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OF NOBL BY Virginia LeillaWenti ?* M fS HRCI, tnonsieor!" cried the | m/B conciergo us he cheerfully lf ? took the sMver coln. "A happy Noel, monsieur!" Lanslng Drake entered tbe little im passe oo tbe broad Avenue du Maine Bbaking his shouklers, for his back nched. IIc had been working at tbe I-ouvre for tlve Bteady bours?till tbe very last fraction of light held out. Why not? What part had he In the festivitlcs of these happy Frencb pco ple? Was oot be onc of tbe homeless oncs, separated by tbe wldtb of an oceuu from- bls famlly? In his studlo apartment he threw hlmself on a dlvan wltb a pipe and a Journal Amusaut. But tbe Journal was full of alluslons to tbe season, and soniehow he sigbed. The eve of Noel ?Chrlstmas eve! It had been the very best tiine of the yenr ovcr tbere in bis dear sontbern horue. What were tbey dolng now? Getting the things ready for tbe trees, and tylng up the wrenths of bolly with rcd ribbon, and bangtng a brnnch of uilstle?oh, pshaw. what right bnd be to tbink of such things tonight? A clatter of Babots across the flag Btone court?the small daughter of the concierge fetching watcr from the cotnmon tap; from tbe Boulevard Monlparuasse the toot of a St. Fhll Ippine dn Roule train and then si IF HE ONLY DARED SPEAX TO HER! lence. Drake was picking up hls pa per again when? Tho inovv lay on tho sround; Tlie stars ahone brlght? Ab. It was the qualnt old Eugllsh carol, with lis liquid, sweet melody. Whlcb lu'M lcamed at his mother'n kneo, and it was tbe Ar.nrlcnn glrl across tbe court wbo was s'.nglng It: When Chrlst our Lord wa? born , On Chrlstmas nlght. No wonder tbe tears c-ainc to h!s eyes. Tbat partlculur cam! and tbat particnlar glrl niade up n i-or.iblnatlon to wbicb he was a blt sensitive if the truth had beea dragged from him. Just tbat very morning he had wrlt ten home: "Tbere'a a little Amerlcan glrl oppo slte. I don't even know her name but tbe niero slght of her keeps me straight She's all alooe, and abe's evldently studying muslc. As for her singing, slie has tbe niost beautlful volce tbe good God ever saved from a lost violin, a volee to make you pray, little niotber, to tnm your laugh ter to tears, to turn your tears to laugbter." From the day when he had flrst seen her, waterlng her gerauiums on the sill, tbe wlndow aeross the eourt yon der had become a sort of shrine. And at eacb new glimpse of her an unfonn cd prayer of thauks surged up wlthin blm tbat a creature so lovely had been sent by heaven to keep the word "gentleman" stainless, to inake it a tblng to srrlve for and to take a cloanly comfort ln. Sbe was a stranger too. It was a bond betweeu tbeni. Tonight perhaps sbe was snfferiiig Uke bim froui hoine siokness and loueliness. How soon he could niake her forget all tbat! They could have a reveillon of their own and | joMy little supper. laugliing to getber in sheer happiness of a inutual understanding of the Christmas splrit abroad. Unchaperoned ? What would they need of a chaperon, they two two toilers for the sake of art. eom radeg ln arms made equal In rank by the blcssed chance of belng botb ?trangers in thls wonderful old Paris? Tbere was a mov'.ug gloam of some thing behlnd the gerauiums yo-ader Tbe cbeesetloth curtains stirred. an>: llfted. Sbe to Home cold last rays of Jien the window waa torew ont some cruiubs lookinf sparrows. The the winter sun touched the flne, white pnrtlng that separated the burnished ffavea of hair. If he only dared speak to hert She might misjudge hirn before he had a chanee to show his iutentions. Bot he wouid do it. He would seize the mo niont whlle thls flt of madness lasted and speak to her. In saner mood his eourage mlght be unequal to it He hurried out of the room and stood, hat in hand, in the court close to her win? dow. "I am your MlgMwr aerors the wsj. mademolMl'o." ho pnid. "It is a month slneo I first saw you, and I've been wanting to know you so much. so mnch. I have no nieaus of oMain ing au introduetlon, and at the rlsk of your dinpleusure and your sooru I have veutured to speak to you tonigbt. to tell you how the Httle Christiuas carol you sang just now somehow flew stralght to a fellow's beurt and made him thlnk of bome and all t'ie old familiar joys of the season." He held out n eard. His liand shook a trlfle. But the gir! did not notice. She was looking at him Bteadily. nftor tbe tlrst start of surprlse, the color eoiuing nnd golng in her cheeks. But !n ber eyes was no fear, uo dlspleas ure, rather tbe exptn-tancy of an et plorer who, venturing far, fiuds tlit present good, tbougb tbat to conie b? unknown. l'resently they went out and hal'.tv a fiat-re. "Whore sball It be?" asked Drake "Laure's? Wisin's? Peter's? No. I have It. Mriruuery's." So they drove to Marguery's. and Drake ortlered a bouillehnisso (to br qulte seasonable) and a luugousti mayonnaise and a bird and sonu sweets. They had a very Jolly Httle supper lndeed and no cnd of amusement watehing the merry looking Krench pwplt at the tables. nll devourlng lKniHlchalsse and otber nice things. "And to think," crled the girl as the cloek struck 11. shlvering wi(h pre tended alann. "that I'ni sltting bere nt this bour, unehaiwroued. in a Freneh rcstaurant??wilh a inau wbo hasn't even been eonventlonally Intro dueed!" "Don't!" eried Drake abruptly. "Conie! We must be going hotne. It is n bit late." She was silent while they left Mar? guery's nnd hnlled a fiaere. Then Bhf broke out in a queer little voice thal was low and trcmulous: "I tblnk you niust liave n slster. You take such good < nio of a glrl " Tbe flacro mllod into tbe plare of nn overhead nrc light, uud h?> saw her looking at him witli a half mysterious. balf dlvine gratitude. "Please don't do tbat." bc auswered in a hushed voico. SoniPthiug inside him was pounding furiously. Some thlng at hls temples beat and UiroblK'd. "Don't do what?" "Look like tbat." She not only looked like tbat. but more so. "Young inan, young man." laughed Fhe. witb mook warning, "I fear yoi aro wislifnl of turning a girl'g head." "Tbe Lord be good to me!" he brott* rut. hls pent-up passion of dream. rusblng to hls llps uow that tbe bar rier fell. "Don't you see it's booaus( I?well, Pd boped to pass the evenini? without telling you that I loved you tbafs wby I was hurrylng you homo I told you a little whlle ago it was /our friendship' I wanted. I was wroug." She made no answer, but stretehed out her little gloved band to him, then drew it back quickly unnotleed. a slngular smile on her llps. "You've known me for a few hours only," he went on ln a steady voice, "and I understand what you tblnk of ?ne for speaking like this. If I ha<? known you for years and had walted and had the right to speak and keep your respect"? Hls steadlness di<2 not carry him to tbe end of his aen tence. Then she laughed Joyously, deli rlously. "You are mistaken," she gald. "I have known you for years. I used to chum wlth your sister Gertrude at school, and you used to come down from your university, and we'd take walks. And we went up to all the meets to see you run, and you used to wln. You ealled her your 'kld sister* and me 'the other kld,* and you klssed" me once. You've forgotteu the little glrl who stood siient in eorners and looked at you wlth wide eyes. But I couldn't forget. I used to have Ger? trude wrlte me all about you till she marrled that misslonary and went to llve in Chlua. And then I had your photograph?tho one ln your traek sult "And Just to thlnk for a wbole montb now you've been llvlng opposlte to me. aeross the court, and I uever knew it! Ah, Lause, I've felt for years you would come to me, and when I saw you tonlgbt my first impulse was to streteh out both hands and be so glad, so glad. At once, though, I saw you'd forgotten. so I determined not to tell you who I was. I wanted you to recall. When I spoke of your kaving a sister Just now I trled to raake you recall. but I'm glad you dldn't, be cause it's me, all me. as I am, tbat you love, and It's so good that way." A little later tbrougb the frosty alr the mldnlght bells of Noel rang out clear. Then at the last. vory softly. from a darkened room aeross tbe court, Lanslng Drake heard a verse ot the old Chrlstmas carol he had sunp at hls mother's knee: Tho snow lay on the jrround; The Btars khono bright? IT.- bOWWd hls head in his hands fot tho fVMl Bift that had come to him? Wlk?n Chrlat our Lord was bora On Chrlatmaa nlght. Heart to Heart Talks. Bf edwin a. nye. Cot>yrl?ht. 1MB, by Edwin A. Ny?. THE WILLING WORKER. Forty yeurs ago the fuUowlug ad Tertlsetneut appeared ln a vlllage newspaper: Wanted.?A wiltlnj boy wanU work. Tbo boy who pald for that ad. !? rich now. He says he made his for tune that day when he advertised. Whkh ls, suggestive. For it ls true that the inan who makes a fortune makes It more by gettiug his flrst thouaund than by add ing his last thousaud. beenuse he has tnken the flrst declslve stcp toward prowperlty; he has proved his ablllty to succeed. Opportunlty ls somethlng. But op? portunlty PLU8 the MAN who ls WILLING to U8E IT ls more. When that boy put his flrst adver tlsement in tbat paper be served no tlce to bls Httle world tbat he proposed to flnd his opportunity?and ubc it He was not only wllling, but eager, to have his chanee. The boy got his Job. And he meas urcu jp to it He held that Job untU a better one was offered him. Boy, young man! Do not luvelgh agatnst ProvMence or "luck" or tbe hardness of the world. riTCH IN. Even if the world does "owe you a Hvlng," whlch ls doubtful, RKMEMBER TOU MUST COLLECT IT YOURSELF. In every nvenoe of life those wbose service ls at a premtum are those who are willing to work. By thelr wllling ness they have made themselves In valuable. Whoever employs tbem feels he cannot dispense with thelr service without loss. Beeuuse? Willlpgness to work argues that the workcr will put heart and sklll lnto his task. He will master his Job. He will work intelllgently and sealousiy. And so, when the alack tlme comes, whoever gocs, the wllling workor staya. MANY rERSON8 DI8CHARGB THEMSELVES. Everywhere nowadaya the cry goes up from employers, "Glve us capable. willing hclpers." Employers tell us It ls really dlffl eult to find boys and mon who will take a personnl lnterest in thelr work. Is that true? If ?o, what nn opening for wllling workers! Not the sort who keep thelr eyes on the clock. not the eort who give themselves grudglngly to the task. not the sort who glve the lonst service for the largest wage. But?what a chnnce for willing, heart ful, enthuslastic workers! The wllling workcr puts his work first and his wages last. Therefore the wllling workcr?except In rare intervals?always ls able to llnd work. A MCDER.N MAR.TYK. Clnra Lltlnsky, a natlve of aouthern liiissln. born and bred a Jewess, kllled horself beeause she belleved her raiu was sllpping away from lts religlous faltb. Strange thing to causc the suiclde of a young glrl! But thls glrl had the religlous con victlon of a Deborah. In tbe factory where she worked were muny of ber nu-e. but they were ludlfferent to religlous matters. They tbougbt nothlng of worklng on Sntur day. the Jewtah Sabbatb, but this glrl mourned ln splrlt because the Sab bath of patrlareh. prophet and prlest was thus desecrated. That wus tbe llrst great shock. Rellglou had always bcen to her a matter of flrst couslderatlon. In thla country. it seemed to her, dollnrs cacie first. In her cstlmate falth outwelghed materlal thlngs. Tbe religlous indlf forenoe of her corellglonists wcifihed beavily on ber splrit. Mlnd you. tbbj glrl believod in her rellgton. Perhnps uo one wlll ever know of the MCNfl tears shed by thls poor niaiden and the sci-ret prayers tdio of fered up?tears for her people, prayers that they might be beld guiltless of their nejflect of anclent usagea. Perhaps n<> oue wlll ever know the Klnking of bcff soul as she felt the very earth sllpplug beneath ber. And, to add to her sufferlng, there were tbe ffbea and Jokes of her coaa panions, who were amused by poor Clara Lltlnsky's fldellty to the falth. The misery of lt all broke her heart. She yearned for the old home. The fare mlght be homely there, but at home religlon was stlll a reailty. She dld not have inoney einragh |n take her back to Russla?only enough to buy cnrbolle acld. You do not understand lt? No. Perhapa the falth of your fu thers, wbatever lt may have l>een. ha.? been long diwenrded. You have net tled down lnto habitual llstlcsaness. a Hort of pra< tlral agnostleism. But In thls Jov.lsh malden's soul mate rlallsjn tried to strangle falth. and the struggle rent her splrit. Oh, aye. there are martyrs nowadays! THE DEATfl Or YERKES. I want to road you a Httle sermon on the career and death of the late trac tlon inaguate, Charles T. Yerkes. He dicd at a fasbionable hotel In New York, and whlle his body was 8till warm !t was hustled Into a blg wlcker basket and to a freight clcvator to get it ont of the way. His wlfe refusod to see him on his deathbed. His son and daugbter wer* sabauged from uiin. No oue but the luirse was with him when he dicd. Lle was worth?in money?many inll ilous. When Yerkes dled the cafes aud ro iundns of tbe Waldorf-Aatorla wers crowded wlth gay partles. The gueat* must not be shocked. Whut to dol The porters bastUy tiUed a blg laundry basket wlth soUed linen. Yerkes' body was duinped in uad stealthUy drugged to the elevator. It was thua trana fcrred to a back sample room to await the undertaker's wagou. So? The funeral bler of thls multlnillllon alre, art crltlc and connolsseur was a laundry basket, he had for a shrouc ?olled llnen, and his temporary sepui cher was a dnmping room for refuse. Afterward, df course, the body lay ln state lu the Flfth avenoe palace wheuce be had trled to drlve his wlfe. Nobody bnt the reporters and curioslty seekers eame. Neltber wlfe uor cbild nor rela tlve was ln the funeral processlon. coualstlng of four cabs. Why was this man deserted in the hour and artiele of death? Did he de aerve what he got? Let's see. Yerkes dlvorved the wlfe who hao ?to<Hl b> him ln th? day of his trlai. He marrled his ?tenographer. lured by his deslre for seDSual beauty. Fa? cluated by a tblrd woman, b* was solns the secoud wlfe for a divorce at tb* -luie of his death. He made Lis wotey by prumotias large enierprhtea, and ls more thats one venture he got his flnanclal hetp ers ln a uunuclal trap and left thein. He had no bowels of mercy in him. He was a man of domlnant power crafty luCsllect. ? coM heart aod a? aestbetlc taste. He cared uothJng for ftiendshlp or tender affectlon. He cared only for beautlful women, beau* tlful pictures?snd money. Now? The old book ssys, "Wfcatever a man soweth that also shal! he reap,M and lf he "sows to the fleah h> shall of th? ftesh reap corniptioo.'* Yerkes sowed to the nesh. He got what be bargalned for. It ls idle to ask lf such a man fbund happlness. Yerkes sold blmself to the devll for the sake of power, p'aee, pie? tures, passlon. The devll does not par In terms of huinan happlness. In the realm of happlness bls currency to but coonterfelt. You cannot walk to happlness. my brethren, by stepplng on broken hearts and gold dollars. AFRA1D OP A MILLIOM DOLLARS. A Cbicago newspaper tells the story of s family helr to $1,000,000 that heal tates to take the money for fear It may interfere wtth future happlness^ "Qulxotic." some people would catl it Thls large herltage comes to Emll Aseher. a retailer ln glovea, who has a wlfe and elght cbildren. The family Hves contentedly ln a cosy flat The childrcn are all marrled exceptlng the youngest The money comes from an nncle ln Germany. But falllng heirs to a mllllon does not seem to have glven these people the tbxill snpposed to come to tbe Vtery fortunate rn tbeso commerclsl tlmes. They are actually afra'.d of the money. In an Intervlew Mrs. Aseher saya: "I suppose we must take the money. But I can tell you I want nothlng but my husband and cbildren. We are very happy. I am afrald of a future wlth much money, aud so ls my husband." Oontlnnlug, the good woman ssys: "We are not rich. We have. aimply enough to eat and a fnlrly good plaee to live. All the money ln the world could not make us more satUaed. It ls not money that makes people happy. It ls llvlng s good llfs." "Whatwe wlU do wlth all thto money," sald the husband, "I cannot tell. We will take a trlp to Germany, my wlfe and I. We will probably ghre half the money to hospltsls and old people's homes and then dtvlde the rest be twecn mothcr snd the chlkJren." It ls aafe to say that mllllon will not magnetlse otber mllllons ln tbe hands of Mr. and Mrs. Aseher. Tbe ten bundred thonsand could scarcely have fallen ln better hands. They will dlvlde It up snd set lt to work dolng good. Do you doubt thelr humble wlet'om? There aro those who woukl mortgage tholr hope of nalvaUoo for $1,000,000 and permit tbe mortgage to be fore cloaed. Theae wlll sneer at the aug gestion that any ona abould fear the effect of moch money on futvra happl ness. And yet? There are great poeeJbultlea of erll? as well aa of good?ln the uae of a mll llon. Improperly dlrected. it mlgbt ?asily dlsrupt the gennlne happtaeae of a little flrearide. It mlgbt easlly brlng famlly srrtfe and beertbarulngs and much wlsery. And, on the other haitd - Monoy can glld. but lt eanuot make happluess. Thls famlly la wlwe nboTe the wls dom of lta day. Instlm tlvely It foeU what many would be wtaer peopl* do not understand? the i>?rll to peace of sudden rlchis. FOX.CING THE CHILrVS MIND. Ouce ln awblle a real ednvator tella us somethlug about rea* educnllon. Presldent ?. fttauley Ilatl *aya. "To day chlldren need recardlng ln tbelr tlevelopmeut more than they ueed push lng forward ** Rather stnrtllnic. Many pareuts grieve becaaae tbelr rhlldreu do not get on rapidly ln scbool In moflt cases of thla klnd they art wrong. The old idea of pushlng chll? dren in the'r stndte* ls givmg way. Prefddetit Hall aaya: "Precoctty 1h the great daoger dow Our chlldren rush ahead and beceina adulta before ihe.r ahrmld. ' The t>e?* way to broadeu la to retard. to deUy to ailow chlldren to lluger ln their par adise and get the full beaaat of the rlch and noanlfold benefitaV of herad Read that orer two or thrae tlmea There's a lot of mnt in lt. It must be remembered. flrst of all that EDUOATION 18 A OHOWTH Growth requlres tlme for perfaction Educatlou le DKYELOl'MEKI. De velopmeut come* by ak>w proceases. Besidea? It ls little leas than a crlme to cheal a chlld out of lts cblldhood, Yoa car do that. yon can push a ebfld out ol lta natural eeradtse, by crammlag iu mlua wlth sruflf lt canaot a*Kut?lly dl ???t, by trylng to force a ctfUure thal should requlre y?ars. The very flrst thlng ln edvcafJea ia to MAKK THE CHILJi A STltOKU ANIMAL. You canoot get mental force unleat physlcal power is behlnd lt BuUd up a stroug body for the chlld. The ?traln of the yeara wlll test that body to the utmoet. And, remember? There ls danger ln fordag tbe ealid'i braln beyond lta normal proeeeses. You inay not only atunt the body; yor may also blunt the facaiUea of th* nilud. Between stuntlng the body snd blunt lug the inlnd you may also lower THW MORAL 8TRENGTH of the chlld. Melancboly instanees of these ef fects are not lacklng. After good health educatlon eonslsta ln niaklng A GOOD WORK1NU BRAIN. And s good bntta, ttke s good body, muat be alowly matured MU8HUOOM8 may be quteJUy growni BKAIN8 cannot be. Hothouse metb ods will uot develop grty braln tlsaue Educatlon. the word ltself, comes from the word "educare"?to draw ont EducaUoa ls the slow process of DRAWINO OUT what ls in the chlld not fllllng the chfld np, as eome wonld have lt To draw out of a child tu natura? and fuU expression by uatursl proc essea-that ls educatlon. Therefore? Do not force your chlld's mlnd. MISS BROWITS ADVERTISEHEWT. Margaret Brown, a Chicago stenog rapber, wanted a poaltlon. There were other stenographers li. Chicago who also wanted posltlons. Mlss Brown's frlends suggested sd ?ertletng. She looked over tha long cotumns of "Sltnatlons Wanted" prlnt ed ln the newepapars. Sbe read scores of adTerttsaments modeled after tbe following: Bjtuatlon Waataa -Twn* ?trl of twan **-*Jf*?. ara y?aia- axparlanca, dealraa aoamon aa ?tanoftT.tphar; truatworthy and rsvpad. raieremeea ?aehanarad. Baz X T Z. Mlas Brown sbook ber head. To go Into the newspapers wlth that aort of an adverttsement would be like golng U?to a lottery. Doubtless many of tnoee glrls were as capable as she. How could ahe catch the eye and ar reat Qbe attentlon of tbe manager who was looklng for help? After wrlnkUng her forehead many tlmea idisa Brown flnally worked out thls uulque ad. flituatlon Wantad.?A brown halrad glrl of tha Baut af Brown would like a poal Uoa aa atenoarraphar wlth a ttraa named Brown, althouab othars would ba consUl ?red. Addraaa X ?71. The result? A great bunch of letters came to tbt newapaper offlce ln answer to X 67?i. From theaa the glrl took her cholce. The next day threwd Mlss Brown aat at her desk taklng dlctatlon. 8b* had found her job. And the other glrls were still adver tlsing. The leason of the iucldent is plalu. Thls 1s an age of advertlslng. The qulckest road to publlctty ls through the dally newspapers. The baslness world nowadays does not watt. Mk-aw ber-ilke. for "somethiug to turn op." It turna somethlng up?by advertlslng. But? There ls advertlslng and advertlslng. Orlglnallty counts. He or she wbo can devlse a new method of publlclty. a new style of advertlslng, other things belng equal, wlll best succeed lu reacb lng tbe publlc. Mlas Brown got the Idea. Her advertlslng was diiTerent. And thls story, retold. wlll have ac complished its pnrpose If lt shall lead sotoe glrl or boy to thluktng along these Unea. His Oenial Reccption. General SUrr, a galiaut old soldier, had an lrrepreasible dtellke for youug lleutenants fresb from West l*olnt. ln 1874 General Starr was ln comuiand st Fort RUcy, and one day au orderly came to his qnarters wlth the inessuge that Lieutenant Morrlson. Just from West Polnt, was St tbe post ready to pay bls reapects und report for duty. In responae to tbis tueesuge tbe old geuersl was atartlng for his office when his wlfe. a mothcrly old soul, plucked him by tbe aleeve and said. "Now, geueral, promlsc uie tbat you won't be rough with that youug man." "Rough?" aald the old man. smlllng smlably upou hla tnatrltuonlal coiupan ton. "Why. 1*11 be peaebes and crcam unless the young dog rlles me." Reschlng bls office. the general waa confronted wlth a dapper Httle fellow as aplck snd span as thougb be had Just come from the hands of his bar ber and tallor, while he had the half supenetllous str thst secma Insepara b*e from the flrst stages of milltary sdncstion. Looking the young Itentenaut over for half a moment the old general said wlth great dlgnlty: "How do you do, *fr. Morrtoon? I am pleased to see you." Then. aa a flusb gradually mounted orer his weather beaten fea turea, he added: "I am always glad to see you young men from the Milltary academy. You?you"?her* the gen? eral ended wlth s roar?^rou thlnk yourseif so hsnged smart* Ttiis Unromantic Ag*. "It ahoiy do look." said Mlss Mlaml Brown sadly. "Hke dar war no tno' ro mance dese daye." "Wbat'e de troubler* ssked Eraatua Plnkly. "I takes notlce dat when you aska a gcmiuan to a Cbristmaa dluner be loesn' 'splay no interest in wbethub dey's gwlne to be mlstletoe ln de pah lor, but keeps blntln' aroun' to fln* out how 'bout de turkey an' flxin's on de dinner table." A Word of Heliday Caution. Uttle Gracle?I don't tblnk my new doll ls quite as nlce as your new doll. Llttle Bthel?Well. I don't thlnk you ought to ssy much sbout It 'cause It mlgfct hurt Santa Claus' feellngs.? Brooklya Llfe. letwixt ?nd BttwMn. Mlss Uppaon-Hsve you met the Neu rox glrls? Mlss DeSwell-No. What 1. thelr po sltlon lu society? Mtos Cpp-on?It*s sort of betwlxt ?nd befween. They aren't eraetly no body. and yet they aren't really any body.?DetroU Tribune. B*tt?r Stlll. -Bnf said a student of one colleg* to a friend who was sttonding a rlval tnatitution. "youf eollege never turns out gentiemen." "Of eourse It doesn't," repHed the ?wer. "it allows gentiemen to go rto^ht on snd gradnate."-Boaton Her tn. Apprepriat* Metto Cards. Motto cards hsve conie Into great promlnence aa Chrtstmas glfts. Pop nlar quotations lllnmlnated wlth elab srate floral garnltures prlnted oa large cards and furnlshed wlth rlngs by whlch to suspend them are 25 cents ssca. DO YOU GBT TJP WITH A IAME BACK? KWney Trouble Makes You Miscrablc. Almost every body who reads the news? papers is swe to know of the wonderful cures made by Dr. Kilmer's Swamp J V^jflr 1 Root. the gre*t kid ' Irv&T-J I?s"*y' liver aud bIad -f - der remedy. It is the great med ical triumph of tbe nineteenth century ; d iscovered after years of scientific research by Dr. Kilmer, the eminent kiduey and bladder specialist, aud is wonderfnlly succeasful in promptry curing lame beck, uric acid, catarrh of the bladder and Bright'a Disease, whicb is the worst form of kidney trouble. Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root is not rec oinmended for everything but if you have kidney, liver or bladder trouble it will be found just the remedy you need. It has been tested in so many ways, in hospital work and in private practice, and has proved so succeasful in every case that a ?pecial arrangement has been made by which all readera of this paper, who have not already tried it, may have a sample bottle sent free by xxiail, alsoa book tell ing more about Swanxp-Root, and how to findout if you have kidney or bladder trou? ble. When writing mention readiug this generons offer in this paper andsend your address to Dr. Kilmer _ f*?TTi & Co., Binghamton, " ~w~--?^ N. Y. Tke regnlar fifty-cent and one dollar size bottles are Baaaa a( i ?old by all good druggisU. Don't make any mistake, btrt remember the name, Swamp-Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and the address, Binghamton, N. Y., on every bottle. Weak Women frequently suffer great pain and misery during the change of life. It is at thii tims that the beneflcial effect of taking Oardni is most appreciated, bjj those who find that it relieves their distress. CARDW It Will Help You Mrs. iAicinda O. Hill, of Freeland, 0? writes: "Before I began to take Oardui, I suffered so badly I was afraid to lie down at night After I began to take it I felt better in a week. Now my pains have gone. I can sleep like a girl of 16 and the change of life has nearly left mc." Try Cardui. AT AlaL DRUG STOa*3 CAR LOAD OF STOVES direct from faetory. Write for prices on stoves and stove pipe. Furniture and Carpets, E. C. NINDE, FREDERICKSBURG, - - . . VA. SURETIES and BOND8. ~ WE WILL BOND YOU. UNITED STATES FIDEIIITY AND (iUARANTY CO. (Uome Office: Baltisnore, Md.) O.p.t.1 P.,rt ,n c..h.?l.BOO.OOO.OO Officialt and other* needing to be bonded can be placed in a reliable 8ecurity Coropany at low ratet by applyiDg to W. McD. LEE, Irvington, Va., Aaent for Lancatter and Northumberland count'ea PIHKLITY. CONTRACT. JUDICIAL. Tndicial bond. executed without delay. Oorretpondence tolicited. The one remedy sold and guaranteed to cure Colds, Coughs and Lung Diseases. Its wonderful curative qualities are recognized after taking the first dose. Try Indian Tar Balsam for your next cold; you will be surprised by its prompt action. It never fails. On sale at best general stores and druggists. PRICK %3 CEHTS. Indian Tar Balsam Co. BALTIMORE. THE CREAM OFTHE NEWS. That's What Readers Get In The ^>YIRGINIA CITIZEN^ Local, Oounty, State, National and Foreign?all simmered down. J l W* have ln operation (beaidee our newspaper department) a ma?niflc*nt Job Printing Depart? ment. aud sM prepared to do work equaJ to any that cao be done by any office \n the state oi Vlrgfinia, Our pricos are rock bottom and based oi? city ratea C%fl and see us. or write for our pcicea Best Materiala, Best Wortanansbip m "llRTIKfc 19 D#?*?t8 g SPECULT* ** Dani* Bili Head? L-etter 3ead& Note Bea tf\ Statemeota, ^nvelopea Poetera* Oircular* Books, izjvttatioita OtetaJoffuea. ftagraiaM. iieporte Olstinotion* Warrante DeedA In fact. all work ln tlie Job Prtottog ttne axecut~< tf ea tly, Cb eaply and Quiokly. Harjir-LQ, beimit < \np\ kA II V /> > ? < | ? . f > Baltiniorti.Freto ericksburg, Nor folk and ttappa* haunock Rlrer Route*. WiDterSchedulein effect Oecember 29. lWs. 8tcamcrale*v?R?lttmore.Pler;. u?ht 8t Mfol.owi: .w?,?th.i peiml.ttng-j Sunday 1J Murh2^t"l"*i lrv,n?t?n We*inB Mlllenbeek. wa2.i?. ' LJ**,,paVl,OLOfcon' V*"t?,r Vi?"? wht>?itou,8bHrt>a. rappahannook. <8tOM at tT.LY?' i\?rrand/*'llf?r'1 on return t?lp.j Tuead-y ?:<? p. m. for W*?tiand. N. rtb Knd. M Crwi * biie Stone. Irvluvioo. W?aS Mllienbrck Merry Point. O.tumau, MoVaaa' Burhat.e. U.banoa. Monaakoo. Ha"rvtaw h. Mh &SK*l*lo,k? Nav.or. HWl. feuedera. *ilnw.nt.' QnRSKm. rWftJat oi?n>?. Fr*<1erlck-bur?. *???. ?wv ? M'-esda* ?d? p bd. for North Ri.d. Whlta % ?.????? Bur,o"?? **?"* ?ss WhiieMom-. Irvnirion. *.em?. Mlllenbeca. M?.i?i,? OtiouiHua. Mrrry Point. Burbaua burtona. Mooaakon. "aterVlew. UbVaitow' sr.arps. i appabannock <Alao?toppln?:at Ho? lr?) "' We,ltorrt?*??> ItaypSft on return Mcararra N?*ve Fred?rlcli?t>unr. for Baltl morc. Md.aud intermcdiate laiubnjra. ?very Iburadayet J p. ai? i,d, ??d w^uiar pW roitMij?,i.,rttatcJJff?-.H0p Yard. Hajmount Port Conw.y. Purt Rojal. Gr?*nia?a. "ll tnont. rauuo>r>. l.ctdatown. Stoaoier aUra at Leedatown until 4 a. m. next mornine I-eavea Leodtttown at 4 a. in. La> uTna Cartera. Hianfleid. Nayiora 8:8U a. m. Trnvom' bannock 7:30 a na., Wellfoma. Waree. jKw lere bbarpa. Bay Port, Wbealton, Water view Monaako . Urhaona 1?;30 p. m Hur bsua. Milianbeck. Merry Pont 8:30 p. n>.. t.t tuman. Momiih, Irvlngioo. Wevma. Whlte btone. MIIICre?k, North Ki.d 6:30 p.m . Weat land ' ^^ dtcaiuer will leare Tappabanoook, wemther permittinc. 7:80 a m. Nonday. Tueeday wJ!i7dJJi,,wDd F'Wa*- ?topp?n? as followal Wslirordn.Warew. Bowiera. Mnarpa.tHay Port J> b??ii..n Wa.ervlew Monaakoo. UrOaona,' ?Bv,rion. B.,rbana, klileubeok, JatoranT Wttoman, JMerry Polnt. Irvlupton. *%*Viu? Wntitibioue, Miil. rcH*k. Noiib Knd. tWeetV t 'i'uosday and Friday on!y. ? luesday and Tbursday. I MondNyand Friday. Arrivo ln italtltaore Tuesday. Wodnoaday frriday and faturday. "wu"'? ?uwua7, -?'5^e Frid,y."tV?m..r Is same as one noted abovo froniFrvderlcksburir. ?"?~ TAPPAHANNOCK-NORFOI.K. o'f'-T^Tappahannock. wrarbrr permlttlna Satu. day 3p.m.. atoppi n? at WeJl foVda W.r.a daTe?UDD? *'? Ca,S''r *'" ,wtv# Norfolk Mon Stf'., P: n * w??b*r perwlttiua;, for Tapna hai.nock. itopplnir at landlu?a aa aboye ii oap.Merry Polnt. Ctoman/Moraniand* BaV ?i>rt. atopplbicat oowlen.. Warea and Weli *retgbt will not ba r??aivud m n7\ti?iw ?ftersp.m.onaalllnadaya. Wurlolk *Thia tlme-tabl* ahowa th? tlnaa at whlab KKaVS! S ?"^ct*d toarrlJeaVand d? gP.'f*"***??T?i woarvea. but thalr aT T. NLHOOCH.UeniFrt.and Paaa Art. W. D. SC^TT.Arcnt V^X?&?E3??' POTOMAC RIVER ROUTE Wintar achadula In effeet Deccmber 29th l?w cS^T-*' lTv" B^t?mora. Picr t. Ll?ht Str** Cintra. Band Point. MundyV KffTSKW. Point. (?brumi. Stonm Ah.ir. "???. nnn Clymont. Alexandr,.. W?hlSS1L,y-rpo?l Po??? madiate Undin??. M .hown ?bovf L??,r^T 6 a. m.. Kmaale 12 nv. Miller. 4 p' ? GT? Wednaaday moming. ^^ Mraor' T.S2!?n,er. I*mv?\B??timor*. Pier 9. Ll*ht Straat. and iniomivSiau- Undinn Mill.r. ?~~^T ?^ ???* G?-on? Coa?VBundica^a.nwS: ""t Point. Uiwarta. Lawi.?-tta. Kinaala. Krtuming- ateamrr lravot Kinaala 12 m W*4._ .rtkiT^rr'1""*' f- ?wu??o^-JKetaS at th* abov* landtnaa; Millers 4 n ? -"wma 6p.nv. PoPlo Belloep.^l^tinaaTBilS^r. Thuraday moming Steamer laavea Haltimora. I?i?- 9. Li?-ht Straal L*onardtown and intermeJiate point* Miiuiv L*kca. WUnut Point, Cowarta. Lcwtaatta Ki? aalc. ?ntia. Bond Point. MundyaT<*nT1Lodia. town*. U C0^"* Stonaa. Abdla. LatSE nv Friday. (weather permittina for BaJtimorl "toppm* ,t .11 tha abova iJInc; Kin?uTxJ m Mdlar. 4 p. m.. Graaon. 6 p. T. Porto Bai" ?m?I!::~0n.*CCOUnt,of <***???"> achadula. thara Thia time-table ahowa tha timea at whirh from tha aeveral wharvaa. but thair arrivij ? dapartur. atthetmua, .utaiU not awantea? nor doa. tha Company hold iualf ?eveaSaalS any delay or any comusquencaa ariairj-ih^rfw-T STEPHENSON & UHO Aa-ta wLkiJJ^I?^' Baltimore, Cbesapeake 4 Atlantic RAILWAY 00. IMaukatank Uiver L,lna. Scbeduleln effeet Sunday JuneWth lsnt Meaawr taavae Picr 3 Li?ht Sueet a^aVr lUltiraore. every SumUv .^ 1?5 wnarr, medlate landinga. at folloar? lDt*r" I^av.lialtlruore 5 p m.. Mila 2*0 m . fcampsona 2:45, Tiperal BlackweliiT "???? ?i *' e?rly next moruiii?r. Ar?^? Baltlraora TMa iluie abie coowa tbe Hcxtea at aLlit bo?ia may b? expocted to aVrfJa at;aZa i. W. H. Brown. Aacnt. Pler3. T- MoanocH.Oan. Paasenaer Agaat. OICHMOND, FREDERICK8BURG A POTOMAC R. R. Schedule in affect Septerabar 6th. 1908 LEAVE FREDER1CKSBURG, NORTHWARD ? 26 a. m. week daya. loeal. 7 06 a. m. daily. 7 21 a. m. daiiy. 10 29 a. m. daily, local. 1 28 p. m. waek daya. 6 30 p. m. daily, local 7 01 p. m. daily. 10 09 p. m. daily. LEAVE FREDERICKSBURG, SOUTHWARD 5 ??. m. daily. A. C. L. train. 6 01 a. m. week daya, local. ? 28 a. m. Sundays only. lacal. 10 36a. m. daily. S. A. L train. 12 49 p. m. week daya. local 6 26 p. m. daily. A. C. L. train 6 68 p. m. daily. local. 9 06 p. m. daily. S. A. L. train. daya* Waahiagton arrivea 11 09 a m. weak Atrivala and departurea not suarantaad ? HrftAl'KAKE STEAMAHIP CO. "lilKRAPKAKE MNE." RLKO? NT PASHRNO KR8TKAMERS "COL UMBIA" AND "ACGUSTA." Foroid Pufnt C<tatnrtarjd Norfolk. Va. ? eam. r? le.ve Uaitlmore daily faaoaet SundM a. <t:JO p. m. ?nd arr.v* Old Point "onjf.Tt a> a a. m and Norfolk at 7 Ou a m whf reconnt-etlon I* made wlth he Rail Llna for all pnintu Noutt Un" VOHR IHVI K UNK" I.ANTA ' Por * R8T POINT --^ -?te?in>.a l.?*e IUjt|..t-.re Tur.dai. Thvra Pol?tat7:?a. ra ,aa-l Kiohtnood a a- 0 ? m Kteameraeall it (Houontrr Point" 1:1* aT *-??V. lay BankandAlmond'a. ' * TTKAM3HK LKAVK BALTIMORR KROM P1RR818AMD1U I.IOHT8T. WHABf. Throuah tlckot* to all pnlnU mar b* ?? oure* baKSa^e . h?cked and at*ier<w>ni? r? a?rvad from H.etMtt Tlcket Offlc**. II* R B.,_ R. Ilaltimoresr or.he 1. -n-ral ')?<? Lla-hT ar.o LeeM., lUltlmore. Md. "mce- ????* KBUnRN FOSTRR. R j. OHI8M. 1 H. HODANNRL. Aaa't Gen'l Paaa Aitent.