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The Brookfield courier. (Brookfield, N.Y.) 1888-19??, December 14, 1927, Image 12

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THE COURIER, BROOKFIELD. N. Y, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1927 New York Second in Road Building 'vj. xicw runks second amony the commonwealths of the Union in the amount of money spent on state highways during the year 1926. Pennsylvania leads for the United States with more than ?53,000,000 spent on state highways and New York is second with ?37,- 276,827. North Carolina is third — The New York state college of ag­ riculture, which prepared this state­ ment from the tables of the federal government, points out that . the amount of money spent may not be an accurate measure of a state’s real actual amounts expended. In pro­ portion to population its outlay is about seven times that of New York. Christ's Natal Day By BELLE WILLEY CUE C HOUT aloud on Christra \Lope and Peace Ihi* d Maq tke memort) of thii daq Lin<^er with ^on all the «a^. So llial, ohate'er maq ^ lide qoi Meroj will forever <juide qou. Fia qont thoughts on L Till all crueltij shall ces Some politicians, too, should forced to muffle their exhausts. I O H E N R Y M A K H N C O * | GIVE HER FURS .t could plc '^o wife, ‘mothr'r or sister more tl ely fur coat or scarf from Martin's? And h mavav choosehoose fromrom ann unlimitednlimited varietyariety off pelts What you m c f a u v o p nneouallod fo r ouality and superiori+v— ^volues im­ possible to dupliicate parison. ouaiity and superiori+v— ^voh •l and at prices that defy com- I American Seal Self trimmed or trim­ med with squirrel, beaver. mink, fitch, leopard or slcurk. Sizes up to 5 6 ......... to $24 5 . <tP 1 Raccoon All styles. All sizes. The practical sport-coat . . 9 to $42 5 . American Seal Crown Sable Squirrel ColHr a n i $ X 7 5 Cuffs . UP Beaverette Jao Mink ar*d Jap Weasel imm°di with hoover— 'ed Cnriadiau Tri Dyed Corv dyed whit< to $650. $350 Beaver Providence of Oueber Skins. Sizes /I Q C 16 to 40 .... to $625. ‘Caraculs With Fox collars in cafe au lait and platinum shades .......... d* 1 Cf to $625. $ l D O Hudson Seal • Trimmed with beaver, (Mendoza Dyed Buck fox, squirrel, skunk, Coney Skins) — W i t n $125 I Sizes 14 to '44. mink, kolinsky, baum marten Sizes 16 to 56. or ermine! $260 SPEGIA.L! Oolden Muskrat with wal­ nut fox collar. Sizes 16 and li. Beautiful, heavy skins, worked diagonally. $245 SPECIAL! Australian Opossum blue tipped skins. Johnny and tomboy collara Size* 14 \$245 I TUfV I f m f I ^ for I Gifty Exquisite scarfs of polt\,ted fox, fashioned with the inimitable artistry of skilled fur- flers are representa- stone marten are par­ ticularly smart with i.stumes of the fosh- lable brown. Offered t a price that fail to imi discriminating pers. Special. $45.00 . \ $65! o O UP <> UP jcaiise our fine assortment of silver, red cross and Llnut fox scarfs and our platinum and Hudson Bay '** wolf scarfs *for Christmas gift giving were ae- iholcest of the $32.50 If scarfs \for months ago the pelts ..lott—made according to ( standard of quality . 4-6146 4-6146 HCME for — if “y W ICKS W A M B O L O T ;^ mmm you have been away for the first time in your life, , holding down a job a thou­ sand miles from the hoirie town, but now you’re on your way home for Clirlstmns, rolling into a country that you know all about. the Qrst one off the and the first through the gate there waltin;ig fop you. □gs and kisses you word, but there 1\ a tightening ich. Pntl her arms that speaks mu( shakes hands with you heartily and 'Well, my boy, you’re looking When you reach the car, there are idfatlier and grandmother, It Jennie and Aunt Molly; and all act as though they never had seen ilr lives look so good to you! You climb Into the front seat alongside your father. It Is Christmas morning and most folks are at home. But you see an occasional acqv ir hand gall; anyone In thel lualntance and wave your hand gaily and shout, \Merry Christmas!” And one or two step out from the sidewalk and stop you and say, “Well, I’ll he dogged!\ and shake hands with you niid tell you how glad they are to see you. You are out of town now, speeding over the road that runs along the riv- J i wide, blue river, res swam and boat- *aa cetiglit fish, and In winter hunt­ ed aucka There down the road comes a familiar figure with a gun on his shoulder and a dog at his heels 1 It Is Chuck Andrews. He recognizes you a hundred feet away and grins joyously. \Merry Christmas!\ he .veils. Your father stops the car, and you and Chuck grip Rands. “JImlny! I’m glad to see you,” he says, “flow long are you going to be home?” “A week,” you reply. “Pine and dandy!” says he enthusi­ astically. “There Is the biggest flock of wild turkeys I ever saw over In Ce­ dar Swamp; and the quail are as thick as grasshoppers this year. We’ll start something.\ The car moves on. You are turning In at the home place; you are purring up tlie avenue to the house. Cousin Nut uilid Cousin Bill have your grip and hat and over­ coat and carry them to your room. Suddenly you ask, “Where’s Uncle Harry?” Grandmother answers, “Har­ ry couldn’t come. He is so far away he felt he shouldn’t leave his business so long.” You are disappointed, for Uncle Harry Is your favorite uncle, and you have been loklng forward es­ pecially to seeing him. - You nil sit down In the large living before the crackling, fragrant dace. All are log lire In the big flrepi talking at once. Then and Maria helped raise you. You open the kitchen door and Min­ go and Marla, their black faces shln- I want to see them?” Mingo lays Wi Ing with affection, greet you with “CUris’inas gif’! Chris’mas glfl” And Maria hugs you and crocus en­ dearing names to you as she did when you were a youngster. Mingo shakes hands with you and says, “I’se sho’ powahful glad to see yo’, Mlstah Sam” ; and you tell them you have brought Santa Clans with you. Back you go to the bunch, aud you window and shout •ybody tries :e. Uncle Har­ ry, natty and debonair us usual, s t Bmiling from a taxi. “Thought i body looks out the a \Here’s Harry!” Everybody out J:he door a t once natty and debonair a rry ! Everybody t get out J:he door a t once. Uncle H ing from a ’ ' ^ ® weren’t coming!” somebody yells. “Had to come!” he Hashes back. “Couldn’t stand the pressure.” Then the folks crowd round him. And he pushes through to you, grabs your hand In both of his and says, “Welt, here’s Sami” And he adds, “I don't know as 1 should have come If hadn’t known you’d be here.” } 'em out.” says gram j liieUle the job. B' IB a rush for ages are stack \Sam you give father. And yo erybody Is pleased, or pretenils with wimt he or she gets. And I’eter sidles up to you with your box of rigars la his Imnd, and says with a grin, “You hit me where I’m w Presents right In I ‘You hit me where I’m weak.\ viewed nn.l reviewed and midsi of It mother calls, nmtlier ul the tier’s right, essing; thei ther carves the turkey. There Is ileeii of you at the ta- YiPiir I’iUher sits at one end and your nmtlier ul the otlier. And you are at your nmi tier’s right. Your fa­ ther asks the th blessing; then gruiidfa- •e passed i; Ireuit\ and celved Its load of good things. After all litive eitten all they can bold, your mother puslies imek her chair and rl.ses; you all follow suit gi'undraflie ally, that Uncle Bob adds. “Yes, i n get along ail right now until supper.” The fiitnily sifts buck into the living room. Mingo coine.s in and puts more wood on the lire, and the ttiiines shoot the <‘lilinm;y. And cousin Nat asks nis the ino.sf precocious And your mother. \S tier”; ifnd rliink I ca The Chiffonnicr Vour Father Gave You for a Birthday Present. child meiitloiieU In the Bible?” You iinswer glibly. “Job; be cursed the day he was horn.\ “You’ve heard that one before.” .says Nut. Then you give Nm this one: Every lady In this land Has twenty nails upon each hand: Five nnd twenty on hands and teet: And this Is true without deceit. \Say that Hgaln.’’ asks Aunt Elean­ or. You repeat the doggerel, and are retiuired to do .so again and again. uoiipeiise!\ declares Cousin says Cousin Nat. catch In the punctu­ ation.\ And while the re.st continue to puzzle, he tnke.s out a pencil and an envelope anil writes the thing' down. “I’ve got It!’’ be nnnoimces, and ’Every tndy In this land has twenty Upon each hand five; and twenty on Everybody laiiglis and Uncle George says, “Tbnt’s ii . .....I tme;\ then the cotmnilriinis lly thicit utid fast. Be­ fore you know it tlie fjimily is culled in to eat cold tnrltey and other fixings left from dinner. You spend the evening cracking jokes, and ytiu imp corn, eat candy, and commit various giisfronomic eno^ Diltles. But who ••are.s? Christmas comes hut once a year I Whnt If one should feel log.v toniorrow? It Is worth It. To everybndy’s surprise, thet.all clock in (Im hall hooms twelve. And the folks say good-night and go You go tip to your ruom—the room yeu always have bud and always will have. The lights ure on. There is cheery 11 clothes I been the the hcartli. The bed- turned down and your I out. Your mother has [here. Y’ou M o s q the door and look around. There Is the clilffonnler that your father gtive you for a birthday pres­ ent Aud piipor on the wall picked it out yourself with your ert and you and she selected the car­ pet There Is the tie-ruck which Cottsin Marjtirle gti 'e you .made of embroidery hoops covered with red satin. You go over to the closet and peer in. Your sholgun is right where Chink o f whnt Chuck nnd tlie quail—\Oli. liny !” There Is a tap at the do mother comes hi. “I ] just wanted to lotl-nlglit\ You and she ; then she go to bed nmi hugs and kisses 1 tlie edge of the bed and to bed nmi get some rest.” and she sit down on the edge i talk; then sh says. “Now and kisses you and goes-out. i step to the window and raise ish. The full moon Is shining as only a Southern immri cun shine, air Is frosty uml perfecriy still. Is hurltiiig. You I k off a dog Is the moon, crows for dayli,';lit Down the vllliige the cliPnaes ring out Ul Matlin lower: lUgh this hour be Thou itiy Thy power 1 may abide. the window, undres Lord, throt T h a t In Th: You put down and* climb into your mother hais tingulsli the light. And the next thinj skipping that son' of thing lately. You crawl In between the sheets hose pnjui mother ha laid out You ex- yuu know you the side of tlu ipplng that s 1 your knees iwsiness creeps Chrlstmi ((^ 1SS7. Weitem Wewepaper Union.) It’S great to get home for (Shristtn^ *'T^IS a long, weary road, filled with joy and with •I sorrow, The road between Yesterday and Tomorrow; And the high-lights that shine through the mists o f the past W ith a gleam that will glow while my mem’ry shall last Are the wraiths of the Christmases strung through | the years. That are called to the heart through smiles mingled with tears. There’s the great oaken hall at my grandfather’s manse, W ith its broad flaming, fireplace where flame fairies ^ dance; There’s the misletoe hung near the great carven door, Andtwinklingfeetflasho’er thesmoothgleamingfloor; < There’s the long oaken table, so lavishly spread, W ith grandsire enthroned at his place at the head. And the rays o f the soft meUow'candle-light.shine On each loved, loving face as 1 glance down the line. And they come to me now as they were o n that day. And I reck not of years that have faded away. As they were to me then, they are still in my heart. For Time and his scythe in this scene have no part. It is deep in the cloisters where memories dwell That the heart has its tales o f affection to tellj And though Christmas comes now ju§t as it did then. It is not the same day that i': was to me when I could stand as a child at my grandfather’s knee Andfcaze at the blaze on the great Christmas^ n e e . . r. i i ™ NewYork City Alone Won Amendments Counties outside of New York City did not have much to say, so it seems, when the final count was made of the vote on the proposed amendments to the State Constitution. In other words, the tremendous vote cast by New York City simply swung the tide. This fact became decidedly plain when the State Board of Can­ vassers met this week in the office of Secretary of State Moses 'and pro­ ceeded to affix their signatures, one and all, to the tabulated statements. __ Here’s a fair example of \what hap- wi pened. Twenty-five counties voted mi against the Executive budget, and yet to against the amendr The same story might bi ill the other amendmer' — ----- - ----- j told of all the other amendments. The one relating to the city debt limit was carried in but eight counties, but New York City was for it, and it went across by 961,632 to 799,867, with New York City contributing 653,199 in its favor_ and 244,830 against. The grade crossing amendment was car­ ried four to one, while the amend­ ment increasing the salaries of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and legislators, though defeated in no less than 49 counties, won out with about 400,000 votes to spare. There were 23 counties against {he amendment making the Governor the head of the Executive Department,^ r r o a d u r m f t e f a c e ' New York City stepped in and the amendment won out by more than 400,000. The amendments relative to the condemnation by counties of land and the annexation of territory by • by a vote of two t AROUND OUR HOUSE No Need to Be Cold > short when folded in the middle may be folded so that one side is longer than the other. 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