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Cocburn, V?.j Dec. 10.?Nirm Mill?
er, of Wise, visited relatives in town
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Havens, of
Dante, spent Sunday nt the home of
Rev. and Mrs. R. N. Havens.
Another meat market has recently
been opened up in Cocburn.?Elkins
Meat Market on Host Main :droot.
J'rvd Reynolds, of Taiewell coun
Htllf1 accepted n position with
K.ay Hardwire Company,
ffayetto Odle is very ill at this
lue nt the Norton Hospital; having
idcrgone an operation for nppendU
thtrc sometime ago.
The Woman's Home Missionary
Society held an important meeting
at the church on Wedncsdny after?
noon. As it was the last meeting of
the year officers were elected for the
Kennedy Kose, of Richmond, was
a visit.il in town Wednesday after?
W. S. Dotld spent several days
lust week at his home in Abingdon.
tl. K. Heuser passed through town
lust week enrouto to Norton where
he will take up bis duties with the
Norton Grocery Company.
A splendid campaign for the aale
of Tuberculosis Seals was carried on
in Cocburn last week.
Choir practice met Tucsda/ even?
ing at the home of Mrs. It. V. Wolil
ford. Delicious apples were si rved
Mrs. Hob Culborson, of Cranes
Nest, wns shopping in town Wednes?
Mrs. T. !?'. Smith, ?? f Abingdon, is
visiting at the home of her son, Find
Eugene Ashwurth, who nttondf
school at Emory and Henry College^
will be at home Monday for the
Stella Kilgore visited her sister at
Nora last week, Mrs. .lohn Ramsey.
Mrs. Willard Cumpton, Vendetii
Comptoh, and Mrs. It. N. Havens
motored to Norton Saturday after?
PLAN TO SETTLE
IN U. S. ROCKIES
Denver, Dec. 15.?From the peace?
ful valleys und slopes of the Swiss
Alps to the rugged bills of the Colo?
rado Rockies will be the transition
of several hundred Swiss farmers, if
plans under way here mature.
Negotiations for securing thou*
sands of acres of farm laud in Moffat
and Itoult counties, Colorado, are
being conducted by representatives
of young Swiss farmers who desire
to emigrate to the United States and
take up the manufacture of cheese
unit butter ill the Western mountain
Inquisitivcncsa never nets the bel?
ter of a person. It is always the
Use only one tea
spoonful of pure
"Good Luck", ly
has higher leaven?
You can get more
of "Good Luck"
for the price?and
by using it you'll
get more good luck
than you can buy
at any price.
5c, 10c and 25c cans?
and 35c pails at your
Copyright, IfSZ, Wontern N?w,e?i>er l'nlon
jr*w-Q Iii: Judge leaned forward n
%f\ little, bis face, which lind
been growing more severe
a ''*\ through the trlnl. now; very
VU iax >"'1'"
?Vi*P/ r "llnvo von anything to any
fl'lu w,'-v 1 s,""l,,' "?i pronounce
sentence?the severest un?
der llio lllW?" Iio shot nut.
The prisoner moistened Iiis lips.
"You und 1 wciil to school together,
Judge," lie riynindeil, weakly.
The Judge's fn.lid not relax, lie
"Ami we??i'?" The man quailed
iiinler the eye? fixed upon hliil. nnd
did nut end the sentence.
"Ynii iverc nliiiiil tu fay, loved the
sntne girl." the Judge Hutched. "Voll
mihi her, and she died under your
neglect iiiul abuse. I think you stnrt
ed in sny something without due
thought. Hut we ?III let Hint puss,
und Hie kclinoi. Von lire up for Hits
crime im? , und wo ?III Judge you by
it alone, iiiilnllupiiced. Have yon any
Illing to suy, lieyond your lawyer's
"You have defrnuded women and
elilldren through Hie mall, ctlullglllg
"Have You Anything to Say?"
your inline nnd going from postofllcc In
lioxtolllce. So It hu? I.n Impossible
ti. locate the victims. You could not
ilu It yourself, I suppose."
lie took eft' his glasses, wiped them
with his handkerchief, placed Hie
handkerchief in Ids pocket and the
glasses mi his nose. Thea lie looked
down again at Hie prisoner.
Itul he was completely changed. The
severity wns gone from his face. There
was a Iwlllklu In Ids eyes. The Judl- .
elal voice was In Id aside. There wore
those who criticized some of the
Judge's Judgments. They Here not or?
thodox. They took no account of pree-]
edeutx. They Ignored Hlnekstonc.
".In. I;." he said. "1 believe 1 shall I
have to help you."
"Wlin?what?let me go, you menu, |
Tom?" stammered the prisoner, look?
"No, Indeed." laughed the Judge.
"That wouldn't help you a hit, .lack.
1 ?ns Just thinking of the time lit
School, when you stole Hilly Hob's
marbles. Accused of It, you grew sul-1
len nnd abusive, ready to tight the
whole sei.I. Then Hilly Robs reinem- !
hereil It was near Christmas, nnd lie
told you It wns nil rlgli' about, the
marbles, as you would have won them
from him anyway, nnd forced a whole
handful more Into your pocket and
Insisted on taking you over to bis
house for the Christmas dinner. Hil?
ly was a cood sort.
"Well, It I? Christmas time now.
.lack?only three days ahead. And I
hiis Just think lug ?hat a good chap
yon were for a whole year nfter the
Hilly Hobs episode?till your father
got angry and bent you up.
"Pretty lough life you've had. Jack,
I was thinking. Good-for-nothing fa?
ther and slattern mother nnd every
kind of crooked teaching. Then you
were a handsome boy. an exceedingly
handsome young man, which is the
I worst kind of handicap one can start
I out ? Uli. Ami then, to rap Hie whole
Ihlrig, mi uncle left you $500 of badly
tainted money. Thai sort of fixed you
Into a rut, for It riveted your energies
Into making mure In the' same way.
Not many Hilly Hobs have broken
through the even tenor of your life.
"What are you driving at, Tom?"
growled the prisoner. "Are you acting
like Hilly Hobs, or Just stringing me?"
"Hilly Bobs, Inn with n thought to
the thirty years Intervening between
Juck the boy and .lack the man. Let
me see, you have gathered together, by
devious ways, about $90,000."
"N'-no. Tom, you're crazy!" ejacu?
lated the prisoner, In a startteil voice.
"I haven't a Hilng except maybe a
thousand or two from?this lust Job."
The Judge looked nt a slip of paper.
"Fifty thousand, four hundred and
twenty-live thousand dollars," be read,
"and It's pretty close to the exact fig?
ures, .lack. Maybe you've got Home
small change in your pockets that was
overlooked. And we know In Just
what hanks most of the money Is de?
posited and under what names, and
where ttie rest of It Is hidden. We've
had you tinder close surveillance for
some time. Jack, and lucky for you,
(or It shows rue how 1 can be of real
-Hull! I can cues.* how," snsrlcd
the prisoner. "The hooillo 1? coins to
he divided. What will he my share?
I eun't understand how you got track
"Now. the first thing 1? to pronounce
sentence." said the Judge, rising slow?
ly and putting on his Judicial face.
"After that He can talk."
Hi' stood,.looking down at the pris?
oner for si.me moments, and then said:
"For the crimes of which you stand
convicted, .lehn ltuttey. 1 schiene? you
to twenty years in mir state peni?
lie paused, mid the prisoner col?
lapsed in a ludicrous heap, his eyes
"Tw?twenty years." he stuttered.
"I?I thought- ??
"Ilm. In view of certain tilings In
my mind." Hie Jllil'tc went on. calmly.
"I will suspend lids sentence Indefi?
nitely, the length depending wholly on
yourself. If you violate of fall to lueer
In any particular the terms l am ntioul
to propose, the sent, lire will Immedi?
ately go Into effect, and there will he
no Inter mitigation. Now, l pronounce,
as n provisional sentence, that yon es
liend $1,000 of the money in doing
Christmas work the coming week, com?
mencing tomorrow. There are hun?
dreds of trays of doing Hits, hut, as
you are hew t" Hie business, I might
suggest going through department mid
other stores and studying the Christ
inns shoppers. There will ho many
with anxious faces, counting the few
dimes' or dollars they have to spend,
(let in touch with the clerks so Unit.
Iiy a nod or look, you can make them
understand they are to cut prices tn
half, or put In extra goods, anil you
meet the difference. Let the children
shuffling through the stores, with
eager, hungry eyes, who appear to
have no money, select something mid
you pay for It. Ho the same for those
whose faces are pressed against the
windows outside. Tall; with market ]
men and have them send turkeys to
homes thai can'l afford one. II
doesn't matter whether the father or I
mother may he unworthy. It Is
Christmas, unit a taste of turkey and
crnnlierry 'mice would not hurt Ilium.
Ami. beside*, there are the children!]
Von can Had ways enough* ami each
one you meet will opeu others.
"And after lids week. Jin k, you will
expend $1,000 each month In such
work, until Ihe whole is gone. It will
take you nearly four years. We will
allow you sun from It each week for
your personal needs no mote. The
very hist $M)0?Hie dirty $MKI left by
your uncle and which may have si urt?
eil you mi.. Unit way of money get
ting, you will give to some poor wom?
an In memory of your w ife. Ilecnusc
It Is had money. It should expiate It?
self In good work."
'Ihe prisoner had beeil straightening
up. There was sullen denhnre In Ids
"Suppose I don't dn It to the ielier,
Judge?'' lie queried, "Suppose 1 save
? mi some? Von never could know. It's
loo much lo ask me to give up every
oiSit. How could I live afterwards?"
"There Is the suspended twenty
.wars' sentence, Jack," significantly,
"If you deviate a hair's breadth from
this work the sentence will I.n
foreed. It would Hike the rest of your
life, and Ihe money Is not worth n
thought In comparison. Heikles, you
must he purged of the money for your
own good. As to not knowing, we shall
keep close watch of all your money.
If you draw more, or lake more limn
the sum allowed eneh month, the
original sentence will go into effect.
Led Him to the Door.
I extend the clemency only a month at
a time. At the end of each mouth yon
must hrlng nie u report of your work,
a record In detail, and I will extend
the clemency another month; if you
full to appear or semi a satisfactory
reason why, un officer will he after
you within twenty four hours. It Is
the host way I run think of helping
you. Jnck, a Hilly Bobs way, with the
thirty years' hardening that must be
broken through. I have faith that
four years of such philanthropic work
will not he without result. After the
money Is all gone, every dollar, come
to me and I will give you steady em?
ployment at a living salary. Von used
to be exceptionally good at figures In
school, and had u ipilck mind. AH you
need Is to get the mind to working
along In a straight line. Jack. Now
you lliny go mid draw the (list $1,000
to be ready to commence work."
He nodded to mi olllcer, who led the
scowling, half-dazed prisoner to the
door of the courtroom, and to another
for the next case to be brought In.
Bulbs at Holiday Time.
If for bread you have no dole,
Xluy hyacinth* anil feed the aoul.
So sings the ancient poet. The
modern version Is a tiny bowl of
bulbs, growing ones which will bloom
at holiday time, or unrooted hulbB
neatly tied In gray and blue recepta?
Washington, Kan., Hoc. 15.?The
Rev. M. P. Cox, of this town, didn't
like baseball. Instead of preaching
against it lie organized a league of
They played midweek, regularly
scheduled contests and everybody,
even the players, forgot about Sun?
"You really think women are more
practical than men, ami more intel?
"Sure! Consider ? when a man
gets bald he buys hair restorer by
the" quart, with no result whatever,
but under the same circumstances a
woman doesn't waste time and mon?
ey she just buys hair."' The (iehtlo
.Men's clothiers are always pleased
when a new and pretty girl conies to
town. It stimulates trade.
People who are continually looking
for soft bertha invariably lind them
?in the possession of others.
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WE CAARY IN STOCK A LINE OF:
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WE HAVE A COMPLETE LINE OF HOLIDAY
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