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Of all the boys on Elm street there
•ras not one who bad so many friends
as Arthur Perry. There was never any
need for him to look about or go up
or down the street to find some one to
play with. From six to a dozen small
l>oys like himself were waiting about
[Arthur's back door every morning or In
Ills big yard before he had breakfast.
It was very pleasant to Arthur to
have so many friends and to know
that they loved him so much that they
vrould come round early every morn
ing and were glad to play with him
all day. But there was one thing that
lie did not think about at all, and that
Is what they came for.
He knew that some one of the boys
Always said the first thing: "Where is
the cart? Go get it out." But that
seemed to him all right, for he owned
the only cart on the street—a fine red
It seemed quite right to Arthur that
because his cart was the only one on
the street he was always sure of some
one to play with and could always do
<what he wanted to, no matter if the
other boys wished to do something
If when he h^d been driving and the
other boys Lad been the horses one
of them stopped and said, "Let me
drive now, and you be a horse," he
iwould very often say: "No; I'm going
ALL THE BOYS WERE THERE.
to be the driver. I guess this is my
cart." Nearly always the others would
do as he said, because they knew that
if they did not he would go into the
house and take his cart with him, and
bo all their fun would be spoiled.
On Christmas morning Arthur was,
of course, happier than usual, for
good old Santa Claus had brought him
many things that he wanted—a new
set of harness with bells on it and a
•whip with a fine snapper on the end
and lots besides.
It took a good while to look these
things all over and try them, so that
Arthur was in no hurry to go out, but
when he did get ready he saw for the
first time that there was no one at all
In the yard.
This made Arthur a little unhappy.
He wanted the other boys to see the
new harness and to hear the whip
crack, and he wished to try the whip
on them when they were hitched to the
express wagon. But no one came, and
so at last he got out the exoress cart
and put the harness in it ana the new
whip in the socket and started off
down the street.
He did not see a single boy till he
got round the corner into the next
block. But there he found some very
lively fun. All the boys were there,
and none of them had missed him or
thought of them, for Santa Claus had
done a strange thing. To every boy on
the street he had brought something
that had wheels. There were four red
express carts and two blue ones, and
there was one long hook and ladder
truck with real ladders aud a loud
gong, and there was an - automobile
with room for one boy to drive it with
his feet, like a bicycle, and another to
ride as a passenger behind him.
When Arthur came up to the other
boys they did not even stop their play
to look at him or to speak to him, and
when he tried to show them the new
harness and the whip they did not
seem to care about them at all, but
went on playing fireman, with the au
tomobile for the chiefs carriage, the
hook and ladder truck next and all
the express carts for hose carriage,
stringing out behind. All they would
let Arthur do was to drag his own
cart, the last of all, and to yell fire
with the rest of them.
Never since then has there been any
line of boys waiting in the morning on
Arthur's back piazza or any thumping
of rubber boot heels while he takes his
time eating his breakfast. The boys
gtill play with him. but now it is
lecause he has become more unselfish
and has begun to see that the way to
keep friends is not by having a red
express cart, but by being fair and
kind and letting others have their turn
and their share of the fun.—Youth's
The Knowing Boy.
There is nothing the matter with the
small boy who presents his mother
with a pair of felt slippers for Christ
mas. He is just a smart boy, that is
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FEBRUARY 2, 1912.
THE LAND OF ~"
My first is sometimes a vowel. My
second is a cooking utensil. My third
la a vehicle. My fourth is a negative.
My fifth is a nasal consonant.
My first is a dog. My second is a
period of time. My whole is some
thing every one should have.
No. 1570.—Initial Puzzl*.
[The Initials of omitted words spell the
subject of the quotation.]
" 'Twas the night before Christmas, and
all through the house
Not a was stirring, not even a
■ 'Twas the winter wild, when the —
All meanly wrapped in a rude manger
"At Christmas I no more desire a
Than wish a snow in May's newfangled
"Hark, the herald angels sing, glory to
the newborn King!
Pleased as man with men to dwell, Jesus
"While watched their flocks by night
All seated on the ground."
" 'God bless us all,' said Tiny ."
"Christmas comes but once a year, and
therefore let's be ."
"No war or battle sound
Was heard the world ."
"O little town of Bethlehem, how I
see thee lie!"
No. 1571.—Numerical Enigma.
My whole is an old saying, composed
of twenty-seven letters; my 5 16 11 19
22 8 27 21 is a fighter; my 4 6 10 2 is
to be at liberty; my 15 16 17 20 2 6 is
a substance obtained from cream; my
12 5 23 6 25 is a musical play; my 7
24 6 26 is crooked; my 1 13 3 18 is to
dispose of; my 9 14 is an abbreviation
When the blasts of chill December 3 to 7
with biting breath
And the goldenrod and aster have just
been done to death,
When the stars are twinkling brighter Li
the frosty autumn skies,
It is then I 'gin to hanker after mother's
I know the taste of terrapin and have
dined on mountain trout,
I've eaten lots of TOTAL truck, for I've
traveled all about.
But just about Christmas I heave a heap
1-2-3 apple butter and mother's pumpkin
No. 1573.—Concealed Word Square.
One word concealed in each sentence:
1. Have you plenty of walnuts?
2. Look at the sun—it is eclipsed.
3. Tim Evans is pomp to play.
4. Whose footsteps are those?
No. 1574.—Pictured Word.
What may be won by study?
The serpent that beguiled pcor Eve
Is not the snake to which I cleave.
Those Bubtle serpents tempt me not.
Where'er they go I shun the Bpot.
To rattlesnakes I cling—lndeed,
Their poisonous bites I do not heed.
But keep forever on their trail.
Though safe encased in coat of mail.
When earth Ignored my very name
To heavenly lands 1 laid a claim.
I found the saint who held the key.
But Peter had no use for me.
So, silent, I remained in tears
And silence kept through years and
Till men who saw me lie in wait
Helped me to slip inside the gate.
He bade me join the angel band,
But kept my likeness in his hand.
No. 1576—Eyes Out.
A clamor turns a nozzle;
Complaint may be a weed;
To elevates an army;
A dollar is to read.
Next, empty is a wagon;
Discharged^ a cushion small;
Not difficulty a custom;
Not dry is nearly all.
Key to Puzzledom.
No. 1561.-Three Birds: 1. Mag, pie,
magpie. 2. Fez, ant. pheasant. 8.
Whip, poor. will, whippoorwill.
No. 1562.—Numerical Enigma: Mar,
dey, rod, dromedary.
No. 1563.—Decapitations: Broil, roil,
oil, 11, L. Spout, pout, out, ut, t.
No. 1564.—Beheaded Rhymes: Stowed,
towed, owed; craft, raft, aft; slumber,
lumber, umber; wheat heat, eat;
blend, lend, end; shark, hark, ark;
skill, kill, ill; growing, rowing, owing.
No. 1565.-lUustrated Zigzag: Gun
powder plot. Words: Goat. junk,
cent, loop, coot owls, dime, beet, cart,
whip, colt, fool, toad.
No. 1566.-Charade: Back, ward
No. 1567.—Numerical Enigma: En
cyclopaedia. Words: Eye, dial, cop,
AMONG THE CHURCHES.
Congregational church, Rev. J. H.
The usual services will be held in
the Presbyterian sanctuary, near De
partmental school. The pastor will
preach. Subjects: "The Attractive
ness of Jesus Christ" and "The Law
of Retribution." All heartily invit
Baptist Church, Rev. C. H. H.
Moore, Pastor. Services at 11 a. m.
and 7:30 p. m. Bible school at 10 a.m.
Young People's meeting at 7 p. m.
Mid-week prayer meeting Wednes
day evening at 7:30 o'clock.
Sermon subjects: Morning, "One
Lord;" Evening, "Report from
Eschol." Opportunity will be given
to unite with the church at both ser
First Methodist Church, Rev. N.
M. Jones, Pastor. Sunday School,
10 a. m. Preaching service at 11 a.
m. and 7:30 p. m. Epworth League
at 6:30 p. m.
Christian Church, Rev. W. A. Dig
gins, Pastor. Sunday School at 10 a.
m. Preaching and communion at 11;
Junior at 3; C. E. at 6:30 p. m.;
Preaching at 7:30 and Prayer meet
ing every Wednesday evening at 7:30.
Morning, "The Characteristics of
the Early Church."
Evening, "Death and Life."
At the close of the evening service
the ordnance of baptism will be ad
Good Samaritan Episcopal Church,
Rev. J. G. Robinson, Pastor.
Sunday school at 10 a. m. ; Morn
ing service at 11. The Rector will be
in charge of the services. Sunday
school scholars are asked to be pres
ent at 10 sharp. The Honor Roll will
begin next Sunday. That Honor Roll
is composed of those who are neither
tardy nor absent during the month of
German Lutheran church, supplied
by Rev. Aug. Tr. Graebener. Preach
ing service every 2d and 4th Sunday.
Religious -instruction every 2nd and
4th Saturday afternoon. Sunday
school every Sunday from 9 to 10.
Service commences at 10 o'clock.
North Colfax Methodist Episcopal
Church. Sunday school at 2:30 p. m.
Preaching service at 3:30 p. m.
Regular services at the Chapel of
the Church of God will be held dur
ing the season as follows: Sunday
school at 10 a. m., preaching services
at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. on Sunday.
Prayer meeting at 7:30 p. m. on
Christian Science services in the
church edifice every Sunday at 11 a.
m. and Wednesday at 7:30 p. m.
First United Brethern church, cor
ner Third and Morton streets. E. F.
Preaching at 11:00 a. in. and 7:30
Sunday school at 10:00 a. m.
Y. P. C. E. U. at 6:30 p. m.
Prayermeeting every Wednesday at
7:30 p. m.
Labrador's Short Summer.
"How brief is the summer on the
highlands of Labrador!" says Seszketh
Pritchard in the Wide World Maga
zine. "Snow does not melt till July;
then with a rush midsummer comes.
Grasses and leaves grow almost visi
bly, the wild cotton soon flings out its
little white pennons, millions of ber
ries ripen on the ground, the loon
cries, the ptarmigan calls, and you may
even see a butterfly balancing in the
warm wind. But then also wakens
the countless army of hunchbacks, lean
and gray mosquitoes, piping blithely
for blood. So summer reigns. Then
suddenly one day, at the end of Au
gust, after the sun has sunk behind
the barren crags through the balmy
warmth of evening, one may wake up
to find everything transfigured and
the first snow of another season al
The Emperor's Bell.
One of the biggest bells in the world
is in Cologne cathedral and is known
as the "Gloriosa." It was cast from
twenty-two French cannon captured in
the Franco-Prussian war and was pre
sented to the cathedral by the knlser.
It bears the German arms and two in
scriptions. One, in Latin, expresses
the emperor's gratitude for the divine
mercy in granting him victory. The
other, in German, declares: "I am the
emperor's bell, and I proclaim his glo
ry. I fill a sacred post, and I pray
heaven to grant peace and prosperity
to the German empire."
Wanted to Patent a Circus.
P. T. Barnum once came to the office
to know if he could patent the three
ring circus. In technical parlance his
three ring circus was an aggregation
and not a combination to produce a
new result. Therefore it was not pat
entable. which information highly in
censed the showman. "It will be
adopted by every circus just as soon as
I make it known," he declared. And
It was.—Scientific American.
"I understand that Mr. Plnchpenny
has been operated on for appendicitis,"
remarked Miss Cayenne.
"Yes. If s the first time any one was
known to get anything out of him."
"And even then they had to give him
chloroform to get that."
The Strung© Part.
Hardup—You see this half dollar?
"Yes. Why? Is there anything ex
traordinary about it?"
Hardup— Bather! It's mine!
She—Just look at tbe trouble money
can get you into. He—Yes. but look at
the trouble it can get you out of.—
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