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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, 1-iujjax MUKWLNU, DECEMBER 30, W21 PAGE. SEVEN Children r v-. A HUSBAND TO MARCIA CMtfOLiW BEECHER . Chanter XLV. Influenza had claimed many victims despite all that the physicians could do. Among others it had taken both the young clerk, for whom John had remained at the office, when his child was 111. and his wife. . . John, with others of the office force, attended the funeral. A few of the neighbors, - kindly folk, but in very moderate circumstances, had done all they could. There was the problem of the boy. now nearly 6 years old, a bright, good looking little chap, w'th red hair and big blue eyes. "Poor child, he will have to go Into some sort of an institution," John heard a woman say. ' "They hadn't any relatives, either, of them." "Do you mean that there. is no one related to the boy on either side?'.' John asked. "Yes. His mother to!d me that If anything happened to them there was no one to take him. She died first, soJ didn t know he would be alone." Then : "i had planned to keep him ,a few days" and see if 1 couldn't find a place for him, -some nice place Where they would be good to him. I have three cf my own and living is high," he continued in an apologetic tone, "or I would try to keep him- myself. Me ts a nice child, well brought up." "I'll take him home with me," John impulsively said, "I have no chil dren." ... "His father said God would take care of him if anything happened to WICKENBURG WEALTH IN HER MINES - The Christmas programs at Fuel hall Thursday night and at the Pres byterian church Sunday night were well attended. Much credit is due to the school teachers of the public school and to Mrs. Leister and Mrs. Bishopp of the Sunday school for making their evening's entertainment a success, .. " The heavy rain the past week has been greatly appreciated by all and OTCKENBUKG where Health, Wealth and Op portunity are waiting for you. --the finest year - the Southwest. JUX ROADS LEAD TO WICKENBURG Hyder Bros. 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I guess he was right," the kindly woman answered, wiping hr eyes. Not until he was on the train with the child did John feel any qualms over what he had done. "Perhaps I should have consulted Marcia," he thought suddenly; "She isn't very fond of children." Then he looked at the bright faced little chap by his side, and as he drew him close ly to him, he added: "She couldn't help loving him and it will be good for her." . He let himself in, holding the boy by the hand. .- . - "You're awfully late, John who is -" "Tes, the train was a bit late. This la Kenneth, Marcia." "Kenneth Baker,' the child correct ed In his high boyinsh voice. "Yes, Kenneth Baker. We are hungry, aren't we, Kenneth?" John frowned at Marcia .indicating that she should say nothing more before the hoy. , . "Yes " his - lip" quivered, "yes thank you. But I want my. mother." "Come, Kenneth, sit up and have a nice dinner .with Uucle John." and from the almost forgotten stores of his childhood's memory, John Aldrich dragged stories that kept the boy in terested until dinner was over. Then he punt him to bed. Marcia declared it a ridiculous thing to do. After the boy was soundly asleep, tears on his cheeks because his moth ALL ROADS LEAD TO especially the etockmen as the range has been unusually dry for this time of the year and has caused the sheep men' a great deal of worry for the welfare of their herds. Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Kejlis and sons of Superior came up Sunday morn ing to spend the day with their par ents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Kellis. Mr. and Mrs. Waples of Congress Junction are the proud parents of an around climate in Brayton Commercial Baxter Lumber Co. Upton Oil Company er waSi't there to hear him say his' prayers, Marcia asked: . "What does this mean, John? How long s that child to stay?' -"Always, I hope, Marcia.' "Are you crazy, John Aldrich?" " "The child hasn't - a relative on earth. You see what a well behaved little fellow he is. I hoped you would be willing to keep him I thought of adopting him." "Now I know you are craxy! Adopt a boy like that! Who's to take care of him. have the responsibility, I'd like to know, to say nothing of the expense such a boy will be to us? No. indeed! There are homes for such children. Put him In one.". - "You are sure you won't keep him, Marcia? Of course I will not compel you to it wouldn't be wise for you or-the boy, if I did.. : But I haven't asked very much of you, Marcia. I have set my heart upon giving this boy -a- home, keeping him. Please take time to think it over,' "I -lon't want any time! He cannot stay here! I won't have him a day. Take him away with you in the morning. I never heard of such a thing! What possessed you to bring that strange child here, expecting me to keep him? Really, John, I think you should be in some institution yourself to do a thing like that." - "Don't say any more, Marcia, I'll take him away In the morning." ' , "I should say you would!" Later, when Marcia had gone to her room, John went quietly Into the guest room and sat beside the bed where his little guest lay sleeping, his bright red head showing plainly in the moonlighted room. When he left, John bent over and softly kissed the sweet face, then tip-toed from thje room. Tn the morning he packed the little HEALTH JIN HER "I IM ATP eight pound son bora Monday night at Dr. Leister's hospital. Those from out of town who are spending the holidays with home folk are Misses Ruth Burns of Flagstaff normal, Ruth Draper of Tempo nor mal. Pearl Johnson of Prescott High school, Mary Reedy and Adelaide O'Brien of St. Joseph s academy of Prescott and Tony Boetto of Tempe normal. Mrs. " Woodmansee of Chandler, mother of A. D. Woodmansee, is spending the holidays with her son and family. Bill Brown, well k'nown sheepman. and sister, Mrs. Pitts, were in town Tuesday from their ranch near Flores. , , , W. S. Massey of the dry goods de partment of the Baytou Commercial store will leave the store the first of the year, but- expects to remain in town for several weeks before leav ing for some eastern state. Charles E. Nathhorst arrived Fri day morning from California, where he has been spending several months. Mr Nathhorst Is & well known- min ing man of Arizona, and expresses himself as believing that the mining world will take on new life after the first of the year. He will put on several more men en his camp east of town near the old Monarch mine. H. F. Thofern returned Monday morning from Los Angeles, where he went to take his wife to a hospital, Mrs. M. M. Fisher and son Bill passed through Wickenburg Satur day morning en route to Congress Junction where they will spend the holidays with their daughter fend sister, Mrs. Fred Miller. Miss Myrtle Stephens left Saturday morning for Prescott where she will spend her vacation with her parents. Harold Davis left Friday night for Los Angeles, where he will spend the holidays with his uncles, Charley and Oran Davis and families. Walter Davis spent a few days in Phoenix the first of the week. Miss Martha McGinnis and two sisters Ruth and Eva of Phoenix, spent Christmas with their grand parents Mr. and Mrs. John Riggs. Miss Clarke of Phoenix spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Neal Thomas. Myrtle Wooduiansee of, Phoenix spent Christmas with relatives here. The Christmas carols sang early Christmas morning by Mrs. F. L. Leister and her choir was greatly ap predated by those who heard them. Professor and Mrs. W. R. Ferguson of the local schools are spending their vacation in Phoenix. i SHE'S A "SPEED" i "The speed" is a terra lately trans ferred from the college to the com mon vocabulary. "The speed" is the most popular of girls, but" she is not exactly the kind of a girl a man would care to have his sister imitate. For one thing, she is ."too easy to kiss." Here's a letter, which' explains It self; . . , 'Petting parties led me too far. I decided I ought to tell -other girls my story. "From the time I was 15, I've had trouble keeping my men friends apart, there are so many of them. Soon I found that all the boys want ed to kiss me whenever they had the chance. I liked in too. "Finally, the boys began to call me . 'a speed.' And I noticed that some who were delighted to come to my home, avoided taking me to pub lic places. Still .1 had. more' boy friends than any other girl. , ."Several times I met men I liked immensely and just when I thought an affair was . getting serious it would end. "Now I am deeply in love with a man 10 years older than myself. I am nearly 23 and I would like a home of my own. "I was pretty reserved with this man. Finally I was so afraid some bodv would tell him about the 'pet- suitcase that had . held the boy's clothes and took that and the boy -out with him, Marcia watching In silence. 'Good-by. pretty lady. Kenneth called as he left, his tiny fingers wound around John's. -a SISTER MARY'S KITCHEN -o TWELFTH NIGHT January 6, Twelfth "Night,, Is an ideal time to have a party. This is the last day Christmas greens should decorate the -house and is really the end of the Christmas festivities. There was an old Roman custom of putting a bean in the cake to choose the "king' of the evening. The person who had the piece of cake with the bean was then ruler of .the party and his will had to be obeyed. ' This recipe for Twelfth Night cake Is an old English one. Twelfth Night Cake Two cups . flour, cup cleaned currants, $i cup seedless raisins, i cup butter, 9i cup shredded citron and candied peel, 1 cup brown sugar. 3 eggs, 4 tablespoons milk, , tea spoon allspice, Vi teaspoon cinnamon. Cream butter. Add eggs, one by one, beating each egg Into mixture thoroughly.. Add sugar and milk and beat well. Add currants and raisins, shredded peel, and spices, but do not stir mixture. Sift in flour and mix lightly but thoroughly. Turn into a paper-lined pan and bake two hours in a slow oven. If the bean is added put in with' the currants. This cake and a fruit lemonade would -be-quite enough to serve in formally. ' Oriental Punch Two lemons, 3 oranges, 6 drops oil of peppermint, 3 quarts water, sugar to taste, green coloring.' ' Mix water, lemon juice and orange juice and "add sugar to taste. Strain and add enough coloring to make a pale green. Add pepperminL and serve in glasses of cracked ice. The peppermint gives the dring a pecu liar flavor that is very delightful. : Christmas Punch i. One and one-half pounds sugar, 1 quart water, 2 lemons. 2 oranges; 1 pint currant jelly, 1 bottle mineral water. Boil sugar and water for five min utes. Skim. Add juice of lemons and oranges and strain. Stir in jelly and put aside to cool. When ready to serve, add mineral water and cracked ice. Fruit Lemonade Three lemons. 1 pint grape juice, 1 orange, 1 cup sugar, 4 cups water. Put sugar Ih a Jar or, pitcher. Squeeze juice from lemons and or ange and pour over sugar. Put the orange and lemon peels in .the water and heat slowly. When scaldnig hot pour through a strainer Into the fruit juice and sugar. Chill before serving. Punch One can grated pineapple, S or anges, 1 cup cold tea, 1 quart grape juice, 1 lemon, 2 cups sugar, 1 quajt mineral water or plain ice water. . Mix pineapple, orange juice, tea. grape Juice, lemon juice and sugar. Put a block of ice in punch bowl a;;d pour mixture slowly in. Add quurt of water and serve. - Kl 1IUVII II , II J II I II IUJ Uitl" loons with a shotgun from an air plane Is the latest sport in London. At airplane race meetings successive "coveys" of balloons are released and airplanes go up in pursuit. The ob ject of the gunners is to determine who can shoot down the laigeat number of balloons. Cutkura Ointment Is Stothing After Shaving After shaving with Cuticura Soap, the Cuticura way, eently rub tender spots on face with Cuticura Oint ment. Then wash all off with Cuti cura Soap and hot water. Rinse with tepid water. lathhitrwtrStlLtUrw "OMUnU. mMM DM. IMJItldH4t,HaM.-Md r-w-mSooUc OmitSti4Ufl. Ttam2Sa. flrtfCytifCTW Soapkavitbout mi, QVfoax. ting parties' at my house that t told him the truth myself. He said I was Just as good as the men, and quite as good as he was himself, and to stop worrying about the gossips. "But from that moment he changed. I've been going with, him six months and he hasn't proposed. Times and times he has said that he is mad about me but not once has he hinted that he wants to marry me. And my heart is breaking. "He is jealous of all other men and has asked me not to go with any of them. He brings me the loveliest gifts, he doesn't go with any other girl. "But not by any process of reason ing can I conclude that he considers himself engaged to me. "I have found out where a speed is headed for. To my sorrow I know where petting parties lead. To any speed, a warning of this kind may carry far, and again. It nmv not. i Some girls will say that they canvt be Donular if thev avoid netting par ties. Any psychology will tell them that they cannot avoid the Instinct which leads to the fitting party. We cannot control our Instincts but we can control the stimulation of them, A girl can say. "I will let this boy kiss me." or she can say, "I will not. She is not helpless. She must choose. She can choose. Choice 1s character FOOLISH QUESTION NO. 629. " He-My father weighed only t junds when ne w She Mercy ral Did he liver Little Stories BY THORNTON PETER RABBIT TRIES TO HELP Peter Rabbi ij one of the kindest- hearted little people of the Green Fcrest or the Green Meadows. He is happy-go-lucky ai,d his dreadful cu riosity is forever getting him into all kinds of trouble. Perhaps it is because he hau been in so many scrapes himself that he always feels sorry for others who get into trouble. Anyway, no sooner does Peter hear of seme one In trouble than he begins to wonder how he can help them. So Just as soon as he found out for himself that Sammy Jay had- told the truth about Chatterer the Red Squirrel and that Chatterer really was in a prison at Farmer F.rown's house he began to think and think of some way to help Chatterer. Now, of course. Peter didn't know what kind of a prison Chatterer was in. He remembered right away how Prickly Porky the Porcupine had gnawed a great hole in the box In which Johnny Chuck's lost baby was kept by Farmer Brown's boy.. Why shouldn't .Pricky Porky di-as much for Chatterer? He would go see him at once. The trouble with Peter is that he doesn't think of all sides of a question. He is im-pul-sive. That is. he goes right ahead and does the thing that comes into his head first, and sometimes this Isn't the wisest or best thing tr go So now he scam pered down into the Green Forest as fast as his long legs would carry him to hunt for Pricky Porky.. - It was no trouble at all to find him, for he had only to follow the Line ot trees that had been stripped cf their bark. i"Good afternoon, Priekly .Porky. Have you heard the news about Chat terer?" said Pet:r, talking very fast, for he was quite out of breath. "Yes," replied Prickly . Porky. "Serves him right. I hope it will teach him a lesson." Peter's heart sank. "Don't you think it is dreadful?" he asked. "Just think, he will never, never be able to run and play in the Green Forest again unless we can get him out." "So much the bettor." grunted Prickly Pork ' -"So much the fcetter. He atwa; s was a nuisance. Never did see such a fellow for making trouble for other people. No. sir. I never did. The rest of us can have some peace now. Serves him right." Prickly Porky went on chewing bark as if Chatterer's trouble was no con cern of his. Peter's heart sank lower still. He scratched one long ear slowly with a long hind 'oor. which is a way I AT All GROCERS jj Dainty-AppetitM HI Economical fy For Bedtime W. BURGESS , "Good afternoon. Prickly Perky. Have you heard the newt about Chat terer?" he has when he Is thinking very hard. He was so busy thinking that he didn't see the twinkle in the dull little eyes of Prickly Porky, who really was not so hard-hearted as his words sounded. After a long time, during which Peter thought and thought and Prickly Porky ate and ate. the latteri spoke again. ."What have you got on your mind, Peter?" be asked. , . ' "I I was just thinking how per fectly splendid it would: be. tt you would go up there and gnaw a- way oat of his prison for Chatterer." re plied Ptter timidly. Huh:" grunted Prickly Porky. "Huh!" Some folks think my wits are pretty slow, but even I know bet ter than that. Put on your thinking cap (.Rain, Peter Rabbit." "Why can't you? Tou ' are not afraid of Bowser the Hound or Far mer Brown s boy. and everybody tls is excepting Jimmy Skunk." per sisted Peter. - - "For the very good reason that If I rculd gnaw Into his prUon Ohatrcr ton could gnaw out. If he cin't gnaw his jn&y out with those sharp teeth of his I certainly can't gnaw In. Where's your common sense, Peter Rabbit?" "That's so. I hadnt thought of that." replied Peter slowly and sor rowfully. ' "I must try to think of some other way to help Chatterer." "I d be willing to try if It was of any use. but it isn't." aaid . Prickly Porky, who didn't want Teter tt think that he really was as hard hearted as he had seemed at first. So Peter bade Prickly Porky good by and started for the dear old Briai Patch to try to think of some othei way to help Chatterer. On the wajr he waked up Vnc' Billy Possum and Bobby Coon, but they couldn't giv him any help. "There really doesn't seem to be any way I can help." sighed Peter. ' And there reallj wasn t. NEXT STORT: CHATTEREB GETS ANOTHER SURPRISE. o ' Knives were used before eithei forks or spoons. MAP MAKER Mrs. Howard Phelpa. a. member of the state de partment,. Is official map expert at the arms parley. She is called upon to answer question on the "spheres of influence" of various nations as well as on, physical boundaries. ' i -1 l .