,- JANUARY!. W30- Charles Dickens 1 BEGIN HERE TODAY A cold-hearted, fraspint miser WM EBENEZER SCEOOGE. Anil his putncr In business, JACOB MAULEY, jud been like him. Bat Maricy hid b«n dead seven years. On Christmas Eve Scrooge hail a visitor. It was Martey's (ihosl. Wrapped- In clanking chains and ralalnj dreadful cries, it repented a wasted Hfe and'told Scrooge he was WTOIIJ to shut mankind out of Ids heart. . , "You shall be taunted by three Spirits," Marlty's Ghost said. "•1'he .'ttrsl will call when the clock strikes One." And it did. It called itself the Ghost of .Christmas lust. On the wings of the wind it bore Scrooge back through the years and allowed the old sinner to see himself as a boy again, when the love of lib fellow mail lad not yet left his heart. The Spirit then departed, and the second one appeared, this one calling itself the Ghost of Christ mas Present. Scrooge was taken to the honfc of BOB CRATCH IT, his poverty-stricken clrrk, and he saw happiness and true Christmas spirit In this family circle, which Included a crippled child, TINY TIM. The third Spirit called itself the Ghost of Christmas Yet (o Come. Through it Scrooge was permitted a glimpse into the future and an appalling vision of hircself dead and no one to ruourn hhn. Rather there was joy in cetain quarters ivli?re Scrooge held usurious noter- NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY XIII Yes. Soften ii as (hey would, their hearts were lighter; The children's faces, hushed and clustered round to hear what they so little understood, wee brighter: and it was a happier house for this man's death! The only emotion that the Giiost could show him, caused by the event, was one of pleasure. '•Let me see some tenderness connected with a death," said Scrooge; "or that dark chamber, Spirit, which we left just now, will be for ever present to me." Tile Gliost conduceted him through several streets familiar to Ills feet; and as they went along, Scrooge looked here and there to find himself, but nowhere was he to be seen. They entered poor Bob Cratchit's house; the dwelling h£ had visited before; and found the mother and the children seated round the fire. Quiet. Very quiet. The noisy little' CratchiU were as. still as statues in one corner, and sat looking up at Peter, who had a book before him. The mother aiid her daughters were engaged in sewing. But surely they were very quiet '"And he took liet table. ""The colour hurts my said. •••"• "'o 3.111. 4JUU LWIVI LUC1U Ul L The colour? Ah, poor Tiny Tim I traordinary kindness of "They're better -now again," said Scrooge's nephew, whom h Crntchifs wife'. "It makes''Ihei week , by candle-light; ,ind I meeting him in the street that day, wouldn't show weak eyes lo your ~~ " ' father wi^tn he comes home for the world. It must be near his time" wouldn't show weak eyes lo your and seeing ;hat l-.e looked a little— or the "just a little down, you know," said "Past It rather," Peter answered, Glutting up his book. "But I think the Spirit d(d not slay tot anything, but went straight on, as to the end Just now desired, until besought by Scrooge lo tarry (or: n moment. • , "Tills court," said Scrooge, "through which we hurry now. Is where my place of occupation la, and has been for n length of Uiriq'. I see the house. Let me behold what I shall be In dnys lo come.!' The Spirit stopped; the hand was pointed elsewhere. : "The house is yonciev." Scrooge. "Why do you point The Inexorable finger underwent no change. Srrooxc hastened to Ihe window of his office nnd looked in. It was nn office sill', but not his. The fur.-' niture was not (he same, nnd the flugre in Ihe chair was not Cilm- self. The Phantom pointed as before. ; He Jrlncd it once again, nnd, wondering why ar.d whither he had gone, accompanied It until they reached nn iron g:ite. He paused to look round before exclaimed, away?" - Head upon the stone, of the neglected grave his own name, EBENEZEE SCROOGE. family. He .looked at the work upor. t;:c table,.and praised the Industry nnd speed at Mrs. Cratchit ami the girls. They would bs done long be- tore Sunday, he said. "Sunday! You. went today, then, Robert?" • said his wife. "Yes, my dear," returned Bob. "I .wish you could have gone. It would have done you good to see how greeri^a place it is. But you'll see it often. I promised him. that I would walk there on a Sunday My little, little child!" cried Bob. "My little" child!" He broke ..down all at once. He He couldn't -help it. ( If he could have helped it, he and his child would haw!, been farther apart, perhaps, th'an they wevc. He left the room, and went upstairs into the room above, which was ligh-.eu ciicertully, and hung with Christmas. There was a chair Cralchit. "And (lien," cried one of the girls, "Peter will br keeping company with some one, and setting up for himself." "Get along with you!" retorted Peter, grinning. "It's just as likely as not," said Dob, "one of these days; though there's plenty of lime for that, my dear. But, however and whenever we part from one another, I am sure we shall none of us forget "Never, father!" cried they all. "And I know," said Bob. "I know my dears, thai, when we recollect •low-patient and how inilrl he-was.;, although he was a' little. Hide' child; we shall not qliarrel' easily among ourselves, and forget poor Tiny Tim in dom» it." nil set close beside the child, and there were signs of some one having been I . -..".~vj» J11UUIV JlillLUS and j Spirit of Tiny Tim,.thy childish cs- SUNDOWN STORIES Fireplace "y MAIIV OKAIIAM H<>.NNi:u "As It's » most special holiday" snld . (ha I.ntlo ijuick Clock "I thought we'd visit some fr'arris whi'ro foiul of holidays thnl COIHO iU this time o( the year." Jehu iincl Peggy went only a little distance «tlj, t| )0 UHly, l Clock, but he hna turned ll-c hact qulu> a lout while. It; was very tpilel. Then heard same crackling noises an some splutters of laughter uiul s- mo ChUCjlllS. .,!T i " >y ' n ' lsnltl »B 'or us/. 1 said (ho Little Ii:ack Clock. And then the childien saw so mc slrnnso but very bright little creature$ dresM'd in bright, bright col- ' ' I 'mo they 'ors. ' vm IUUEJU wiuie ciiitrmy. • -^ • * .ii'i.MiiL'u Liie 1,1 A churchyard. Here, then, the nlllck CI °i*. "I've turned the t wretched man. whose name he had m ''"' '" nl ' ' "'now to learn, lay imuerni'alh t'.ic ,;round. It wns n worthy place. Walled. In by houses; overrun by gross and weeds, the growth of vegetation's death, not lite; choked up with too much, burying; fat up with too much burying; fat ^r™""- "' mi we must always bo with repteted appetite. ' K worthy 'Of"" , nml C(M >' «»<< friendly. 1 ' said place I • -•«..' • • on|, ( dressed 'In the brightest or The Solrlt stood, amonz the"™!?- 01 ""™ 1 costumes. The Spirit stood >among the graves, a;id pointed down to One. He'advanced towards It trembling.' The Phtmlom was exactly as It, had been, but he dreaded that, he saw now meaning in Its solemn shape. "Before I draw nearer, to that stone (o which, yon .point." said Sero'ogc, "answer me 'One. question. Are these the shadows of the things thai Will be, or are they the shadows of the things that May be only?" Sdll the Ghost pointed downward lo ihe grave by which it -"stood. "Men's courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, It' persevered in. ihey must lead," said Scrooge. "But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change. Say it Is thus with what you show me!" The Spirit was immovable as ever. Scrooge crept towards It. trembling a> he. went; and, following EBENEZER SCROOGE. "Am I that man who lay .., the bed?" he cried upon his knees. .Tiic pointed from the still. Bob tokl them of tile cx- " Mr. scarcely seen but once, and who, Bob, inquired what had happened to distress him. "On which," snid Bob, "for he is the ptpasantcst- — *....£, u^, ,,io ijuurv. uuv A Limit* i»JU, tu- l:K Ii IKC J)ll';lS(i[llCSi- he has walked a little slower than! spoken gentleman you ever heard, he used, these few last evenings, i I told him. •' 'I am heatily sorry motn "." I for it, Mr. Cratchi'.. 1 he said, 'and They were very quiet again. At'heartily sorry for your good wife.' last, she said, and in a steady, j By-the-bye, how he ever knew that cheerful vcice, that only faltered' I tton't know." oncc: I "Knew what, my deal?" "I have known him walk with— "Why, that you were a goad !_ have known hhn walk with Tiny I wife," replied Boh. Tim upon his shoulder very fast in- Iiave I." cried Peter. "Everybody knows that," said Peter. "Very well observed, my boy!" j cried Bob. "1 hope llicv do. 'Heart- ii.. i , .... deed." "And so ifn.u AJUU. A iju^jL' uiuv iiu. ne;iri- 'Ann so iiavc 1," e.vciaimcd an-1 lly soriy.' lie saicf, Tor your good otlicr. 80 had all. ! «-i; c . if i can bc of service to you "But lie was very light to carry,"' in any way,' he said, giving me his she resumed, intent upon her work. I card, 'that's where I hve. 1'ray "and his father loved him so. that: come to me.' Now, it wasn't" cried it was no trouble, no trouble. And I Bob, "for the sake of anything i;e Ihcre Is your father at the door;" She hurried out lo meet him: and little Bob in his comforter— !io had need of it.' poor fellow- came in. His tea was ready lor him intent be able (o flo for u=. so much as for his kind way, thnt this wns (mite delightful, it really seemed as if he had known our Tiny Tim, — — — — — — ^ f .„. him aud felt with us." on Ihe hob, nnd I'.iey nil tried who; Arm jure he's a good soul!" said diould help him to it most. Then ! Mrs. Cratchit. the two young. Cratchlts got upon j "You would \K sure of it, my his knees, and laid, each child, a j dear." returned Bob, "if you saw little cheek agaimt his face, as if j and spoke to him. I shouldn't b- they snld, "Don't mind it, father, jut all surprised—mark what I sayl T?nh 8licvclL " H f l!C cot I'cter a bctlcr silua- Bob was very cheerful with them,'tion." and spoke pleasantly to all the I "Only hear Ihat Pcier," said Mrs. A Happy Re-New Year CE-MCDEL U'liy be ashamed of the old house when you can work S iieh:a transformation with-a small quantity of materials and a good design. Let "The Man From the Lumber Yard" Help You E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. Spectre," said Scrcose, "some- thins informs me that our parlin" moment is at hand. I know it but I know noi how. Tell me what man thai was whom v,c sa«- h'in» ricr.rt?" " The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Cmie conveyed him. as before— though at- c. different lime, he thought: indeed there seemed no order In these letter visions-, save thai they were in the Future—into resorts of business men, but showed him not, himself. Indcd. grnve to-'-lilin, ami back ngnin. ^. . "No, Spirit! .Oh no, no!" The tinner still was there. "Spirit!" he cried, light clutching at its robe, "hear me! r am not the man I wns. I will not be the man I must have been but for tills in:ercour£c. Why show me this, if I am past all hope?" For the first lime the hand appeared to shake. "Good Spirit," he .pursued, as down upon the ground he fell before It. "your nature Intercedes for ir,e. and pities me. Assure me thnt I yet may change these, shadows you have shown me by an altered life?" The kind hand (rcmblcd. "I will honour Christmas in my heart,' and try to keep it all the year. I will live In the Past, the Present, and ' the Future. The Spiiits of all Three shall strive In h!s agony lie caught the spec- -,.'.. ll> Firp l'ln« people," the II tie civ.itiires said, us the Utllc Black Claic Introduced them lo the children. "You're buck of the Mre- placc now, which Is the reason it looks itinerenl to you." "you sec," explained 'the ----- , _ .^ HLIIil.ll \|ll- IIIUU [|Ulte far back, nnd this Is ua old fireplace. Let us hear Ihcm talk" So ihe children sal down back o! Uio Fireplace, and they heard iho Fircplnce of .tilings. ciccldlug all sorts of all we must always bo "•We must, nit wear pretty colors •si.people will want to look at, us nnd will enjoy our brightness. ''From the .days when lire was first, discovered until now our people, have never had a hard feeling for anyone. They havo always wanted to do the liest they could 'Then we must be ready lo quiet down, so our embers can bu mci fcr roasting pop-corn, chestnuts nm .apples. We will do this for pcopli, spjthal they can have good limes as.;they sit around us." • All the Fireplace people ajrcei Ihat they would do all this, and John, Pe-scy nnd the Little Dl;ic) Clock stayed back of the Firepliici and heard a!l the plans made by thi Fireplace people. (Tomorrow—"The Fireplace I.fadcr .1 Sweden To Hear U. S. STOCKHOLM— I/P) — American rnaio programs will be heard in Sweden after the first of January. The government telephone nnd le^grnpli board has aimoiuinl thnt exhaustive relay tests, called on. for some time, have proved successful. CLASSIFIED Vvr County Cuurt Clerk MKS. JOHN LONG. l-'Olt SAW:—as shares of First National Ijaiik Htm-k, BlylhovlllP. Arkansas, For prices wrllu or call O. C. Leo, Dyenuurg, Tennessee. FOR.SAI,t:~8rHTlnl 30x3>5 tire njid till* 53.75; Von\ Springs 11.75; Tord mid Chevrolet Cnv tops, side curtains S-160 up; Siivu money on new and used auto purls uml fe- palr work on liny make ear. We have an expert mutialor mini. Oan nx tiny kind of radiator, Wiirk Eiinrnnlccd. Dixie Junk Shop and Auto Wreckers, 130 Knsl Pain. IBcL-tf. FOR SALU—Lcnvhift city musl sell Cafe, m i;ast Main St. I'Oll SAI.K—New Stove, 4-binncr, „ ,,.„ vu dnys. Cost J34; will take $17. Good Luck Store. Morence Oil Iweti used CO FOR RENT HOUSE FOR RKNT—Four rooms nnd bath, FOR SALE— six room house 'on Dougnn. 1 FIVE AGUE tracts at Dogwood. 40 ACHE farm near Ynrljro. itorrls K'lnt', Pliomi 77'.' or 'M East Ken- luey. Ipkl FOR HKNT—Iloiiskccplng Rooms, 314 Ilearn. '24pkl FOR HEHT— 10 room house, modern conveniences, 124 East Ky. Sec or call E. J. Browne. Phono 70 °°10- 12cklf __ _ FOR RENT— Largo bedroom, for Clentlcmen only. , Phone C7H. 30pk5 WALDRON-Scott county citizens hope to complete n $500 fund in order to retain the connty agricultural aepnt. To meet the federal olfer, the county court has appropriated S500 and a like contribution from citizens will be required if the service is maintained. LITTLE ROCK—W. L. Flnnncry formerly with the Missouri and N'orth Arkansas, has Joined this Heck Island as district agricultural agent in Arkansas anil will make his headquarters at Little Rock. trnl hand. It sought to free itself, but ho was strong In his entreaty, and detained it. The Spirit stronger yet, repulsed him. Holding up his hands In a Inst -r -- -- ........ jw.m. prayer to have his fate reversed within me. T will not shut out the he saw an alteration In the Phan- Iraons that they teach. Oh, tell me 1 may sponge away the writing on this stone!" toni's hood and dress. It shrunk, collapsed, ami dwindled down into a berl-post. (To Be Concluded) FOR RENT—Nice comfortable bedroom, close In, lo man or couple who work down town. Phone 303. 30pk!i WANTED • WANTED—Girl for general housework, unrt nurse. 10J7 West Ash. 20pk2 VERY competent single lady de.. alres posiiliin-as bookkeeper 01 clerk. Willing to leave Blylheville Care Dr. Wilson. Phone 311. Ipk" LOST LOST— Bunch of car keys and lock Reward. Dr. Carl NIcs. Phone OS Ick4 FOUND FOUND—A ladies purse containing seme money. Owner may have same by calling at Courier News Office and Identifying. 23-tf PERSONAL W. J. KNOX repairs shoes good. No. 204 West Main. STOVE Repairs by Snm Sickles, 110 S. Broadway. 13pk Jan IK WANTED-Helpcr at Blythevllle Upholstery Shop. 124 N. Second " ' Ipk4 >™_ . ANTELOPE V ERECT TUB LON13 HAIRS OP THEIR BuW> PA7CH ;MIO A St..<BIMa WHITE DISC AS A SkSNAl. TO OTHERS OP niQlR. KINO SCttS DISTANCE AWAV. KI£*: IF ALL THE PROQENV OF Al4 OVSTKR LNED AMD AWJLTIP1.IED ONTIL THS.^E \vgRB GREAT- <SBEAT <SRAMP, CHIlDREry,THE.SEV/OOt.O' • NUMB6C. &6,OOO, 000,000,OOO,OOO,OC>O,• GOO, OCX). OOO.OOO, OOO OVSER9. jcW—r^- ANP 1HS HEAP OF SHELU3 ... .. _. VVOO1.O 6B EIGHT TiMES THE SUB. Of THE EARTH. Clarence Chain f hcrliiln, llylnf f ' "Mind" in a tog on his traiui- A 11 a n tie liop with C li a r lea Lcrlnc, fell 10,. MO feet in a. lallsphi before lie wa» ablq to rlghi tho plane, then only ti few / kit from tiio'* /s CAMTJEN— Daily service between Cninrtcii nnd Prescott has been Inaugurated by the Blue Bonct Bus .company and when tho highway tins been completed, a line will be maintained between Prescott and Nashville. Tho company now op- crates blisses between Arkndelphla and Hot Springs, Garden and Pi'cscoU, nnd Prescott and Magnolia. ' • • He flakes, r Em See Plumbing, Steam, Gas and Hot Water Heating by "AL" the Plumber (A. C. Aitken) Phone 894-W .316 N. 9th. j Royal C. Mills Public Accountant And Auditor Specializing in Income Tte, Bookkeeping Systems, Fhoae U Ingrnra Bldg. Blythevllle, Ark. POP RESOLVES SUPPOSE VOu'lE MADE Tit? SM.\E OLD tlEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS TlnS MAKE WE'. OOST ONE OF THEM, Auo COME JUST TIME TO HClP'lAE KEEP IT- I M SUJEARlM' Off SMOKES OH FOR HFC » "30 GET RID OF / DO -YOU -THOSE UOVEI.Y PCRFECTO /REALLY ClGdRS BEFOPE W * ^ TEMPTED AND UIETAKEN KRBCKI.KS AM) HIS FRIENDS RBASON TO BB HAIM'Y I \NHOOpS /«•/ DEAR , LOOK OMSR, OSCAR /to FOOLIM' !! 7JWS TV& 1 UEAEO "THIS OOSUTA e YOOR. YoOK TRIP 70 RlNS • A \ IK A\ooM ) ''
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