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Capt. Riley u intently watching
from his utl loft window the approach
of his blsK'st fishln? tutf, the Alice
Kiley. Kven la the Inner harbor she
ai pitching anil rollinR In the Dwem
ber seas and as sheathed In Ice from
bobbing timber head to the overhang
"Not a boxful, not on," he groaned,
seeing the no6ted fish boxes still
Ushed to the deckhouse roof. "But
the boys 'II get their pay. somehow;
they'll get it. If I have to slap a mort
gage, on all the outfit." No one else
should know It, but the truth was
Christmas cheer mas not In Capt.
Riley's heart as he turned gravely to
the twine-reeling he had busied him
self with since he broke hlg ankle and
Wily Noonan had proudly taken out
the Alice Riley, the most powerful tug
that fished off Sktlllgalee In the Straits
Tbi tug tied up to the dock with a
bump, there was some shouting, heavy
footsteps clumping on the Icy wharf,
then up the ehaky stairs and the door
flew oi'n lcttinsr In a blast of raw
north wind and an Ice-coated being In
oil skins who presently shed his chryg.
alls and became a crestfallen skipper, a
curly haired, alert young fellow, who
almost hugged the roaring stove, for
he was drenched and shivering.
"Not a pound, cap'n," was his greet
ing. "Breezed up so we couldn't touch
the nets," he added.
"Old Michigan must be cuttln up
considerable," the old man answered
cheerily. "Never mind, boy, ye'll get
"em next time."
Hut Hilly Noontn knew bow bad the
fishing had been all year, and could
figure as well as bis employer how bad
matters must be. Not a man of them
Cot a Line to Her.
all but loved the grltxled old man. and
iiiarveled at him, for he knew the luke
bottom fiotn Point Iletide to the great
log rollwoy that scarred the bluffs
north of Wautrcuhaiice light, as must
men know dry I.iiiJ. Hilly Noonan.
however, also loved the old captain's
duUKh'rr, Mary, and had hoped how
he had hoped! to bring la a big catch
of wlitlefUh when be was given the
big tug to lift the In Nt nets of the year.
Now a lean Christmas, a very lean
Christmas, seemed certain In the Klley
home a home for all homeless lads
at ChrUtmas time. Mary's laugh had
been Infrequent of late and ber titer rl
u.eut had been forced.
Mere she was herself In the door
way as the crew dumped In. "lilily
Nuunan," she called, "don't you know
you'll swamp the tug with the fih
jammed to the gunwalls, soT" There
was a ootit In her raillery (hat cut htm
to the quick. How queenly sho wax,
tl is straight, blue eyed brunette, wrap
lei In the captains oilskins, flushed
from facing the storm! .
Hilly NiHinnu lay awake that nUhl.
ntwMhtitandinK the long duy at the
vhcel of the lurching tug. Through
Ms window he s'aied iL the black
ness, and he listened to the walling
vlnd; walling, It si Died to him. com
plaint at the year of misfortunes and
( lllful cau hi t of fish, wailing com
plaint at the wasei sud priees of hh
uv.-d by the union that made the lot
if Capt. Riley o hard lu an "0.6"' year.
Kar out on the Charlevoix pier no
vhl'e V.hl shone, up and down the
angry lake the lil.ihou. and lifcht
rhlps were nowhere ele on watch,
tl.e fog siKuals were silent, although
delated batses still stuuiMtrf up and
1id the luke. t'..,u.! ulj a P.u.h In
lie north, and another and another,
ile ft.iah of rotAets. brought him out
'This side o' WuuKoshHneo. about
hlte Pilosis," h rali'iiUl'd. "Had
ne with this wind"
I'.e shook his bedfellow. Kelly, the
Man, and tln.i'.ly routed Mm.
'let out Kill, someone's In trouble
r tt.o straits and bis)ba the Allte
y iuu get a Hue to Lor first."
Kelly knew what that would mean, at
least 1400 a day for "the old man," and
be knew the need.
Everyone Mid (he Alice Klley bad
an uncommon crew; two hours later
the tug's whistle blew four booming
blaMaln the dni ktw-KH "strong shead"
and five more that were Hllly's fare
well to Maty If she was awake or
cared. She saw from her bedroom
window the tug steam through the
channel, sparks flying weirdly In the
wlrd, out to the open lake where no
ll'X'it shone to mark the way for the 30
tkiiies of desperate tussle with waves
(hat now at times burled the very
dcckhotiFc roof. Again the Bve short
blasts as the starboard light turned
north beyond the pier, then was gone.
" Herd's hopln'," growled Ullly as he
whirled the w heel over. He wag hang
ing on grimly, for at times the tug
stood about on end. A sea smashed
one of the pilot house w indows and
he fixed It as best he could by the dim
binnacle light. He lashed the wheel
to a course two points east of north.
In the blackness he couid see only the
white crests of waves. The pantlug of
the tug's exhaust told him Kelly was
stoking like a fiend and that O'Neil w as
squeezing the last ounce out of his big
engine, 16 square. Ahead was black
ness, the maddened waters and the In
frequent flash of rockets.
It was still dark when Billy saw, as
the tug topped a great wave, a ship's
light ahead twinkle a moment where
the whltecaps marked White Shoals.
At dawn he had a line to the derelict
and the great seven-Inch hauser was
going to her overside; an hour later
they were fast by the forward towing
post. It would be easy In such a sea
to trip on the hauser and "turn turtle,"
or to be snatched by a great wave and
have the tauser break. Tbe barge on
the sboal was an ore freighter loaded
to the water's edtfe, a heavy tow.
With his hand on the bell cord to
sicca! to O'Neil, Hilly muttered:
"Here's for Mary and better "
He rang, the engines started, then,
crash' Hilly's Christmas wishes were
cut 6hort; the tow post was gone and
water pouted Into the hole la torrents.
It was hours later when they got that
hauser again, when the tug's hoarse
whistle roared, "All right." and the
bellow of the stranded barge replied.
It was dreary work end Billy and the
crew were gaunt with hunger and
Again slowly In the teeth of the
wind they went ahead. Jerked tremen
dously at intervals when the waves
snatched the tow. When they were
getting Into deeper water O'Nell's en
gines suddenly stopped, and ten min
utes later the barge had drifted back
to the shoal. The eccentric had slip
ped; the tug was but driftwood; bad
business in such a sea.
Hilly Noonan and O'Neil kept her
afloat someway, and all the time Hilly,
still clutching the wheel, was mutter
ing of Mary and Christmas: he had
strance vagaries, but was still sane as
a skipper. When at last the frantic
li a niiuet It: g In the engine room ceased,
near evening of the next day, they
were still near to the barge that was
pounding on the shoals. The sun
broke through the clouds, a red sun
near to setting beyond the tossing wa
ters, the sunset of Christmas eve.
It was never clear how they got the
slow steel barge to move so fust onco
they got her off again. Hut in the
midnight hours when St. Nick, Kris
Krlnitil and all the Christmas fairies
were abroad on land, when the last
embers of tho yule logs smouldered
coxlly under lines of stockings In
many, many homes, the Alice Riley's
deep whistle sounded off the Charle
voix pier. Capt. Riley still sat before
his fireplace, waiting hopefully as
was his nature. Hut for the hundredth
tir.! he looked about the room at
Mary's pitiful efforts at Christmas
decorations. Suddenly he heard, faint
but unmistakable, the bass call of the
iQslantly he picked up his crutch
and rapped on tbe duor of Mary's
rom. bo quickly did the appear, sus
piciously red-eyed but smiling, she
must have been awake, too.
"l.ltUi n," he t ried, holding up his
Hoo-oooom, boooo-oom, boo-oo-oom!
Attain, deep, full and growing less
faint, the whistle sounded, "AH right."
"That means a Christmas for all of
us. Mary, In spite of the fish!"
Then there came a succession of
short, sharp toots and the captain
stared perplexed. With a twinkle be
turned to Mary.
' Ik you know what that means.
Mary?" ho asked.
She flushed crimson, but before she
put her arms about her father with
a bug that ha understood she flashed
her answer from the bow window with
a lamp. The captain, smiling, for a
long time sat looking at a pkf.ire over
the mantel, the picture of her mother.
"Merry Christmas," be said to the pic
ture, very softly. "I knew it would
Hilly brought It and Hilly had It.
an uuforgetsble Christinas with the
Riley's. When at last he "rolled In'"
with Kelly, the fireman would have his
Joke he called It "Mary Christmas."
CopyrtsM. 1S'7 by W rifc-li A I'sUwrvoo.
An Old tnglish Custom.
Tho old country Kugllstiinsn never
falls to unbar lU d or at 12 uYio k
Nw Yt'ar'a ' to Ut th old year
out and tl-o ai )ir tu.
Tarturtd by Sharp Twlngte, Shooting
Paine and Dizziness.
Hiram Center, CIS South Oak Street,
Lake City, Minn., says: "I was so bd
with kidney trouble
r' ,nal 1 could not
V straighten op aftir
pC'U ll,00l'lnK without
I .'T ' J sham t.alna thnnllrr
through my bark. J
had dizzy spells, was
nervous and my ejn
slfrht was affected
The kidney secry
Hong were Irregular
and too frequent. I
was In a terrible condition, but Iioan's
Kidney Pills cured me and I have en
joyed perfect health since."
Sold by all dealers, f.0 cents a box.
Poster Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. T.
THAT SWEET CHILD.
"You'll be too old to sit on people'a
knees soon. Dolly."
"Oh, no, I won't, auntie! I'm not
! half as old as sinter and she eits on
Mr. Wilson's knee. I'm never going
to be too old for that sort of thing!"
BLACK, ITCHING SPOTS ON FACE.
Physician Called It Eczema in Worst
Form Patient Despaired of Cure
Cuticura Remedies Cured Her.
"About four years ago I was afflicted
with black splotches all over my face
and a few covering my body, which
produced a severe Itching irritation,
and which caused me a great deal of
suffering, to such an extent that I was
forced to call In two of the leading
physicians of . After a thorough
examination of the dreaded complaint
they announced It to be skia eczema
in the worst form. Their treatment
lid me no good. Finally I became de
jpondent and decided to discontinue
:heir services. My husband purchased
I single eet of the Cuticura Remedies,
which entirely stopped the breaking
jut. I continued the use of the Cuti
cura Remedies for six months, and
ifter that ever splotch was entirely
tone. I have not felt a symptom of
:he eczema since, which was three
fears ago. Mrs. lizzie K. Pledge. f40
lones Ave., Selma. Ala.. Oct. IS. 1903."
Charming an Audience.
A young lawyer with political as
pirations was about to make the first
Important speech of his career. He
knew Speaker Cannon, and ventured
to ask his advice la the matter of ad
dressing an audience.
"My son." said the veteran, "find
9ut what Interests your audience and
talk to It on that subject. If you
find you can't strike the oil of its
mention, stop boring it." Success
Laundry work at home would be
much more satisfactory If the right
Stareb were used. In order to get the
desired stiffness, it Is usually neces
sary to UKe so much starch that the
beauty and fine tie of the fabric Is
hidden behind a pus to of varying
thickness, which not only destroys tie
apiearance. but also affects the wear- 1
hig quality of the good This trou- I
ble can be entirely overcome by using j
ivflauce Starch, as it csu be applied
much more thinly because of Its great
er strength than other makes.
Equal to tbe Occasion.
Pa I can tti l you n Smith Imaging
our Maria the other ftlKht.
Ma IStMidiioss sracluust What did !
I'a I said: "You are renins on
fast, young man." And hat ansr
do you supiMwe he made meT
Ma-IVar kuos! What did he
I'a He said: "Well. I'm holding
my o n."
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Ilali I alattfc ure. luaauta, liir-tl hi t J t t.rtr.l
Ail. Totetlu. 'b-o. la u,- .mil ltiiiut'.iAt ciraa
lla tvartrL It I. twkau l-.ilfiaa r la a'- ll .iu 111
4t- ( a krai-4i(ul. li a. t d:r-'l t it- i.---4
ltd Ituc bl ui ta. M Ifva at l!il. I hi f . let
tabjrv-4 dl-aia .r aur !! II !! Ui i4t baJ
luf rlrrular m4 trt;'i a. a.
Aaarraa r J till Ml i CO., TMa.OaMl
at.-) I t VtVt, i
I ui:r rut to
Point of History Cleared Up.
Tho .iX'iiiUt Now, c;m Ue your
mouth I ou'l tit you a bit.
Tim I'ttilvnt mfior ibo itractUa)
IXhIdt, I kiiuw hAt Auanlai J:J for
ft Uviug uow. lllubUati'd Ihta.
Your Wif, Mothr or Sitrr
Can nma .rtmii. I'tuwvlrt! unJ tui4rd
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la ivuii. ii.lv r -iy Ittan cur r
Moi' tima r !njur J by bavins
tMuca u;utlo ir.y for item tlun l
V.m.ig iluir -ti.h lrt'st r.U liltU
Cu.Uva. C. H. l a: 1 t!t
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DRANK WITH MIS FEET.
Clergyman Knew the Best Pfece te
Pat the Whisky.
There was no fir In thu smoking
ejir atid evi)lKly was bine and trn
ulims wl'in cx ld.
"My feet fairly ache," said clergy
man. Then a drummer, winking at h!
neighbors, pulled out a flask of whis
ky. "Herea the best ti.lng goiiig for cold
feet, friend," he said.
And the clergyman extended his
hatid for the bottle eagfrly.
"You bet it Is," said b.
He poured a huge drink Into tbe
glass, lifted U toward the drummer
with a "Here's looking at you, sir." and
then, slipping off Lis boots, emptied
the whisky Into thfm.
"la two minutes c;y ice-cold feet."
he said, "win be In a warm glow.
Whisky porcd Into tbe boots waj-Hia
the feet like a hot stove."
For Cigar Smokers.
When you ismoke a cigar yon want
a good one. A poor cipar Is a rank
abomination fend a stench la your own
notriis and in those of your friends
within smelling dis'ance.
The trouble with most of ns is to
find a cigar with rich, satisfying aroma
and easy drawing qualities without
pajing an exorbitant price for iu It
remained for Frank P. Lewis of
Peoria, 11!.. to solve the problem for
us. His Lewis' Single Hinder tc cigar
is w ithout doubt the peer of any brand
of 10c cigars on the market. The
Lewis' Single Hinder cigar is wrapped
in tinfoil and reaches the smoker as
fresh as when leaving the factory. Its
s;mooth, rich, satisfying smoking qual
ities are a delight both to the ra'.ate
and the nostrils of cizar connoisseurs
everywhere. In spite of the fact that
the I-emjs factory employ co travel
ing D en tbe sa!es this yar w;Il ex
ceed S.f'yil.O'.'O, the d n;aud beir.g cre
ated sole!y on the high quality of the
Builds Church for His Own Use.
George Smith, who, a few months
ago, created a sensation In the dis
trict court at Reno by kneeling In
prayer in the midst of a murder case
and asking God for light cn the evi
dence in the case, and who later se
verely crilicl&ed the Judge for pass
ing the death sentence oa four con
victed men, has built hims'f a church
on the crest of a high hill, several
miles northeast of '.Lis city. The
church is right by two large roads,
constructed at much expense. The
building Is small, but artistic. It
stands In a country unsettled, and
Smith, who lives nearby. Is the only
person within miles of the church.
Tonopah (Nev.) Sun.
Starch, like everything1 else. Is be
ing constantly improved, the patent
Starches put on the market 23 years
apo are very different ar.d inferior to
those of the present day. In the lat
est discovery Ik-fiance Starch all in
jurious chemicals are omitt, d, while
the addition of another Ingredient. In
vented by us, gives to the Starch a
strength and smoothness never ap
proached by other brands.
A Delicate Job.
Doctor The iticn a: itig deafness of
your wife is merely an indication of
advancing years, and you can teil her
Husband Hum! would you mind
telling her that yourself, doctor!
Important to hlothere.
Examine carefully every tmttle of
CAMTOKIA a safe and sure remedy for
infanta and children, and eev that It
Signature of JUt7Z&k:
In Cse For Over ."to Years.
Tlie Kind You Have Always UoughL
All the Earmarks.
First Tramp (tvudinic adverti
mont) Mau wanti-d to chop wiaxl.
brltiR uji coal, tal care cf j.ardcn.
mind chickens and tliiMrt-n.
His Pal (groatiinisl Oh, tt;ise mat
rtmonlHl advertis inonts make UiO
tired! Illustrated lilts.
tni: tniK t t Tiii: Kii:ir
!' lir-l lhl Ivlll IH.-W all. I lluu theni
will: asaui. liie i . k.;, 5 i-euia.
A iinau ran k-ep a serrvt if BO
boil.v cares h-tliiT lie dm-s tir uoL
IIM Y ir "HHtlMII Ol lMVf"
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Drive, all ,,bci froa tk Ksiy.
euro Kka-4iaaiaa. Nr:,i aaj
25 ALL t a COISTS S3c.
rsk Scpwe Cane
To Teach lie Future Mother
re have prepared Tbe Buff crick Rag DoTl uA a srors
of patterns of attractive D-Zi Dresses, etc That kJ is aLcxM.
1 6 inches high, printed Eat m eri cokjri on ckxaUe dotia,
quickly and easily made up. RooetaU it is but a step l the
little ones from the nwlkg of p"7 tithes lor tVx &Zt to
the more u&cf J accxip!iunnt of rcakirig dakdy jrametis for
themselves and others. For this reasca ve m&Le the 1-juow-ir.c
C I fAf f . For 23c in lUmv or com w 3 su3 yos TVe
"',," PaOtm. 4cnr above. Sad J aacc to
Tko Rax-DoD Departmcot
THE BUTTERICK PUBLISHING CO.. Ltd.,
Botterick Boildisif, Nw York.
Only One Crop of Land
Don't Forget This and Don't Forget to Duy
Your Share Now Before it is All Gone.
You Can Get Rich in South Texas in a Few Years en an r.Ttit'nent tt
$250, Payable $10 a Month Without Interest Read the Following:
?t. jo, Truw. Apra , ivr..
Dr. C T. f-immon. Ran Antonio. T-n.
De.ir ir: I have jut returoc-J fro;o a vi;t to your StV,vvacre ruach.
where I have vn for the purj"- r,t irn-t:s:M!na i be con'i:toTk of ua.i.
riiinAte. mmlalL eur and siinitatiiit) o (eDeru tiriiLii. tn. s -grov 1114
I iitund con-!. '.ion renllr l'.rr tbn I rtriftej. snd fuTly np to
rrftresentjtv u m jour l'Zrnture. 1 lie il iwrnm (o of rv j-.ii;ty and
of ' h variety ts to riia'kr ijver-.;f;e-i l..riii.ni: e-y and -n--.jie.
h;le on the rtneh 1 t.-i the ri,i,,jire f .'ttu Frrnc V. mj n
TorV-ey Ciwk. Windmill. Mu t-y I w n I I!i-.d ; ivrie 1 d.d
not -- the Vntiir T.atu.'rii but S!j:t-1 i r i .nere-se-.l it- tbit
it w-fc efn lf.er trtt tiutt wtiich I aini!!. and l't-Tiii tins I c&rtM
Lome i-erfrvtiy at!-tied that viki bate li Ix-rX p:of-o.4tR.'a, f r tie o.wr
run. in S.u;het Texaa.
tht f.tmia a-i-mire '.ur rr.ru h I nv fne f-r.-T-a pmm iyif w:rl'Ut irr
tion. anJ th; I eir.i.W riTiari.ai-ie in vit-w c-f t!; aeiere dnxvrjl. Tl.a
obtain at thia tirne over the enure it.--.:e.
1 am nure thin w-;!l rrovt t I a tine fru.t prji rt nn-ttin. ecwji"
for tni!e. t..n and lwrr.-. and thjt t.ie er m;: -) r m fiieot ktm
certainly t" f proved hv tie 1?' ni rtrin -.. m urk-iu ixv v
pati:re, M.d thin aio aetlle. the true prvw ic I-rx.r- --. -
a on hie my hearty enJ .-n-Diciit ou U ) vur in.i an 1 p.biat of u.
Very tr;y viKirr.
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Frrier:.lr ?xu f-t a trwV er iriit fnn if (;m 1 tu tVW fc.-re ta thai
nct cuuctrv' the i!l. and too toua k-i t.t t-'.-'.
Write for literature ani came c nearest aject.
DR. CHAS. F. SI MM OfiS,
2(3 Alamo Plaza, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.
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