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'Mrs. W. A. Teague, of 'Mountyille,
has received the following letter from
ther son, Curtis Teague,, 'wth is with
the U. iS. S. 'Pi'tsburgh i'4 astern 'iva
ters, where he has come in closelotilh
with the d'urko-Greek situation: '
Dec. 3, 1922,
-My 'Dearest Minie:
I received letters from you (nd
Catherine and Edith today and .Fas
*very glad to hear. Your ,lett war, a
month coming tome but U-agt: was
sent to Gibraltar from waYork and
'in the meantime . ers o -pro
ceed her ..E -e AW S. S. Devebola
'which .fas" Just come over from the
Oiates got our mail in "Gib" oand
brought- it on here.
We went down to Symrna a few (lays
ego and .then came back here. It is
only a little over a day's run down
t'liere. .It surely is a horrible place
iow. You know the Turks burned
the city and massacred so many of the
people th-at it is nothing to see dead
'bodies fl'oating in the water now. The
,city has an awful smell as there are
iso many bodies that have not been
1buried. You cannot understand the
condition without seeing the place for
I have visited several historical
:places here. I-lave visited the tomb of
(talex.ander the Great and 1umerous
other tombs. I also visitedl 'St. Sophia's
Cathedral, built 600 years before
christ. They certainly have a funny
religion. They do not use pews at all,
cpray five times a day. There is some
one praying in there all the time. They
'wash their feet, hands, 'mouth, nose
end ears before going in-to pray. They
take their shoes off before going in
'church. There has been service in
that church every day for 1,600 years.
We are having real cold tweather.
ihas snowed several times.
There are 12 destroyers here, two
oaupply ships and us. -Several English,
iFrench, Spanish and Italian naval
vessels are here also. We are an
chbored right in front of the Sultan's
1alace. The Turks tried to massacre
'the Sultan so an English vessel got
uim and carried him away.
Thanksgiving day we fed 100 refugee
dhildren on our ship. They were most
dy Russian refugees. We had comedy
anovies in the afternoon for them. They
were a happy bunch of children-guess
dIt was the :first good meal for them 4n
-a' long time.
We may go up to Odessa, Russia, for
,a 'few days. It is a large city but the
fpeople are starving.
I do 'not know whether I can send
anything home Christmas as you have
io paY duty on everything coming to
the .States. Am getting on 0. K. Will
w'rite !gain soon.
Best love to all,
4 S. S. Pittsburgh.
E~ngraved Invitations and Cards
Advertiser Printing Company
McSWAIN'S BILL DOESN'T
OVE]'LOOK SMALL FARME
He Provides for Tenanta Ip Ills Mei
sure. Low Rate of Interest,
IWIashington, 'Dec. 19.-JUongreesmi
J. J. AMoSwain' is pressing his rur
credits bill vigorously. He spent nea
ly all day Thursday with the bankhi
and currency committee of the Senat
affd himself testified before the con
inittee today in support of his bill,
Congressman MceSwaiig explains thi
the administration measure offered J
the name of help to the farmers
really Indirectly for the benefit of ti
large investors who are thereby o
fered safe security at a good rate <
interest, and can help no farmers c:
cept large farmers who can alread
receive accommodation from existin
banks. Congressman McSwain pr4
poses by his bill, to provide financih
assistance at a, rate of interest not e:
ceeding six per cent, per annum fc
small farmers, even tenants, for tl
purpose of producing their crops anl
marketing the same in an orderl
manner. And eventually, under Ii
system, the rate of interest would 1:
reduced, after several yars, to abot
four per cent per annum. The bill I
very strict in prohibiting any indiret
device by way of fees or accommod
tioni charges, or other ruse, for th
purpose of collecting a greater rate <
Interest than six per cent. By h]
system .the local bank would make t w
per cent on the transaction and th
government would make four per ceri
net, because the government now ll
the gold in the vaults which brings n1
Interest whatever. It is proposed t
use flve *hundred million d'ollars c
this gold as a guarantee for redemi
tion of such Federal reserve notes t
fluance the farmers in producing crop
and live stock, and in addition to th
gold the reserve notes would hav
back of .them the notes of the farim
ers secured by their crops and stoc
and the endorsement of 'the loco
bank. The congressman argues tha
there can be nb 'better money in th
world than that which is backed b
both gold and commodities.
Congressman McSwain says that I
proposes to push -his plan vigorousl;
when the iHouse banking and currenc:
committee begins its hearings on rura
credits legislation, and since .the con
gressm-an has nailed a large nummbe
of his bills to reputable farmers, bank
era and financiers in South Carolini
he expressed the hope that they ma:
freely write him suggestions and criti
cisms in order that the very best re
-ults may come out of the discusslot
Grows as it Moves.
What the tender and, poetic youtl
dreams today, and conjures up Witi
inarticulate speech, P" tomorrow thi
vociferated result of public opinion
and the (lay after Is the character o
Skillful Workers With Gems.
One of the most interesting feature
of Maniuma industrial life Is the wonder
ful skill of its women iinmlapidaries am
gem setters, whose tastes and workm
manship have fair surpamssedl the 1)ow
ers of the mcen.
COOKIE ST. NICKS
Daintles for the Kiddles of the
g Little Shoes Are Set Outside of
Each Door to Hold the Goodies
and the Gifts.
N SETTLEMENTS where the holl.
tt days ..re affected by the customs of
n1 the Netherlands it is not at Christmas
is tire, but on Saint Nicholas Day
e Dc. 6--tlt ithe children have their
Joilliest holiday. No stockings are
hiing, but little shoes are set outside
each door for goodies and for gifts.
The most important- gift is the linage
y of the good Saint Nick 'himself. It is
g generally hung to the door knob.
It is no plaster model or stuffed
.d loll affair-this Saint Nicholas-but
a very large cookie (ough representa
tion, a sweet brown molasses mixture.
Wooden imoulds used to stamp out
C these Special and glorified ginger
d bread men are used 'but once a year,
y and the bakefs take great pride in
s making them as elaborate and real
Istic as possible. Rows of hazel buts
t often button up the great coat, and
sometimes a border of trimming is
set round the coat with raisins.
t The Saint Nicks are eaten, but gen
erally not until the very last. There
e are other Holland cookies quite as
f necessary for the gift shoe of a well
a treated baIy. Letters and lace cook
les -are the most important. Letters
might be described as a sort of rich
e pastry tubing filled with the richest
t osslble fruit and nut mixture, which
3 -early always, in the good old days,
o ,ves flavored with v generous (lash of
o brandy. Timis tubi)ing is shiaiped into
f the form of eapital letters, and every
child expects to find at least the tini
tinI of his given name in the shoe.
0 MAore fortinate children get their en
s tire set of initials, mind pnmlpered dar
e linmgs get their Whole nmies.
a The ince cookles seem to serve as
. asubstittute for candy in the regular
and standard Dutch baby's Saint
Nicholas shov. They are really not
cookies at all. but rather a nut but
terscotch pattle made very thin mand
transparent. - This transparency is
Y the thing that gives them their name
The First Christmas Cards.
Christmas cards printed for sale
were first struck off in 1847. The
I first year, not more than 1,000 were
- sold. Today, millions are used.
.. Pytting Curtains on Rods.
When putting curtains on trods put
your thimble over the end of rod and
you will have no trpble with curtain
Pathetic Russian Plaything.
A very primitive doll can be found
in Russia. It is the moss-doll, and it
expresses the poverty and loneliness
of Russia's forest regions. It is
roughly made of wood, with a face
of pathetic sadness, and Is dressed
in .hotfi and clothes of fom-est moss.
The male doll Is distinguisliud from
the female only by the hatchet which
Colds Cause Grip and influenza
LAO[ATIVE DROMO QUININE Tablets'remove the
siauso. There is only one "Bromo Quinine."
4. W. GROVE'S signature onabox. RI0o,
THE OLD YE)
New Year for
To giflof our friei
that they wJprosper
*0ntmnt than they b
Poised on yex threshe
Gnats and Mostlultoes,
In 4I0nglind tie term 'gnat IS ut
for tlie insect 'thot Americans call a
mosqalto. Here the term is used only
for smaller insects. A gnat is
blood-sucking dipterous fly, undergo
Ing a metaniorphosis in water. The
females have a proboscis armed witl
needle-llce organs for penetrating the
skin of animals.
Grove's Tasteless chill Tonic restore
Energy and Vitality by Purifying an
Enriching the Blood. When you feet it
strengthening, invigorating effect, see hoi
it brings color to the cheeks and hov
it improves the appetite, you will thex
appreciate its true tonic value.
Grove's Tasteless chill Tonic Is simpl:
Iron and Quinine suspended in syrup. S
pleasant even children like it. The bloo
needs QUININE to Purify it and IRON t
Enrich it. Destroys Malarial germs ant
Grip germs by Its Strengthening, Invigor
atng Effect. 60c.
We take thic
preciation to our
shown us during
hope to merit its
the years followii
you will more ad
ness of your love
protect your own
a sufficient amot:
R is valuable for ti
the oppgrtunities ii
ds we extend the s
in a niatqrial way~ and
av knowys before.
Id of noriaeky we are a
as pToducon ad sound
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the New Year Ie One of
osperity and Happiness
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