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) r . . i , - " ' 1 . i ' - , , v , 4 'J I " - -'-1 ; ( ib ft V, ' 1 V HmiiM wm TIP . 4PP fit - S1 i; -4 "v f VI i 4 t V jr.r r .'tit av vx v ? r VI ji r t 2 ! J.r " i : it i 1 elation-J 1 lss rom the yellow slip in her haund. f .. SnoTfbOTind. Will arrive late this pxplns. Don't sit up. ;t w4rhouslitful Christopher," murmur- ta Dick Ilason rrom tne aeptna or aa 3 r 4 3c 4 . 1 . '-a w. - - t !K 3SU a m aI . ! 'Poor old Chris what luckf cried I T' 'iany, -while Alice murmured - to her ldTcr "I am -coanzlous-th&t jou should meet Christopher, Dick." , Pray, who la Christopher? Tell me, t!iat I, too, may be distraught at his ncnarrival," drawled Penfleld, surrey- iteS the love stricken Dick and his be trothed with some disgust and turning fto Amy, who was viewing him with J tmmistakable relish. .. 'Christopher Browning is our cous- "lliss Amy and I got along eGA-t7a3veryhf-JThat , was famouslr. The snow Is very light and t iancy.r;W5- -,- r ;r?i?n.T ! ' soft, and It Is not particularljcojd.nei. had jcome , east because gin; had. TF rhnrsiTda wn in the valley at San- - -'implanted the i germ i cf restiessness dersoh. where the train is stalled?; It within him a restlcrsacca! that I for-;- has drifted, and that has caused the bade him peacjx mma untu ne couia hiftknde. Mr. Brawntiur "wiH not: inind'rsuadft.r.tier;- Jto-ireconsider lierr de-k the adventure unless he is an invalid, ;ci3ion:u Thepicture before ,timwas;;an be added doubtfully. - Jealargemsnt of one baitsd (taken: bim- nh rhria ia nulte robust." renued eeir witn a. pocaexamera. its ; uupu- AUc sweetly. "Now that it Is settled , cate in miniature was folded in bis irr PonfloM is to remain no to greet letter case "next his heart Inf tba nnr cousin auBDose we hang the Btock-'Bprlng,N-IIltty Brbwui hadr ccxrxia to the! W she replied, with a wicked look;! 3 and to bed. We must deposit yesfc to visit Jils neighbors; thfit Cllrks.- m. mm m A. I . M - -. . m a. - AluJI :t ner sister. ,.-4:110 aearesi ieuowi 0ur gifts on the table here, and mother ibne.wris al)wnier, ca wco 7rites. you know. I wi mi t:nrSrinr t somik we sma i and whose body and soul needed relax- I .didn't . taow," '.muraured rentfridikqtijAi, when; Chris artwttoni; Bhe. found" it unlerr the .free nolosretieflllv. I mf)!. t m inxon and cir' .blua skv as she! skimmed 'over i the pers, magazines or anything that take the stun.' . "n-m-mP Amy. looked at him from mirth brtaK . med eyes. She was dressing a doll for the cook's little niece, and she tied a pink bow on the flaxen curls and then admired the effect with audible satisfaction. , "Isn't she too sweet? Now Tm go ing down to the village to leave this nnnrt 'onmi1 for-that.' Jack. ' 13 true sha' found .'something be- nJ- Z'SJSHrXrtnr to nd fro . sides relaxation in the eyes of Jack and a great deal of merriment as the- Penfield when. the day.: came: for her stociongs were nung m wio wwo .u tw..v - -.--- , cMnmeypiece. Then each one brought T,Toudo not.understan einad 4- r.Twwi And labeled, lold him. "i couia nor give up my and with many attempts at secrecy, ork, and I do not love you as much as i v lthMiv I love: that. You can see,' she had warm was 1 irj t ciacK,'anaj w Bioruj ; was abatlnff. The oft spat of snow against the t window; panes, haa f ceased, f antLthink. ana ;aream adouu k ewa joa) irrorr. a warm hand clasp and that was alL That was all Jack Penfleld had to The great, wo finoii-r- with warm exenamres aaueu wiui iuav onm at Mrs. Lee's, and you may come, too, 1 of Christmas wishes. Mrs. Latimer and J nhafmy love' isaVdlvided one.t and Mr. . .renneia, xor Liie wa wus er daughters wltharew, leavmg ine jou tauiiuw - r -the-nieht Isstormy.'--- : '-n-ainn ifor the fire- jMNo, he had replied gravely, "X can q enfiel.drarpse (witbalacrity Any-1 vybenyDlck Mason had, finished his not accept a dlded love.J And,60 ita wa'hfiAr'thari.rfttinffbef'ore i '.nnhf. ho mm inri the-w had turned their horses' heads .the cheery fire and staring at the Pho-1 j,en penflei kept his lonely vigiL :i It . homeward, and ttelp; parting had been ..tograpn oz me gir ue ioveu uuwwa - d.trylngito iammon courage to ask carelessly whom the picture represent--ed. Didn't he know? ' v 0 "ybeii they reached the frpnt dpbr . . Amy, ran back .to, the .library, and. he beard the rise" and fall bf her shrilL 45irllsh voice as sh e expos t aiatea . witn her sister. -r-It-was ..evident thai ;she . !45ained her. ; point. for when i shevre-. : cturped she Jas" smiling, and" her f eyes rrwere tj&s brfghtas ' the : snow crystals parkliagJ'uiider Ibe radia.n,;ev from- the -wide open dporfif r,-f r ? 4'-vr- b They plunged into the softly' falling ehiteness."and" Penfleld bared his head r toJthaiccId fresh air and endeavored to thrust aside, the horden thalay heavi-1 y upon nis cearv . . "Such an ideal Christmas-eve ld Amy. rWTien I was a little girl" - JTHJINn interrupted Jack inocinglyl j ; r- - r. , f- fiEN l'as 'a little girl. Insisted. Amy serenely;'! used Itfr bfUeye that something wonderful - must happen on . Christmas "ver I would watch at the 1cwmdowand' look-for tt messenger to vtrjartvejiwlth mary5lot,newsr,:o? expect .that a long. lost, nnclewould , appear and shoWer gif.ts upoii u But it never happened:0 ' 'Nothing1 wonderful1 ever does happen to me," she added, with a sigh that, was muffled in a mist of. fly . iug. flakes. r ,,, o Vrime 1 enough7 f or thlngs to happen when youfare groyrp'AJp!. 4;Wld Jack " said gravellj-land then, arousing him self from the unpleasant thoughts that. vampire-Hk'el seemed to cling to him, he added: 'Cornell A race; to ,tne corner; 0.Tbey reached it lapghlng and breath- less. " Later, wb6xf they had returned and .'.'jwe're sitting before, the? fire; each wait ingffqrthe other, to make abedtime start. Jack remarked lazily: 'When do you expect Mri'-Brownlng f wi - 4 " TO arrive t then paused abruptly as Penfleld !ad vanced. - ' . -'''. ' ir ! f-4Mr. i Browning" Jack : f stopped t!:drt iandi. stared) with -unbelieving'. nm none Fon nrj.TABT.r, iieiichaiidise at DSIISSLIJIT G PHICIT3. THH BEST GIFTS FOE Xjr AHI3 GIFTS THAT; AIIE UOSFUT HEEE AEl vkI 1 A ,-cycs. ,lTia gir laughed softly -and there rTrcl'Joylia her.eyes as she raised them aiid. drboblng ber " parcels'- to the table and 'extending both ' gloved little bands:"1 -f - 5-r V'.. CUGGESTIOITS FOE USEFUL GIFTS : . ... v.fv ' 1 ra 1 m W ' r4 IP! :H B pis "From .the Bar T." " he ' replied: la conically holding jier bands firnaly la bisrgreat 'brown ipaSxxuij" iCf V IplalnriwhyVyotiiaifhera5bft all $ktpsd 1 5eh rculridiajvthe tzzzz la Montana,- andiIjr?3C3 agaia th .country bmejpf.imygcoustasyvand you caliAjnei BIlC 'BrowningH' ,sheicsld, withUrawinger Hands rand xemotiag ne nea yy cioax toai ea.y.eiojcu utx. '-yaa iepecto4r5ti3toph 'lig Tj'was diiMz'x&itt1$fas tin. 'SurprisiedTwheiyott-'-eiC I ' ' J rLkm)(6hxisc5hetDrawnirg she idi.'Eaueil& yp5n'tdate toc.teUi.iae that yo did (notJaiowATr45 1 , "'I didn't knbwit,',bVaditte4hum- ,bly knew you ,as. Kitty rown" rtt? "And scr you did not know yoxt' were waltmg f or me? she -said- musingly, drawing hearer the? fife; and: holding her hands to thejeomforting warmth,: o!ve been waiting for you ever since .you left, the ranges, , Kitty,' "he, said gravely. " ! .'1.1' She turned away : suddenly? and her voice shobk'sllghtly'as" she replied, "I told you that you must not V' ;- :i 1 a 1 cannot help it Kitty. You' must know" he began..; drawing nearer to her' 'i - ' 'J S .. t.n-'CE.C -.- ' : You--may4ielp me -distribute! my gifts' -she said quickly, recovering her composure," "and while -.we are filling the. stockings you Thust tell me how "you. came' to" make' the'mlstakein my name and why -you, Instead of my af-f Xectiopate cousins, are waiting for me t , - . !, ack'WhSstoV'wWW tributed 'the --parcels "she had brqught among the limp Stocktons. - There was even a gift for the capacious sock; that "representedTT5Ii"Hjfe6ny Christmas. ii1. haye toothm'fQTJjrours, Mr. Pen fi.e7d,jth:saidr, regretfully j purveying the remaining empty sock. s9rtttHIeolesayffi had changedyouromind"--) he began. ; "But I haven't cnged- my , mind, she murmured falntiy.1 ' ' ; Arelrotrsurer'he- mslstedr f Your Wml TT!trirj:iiefTad ; von when ' Ton came into this room.- You WEBlj gladill to the Bar T with me in the spring,; I She- heslUted. 'Ob, -there-4s- Some-1 T ctfcing iinc the sock, she said evasively, I ,3 . nd hefsteppedl forward and; thrust- I J I lng a hand' into the toe. brought forth asmallcard,-whlcit;she, extended to- BEAU sun? COATS BEAE SEUT CAPS, BABY SWEATEES, BABY SACQUESj BABY FUE SETS, V .if ,..,;, 'Vi,.'., . ? . TJIIDEETTIIAII A1ID CII0E3. !4 Missei ' ': " - SKIRTS. TTTTiTiTTiEIlYt DEES3 GOOpS, GLOVES, HAHDEEECnrEFO, SCAEFC, OHA7LS, PTOSES, TOBOGGiE (DS9 Meini' aimcDl Ibovs ward Penfleld. vjtj.; . Be took it and glanced at the oppo site "side, fie uttered aii exclamation of surprise. Then be held it but to her.-. :;..rj0',-?: i-n vl-i? She .topk It reluctetiyAs she look ed a warm.flushspread 6yerher face, and she cried impulsively , "Why. ithaf s It-was a-snapshot of -the master of the Bar, T ranch, standing in the cor- VaV surrounded by hundreds of horned cattle. . , v -"jJia . you-taseinai 'picture, nivcjr a&ked-Jack-fiagerly. . .r She. nodded shamefacedly.- ; V . ? ' " " ""How did It get Intthererhe asked. witha puzzledlook.it ' . C A :merry;;Tpice .galled - from ,the door- .way:, yjcXounoit.onftne nporoi your 'room, Cnristo-perJKit;J carefully! wrap- ped in - tissue paper, arxer lyou went home at Thankseivins: .Of course I renneid wnen ne ar- and-;andT: wanted Uderf afiUo v happien on -and for the 'first time happened. 7And that's Christmas both P' child r murmured Jack "DID -TOTT TiLKE THAT; PICTUBE, KITTY rJ. I . -' 1 "" ' ' ici mot looted amused: rthere was an wcasiona tioKiewA icis-, eastern, mry.swauowea, ueruy. "c i recognizea Air. '.,, ftv .. -.i w .t.-,, rrrom) the' highway which- pro-;vh&A not kedfdi' headdress.' but"asfrivedvesterdatr rinf.pa oraistress. i-TC:i : hdaimed that belated Christmas' shop . - rtvhAfoTMdnit. fl -Ders. were venturing out. r i J tumir claimed 'the land; -aha the broaa. cbjistmasreve: - -.cn", rolled Alice.' with evident LriAnflAidtamoT,;itI liin' and distant 'angc chan color m my lif it. has' ' J;;frnfu vtVe will hbt slt 1 un-the ;f -rhft rfrl he loved., ; Jt stood on under : her bard.vcold (touch. ; he grew 1 alt 'except 'merrr i? ihVicAu fthrt nnwWiin; VvL wki fi-armxT iniiVeritieiaesacanddfmallyr, to! December be '.Bless the rf'C.rrr.vr - CLOTHTIIG, ' ' V... .. SHIRTS, NECKWEAR, HATS, .'i.'' HAITDKERCHIEFS, f t - ' S '" CAPS, AHD SUSPEIIDERS. One of us will hear the bell and. ;,come j! porirayed5 a. girl & dWAaitrwithettfahged this faffalrs, aaidleavtog happUy,- gathering the. abashed1 Chris- I rpne arm thrown " Wr thiSeckloS orelrcnargejoreax rx oui- topner inio on arms. t , , to! sit':u3 riiOTSe,V-wnosSti6se?- muxebV0h3lhe had coniet9,Ner Yprkto find "That's what I say, too,' she, whls- Waia ' lii.WAwRhW wiA :wideieved.isoft fea- Kitty Brown. He badbeentpo proua pered sortry. --, L-was abQuttovTPJWteer U7-a-htrxratt. tn tdm.said4-Jack. in a wakeful-mood tonight" -v fit i.i0 faredilti; .'with' ifiai chair parted ia tha And . reserve to ask ror .lnrormauon Latimer , anxiously whJ , "tfpj tt tyaiivFmi&tFenntiaJz imttea'bT') broea reit nat. , trom ner inenas, xne iarj?,r i wot! tns:Knrutmas saint; "Hi tier round -chin ss riltteaaDove .tne quest Tor tne girx; ne iotmx- niQcrii iTfinerpresentirBtiie spixit. jaunted ner.eaeenyA -vrftiKr : J rfrrtK n i.r.-Asnar; 'of .r&er ' .wmM jiiouse, .ana -auw nopeie.v.-iuei --uuaM Oh: motherl hstntimfssUtUPrifihi" Intrv tha cratro-cf herihat' to Ithpl in-tit)onbi3- Cousin rDickr.Mason, 1 4 w 'I Jin "ttvfiSTftrtd'ah carried ' Chris afterwatdblat .nl eoiDmehfc'vof life, fcisaltu1 ?ahd?laye.r forJtheolidays:.to cthe ccountry xu- 4iiV ft'Aj-v.!) Y!V nofrtTA 1 Ji J?TTi,HifTffn?j:f!''t nnwwltK .thI first 1 clew to, KittT J for hours Tet;ar.i-rctttriy be 'waltrfi'C itCthcr'eAv.rr.ri?tkaw ttrtnga fCtaring, Imr MJbeace. - H6 j dropped l January Jones, the , millionaire who , I rmmer , of Goldfleld, -apropos "cf I Christ- him off imaa. 1 : was in .a' iewelrv' shoD last home I January, and something 1 that took was. re thefethowemaTthffrwitb too Brown i tristTT of us WeCirlitmas feDirit is not t-..rr . -v . . -. . .....- ..... . '.-1 iiciU4Uof tr- Brcpsrconw vxa.was --xaixnrg to tne arness of proprietor. One of the clerks, stepped i i j Chris wUKbdWWl irtiOOra 'r:-:ir3C!3 tltoWHI tm? WTOi taat np exciteaiy, ma eyes peiung witn - .g7ayU14er vXpesn't 1 u '-3rr? -Trr-haIia.ihUVpuld Tby&opnofytig-sal1 , ) k': :;:' , 'caite falr to CttztiXlzsJ. .rC;4.? 4 greeted -chhtiSt ;ciml tlat-houta :;CiypboHXTe ma " TttrTt.Svt'may 'tr-.' 'J:4ly tZ& lizrtlS-tty-swU jacthftjy, " tkije teethe lfaTsraa a . lady. 'tit betweaa yc 'tr".rr I 'J Utfl-t&& fet iS:tS wanb a4 solitaire just lie.'ttii na sha ' cr!;arJ r4-tU- f rt':irwtHf -vvf tb:L .rc:rneli alcJghbeaa w-Cha:thtoki lt.n-fca to 1 ailiii-" an?ai. Ill Gizi; VOl- ly LaXcbr a ilrfc; tha faintouJ-cf-na-- vattrsrlcsa.sll ; ' r ,: j : - 'UftSferls'caittf jVefiHvLtE bii'tqaHgxri at -thecrP'LIis ' friWnf'fS -Xcrth d!LT?eier tas Case, csll Urr-t -f-ryeahwaiJirocrthafctsa Cfa'of "to feliic tSfrrci egiiirs stein-, da key t Hey'o.n) J, ,19 -fcta3 ikz POSTAL CARD 4M-J5TJIIS? THE PRETTffiST j SUAS POST. CARDS; AT lc. nALL KOTS 0? , X4t4 y 4.14 i'4.vU vZ.Ci. . U-4A. 7 t " ; ALL E3ITD3 OP GLOVES AHD PiSaTCY HOSE. imer. ; 1 thought it nest rcr mm to ea there in 'case tha train should arrive . earlier than expected.-.'-"-- :.V;.;: -4'- ; b "It's not a partlcularlr bad zizt, 'Mrs. Latimer." said Penfleld rear;r ths plsius, tne ires air 01 sicnissa. gtr, wham .na. caa eamcsa zorgcuca. cau caw.- . 1 - - -.:-." - where be was king on his own ranch, Tha hall door closed ssftly, and then 1 Dcnt waste any time en her. -'TLa ta the ' .ovefcivilized '-. east, whera '. to tha ". doar of tha ' library - was . pushed ring she bas-on la' a Christinas precast, elmple " hearted . Jack Penfleld God . gotly cpea" and' a slim, dark' clad- fig-' gxd she 'only ..wants t5 find'eat what IX ctemed shut up in the stuffy brick ere. with arms trimming over with czztr m and stone churches. In the wild free packac-- clipped into lis room and 3 is' -En1S :' Se s " r.