iiSmiirJKVJJIJNU DEMOCRAT. THULpttAY. DECEMBER 24. 1903.
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Although we are selling our Dolls for' 12 price we have
cut that price in two and will sell the Dolls for about
L-4 of the regular price. AllDolls worth 50c,
75c and 98c to close before Christmas,
All $1.25 for 50c each, 25c Dolls for 10c each,
3,000 FINE BOOKS, WORTH 50 CENTS OF ANYBODY'S
MONEY. TO CLOSE -
-12 1-2 CENTS EACH.
Lot of Framed Glass Covered Fancy Pictures,
regular price 25c ' 10c each
. . CHRISTMAS CANDY.
Large variety and: fresh; just arrived; 10 and 20c
a pound; worth double.
, ' 10,000 to 'be sold for less than you can bviy them
elsewhere. .; - v '
At 25c, regular price 50c '
At 10c, regular price 19c. ,
At 5c, regular price 10c. . . - ;
FANCY ARTICLES. . . 4 '
Picture Frames, Mirrors. Bon-Bon Boxes, etc,
regular price 25c 10c each
Lots of good things here. - -Figs
18 and 20c 1T
Malaga Grapes 10 and 1260 lb
Oranges ; . 15, 20, 30, 35c doz
20 lbs Fine Granulated Sugar for - ' $1.
$4.80 for 100 lbs.
Best Canned Tomatoes 8c can, $1.70 for' 2 doz
Rolled Oats 8c pkg, 1 $2.50 for 3 doz
Don't iorget the $350 Piano and $300 in money we are giving away
FREE to the one who saves the most of our duplicate sales checks.
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Copyright. M902., hjr -Tftvort toarrf TO bit,
HORPE returned to Camp One
shortly after dark. He found
there a' number of letters,
among which was one from
After commending the camping par
ty to his companion's care the young
fellow went on to say that affairs were
going badly on the board. -
"Some interest that I haven't been
able to make out yet has been ham
mering our stocks down day after
day," he wrote. "I doa't understand
it, for the Btocks are good and intrin
sically are worth more than is bid for
them right now. Some powerful con
cern Is beating them down for a pur
pose of its own. Sooner or later they
will let up, and then we'll get things
back In good shape. I am amply pro
tected now, thanks to you, and am not
at all afraid of losing my holdings.
The only difficulty is that I am unable
to predict exactly wheh the other fel
lows will decide that they have accom
plished whatever they are about, and
let up. It may not be before next year.
In tbat case I couldn't-help you out on
those notes when they come due. So
put in your best licks, old man. You
may have to pony up for a little while,
though of course sooner or later I can
put It all back. Then, you bet your
life, I keep - out of it. Lumbering's
cood enough for yours truly.
"By the way, you might shine up to
Hilda Farrand and Join the rest of the
fortune hunters. , She's got it to throw
to the birds and in her own right. Se
riously, old fellow, don't put yourself
into a false position through ignorance;
not that there is any danger to a hard
ened old woodsman like you."'
Thorpe went to the group of pines by
the pole trail the following afternoon
because he had said he would, but with
a new attitude of mind. He had come
into' contact - with the artificiality of
conventional relations, and It stiffened'
him. .. .. " ' ' .
..They sat down on a log. Hilda turn
ed to him with her graceful air of con-
;v r.te." said she.
Thorpe , in : a
"What do you.
practical tone of voice,
want me to talk about?
She shot a swift, troubled glance at
him, concluded herself mistaken and
"Tell me about what you do up here
your life all about it."
"Well," replied Thorpe formally, "we
haven't much to interest a girl like
you. It is a question of saw logs with
us." And he went on in his dryest,
most technical manner to detail the
process of manufacture. It might as
well have been bricks. '
The girl did not understand. She
was hurt. As surely as the sun tan
gled in the distant pine frond, she had
seen in his eyes a. great passion. Now
It was coldly withdrawn.
"What has happened to you?" she
asked finally out of her great sincerity.
"Me? Nothing," replied Thorpe.
A forced silence fell upon hjm. Hilda
seemed gradually to lose herself in rev
erie. After a time she said softly:
"Don't you love this woods?"
"If 8 an excellent bunch of pine," re
plied Thorpe bluntly. "It'll cut 3,000,
000 at least."
"Oh!" she cried, drawing back, her
hands pressed against the log either
side of her, her eyes wide.
After a moment she caught her breath
convulsively, and Thorpe became con
scious that she was studying him fur
tively with a quickening doubt
After that, by the mercy of God,
there was no more talk between them.
Unconsciously the first strain of oppo
sition and of hurt surprise relaxed.
Each thought vaguely his thoughts.
Then in the depths of the forest, per
haps near at hand, perhaps far away,, a
single hermit thrush began to sing. His
song was of three solemn, deep, liquid
notes, followed by a slight rhetorical
pause as of contemplation, and then de
liberately three notes more on a differ
ent key. It is the most dignified, the
most spiritual, the holiest of woods ut
terances. Combined with the evening
shadows and the warm soft air it of
fered to the heart an almost irresistible
appeal. The man's artificial antago-.
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nism modified, the woman's disen
chantment began to seem unreal.
Then subtly over and through the
Dlra song another sound became audi-
hle. At first it merely repeated the
three, notes faintly like an echo, but
with a -rich, sad undertone that brought
tears. Then timidly and still softly it
elaborated the theme, weaving In and
out through the original three the glit
ter and shimmer of a splendid web of
sound, spreading before the awakened
imagination a broad river of woods im
aginary that reflected on its surf ace all
the subtler moods of the forest.
With the first sigh of the wonder mu
sic the girl had started and caught her
Dreath at the. exquisite pleasure of It.
As it went on they both foreot everv-
thing but the harmony and each other.
"AD, beautiful !" she murmured.
"What is it?" he whispered, marvel
ing. - . ..
"A violin played by a master.", ;
j-ne Dim suddenly hushed, and at
once the strain abandoned the woods
note and took another motif. At first
It played softly in the higher notes, a
unsung, lightsome little melody that
Tlicy Bought each other's eyes.
. uuij Mumce smiio over a
full heart. Then suddenly, without
transition, it dropped to the lower reg
ister ana Degan to sob and wail In the
run viDrating power of a great pas
sion.' .. . . .
And the theme it treated was love
At last the poignant ecstasy seemed
slowly, slowly to die. Fainter, and
fainter ebbed the music. Throush it as
through a mist the solemn aloof forest
began to show to the "consciousness of
the two. They sought each other's eyes,
gently smiling. The music was very
soft and dim and sad. They leaned to
each other, with a sob; their lips met;
the music ceased.
And over behind the trees, out of the
light and the love and the beauty; lit
tie Phil huddled, his great shaggy head
bowed in his arms. Beside him lay his
violin and beside that his bow, broken.
He had snapped it across his knee
That day he had heard at last the
heart song of the violin and, uttering
it, had bestowed love., But he had that
day lost what he cared J. or most in all
the world his friend.
,Little Phil disappeared utterly, tak
ing with him his violin, but leaving his
broken bow. Thorpe has v it even to
this day. The lumberman caused
search and Inquiry on all sides. The
cripple was never heard of again.
"I caw you long ago," said Hilda to
Thorpe "long, long ago, when I was
ooite a young cirl. I had been visit
ing in . Detroit ami was oh my, way all
alone to catch an early train. You
stood on the corner thinking, tall and
straight and brown, with a weather
beaten old . hat and a weather beaten
old coat and weather beaten old moc
casins, and such a proud, clear, un
daunted look on your fade. I have re
membered you ever since."
And then he told her of the , race to
the land . office, while her eyes grew
brighter and brighter with i the epic
splendor of the story. She told -him
that she had loved him from that mo
ment, and believed her telling, while
he, the unsentimental Aeader of men,
persuaded himself and her that he had
always in some mysterious manner
carried her image prophetically, in his
heart. So much for the love of It
In the last days of the month of de
light Thorpe received a second letter
from his partner, which to some extent
awakened him to the realities.
'My dear Harry," it ran, "I have
made a startling discovery. The" other
fellow Is Morrison. I have been a blind,
stupid dolt and am caught nicely. You
can't call me any more names than I
have already called myself. ; Morrison
has been in It from the start. By an ac
cident I learned he was behind the fel
low who induced me to invest, and it Is
he who had been hammering the stock
down ever, since. ' They couldn't lick
you at your game, so they tackled me
'at : mine. I'm not the man you are,
Harry, and I've made a mess of it. Of
course their scheme Is plain enough on
the face of it They're going to involve
me so deeply that I will drag the firm
down with me. '" '
Tf you can fix It to" meet those notes,
they can't do it I have ample margin
to cover any more declines they iay be
able to bring about Don't fret about
that'. Jus .as sure as you can pay that
$60,000,' just so sure we'll be ahead of
the game' at this time next year. For
heaven's sake, get a. move on you, 'old
man. If you don't, the firm '11 bust
because she can't pay. I'll bust because
I'll have to let my stock go on. margins.
It'll be an "awful smash. But you'll get
there, so we needn't worry. I've been
an awful fool, and, I've no right to do
the getting into trouble and leave you
to the hard work of getting out again.
But as partner I'm going to insist on
your having a salary," etc.
The news aroused all Thorpe's mar-;
tlal spirit Now at last . the mystery
surrounding Morrison & Daly's unnat
ural complaisance was riven- It had
come to grapples again. He was glad
of it. He thrust the letter In his. pocket
and walked buoyantly; to the pines, v v
The two lovers sat .there, all. the after
noon drinking In . half sadly the Joy of
the forest and of being near each other.
In a week, the camping party ; would be
breaking up, and . Hilda must return to
the city.. It was uncertain when they
would be able to see each other again.
suaaeniy the gin DroKe ore -ana, put
her fingers to her lips. For some time
dimly an Intermittent and faint sounds
had been felt rather, than actually
heard, like the irregular f muffled beat
ing of a. heart Gradually it had insist
ed on the attention.
"What is it?", she asked.
Thorpe listened. Then his face lit
mightily with the joy of battle.
"My aimen," he cried. "Theytare
cutting the road."
A faint rill echoed. Then without
warning nearer at hand, and the sharp
ring of an ax sounded through the for
I TO BE CONTm VKU.J
Chance to TaKfi
On Flesh. Maybe!
'IS Wife-He threw himself at her
feet, metaphorically speaking.
- Her Husband And she walk
ed all over him, in good plain English.
Mrs. Tatlei They say the Longreens
have thrown themselves Into society
heart and soul.
Mrs. Prattler Oh, yes, and the fall
has been very heavy. ;
Mrs. G. I know Mrs, Scarum's hus
band is a thief!
Mr. G Can you prove it?
"Of course I can. I saw him stealintt
through his window at 2 o'clock this
'They say he's a fellow of Infinite
4Oh, yes! He can run an automobile
and look happy."
The Medical Man You see the young
woman of today objects to having her
The Jester That's true. She can't
bare It, I suppose. .Yonkers Herald.
A Bunch of Lively Items From
the Pen of & Hustling Editor
CCopyriglit, 1903. by C. B. Lewis.
HEN Jim Carew started for
Montana-last spring we of
f ered to bet him five to one
that he would be hung in
side of three months. He ought to havi
taken the bet, as he lasted ten daya
over that time.
Radium In Utah Ore.
The rare element in the mineral king
dom known as radium, the quoted price
of which is $2,721,000 .a pound, has
been discovered to exist In "carnolite,"
a newly discovered ore In Utah, says
the New York Press. The discovery
was made by Professor Alexander
Hamilton Phillips, assistant professor
of mineralogy, who found it possible
to obtain from twenty-five pounds of
carnolite a Sample of- radium that
shows about 1,500 activity as compared
with 7,000 activity in the element ob
tained from European ores. This being
a little less than one-sixth in activity,
makes a corresponding, reduction In (
price, so that the Utah, radium can be
had for; the. present: at 'the barsrain fig
ure of $430,000; a; pound . . v
We would again call the attention of
the . theatrical people to the fact that
the owner of -the Opera House here
(who is ourself) is also mayor (who is
ourself) of the town and has the grant
ing or refusal of licenses. The editor
of the Kicker (who Is ourself) would,
therefore, suggest a liberal display -of
fraternal courtesy In the matter . of
leaving complimentary tickets at the
office. We do not seek to dictate. We
simply throw, out a suggestion which
is all clear hay and weighs a. hundred
and fifty pounds to the bale. .
We are much obliged to our friends
over at Lone Tree and must commend
them for their zeal and enthusiasm in
our behalf. - They did quite right in
hanging a man the other day who
claimed to be authorized to take sub
scriptions for the Kicker. Any time a
stranger appears in any community in
the west and claims to be authorized
to take subscriptions for. this paper he
can be set down as a fraud and tteated
accordingly. If the boys are' put to
any extra expense in such cases dig
ging a grave In clay soil, buying a rope,
etc. they will please forward the bill
While we were over at Pine Hill the
other day Steve Watson wanted us to
marry him to a girl named Ransom,
who has been living in the family of
Major Hastings. We knew we couldn't
do it as an editor or a postmaster, but
we were not so certain in our capacity
as mayor. We .finally agreed to take
the chances on it if Steve and the girl
would, and the result was that the cou
ple were made ope. . We used the reg
ular, form allowed by clergymen,' but
put in a proviso that if Steve, ever
stopped his subscription to our paper
the marriage should be considered null
We respectfully request of those whoi
have a grievance against the editor
that they delay calling until his return.
Major Henderson came In yesterday to
shoqt; him for an article which appear
ed two weeks ago, and, although if was
explained to him that we were only
temporarily in charge and not person
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The Union Supply Go
J J 8 South Main St.
Free, $5 worth, CO green trading
stamps ,with the following order at
: ' x .' ' ;--'-:-v;- --.:'". ''
1 lb Chocolate Creams . ..20c
1 lb Grapes .....15c
1 doz Oranges .................. ,30c
Free, $3 worth, GO green trading
stamps with the above order at 65c.
HE SHOT TWO BULLETS THROUGH OUB HAT.
ally responsible, he shot two bullets
through our hat ' and otherwise un
nerved us. We don't want any more
such callers. We are a purely agricul
tural editor from Boston and a man of
peace. When our salary has been
raised to $30 per week we shall expect
to take some chances, but we can't do
it on $8. . v
A letter from an Ohio man to the
Kicker asks who is mayor of this town
The editor of the Kicker (who is our
self) would gently reply that we are
now filling that honored position for
the fifth time by a majdrity of 730. and
filling it s& great deal better than It was
ever filled before. We have no egotism
in our composition, but wish to say in
the most childlike and bland manner
that I we consider ' ourselves a bigger
man than the governor of the territory.
We never hulldoze for advertising or
subscriptions, but when an advertiser
or subscriber attempts to drop out of
sight we want1 to know his reasons'.
We want to know wherein we have
not pleased and satisfied. We shall
start out next week to look up ten or
twelve delinquent subscribers and may
be put of town a couple of days. Two
of them have sent in a defl and may
have "to be enfiladed out of an earth
work, while three others are prepared
to: start . for the mountains and will
probably have.tobe run down.
Hank Scott, alleged bad man from
the Bad Lands, who just escaped the
noose the other night, has this to say
to the public: "As I stated to the vig-,
Uance committee, I struck . the wrong
town, and instead of trying to play
Daa man any longer I am going to
work. I Will put in ten hours a day at
any sort, of labor for $G a week, and I
trust that I may in time secure the re
spect and good will of the gentlemen
who so kindly refrained from pulling
on the other end of the rope.. My two
guns and my bowie knife are for sale
cheap, as I have no further use for
them-" M. QUAD.
The Hard Tart.
"Try to bear up, dear," said the great
man's wife as he lay moaning in bed.
"The doctors say you are much better
today, and they think you may live for
at least a .week."
"Oh, it Isn't the thought of having to
go so soon. that worries me," he sadly
replied. ''Not one of the papers has re-,
ferred to mo this, morning as the illus-.
trious patient." Chicago . Itecord-ller-aid.
Free, $S worth, 80v green ; trading
stamps with the foUowing order at
2 cans Tomatoes ................. 25c
2 cans Peas . . . . . . .... .... . . . . ,25c
2 cans Corn ,25c
2 cans Salmon ..... . . ,'. .25c
Free, $8 worth, 80 green trading
stamps with the above order at $1.
Free, $15 worth, 150 green trading
stamps with the following . order at
1-bag Flour ......,".. .........'w. 65c
1 lb Best Coffee ..........83c
1 lb' Best Tea 60o
4 lbs Sugar ....... ...... .......25o
Free $15 worth, 150 green trading
stamps with the above order at $1.85.
Free, $10 worth, 100 ! green trading
stamps with the following
$1.25. V- . ', ' .
l ib Best Butter i
1 dozen Oranges soc
lbs Ginger snaps ........ .. iifl
1 jar Jelly V. .' . ... 1 . . . " " ' JS
1 bot Country Club Catsup'.' ; i..".: iso"
1 Tumbler Mnst. "rx"
Free, $10 worth, inn r.n
stamps with the above order at $1.25,
JOY OF BIRDS.
Gander Waff His Tail When Happy
There Are Birds That Blash
s When Anarvy. '"
A writer in an Enelish nnhliMHnit
declares that birds wag their tails
when they are happy. "The gander,"
he. Bays, "when he has to his satisfac
tion driven off a doe from the nres-
ence of his spouse, returns to her cran
ing his neck toward her and. wags his
tail with pleasure. Our lackdaw or
rather jilldaw, as it Is a femals on our
return a few days since after two months'
absence, cried out lustily to us from the
Dusn where she was perched, and on
pur going to greet her she received us
with profuse tail waRKine to show her
pleasure at our return. She always
greets her particular friends in the
household by waceins: her tall, crouch
ing on her perch; and pawing in an un-
Another observer finds that
birds blush.. He writes: "We have a
very fine specimen of the blue and yel
low macaw which displays this trait
not often, for he is remarkably good-temperedr-and
the blush is ah invariable
sign of anger; so much so that we warn
all friends that while his cheeks remain
white all attacks are feigned and in play,
and can be disregarded, yet if the 'dan
ger signal' red rshows, to look out and
keep out of reach." The owner of ablue
and orange macaw sayB that its white,
parchment-like face becomes bright pink,
especially above the beak, whenever it Js
angry or excited."
Looking: for Trouble. -
' "De people dat puts in de most tlma
lookin' foh trouble," said Uncle Eben,
"is de very ones dat knows ,de least
about what 16 do wif it when dey finds i
it." Washington Star. : ,
OUR GREAT COPPER WEALTH.
Hlchia-an. Led la Production of th
MeteJ Until Montana Assumed
That Honor tn 1882.
- In an article on Modern Methods et
Finance," in the Pearson's, Mr. Henry
George, JrM speaks of our great copper
interests as follows: "Modern copper
mining began in the United States about
1845. In that year our total production!
was estimated - to be about 100 tons.
More than a tenth of this was produced
in Michigan. Copper mining in many of
the states rapidly developed, but no
where so rapidly ae In Michigan, which
In 1880 yielded more- than four-fifths of
the output of the country. :
"Then it was that Montana began its
phenomenal mineral development' By
1892 its copper production exceeded that
of bountiful Michigan.: Arizona's copper
development came later. Toward . the
close of the nineties, the. copper . mined
in the United States exceeded, annually
$80,000,000 in value, which rivaled out
gold yield and far surpassed our pe
troleum.' We had come to produce more
copper than all the rett of the world
combined, and hence our product com
manded the world's market. s v -'
-"This country's enormous copper yield
came mainly from three districts, in-the
following order, The Butte region, Sil
ver Bow county, Mont; the Lake Su
perior peninsula of Michigan, where it Is -richest;
and the triangular region of
southeastern Arizona marked by Clifton,
BIsbee and Globe." . , -
Wfcerln for Window..
People who are troubled with -tat
frost on the windows of a cold room may
keep them transparent by rubblngthem
with glycerin;.' This v will ' prevent' a '
heavy. frost formincr on them. -t
OF ; . ;V.;V-
The Rates Are Within Reach of All
The Southern New England
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