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t cMs. Gentl. e
a abeR dos o the window sabdes
-n 1a a Ii bethi ali- shoutlngs
U' ligt -' tedarkness out
a4 rFe' t$ ,parka up the
:chhWt to ai way the storm. The
disappointed . bawlied In Its rage
and shook..l.a house, T the now
whided shafout atd heaped itsetlf up,
tha tu :tiled- to get Ia at every crack
and ;erkrie but -elty sad her maoth.
_ex m we as md-iusafe as any
Christaas eve enotr wish to and
t ,i 'IILhigaeq tree looked all
ra a tf'tI uPiateru who were
-f;i asleep -ut and dreaming
t ýeu-abt it, with Its
. bundles and 114.
ed balle it fairly
stwinkalet4 ID the
.fi!Oelght. like the
- ; star iof hope that
(bprought t he itr
gifts to the
.tiwst Child bog
?1elly, "this Is
5 OtIatr' as It
can be with
father away e*i
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Tb ue qanl vas du*k abd mot t.. reoaq.
Tu«eoeuId cet move àboIat,
Ite âve Me11 brothoem grev quite gt.oos,
Thavea« ose b.gaa te pain.
M1 ab. biguea 0evbuerd
"wbat do 7ou mal?
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j»oR thav amaipermi. bmOetgth& es.
fas awsy ther muai: ýýý
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TO MET MIPARIS
Seses .. e German Repara
tions Q.esion Saidto Not
Londoen.-The LondOn conference on
German reparitions, geoerallydescrib
ed as the critical conferenoe, ended
Monday in agreement only on another
conference. The next link in the long
chain of the aiies' struggle to get to
gether will be forged at Paris on Jan.
. There will be a fortnight then left
for the aies isto agree upon some pro
The mortoriuif granted the Ger.
mens expires Jan. 15; and the next pay
meat on accou; t of reparations which
Germany protests she is unable' to
meet will be due on that date.
Another fule rou-table session of
the diplomats would(seem to mean on
ly fulfillment of the French plans for
independent actidn, whichBritish opin
ion believeM a old spell .alamity for
the totter;tagedifiee of Buropean pros
perity and sow the seeds for a inture
The agreement to disagree-only
temporariy, the diplomats asert--wa
consummatetd i three days, embracing
four meetings oft t-e allied premiers.
The reck on cihih e armony foundered
was the British formal trefusal to
coiuntenancethe ren proect of the
partial oceptitl of the Rubo and Ithe
taking arge of ImpoItant Jerman In
diste .. The B aine eis
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Euroe. ,I~ p.,Gemnn"uot w.ý To
Çbicagê-DisUasions on design,
construction, maintenance, traffle and
finance nla road building wlll teature
the .tBtrteenth aannal meeting of the
Americua Good Roads congres here
January 18-19, acçording to the pro
gram Jlut made public. The annual
zexlbltion of the American Road
Bulders' association will be held la
connection with the congres. A#
types of road bualding machinery aad
minilatare models of varions types olf
blghiw y constractlon wll be shown.
Delegates from every tate tn the
conotry are expected to attend the
meetnlag and invitations to visit the ex
hibition and congres have beea sent
to the governors oft the states, accord
tau to the program.
Speakers named ou the program lta.
clud«: Thomas H. MacDonald. Waslb
iangton; C. M. Upham, Raleigh. N. C.;
CUfford Older. Springfleld, 111.; A. J
Parriah. Paris, it; B. HI Peipteler,
Jeffterea City, Mo.; A. R. Hlrst. Madi
son, Wis.; J N. Mackall. Baltimore,
Md.; Leon C. Herrick, Columbus. 0.;
aMd T. J. Wasser, Treaton, N. J.
* Mitm Ceunity Gln(0tag.
Cameroan. Tex.-Cotton gnsed le
anO Coanty this year ais about dona
e tiat et laIt year, according to the
gaae reportu Up to the middle ol
November tis year thiere had ' be
1,970 hales gaiead in the couaty,
waile as t'the se time last yeat owy
1,C4 batlm bad been glnned.
imployemint ea erneas-.
A teerease tla employment Over the
eatoty lM November greater than dur
lag any molati s*ace January is shows
ta reports to te Ualted States empioy
eawt ser-vie. ta .-akila pablie à
smanary .o the reports thie serrict
sld a forther expansion was preveat
ae enly iy Iandeqaate rail trasponr
h .of C#etlum Arsente.
Wasington.-8bortage et ealeu
ate, ised in la exturmatinsg thi
? ba ottepe4lu e iseoed We
Àâu4WatuéID ugsiih sersop wlet
a est »3, sbortbsea
^1 sbts*pat i0twen Osiebtoer '1
IIKnew HeWold Come
P " "f
* ' ek r
'..ý ý+ °s }ý ý R.ý '. *rýýa' de;ý.
vas: k a ."ý a
thd home, but get up and go to bed."
"Well, a loig .tUne ago, thère wras
t base foreat where the fuies and
elve ail lUved. They bad a falry
quema who was alwaye plannng swr
prises for them. One day she called
a few of her favorites around her
and gave them orne orders. "No* be
are and dont tell anyone," she sald,
ad' off they went laughing and
wbhispering to each other.
Dayu pasaed, weeks pased, and
then months, but still thes lUtIte
taries were busy as bees, wrking
ut oare big secret, from morgiag til
«"R bet you couldnt keep secret
mat :p0g, Jeas. You'd go a' teUl
Spusette. ToU alwaya do, put ln
"inaluy t(h fairy queem a§Mt oMt
i«e belids sud calUed aUl her - sub
J-ts about her. Wlben ty were
M.ubld abe mIdl: Tomorrow, corne
ht-Ps lac at te te u e-tunae. Put
s Xe ealut lothbe aMd come happy
as ft l6rk for I have a gremit surprirse
Mdl *a . tteé au
aft fmit asf swt to her. Wte b
-ebo -a bba la ihe à.mtg
wiasi mepga~3bed befmar her, she" tIGd
thue what she had told the iries
aa4 ~eiyheg~ Th~ey ~M cmmJ'2B ered
awy tl~yWe ar~rt g~ingr tO goet reay
'foe ge Ionlkrow~
a4' eu upo~p aur were r.
ready to tt e i pipo isp itttM
Rhw ,a the DrI tea treatg
q e F- : el1,de voie iaqe
*ibr t ' t ai: ,~ ok~Qit
a ht the CI r
F peyk _fi6 ~ B
"YTon know Santa grew up with theue
"No, I didn't know lt," broke lI
Jean a-md her «ye grew the 5lsù of
"So," continued 1r:. Martin, "when
Santa began making toys for childreo
he thp"tht of tlius Idea «t the pine
trees, and he took a tree for each chld
and hung their presents on It.
"By and by, though, bis load grew
to sich a aise that he found it wàa l- i
possible to carry as many trees."
.Yes," said practical Robert, "they
took up too much room, and he wanted
to make toyi."
Mrs. Martin nodded.
"So them iothers and fathers agreed
to get the tres 'and trim them for
him, whlch helped him a great dealm"
"Thras how they thought of these
ornaments, then," said Bousette. "This,
the lst oae to put on, too."
"Comne on; let'Fget to bed qalck now.
90 Santa *wil coBe,"< suggesod
"And theyr beom htelpingff Santae
ail th years," amald Jean drasily.
"Eor ainen," re( ut Mas. NagtiS,
"Now l'fa - o wvill v b la bo
1 »- .-*
IN VALUE OF CROPS
Cotton Producon Poduction Is Light
But Returns Larger Than
Washingto0. -The nation's, crops
this year are worth $7,572,890,000,
based on their farm value as of De
cember 1., the department of agricul
ture announced Friday in its final crop
report of the year.
Their value is $1,842,978,000 more
than last year's crops, reflecting im
provement in prices. for farm prod
ucts prevailing now as compared with
a year ago and increased production in
some crops. This year's farm produc
tion is worth about the same as that
of 1916 but Is lower than 1920 by about
$1,500,000,000 and lower than any year
since 1915, except. last year. It is only
a little more than half as much as the
record value year of 1919.
Record production was made this
year in rye, white potatoes, sweet po
tatoes and hay. Other bumper crops
this year were rice with the third
largest production, tobacco wih the
fourth largest crop in history, wheat,
with the fifth largest production and
corn, with its seventh largest crop.
Cotton this year is the fourth most
valuable crop of that staple ever
grown, although a small crop in point
Corn. as russaL is the country's most
valuable crop, being worth this year
$700,000,000 more than last year. with
a total value of $1,S00,287.000. Cotton
stands becond with $1,368,517,000, the
hiat being valued at $1,190,761,000 ansd
the cottonseed $177,756,000. Hay is
the third most valuable crop with a to
tal of $1,31,187,000. No other crop
reached a billion dollars in value this
year Wheat was valued at $864,19,
000, standing as fourth most iihibls
crop of the couaatry
In Pridays final estimates, based on
revisioslans to coterm with the census
bresau's deeipMt crop prediction sta
retiaon ý stiroaten f
prprmdoa ta md: last mounth wer
dS*Ans Ia thE mev ecop of
y$ b a
MANY PER80NS SCALDED
TO DEATH IN WRECK
Houston. Tex.-Twenty were killed
and others of the 13 Injured may die as
the resuit of the train wreck ln the
yards at Humble. 18 miles north of
Houston Thursday night. Ail the
dead were scalded and emothered by
live steam which fillled the tiret coach
of a passenger train on the Houston
East & West Texas Rallroad, bound
frofn Houston. to Shreveport, when the
engine of the passenger train aide
swiped a lpne treight engine standing
too near the main line on a sidetrack
switch. The passenger engine clipped
oftf the front corner of the standing
engine. The train acraped along un
der set brakes and came to a stop
with the broken cylinder connections
of the switch engine Jut opposite the
tirst window oft the tiret coach. If the
train had stopped tive feet sooner this
steam would have shot between the
tiràt coach suand baggage coach and
probably no one would have been burn
ed seriously by itL. The tirst coach
was a three-compartment car. The two
tforward sections were occupied by ne
groes: the rear one was the white
men'as .oker. Partitions did not ex
tend'to the celling and the steam, un
der full pressure flled the entire car
before anyone could get ont.
New Orlsans Cotton Market.
New Orieans. La.-Prices asagged
practically from the opening tu the
cotton market Friday Soon after the
opening the more active positions were
for a short time 1 to 3 points higher
than Thursday's close, but no real buy
Ing power developed, although the ses
sion was full oft talk of a better politi.
cli situation abroad and oft interna
tionat financial transactions of the
bighest Importance A graduai melt*
Ing away of values occurred which was
mosit pronounced In the late trading
when the active months were 25 to 35
points under the last quotations of
Thursday The close was at net
toases of 23 to 34 points.
Fort Worth Stock Market.
Fort Worth. Tex.-Consignmenta etof
cattle and calves went scaleward with
comparative freedom Friday. Only
2.000 kead of cattle and 1.000 calves
were on offtter and the demand seemed
to be well up to the supply On ail
kinds the market held to a fally ateady
basts. The run offered nothing at
tractire. except il smait drafta Two
cars of calves oad at 58 and some odd
ysariagc elcirad around 97 6 to 8.
Outtt for stocter settie was restrlctu
Ut (as trade ragged on a wk baais.
Torn to Pieces
Mrs. Myrtice Mee Calvert, ft R. F.
D: No. 5, Winnsboro, Te~exas uses a
very common expression to explain
the miserable condition of her little
nlae-months-old Elsie, at the time she
first gave her Teethina.
"But now, you would never know
my baby had ever had a sick day,"
she declared. "Teethina is simply
wonderful. Elsie began to get better
right after taking it and she hasn't
had a bit of trouble since. She is
happy as egn be, growing every day
and eating like a little pig. I always
keep Teethina on hand because it's
the only thing to use when a baby is
Get Teethina at your druggist, or
send 30c to the Moffett Laboratortee,
Columbus, Ga., for a regular sise
package and a free copy of the beau
tiful and instructive booklet called
The Only Policy.
"Are you in favor of the open door?"
"Why not-the landlady will hear
you, anyhow."-New Yotk Sun.
There is only one medicine that really
stands out pre-eminent as a medicine for
curable ailments of the kidneys, liver and
Dr. Kilmer's 8waap-oot stands the
highest for the, reson that it has proven
to be jqpt the mmedy ned in thouand.
mpon thoauande of distresiing ses.
Sweap-Root ,makes friends quiekly be
cmame fs, aqd immediate erect is
rsi eii in ieaek ses. It is a gvn
tie, hailn vgetable caampound.
Star treatment at omee. Sold at all
drug sloesianbottles o two saimes, mediuma
Howeve if yn wish Seat to test this
paat prewsratbsn .mi cent. to Ar.
-eple._ bottle. Wham itap he me
montio this p -Mvdmm.ti ee
In the Spirit
'Were yoe at the masmuerade harT'
"Tea a s us a:ghest."
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