition, adlopted by it
y's 'on ference, appiealing to f;
hose who contribuit e t o so
uniijt( in furt heriace of the I.
s ," were ex pinned todnay by a
iilers to mean otha t organized ii
iist lhe jioined( by t he. "pro- Ipi
lasss ifitsvictory is t e i
." Th ese telees aisserted II
is muich thle problemis oif their
trist (hiss, biecaiuse they ari
it iiIa l d'cononieU.
the farmer('I groups to liine'e
for labhor's pirogramn, it wasM th~
at federation of labor head.- l
. ItTforf s. it. wvis sand, will iio.
er 27th (store cl<
of General Mere
llililllllllllll s iiiMI!111!IlliIIliil % E11i i!lii!il
gave several hundred pairs S
d and they are marked at p:
tat many merchants are pa
enish their stocks.
ULL LINE OF GUM 100T
U. S. Hip Boots, now
J. S. Knee Boots, now
,hts Health (Wool offset),
ir or $3.00 suit.
ts Union Suits
Randum Fleeced Union Suits
' Fleece Vests, each
' Ribbed Vests, each
have a full stock of IJnderN
rices that are astonishingly
outings .. _ _-.-22%c to 27
IwideC H-omespun ..22%4
line of 27 in. Homespun -
o Cloth, ya/~rd
articles to mention, b)ut ask
'ays rely. Now is the t ime
:sh- to s how lw firn - that thi
oferenc~'s edebat I i a -ain t i r ,, o
duismlVlti m ea as t m uht the t iller'i
i' te soil a t thl U lus! t a wo k
iln ti i woke i n'vees- in the hi'ht
itic tmaneuv rin'ii of he'nation'
tw plitutu ii s ti u.
' ndert i Gomers ' Diret*' in
nTh wlel "plf t fiorm" p f yey
ast areta ubye as i po : i to the i'
-rs,(i 115 pr es h ent of t he der tion Fo
- 10 Days
sed on Christmas
:handise at Greati
25 per cent OFF
wear, Auto Good:
hoes CLOTHING AN
iices $12.00 oy's Suits,
ng $10.00 Boy's Suits,
Blue Jay Overalls._..
Big 3 Overalls -
6.00 A GOOD LINE 0]
We have the goo
children as well as t
1.5( HATS Ah
We have a full line
+3.00 at 25 per cent off th
peer = - -
.1.88 Groceries will he
45~c off the regular price
low. _ A good stock of R
ing Flour, while it I
(1d lbs. sack.
yd. 2~-- --
15c || H est Pig si M(P
5c |!!!I ~a rdin a in 50 lhs.
y ou to co(me see for you rse'lf.
to "et y our goods for t he worl
fIoY IS A~IlCI 'i : i~
!O H -: ( I S- 11-: \ l eg eI I\
Ison o a ea thy P ila elh t in
orI tssiayv. .\.lrs'. lak~e hasI5 been'f lhuel A
Iald to the homet osf 11iiasn i u iss
on all Dry
Etc., Etc =
now ------ _$9.00 ||
iw ---------...7.50 !!
1.50 to $2.25 per pr.
--- --2.25 per pr.
ds to please the
he grown-up folks.
'I) CA PS
and they are going
e regular price.
sold at 10 per cent
ksing Sun, Self Ris
ast at $1.50 per 21
('anis 27' 25oud.
t -i \\
h e\ f.o
heen e ldwh tr l.
rii h ? b' al H i ngo Prui ng le ,