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PRISON SUIT WON
BY FORMER WARDEN
State Owes Frank Conley $558 In Lieu
Os $330,000 It Sought, Judge
Horsky Rules
Helena.—A complete victory for
Frank Conley, former warden of the
Montana penitentiary, who was sued
by the state for an accounting after
he had been replaced by Gov. J. M.
Dixon in April, 1921, was contained in
the opinion and ruling handed down
Monday morning by Judge A. J. Hor
sky of the district court in Helena.
The'decision was a complete exoner
ation of the members of all prison
boards from 1908 to 1921, and their
actions.
Conley was favored on all causes of
action brought by the state except the
fourteenth, on which the state Is al
lowed $65.12. Conlej’ lost on all h’s
counterclaims except the eighth and
ninth, on which he was allowed $023.18,
which will offset the amount of the
claim allowed the state, giving a settle
ment of $558.06 due to Conley from the
state.
In the second cause of action against
Conley, relating to the Valiton ranch
In Powell county, which Conley de
clared he bought for the state and for
which he held the title in escrow until
the state should pay him, the state was
given opportunity until March 15, 1923,
to take over the land and equipment on
payment of the amounts invested In
them by Conley.
MONTANA’S DEATH RATE
LOWEST IN 1921, SURVEY SHOWS
Washington.—Figures for practically
all states within the death registra
tion area of the country, as announced
recently by the census bureau, reflect
the decreased death rate for the total
area in 1924, as compard with the pre
ceding year.
Os the adjusted rates figured on the
differences In the sex and age dis
tribution of the population in the va
rious states, Montana showed the low
est, 8.8 per 1,000 population, and Mas
sachusetts the highest, 13.4. For cities
of 100,000 or more population the low
est adjusted rate, 9.2, was reported for
Akron, Ohio, while a rate of 19 for
Memphis was the highest.
Oklahoma Head to Face Trial
Ada, Okla.—Gov. J. B. A. Robertson
of Oklahoma will go to trial on a
charge of bribery in district court here
December 12.
Date for the trial was set here by
Special Judge Thomas A. Edwards
after he had overruled a demurrer to
the indictment against the executive,
and defense attorneys had announced
their desire for an immediate trial.
A motion to quash the indictment
which, it had been indicated, was held
In reserve by the governor’s counsel,
was not presented, his attorneys an
nouncing that they did not wish to con
sume the time in taking testimony but
preferred to rush the case.
Seven Is Toll of Blast
Albuquerque. N. M.—The list of
dead in the explosion of mine No. 4
of the Albuquerque-Corrillos Coal com
pany at Madrid, N. M., about 50 miles
north and east of here, remained at
seven, but the number of Injured was
reduced from about 30 to 13. Only 20
men were in the mine nt the time of
the explosion and all either were killed
or injured, officials of the company de
clared.
A check-up made shows that all the
men who were in the mine have been
accounted for. The cause of the ex
plosion has not been determined.
Middle States Enters Wyoming
Casper. Wyo.— That the Middle
States Oil corporation, one of the large
est operating companies of the mid
continent fields, will enter the Wy
oming industry in the near future on a
scale of magnitude is practically an
assured fact and negotiations are now
pending for producing acreage in Salt
Creek and other fields.
Mrs. Phillips Gets 10 Years
Los Angeles.—Mrs. Clara Phillips,
convicted of murder in the second de
gree for killing Mrs. Alberta Meadows
with a hammer, was sentenced to serve
from 10 years to life In the state prison
at San Quentin. A 10-day stay was
asked to permit her attorneys to for
mulate an appeal from the Judgment
and sentence.
Poison Booze Kills Private
Cheyenne, Wyo. Private Fred
Wolfe, of the hospital corps, Is dead nt
Fort D. A. Russel, and two other sol
diers are in the hospital In serious
condition as the result, it Is said, of
drinking poisoned liquor.
Steamers Collide
Buenos Aires, Argentina.—Thirty
four lives were lost in a collision re
cently between p launch and a ferry
boat in the Parana river near Zarate,
northwest of Buenos Aires.
Senate G. O. P. Meets Defeat
Washington.—Administration forces
In the senate lost the first major legis
lative contest of the extra session re
cently when Democrats and Progres
sive Republicans united to re-commit
the resolution authorizing a loan of
$5,000,000 to Liberia.
Mias MacSwlney la Freed
Dublin.—Miss Mary McSwiney, who
has been hunger striking in Mount Joy
prison, was released Monday. Her re
lease came on the twenty-third day of
her hunger strike.
PLANS TO SEIZE
RUHR REGION
READY TO MOVE TROOPS IN 24
HOURS IF BERLIN MISSES
NEXT INSTALLMENT
NEAR EAST TRAGEDY LOOMS
American Destroyers Patrolling Med
iterranean and Black Sea Coast
Send Out S. O. S. Calls for
250,000 Christians
Paris. —A plan for direct action by
France as a solution of the reparations
question was submitted recently to the
cabinet meeting in the Elysee palace,
with President Millerand presiding.
The plan provides for seizure of the
state coal mines and collection of the
export taxes in the Ruhr district, to
gether with absolute control of that
section of the Rhineland now occupied
by the French military.
Paris.—The intention of France to
“pay herself’’ In Germany came before
a full meeting of the cabinet. There
no longer is much faith here in any
Inter-allied solution of the reparations
question, even though the Brussels
conference is held.
Marshal Foch and Major General
Bunt, the French chief of staff, are
understood to have told President
Millerand and Premier Poincare at the
meeting that a plan for extending the
military occupation of the right bank
of the Rhine had been prepared with
the utmost care, and that it could be
executed with 24 hours’ notice.
Refugees Crowding U. S. Ships
Constantinople. Another human
tragedy that promises to rival the
Smyrna fire is developing in northern
Asia Minor. The tide of 250.000
Christian inhabitants is sweeping in
full flood to the fringes of the Black
sea and the Mediterranean. These
refugees are clamoring to be saved.
The American naval base at Constan
tinople is deluged with S. O. S. calls
from the flotilla of American destroy
ers patrollng the Mediterranean and
Black sea coast of Asia Minor, which
are crowded with Christians fleeing
from the Turk.
Six Face Firing Squad
Athens, Greece. —The six former cab
inet officers and army officials con
victed of high treason in connection
with the Greek military disaster in
Asia Minor have been executed. The
execution of the condemned men was
by shooting.
The men executed were: Former
Premiers Gounaris, Protopapndakis
and Stratos; M. Theotokis, former war
minister; M. Baitazzis, holder of port
folios in several former cabinets, and
General Hadjanestls, commander of
the Greek forces at the time of the
Asia Minor military disaster.
Radium Price Cut $50,000
Denver. —Radium has dropped $50.-
000 a gram in price, and the Standard
Chemical company has been forced to
close its carnotite properties in Para
dox valley, in western Montrose coun
ty, Colorado, throwing 250 men out of
work, according to an announcement
made by officials of the company here.
Discovery of vast deposits of pitch
blend In the Belgian Congo Is said to
he responsible for the decrease in price
of radium, which is said to sell for
$70,000 a gram now, compared with
$120,000 a gram formerly.
Arrest McAdoo for Speeding
Fresno, Cal. —W. G. McAdoo of Los
Angeles, former secretary of the treas
ury, was arrested in Tulare county re
cently and cited to appear before
Judge J. S. Clack to answer a charge
of speeding at the rate of 51 miles an
hour. Judge Clack has the reputation
of jailing drivers caught exceeding 50
miles in Tulare county.
Lasting Peace Is “Blind Hope”
Minneapolis, Minn.—An appeal to
the nation to “look cold, hard facts in
the face and not forget our obligations
In the blind hope that we may not
again engage in armed conflict,”
marked an address delivered here by
General Pershing under the auspices
of the American Defense society.
Abandons Rail Legislation
Washington.—Chairman Cummins of
the senate interstate commerce com
mittee says that he has abandoned
plans for railroad legislation this win
ter and will not introduce his proposed
hill for amendment of the Esch-Cuin
mlns transportation act until the next
congress.
Avert Building Tleup
New York.—The Lockwood legisla
tive committee averted a threatened
tleup of building operations In the
Metropolitan area and idleness among
100,000 laborers by negotiating a truce
between building employes and union
workers.
Harding honors Irvin S. Cobb
New York.—President Harding* has
granted a commission ns major in the
military Intelligence division of the
officers’ reserve corps to Irvin S. Cobb,
writer and author, as a reward for his
work during the World war.
Woo Canadians Home
Ottawa, Ont.—Efforts to persuade
Canadians In the United States to re
turn to their home|land will be included
In an extensive (American drive, ac
cording to reports from Minister
Jtewa rt.
HAYWOOD’S COLONY
IS GHASTLY FAILURE
Two Former Washington Residents
Who Invested Money in Commun
ist Project Tell Story at Riga
Riga.—Joseph Krajewski ami Otto
Nemitz, nat tralized Americans from
the state of Washington, who have Just
arrived In Riga, brought with them a
story of the sufferings of Americans
who went to Siberia in July as mem
bers of “Big Bill’’ Haywood’s autono
mous Industrial colony called “Kuz
bas,’’ with headquarters at Kemerovo,
Überla.
Krajewski and Nemitz stated that
hey had been attracted to the Kuzbas
'reposition by its alluring literature.
'Tach person, they said, paid S3OO en
-ance fee. furnished th' lr own trans
‘ortatlon end bought their own food,
n return, they were allotted a tent and
•ermitted to labor in the coal mines on
prof’-sharlng basis. •
The experiment wns a terrible fail
're, the men asserted. There were no
rofits to divide. The colony, conslst
ng of 400 persons, half of whom were
vomen and children, was in a deplor
»hlo situation. Its me nbers all lacked
he monev with which to return to the
United States. Sanitary conditions
ere described as awful. Food was
<hort and there was much sickness,
'(ore than half the men and a majority
•f the women and children were In
apacltated. One American woman
•nmmitted suicide through despair.
’"lfty of the colonists had departed, but
he remainder were stranded.
HARDING PLEA TO AID
TRADE WINS 208 TO 184
Washington. The administration
;hip subsidy bill, to extend government
•id to American shipping, wns passed
■<y the house. The vote on final pas
sage was 208 to 184, with two voting
nresent
The house eliminated from the bill
‘he Edmonds amendment relating to
he sale of liquor on American ships,
hereby striking out of the measure nil
-eference to liquor-carrying or selling.
A Democratic motion to recommit
‘he bill wns defeated 215 to 172, after
which the house began a roll call vote
■>n the bill’s passage.
Immediately after passage of the
ill by the house, Chairman Jones of
he senate commerce committee called
i meeting of his com ml (tee to be held
: n the near future to h-g-n its consider
ation. and expressed the belief that
Httle time would be needed by the
•om-mlttee with prospects of a speedy
presentation of the bill to the senate.
Approximately 70 Republicans voted
against the bill and four Democrats
voted for It.
Burch Jury Again Disagrees
Los Angeles.—The jury in the third
trial of Arthur C. Burch for the murder
of J. Belton Kennedy—eight women
and four men—after being out 30 hours
and 15 minutes, reported to Judge John
W. Shenk that it wns hopelessly dead
locked and was discharged.
The jury stood 7 to 5. the foreman
announced to Judge Shenk. After
court adjourned, the Jurors stated that
seven were for acquittal and five for
conviction. The third trial of Madalyne
Obonchain, Burch’s co-defendant, was
set to begin soon, but indications are
It will be postponed, because her at
torneys are engaged in another case.
Teacher Saves 40 Tots From Fire
Covington, Ga.—Two dead and 38 in
jured wns the toll taken in the burning
of the High Point counmunlty school
house near here, when the structure,
In which 99 children were engaged In
studies, wns destroyed by fire. A care
ful check showed that all the others
had been accounted for and identified.
These pupils were in the room of
Mrs. Oscar Grant, who heroically stood
by the window and dropped 40 children
to the ground before the floor of her
room gave way and she was engulfed
in flames. She was unable to save
two boys, who were lost In the smoke.
Couzens Is Newberry’s Successor
Lansing, Mich. Mayor James
Couzens of Detroit, has been appointed
by Gov. Alexander J. Groesbeck ns
United States senator from Michigan
to fill the unexpired term of former
Senator Truman H. Newberry, who re
signed. Mayor Couzens has accepted
the appointment, the governor said.
The governor announced Mr. Couzens,
who has gained nationwide prominence
through his municipal railway venture
In Detroit, would take his seat in the
senate as soon as his Detroit affairs
could be arranged.
Commission Is Handicapped
Helena.—Failure of coinmerlcial or
ganizations of Montana to respond to
the request of the state railroad com
mission for data on which to base its
fight Increased express rates is handi
capping the commission In its prepara
tions, according to Chairman Lee Den
nis of that body.
Oil Freeze-out Charge Dismissed
Cheyenne, Wyo.—Charges that mem
bers of the so-called Standard Oil group
had conspired to freeze out the min
ority stockholders in the Bair Oil com
pany, a subsidiary, have been dis
missed here.
Women Are Leaving Farms
Washington.—Larger numbers of
women rhan men are leaving the farms
In search of more lucerative field of
endeavor, the census bureau says, bas
ing its statement on an analysis of the
1920 census statistics.
LATE NEWS
I rctn Aii Over
WYOMING
Charles H Hill, state commissioner
ut iiuuiigrution, was umung the speak
ers at the first annual Wyoming Potu
to Show Ueia at Torrlugton, Nov. 22.
23 aud 24. He discussed ••Future le
tuto Shows ot Wyoming.”
Edward Gal lagos ot Casper Is suf
teiing from a painful wound In the
right hand lr.fi.cted when a revolver
which he pulled from a holster wjiil
out hunting tell to the ground and was
discharged. The bullet mutilated his
hand.
Henry Havk, alias W. C. Conway,
arrested in Casper tor complicity in
numerous auto thefts, as recoyered
from bullet wounds from which he was
suilering i. the lime tie wus taken in
to custody and has been removed to
the Jail frov. the county hospital.
Goshen county Is preparing to insti
tute a suit l test the validity of sol-
Jiers lux exemption law passed by the
last Legislature. Ex-service men re
siding in the county also plan to In
stitute action to test the law. The
soldiers’ exemption is not being al
lowed by Goshen county tills year.
A committee made up of prominent
sportsmen .ms picked a mythical L
representative Wyoming high school
eleven. Three each of Casper and
Douglas players are chosen. Two are
named for Cheyenne und a pair for
Sheridan's eleven, the remaining num
ber selected being of the Laramie
team.
Chartering of a special car to Chey
enne for transportation of law violat
ors facing trial in the United States
District Court there will shortly be
necessary if ttr Natrona county Jail at
Casper is to receive any more prison
ers. Those now being held Include al
leged violators of the drug, liquor and
auto theft statutes.
Petitions asking the recall of Mayor
Charles W. Sheldon und City Commis
sioners Archie McCarty and H. Allen
Floyd, charging that they have been
“Incompetent in their duties and have
fulled to understand, handle and man
age municipal affairs in a competent
and in a legal manner,’’ are being cir
uuiuted in Sheridan.
Elk, usually considered creatures of
the untamed wild, are in reality so
tame us to be a positive menace, ac
cording to A. B. Ennis, whose ranch
Is on Big Goose creek, near Sheridan.
Ennis appealed to George Street, gume
warden, to .uve him from threatened
ravages upon his corn patch by a band
of 75 to 10C elk.
A force of surveyors of the Sinclair
Pipe Line Company of Tulsa, Okia., Is
making its headquarters In Guernsey.
The men are running the preliminary
survey for the pipe line from the Tea
pot structure to Kansas City. The pipe
line will come through Guernsey, fol
lowing the Platte river across Wyom
ing for a good portion of Hie dist nee.
At the weekly luncheon of the Lions
Club it was decided to take active
steps at once looking to the staging of
a “Mid-Winter Fair” tn Pine Bluffs, to
be held probably In January. A poul
try show, corn show, potato show, will
be combined In one fair, and probably
there will be prizes for the best loaf
of bread, can of jelly, and for various
other articles that the housewife takes
pride In mukii g.
A time freight train, manned by
Conductor C. E. Peters and Engineer
R. B. Bettis, derailed seven cars of
stock two miles east of Clearmont, due
to a draw bar dropping down on the
seventeenth car from engine, derailing
seven cars r* p*'«ck and totally destroy
ing three cars, killing about thirty
head of cattle i nd releasing 160 more.
Property damage is estimated to be us
follows: True’’, $125; equipment, $2,-
800; stock, $1,200.
Ben Bishop, aged 23 years, was
smothered .o death on the road to the
Bolton Creek oil field, about twenty
four miles southwest of Casper, when
the giant truck, loaded with oil sup
plies, slipped off the road and turned
over on him in the ditch.
The mopt liberal paymaster In Wyo
ming was F. W. Thomas, cashier at the
sugar factory, when he mailed out to
the beet growing farmers of the lx>v
eil factory territory $151,000 for beets
delivered from Oct. 15 to Nov. 15. Ton
nage was especially good this year and
the farmers wore u broad smile as they
received their cnecks, even though It
required mo A the amount to liquid
ate accumulated Indebtedness. It wus
one big pay day of the year.
An unofficial statement compiled
from official returns received at the
office of the secretary of state shows
that the Seventeenth Wyoming Legis
lature will consist of twenty Republic
an and five De. locratlc senators, with
one seat In doubt between tne Demo
cratic and Republican candidates In
the recent lection, and thirty-seven
Republican anC twenty-twi. Democrat
ic representatives, with one seat In the
House In doubt between the Repub
lican und Democratic cundldutes.
There has teen strenuous shipping
at the O. 8. L.** largest freight ship
ping jMint on Its entire system—the
little town rs opal, n few miles en:: of
Kemmeivr, says the Republican. This
(llstlnction pro 1 ably Is not held by my
town, on any railroad, the size of Opal
in the United Slates.
Superintendent Frank Cook of the
Stale Fish Hatchery Laramie has
received 20 eyed Sllverslde trout
•*ggs from Tu'uunn. Wash., the firs
•hipment of eggt to be received In Lar
amie this fall und the first ever i
reived (or hutching of that variety.
The
Christmas a
Christopher 0. Hazard
Copyrldht 1922
w ®st«r n Nok'spapar Union
WT WAS not a very cheerful
boy that wus ,ooking out
A ( M the window at what little
Jfl. dirty ice the winter thaw
had left upon the hill in
J front of the house. Through
the fine coasting days he
iad heard the happy noise of the
deddlDg while the doctor had said
;hat he could not go out and Join in
t, and now, though he might soon be
>ut of doors again, there wus no surety
>f as good a hill again and small pros
»ect of sport.
It wasn’t a very cheerful house,
dther. Mr. Bondage was a chalnmak
»r, and when he came home from his
iron works he always seemed to bring
ds business with him. The house of
Bondage wus big and strong, but It
.vas hard, and still, and dark, and to>>
»rderly. From the outside it looked
ike a fort, and Inside, the chairs stood
it attention, like soldiers. The par
lor was. a solemn place, where the
-itlff furniture was seldom prevented
from looking at itself in the gilded
nirror. The dining room didn’t get
he sun until towards evening, when
he motto, “Be Good and You Will Be
Happy” could be as plainly seen as
the one on the opposite wall, “Chil
dren Should Be Seen but Not Heard.”
When the boy put on his hated bib
there, it exhorted him with, “Don’t Eat
Too Much.” '
Chained to the front porch was an
Iron dog, whose fixed and ferocious
■marl was a standing Insult to all the
village dogs that could get through
the iron fence to dispute with him.
There was some fun about the place;
t was when a surprised dog retired
from the attack with u new respect for
the tough guardian of the Bondage in
terests. Even tlie iron-clad knight In
the front hall seemed to laugh through
his visor then.
Besides all this. Ishmael had had no
Christmas. Mr. Bondage did not be
leve in Christmas; to him Santa
Claus was a foolish imagination and
t hurtful superstition. He had Joined
‘The Society for the Prevention of
Useless Giving,” and was glad to be
•ailed a Spug. On December 25th he
had presented to his son a picture of
himself, standing In front of his office
with the scowl upon his face that rep
resented his idea of the expression of
greatness, but the only comfort of the
day for the boy had been the sweet
contents of the small package that bls
mother had smuggled into his room
Just before daylight.
But Ishmael Bondage had an Aunt
Sarah! And Aunt Sarah had the
pleasantest home in the country. It
ivas a low. wide, rambling old house,
in the midst of the trees and hugged
ay the climbing vines that loved it.
There wasn’t a place in It too good to
be used and In its snowy whiteness It
seemed to shine out upon the fenceless
grounds with an Invitation to the hos
pitality of its gardens nnd the good
(r M
kt-
Aunt Sarah Carried Ishmael Off.
cheer of Itu friendly owners. That
was the bright spot for Ishmael. When
he went out there bls aunt would bang
Ids Fauntleroy suit up In the closet
and give him a leather suit that could
not be torn and tell him to go It. He
could eat without a bib and there was
not a motto In sight. By the time that
vacation was over he was a real boy.
The other boys stopped calling him
“Sissy” and no longer asked him If
Ids mother knew he was out. Indeed,
he up and thrashed a bullying boy who
had knocked over one of bls compan
ions who was about half his size. Af
ter this there was nothing that he
could not have among his crowd. So.
every vacation sent a prim but Joyful
hoy to Aunt Sarah and closed with a
more robust but rather dejected one on
his way home,
But Aunt Sijrab also had a mind of
her own. She had so much mind that
she had concluded that winter to go
ind give Benjamin Bondage a piece
It. She considered Ishmael’s state
and situation nnd resolved to give his
father "■ good talking to.” When she
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1922.
appeared Mr. Bondage felt that bls
time had probably come. When she
had finished he knew It had. She told
him that he had forgotten that he
was ever a boy. If, Indeed, he hud ever
been one', that he had made himself
Into an Iron man, that he was blind
eyed and hard-hearted, that he seemed
determined to fasten all bls chains up
on Ishmael and make bls son as stiff
and cold as an Icicle.
Mrs. Bondage, behind the door, ex
pected her husband to object In loud
and angry tones, but, to her astonish
ment, be was silent. He seemed to
remember an old motto, "Discretion
Is the Better Part of Valor,” profitably,
nnd did not Interfere, even when Aunt
Sarah, flushed, but triumphant, carried
Ishmael off.
There was some winter play left and
to come at Sweetfleld, but Aunt Sarah
wasn’t satisfied as easily as that, for
she had made up the rest of her mind
Into an Idea that Ishmael should have
the Christmas that he hadn't had, af
ter all. It wasn’t much of a Christmas
day when the belated Christmas tree
blossomed and bore fruit, but It was a
fine tree. The snow and Ice had dis
appeared and a warm wind made the
late winter seem like early spring, but
Aunt Sarah said that evergreen trees
kept Christmas all the year round, and
that every day was their day. Cer-
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"A Wonderful Pocketknife—”
lainly it wus the most interesting tree
that Ishmael had ever seen, from the
bundle at the bottom, through all the
ornaments, lights and gifts, to the mys
terious package at the top of it shone
witii kind und thoughtful love and
sparkled with merry wishes and glad
promise. They und the children from
the neighborhood who hud come to
share the Joy und the presents that
Aunt Sarah had prepared were won
dering whut would be found in that
last parcel at the top, until it wus
taken down, and then a part of the
party, at least, was surprised when the
wrapping was taken off and a wonder
ful pocketknife, beside a flrot-clast
football, conveyed merry wishes from
Mr. Bondage to his son. Aunt Surab
said afterwards that at this she near
ly “went off the handle.”
When May catne It seemed time foi
Ishmael to go home, but he was not
very happy at the prospect. Indeed,
he was rather unhappy about It. He
felt something like one un his way to
jail, and even shed tears at the
thought of leaving Sweetfield, so that
a squirrel, seeing him wiping his eyes
under a tree, exclaimed “Oh, what n
rainy boy I” but the day came and
Ishmael went.
Another surprise awaited him, how
ever, for, as he neared home und en
tered it, everything seemed changed.
The house looked sunny and pleasant
in its new colors, the fence hud disup
peared, the iron dog had been moved
to the barn, and the mailed knight hud
gone down to the ironworks to be
turned into plowshares.
When Mr. Bondage went out to
Sweetfleld to visit his sister and to
report upon Ishmael’s progress, Aunt
Surah had her reward. “It Is all yom
doing. Sarah,” said he. “I needed
someone to show me up to myself."
“Well, brother,” said Aunt Sarah, “A
Stitch in Time Saves Nine," us the
proverb has it, and you certainly will
be proud of our boy yet, as proud ol
him as I am of my big, new brother.' /
When December came blustering
around again and brought Santa Claui
and all his loud of love and jollity
there wns no place that more warmly
welcomed him than Mount Freedom,
as Mr. Bondage’s home had come to
be called, and of all the happy Christ
inas parties of that year, none wns
fuller of mirdi and good cheer than
the one at Mount Freedom. They
danced about the tree and under the
motto that hung from the top of il
with its message of good will to every
body, the football was kicked all ovei
the floor and they shouted in thelt
glee. The squeaking toys, the tooting
whistles, the happy songs, all made
the time as merry as it ought always
to be, while the gifts spoke messages
of love. '
Ishmael had prospered enough in his
studies to make a picture of Sweet 4
field. It hung over the mantel shell
Id the living room and under It he had
written, “The Home of the Greer
Christmas.” When anyone asked hl it
about it he would tell them how spring
once came In a wintry time; he wool
say th#t while Christmas comes but
once a year, it aometimes comes twice
and that whenever It comes it bring!
good cheer; but he was never able t<
make a picture of his Aunt Sarah tbs
seamed to him good enough

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