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Making Things for Christmas
Human Nature
vs. the
Christmas Spirit
By Mary Graham Bonner
H W. U22 >a WMtera Newspaper Unloa.)
■7E WERE full of the Christmas
V spirit. Wo w ere going to be more
more charitable, more friendly
the whole world. The Chrlstmus
B<t bad penetrated. We could feel
|Mw«nn glow. And so—after a glo
■h Christmas In the old homestead—
on our way back to the city
lately our work had taken us.
travel was heavy, of course,
we found ourselves waiting at
of a long line to get into the
■tag car. We waited for an hour by
watches. We were exhausted from
atood and from annoyance at
of others and because we
very hungry.
Wloally the line grew shorter. Soon
turns would come. But it seemed
H; or those who had gone Into the
car at last to eat took time
It even though their absence
B waiting line a shorter one.
last we were at the head of the
Htk up to this point and we smiled
■one another.
VOnly a moment now and we’ll be
we fairly beamed the words,
agnln it seemed not so. For
at the tables were.eating and
and eating. They would never
■”*’ It appeared. When they ap-
the end of their meal and we
■Mt bounded to the nearly*vacant
■ we discovered they were taking
Ml t,me 0 ' er their cofTee.
solOsli people are," we said to
K,;'? er ; "How much they lack the
■klnT. Clirls,r ™s spirit. It means
them! They know there Is
Krvi u wn,tln £ and they don’t
■7 “? he Why, just think of
of ,lme we've waited and
K! JI",' or " t 0 follow ns. And yet
E#h»K G can be as leisurely as
they were in their own homes.
Rr ?° us ’ slm Ply outrageous,
ter,y selfish people are.
Ii W ?" kl llllak « this time of
l^ey d be a Uttle more
K d Jl onr exhaustion waa added
K, of k' - felt ln the thoughtlesa
■* human nature.
Cd head waiter sum-
Eut !«° ” lal,,e ' Two Peraona had
■ ictn.n ß ™ ana at last our turns
»««ually come!
E»mu tvln a,UI luxnrlon »>y Pernaed
Be ’ we were hungry. We’d ,
B ■ good meal!
KnVr besan *° orte r. ,
1. ,b„,,!“„ Just g ° ln s to take my ;
las n.°“, '■ to °’" I aald. "Juat be- I
|u thonl < h ßtand ther * ana * l,re at 1
We aln,o,t had no ''‘Kht ,
l*“e n hir ory. 0 ry." meal - ** *° ln * to j
o *'” ,ala my com '
rlj In smi 1 ,ake an the ,lm ® ln the i
lapltel aplte »t their ugly looks 1”
nbe rM ?!' le ,, t ' ffie lat er that we re- (
“•» ftU if beCl 5 ' P ' rlt W# had 1
V *’ Chrla(n > aa *P lr - !
_ a ""“My to each other. (
4 Dead Broke. j
*nn°thi *° han * t>P your t
li? " u * Christmas?" «
ch.” ore to hang up my a
OH HERE was a pattering of
feet through the hall and a
small spot of light approached
the big fireplace. A long and
bulbous stocking was clasped to
a beating heart and an eager
little face was half revealed as
It turned bedward again In the
faint glimmer. Then a sudden
darkness overwhelmed the small
pilgrim, and. as she lost her way
and bumped Into a chair, the
stuffed Christmas stocking fell
to the floor with a bang. The
wall that followed brought
father down stairs in a hurry
and comfort to the lost traveler.
“What is the matter, baby, what
are you doing here?" said the
rescuer. “The ’lectricity fell
out, M was the tenrful answer.
(©. 1922, Western Newspaper Union.)
The Deaf
Ear That Heard
By Chrislopher G. Hazard
(©, 1922, Western Nawspapur Union.)
RS. BEGONE was not giving any
• thing that Christmas. The an
— _. . «J Iiah lit. ilf nil rillrrtAUItQ
M 1
nouncement of her limited purposes
had sent a chill through the house
that froze the hopes of several young
people. A shower of one-cent cards,
registering good wishes that were
rather cheap, had gone out. The hag
of candy for the eager, but insincere,
well-wishers that ring Christinas hells
year by year had not been provided.
The outlook was not promising.
Besides, Mrs. Begone was very deaf
In one ear and could, upon occasion,
be very deaf In two ears. It was
difficult to make her hoar anything
that she didn’t want to hear. There
wasn't much chance for persuasive
argument. She could he as deaf as an
adder, when she had concluded not to
be a multiplier.
Nevertheless, Susy did not despair;
choosing a favorable after dinner time,
she advanced to the attnek with a
well prepared Christinns appeal which
was flavored with anticipations.
But as soon as the old lady heard
the word “ChristinasI’ she became
wholly unable to hear more. Susy con
tinued from behind her back, got
down on her knees, peered up from
the floor, peeped up through her
fingers, without effect. Finally, re
marking in an aside, “Wouldn t she
wear you out?" the child was about
to give up, when she was encouraged j
by the beginning of a smile that
seemed to promise to spread all over |
Mrs. Begone’s countenance. This ,
hint of success was reflected in a (
broader smile upon the child’s face I
that In turn found registry upon the
faco of the other and certified that
the battle was won.
It was a costly smile for Mrs. Be
gone; six very empty stockings asked
for contributions the next evening,
but I dare say that she was happier in
filling them than she would have been
If her deafness bad not been cured.
Sbe was even happier than the cbil- j
dren. and that Is saying a good deal.
She was so happy that she changed ,
an old saying In her mind and. In-1
stead of “True happiness, if under
stood, consists alone In being good,
she made It “True happiness, If under
stood, consists alone in doing good.
'Bout Christmas
E «* «* «b. ba»-
b^'p :r" nnis *• '' h "« *t ■houw
Dom'JC I'm* most »«•>*.*
other .hl„„ l ea « expected
That's my a o n,
On the run
For his dad,
’Bout Christmas!
Life' f'™' "> look for COM or hat.
«v'll/. ’? won<ler wher.'. thla or that:
ha "* ’"O'ly on th. rack.
lUt* my Boiled linen’, in th. «ack.
That's my Girl,
Bhe'a a pearl
For her dad,
'Bout Christmas!
1 fln<l beß|de my chslr.
Kind attentions for me there
of 1 f eel “Almost a King,**
So potted o er. and everything:
That's my Wife,
Bet your life,
"Dear Old Dad!”
’Bout Christmas!
Woodward Pemberton.
for a
by Martha B.
j noma i g
S IT uuy wonder that the
niun with the tin whistle
felt a trifle discouraged? Is
It any wonder when the
pavements were so cold, the
wind so keen and his coat
so thin? It seemed, on that
shivery Christmas Eve, as
If everything was trying to
make life as dreary as possible, In
stead of as merry. It would not even
snow. A fine, sharp drizzle swept In
under the bridge where the man with
the tin whistle stood, and managed to
get Inside the tops of his boots and
his collar and up his coatsleeves; It
was very disappointing Indeed.
Holiday season was usually a Jolly
one for pennies. Either people had a
great deal more at that time, or they
were bent on getting rid of those they
had. The inun with the tin whistle
kept a little cup that possessed a most
remarkable appetite for coppers 1 It
could hold as many pennies at one
gulp as a boy eating raisins out of a
plum pudding; and that's saying a
great deal! But today the little cup
was almost empty. Nobody had time
to stop und dig around In pockets for
loose coins; it was too cold, and their
gloves bothered and they wanted to
get home, where their children were
waiting to clup their hands over the
packages from the stores. The man
with the tin whistle wanted to get
home, too. He did not have any chil
dren waiting for him, and they would
have had no bundles to squeal over if
he did, but there was a funny, raggedy
dog that always expected something,
and danced around in a dizzy, delight
ful way that was very cheerful. But
how could the man with the tin whis
tle go home when his tunes brought
him nothing but numb fingers and a
feeling in his feet as if they bad
turned to wood?
However, he screwed up his mouth,
took a long breath, pretended that pen
nies were making his little cup ring
like sleigh bells und played the gayest
little tune you ever heard! It laughed
its way up the windy stairs Into the
station; it chuckled along the cold
i stones on the gray wall; It capered
about the pavement like an elf doing
n polka and was altogether the merri
est piece of business In that particular
spot that had happened for years. The
man with the tin whistle was thinking
j about Itavellngs, his dog at home, and
! I'm convinced it put something into
Ids tune thut wus Irresistible. For let
me tell you! In two minutes who
should come running down the steps
In front of him but a young lady with
the pinkest cheeks and the laughlng
est eyes he had ever seen. She was
smiling at him as though she had
known him all her life.
“I love that tune 1” she said. "It al
ways make me want to skip my feet.
You can’t think how nice It Is to hear
it this miserable night. Thank you I”
And the little cup had the surprising
mouthful of u quarter.
“There’s supper for me and Ravel*
Ings,” thought the man with the tin
whistle, as he tipped his hat.
And before he could decide whether
it would be hot dogs or soup, some
body else was smiling at him. This
time it was a quiet man with gray
“I always look for you when I come
down the stairs," said the man, "and I
like to hear those rollicking little
tunes you play. It cheers a man up
after a long day’s work. Merry
Christmas I" And, if you’ll believe me,
the quiet man with the gray hair
tossed in half a dollar! The little tin
cup rattled importantly and gave every
Indication of being ready for anything
after this.
On went the frolicking melody. On
came the pennies. The man with the
tin whistle almost forgot how cold Ills
feet were and that the tald' had suc
ceeded In making his stockings very
wet and wretched. It really must have
been the tune, for everybody had a
coin and a bit of greeting. So he
played and played and played. He
thought his luck would change If he
changed the tune, and he very nearly
blew the breath out of him, keeping
the notes dancing about in that dismal
place. Ravellngs and he were going to
have the finest supper in-all Christen
dom, If whistling could do It.
Some people threw In pennies, and
some threw in dimes, and an occasion
al one dropped a quarter; but the best
surprise of all came at the last (which
is the way it should be, especially on
Christmas Eve).
The man with the tin whistle was
Just about to take It away from his
mouth and start home when a little,
old lady, with white hair, stopped In
front of him. Her eyes twinkled like
frosty stars and there was something
about her that made one think of a
chickadee. Perhaps It was her bright,
quick eyes, or maybe the way she put
her head on one side and looked so ex
ceedingly wise and happy. The man
with the tin whistle thought she was
the nicest old lady he had ever seen.
And this was before she had said a
"Somebody,” chirped the old lady
(her voice was like a chickadee's, too,
only it did not say what a chickadee
does), "Somebody who went through
here last year about this time has sent
you a present. That somebody was
very discouraged over a lot of things.
And the day was discouraging, too, just
like this. But you were playing away
here for all you were worth, just as If
the sun were shining and your feet
were warm as toast. The tune was the
same one you are tootling now. And
that somebody decided that If you
could stand and whistle a jolly air in
all the cold and wet and drizzle, that
it was time to make himself brace up
and do something. And he did.” The
old lady twinkled harder than ever.
The man with the tin whistle wondered
what In the world she was going to
say next But she did not say any
thing for a minute. She whipped out
a pocketbook, snapped open the top,
took out a small, folded piece of pa
per and handed It to the man with the
tin whistle. Then she snapped her
pocketbook together, put it in her bag,
perked her head on one side and
chirped, "Merry Christmas 1 The man
was my son.” And she was gone before
you could say Jack Robinson 1
Bavellngs and hla master had a sup
per worth talking about that night, I
can tell you! For what do you sup*
pose that folded bit of paper was? A
new, rattling ten-dollar bill I Yes, sir!
And Ravel In g 8 will remember that par
ticular Christmas Eve as long as he
can wag his tall or gnaw a bone. And
the man with the tin whistle declared
he would never get discouraged again,
no matter how dreadful the weather
was. Ravelings approved of this de
termination and ate another chop at
And the man with the tin whistle
still plays tunes all the way from a
penny up to ten dollars!
Hsrmlt Cookies.
One and one-half cupfuls sugar, 8
eggs, 1 cupful of butter or shortening,
3 cupfuls flour, 1 teaspoonful baking
powder, 1 teaspoonful salt, 1 teaspoon
ful cinnamon, 1 teaspoonful allspice,
1 teaspoonful cloves, 1 teaspoonful
nutmeg. % teaspoonful soda, 1%-cup
fuls raisins.
Add sugar and eggs to melted but
ter. Beat well. Sift flour, baking
powder, salt, spices and soda together.
Add to butter mixture and mix well.
Add plumped raisins. Drop by tea
spoon on greased pan and bake In
moderate oven until brown, about 20
to 25 minutes. This makes about 3G
■* Furnished by————
Waatungton, D. 0..
r*. M ? r £ ot to •lightly lower.
S, 1 ?.® 1 * 4 };. No. 1 timothy. Philadelphia.
?,••• PitUbur*fh, 119.60: Cincinnati, «1»;
Minneapolis. $16.50. No.
1 prairie. Minneapolis. sl6; Chicago. $lB.
Km 4.
Feed market situation practically un
changed. Western markets slightly
nrmer but Eastern markets not respon
■iv®. Qootod: Bran, $22.75; middlings.
$22.60; flour middlings, $25; rye rald
-821,6° Minneapolis; gluten feed.
!»!!'?£ Chicago; whlto hominy feed,
$28.50 St. Louis, S3O Chirago; 36 pel
cont cottonseed meal, $41.60 Memphis.
{■*3 Atlanta; 34 per cent linseed ineal,
$49.76 Minneapolis. $62 Buffalo; No. 1
alfalfa meal, $27 St. Louis.
Live Stock and Meats.
Chicago prices: Hogs, top, $8.30; bulk
of sales, $8 to $8.25; medium and good
i boef steers. $7.40 to $13.60; butcher
cows and heifers. $3.36 to sll. Feeder
steers. $6.35 to $8; light and medium
weight veal calves. 18.60 to $10; fat
lambs, $13.26 to sls.s#; feeding lambs.
$12.76 to sls; yearlings, $9.50 to $13.25;
fat ewes. $4.75 to $7.75.
Prices good grade meats: Beef, sls
to sl7: veal. sl4 to sl9; lambs. $23 to
$27; mutton. sll to sl7; light pork
loins, sl6 to $18; heavy loins. $12.60 to
Closing prices in Chicago cash mar
ket: No. 2 red winter wheat, $1.36; No.
2 hard winter wheat. $1.26; No. 2 mixed
corn. 75e; No. 2 yellow corn, 76c; No. 3
white oats, 46c. Average farm prices:
No. 2 mixed corn in central lowa about
62c; No. 1 dark northern wheat In cen
tral North Dakota. $1.05. Closing fu
ture prices: Chicago May wheat.
$1,23%; Chicago Muy corn, 73%c; Min
neapolis May wheat. $1.22%; Kansas
City May wheat, $1.14%; Winnipeg
May wheat, $1.13%.
Cat ton.
Spot cotton prices advanced 79 points
during the week. New York December
future contracts advanced 79 points.
Spot cotton closed at 25.28 c per pound.
New York December future contracts
closed at 25.32 c.
Fralts and Vegetables.
Prices reported: New York sacked
round white potatoes, $1.26 to $1.46 per
100 lbs. in Eastern markets, 90c to 95c
f. o. b. Maine sacked Green Mountains
$1.30 to $1.40 in Boston; bulk stock
$1.46 to $1.60 In New York, 76c to 80c
f. o. b. Cobblers, 70c. Northern sacked
round whites in Chicago, 70c to 90c;
other markets. 86c to $1.16. At Michi
gan points ,65c to 63c f. o. b.
New York Baldwins apples, A2%.
$4.50 to $6 per barrel In leading cities.
$4 f. o. b shipping points, lthode Island
greenings $4 to $5.50 in consuming
markets, stock from cold storage $4 to
$4.60 f. o. b. Northwestern extra fancy
boxed Jonathans, $1.70 to $2.60 In city
markets. Mlddlewestern yellow onions.
In 100-lb. sack, $2.75 to $3 In leading
markets. Eastern stock $2.26 to $2.60.
Spanish Valencias, $1.50 to $1.75 per
Dairy Prod acts.
Butter markets barely steady. Clos
ing prices 92 score butter: New York,
64%c; Philadelphia, 56%c; Boston, 64c;
Chicago, 63c.
Cheese markets firm but trading la
slow. Cheese prices at Wisconsin prim
ary murkets: Twins, 26%c; Daisies.
25%c; Double Daisies, 27c; Longhorns,
27%c; Square Prints, 26c.
Choice grass fed steers ere quoted at
$7.50, while corn fed steers have sold as
high as $8.60, with prices going down
from $8.26 to $8 for good to fair qual
ity. Steers sold for $6.75. A few good
ones sold for $7, while the poorer
grades went as low as $6.76.
Strictly choice corn-fed heifers are
quoted up to $5.75. The range Is that
figure down to $4. Cows are quoted
from $3.60 to $5.25, but most of the
sales went around $4.26. A small lot
sold for $4.70.
Calves ranged from $7.60 down to $6.
Straight feeder steers of good choice
quality are quoted up to $7.26. Fairly
attractive grades brought $6.90. while
prices rango all the way from $6.76 to
$7. down to $3.60.
. * Aoga.
Good’packer stock brought $7.90 and
$7.85, while the good grades sold for
$7.50 to $7.75, which were the bulk of
sales. Some packers went for $7.40 to
$7.50. Sows sold for $6.76, with a largo
number of cutouts going for $6.25 to
Pigs held steady, with the choice
grudes selling for $7. Ono strictly
choice lot. averaging 100 pounds, sold
for $7.16. Other grades sold down to
Strictly choice lambs quoted up to
$14.25. Good fat lambs would sell from
$13.60 sl4. while fair ones bring
$12.50 to. sl3.
Fat ewes quoted around $6.25 to
$6.7: with no sales. Feeder ewes would
sell at $5.75. Choice hamjywelght fat
ewes are quotable up to $6.75 and at
tractive grudes around $6 to $6.50.
Manufacturer's Quotations.
u-t :
Wholesaler's Quo limans.
8eer.:......:. V. $8.20
Cane 8 40
| Hay and Grain.
Timotl.y, No. 1, ton ....$27.00
Timothy. 2. ton . 25.50
South Park. fco. 1. toh 28.00
South Park, No. 2. ton 26.60
Second bottom. No. 1, t0n...y.. s#,oo
Second bottom. No. 2, ton> * 1».50
Alfalfa, ton 0 2LOO
Straw, ton t
Oats, per t}* 88
Corn. No. 3 yellow, per cwt *.46
Wheat, No. 1, per bushel ..85c to .85
(Colorado settlement prices.)
Bar silver (American)
Bar silver (foreign).. .68%
Coupe* .14
Zinc * 7.26
Lead 7.10
Tungsten, per unit ... 7.76 0 8.28
Politicians Fight Duol in Uruguay.
Montevideo, Uruguay.—Dr. Baltasar
Bruin, president of Uruguay, and Dr.
Luis Alberto Uerrers fought a duel
with pistols late this ufternoon. Bach
man fired two shots. Neither was hit.
The duel took place In the airdrome.
Dr. Brum was the challenger. The
challenge was sent becuuse of a
churge qf _L>r. Herrera that President
Bruin had so manipulated the recent
;hresifaential elections as to prevent
.‘ttn KUWWWf Herrera at the nolle. •
ym* matlM tkla paper «!»■ writ tap
gw— muw, •
_ piAMOros AWn WATCHiy.
Mtg. and rtptlitof. All orders promptly
attended to. E*fc H7t. 16th A Champs.
Snap It on the balance wh««*l of your
Hewing machine. The wire sprint;
clips hold it firmly. No belts,
screws or other fasteners; will
sharpen anything, a needle or an ax.
To polish, remove grinding atone,
apply buffer, use our compound, and
make your knives, forks, spoofi*.
Jowelry, etc., look like new. Please
state kind and style of your dewing
machine and write today for. com
plete outfit, f 1.60.
323 S W. 29th Are.. Denver. Cola.
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Ml Building, Denver VH
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Parcel Post Dyeing
Out of town work is the I
big part of our business I
Doing Successful Dyeing tor 25 Yean I
The Model Cleaners and Dyers
Irish Factions Maks Peace Moves.
Dublin. —Further talk of peace be
tween factions in Ireland is iieurd as
Christinas approaches. Action taken
by the new Senate of the Free State
in appointing a committee to work for
the immediate cessation of hostilities
has developed some Indications that a
considerable section of the Republican
party Is willing to treat for peace and
that the rank und file Is movlfcf- In
that direction.
Pay Homage toJohn Wanamakar.
Philadelphia.—'nmusnnds .of per
sons. Tepresentlnft virtually every^walk
In life, did homage at the bier of John
/•yVunamaker, whose body lay in (state
In Bethany Presbyterian church, where
the fumous merchant had worshiped
since boyhood and where he was a fa
miliar figure in the Sunday school and
other religious work.
Leaves Houses to Tenants,-
I/on Angeles.—Tenants of George
Noe, who died here recently, were his*
heirs. Ills estnte, valued at $25,000,
consisted of five houses, which were
devised to the families occupying
them. He was survived by no known
Nederland a Large Foreign Market.
Washington.—Nearly half thct ex
ports of corn from the United States
In 1921 —or 58,582,800 bushels—went
to Canada, according to the United
States Department of Agrlcttltrire.
Much of this corn, however, eventual
ly tfrent to Europe. Exports of. com
dunftg each of the first three months
of 1922 were larger than durlngi.Wv
months of 1921. Xfe*JMcond l(tt$st
foreign marlpf faf|Vl ner,oan conAn"
the Netherjands, where
bushels W

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