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THS MACON ESACON, MACON, KISS. Old Santa's Christmas List ByDeLYSLE FERREE CASS The reindeer are harneued and ready For their Christmas eve drive through Whey whinny and stamp; deign belle llnn-la. And old Santa Claui' sledge la piled ? hlirh iWlth an abundance of toya, books and Pm air wnnA IttHa luw. mwA . Santa' 11 nil up the stocking while the . And the enow flakes drift down In , whirls. He'll allde down the chimney aa usual ' Fat, lolly, red-faced, full of glee . He's been keeping. tab on each one of you; In the picture he'a looking to see Vhlch klddlea have minded their parents, Which youngatera have done aa they ought; . tf you have been good and done aa you ahould, Old Santa'l! bring you a lot. Bee! He'a looking hie llit of namea over, Yea, and acratching the naughty onea ' out; If Freddie had minded hta mamma. Today he'd never need doubt 1 That Banta would nil up hta atocktng; . . And If Malzle hadn't been bad, That yeHow-halred dollle that'a going to Molly Is one presen ahe might have had. "For Molly behaved herself nicely; She doesn't grumble, tell fibs or be - meant , Co her papa has-written to Santa , ..Telling what a geod girl she's, befn, -i Then there's , Tommy's nam on the psv per: " A real boy; but never sauces nor swears, Jfor la cruel to kittles. It's a thousand pities That Freddie's mother had as few cares. Now there'a the names of Mildred and Jessie, . . - ... Of Margaret, Julia and Kate "When they go out to play and hear moth er' aay, ' "Home early," they never are late. Next comes Bobble, that Jolly young ras i call And Henry the boy call htm "Hen!" ' There's a red .sled for Bob, and for Henry a Job . ... Playing war with his tin soldier men. Dick will wake up to And a new tool set; Phil will get those shining new skates; Joe's football outfit sure will please him: He can now go and play with his mates. Bert likes story booka and he'll get some; A hobby horse Harry will please; Tea, each little tike will get what he likes Their good traits old Santa Claua sees. Aa be cons the long list o'er and o'er. ' Look I he'a smiling to think of the joy, That when Christmas bells ring, each holiday thing . Will bring to each good girl and boy. Remember, you little folks, always. That obedience, kindness, good cheer Are the things mamma wants and are aure to ensconce ' Tou in Santa Claus' favor. Oh, hear How the aleighbella are Jingling and tin' kling. How the reindeer are prancing to go Skimming- along o'er the housetops, , Unmindful of cold, 'Ice or snow. Santa'a pack is crammed to o'erflowlng; Is your name on his visiting list? Now In bed abide; down the chimney he'll Slide. If you're good, your house won't be missed. Prepared, "I'm going to have a fine time at . Christmas," said one young miss to another. "Mr. Hugglns la coming to our party, and he Is color-blind, you know." - "Does his color-blindness add to four enjoyment?" asked her friend. '"Rather!" was the reply. "He thinks all the holly-berries are mistle toe!" ' , Had One Already, "I don't know what to give Lizzie for a Christmas present," one chorus girl ia reported to have said to her mate, while discussing the gift to be made to a third. . . :. . "Glva her a book," suggested the other. . , .- . . And the first one replied, meditative ly: "No, that won't do; she's got a took." , ' r- Crowned en Christmas, -' William the Conqueror was crowned ea a Christmas day. - 1 iiliG FillSTLETOE Christmas .Greens Harvested With Aid of Guns. 5 ' i' . But It Is Better to Climb for It as 8eekers Have Learned Open 8eason Begins Early In December. HQ hunter took deliberate aim and fired Into the high er branches of a swamp elm. Only a bunch of foliage, out from its supporting bough by the charge of bird shot, fell a yard or so away. , "Missed him?" was the half queried comment of a "tenderfoot" 'who had strained his eyea la rain to see the object of the shot .. "Missed nothing," came the rejoin der. "Shootln' greens," he added by way of explanation. He picked up the clump of leaves flecked with waxen berries and threw Into a gunny sack three or four pounds of mistletoe, the reward of hiB marksmanship. The open season for mistletoe be gins early in December, according to the Kansas City Star, and continues until Only a day or so before Christ mas, or, in the lean years, until the crop la exhausted. The old method of shooting" mistletoe has been in large part displaced, however, by agile boys who earn men's wages by climbing for the crop and carrying It to the ground In. Backs slung from their shoulders. That preserves the foliage beauty by leaving the berries Intact. When the boughs are "harvested" by the shot gun method the charge jars many of the glpbules from their tiny stems and the fall to earth but adds to the havoo. Mistletoe jobbers are growing more discriminating and pay top prices for well-preserved greens only, the market varying day by day according to the quantity offered. The true mistletoe Is a European evergreen, but Its American cousin resembles it so closely as to baffle all but botanists.. The leaves are of the same yellowish green . and the blos soms, alike in color, give way In turn to the wax-like berries. Both are parasites, growing on the boughs of deciduous trees. . . Apple trees, poplars, maples and elms seem to best support the vege table barnacle. But it sometimes Is found growing In the oaks and other forest varieties. Along the Paclflo coast it frequently Is taken from oak trees, although the yield In that re gion is not prolific. The miBtletoe played a conspicuous part In mythology. It Is symbolical of the spear with which Hotherua took the Hfe or Balder, the white1 sungod of summer,, who shall be resurrected at Raganarok, twilight of- the gods and doomsday of the world, so rnns the old Norse legend. Among the Druids and the Celts the mistletoe found growing upon an oak was believed to possess powers ol healing for many ills as well as being potent for the working of magic charms. Small bits of berries were brewed, Into love philters for prejudic ing the passions. To the esteem In which the mlstla toe was held is directly traceable a certain old English custom which sur vlves today. At the Christmas tide every ardent swain who 'neath ltt shadow levies tribute of a kiss and each half-resisting maid who pays. may know their hearts only bow tc rites centuries old and born when Tule logs flickered through candle lighted halls on wintry nights; when fairies ruled ; when imagery held sway; when mountain gods gave eursf or blessing and tribute to the mistle toe was a sacrament. " THOUGHTS OF CHRI8TMA8. They were married at the beginning of December, and the 25th was ap proaching. "You know, little wife," he said one evening, "we mustn't have any secrets from each other, must we, sweet one?" 'No darling," she whispered. 'So," he continued, "I want you to tell me how much you Intend spend ing on a Christmas present for me, so that I can calculate how much money I shall have left to buy one for you.". . -. JA JA? ' One Popular Pat Man. -It la said that nobody loves a fat man, but children at this time ot the year are deeply in love with a stout, elderly person with white whiskers and a pack on his back. PI (Conducted by the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union.) ALCOHOL AND ATHLETICS. Prof. Irving Fisher ot Yale univer sity has Issued a pamphlet in which he gives the result ot his Investiga tions of the liquor problem. Concern ing alcohol and athletics he says: , "In studying the conditions of health and efficiency during the last ten years, the conditions which enable an athlete, for instance, to be at hla best. I have had oocasion to examine the conflicting popular ideas concerning alcohol. I began the study quite will ing to be convinced that alcoholic bev erages have some virtue. But I have ended in the conviction that they have none, and I have found that this con clusion is almost universally reached by those who have examined the facts. inese facts demonstrate that a man who takes alcohol, In even a moderate degree, is harming himself physically, mentally, morally and economically. "That alcohol increases fatigue Is now commonly recognized by athletes. Alcohol gives no Increase of muscular power. It is not what we can prop erly call a stimulant, but a depressant It Is apparently a stimulant, because it puts to sleep the nerves that Indi cate fatigue, so that the person thinks himself relieved of fatigue. 'What it does. Is to make one unconscious ot his fatigue. Various kinds of testa and exercises have proved that alco hol la a decided hindrance to muscu lar or athletic power." ALCOHOL CAU8E OF WAR. Dr. Charles Gilbert Davis, eminent physician, psychologist and scientist of Chicago, says the great world war is but the logical outcome of "gener ations' of alcoholic saturation, with the resultant deterioration of the hu man race and degeneration of the hu man mind." 'I have taken a kennel ot Great Danes," says the doctor, "magnificent animals, and given them just a tea spoonful of alcoholic beverage daily, mixed with their foods, and then bred them, and carried on the experiment for five or six generations, until the Great Danes had dwindled physically to small size, and their even disposi tions had changed until the product has been snarling, whining, fighting curs. How much more so this must be with humans extended over thirty or forty generations. The parallel may not be pleasant, but It is a nice one, and that is what has occurred In Europe," , JOHN BARLEYCORN UNPOPULAR. irvrwhnn. "Insurance people have come to thai definite conclusion that booze afcd-' In surance mix about as well as oil and water," remarked Edward A. Woods, president of the National Life Under writers' association; "In other words,1 said Mr. Woods, "a drinking man is a mighty poor risk. ' Cold figures have proved to us positively that the drink ing man even the moderate drinker has less than half as much chance to live out the life of his policy as the teetotaler. The mortality , of the teetotalers' between the ages of thir ty-five and fifty years, when men are of the most use to society, Is only 56 per cent of the average mortality. Not even the war has been the sub ject of as much consideration among Insurance men as has the liquor ques tlon." GERMANS DRINKING TEA. Encouraging testimony as to the de creased consumption of alcohol in Ger many was given Miss Mary E. Brown, director of the National, W. C. T. U. exhibit at the Panama-Pacific exposi tion, by an engineer who showed great Interest In the literature exhibit. He said that with 46 other engineers he visited Germany two years ago. While there the group investigated eight manufacturing plants and they found the men taking a pint bottle of weak tea with their one o'clock lunch in stead of using beer with 2 or 3 per cent alcohol as formerly. The tea Is prepared In the building and sent up In bottles at about one-half the cost of beer. Since substituting tea for beer the efficiency of the workmen has increased from 15 to 20 per cent. ALCOHOL CAU8E8 INSANITY. Alcoholism, propagated by every na tion, licensed by the state, is second only to war as a cause of insanity. Not only does It lead directly to mental disease, but it indirectly predisposes to mental and physical deterioration through heredity. Children of alcoholic parents are notoriously liable to be epileptic, imbecile or Insane. Wllliair Brady, M. D., Chicago. 8EVERAL ISSUES. There are several other issues in the hearts of the people that tower above all others and are bound to be written Into some party platform two years hence. One of these questions Is that of national Prohibition. You might as well try to sweep back the tides of the o6ean as to stop or delay the progress of the Prohibition aove- toent Governor Carlson of Colorado. SUBSTITUTE FOR VODKA. As a substitute for the vodka shops, which have been abolished, there have been erected in the open places throughout Russia "people's palaces" and smaller buildings, where the people may meet far entertain ment and instruction. These palaces contain rooms and halls in which con certs, exhibitions and other enter tatnmeuts can be given. GULFPORT VOTES EXPOSITION 0 CITY COMMISSIONERS APPROVE ; AN I68UE OF $125,000 TO PUR , , ; CHASE 8ITE. HIGHWAY MEETING CALLED Prominent Men Over the State Invited ., to Attend Convention of Jaokaon Highway Association At .Columbus. Oulfport. In keeping with the wide spread demand for the Mississippi Centennial which has gone forth from the people ot this community the city commissioners .have adopted an order issuing bonds of the municipality for the purchase of a site to the amount of 1125,000. Just where Jhe exposition will be lo cated has not yet been decided and is really Immaterial at this time, the larger question being to get the funds and the people lined up for the big vent. - . Highway Meeting Called. Columbus. Arrangements were com pleted at a meeting of the members ol the Chamber of Commerce here for the district convention in this city on Dec 15. Two hundred delegates are expect eT here from Alabama and Mississippi The meeting. Is for furthering plans ot the Jackson Highway from Nashville to New Orleans, through Florence, Ala., Columbus, Meridian and Hatties- burg. ; Among the prominent visitors who are expected to intend the meeting are Lleut.-Gov. Theo. G. Bilbo, of Jack son,; J. M. MoBeath, vice-president of the Jackson Highway Association, of Mississippi, and Cliff Williams, a prom inent manufacturer of Meridian. - . Explosion Kills Three, Columbus. The injection of cold water into a hot boiler Is now believed to have caused the explosion at the gin and grist mill of J. E. Cox, a few miles west of this city, which killed Charles Cox, son of j the owner of the plant, and two negro employes, Isaac Dickinson and Richard Houston. Mr. Cox received a blow on the head which caused death, while the bodies Of the negroes were literally torn to pieces. The body of one was hurled several feet against a Wall and horrH . , , v,3W. "mie me ower was torn OOZO aud-lh.Hr'" par unwiaf ;oma picva up at various distances 'from the point where the explosion occurred. Wal ter Ferguson was standing near Mr Cox and was seriously Injured. . Want Appropriation. Vicksburg. The National Associa tion of Vicksburg Veterans, preparing for a peace jubilee In Vicksburg fn Oc tober, 1917, have prepared a memorial to Congress asking an appropriation sufficient to provide for the necessary camp, equipage and utilities for the sustenance ot the attending veterans during the continuance of the six days' celebration, in which civil war veter ans of the north and south will be in vited to participate. v . Habeas Corpus Writ. "Meridian. An application for habeas corpus before Circuit Judge Carroll, In behalf of L. W. McKee, who shot and killed Jack Walker, at DeKalb, Kem per county, has been set for a hearing at DeKalb. It Is understood that the defense will enter a, plea of self-defense, and because of the physical con dition ot McKce w'll ask that he be al lowed ball. Negro Shoots Farmer. Columbus. A. J, Jordan, a white .armer, living near Vernon, Ala., who was shot and painfully wounded by Essex Qulbbs, a negro, has been brought here for surgical treatment. Qulbbs rented some land from Mr. Jor dan last year and the shooting result ed from a dispute over the settlement. The negro made his escape after hav ing fired the shot. Negro Conference Adjourns. Vicksburg. The Rev. R. C. Ransom, of New York City, editor of the A. M. E. Church Review, preached the ordi nation sermon at the closing session ot the twenty-fourth Central Missis sippi' African Methodist conference at this place. Bishop Connor made the assignments of ministers. The next session will be held in Hollandale. , t Negro to Hang. Nachez. Unless an appeal Is taken, Ed Walker, negro murderer, will hang at the Adams county jail on December 22. Walker was convicted at the last term of court. A motion for a new trial was entered but was overruled. ; 1 Girl Burns to Death. Houlka. Miss Ella May Bishop was burned to death at Buena Vista. She was standing before a fire In her dor mitory room and from a sudden faint ing spell she fell backward; Becoming excited, Miss Bishop's roommate ran out Into the hallway, shouting for help. Coming back, they found . the girl dead. Miss Bishop was the daughter of May and Mrs. John Bishop, formerly of Houlka but now of Van Vleet. The girl was 16 years old and a student In the Chickasaw Agricultural High School. ,'" MILITIA INVITED TO INDUCTION OF GOV. . OFFICE WILL BE AFFAIR. BILBO INTO, IMPOSING MATTHEWS MADE SERGEANT Trustee Retiring From Prison Com mission Goes to Parehman Farm. News of Interact at the 8taU Capitol. ( ' Jackson. Brig. -Gen. Erie C. Scales, adjutant general ot the Mississippi National Guard, has written circular letters to all battalion and company command ers In the state suggesting that they come here for the Inauguration of the new governor early In January. He suggests that the battalion and com pany officers arrange to raise tbe nec essary funds, and if possible he hopes to mobilize the entire militia here for the ceremonies that will conduct Theo. G. Bilbo into the office of chief execu tive of Mississippi. Various business organizations here are now working on plans for the most Imposing Inaugural In years, and the militia will have an Important part ir the ceremonies. Matthews Becomes Sergeant P. E. Matthews, retiring member ol the' state prison trustees, at the De cember meeting, held here, announced that he had decided to accept the ten der of a position as sergeant at one ot the camps at the Parehman farm. Mr, Matthews Is the only member of the board who tailed of election this year, L. Q. Stone of Tupelo running ahead of him by about 1,600 votes. Mr. Stone was at the meeting of the trustees "getting a line" on the affairs of the board. Mr. Stone will attend his first meeting as a trustee in January. This was the last meeting for Mr. Mat thews, as he will become a sergeant at the Parehman farm on the first ol January. Community Centers. The extension department of the A. and M. College, of which Prof. L. R. Lloyd Is director, has Inaugurated a great movement In Covington county, finding there a consolidated school in every supervisor's district, which will be used as headquarters, or "commun ity centers." , Here will be organized clubs to promote the welfare of the neighborhood, emphasis being placed on tbe improvement of the social' life of the farm boys and girls, or farmers and their wives special attention be ing paid to the woman's side of farm life. The cost and advantages of the waterworks, washing machines, tire less cookers and other devices for saving steps and labor will be guno Into very thoroughly. These "commun ity centers" will be established In oth er counties as rapidly as possible. Six Out For Congress. Six candidates are now formally an nounced for Congress in the Fifth dis trict to succeed the late S. A. Wither spoon, and a very interesting race is on. The candidates are State Senator W. A. Ellis of Leake county, who measi ured lanoes with Mr. Wltherspoon a year or more ago; Judge W. W. Ven able or Meridian, Judge J. R. Byrd of Newton, brother of the late Adam Byrd; Judge C. L. Dobbs of Philadel phia, I. S. Watson of Union and W: HI Poyner of Forest. Others have been mentioned, but are not announced',, so far as can be learned. Bilbo Honors Hattlesburg Mam D. B. Holmes of Hattlesburg has been officially Informed of his selec tion to a place on the military staff of Gov.-elect Bilbo during his term ot' of fice. The recipient of this honor- was an ardent supporter of Mr. Bilbov Tn title of major will be conferred1.. Buy Prison Supplies. At the December meeting of the State prison board a large quantity of blan kets, stripes and shoes were puccbased for the convicts. Municipal Sanitation. Dr. Dudley Jones of the stete- board of health, delivered an address at Ed wards, Dec. 9, on Municipal Sanita tion. MISSISSIPPI STATE BREVITIES In order to devise some- means to pave the downtown streets corintn citizens recently held a very enthusi astic meeting. At a meeting ot the directors of the Clarke County Fair Association, held at Quitman, all officers were re elected. 'v A new picture show will soon be started at Nachez. R. F. O'Brien, city auditor and sec retary to the board of mayor and al dermen of Bay St. Louis, serving his third consecutive term, died at his home Dec. 7. S, A, Neville, vice-president of the Meridian A Memphis Railroad, haa an nounced that a new depot would be built in Meridian at once. At the municipal election In Indian- ola recently held J. W. Gilmer was elected mayor. Greenville has sold 165,000 issue of waterworks refunding bonds for a pre mium ot $1,455. Thex were 20 bid ders for the issue. INAUGURATION How to ' Treat T:vn; ; ; Croup ExkrnaUf Bub Tick's "Ysp-O-Hab" Salve well over the throat and chest for a few tnla, utes then eover with a warm flannel olotn. Leave the covering loose around the neok o that the soothing medicated vapors ark. ing may loosen flic choking phlegm nd cm the difficult breathing. On applies, tied at bedtime fcwiree aganct a sight, cttaek. S5,tOvr$1.0A AtdraggisSa, Tuffs Pills The flrt do eU nSenlanes the ImallaV (ivtog aUtlcl? of mind, buoyancy of Mr, GOOD DIGESTION, recular bowels aa solid fleeht PMeev ZPcte TRY THE OLD RELIABLE UjlHTERSMlTHk it Chill tonic For MALARIA U A FINE flEMEKAb SntEMaiBBNINO VOMH 8oldlers' Wives mm "Drummers," .' A new fleldi ot endeavor haa bees opened to women' by the war. They wives of several hundred. German com mercial travelers-, who are now at the front, have taken up the work ot their absent husbands. Almost ail of thesev femttle "drummers'' are successful' and will be employed after the wart It they so desire." HANDS LIKE VELVET Kept 8o by Dally- Uae of CuMcuro Coap and Ointment.. Trial Free. On retiring soak hands In hot' Cutl- cura soapsuds, dry and nib the Olnt ment Into the hands some minutes, Wear bandage or old gloves during; night This is a "one night treat ment for red, rough, chapped and! sore hands." It works wonders. Sample each free by mail witb.:3t-p. Skin Book. Address Cutloura, Dept. XY, BoBton. Sold everywhere Adv, Good Selection. They've made that old card player a war news censor." Good. He'll pass anything;" PROMPT" RELIEF can be found In oases of Colds. Ctone-ha. LaQrippe and' Headaches- by using; Laxative Quinidine Tablets Does not affect the head or stomach; Buy your winter's supply, now;. Price 25c. Adv. There are 1,389 Austrians and' Hun- garlans, 1,027 Germans and 692 Turha- in the French' army; , Always keep. Hanford'tr. Balsam on hand for accident.- It's good, insur ance. Adv. It is far easier to- drive softhead ed nail than a hard'Headediman RAIN OR SHINE hv all trie same to OveralKShirts or Jumpers Manaof STIFEUS INDIGO CLOTH Standard jhrtntr 75 Yean OVERALLS, are- cooler, more serviceable sea economical the yeas 'round for (arm war Mian nant. " When buying, mnember.lt to the CLOTH In Hi iverslls that giveathe- wear. STIFEL'S INDIGO ;LOTH bas had. oven to years tear, itiaraaewas rod wears like-leather Every washina mabte K INSIST mm STrWEfS INDIGO. Look fet hi. mark em-""-" the back, ol tae roodi. insldmt 1 theaarmens. De- ore you buy. 1 It is pat it or YOU fcf n i- I protecDoa. Cloth Manulactund by (. L. ST1FEL & SONS indigo Dytmand ttinltn. WHEELINC W. VA. NEW YORK. 260-262 Chuaek Street nn atw.1 nut . 2a Market Street lOSTON 31 BeiUaed Street CHICAGO ....ZZ3 W. JacMom tnaarvara AN FRANCISCO. Portal f elterwe BuVdliia VT. JOSEPH. MO., ..Saxton Baas minainf 114 W. Sayrtte Street IALTlMfJsa. ST. 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