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TO-DAY AND TO-MORROW.
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Men's some . slightly soiled piostly
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Men's High grade Neckwear in newest shape JZfn
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lovely handles paraxon frame djl 1- dj
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Ladies' fine seal Pocltct Boohs, handsome QOp
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Ladies' fin ' liussia Pochct Boohs, "bx.idiz.ed AQ"
Men's Embroidered Night Shirts
Ladies' Pare silk Mitts, fancy stitched,
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Large White Aprons
Lovely Satin Damask Knot! cd fling Towels, fP
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Extra large and fine Damask '
1.50 per doz.
Rich Satin Damask Table Sets, Cloth and P flfi
Napkins t o and blue w. W
Tb' n but fw of many good thinga every department' sof our
gTest Mock offer womlerlul inducement, to Holiihy Huvfirs.
! Nothing More Appropriate for
GOOD ASSORTMENT OF FINE STEEL
CAkVINQ oETS AT REDUCED
See Our Gigantic Stock of Noveltis in Glassware
1 Buy your Toys and Dolls from
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HUE WORKS BELOW MAFKET.
TWO CHRISTMAS GIFTS.
MAN wiui found
murdered Id tho
village of Norton,
Alfreds had no
business In tho
this of Itself
partook of the
n a t ore o f a
aside from this, evidence of serious Ira-
was not wanting. Here Is the case
rlefljr act forth. , Alfreds and a man
named Jenkins Hero seen together one
evening walking along the road, and
the next morning Jenkins wan found,
with hU head crushed lu, lying In a
patch of briars. At tho preliminary
trial bofuro a jutilca of the peaca Alfreds
declared that he and Jenkins had
parted company nenr tho briar patch
where tho body had been found, but as
this declaration was not admitted an
evidence Alfreds was handed over to
the grand Jury and was, as everyono
expected, Indicted for murder and Imprisoned
to await the action of the circuit
The jailer In an obscure Tillage Is
jften a leader In society, nnd the Jailer's
daughter Is naturally a person of
much moment. Old Was Springer had,
during many years, been Jailer In Norton,
and his daughter Until had declined
several good offers of marriage,
fihe wna exceedingly liright of countenance
and It was the mysterioua
11IC rilKTENPt.il TO POUT. '
boost of the neighborhood that she
could thing I say
ous. for pnndng was n vague mystery to
many people w ho w ere pi ll In repeal-,
log thl bit of lomincndabU' bnig. j
ltuth, from the first moment of Alfreds'
Itnp'iewnment, bnoweu a Mympaineiio
luteiest In hlin. Me had dreamy eyes,
waving chestnut hair, nnd was therefore
Innocent. In the afternoon, when
the jail corridor was lighted by thu sun,
she often placed her nicking clmlr near
the door of Alfreds' cell, nnd sitting
there sewed and talked to Mm.
"Would you let me out If you could
get the key?" he asked, one day.
She pretended to pout. "Why should
I? You'd run away and then I'd not
have anybody to talk to."
"Hut If I stay here to talk to you I
shall be hanged."
"Yea, but a woman would rather talk
to a man, even U ne Is to be haugeil tor
it, than not to talk at all."
"What an odd little creature you arc.
"Oh, you think I'm odd, do you? That
Isn't very kind of you. I was In hopes
that I was something besides odd.
Anvbodv can be odd."
"Oil, certainly. People look for amusement
ilurlntf tho holidays."
"I must say that you aro cold-blooded."
"And thy shouldn't 1 be why
shouldn't I hnto every man that's unfortunate?"
"Why should you Is tho tiucstlon?"
"Uecause I served a torm In tho
"What had you done?"
"Told tho truth."
"What, they Kent you to tho penitentiary
for telling tho truth?"
"Yes, thoy nuked mo If I committed
the forgery nnd 1 said Unit 1 did."
"Oh, you are n satirist."
"Well, 1 most go nnd split a piece of
knotty wood. I'lres must go even If
Christmas do come. I supposo you can
take caro of yourself to-day, and as for
to-morrow, why, the sheriff will have
to take .nro of you."
lie pasted out and a merry voice was
heard. The prisoners blood leaped.
Ituth had returned. All smiles nnd airs
of irayety, she entered tho corridor: nnd
she was not alone; tho sheriff and the
jailer were with her.
"Mr. Alfreds," sho cried, "1 have
brought jou nChristmas present. Hero
Is your pardon."
"Open tho door," said tho sheriff. He-
fore Alfreds' swimming eyes the Iron
bare were shadow lace work.
"Come on Into the sold
the girl; and sho led him out.
lie sat In a rocking-chair. A long
time passed before he said anything.
"And havo they discovered my Innocence?"
"No," she answered. "Let mo tell
you what I did, I made all the Jurymen
and the prosecuting attorney and
the-judge and hundreds of other people
sign a petition anltlng for yonr pardon,
and thou I went ull tho way to
and inada the governor sign your
pardon. Don't you think I'm smart?"
"I think yqu are an angel."
"No yott don't you think I'm a haphazard
rattle-trap. I told tho governor
about your hair think of talking
about a man's hair and I said: 'Governor,
he's got tho loveliest cyea you
over saw,' butt must not talk this w ay,
for you nln't In prison now." '
lie got up nnd stood with his face
turned ton aiM the door. "I must go,"
"Are jou going tcry far away?"
"I inn i;olng Ui stny here until I prove
to you that your meny "
"I'xeuso me," Interrupted tho J,iller,
stepping Into thu doorway, "but you
uru mi longer bhut up "
"lint he can stay to dinner, imi't
"No. hod bettir k'o."
Alfr ds til 1 not tho neighborhood,
lie won shunned by men nnd
frowned upon by women nm? that he
had the disni e nf manler without the
romuneu of ht).i lie did not attempt
to hro Until, and hud Bent her
"Hutjuiybody can't have your sort of brought to trial, and tho proof w a so
oddity." I strong that ho was conilcted; and,
"Oh. then, I've got tho oddest sort of , glvea fraiItleW atyt the .truth, he
eddlty. I don't know whether to llko acknowledged that he 'had committed
that or not Do you know that you are tM0 mur(tfr. hhortly af tcY sentence had
the only man I ever mot Uiat dldn t try t n pai upol, ,m ho turned to Al
to flatter mo?"
"I dldu't know It, but If I am, why, I
must be thankful for the distinction."
"Oh, you must, must you, Mr. Sarcasm?
Why don't you tell roe something
about yourself?" she asked, after a
t.r l.KM T I.... tnl.4 wn tliut t nm '
"Oh, that Isn't anything. Anybody
can be Innocent. Where do your people
"I haven't any people,"
VM J to
nm.xo ov a 'iu.si;m row,"
wenl not to attempt to see him. A de
tective eamo from a distance uml after
a time nu arrest was mads. A man was
frciUvwhu stood near-fm, and said:
"I thought jou BUsp&tvd mo when I
broujht your brea!ftst to yon liwt
Christmas inoi nlng, nearly a j ear ago,"
It was another Christmas morning
and thu day was brmht.
"May I come In?" Alfreds Uod In the
"Oh, surely, If you nre not afraid of
He sprang toward her and caught her
hand. "I bring you a present now," he
"VIM. where do you come from?" ' sold, "the nrusent of mv soul."
"I havo come from a place where . The jullcr stepped luto the doorw ay
there vu no happiness to a place where
nothing but misery and disgrace can b
"You make me sad when yop talk
that way, Mr. Alfreds."
"And would you expect mo to Inspire
g eyety, Miss ltuth?"
"No, I don't think I ought to expeot
that. Hut, you are not without friends,
Mr. Alfreds. Most all the ladles in this
town are Interested In you."
"Women are ever Interested In a man
who U about to be hanged," he replied.
"Oh, don't talk about being hanged.
1 don't ace how they can hang you, you
ore so nice." lie laughod. "I don't; I
really don't. No w I f you were somo ugly,
thing, It would be different.
"You follow my advice: When
you are taken Into court look just as
pleasant aa you can."
'"Unfortunately, MUa Ruth, the Jury
will not be composed of women."
" "Well, don't you fear. I think It will
come out all right."
Hut did It come out all right? The
court met three days Jater, and after a
very ahort trial Alfreds waa sentenced to
be hangri It was no surprise to him.
lie; waa to meet death sixty days later,
en the day after ChristmM, It waa
dark when he was taken baek to hU
cell, and he clung to a hope that Ruth
might come to console htm; but the
weary hours pawed and
dots bayed the turn of night. Morning,'
and still no sympathetia face, no vblco
of soft encouragement. Weeks passed. '
Ruth was away on a visit Christmas
morning. The day waa bright A man
came In with the prisoner's breakfast
"Do vou think the weather Is likely
to change between now and to-morrow
morning?" Alfreds asked.
"lteeause If It should cloud to-day
wlil glyo roe my last glimpse of the sun.
llaa the young lady returned?"
'When do yon cxpoc her?"
"Don't know. I'm hired to chop wood
and work about1 tho place and not to
listen to the new of the fttoll j,"
"Will lb hanging lie publjo?'1
"An publlo as out of doors can make
"P9 you think there'll be many
and said: "Come ou now, you young
folks.,. Dinner Is ready,"
CHICKEN SEASON IN IIAHKKVVIM.K.
"Great Scottt I've done lost my Cm-Win
us dinner." Judge.
a ritovKiin I'ou tub mat.
"A bird lu the hand
Is worth two-
It 1114 Without li.
Miss Bwcotacr Will you come up to
the Christinas gathering I
shall be there,
Jack lleddy With pleasure, in I
expocted to bring anything?
MUs Hwoctser Noi but you might
fetch a sproy of mistletoe. Puck
Royal Baking Powder
Purest and Strongest.
Dr. PETER COLLIER, late Chcmist.in.Ch.cf of
the Department of Agriculture, Washington,
D. C, having analyzed the chief brands of
Reports the Royal Baking Powder
the greatest in leavening strength,
Yielding over 27 per cent, more gas than
the average of the others tested. Dr. Collier
adds: "I have made many analyses' of various
brands of baking powders and
"I have always found the Royal
composed of pure dnd wholesome
"Peter Collier, M. D., Ph. D."
"April 2, 1892."
Mitrih trumpets aud the violet
bprliig till to ihcer the wood.
r.'i 11 so, -thru Morini ot winter fret.
Doc h I'hriMmas bloom lrt we forrot
Tho Joy ot doing good.
8ret tajr. when evcrj bosom thrills
With men )uj s stlrr'd
Itiv Wise Men when, above the hills.
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Tbty xt the SUr whose clory UUs
Ana bftmtlars tho Word,
Wlinn aoMlcni Icare the field of strlte.
And battle tla? uro furled,
W1I10 la the niirts where trade wis rite,
Trrre movea a mercy lavln; life,
A charitable world:
When faiors aro In all that's said.
And acU uo not oppress,
llut Jojrn return we've counted dead-lie
maLiib smooth the patch we tread
With special tondcrucss.
O bvlln of solden cladae&s, rlnf I
Tho stroam of plenty flows.
The world tm cuts to surfcltlsir,
To-day our Drothcr Christ Is King
And rules the hearts Uo hnows
Ciiaui.es Eculns Darks.
A Slltlit Delsy,
ilri I'inkerly The hoy has Just
como with that lovely Christmas present
I got for you to-day, dear, lie U
walking ln thi hall now,
Plnkerly How kind (Wsa) aud
thoughtful of you, dear. (Kiss, hiss.)
I am Just dying to see uhat It Is. (Impatiently)
Why don't you lutvo tho uoy
bring It up?
Mrs. l'lnltcrly (embarrassed) Tho
fact U cr dallug, It 1ms comuC. 0. D,
TIIIlllU Allt: MEN AND MEN.
Clerk I am very sorry but we aro all
out of mistletoe.
Miss Ktssam Bear met Isn't there
anything to take Its place?
Clerk Well, madam; that depends
upon tho roan. Puck.
A Urn) l'rtuot.
"What are, you going to give Santa
Claus for Christmas?" asked auntie.
"I guess I'll give him 'my stocking,"
"Why, Simla Claus doesn't care for
that," auntie returned.
"Well," said May, "fhen he can All
it and give It back to me." Harper's
Tin: ciiiihtmas rum ruDuiNti.
Sun and Shade.
first footpad There is no use tackling
Becoud Foodpad Why?
First I'ootpad Hq's been buying
Christmas presents nil day. Judge.
AT CHAMPION CITY.
JHlBTrlousClirt.tmaii llluwontln ths Spread
1 1 t'irf l 9t
UK HE were several
Christmas o v o
at C h a m p I o n
City during the
time that I n as
and, I muy add,
tutting hair In
s t j lu,
thu . !mIi
SC'lllllL' I u tin
pulling teeth with iientiirsb tn I Jl.-put
li, an 1 otlurwlso inVilng
useful us .-ell its oRiaineutal.
1hi fhriitnus troo wai In
the Spread li.igle tl.eaUr, uml therulhe
pridu uiu' chivalry of tho Hitttemeut
at and "bright the
lamps bhiaio o'er fair women and brae
men," iw I ho npproprlutcly rcmnrked
in thu kuocecdlug ibhuu of thu Clarion.
of the rcvulnr
which .v Inlunponted with
lui)nnilu lit- by Ul.luty Vadkins.the
pres'iili, iturv illstrihiitcsl I do not
noiv ivmeiubur the diameter of unycf
the alft" oeopt thnc In wlil.di I was
pci'iimllv I nt treated I distlmtlv
h muver, tint Col CorLilht, n
gentleman of the old school, who hid
taUru erceptloii to ouo of my editorial
utUruu.cn. hung a neatly iiritteii
nu thv U'io for iiim to iUI at his
oilke uny tjuw dnrlug the v.eeJc and
have my nose pulled. I forjl to accept,
uml thrcsj rtuya Inter the lolnnel
callknl in mo nnd mule hUwortl gcxid.
tiouie i Ighl inontlm before, three sanguine
Mitili In a neighboring toun liuil
formed ii cc.rtm t'khlp for the purpone
of cuuiuvring tho orld anew with
liver p'.lU. 'I hey purchase! a double
column of advertising kpoco In the
Clarion fur nix mutiths, paying therefor
in mlv.ince and pills.
While tholr peeullnr talent might
have nn them renown In thu iIuth ot
AleMindcr tint C1k.il. thoy wvro not
In tlm divTi'iicrilu present,
Bod thj' pill bjndlcute cidlupicil In five
weeks, leaving me with soverul bushels
of boaiitlful pills on hand. As they
weio humpopathlo pills and had nuver
been iiiedieatctt, I won tho gratitude uf
my subscribers uithout taking any
CIIUIHTUAti KVK l CIUMI'IOX flTT.
risks when I mude each Christmas
gift of a box of pills,
Thu entertainment concluded with
the partial bunging nf paralytic John
Laiilfn by IV. blade, Tho phjKlelun
had lut jufct learned of tho discovery by
a KuiiMia City sclvntlst of the eflicacy
of partial htmglng as a remedial agent
in the treatment of locomotor atuxl
and pui iilyxla. lln recognized that tho
Chriilmiw. eve entertainment offered an
cxcellt lit opportunity for famlllurlzlnif
the public Hh this method of treatment
mid at thu same time providing
them with u thrllllug spectacle. Accordingly,
a temporary gallows was
erected on tho stage, sud upou this poor
Lanks was duly haugod while the
lights weru turned down to a jrllow
So- ri'ullbtla was this bit of acting
that even thu little children shouted
their approbation. The
was a blgiinl buccess In ovi ry partieular
exeunt thut It beemed to exerclfce no
beiu'lL'Ul effect whatever Ukii Mr.
'I'lum uunll cut our several ways,
fflluf, lu I also uppmprlstuly
In thoClurlou, that "It had
tiveti good to bo there," 1
Tom I'. Moiuiax. I
Gineruus I'apa, them's
a wir little cripple next iloor that
hasn't uny use of Ins nruiH. I'd like to
give hlin for a Chrlstinai. prebcnt some
of thu things 1 got last year.
I'upu (with tears uf purentul pride in
his eyesl S you shall, roy boy so you
shalll (live htm that nice little drum
Aunt Mary tent you, Chicago Tribune.
Line HARNESS and SADDLERY, LAP ROBES and BLANK-
m&s. CHAINS. COLLARS, and BRIDLES
Was the greatest success in the
history of our business.
The crowd was so much larger than we hoped to have that the
supply of souvenirs "With best wishes of J. H. ANDERSON" &
CO. from the bottom of my SOLE" was exhausted before eleven
a. m. We have received another large lot and will be" glad to fur
nish our friends who failed to be supplied.
will last throughout the year Our stock is fairly flying don't put
off your purchases till the best things are all gone.
Ranta Claus wishes to say to his little friends that 'he will be
glad to meet them once more this year and will see them through
ntie plate glass in our corner show window for -a few hours' on
Christmas Eve night before he begins his rounds to fill their
; our beautiful newhouse, com cy Main and Tenth streets,
opposite Foi bes $ Bro.
I have decided to mow my stock to the
OLO BUSH STAND,
(Next door to C. M. Latham)
On January 1st, 1893; and
My stocit is too large to move readily;
'I here! ore be it liESOLVE.D thot the
following remju'Kable prices shall be in
effect for the next thirty days, or so long
ms the goods sluill last.
50 pairs Hooker's Boots,' regular price $6 00, removal price $4 99
40 pairs "Emerson" Shoes, regular price 6 00, removal price 4 99
24 pairs "Emresorr Shoes, regular price
5 pairs "Emreson" Shoes, regular price
7 pairs 4,Emerson" Shoes, regular price
12 pairs "Emerson"' Shoes, regular price
5 pairs Dongola Shoes, regular price
7 pairs Dongola fd. Shoes, regular price
20 pairs Calf Cong. Shoes, regular .price
24prs. Ladies' Shoes, Bolton, rag. price
150 " Ladies' Shoes, Bolton, reg. price
100 " Ladies' Shoes, Bolton, reg. price
60 prs. Ladies' Shoes, Bolton, reg. price
5 00, removal price
4 60, remoyal price
3 00, removal price
3 00, removal price
4 00, removal price
3 00, removal price
2 50, .removal price
5 00, rene vval price
4 00, removal price
3 50, removal price-
3 00, romoval price
36 prs. Ladies' Shoes Bolton, reg. price 2 50, removal pnoe
Big lot Ladies shoes Hookers, reg. price 2 60, removal price
Big lot Ladies' shoes Steven's, reg. price 2 50, removal price
36 pr. Ladies' turn shoes " reg. price 3 00, removal price
27 prs. Old Ladles1 Dongolas. reg. prioe 1 50, removal price
1 prs. Ladies' Dengqla shoes, reg. prioe 1 50, removal price
31 prs. Misses heel and spring, reg. price 2 00, removal prioe
Lo prs. Misses heel tnd spring, reg. price 1 25. removal price
School shoes in kid and grain, reg. price 1 35, removal price
Sohool shoes in kid and grain, reg. price 85o, romoyal price
Men's farm shoes full stock- regular price J 25, removal price
Space forbids further itemizing,
Come and see for yourself.
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