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THE KENNA RECORD VOL.8. KENNA, CHAVES COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1914. NO. 45. War News from day to day. The operations of the allies in Flanders, after a long priod of sporadic fighting at detached points, apparently have now assured the character of a general inurement in an attempt to press back the entire western nd of the German line. v The latest French official statement says that appreciable gains have been made, although it is admitted that the Gar, nans are re sisting with determination. It is reported from London, but not confirmed, that the Germans have evacuated Dixniude. In Poland, the Germans continue to close in on Warsaw, forcing their wed'fl nearer to the city. Thsy .have reached the Russian position on the Bzura river and are lets than thirty miles from Warsaw, Heavy Russian reinforcements are being dispatched to the front ani undoubtedly severe fighting is in progress today. Petrograd reports that the Germans hare sus tained' great losses in their attempt to reach Warsaw while General von Hindenberg states that the casualties- among the Russians are enormous. The allied fleet is reported to have begun a bombardment of the Dardanelles last Saturday. Nothing is yet known of the results. The allies probably could assemble a powerful fl.'et in the Mediterranean for this purpose. The French pailiament will sit in Paris tomorrow. About 200 members are seryiug with the colors, but are returning from the front to attend the session It is reported that Italy has threatened a rupture of di plomatic relations with Tuikey, unless a satisfactory explana tion of the threatening attitude toward Tripoli of four thousand Arabs under Turkish and German officers. The heaviest fighting in the weit since tbe German made their attempts to force their way to the English channel is now in progress. The French aud German statements of today Bhow that yesterday's engagements were contested keenly along most of the front from Alsace to Flanders and on each side claims are made for the capture of trenchi s and other victories of import ance. " - ' " "' " " ' - "Observer" Urges us to Spread our Christmas Cheer. BY "OBSERVER." Hunt out the little lame girl, ' The peor boy who is bli d; Hunt out the weary widow Who thinks the world unkind ; Search down among the hovels Where gladuess seldom strays, And teach the doubting people There still are Christmas days. You have been busy planning To spread your gifts afar, To add your fair love-tokens Where joys and comforts are, But have you in your gladness SJfBeBtowd one kindly thought ' Tin 1 Virtu wVin lr. in rtai'trnaao Whose crosts are d rearly bought? Your heart is full of kindness, Your heart tbe anthems sung And gaze up at the windows Where nuoonea wreatus are hung; You're heard the sweet old story With reverence retold But there are hungry children Where all is dark and cold Hunt out the little lam girl, The poo boy who i blind; Hunt out, the weary widow , ho thinks the world unkind; Go down among the victims Of chance and greed and crime .And caue them to remember T.i t,w i Clu tiins tim; tOx. ..Walking, down one of o u r Streets this week, an incident thrust; itself upon me that forces i to write upon the subject of CUriMiiifu, giving. . lrmi may well guess what the incident, w. is -the gaze of a poor little boy into a tore window a Julie fellow wljotJO Christmas isn't going to ho much qn'ess some of our public spirited, gen et ous-h-iai ted citizens make it so. And of course, this one child will not be alone in his disap pointment on the day w h e n overy child should be happy, I wonder how many who read this article couid be induced to spend a little Christmas cheer eutside of their home this year. There are those in our city who need help, but whose admirable pride will prevent them asking for it. It is these people we should help to make happy. Why not let us consider, them a moment? If you will reflect for that brief period of time you will think of some little boy or girl, or perhaps an older person whose Christmas Day would be dreary to thtm at best, but who can be made happy in their own unfoitunate condition if we will send them seme gift. It may be that the pride of some. of these people, ojr own timidity will' make personal presentation ef gifts undesirable in that event, use the mails. Wrap your present seen rely and mark it "From n Friend." There is plenty of room for ' Good Ft Hews" here at home. Let's be such. Guard Against Fires. Christmas trees are alright a delight to the eyes of any child, !ut lets do away with the caud lornm them. The papers ricord many instances or rirea every year, caused by lighted caudles on Christmas trees. And what could be more desolate than a burned home on Chiisthia Day ? The surest way to prevent them is to not take chances. Just as the Fourth of July celebrations are gaiuing tavor aud saving live every year, so should ttit candleless Christmas tree, SCRAP BASKET. THE WEEK IN HISTORY. Monday, Dec 21, 1790- First cotton mill in Rock Island. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1807 Embar go act passed. First day of winter. Wednesday, Dec. 23. 1783 Maryland ceded District of Columbia. -i - Thursday, Dec 24, 1784-M. E. church in United States orga nized. Friday, Dec 25 Christmas Day. Saturday, Dec. 20, 177G Battle of Trenton. Sunday, Dec. 17, 1832 Civil service bill passed. NOSES The nose is a projection locat ed on the last section of tho anatomy, going up a sort of p r o m o n t o r y affair entirely surrounded by face and jutting out into other people's business. The noso is tho greatest private d t 'ctive that ever happened, an enemy of the liquor interests und a boon to the prohibit ion party. Nose are of various shapes, sizes, colors, and temperament. Some of them are ornaments, others a disgrace, The man who oiigi na'.ed the phrase "to folTow one's nose,', did not know how fast some of them can run. Iv Our Office Poet. FASHIONS When Mary Ann came into town From off a rural lane, She looked upon the fash'ons of Our womm with disdain. She vowed she'd never wear them they Were certainly absurd, And, though she's been in town a year, She's making good her word, LYRICAL LIES. WISE AND OTHERWISE Remember the poor. Be a "Good Fellow." Mado your resolutions yet? Perhaps your wife would ap preciate alsrnilefor a Christmas present. Remember it is better to re solve and fail than not resolve at all. While charity probably should begin at home, it is not neces sary to end there. Vegetable and fruit stains on the fingers can be removed by dipping the fiugers in r e r y stiong tea for a few minutes aud then washing them in clear warm water. . To clean lamp glasses hold them over a jug of boiling water until well steamed, then polish with a dry duster. It is far le.ss trouble than washing, and the glasses rery rarely break. When running dates, figs, or raisins through a food chopper add a few drops of lemon juice to prevent the fruit from clog ging the chopper. There is nothing better fyie- : MR. PERRY'S DISCOVERY : By J. C. PLUMMER. (Copyrii?nt.) It was after nightfall that a boat deposited Captain Higbie on his schooner, the Dolphin, loaded and ready to Ball for Portland. Coming from the darkness Into the lighted cabin, caused the captain to blink owlishly at hls"mate and a stranger. "This is Mr. Perky," said the mato, "he's going- with us to Portlaud as a passenger." "Ay, ay," responded the skipper, shaking affectionately the hand of Mr. PerkyJUake the port Btateroom, my lad." "You seo, captain," said Mr. Perky, confidentially, "I'm leaving Baltimore kind o' sudden because I'm afraid I might be taken back." Cavtaln Higbie became Interested. "Police matter?" he asked. "No, It Isn't," replied Mr. Perky, with decision, "I've been boarding with tho wldw Manshlo and she'B made up move tar from white clothing than lard. Rub it well into ti e spot and then wash it out witli soap and warm water. When you find fruit stains on tablecloth or napkins wet with a little camphor. If tliis is done before tbe stain lias l,ee:i wt with water it will entirely dis appear. 41-POUND BABY. Panola Watchman: A young couple in Houston recently be came the proud parents of a little girl. They wanted to weigh the young lady as soon as she was dressed, but bad no scales. About this time the ice man came along and they bor rowed his scales. The little one weighed -11 pound?. MUCH WORSE. "Mirandy, fo' de Lawd's sake, don't let drm hickens outer dls here yard. Shut dat gate!" ' "What fur, Aleck: dey'll come home, won't dey?" ueeu aey won f. Dey n go home." Interpreter Nkeded "And what do you do?" in quired the prosecuting attorney or. tne ueriuan laborer who was in the witness chair. "Ah vo8 brettv e I," replied the witness. "I am not inquiring.as to your health, I want to know what you do?" "Vork!" "Whore d jyo i work?" con tinued the counsel. "In a factory."' "What kind of a factory?" 'It vos a brotty big vactory." 'Your honor," said the law yer, turning to the jude, ''If this goe3 on we'll need an in teiperter." Then ho turned to the witness again. "Now Britzman, what do you make in the factory ?" he asked. 'S" JjiiighT dollars a week." Jl Then the interpreter got a chance te earn his daily bread. her mind that I am td marry fieM Now, I don't want to marry her nop any other wouian and I won't." "If you keep under hatches," re marked the mate, "you'll be all safe." j Tho Dolphin was two days getting down to Hampton roads and then a boat put off from ashore and hailed her. ' A tall, bony woman scaled the lad der easily and walked to the quartern deck. ' "Is this hyar rchooner the Dolphin T"" she asked. "Yes, mum," replied the mate. "Then tell Mr. Perky to get ready; to go ashore with me." i "You are Mrs. Manship?" lmnrtredj the mate. "I am." replied the lady. "Tell Mrj Perky to hurry and hurry a llttlej yourself." ' The mate called down Into the! cabin, where the skipper and Mrj Perky were eating breakfast,' thaC Mrs. Manship had come for him. j "I can't let Mr. Perky go," said thm skipper to Mrs. Manship. "I've obll gated myself to deliver him at Port land, and to Portland he goes." 1 "Well," remarked Mrs. Manship," of course If I wanted him to go ashore I d take him, but I kind of like the. sea. My first husband was a sailor And was lost. I haven't heard from! him for five years. I'll go to Portland, too. Make out your bill for the pas sage money." i Then she called down the cabin stairs, "Come up, Hiram." Mr. Perky emerged slowly and wae at once embraced by Mrs. Manship. "Poor, shy boy," she said, "he's so shy, captain, and the poor fellow can't keep his buttons on. His clothe would drop off him If It wasn't for me." The next morning Mr. Perky asked the captain to give him a Job. ' "I haven't any Job to give you, (aid the, skipper. "You're a passen ger and we're fully manned." "I want to sit on those cross stick nd try to discover something," In sisted Mr. Perky, pointing to the cross-trees. "What would you discover?" asked the skipper. "Oh, wrecks, rocks or Icebergs," said Mr. Perky. With the assent of the skipper Mr. Perky climbed up to the cross-trees and sat there. Mrs. Mpnshlp seemed surprised at Mr. Perky's occupation, but contented herself with sitting on the hatch aud watching him. Then Mr. Perky hallooed that he had discovered something. It looked like a man tied to a plank. "By gum," exclaimed the skipper, looking through his glass, "it Is a man clinging to a plank." The schooner was put about and the castaway rescued. Curiosity brought Mrs. Manship from the hatch, and she glanced at the rescued man, then she screamed. "My long lost Ezra. I've mourned you for dead," as she embraced the castaway. Mr. Perky now descended from hie perch and joined them. "That's the man who discovered you," said the skipper, pointing to Mr. Perky. Mr. Manship promptly disengaged himself from his wife's embrace and knocked Mr. Perky down. "That'll teach you to discover things," he growlod. "It's all right," said Mr. Perky, arising and wiping the blood from hla his nose, "I know how you feel." A Century Ago. One hundred yoarB ago, following the "battle of the barges," Commodore Harney and hla little naval force were resting In the Pntuxent river, awaiting developments. The lirltish had learned wisdom from thoir late defeat, and contented themselves with blockading the mouth of the river, and leaving the Americans undisturbed In their retreat. After several weeks of Inac tion the British determined upon an other attempt to destroy the American flotilla as a move preliminary to ad vancing with their land forces upon Washington. Hut Commodore Barney frustrated their plans by sending hla barges farther up the liver, where the larger vessels of the enemy could not follow. Commodore Barney, knowing the defense of the national capital waa of far greater importance than the fate of his flotilla, finally decided to destroy his boats aud send his men across the country to Join the Amer ican lines before Washington. The Keilha IyecorTTI yt'ar .