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Eariij Christmas Hlorning
LAST night 1 crept n crfflW the mow
wti. re only tracking ruMm? so,
An.I lluli- 1 wnKed, mllte Ml..11?
I'nill tin' Chriittnaa radiance itioo*.
At midnight twenty ?mrl? nun?,
Rgeh whlt? nn.l shining Uli? ? name.
At midnight twenty angelt ?nie.
The ,inr? neriing out like bells, and r?nr.
Tlioy lifted m? serosa Iii? bill,
They bore in*. In thelr nuns until
A greater glorjr greeted them,
tt <>? tin town er llethlehom.
An.l gently, liien, lliey sei in? ilonm,
All ?orstilnlrus thai holy town.
An.l gently, then. Ilioy hade nie inl*?
My brad t? worship an.l 10 prall*?
And r.iiiIi. Iben, th?- Chrtal twilled il?n?.
Ali, llo-re wim fclorv In tli.il lowii)
II was as II the World ?Vi re tree
Anil gllBtehlng In unity.
Tloic. In Uni vaull et crystal Mut,
It m. If Hie world wer? new,
And myriad angele, nk' on fite,
Olorlnl In Dir ClirlKt-tlitl.ru amllc,
It ?ii? po beautiful to nee.
Rurli glory (or ? clilld like ine.
So beautiful, li do*? nut seem ? -
It roiil.l have l.een ? Christmas .IrvAin!
-John Fkrmr, In The World Mngaalne.
When Removing Seeds.
tVe ii fork to remove seeds from
oranges or grapefruit. The result Is
most gratifying, ns there Is ho waste
of the pro- Ions Juice ns when H knife
A FIERCE ONE
"I'm going to give you n necktie
"Don't do It; I haven't lived dewn
the one you gave me I net ChrMmas."
THE OLD STOIC
Hy Emily Urania
Kiclics I hold in light esteem,
Ami love I laugh to scorn;
Ami lust of fume was hut a rircam,
That vanished with the morn;
Ami if 1 pray, the only prayer
That moves my lips for me
Is, 'Leave the heart that now I hear,
Ami give me liberty I'
Yes, as my swift days near their goal,
'Tis at that I emplore;
In life and death a cliainlcBS soul
With courage to endure.
YOU'LL LOVE ME YET
By Robert Browning
You'll love me yet! -and I can tarry
Your love's protracted growing:
June rcar'd that hunch of (lowers
From seeds of April':; sowing.
1 plant a heart fill now: some seed
At least is sure to strike,
And yield?what you'll not pluck
Not love, hut, may he, like.
You'll look at least on love's remains,
A grave's one violet:
Your look'.'?that pays a thousand
What's death? You'll love 1110 yet!
Tat paid JT.t.tl for u pig last fall
and then fed it all winter, the feed
costing him $12. He sold the pig,
in the spring, for $ It),
"Well, Pat," said a neighbor, ','you
didn't make much, did you?"
"No," said I'at, "hut 1 had the use
of the pig all winter."
? Hoys' Life.
The government will find it utter?
ly impossible to make our American
ships dry. The bottoms will always
A local wise man insists that only
snakes have forked tongues. At any
rate he may be correct.
For Xmas Gifts
Nothing Is More Appreciated Than
Our new line of jewelry is especially adapted
to the holiday trade.
You can select a present for any member of
the family and KNOW that it will be
K.IGHT in quality as well as in price.
Quality in a present emphasizes the quality
of the regard that prompts the gift.
Our Prices are the Most
Reasonable in Many Years
BIG STONE GAP, VA.
Mai thcx B. Thomas
ConyrlKlit. 111!, W>
XsM^'W' nrc fartunnte enough I
H "VP 'n ""' eonnlry, tlicn |
your uro nil right. If ><mi nrc
unfortunate enough tu live j
In the city, then you'll hnve
to pretend for 11 little while
p*A--~p Hint you nre In the country.
i ,f ? There I - nothing to equal It
ut Christmas time. Let me tell you |
A week before Christians you scurry
around unit Itml na ninny big hues ns
you can?-burlap lines Hint probably
came filled with grain. Then you
buckle up j nur antics, ilrnw on yi
mittens, wind a iiiufller nronml yonrl
throal. make sure your ears are pi
tocted, ami start for the woods, t
tier the snow are the green fingers
crow's foot. Van
ami yanls of
come up w h e
h remit h
you pull. It In
ns fiesh nnO eon- I
tented its though!
It Kiew In
tory, Instead <
Von stun* great I
quantities of this I
' .~/io*3- delightful Christ
?*^*^ inns trlmuilncl
? Into the bags, and I
you nre sure that the wooils In wlntc
tire much superior than at any other |
time. Then you enme home with you:
fragrant bags slung over your shoiil
tiers and the most nmnzlns appetite
You probubly enl a idle of pancakes
ami maple sirup tilr.li ns n pagoda)
Then think of the string, the sets
sors. (lie aprons and the fun of making
wreaths! The ?hole family devote?
afternoon to It. und cet Inm
squabbles nhotit Hie length, |
nml thickness of their
speetlve products. Everyone Is per-1
fectty stire that none can equal Ids:
Ami we hnve snlil nothing nt i
nboilt driving four miles back In Hie
hills to buy the largest turkey that
ever graced a platter; und he
wns no room for anybody else when I
Hie prodigious bird was landed In the
wagon, and bow the head, of (be
kitchen declared she never could get [
him In the oven, tint seel.I
pleased at bis noble npiicnraricc
And tiles! Bless us. the IM-E-SI
Not your thin, anaemic character)
but thick, round succulent beatific
that make your nose snllT as fur asl
the front of Hie house. I have known
Hie noses of small boys lo become ill-1
most permanently wrinkled from Hie
by the aroma of
pumpkin pies. It
Is a dangerous
period, this time
of rooking and
baking, If you are
maintaining a sol?
emn expression I
1 warn you to
keep away from
country houses if
you nre fond of
tact ' Then, of course, n t'hrlstmas tret
tins to tie found. This Is even more
fun than going after greens. A rope,
an ax with a responsible edge that
Understand* Hie duty required of It,
and as many people ns you can mus?
ter to take pnrt In the expedition.
Stich laughing, mich stumbling, such
falling down of persons who forget
that feet need to tie wary of running
vim s ami dead briars, such mirth
Hie young mini who unwittingly winds
himself up In a bramble hush nml bus
to be uncoiled. And liest of all. I ho
terrible arguments about selecting the
right tree. There Is no fun like this.
And If on Christ inns day you don't
wish for a stomach as big ns a blimp,
then you are not the person 1 thought
Christmas In tin
Three-quarters cut sugar, M cup
pineapple juice, Juice of one lemon,
l heaping tenspoohful ttour. ?-? eggs,
well beaten. Cook all together until
It thickens, When cool and ready to
serve add \? pint of whipped ercsm
and spread on top of salad which has
Inen placed on lettuce leaves.
Two gentlemen of Hebrew ex?
traction were ship wrecked and for
two days floated about on u life,
Near the end of the second day,
one of them cried, "Ikey, I sec a
I sail I"
"Vat good does that do us?" re?
plied Ikey. "Y'c ain't got no sam?
A certain young man from Lynn
Was so exceedingly thin
When he went to his tire
To give it some air
lie slipped up tho valve and fell in.
FILL.S HIS PAC1C
This store has made arrange?
ments with Old Santa to fill his
pack with toys for the boys and
girls of Wise and Lee on Christ?
mas Kve. Because he has so much
to buy quality and price had to be
right, lie was surprised at the
high quality and low prices of our
There Is Something For Everybody
Toys for the Kiddies
Useful Gifts for Mother and the Girls
Knife, a Flash Light and dozens
of gifts for Dad and the Boys
This is Headquarters for Sensible Gifts
for the Whole Family.
HamDlen Hardware Co
BIG STONE GAP, VIRGINIA
Few days arc too cold for comfortable
driving in this sturdy car.
Snug-fitting curtains, which open and
close with the doors, afford complete
protection from wind and snow.
The carburetor and starter are famous for
their prompt and dependable response
on cold mornings.
Cord tires, with safety treads, act as a
safeguard against skidding, and greatly
reduce the possibility of having to change
tires in disagreeable weather.
Thii'prlfl* SV70.00 dtlntmd
Big Stone Cap, Va.