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The Christmas
By hflary Qraham Bonner
0$, lJi. WMi.ro Nwapipr Union.)
LLEN had been feeling thai there
was no such thing Id the world
a Christmas spirit.
During the summer, for example,
ah bad taken a trip. Everyone seemed
to enjoy It. Everyone seemed to be
glad to get away from the world with
Its scanduls nnd Its spoilt civilisation.
That was whnt everyone said as they
took the trip through the simple wilds,
remote and picturesque and old.
This seeiued to he the life everyone
longed for unit then some one men
tioned a scandal which had taken place
nearby some months before.
With a diiHh everyone made for the
cene so they could tell the people
back home thai lliey had seen the lo
cality of the scandal and Ellen had
been disgusted. Was It such a sordid
world after all?
Then she Imd taken some poor chil
dren to 11 hiK Htore to see the Christ
mas display and they had lieen refused
admittance. The customers had oh
Jected to such crowds of children
tbey wanted to nee the display them
selves why should poor children see
the toys when they could only look?
And all ahout the outside of the store
were eager little fnces peering Into
the windows and hoping that perhaps
they .could get In when the one who
watched nt the door was not looking.
Once Id a while one did nnd the chil
dren from outside waited for the news.
"What did you see? What did you
eel" they shouted at the lucky one
came out again.
Other stores had been different.
Other stores' had not had their rich
customers complain. Hut It had sad
dened Ellen. And one of these very
coroplalncrs had bought six copies of
"The Christmas Carol" by Dickens to
give away to friends. Ellen heard that
later. It had not Improved matters.
And on this same Christmas trip an
other she had met had said to her that
these children had such shamefully
poor coats and hud reproved Ellen.
"I wish," the woman who had spok
en so sharply to Ellen had said, "that
they hud some of the nice warm things
belonging to my children," hut when
Ellen suggested that she should do
something for these children she had
gone ofT angrily.
And another person hud patted her
as she had seen her walking with these
children and had said:
"A tine work, my dear."
And Ellen knew that the woman felt
the had showed Christmas duty and
Christmas service and Christinas love
by making that speech.
But when Ellen hegan to see the
trees which were sent to the city for
Christmas she felt better. The smell
of the trees gave her some of the
Christinas spirit. Oh, yes, It was all
right after, all, she had been seeing
ooly what was disagreeable and ev
erything else had passed her by.
And then one day In the crowdeo.
section of the city she saw a small
crippled newsboy go up to a Salvation
army bucket and put in his (lunation.
Helping others to have a Christmas
dinner when he was none ton sure of
his own! .
As she saw It she Involuntarily
smiled and a smile answered hers. A
strange man was smiling at her.
Was sonic one going to he Imperti
nent to her? Was the incident of the
But In another moment ha was apol
ogizing. "Fin so sorry," he said. "I was try
ing to place you. In my mind. I was
so sure I knew you. And then I re
membered that you were the picture
of tlieglrl on the cover of a magazine
last Christmas, which I saved all the
year and so which Is naturally very
familiar to me. I um so sorry!"
And then Ellen laughed. For last
year she had posed for one of bar
artist friends.
"1 don't suppose you've any Idea,"
the man continued, "how much good
that picture did. I've heard so many
speak of It and of the Christmas spirit
It expressed. You fairly breathed It
"And now I'm different?" she asked.
"Ton don't look Just as Just as
Clirlstmasy," he faltered.
And Ellen full ashamed. For she
had heeu critical of others and In wor
rying about the world's shortcomings
she hud lost her own Christmas spir
it. But It had been merely wander
ing It was not utterly lost and the
man? The man who had found It
ngaln for her?
They became friends and then they
became sweethearts and they made of
their love a permanent thing and were
And he always called Ellen his beau
tiful Christinas picture. And Ellen
was glad that he did. It kept con
stantly In mind the Christmas spirit
that hud once almost left her for good
and all t
little hoy only going to serve as an
reuse for a man to smile at her?
DeLaval Separators. Thos. W. Gw.
The Associated Press under date
of December 14 carried an item to
the effect htut Representative New
ton, Republican, of Missouri, had
introduced a bill in the lower house
of congress appropriating1 $70,000,
000.00 for relieving' famine condi
tions in Germany and Austria.
Possibly no item in the press in
months has caused such comment as
this. Coming close on the heels of
the announcement that the soldiers
bonus was beyond America, ex-service
men are frothng at the mouth;
farmers are talking loud, business
me naro dsgusted and the laboring
classes becoming more hostile. And
why should they not?
With wages declining, farm pro
ducts at pre-war prices, farmers and
laboring men are hard hit. With
the prices of merchandise at whole
sale soaring the merchant is up
against a hard proposition. With
taxes they cannot pay the whole
country faces a serous condition and
then for a representative in congress
to propose to give seventy million
dollars to the varmints who caused
this condition is a challenge to Amer
ican intelligence, tin insult to the
former soldiers and breeder of an
archy in America.
We all know that Germany is still
building her war machine, spending
her money getting ready to repeat
her former effort, so why send money
from America to feed the very peo
ple who will, nt the first opportun
ity shoulder arms to slaughter the
coming generation?
It is just such legislation as this
that causes reds and anarchists, and
is makes a law-abiding citizen feel
like doubling up his fists and hit
ting somebody.
We know nothing about Represen
tative Newton, or whom he repre
sents, but is is a good guess that
he has some "friends" who would
like to supply the merchandise to be
purchased with this seventy million
dollars. Since the item states that
the money is to be spent for food
stuffs in the United States it would
not take a great deal of imagination
to locate the interests back of the
Of Things You'll Need For '
We've bought every
good thing the mar
ket affords in large
quantities and can
supply every require
ment for the Christ
mas feast of such
splendid quality that
you'll be sure to have
an enjoyable meal.
To make your work
easier, sit down and
make up a list of what
you are going to want
and then call us up
and let us fill it and
deliver iV to you just
as you want it.
Pick from These
Head Lettuce
Leaf Lettuce
Ping Grapes
White Grapes
Green Onions
Delicious Apples
Grape Fruit
Sweet, Potatoes
Heinz Fig and Plum
We've stocked wonderful Jines of Candies, Nuts and Fresh Fruits and are in position
to supply your needs in a highly satisfactory manner. You'll find our goods and our
prices right , Get your Christmas Supplies here.
Fresh Meats and Oysters at the Purity
Market aire Superior
Grocery Prone 26
' Purity Market Phone 60
propostion. However the wonder is
that any sane congresseman would
have the intestinal equipment to fath
er such a resolution.
Give Germany money! Hell, no.
Give whnt money we have to spare
to the soldiers who kept those cattle
from overriing the world, and let
their own country cease her military
policy and care for her own suffering
people or let them suffer.
"Rita It with Ray."
"Just why for is it" inquires old
Hum Dinger in the Newton Kan
san "that a woman always ecstat
ically shuts her eyes when she is be
ing kissed, either on the screen or
in real life?" Oil, Hum, y'ought to
know. It is bad enofigh just to be
kissed b yabout ninety-five per cent
of the men you could think of, but to
have to look at them at the same
time, and at such close range, is Too
Much. We don't blame them for
shutting their eyes. Kingman Jour-
"- ill
5br discriminating Qift buyers
For the Lady
Cedar Chest
Sewing Cabinet
Place Rugs
Rocking Chairs
Bissel Sweeper
Electric Sweeper
Card Table
Tea Wagon
Electric Iron
Food Chopper
Kitcehn Cabinet Stool
A Cabinet to shorten
her hours in the kitchen.
A Mattress guaranteed
for 20 years.
Furniture for any room
in the home.
Washing Machine
For the
Smoke Stand
Foot Stool
Big Rocker
Traveling Bag
A Costumer, a place
to keep his hat
For the
High Chair
Youth's Chair
Arrow Cycle
Tricycle ,
The Home of Dependable Furniture
Before another issue of the Demo
crat reaches our readers Christmas
1922 will have become a happy re
membrance, and we take this op
portunity of extending to our friends
and patrons the heartiest greetings,
and wish yon one and all a very
Merry Christmas.
Airplane Landing.
A recent invention permits the con
ventional lundlng gear with rubber
tlret) wheels to be dropped from a
plane In flight, the subsequent land
ing being effected with a pair of
skids mounted beneath the plane,
says Popular Mechanics Magazine.
The object Is to eliminate the weight
and wind resistance of the usual land
ing gear and to mnfte possible land
ing In a short space and on rough
ground. Lundlng on water is safer
with skids than with the wheels, be
cause of the lowered center of gravity,
which . reduces the tendency to turn
the machine over on Its end, the ar
rangement of shock absorbers, some
of which are double-acting. Interposed
between the skids and the body of
the plane. Is one of the most impor
tant features. In this design the pro
peller blades must be horizontal when
making a landing.
of Seward County, Kansas, in an ac
tion wherein The Kansas City Life
Insurance Company, a corporation,
was plaintiff, and Elijah A. Penning
ton and Clara Pennington, his wife,
et al, were defendants, an order of
sale issued on a judgment obtained '
in said court on November 25, 1922,
to me directed and -delivered, I will
on Monday, the 15th day of Janu
ary. 1923, at 2 o'clock P. M., of said
date, at the West door of the Court
House, in Liberal, Kansas, offer at
Public Sale and sell to the highest
bidder for cash in hand, the follow
ing described real property, situated
in the County of Seward and State
of Kansas, to-wit.
The Northeast Quarter (NE54)
of Section Twenty (20), and the
Northeast Quarter (NEK) of
Section Nineteen (19), all In
Township , Thirty-four (34),
South of Range. Thirty-two,
(32) except a 100 ft strip for
a railroad "right-of-way,
as the property of the said defend
ants, an dappry the proceeds towards t
the payment; of the judgment and-.' I
costs in said action. TT
ft -Wi O. NELSON.
Sheriff, SeVard Co., Kami.
Attyf. for Plaintiff. - v9
Britain's Shipbuilding.
Shipbuilding at cost Is said to be
the basis on which the British yards
are willing to work. In order to get
orders. British owners of vessels,
however, apparently do not find the
offer so attractive as It sounds, for
they declare that before" they can
place many orders for new steamers
the cost of building must come down
by HO per cent. Seventy-five per cent
of England's shipbuilding capacity is
Idle. Prospects seem to be brighten
ing, however, for It Is reported that
Inquiries which precede contracts for
new boats are Increasing. The Na
tion's Business.
December 14, 1922 5t
(Under foreclosure of Mortgage)
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby sriven
that under and by virtue of a Judg
ment rendered in the District Court
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, ' People's- Bank Bldg.,
Liberal, Kan.

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