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THE WOODVILLE REPUBLICAN, WOOD, MISSISSIPPI ii i j  &gt; XVI ll.--Continued. ---21.. thing was to walt till Seven, the hour at which the Were bidden. At twenty-five Past, the candles were light- which precluded the wax without a Justifiable of observers. It was the long-drawn "Oh-h-hF" ex- COmplete gratification of From that time on, Was an open book. Thad's were unbelievably wide. and about in an awed and silent Crink was full of important gratuitously assumed for salient features of Lettle, she was not the same had straggled Into Mrs. | kitchen three months before, blindly resentful harshness of an unthtnk- ready to fght anything and keep her starved soul In her creature forced by the of society into reversion Instincts, to primitive '. Without volition she had into a scheme of things that for her, that frmned up. with heavy disapproval. She Saved from the attitude that followed--te attitude of later holds np Its hands of horror and repudiates that its own carelessness It will always be so Society ceases to segregate strays" to be housed in cor- buildings and fed from long- and rouses to the In- right of the Individual to In- ,are. Lettie was radianL She know Joy that would he deeper, but it could never inundate her capacity. eheks were beginning to take of health ; her black curls and glossy; and she was new serge dress presented As she flew busily rooms, she stopped now for a look of indifferent dis- temper gong. Could it be she bad needed that---or I In her present state certainly not. The hours are not the hours of Wopple beat you stiff? He wished me a Merry Christmas." Mrs. Penfleld laughed. "Land. Let- tie, what do you think folks are-- hard-and-fast little sticks of wood? They mostly ain't nothing 't all exeunt what you think they are. Chances are If you think a feller is mean, you're Just confessing the way you acted to him first." "My patience!" sbzhed Lettte. "Life Is awful hard to get used to." "Well, by George'." broke in Crink. 'Tin glad this here Christmas ain't over yet. There's still them roast ducks to be et tomorrov." CHAPTER XlX Twenty Minutes Late. "My g-odness, Vncle Jerry, you don't mean It !" Mrs. Penfiehl paused in her chopping of meat for the dress- ing. "Yes, Car'line, I came in to tell you. I'm afful sorry, but--" "But Christmas day!" she interrupt- ed, struggling between hurt and be- wilderment. "Not to take dinner with )-our own folks !" "I would if I could. Wouldn't noth- ing please me better. But I got to go out of tosmn. It's a sudden call. Busi- ness I got to see to! I may not be play sit-down games." surveying the tight which he had borrowed laughed Mrs. Penfiel& ema see how lucky 'tis that a barn. If it hadn't been for horses, we couldn't this grand party." the only thing that made was previous an- on the part of several ten- tasequence, there were only Who gathered and squeezed the borrowed chalrs; but their most flattering and used them freely. smiled, by which of the others may be game, and the mer- es by Its own momen- was noted in con- Lorene Chase, and abort- it was made known that a new Christmas song. En- grew. She gave them more voice filled The Cus- With melody. thne the tree stood waiting, came at last. Impressive- read off the names; flourish the little Pen- distribution. Surprise was Exclamations were dos- this "u not the end. the Because refreshments They were Crink's con- his pride in this acme was well-nigh suffocat- before Mr. Drake had large tin box of cakes delivery boy had the floor. The cakes, as- with, had been further Never Before Had They Had So Won- derful a Feast. back for several days. Don't expect me till I come. I've got to hurry for my train. Good-by. Merry Christ- mas l" Gloomily Mrs. Penfleld stared after him. She still had no idea what sort of buslness he was trying out. as he ex- pressed it ; certainly she could not un- derstand why any business whatever should call him out of town on the chief holiday of the whole year. The zest of the dinner was gone for her, but she exerted herself, that the children might not notice. And they did not. Never before had they had so wonderful a feast. They would live on the memory of It for many days-- rather more literally than anyone sup- posed at the time, too. Roast duck and potato, gravy, squash, rice pud- ding with raisins ! And all the time the tree waited for them to come back, beckoning to them with Its soft, tinsel. hung boughs and gay festoons of pop- corn and shells. Lettle, slightly numb from repletion, hunched down on her table-box and fixed her black eyes solemnly on Mrs. Penfield's face. "VVhat're Too thinlng of, dear? Aren't you full?" "Full !" Lettie left It at that, wtth entire adequacy. "What I was think- ing of was last year and the swell feed I got. I had some moldy bread and a piece of bologny that I fished outa" "Oh. Lettle. Lettle:" broke in Mrs. assorted by the fall ; Penfieid compassionately. "I'll never a few whole ones. and be thankful enough that Crink found skllfully arranged as ll the plates which were Mr. Drake's Christmas been a small package and raisins and a dozen in an embarrassment all but choked him. had lnight have lemons instead The exchange had been one dozen had becpme piece of fortune, be- that one lemon oranges any day when given amount of yOU." "Neltherql I be. you bet your front doormat! Jtminy, it's great to live grand like this." Th next morning the ek was dill of clouds. It was degrees colder, and time after the Imper had been gathered up dispersed and left happy memories. Not either I The, tree was Chrtme day wu yet ilxlnep, cried Lettl want to see anything was. It sure hit the wind sent the ragged leaves of the _- pepper tr,.e swirling around the drive- way. .Mrs. Penfield reflected that it was fortunate she had Just laid In a supply of coal. Cornstalks and drift- w(,d might serve as kindlings, but they made little impression on heatln the tmuse and that generous l)ori,m of out-.f-dcrs which swept in through chicks and knot-holes. It was a week of rain. Clothes c)uld not be dried in the yard, so Crink car- ried them up to the loft as in the pre- vious winter, except that tte ascent wa easier because of Uncle Jerry's stepladder. Certainly wasttngs could not wait for fair weather, because im- mediate revenue was required. Crlnk had asked for a week's pay in rot- vance, to finish the payment on the coal; therefore the family were de- pendent on the current income. Mrs. Penfield had never planned so closely before, but it had seemed safe. The first time that Crink returned without the money for the laundry which he had Just delivered, she was disappointed; the second time. she was alarmed. In each case the family had gone out of town to spend the hob iday week; Crink had encountered s maid who informed him careleuslj that he would get his pay the follow- ing week. "Nw, children, we Just got to plan," said Mrs. Pen field, cheerfully. Consequently they planned. Mrs. Penfield took no further account ot possIhle income during the week, and apportioned the dupplles on hand to tide them through till the day after New Year's. She was reasonably sure that on that date stze could depend upon a payment from Mrs. Weather- stone. Mrs. Penfieid was that commercial outcast, the cash customer, who re- ceive only the most fleeting considera- tion from the storekeeper, whereas the c'astc, mer who keeps him walling for hls money is the object of his earnest solicitude and accommodation. It s*ms that the less money one has, the more promptly one pays. It was probable that Mrs. Penfleld might have l opened an account at Mr. Drake's; but it was contrary to her prudent policy, and also distasteful to Crink's ideas of independence. *'Land, I'm glad I've read all them diet books," she said to herself. "I know no that If you go without food for a few days, you ain't starving-- ,'ou're fasting. And it's tnrrlble styl- ish, too. Besides, water is awful fill- Ing." She drank two glasses before every meal. To her astonishment, she dis- covered that Lettle knew this trick as well as she did, having learned, it by a sleep. far more harrowing means2--not by reading, but by necessitous experi- ence. It looked as If she would be able to steer her household craft safely through the shallow waters, without appealing in any direction; but there was one thing which she had not counted on, and that was the cumula- tive power of huner. Ravenous stomachs accept the limited ration for a time: then rise in athered rehelllon and demand their full raced, totally un- like their apathy under fasting. It was not until New Year's day that this hapOened. Lunch consisted of a small allowance of cornbread. "Can't I have some more, Penzle?" wheedled Thad. Mrs. Penfield's eyes filled with the tears that had been close to the sur- face every time she had looked at her brave brood. Lettie sprang to her feet. '*You lit. tle dummy," she said affPetionately, "'taln't cornbread you want ; It's wa- ter. vii get you some." She brought him another tumbler of water. He drank a few swallows obediently. He always did what Lettle told him to. "Oh," he objected, making a wry face. "it's got somep'n in it. Tastes like salty." "You bet ttigot somep'n In It," re- Joined Lottie."It'll make you want some more water--and then some more. You're going to get full 'fore I'm thr, mgh with you, And after you got a full feeling, you can't tell what gave it to you." "Oh, children." haman Mrs Penfleld quickly, "tonight we'll have a gr-zran --" Her voice broke. With a swift movement lhe got up from the table and went back to the stove, rattling the dampers vigorously. Crtnk also rose. "I got something to see to," he explained hurriedly. Wlth the air of starting on a distant errand, he went out through the big front door. Instantly, s ff she had been walt. lag for some such circumstance, Lettle dashed out at the back door. She ran to the coop in which Bonnie Geraldine clucked away the days, and crumhled a reasonable lunch of cornbread through the slat. Beaching in her pocket for more. she turned to feed PI1 Caesar. Crink was there before her, digging Into his pockets and spreading corn. bread for the hungry little dog. "I thought mebbe--mebbe FIPd lille some." he said softly. Lettle nodded. "We can't tell hlm 'bout--bout drinking water," she whis- pered. Her lips were unsteady, but she broke the eornbread" with resolute finlera till Filibuster had eaten every crumb. (TO BE CONTLNIUED.) xxxxx'oxxxxxxxoxxxxxxxoxoxxxoxXxV PLAN TO WAGE WAR'ON RABBITS w ,,,, other scientific Investigations of bird Ufe on the reservation, made up of a dozen or more Islands. reefs and shoals which stretch for 1,500 miles west of the Hawaiian archipelago toward Ja pan, are the Bishop museum of fIonolu- lu and the American Museum of Nat- oral History of New York. The navy will provide a l,O00-ton vessel to con. ct the scientists to the different ls- landa.--Bclence Service. OUI00 MAGAZINE: SECTION [ Interesting Features for the Entire Family, J Bunnlsa Must Be Exterminated in Hawaiian Archipelago if .Birds Are to Be Jived. To cave the littlo land birds which live only on Laysan island, a scienti- fic expedition soon will leave for the, Hawaiian archipelago especially equip- pad to fight rabbits, It was learned at the bnresu of the United States biolog- Ical survey here. The multiplication of the prolific bunnies Introduced oll this once celebrated bird breeding place pretty rich," piped by a German some years ago, threatens fl/ger of  to deter- to destroy the scanty vegetation of the J sticky it 4kat Island. If the vegetation disappears,[ " agTtmd the rare birds found on this part of[ the Hawaiian islands national h[ atinn will pm'lh. To break this[ vldo etre, gmtermaent experts plan [ w Jan 1. um rammm oe-om m ,m $llillilliQ  ....................... " lO -=" -: YOU : - Something to Think About , - , =' By GRACE E. HALL Bq IF.  tDAt.KER , ' drf||mH|||HimHtmIIttttm||||||/|||||||||||m||| KEEPING IN TUNE F YOU are not willing to sing In tune with the inspiring music of Industry ringing and roaring all about you, there will come upon you the bare and beggarly days which are s-t al,art by the Fates as a pittance for sluggard:s. In the strength and bu.yancy of youtix you may think that you can seape them. There is no fear In your mind, no prompting to be up and &,ins, no worthy aspiration. To go fluttering and sailing about like a but- terfly wimn the air is soft and tilled with the fragrance of flowers, Is your one dc. Ire. There is pleasure in the world, and you are going to get your share while you have the capabilitiesto enjoy it. The year call to you with a voice of Idle laughter. In your case. they are not made for noble endeavor of hand or brain. You proudly proclaim your manly or womanly independence. You assert with emphasis that you will not be subjected to the beck and call of anybody. There 1 but one that shall say to you "yea" and "nay," and that one is your arroganL fool- ish self, out of tune with reason, sing- ing false notes so like the confused souls of Babel that they fill the hearts of your Irarents with a terror un- speakable. They Implore you to sing In tune. Your answer is a cackle and a strut. It is received with sighs and tears. Thousands of pleading fathers and mothers like yours have waited and waited for a dulcet note, folded theLr hands in disappointment and gone to reaffirms that parental love, though constant and solicitous to the last. has often been wounded to death by the Jarring behavior of the objects of its affection. * You never speak of the dlscords-you have caused. You continue to pro- ceed on your Imperious way until tim clouds lower about you and your path lies dark and forbidding ahead. Then In a moment your Inclinations change and your heart changes with them. You do your utmost to convey to others your new purposg, but your notes still ring untrue, though you may be doing your best to save a rag of honor at the eleventh hour, un- supported by love. ((. 1923, by MeClure New,pc.per Syndleatn.) It is a story as old as the tomb of Tht-Ankh-Amen, yet young as the bud- ding twigs of spring; true to the tra- dition of centuries which affirms and WASTING ENERGY INCE the beginning of time men have wasted millions of years of energy in trying to solve the unknow- able. The mysteries of life and death, the puzzle of space, these things are be- yond the grasp of the human mind. Let them alone. There Is.abundant knowledge that can be learned, useful knowledge that will help you with your career. Study that kind of knowledge. Take mental food that your mind can digest, Take it in abundance. Work hard to get It. But do not torture your mind with problems that are beyond your reach. A scientist, searching for truth, de- termines as seo as he can in what directions he can make progres& And his reoerches follow in these direc- tions. Where he sees a stone wall set up against him, he turns aside. There is no use trying to travel any further in that way. There is plenty of work to do that can be done. And that Is the work that occupies the Investigator's mInd. OU came from the shadowy Some, where one morn, To dwell near the gate of my heart; I felt a delight that was suddenly born, And strange, tender impulses start. You gave a new tint to the blossom that swayed On the trellis, that morning In Spring ; The pansies in far deeper hues wetc arrayed, The birds found a new song to sing You came---and the world was a gar, den of bloom, Each day was a rose. sweet and red' You went--md the world Is a gardet of gloom, And the roses are withered and dead ( Dodd. Mead & Company.) The average man will need all his brains aid all his energy studyIng things that can be found out. We do not mean things that are already known If you stopped with these, the wold would forever remain In its present Ignorance, which Is vast com- pared with what it will know In the future. But where life comes from, why it flickers for a brief space and dies, and what Is beyond the stat is some- thing that until we receive hitherto unheard of light, we shall never know. Waste no time on these problems. They are as vain as the efforts of the alchemist to turn base metals to gold, which occupied brains that might have been better used on learning more use- ful thlng Learn first the llmitatlon of the subject that you study. That will dispose of much puzzle and worry, and enable you to go ahead and give it the time and thought that may add to the world's store of wisdom, and will certainly add to your own. ( bY' $ohn Bl,k,) Learn to take Fourself leo sertottlF. Think how little of a ripple It would make on the surface of the universal wtetm if you were to go under. This is nothing to .fir lens over or regret, but it should make tm smile at our- elves and our exaRgerted regard for our own importance.--Della T. Lute RECIPE8 THAT OTHER8 LIKE ERE is a,grlddle cake for a ghllly morning which will be enjoyed by the whole family: Corn 81appera. Take two cupfuls of White cor meal,, one cupful of flour, a table- spoonful of shortening, one well-beat- en egg, one *eupfnl of our milk, a half-teaslmonSul of soda and a tea- spoonful of sugar. Scald the corn- meal with a cupful of boiling water, then add the other Ingredlte and bake on a hot griddle. Date Bar. Separate the whites and yolk of two eggs, bet welL To one-fourth of a cupful Of sub'ar add the beaten yolks, flour, one cupful of dates which have been cut into bits after remov- Ing the stones; add one cupful of chopped walnuts, L tablespoonfuls of flour, one teaspoonful of baking powder, one-eighth of a teaspoonf of salt. Fold in the stiffly beaten whites and spread in a baking pan a foot No Place for ImitationL square. Bake until brown, cit into We thought it was about time for strips. Cover each with whipped some aae to commit .-. brand new  cream and garnish with cherries for SpoonerisnL It.WLs t a prayer meet. special 0ecasiOl hag and the yoatg talnister eatling upon a Mr.  :.: the Chili 8oup. "And pound of hamburger eak, Pra.v If two quarts chopper. Season well wlth malt and pepper and cook until the vegetables are done. Now add one cupful of kidney beans and a quart of strained tomato with a teaspoonful of Chill powder. Simmer one hour." For va- riety add a Uttle canned corn and a few stalks of celery, Serve with he' boiled rice or with crackers. ALLEN MFG. Nuhvtlle :-: :< Tennmmt ................ , , .. , . Lr L , " Monuments to milltary heroes unknown In China. Aspirin Say "Bayer"and Insist! I IUUI00 HAND ,------ =-" ,oo _ as wa b a,  ackage or on tablets you are not ring the genuine Bayer product scribed by physicians over PREDISPOSITION TOWARD ELF years and proved safe by millions D E TR U CTJ 0 N Colds Headache Toothache Lumbago WHILE the average student  Eara heumathml " " palmistry and reader of the han lgeuralgla a; will have, of course, few occasions t suspect hls 8abject of a predlspos| Accept "Bayer Tablets of Allplit  tion toward self-destruc'ion or sui only. Each unbrokeh package cide, still It is well to enumerate th proper dlreetions. Handy indications in the hand which haw twelve tablets cost few cants. been found in the past to accompanl gists also ell bottle of 24 such predlsposltlon, Who can tel Azpirin is the trade that, such signs being Interprete, Mannfactur with accuracy, the rash act may no ilaUcyllcacid,--AdverUsemmt. be averted? Therefore, It Is well to know tha chiromants have seen a tendency to ward suicide In the following signs i the hand : - .. ),n a"ggerated first phalanx of tl second finger in a hand that Is oth erwlse weak. A mount of 3Spite (nnderiylng the first finger) that eggerated, with the line of the hes ,Joined to the line of health, also poor line of fate and many line crossing the line of life. If there a star at the termination of the lin of fate, with another star on ti mount of the moon, It Is also an evi The miscellany department sign In this regard, newspaper ndght label the (( by the Wheeler- SFndiegte, TI.) Thm-e are 20(? Islan la 1 group. ; .... aust say to your BaLI Blue when buying wm be more than repaid ults.. Once tried vertisement. PICKEt} UP ON THE H-iRI. 7"----'-- Pouibly 8ome of Our Rud Wa Doubt It) May Have Theee Remart. O Gulls Help Farmers, Through southeastern Oregon Utah gulls often'pluck up a llvl of grasshoppers. They rid the tier of harmful Insects and help prote the crops from field mice, says latur Magazine. As the water is turue little husband today, "Henrfl into the fields from the irrtgatio law in our hoaseY ditches It seeps Into the burrows, drh Ing out the mice, which are devoure by the waiting gull t, 19:15, Wtem NewsPaper Unlo ) --------O------- -------O------- AHas Any0ne Laughedl t You "Home (Un) Truths:" "I don't mind the size at I want Is a comfortable was what we In a bootshop yesterday. "Yes," said a tall, who paid us a vlslt with THOt.tHT EVERY I.dOMAN" ]UT ?vt/M JE]:I, ALTFtOUH IT MI q'FtT :]K NATLIR/:IL FEB OMK LOOb!,E/-ME' NEVER ]EEN ONE OFT/E )'('1NTI 3"0 rvlAK " Pt FLI 0VIRNLI7741N! Because-- , YOU are always having olbthea premmd ? They may say It  your clothes out. but wbe you wear them you feel 111 a "rular " feller', whether you are  or woman, A woman In e baggy , tailor-made is a *Thiag fit for internment The beauty .of the tallor-ma|d is her natttnemg The man wlume tothe are baggy will ranely get a high post because he looks untidy and an. eared-for. It may be the style of some folk to go "unpressed." You'd be depressed if you did or yon could make little lmpre if yon didn't. 80 and nee IIk, s I the fair mualeal when interviewed th "I will not give you my ph( I hate seeing It In the want to keep myself as much the limelight as essib!e." "I always like to mother here on visits," friend Vhltehouze the Other cause we do so enjoy everything about the done."