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The Glasgow courier. [volume] (Glasgow, Mont.) 1913-current, December 15, 1916, Image 20

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Beautiful, useful and ornamental, they will be the most appreciated present you could give. Our
store is complete with hundreds of articles and at prices that will suit you. Come in and let us
show you our Holiday line.
Give Your MOTHER An
For Christmas
Hake Your WIFE a Present
of a
Here Are a Few of the Gifts That Are the Most Useful:
Portable Lamps
Sewing Machine Motors
Vacuum Cleaners
Bed Warmers
Glasgow National Bank Bldg.
Glasgow, Mont.
Copyright, 1916, b.v American Pres« As
sociation. !
durs to Christmas, eh. Kob
I In?" quavered old Aunt Hot
ty as she peered at the farm- |
cr's almanac In her lap.
"Yes, Aunt lletly," replied Kobin, i
Stirring Ihe orange peel into the mince |
meat with vigorous strokes of her |
strong young arms.
"When Is the Sunday school tree?" j
"Tomorrow night. I wish you felt |
like going. Aunt Hetty. You would en |
Joy the singing and the lights and see i
lug the people."
"Maybe so. dear, I'll see how I feel, j
Just give me my knitting, dearie. 1 |
must tiuish the parson's mutiler."
Robin brought the knitting basket
overflowing' witli bright colored silks
and the half completed mutiler for I lie
young clergyman. Her blue eyes were
very bright.
Two years ago—It had been Christ
mas eve— the parson, young Anthony
Drake, had whispered to Kobin that
there was a gift for lier on the tree,
and something in his look and the
tone of his voice led Kobin to believe
that In the shyly proffered gift lay the
expression of Iiis love for li< r.
But the evening had passed uneven!
fully. The presents had all been dis
tributed from (lie live, aid. though
Robin's name had been called a num
ber of times and she had gone up to
receive sundry mysteriously tied pack
ages, not one appeared to be from the
young minister. Kobin was deeply of
fended. She could scarcely believe that
Autbony would stoop to jest with her
upon such a tender subject as their
newly awakened love for each other,
but wbeu she found that he avoided her
and that his manner grew cold and dis
tant Robin shrugged her pretty shoul
ders and tiegan a violent flirtation Willi
Kd Willis, the schoolteacher.
"I haven't been to a Sunday school
Christmas tree for two years." mur
mured Aunt Hetty, knitting vigorously.
"1 remember." said Kobl.ii quietly.
"You slipped down on the Ice and
sprained your aukle that night."
"And a sight of trouble it made me."
sighed Aunt Hetty. "1 remember I
Jost dumped all the things i got off
tht tree Into my worktable drawer,
and there they are now—the popcorn
1«11, as bard as a rock, and ths orange,
shrunk to almost nothing, and a mess
of little presents 1 never looked at, I
waa ao upset."
•HI take better cars of you this
time," promised Robin.
You won't want tobe bothered with
an old woman, dear."
"Why not.V" laughed Hobln cheerily.
Aunt Hetty flushed lier a queer
glance. "I thought perhaps you were
going with Kd Willis."
Kolilu (lushed warmly. "I'm going
with you or not at all." she said firmly.
Aunt Hetty was silent for a long
while, (hen she asked: "You are going
to help Mr. Drake trim (lie tree tomor
row afternoon? Most <>f (he other girls
are going."
"Perhaps so. There will lie so many
they won't miss me." said Kobin. and
Aunt Hetty was quick to note the
tinge of bitterness in her tone.
"Mr. Drake always said you was ids
star helper." said (lie old woninn quiet
ly. "You got your pie crust uincle?"
"Yes. indeed, auntie. I'm going to
fill my pies now. Just taste (his mince
meat and tell me If it Isn't almost as
good as you can make."
Aunt Hetty took the spoon and tast
ed its contents, nodding lier head ap
provingly. "It's perfect. Kobin. You've
done credit to my teaching. 1 believe
your poor ma would say so If she was i
alive. Don't forget to save your pret
tiest pie for (he parson."
"Very well," said Kobin patiently, al
though her heart rebelled.
• •*••••
The Sunday school room was abla/.e
witli lights and n-glltter with reflec
tions from the tinsel decorated Christ
mas tree that stood on the platform.
Every seat in the room was tilled when
Aunt Hetty Treat limped up the aisle
leaning on Kobin'-'« strong young arm.
Somebody gave up places in the front
row of chairs so that tlie late comers
Slug!" while everybody stood up and
sang lustily.
Kobin looked up from lier book once
ami noticed (hat Aunt Hetty was
whispering to Anthony Drake as she
slipped a package iuio Iiis hand. Her
! brief glance at his face surprised a
! look of mingled astonishment and dis
j belief as he went back to his place on
; the platform.
j There were a prayer and more Clirist
! mas carols, and then Parson Drake
; cauie forward and anuouueed that Ihe
I distribution of gifts would lake place.
"I would like to add"—he hesitated,
j his eyes fixed oll tlie clock in the rear
j ®f the rooui—"that there will be one
1 gift on the tree tonight which lias been
! delayed iwo years in reaching its prop
! er recipient. It was given by mistake
j to anollier person, who never looked at
! it until today. I think llie—the re
' cipient \vill understand."
Willi 'a very red face i'arsou Drake
i whipped out a pockeiknife and detach
! ed a package from the tree.
j "Willie Brown!" he called. And Wil
j lie went forth to receive a book and a
j bag of candy.
After that names followed thick and
fast, aud boys and girls and grown
ups went to the platform with emptr
hîTnds'and came back laden with puck- ,
ages, oranges and bags of candy, and
presently the whole room was a pleas
ant buzz of talk and laughter.
As for Kobin Treat, she sat there like j
a beautiful statue of snow ever since :
the parson had made Iiis announce- i
ment concerning the delayed present. '
She wondered if it was for lier, it '
could not be that Aunt lletty had re
celved it. although the old lady had
given the minister a package. But i
that package would contain the knitted i
silk mutiler for Mr. Drake. Kobin i
shrugged her shoulders impatiently
Of course the delayed gift was a book ;
for one of the children. She turned to
smile down at Aunt Hetty, who was
taking childlike pleasure In a laprul of ,
gifts from the tree.
"Miss Kobin Treat." read Parson j
Drake, and Kobin's face grew paler as j
she went up the aisle. No one noticed I
her going save Aunt Hetty, who looked !
anxiously at Kobin as she came back j
with a large box of books and two 1
pink tarlatan bags of candy.
Other names followed, and a greater
confusion of so itid seemed to sbut
Aunt lletly anil her niece from the
"You got two bags, Kobin. I,et me
see what you've got," whispered Aunt
Kobin looked down In her lap. Sure
enough, there were two pink tarlatan
bags—one she had made that very day
and the oilier, in the shape of,a stock
ing, she recognized as the candy bags
used two years ago.
Her hands fell to sudden trembling.
Was It possible that this was Ihe de
layed present—the one she should have
received two years ago? If so, then
she had received Aunt Hetty's stock
lug that year and Aunt Lletty had re
ceived the precious one, ami in the
paiu of her sprained ankle had tucked
It away and forgotten It until that very
She lifted her eyes and met the burn
ing glance of Anthony Drake—he was
watching her. Ile had been waiting
two years for ills answer, lier fingers
pulled out Ihe drawstring that fasten
ed the top of the stocking, and she saw
a handful of withered po;>.-oru au«l
stale caudles.
There was something else—a small
Chrlstmasy looking envelope with a
red seal aud her name in a handwrit
ing that brought hot blushes to her
Ouce more she glanced up shyly nud
met Autbony 's questioning eyes. Her
swiftly lowered head may have be
trayed her secret, for he turned away
with a glad suiile.
For Sale —Electric washing machine,
and refrigerator. Used in hotel and
practically new. Real bargain for
cash if taken at once. Inquire at
Courier office.
Season's Greetings
We wish to thank all our customers and friends for
their patronage during the past year and hope that we
may continue to receive it during 1917.
The year just passed has been the most successful we
have ever had and we wish to show our appreciation by
giving you the best value for your money at this store.
Our business has increased wonderfully since we
moved into our new fireproof building on Second ave
nue south. We will try to make it still larger by carry
ing only the best meats, vegetables and canned goods
in the most sanitary market in Northern Montana.
Glasgow Meat Market
WELLS BROS., Proprietors

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