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If we have no friends, we have . no pleasures. Lincoln. The 7B-1 class is still ahead of the 7B-Z in the arithmetic race. New news reporters have been se lected in each room. They are the following: 8 A Elbrige Warford, Haezl Buckner. 8B-1 Mary Hanlin, George Ses sler. Specials, Leta Willey, Lottie Snyder. 8B-2 Jasper Linn Ray Cook. 7A Lowell Miller, Louise Hud dleston. ' 7B-1 Robert Stooksbury. Vera Murphy. 7B-2 Loraine Lake. Lester Cain Those who have received the Pal mer button in penmanship from the Palmer Method of Business Writing Co., are: Robert Hall, Truman Pen nington, Ray Cook, Irene Martin El wina Ellis, Auburn Light, Donna Belle Light, Lottie Snyder, Geraldine Yocum, Gwendolyn Shelledy. Eighty pupils have sent work ap plying for a Palmer button from which we hope to hear soon. Seventy five of these pupils are now working for the Progress pin. The pupils are showing more interest in their work which proves the system a beneficial one. Some J. H. folks think that an as pirin tablet is writing paper. A boy had Shown an old man the way to the bank buliding. The old man asked:- "How much do I owe you for directing me?" The boy replied, "Quarter." ! "But isn't that pretty high pay, my boy?" "No, sir not for a bank direct or. It's so hot in Arizona they have to feed the chickens cracked ice to keep them from laying hard-boiled efcgs- Onp Hav b teApher c-nvp a test and Bked a boy to name the products of j India. After several had been named girl's hand went up and she said, "India-gestion " Judge: "Can't this case be settled out of court?" Boy: "That's just what we were trying to do when the police inter fered." So wide, . So tall. Just Claude, That's all. An Old Man's Story The old man stood on the corner, With a wistful look in his eye; Says he: "I've just six cents left, And to it I must say good-bye! I've not eaten a bite for several days And only an apple at that And when I spend this six cents, I'll be busted, good and flat. - I went to school just three winters, And then stopped to loaf on the street, I made a mistake right there, my boys, And grew up to be a big cheat, I've just a sninll education . And that I think more of than gold, How I wsh I had learned mure But now I guess I'm too old My mother said "Go to school, John" But I played hookey instead, And I will not start to school now, . With long, gray hairs in my head. You'd better take warning from me, boys, And go to school all you can, For I know you'll not regret it, When you are an old, old man. Junior high school Teachers' meet ing will be held at the Lincoln build Barksdale's Specials! No. 2 Kidney Beans, 2 for 25c No. 2y2 Spinach . - 25c Macaroni, 2 lbs. for 1. . . .15c Choice Onions, per lb. 5c Apples, per bushel $1.20 Pork Sausage, lb. .. . ...i. ..15c Beef Roasts, per lb .7c to 10c Barksdale's Grocery Phone 496 ing. Thursday the twenty-frist .A program is being prepared by" the pu pils. Thinking of . the child as a good American, the subject for dis cussion is: "The Good American Is Kind." Special topics to be discussed are: "Kindness in Thought and Speech, Mrs. Morrow. j Discussion: "Acts of Kindness." ' . Mrs Wooten. i Discussion ! All are invited to come and take part in the discussion. Mothers who have little children do not need to j hesitate to come because they think j they cannot enjoy the program and ; care for the little folks, too. The girls of the J. H. are glad to care for j the little ones. They will be taken to a separate room and amused while their mothers are enjoying the. pro gram. Be sure to bring the little folks. Mr. Light is giving McKinley, Gar field and the Junior High School each some new basket ball goals, and basket balls. We surely appreciate this gift from Mr. Light We almost j believe he has the Chrsitmas spirit, the whole year through. Tyrone Items C. A. Newman returned Friday from Kansas City and other points in Kansas where he has been visiting few days. Mr. and Mrs. G, B. Hinshaw of Sharon Okla., are here visiting. Mrs. Hinshaw is a sister of Mrs. 0. P- Bookless. The revival at Eureka closed last Sunday night. Mrs. Kimberly left last Friday for Haviland, Kansas to visit relatives. Fred Harrison and family and John Harrison and family spent Sunday at E. A. Stroup's. Before making your farm loan, see Griffith at Griffith & Baughman's for his attractive loan rates. Those who took Sunday dinner at the 0. P. Bookless home were Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Hinshaw, Mr. and Mrs. W. Bookless and son Frank, W. L. Bookless and family, G. S. Book less and family and Floyd Hook. There have been a number of peo ple hauling sand from the river for Crescent church. There has been 36 loads hauled, with about fourteen yet to come. There were five loads of lumber hauled Monday. Work will progress as fast as the weather will permit. Bruce Hinshaw and wife spent Monday night at the W. Bookless home. Mr. E E. Hearn has been quite sick for the past week but at this writing is some better. Mrs. Humphreys has been assist ing U. G. Warren in fixing out tick ets for his drawing which will be pulled off at the Photoplay on Wed nesday evening this week. We will load car of poultry Mon day and Tuesday, Dec. 18th and 19th. Bring your poultry in on those dates. .The Liberal Produce Co. The Ladies Aid of the M. E. church had their bazaar, and dinner iind supper last Saturday. Your Ty rone correspondent had the pleasure of both dinner and supper throue;h the courtesy of friends of the Aid. The leading ones of this society are Mrs. Olin Cline, Mrs Luther Barnes, Mrs. Fred Speakman, Mrs. Harry Riffe, Mrs. John Grant. They are all much enthused with their work. The Woodman's Lodge initiated a large band of converts on Monday night after which an oyster supper whs served, and all had a royal good time. The Liberal Team Camp No. 1745 had charge of the initiation. There were 81 new members. This seems to be a fine start for this lodge. THE LIBERAL tmmu i ! i ! i .mmmmmm .tstsststsatatMsasam - - - . .. . . . I mi GIVE JEWELRY Refinement is breathed in the grift of Jewlery; good taste is proven; lasting pleasure is assured. Whether you wish to spend little or much, let it be for a gift which will last, to constantly remind of the Christmas it was received. Our lines have stood the strain of Christmas shopping and are still full of beautiful, desirableGift articles. i . m DIAMONDS Make her happy with THE GIFT SUPREME. We have a complete selec tion of DIAMONDS mounted in Ladies' white gold and plain settings. We await the pleasure of showing them to you. Prices $25.00 and up 1 1 "jff' 'i For Mother, Sister, Wife, Sweetheart or Friend, a Wrist Watch. Our guar antee with. every Watch we sell. Let us show them to you. nf v.NT 77V I I 11 i.i m 1 m i .. auras wyj.n :rYW&nMmAlLji' jxe-iywi .ri&x vMisfsi Mum as The Lighted Candle By Christopher G. Hazard g. lu. Wut.ra Nw.ppr Union.) MT'M SURRY for anyone who has to 1 be out tonight," laid Mrs. Gentle, as she drew down the window shades and stirred the hearth Ore, shutting the light In and the darkness out and tending a host of sparks up the chimney to tcare away the storm. The disappointed wind howled In Us rage and shook the house, the .(now whirled about and heaped Itself up, the rold tried to get In at every crack and crevice, but Nelly and her moth er were as snug and safe at any Christmas eve eeuld with to find .them. The Christina! tree looked all ready for the youngsters who were fast atleep upstairs and dreamlnu about It. with Its bundles and gild ed nails It fairly twinkled In the flrellght. like the star of hoi that guided those wise people that brought their gifts to the Christ Child long ago. "Mother,- tald Nelly, "this la at - comfy at It can be with father away on the wild sea. hut I don't quite like to have the out aide of the house U dark; I like to think of friendly lighthouses when It storms and of our house as kindly guide In the dark DEMOCRAT Rings, Beads, Cuff Links, Wahl Pens, Eversharp Pen- cils, Mesh Bags, Bar Pins, 'Silver ware. Cut Glass, Clocks, Candle Sticks and Art Candles, Gold Knives, Pearls, Metal Belts, Ear Bobs, Scarf Pins, Waldcrmar Chains, Emblem Pins 'and Buttons. Engraving free. StONER JEWELRY CO. (At Wiley's) "Well," answered her mother, "suppose we do at they did In that lovely story we read the other day. and put a candle In the window to guide the Christ Child through the storm, and you can hang up another storking, in case he should come." 86 the four stockings by the chim ney corner became five, a shade w lifted a little to give a glimpse of the pleasant room, and the lighted can dle sent Its beams out Into the stormy night, looking for any little wanderer who might be astray. The cheering rays played with the snowflakes and they teemed to feel Invited In as they pressed upon the window panes. While they sat there listening and looking, there came a step . on the stair and there was Tommy, In hit nightgown sad peeking through the partly opened door. Falling to see Santa Claus, he was about to flee up to his room again, but Nelly caught him and said that he must ting them a song lirst. at a punishment for his curiosity. Tommy had just learned a new song, to he was willing enough, and this was It: Five IIUI. brether tat out together T journey the lifelong day: In a curious can-ta.se, all made of leather. They hurried away, away. One bl( brother and three quite email. One wee fellow, do alte at- all. The carriage wae dark and not too rooaiy. They could not move about; The Bve little brothers grew quit gloomy, The wee one began to pout. Till the blggeet one whlapered. " "What do you ay? ' ' Left leave the carriage and run away." 80 off they scampered, the Bve together. Far away they aped: When somebody found the carriage of leather, -Oh, my I How the ahook her head I Twae .her little boy't thoe: at everyone know a, The Ave little brothers were five little toe. . i " Then, with a bow. Tommy was off to hit dr""m m-iln. . T ' .. W?W 1 - . Silver Hollo wware . Sandwich Trays, Fruit Bowls, Cream and Sugars, Vegetable Dishes, Mayonnaise Bowls, Childs' Cups, and other articles in silver of wonderful quality , Prices $3.50 to $25.00 A mans Watch is one of his dearest possessions. Sec our stock of Elgins, Walthams, South Bends, Hamiltons, Illinois. Give him a Gift that will last for years to come. The ft. t-as burning low and so was the candle, so It wss time te go upstairs and get out of Santa's way, but Just as Nelly and her mother were about to do so there came a lit tle face up against the win dow pane and they beard a mall voice, so faint that they could not know what It was say ing. It took Nelly tut a moment to throw open the door and' bring the little strang er In, but It was longer then that before they could cud dle him up Into comfort and warm bis celd Uttle toes. It was not until Christ mas morning that the searchers found out where the little boy had wandered to, and when thrfy came to Mrs. Gentle's house he was happily busy In open ing bis stocking, and did not want to go borne. After be had gone away, with bis stocking under his arm and candy marks all over bis face. Nelly said. "Mother, I think there ts a good deal of truth In that story sbout guid ing the Christ Child to your house with a lighted candle." J. W. Buckridge of Gray, Okla., was trading here the first of the week. Earl Davis . who lives on North Sherman, is reported very ill with pneumonia. ' Wm. Erdman, of Fowler,- was in The city Wednesday on business. He is a produce dealer at Fowler. ' 5 Si BJ mm Marriages Hilkia P. Wedel and Lena Wedel, both of Kismet, were married at the residence of H. P. Wedel Thursday, December 7, Rev. Henry Gaede of ficiating. James D. Caldwell and Miss Vlrgie Foster, both of Lorena, Oklahoma, were married Saturday, December 9, at the Court House, by Probate Judge J. W. Campbell. , v ' - Clarence Cooley and Golda NikelL & hnth of Liberal, wprn married Mori-' day, December 11, at the Court House, December 11, by Probata Judge J. W. Campbell. , FOOD SALE The W. C. T. U. ladies fo Pleas ant Valley will hold a food sale at the Enterprise Mercantile Co. Sat-' nrday afternoon, Dee. 21. There will be fresh country chicken, but ter, cream, eggs and cakes. Mrs. Roy Twist of Meade, was here the first of the week visiting at the A. F. Gorman home. E. C. Elliott of Pratt, was trans acting business here Monday and vis iting friends. Tim: "How are you getting along at home while you wife's away?" Jim : "Fine. I've reached the height of efficiency. I can put on my socks now from either end' American Mutual Magazine. ' An Artie Tale "Yes, mum, shot right through here, " I was." - 1 "Oh, but that's impossible the bul let would have gone straight through . your heart." - v -r , "Me heart was in me mouth, mum., V I .1"