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— i The Goblins A Christmas Story I N an old abbey town a long, long while ago there officiated as sex ton and gravedigger In the churchyard one Gabriel Grubb. He was an ill conditioned, cross grain ed. surly fellow, who cuusorted with nobody but himself and an old wicker bottle, wbicb fitted Into his large, deep waistcoat pocket A little before twilight one Christmas eve Gabriel shouldered Ids spade, light ed his lantern and betook himself to ward the old churchyard, for lie had a grave to finish by next morning. He strode along until lie turned into the dark lane which led to the church yard—a nice, gloomy, mournful place. Into wbich^the townspeople did nor care to go except in broad daylight; consequently he was not a little indig nant to hear a young urchin roaring out some jolly song about a nierrv Christmas. Gabriel waited until the boy came up. then rapped him over the bead with his lantern five or six times to teach him to modulate his And as the boy hurried a wav. with his voice. urn 1 ! I 1 "SHOW «aw A FBW OF THE PICTTUBSS." baud to his head, Gabriel Grubb chuck led to hin*«e|f and entered the church yard, locking the ga*e behind blm. He took off his coat, nut down his lentern and. getting into an unfinished grave, worked ar It for an hour or with rigid good will was hardened with the frost, and it was no easy matter to break I» up and shovel it out. When he had finished work for the night and looked down Info the grave with grim satisfaction he murmured: "Brave lodgings for one. breve lodgings for one. A few feet of oold earth when life le done. "Ho. hoi" he laughed as be sat him self down on a flat tombstone, which waa a favorite resting place of his. and drew forth a wicker bott'e. "Ho. ho. bo!" repeated s voice close beaide him. "It waa the echoes." said he. raising the bottle to his lips again. "It was not." said « deep voice. Gabriel started up and stood rooted to the spot with terror Seated on un upright tombstone close to him was a strange unearthly figure. He was sitting perfectly still, grtnuing at Gabriel Grubb wltb such a griu oul.v a goblin could call up. "What do you here on Christmas eve?" said the goblin sternly. "I came to dig « grave, sir." stam mered Gabriel. "What man wanders among graves on sucb a night as this?" cried the gob Is so But the earth In In as of up I,,, "Gabriel Grubb. Gabriel Grubb!" screamed a wild chorus of voices that seemed to fill the churchyard. "What have you got In that bottle?" «aid the gobKn. "Hollands, sir." replied the sexton, trembling more than ever, for he bud bought it of the smugglers, and he thought his nuestioner might be in the excise department of tbe goblins. "Who drinks Hollands alone nnd In a churchyard on such a ulgbt us tills?" "Gabriel Grubb. Gabriel Grubb 1 " claimed the wild voices again. "And who, then, is our lawful prize?" exclaimed the goblin. The invisible chorus replied. "Gabriel Grubb, Gabriel Grubb!" Tbe sexton gasped for breath. "What do you think of this, Ga briel?" said tbe goblin. "It's—It's very curious, sir; all of er to Itcd very cu riouA sir, and very pretty," replied the sexton, half dead with fright "But I think I'll go back und finish my work, sir. If von please." "Work?" said tile goblin, work?" opt "What "The grave, sir." ^■Oh. the grave, eh? Who makes CT Aes at a time when other men ure merry,aud takes a pleasure in it?" Again the voices replied. "Gabriel Grubb, .Gabriel Grubb!" "I'm afraid ray friends Gabriel," said the goblin. "Under faror. sir," replied the hor ror stricken sexton, can. want you. the this on fnir "I don't think They don't know me. sir. I don't think the gentlemen have ever " oh . ye«, they have! We know the man who struck the boy In the envious malice of his heart because the boy could be merry aud be could noL" Here the goblin gave a loud, shrill seen ma" laugh which the echoes returned fweu tyfold. "I—I am afraid I must leave you, sir," said the sexton, making an effort to move. "Leave ns I" said the goblin. "Ho. ho. ho!" As the goblin laughed he suddenly darted toward Gabriel, laid bis hand on bis collar and sank with him through the earth. And when he had had time to fetch bis breath be found himself In what appeared to be a lurge cavern, surrounded on all sides bv gob lins ugly and grim. "And now." said the king of the gob lins, seated in the center of the room on an elevated seat—his friend of the ehurci ard—"show the man of misery and gloom a few of the pictures from our great storehouses." a As the goblin said this a cloud rolled gradually away and disclosed a small and scantily furnished but neat apart ment. Little children were gathered round a bright fire, clinging to their mother's gown or gamboling round her chair. A frugal meal was spread upon the table, arid an elbow chair was placed near the fire. Soon the father entered, and the children ran to meet him. As he sat down to his meal the mother sat by Ills side, and all seemed happiness and comfort. "What do you think of that?" said the goblin, Gabriel murmured something about its being very pretty. "Show him some more." said the goblin. Many a time the cloud went and came, and many a lesson it taught to Gabriel Grubb. He saw that men who worked hard and earned their scanty bread were cheerful and happy. And he came to the conclusion It was a very respectable sort of world after all. One by one the goblins faded from his sight, and as the last one dlsap peared he sank to sleep The day bad broken when he awoke and found himself lying od the flat gravestone, with the wicker bottle emp ty by his side, well as be could and. brushing the frost off his coaL turned his face to ward the town. He got on his feet as But he was an altered man. He hau learned lessons of gentleness and good nature by his strange adventures In tue goblin's cavern —Charles Dickens. i Christmas Seal Of 1914 ♦ HE executive committee of the American Red Cross approved the design for the 1914 Red Cross Christmas seal, to he sold tbrougnout the United States dur ing this year's holiday season to help in the war ou tuberculosis. *> T A different design for this stamp ts adopted every year. The 1914 stamp Is brightly colored, with red and green predominating. It is taken up almost entirely by the ruddy face of Santa Clans. The background. In vivid green, represents part or a Christmas tree. At the upper corners are red crusses. At tbe bottom op an unrolled scroll are tbe greetings "Merry Christ mas" and "Happy New Year." The legends "American Red Cross" and "1914" appear. Instead of an ob'oug design, as used during the 1913 Christmas seuson, the 1914 stamp is square. The Red Cross anti-tuberculosis Christmas seat first was used by the American Red Cross as a national body In 1908. Since then over $1.800.000 has been raised through the sale of these stamps at Christmas time in the cm i a It up. sade against tuberculosis, mas over 4O.0OU,l><JO of the stamps sold In the United States. Cross Christmas seal was first used by the Delaware chapter of the Red Cross In 1907 at the instance of the -ast Christ werc '•'be Red secretary of that chapter. Miss Emily I* Bisseli. mid the national organization took li up the following year. The Star of Bethlehem. This old sqbbing world of oafs is _ year older tliffu it was when the last Christmas carol was chanted. It has had another twelvemonth of meuts aud of experience, of advance ment on many lines of human research aud acquisition. one expert But it has not out grown Jesus Christ. For him it ha discovered no substitute. The star o* Bethlehem Is the only star that sets. never Jesus Christ alone cun satisfy all nuuiau necessities and the loftiest of human inspirations. Christianity is the only universal religion, the unb one adapted to all ages of life. i u ait human conditions, to all nationalities. Uthor lights have arisen, waned and races and all vanished forever. Greek mythology is us utterly shaken to ruin ns Us own splendid Parthenon The chief religious of Asia—Brahma leal, Buddhist and Moslem—all are )lm Itcd and local; they are all moribund While they make no Inroads on Chris tianity, the religion of Bethlehem Calvary makes constant Inroads them. n and upon Tbe systems of error wldi-li Paul and Pete»- fought nave vanished opt of sight and the whole east ts catching gfimpnen of the sur that hrst dawned over Judea's sky. In spiritual dynamics blood tells, nnd God bas trusted his gospel of snlvatiou to the mosf powerful races on the globe.— Rev. Theodore L Guy 1er, D. D. a 0 me an' the There are 3,000.<j00 men engaged In the metal and machinery Industry in this country. Louisville Iron Mulders' union had on exhibition at tbe Kentucky state fnir a splendid display of their own handiwork. wum wa * e for women and minors. California labor unions favor the pro posed constitutional amendment pro viding for the establishment of a mini ii A Real Christmas !■ H ER name was Philippa, a royal name for such a very small, poor English maid, but she had always been called "Flip," and she lived In Duchess row. Duchess row makes you think of something stately and grand; but, alas, here It meant just a row of narrow, grimy houses standing In a dark und dreary street, where the sunshine never seem ed to come—a place of poor people In the heart of tolllug Loudon. Flip lived at ft Duchess row with her mother, a widow. They had the topmost, room of the house, and of all the poor people In Duchess row I do not think any were quite ns poor as Flip's mother, who had to work day and night, to earn a scanty living by making buttonholes In coats and waistcoats for a ready made clothes warehouse. It was a hard life for the two, hut Flip |>ossessed a brave and stanch little heart beneuth her threadbare frock and when she "nme out of school each afternoon would sit until her eyes were burning and her poor little tlngers raw and aching, helping her mother. •\n<l It was so she sat one afternoon a week before Christmas day trvlng to catch the Inst gleams of murky day light which came through the window j i .vïïpT«; ^ 1.1 V n Jkv r o. to a a! Z A j , 0 ' j OiZINO n» AT THE RRII.M AVTT.Y IJT WIN DOW of their room. It was a bitterly cold, cheerless day. not a typical Christmas with frost and snow, but leaden skies and a lilting east wind made all folks shiver and long to be home by a cozy fireside. But fir«,« are ,| luxury in Duchess row. and there was but scant warmth Ip the room where Flip and her mother sat working hard. "If we can get tlipse finished tonight you can run out with then), an' when von come back we'U 'a»e a bit more coal an' I'!' git a bit of fit* from round the corner, an' you shall 'ave e Dice 'ot sunper. deary." said the pale mother with a loving look. 'That'll he lust splendid." replied Flip, "hp' then we'll set before the fire, an' you'll tell me about them real Christmases yon used to 'ave when von were a girl."* "t don't like talking of them days." i sald f - h * rnother '"ith " sigh as she fold up the last hit of work, are. deary, with these." " 'Ere you lest put op yer 'at an' run And in another minute nr two the light little figure, laden with a large bundle, was speeding up the ■treat busy thoroughfare Sometimes, with all the good will world, the constant Journeying re •he warehouse seemed to Per king and wearv. bur tonight fier thoughts ot Christmas made her forget nil fatigue lovely ItH thought, "if we could Christmas, with plum pudding an' 'oily an' presents'. Fancy If I could give mother a present! I know wbat I'd like to give 'er— one of them cases to 'old needles und thimble nu' a bodkin which 1 «uw at 'Aiuiltou's bazaar. Rut. It ain't much good wishing." And here her reflections came to an end, tor she found herself at the warehouse. She bad soon (^dlvered her parcel to the fat. manageress und received the poor payment, due and, threading ber way cleverly back through dusty cor ridors aud down winding stairs, soon found herself In tbe Jostliug street again. She turned her footsteps home, when a gleam of something bright ou the dirty pavement caught her She i)ent down, was—a silver sixpence! She picked it up. Could such luck be true? a silver sixpence found on the ground and therefore her very own. to do what she liked wltb! ■u the " '(> would be." shi ave a real of in be for a eye. If wasn't—no—yes, it "Whv, now I'll be able to git mother a real Christmas present It's jest like 0 falrv tale." she thought her blue eyes shining with excitement "an' 1 know what I'll buy. an' I'll git it too. before 1 go 'ome. '«»use It won't take me a mtnit." Hamilton's bazaar was uut verv far away, and, sure enough. In live minute« Flip wag gazing steadily In at the bril liantly decked and lit window need leva se in red velvet and gold, article which for all its gorgeous news was marked but fivepeuce three fur thtngs. "I want a ncedlecase with a thimble an' a bodkin an' a reel or cotton, tike them up there." said Flip, with all the dignity of a possessor of wealth. "Well, you must wait a bit!" snapped the assistant, turnlAg to another cus tomer, a stout, cheery looking man. at a up sei to ed II '1 accompanied' by two rosy, weif dressed children. !■ "I bln waitin' a long time. Why can't you gtt me one down?" replied Flip, with the perseverance of the east end child. The girl impatiently detached one of the needlccases. It a "Where Is your money V she asked. " 'Ere, of course, said Flip, banding her the coin. The saleswoman took it, looked It once carelessly, again narrowly. "Why." she exclaimed, "this is not a sixpence at all—It Is only an Imitation one!" And. turning quickly, she beck oned the tall, imposing looking shop walker, who stood near. "This child Is trying to pass false money," she said ns she gave him poor Flip's treasure trove.. He examined It and then, taking hold of the child's thin arm, said: "Come, come; where did you get this money from? Tell the truth now." Wot d'yer think?" at Flip's face went red and then white. very She dhl not realize or under stand ber offense. She only knew that If the sixpence was bad she could not buy the dearly coveted gift Uer heart seemed ready to break, und she hurst into a flood of tears as she sobbed out: "1 found it in the street—it's true, it Is. But 1 can't buy the present now." The shopwalker hesitated, and then the cheery looking customer who had been waiting his turn to be served broke In by saying in a voice that had a strong country twang In It: j "Don't you cry. lassie, mean any harm, I guarantee. Let see that coin," he continued, turning to the shopwalker, who did as be desired, for be was being addressed by an old and valued customer i "Well. You don't me V . ftfl I don't know." said the "It Is not a sixpence, l j cheery man. , agree, but it Is a half sovereign and a very good one too." And in the twin kling of an eye he bad deftly exchang ed tpe imitation sixpence for a gold coin from his waistcoat pocket. "There, my lass, take yonr money and run home " Was it a dream? Flip pinched her self when she was In the chill streets again. No. It wns all true—a happy reality to find a bad sixpence and then see It transformed Into a golden half sovereign. She hud forgotten the vel vet neetllerose: she had hut one thought -to get home—and home she soon was, where her aqxlous mother beard all her wonderful adventures ' s,) - after nil. It was a reul Christmas j In the fop room. THROWN INTO JAIL What Happened to a Worker Who Ad vertised For a Job. An unemployed machinist of St. Louis, despairing of Unding work^by any other means, paraded the streets carrying a sandwich sign as follows: Chief Young wants 300 more policemen to stop increasing crimes. What shall I dot No work, no money, four motherless children to feed. Shalt I steal, commit highway robbery or kill myself and children? One thousand are in the same position In this city today. Enormous luxury; enormous poverty. What shall 1 do? He was advertising himself, the only commodity be bad to sell. Other ad vertisements were betug carried around the city in the same manner, but or ganized society's answer to Uls was to throw him Into jail. He blocked traf fic by cuuslug a crowd to collect. New York city had an epidemic ot Jailing seekers after work In uncon ventional fashion lust winter. That treatment didn't solve the problem. The authorities now are aware that the unemployment problem will be more acute this winter tbnn last—so acute that all the charity and relief reasonably to be counted on will not meet the need. "Enormous luxury: enormous poverty"—and what most of the poor ask is a chance to work for wages sufficient to enable them to ■ keep on living in the way to which ! they are accustomed. Jailing insistent applicants for work and "relieving" meeker ones will not wash society's slate clean.—New York Tribune. LABOR IN CONGRESS. Membership Increased a* a Result of the Recent Elections. Unofficial reports to A. F. ot L. head- 1 quarters indien le that the Labor group j of tile Sixty-third congress Is not only' i re-elected, with the exception of Rob- ! ert iS. Lee, Blacksmiths' union. I'enn sylvania, but additional gains urdsmade in the election of Maillon M. Garland. Iron, Steel and Tin Workers' union. Pennsylvania; Carl C. Brotherhood of Kallwuy Postal Clerks Minnesota, and John G. Cooper. Broth erhood of Locomotive Engineers. Ohio. It is quite probable that when official returns are published this number will be increased and the incoming con gress will have a larger and still more effective group Insisting on legislation 1 for the workers. Another feature is the re-election of j a large number of congressmen who, ! although not members of trade unions. ! have In the past been friendly and ! helpful In securing labor legislation ' There have also been elected for tbe I first time a large number of congress- > men who bare declared themselves us favorable to the demand of lubor for statutes In the interest of justice anti j humanity. j : Van Dyke The New York compensation com- ] mission seems finally to have caught , up with Us back work and ts handling j the claims now almost as fast as pre sei 1 ted. Chairman Robert E. Dowling said that ft.OOO claims have been dis- j posed of monthly, and. us the number 1 to be handled yearly has been estimat ed ut 50,000. be felt safe in saying that the commission would flulsb at least as 1 at even. of Why do you buck Prosperity? a Is at 1 here's a lot of good business here just a waitin' to be asked for_ There's a lot of people coming West next year just a waitin' to be asked to to Boise— Are you going to let the catalog houses get your Christmas trade? Are you going to let the coast cities keep the Exposition visitors? —They're after 'em right around come it ROM' - OUR DIRECT BY MAIL ADVERTISING IS AN EFFECT IVE REMEDY, tt,T ASK US FOR DETAILS Commercial Letter Co. 307 N. 9TH ST. PHONE 776 SWHBHnHHHWHHBMI DANCE szzsz New Year's Night l a THE BIG NIGHT OF THE 'SEASON. Iy. of P. HALL, Between 7th and 8th on IDAHO ST. Under the auspices of the Young Men's Democratic Club Tickets, $1.00 Ladies Free! ! 80 90 Çf '' V- 'UT.'-: too 10 f/0 % '' % s'-. 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