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The Church's Christmas Present I By BYRON WILLIAMS n (Copyright.) Harrison Honeywell Hlcksoo. de votee of Michigan avenue, worshiper i ?t the throne of Sardanspolls end favorite at Path-1 loa'a shrine, swob* one morning la, tbe bustle and the' whirl of Chicago with a headache. Through the aeri al window of his club the clash and clamor of city din smote his throb blag temples Smoke and soot drifted fsmlllarly in, aad upon the Indolent draughts a faint, fetid smell rode truculently. "Bab. thos? stockyards'" sniff ed Harrison lion eywell Hlckson gripping his tem? ples and striving to reseh oblivion by burying his nose snd ears In the downy pillow. "Always the smell and the noise and the clatter. Day and night it la the. same noises, the same smells, the samp wines, almost the same women i ?and no song at all worth bearing. I. have a mind to chuck It all snd go out Into God's country, out into the sub urbs." With Hlckson to think was to act? 1 and this Is how It happened that the good people of Horton Hollow weis curious almost to a crucial point of the tbe antecedents and personality of the dapper young society man who came among them so reservedly to super! n tend the construction of a pretty Queen Ann? cottage on Lake Shadows. That he was a veritable cetch was soon agreed upon by the spisters, but how to breek his reserve and teach j him to worship at the feet of Aphro j dlte waa a difficult problem. For. be? sides admitting to Amos Squires, the 'busman, that he was not married, Hlckson had met the persevering ad vaacee of the natlvea with a stern frigidity. "There ain't a blessed woman that 'kin git within gun shot o? him," com? plained Mlrandy Hodges, "exceptio' Marty Brown?an' ehe ain't interested in oothin but raisin' money fer a new parsonage fer that new preacher an' his atuck-up wife." a At laat the cottage was finished and Hlckson selected his furniture aad fittings. On the 20th of December it was ready. With a glad beert he rode gayly homeward from the city, and slipping the key Into the lock, stepped! into the nest that was to be the heart at his simple life The evening was spent in gloating over his new toyj and even though it did aeem strange? ly quiet and lonely. Hickson's spirits were so light the joy bulb stood high in the glass tube of pleasure But solitude wears on tbe best of us after a time, and to Harrison' Hoceywell Hlckson. Inured to clatter and bang and the busy whirl of socle-1 ty, tbe continued silence fell like e pail. "Of eouree. I could get married." sighed Hickaon. as he sat on the edge of bis bed aad pondered "That would ' betp some and?no." shaking his head | determinedly, "no lares aad tantruma for mine'" Satisfied la bla decision, he lay j down to aleep. Then, all at once there eatered that. vacuum of stilloses, strange snd sin istcr the cracking of a veneered joint, tbe settling of a beem. As Hick son set bolt upright In bed. he dis-1 tinrtly beard a sound as of ruanlng water Dashing madly down tbe stairs be found a leaking water pipe? j aad what was worse bs discovered .' that the not-water giant was simply , I bolllag its hesd off The servanta had 11 net yet arrived, but Hlckson managed to check tbe furnace and turn off the ( J water. Then he returned to bed. H Suddenly a boot-owl set up his weird I call, the soughing wind whistled with I sepulchral aseaetag. a mfegntded cock i j mlstaktaaj tbe bright ssoonllght for , msrelag awoke ead set up ae tiaejrto 1y die. while a pelr ef stray rata'J eseettng ta sanguinary combat under the treat wtadow. added ta the bor 1 rible Intensity of the night When be bounded oat of bed. Rick-'' eaa waa a determined maa H? looked 11 at his watch and tbea at has Uase:] table. Thirty nriantes ister e dark!' form eearrted throngs the shadows ef1 j the shaded street ead dashed ssadly ; ap to the three o'clock train as It ] psswad aad aaarted at Hertoa HoBow , The next day. Martha Brows sweet, ' a*bfto haired, esotberly Martha Brown, received a letter rt said - Bhy ?sas Mass Bran t aar* ?Wiese to I ?warts* ye* Bt *?*ais? rev ctsurrk a 1 tiMettaee pt?*c-t ef an (?m?s a ?*? I My asset sn2i OeHver taw k*rs / te- "is* i v* ft a* fS'aNSjsi r oaaeWts and 1 S Bee* tnat rw?i-r?*-*?t tvtw wife -?f is* ?*?*?*?* wto ?n tm4 mm ess as Baisse I tams* tee Broad far Bsc sapid i s I na*? i aas t**Fsmtr erat*tr**w **? 11 acvcW tfc* ?fft wegesse f ? aag *? a howBcg swell walked set.* m the ] gSar* of fhe Mgftu fca the heart ef the | a*a aad was gted' e heart of toe ,| SHOULD KEEP SOUTHERN WHITE FARMERS ON FARM. I (Continued Prom Page Thirteen) 1 broken up. We must encourage the spirit of home-owning, with every men sitting under his own vine, and fig tree, and we must especially en courage the development of a great class of small white farmers. ?'The savlig of the rural South to the white race is one of the most important prub'ems now before the people of the Cotton Belt. "lu this eonnoctlc ii, there is an? other thing that ought to be men? tioned, slid that is the problem of immigration The Farmer's I'liiou and other farmers' organi/.attons are light In protesting against the coming of Urge numbers of Italians, Russians, Hungarians, Poles, etc. This would only make a bad matter worse, and complicate matters still futher What would help, however, is thecomlng f a large number of wide awake *vWth ern and Western fanners , buying small farms among us and making their farms object lessons In. stock raising and other lines of diversi? fied agriculture. These Northern and Western farmers will also set a good example for our Southern people in that they are ready to* do any and all kinds of work with their owns hands, entirely indeitcudciit of hired labor. As a Southerner, reared on the farm and a descendant of genera? tions ol Southern farmers, we must I confess the need ?.f our people at this point, and the help that we would get here from an Increased number of wide-awake Western sel? lers besides the aid they would render In keeping up id. balance of popu? lation between the two races in the South and preventing the predomi? nance of a colored farming popula? tion, which, we repeat, would be un-. desirable for both whites ami blacks and ruinous to our section as a whole.'' An antsrfTT is a queer animal. His tale grows nut of his head. T o many advanced Ideas are ad vancod In the wrong direction BABIES CURED Torturing:, Disfiguring: Humors Speedily Yield to Cuticura. The suffering which Ciiticurn Soap and Cuticura Ointment have alleviated among akin-tortured, dis? figured infants and chil? dren, and the comfort they have afforded worn out and worried parents, have led to their adop? tion in countless homes as a priceless treatment for the akin and blood. Infantile and birth hu? mors, milk crust. scalled heed, ecsema, rashes, and every form of itching, scaly, pimplv skin and scalp humors, with loss of hair, of in? fancy and childhood, are speedily, per? manently, and economically cured, in the majority of oases, when sll other trmeottes suitable for children fail. Cuti sura Remedies are guaranteed alieo aate'y pure. Sold throughout the world. One More Week and Christinas Is Here! Have you realized that there Is ooly live more shopping days In which to gladden the hearts ot the Hille ones, beau tlly your home and bring comlort to the household. I want to help you beautlly your home, therclore invite you to call on us for your Furniture, Carpets, and Xmas Presents In particular. Below we fake pleasure in displaying a lew oi our many bargains and Invite your Inspection. , Just to Remind You Of A | Beautiful Fieiriish Oak Boeker I'phoMered in Moroecolinc, suitable for den or library, grandpa or papa, for the ridicu? lous sum of. ??ohne, suitable lor aen or $3.50 The Above Cut Shows a $7.50 MORRIS CHAIR A beautiful Mission Clock, suitable for the dining room, fan be ostd for ornann-nts. (Like cut). Kcgular $7.50 value for. . For Christmas Shoppers, a 9x12 Hrusael Ruk. for $12.50; 130.00 value $25.<>o value Br?ssel Hug for Cpholstered in Morrocolino of the (luslity in Mission or Oak for. RLGULMt VALUE S7.5D $3. b*t 67 AUTOMOBILE?In Large Quanti? ties (Like the above cut) ranging in price from $7.50 to $27.50. Velocipedes For Boys Firm's Bast Makes, Ranging in Prlca From \ -, $2.50 to $12.50 Special attention is ca i' dutiful e/taes i MsJteMe very strong and durafcle sold for $25? Xmas price. to this boys? irmeriv $20 M. H. LASH 2503-5-7 Washington Ave. Newport News, ? ? ? Virginia XMAS KODAK5 Nothing more suitable for Xinas than a Kodak. Brownie Cameras for the Boys and Girls $1.00 to $12.00 THEY ALL TAKE GOOD PICTURES. \W hare a full lino of Albuins, Outfits, Sunset Views on Calendars, OINUY 2S CEINTS EACH I'icturos. ( nnN, Mm - Pocket Hook*. "EVERYTHING PHOTOGRAPHIC." XMAS TYPEWRITERS MONARCH VISIBLE THE VERY BEST ON THE MARKET. We can furnish you a machine of any make. Call by or phone us. Bell Phone 934. TYPEWRITER RIBBONS put on your machine, any make for 75c, "The Kodak Store" "THE TYPEWRITER HOSPITAL" CHAS. C. EPES <& BROTHER, 2909 Washington Avenue.