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N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
COO SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, IIX.
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SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago.
30 cepts a Month. By Mall. United
States and Canada, S3 00 a Tear.
Entered as second-class matter April
21, 1914. at the postofflce at Chicago,
111., under the Act of March 3, 1879.
A WORD WITH YOU, DADDY.
The great days are here, Daddy.
It's time to lay off on the book and
pipe to tell stones.
Stories stories about what? Well,
for goodness' sake, about Santa
Take Johnny or take the whole
bunch oh your knees.
"Once upon a time a little boy
went snoopin' around when the big
folks at his house didn't know he was
there, and he heard them talking
about BUYING Christmas presents.
So he kept thinking over this silly
talk till he decided that Santa Claus
was only a make-believe man.
"But when he went to bed the
night before Christmas he was so
worried about it that he couldn't
sleep, and he spent several hours
with his eyes wide, wide open.
"Just as the big clock downstairs
struck TWELVE he heard an awful
racket, like a door slamming, and
iron things rattling, and something
thrown on the floor, and a man walk
ing around and he slipped out of
bed and crept downstairs, and there,
standing near the Christmas tree was
a fat man, smiling in a happy w'ay
as he took things out of a bag that
lay on the floor.
"But a loose board under the lit
tle boy's right foot made a creaky
noise, and he hustled back upstairs
and jumped into his bed and pulled
the quilts over his head. ,
"He was 'most asleep when he
heard bells a-jingling tout he mus
tered up enough courage to look out
of the winlow. He could not see any
body, but he DID hear some bells, and
the noise grew fainter and fainter
and to this day he says that he could
hear a voice saying:
" 'Now, Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now
Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Dunder
To the top of the porch, to the top of
Now, dash away, dash away, dash
"And the little boy who didn't be
lieve was satisfied that it was Santa
Claus urging his reindeer up the side
of another little boy's house."
An old woman on the coast of
Maine has become wealthy catching
live seals for $25 each. Yet in the
cities it is not uncommon for a girl
to become rich by catching just one
A lot of hundred-dollar counterfeit
bills are in circulation. When you
draw your next week's salary exam
ine it carefully.
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