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when you want Service, Quality, and very close Prices on all kinds of Merchandise. f Arbuckle's Roasted Codec 24c. [onuinental Coffee, 2 H> package, 49c. Oaraja, :i ll> paokage. S5c. Big reduction on all kinds of Syrups. 11 pV Soap for Sc. All Sc Soap for 5c. * All 5c Soap for 4c. Ke Hogg's Corn Flakes 9c package. 1 11> Humford Hakino- Pow der 29c. 1-2 lb Humford I?. P. 15c. Come in when you want a good pair of Shoes at the Right Price. For Cash While They Last. 25 pr. ct. off on all Blankets, Sweaters, Flannel Shirts, and Underwear. We always Try to Please the People. Phone 245. Lewisburg, W. Va. MARY ?y AQNES Q. BROQAN Opyrlibt. itsz. W?at*ra N?w?pap?r Uftlon. Natalie raised her arms above hex lead, and the Jeweled bracelet that Kenneth had brought her, flashed la the suu. Kenneth had spent the last few months in Europe. Kenneth was al ways traveling about, spending money [q a lordly manner. Natalie frowned ?ud her pretty face was drawn into lines of despair. The rich widow who had come on to visit Natalie's mother, lighed. "My dear," she exclaimed, "this ii a world of trouble. Sitting here, and reflecting on my own recent sorrow, I could almost wish myself In the place of the carefree Russian girl, Id your kitchen. Her horizon, no doubt, is chiefly bordered by the aluminum coffee pot, her greatest concern, keep lug It ashlne. Do listen to her voice, Natalie; really such boisterous singing shocks my ear drums." Natalie shrugged. "And the girl understands so littla Hngllsh, that it would h* useless tc tell tier to moderate her Joyous tone. She would probably think I was com plimenting her Instead, upon ltl range." Mary is good and willing, but like most commendable people, disappoint ing. Natalie Jumped up and went over to (lie window. Then for an Instant hei Trown vanished, while a smile of eager iweetness curled her lips. A young man was coming up the walk ? a man of eurnest face and purposeful bear Eng. As his dark eyes met Natalie's, ie bowed gravely without returning her smile. While he waited for the maid to re spond to his ring, the widow turned to the girl. "My dear Natalie," said said, "how long do you intend to allow that mas terful young Stewart to hope on In his "fool's paradise?" You know well ? your mother and I have dis cussed the subject ? that you could never bp satisfied as a poor man's ?wife. Don Stewart is unmistakably B>uor, with no promising future ahead ?With your good-natured father sup your every whim, how could ^'ou later be content without decent ciocnes to wear? ? wltb odious house work to flof Natalie suddenly laughed. "Mayba," aha retorted, "I'd ba sing ing over tha washing of a coffee pot. like Mary." But when Don Stewart tarn* iota her presence aha received blm coldly. "Love ia all right," aha kept telling herself, "but love alone will sot carry one over the reugh places of life. Sh? must be Arm, ahe told herself reso lutely against tha sincerity of Don Stewart's charm. When Don Stewart had gone again down the garden path, hta head bowed and his eyes ahadowed by aorrow, Natalie went out to the kitchen to hush Mary'a song. Msry greeted her adored lady with disarming affection, hastening to touch her soft lips to Natalie's palm. "You llkat ? my song?" she asked In happy misunderstanding. "My man, he like It, too, cause It's 'bout lofe, it gives, he say, 'lofe'a In the giving.' " Slowly Natalie repeated the words "Love is In the giving." "So you, too, had a lover, Mary. Tell me about him." "He come to dis country," Mary said stolidly. "Thjen he send back foi mo to come marry him. I come. Leave nice homa in Russia ? beeg kitchen, clean. No nice here. My man, he gat seek, poor. I no care, ] happy. 'Lofe In tha giving.' Then my man die quick. Me and the baby all alone in strange land. Woman take care of my baby. I work. 1 earn monay. 'Lofe In tha giving.' ] see my baby Thursdays. I wash Iron bis lKtle clothes." Mary stretched wide her roughened hands. "Baby so beeg," ahe said proudly. Natalie rushed forward, the arm witb the jeweled bracelet caressed the for eign girl's neck. "Oh Mary," sha cried, "and still ? you can alng." "Sure I sing," Mary answered. "1 make happy for my baby, for him? gone." Natalie was at the telephone. "Don," she said, tremulously sweet "I will go with you for Uiat drive to day. And Don ? I want always to be with you ? auywhere. There's ycuj answer." Not Now. "Why did you let that tnnn go with out. selling him a car?" "Well, he had good reasons. Said he couldn't afford oue." "That's no reason." Of course You'll want to Read Billy Sunday's Sermons Every Morning. Next Week in The Charleston Gazette The State Newspaper. All thev News while it is News. -OQO 3 Months, ? $J.80 6 Months, ? 3.60 I Year, ? 7.20 o Phone or mail your Subscription To-day for Your State Newspaper! THE SERVICE By JULIA A. ROBINSON 192-. l>y McCluro N?w?imp?r SynJtcat*. The short iJi-iviiiltt'r day was driiw Inu to a close. A pink glow shoue In the western sky. From the distant steeple, ehliues rang out through the frosty air. calling to the midweek service of prayer. The shops down town, brilliantly lighted and tilled with a gorgeous display of Christinas Sifts, were thronged with buyers, hur rying, bustling, jostling against one another In their eagerness to tlnd the best bargains and the latest novelties. Still the bells pealed forth and the busy shoppers did not hear. The minister entered the chancel and bowed his head in prayer, then glanced about tlie church. His heart sank ? a few women scattered here and there, a lone man in the corner. On a seat in front a child, with dirty hands and torn dress, sat curled up. He wondered vaguely for a moment how she had happened to stray in. then she passed out of his mind as he cast a troubled thought on the empty pews. The organ played more softly and stopped. The minister rose and be gan the responsive readings, but the responses were scarcely audible. Then he offered prayer and read the Scrip ture lesson. Again the organ played, sending out rich peals of music, roll ing away among the rafters, then slowly falling away Into silence. The minister rose to speak the message of comfort he had prepared, but his heart was faint and sad. The words came slowly. Would that there were more present to hear the message he had to bring. It was the Christmas thought of love and hope. In a few simple words he told of the peace and joy that comes from the Christ Child, then warming Into earnestness with his theme, he told of salvation and of the home above where the Heavenly Child, the King, was waiting to welcome the redeemed. He paused and the organ played again, swelling and dying away as the few who had listened passed out into the gathering darkness. "It is no use to keep up the service longer," said the young minister that evening to one of his helpers. "We have tried ; the people do not come ; they do not want It. We might as well give It up." It was two days Jater. The minis ter sat In his study writing; he must have a strong sermon for the next Sabbath, there would be many pres ent; tlie church was always full on Sunday. There came a knock at the door. He was surprised, for it was distinctly understood that he was not to be called while writing his sermon. "I'm sorry to disturb you," said his wife, pushing tlie door open, "but real ly I couldn't help it. the case seemed so urgent." "You know I can't stop for any thing now, May," lie returned. "I was about to develop a thought and must not be lnterruptM." "But, Carl," Insisted his wife, "it Is a case of life and death. I should not have disturbed you otherwise." "What Is It?" he asked. "It la a chLld ? there was an acci dent. She was run down by an auto and they took her to the hospital. They say she cannot last long, she may die any moment. She says she can't die till she has seen you? the minister who preached at the church on Tuesday, she said, and she will not be put off. Do go, Carl." "Why, It must be the little girl who sat on the front seat ? I had forgotten ?she was In rags, but kept her greut eyes on me all through the service. I'll go, May." He accompanied the messenger to the hospital. His face was troubled as he approached the cot where the little sufferer lay dying. He bent over her and took her hand. "My child," he whispered, "do you hear me ? I have come." She opened her eyes, looked up into hla face and tried to smile. "Oh !" she gasped, "tell me more ! about Him? the Christ child? will He take me there? 1 asked Him that day ? ? when you told about ? It In the church ? It seemed to me He said yes ?and when the organ played 'twas like the angels singing. I never knew before ? about the child. Will He take me ? sure ? for I'm going . . ." Tenderly the minister told the story again, holding the frail hand In his. Tlie big, blue eyes of the child were fixed on his face and into them there came a light that was not of this earth. "I'm so happy !" came the faint cry from her lips, "and I never should o' known ? If I hadn't seen the lights ? In the church ? and heard the bells ? I was cold ? I wanted to Ret warm and hear the music ? I'll tell Him about you ? when I see Him ? up there ? " The voice ceased. "And I thought It didn't pay ? that vesper service ? because there were so few," said the minister to one of his elders, the tears streaming down his cheeks. "That little child was worth It all many, many times over. We'll keep the church open for the vesper ?errlce." Just Said to Bo. Absent-mindedness Is said to be much more prevalent among men than women, but the true explanation of tills may bo that a woman inlirht go dmvn the fit root with her hat on b;nd side before and no one would ever know the difference. ? Ohio State Journal. HUDSON SUPER SIX Announcing that We Now Handle the Hudson Super-Six. It is an ambition we long have held. Our selection as Hudson dealer marks an important step forward for us as automobile merchants. We prize it as the highest recognition of Worth. For no Company weighs a prospective dealer more than Hudson. And most important among its requirements is the ability to organize and exe/ cute service to owners of a high character. To Serve a Great Car. For buyers today consider not only the qualities of the car they get, but the character of dealer association they thereby form. Yet it is also true that no such dealer organization as Hudson's could have been gathered about a car that in itself had not estab> lished a great public following with abiding faith in its qualities. The Hudson Super. Six is now in its sixth year as leader among the world's fine cars. It holds its place rightfully by mechanical su periority, fine quality and appear ? ance, and by price advantage that makes it the best vafue among fine cars by a wide margin. It is our first wish to pledge the public a serviee that in all re^ spects will match the uniformly high character of Hudson service, and be in all ways worthy of the Hudson Super'Six. Cabell's Fire-Proof Garage, White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. NEGROES IN FLORIDA IN 1528 Two Africans War* Members of Narvaez' Expedition of That Year, According to History. The first record of negro slaves within the present boundaries of the United States Is found in an account of the Spanish expedition of Narvaez to Florida In 1528, which included two negroes. But the negro was not In Florida to stay until 1565, when a few landed with Memedez' colonists. It Is believed the Spaniards had negroes with them In their unfortunate colony of San Miguel de Gunldape In 1520, which J. J. Shea locates in the neigh borhood of Jamestown, Va. H. H. Bancroft, in his "Arizona and New Mexico," makes it clear the negro was In some of the early exploration and missionary parties to that territory. Doubtless the negroes continued In the province until the Spaniards were driven out In 1 BG4). ("Introduction of Negroes Into the United States," by C. A. Stakely, In Magazine of Ameri can History, November, 1891). The Treasurer, owned by the earl of War wick, and n Dutch vessel brought slaves to .Tnmestown In H?lf>. The Treasurer Is supposed to l>o the first slaver fitted out in America. The first Amerlcan-bullt slaver was the ship De sire, a vessel of J20 tons, built at Mar blehead In 1030. ("The American . Slave Trade," by J. Tt. Spears.) NOT ALWAYS EASY TO READ 1 At Certain Times Robert Louis , Stevenson's Manuscript Is Said to Have Been "Weird." Robert Louis Stevenson's handwrit ing was fairly legible when he felt well, although when he was not well his scrawl was distinctly weird. In his article on the genesis of "The Master of Ballantrae," he speaks of having been haunted by a story "con ceived In Highland ralu, In the blend of the smell of heather and bog plants, and with a mind full of the Athole correspondence and the memories of the dumllcide Justice." Ingenious surmises have been made as to the meaning of the last words. Sir Graham Balfour now explains, ac cording to the Westminster Gazette, that after many heads had been called Into consultation lie himself came to the conclusion that it should read "Chevalier de Johnstone." The Interpretation may be correct, for In one of Stevenson's paper# occurs the combination "brean." The lute James Murray of the Oxford dictionary asked Stevenson what It meant. Stevenson replied that It was a misprint for "ocean." ONLY IMITATIONS OF PARIS Writor Firmly of Opinion That in Many Things the Fronch Capital l? Suprome. Almost eyery country In Europe boasts a city which It calls the Little Paris of somethlng-or-other. Thus, Copenhagen is the Little Paris of the North ; Brussels Is the Little Paris of Belgium ; Belgrade is the Little Paris of the Balkans; Bukharest Is the Little Paris of the East. There are other bush-league towns that are honored by their citizens with this Little Paris stuff; and In every In stance the prospective visitor should realize that, like all Imitations jt>f scmiething very good, they will be a bitter disappointment. About the only thing they have in common with Paris is their prices. In Paris you can go to a little restaurant and pay 50 francs for n dinner that makes life seem like a grand, sweet, rosy, ecstat ic dream. In Belgrade when one pays the same amount he almost invariably gets a meal that makes one long to go out and kill a half dozen cabinet ministers, shootNup a flock of railway oflirials and disembowel the cook. There Is only one Palis, and that is the one that serves the snails, that makes the gowns that almost put out the beholder's eye, that sells the Imita tion jewelry and the penetrating per fumery and the near-antiques and t lie ravishing wines and the soul-stirring sauces ? that has helped to make famous the midinettes and the mani kins and Montinartre and Mont Par nasse and Mon IMeu. All imitations of Paris are worth nothing except to make visitors appreciate .the genuine article, writes Kenneth L. Roberts in the Saturday Evening Post. MICKIE SAYS J ARE ^OO GOIUN f CM5 fcOffHOUHU* NEa VmVGHdORS COPN O4 tuvs G?E? FKVAVVM JOOttNM- > WttGN K ^euuves wtu, o*um?*- vr \vrtt> hew. *o*. u?a'ixr<* ' wouusx, \ d\dut >m\vwcNoo VJV)X. WW W\VK> Of- KGON ! Declined the Honor. "So you have named n new brand of cigars after me, have you?" said the celebrity. "I have taken that liberty, sir," re plied the manufacturer. "Well, I wish you would call It ?oiuethlug else. I have tried one." 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