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UNCLE SAM'S CHRISTMAS.
By RODERTU8 LOVE.
COopyright, 1510. by American Prcaa Auo
ciation.) OUR UNCLE. SAM, that busy .wight
Whose duties never let him pause,
Appeared on Christmas ere, bedigbt
In merry garb oi Santa Claus.
"Lest I forget
some chick or
Of mine, his stock.
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From out my pack
Then swift through
three or four,
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By ARTHUR J. BURDICK.
Copyright, 1910, by American Pies Association.
'TTWAS the day before Christmas, and up in the nor'Jj
With his presents old Santa prepared to set forth
On a visit to children to scatter nis toys
And to fill with delight hearts of girls and of boys.
presents were sorted and labeled
were piled in great heaps, hum? all the
to his son, ruddy, jolly young
round my reindeer; make haste
""VV7HY, my father," the rollicksome youth then replied,
V "Your good reindeer of age have every one died;
Also that mode of travel is quite out of date.
Keep abreast of the times; you must strike a new gait."
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old Santa looked stumped, and he paused, hung his "H$'
CThen he heaved a deep sigh and sorrowfully said, , .
"I suppose I must yield, with the times keep apace,
So bring round an auto, if there's one 'bout the place."
VOUTHFUL Nick winked an eye, and he dropped a sly
"My good father," said he, "you're off many a mile.
You'd be thought a back number to auto the trip.
To be quite up with style you must use an airship."
FOR a moment the old man did not speak a word.
With violent emotions his bosom was stirred.
But at length he looked up, gave a toss of his head.
' "Bring hither an up to date airship," he ,'said. '
WHEN the airship appeared Santa said, with a grin:
"Now, my son, she is ready; make haste and jump in.
In this newfangled sleigh o'er the world you may may roam
And distribute the presents, and I'LL STAY AT HOME."
"Mai Up to '98 or so,"
, Said Uncle Sam, "my work was done
With this, but now I fear ho, hoi
My task is scarcely yet begun)''
So o!f he sailed across the sweep
Of salty waters, mile on mile,
And glatMened every chick asleep
In Porto Rico's placid isle.
Then swift and far
his airship flew,
Till every Filipino
Or black or blond,
or brown or
And sailing back
above the isles
Where swart Ka
nakas frisk and
He poured Hawaii th hwipt and fai
piles anNd piles ma aiimiiip Fytw.
Of gewgaws made for Christmas day.
"I'm through," cried. Uncle Sam, "at lasth
And then the folly rogu; said: "Pshaw I
I wonder if I ought to cast
Some ballast off on Panama 1"
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and be quick."
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By AN OLD BACHELOR.
Chrlstmns to mo tncana opportunity.
Opportunity for kindness.
It 1h pcrhups flfteen years since I re
ceived n Christmas present I'm an
old bnt'lit'lor, and nobody reraouibcrs
inc. Yet that ilucsu't innke mcrglum
and grouchy nt Clirlstmas uo, slrrce.
I'm not particularly fond of children.
Maybe If I were I would hare, mar
ried and raised n few of my own. SUM.
I ilou't dislike the little oues. and ev
ery year I run across a lot of boys and
girls who have no fliuitn Clous of their
own little orphan fellows ami God's
pour. Well, when Christmas comes
uluiiK I remember these children, I'm
thulr Sunta Claus In a tmmll way.
Last Christmas 1 spent if!) ami made
nearly forty children happy. I've cot
a ten dollar hill laid up to sper.d In
the same way this Chrlstncis, and I'll
bet anybody another ten that the old
bachelor will net as much Joy out of
spemllnt; that "X" us all the little ones
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In Tlie Pythian Armory Is
A Great Success
Much Grain On Exhibition
Lectures To Be Given
Tho third annual corn show under
tho nusplccs of tho Knox County
Corn Growers' Association opened In
tho I'ythlan Armory Friday morning
with a large exhibit of com and other
There were about 1615 oxhlhlu In
the corn denartment and a liberal
number In tho other grain depart
ments. There was also a fine exhibit
The Judges of tho show are Charles
Bono of Utlca and E. D. Wald or Ohio
Btato University. Doth Judges state
that tho corn exhibit wob far above
Each exhibit of corn consists of ten
ears, each exhibit of wheat, oats and
potatoes consists of one peck and each
exhibit of grass seed consists of one
A large number of premiums will
bo awarded during tho show.
Thrco lectures have been arranged
for tho show. Friday afternoon at
one o'clock E. D. Wald of Ohio State
Unlvcnlty lectured on "Corn Im
provement." Saturday morning Mr. W. A. Lloyd
of Wooatcr is scheduled to deliver an
address on "The Work of the Exper
iment Station," and on Saturday af
ternoon Mr. E. D. Wald Is to deliver
a second address. His subject will be
"The Growing of Wheat."
Thero Is no charge to these lectures
and tho public Is cordially Invited to
attend the show and also hear the lec
tures. . .j.
To Be Discussed At Next
Meeting Of Citizens'
At tho laBt meeting of the Mt. Ver
non Citizens"' Association It was de
cided that tho next regular meeting,
which was to he held January 4, be
devoted exclusively to the subject of
good roads and to tills end the asso
ciation has secured several of the best
road experts of the state to bo pres
ent to testify to tho benefit derived
by other towns throughout the state
and country by their good roads mcve-
.ment and also to give data as to how
the roads can bo built and the ex
pense connected therewith. All per
sons are Invited to be present who
are In any way interested In good
roads or tho welfare of the commun
ity. In connection with this meeting a
light supper will bo served, full par
ticulars of which will bo given at a
later date. Watch tho papers for furth
er data and como filled with enthusi
asm. Let everyone get their shoulder
to tho wheel and boost this great
LAST X WILL
Of Cora Rollins Has Been
Fied In Probate
The last will and testament of Cora
Rollins, late of Jackson township, has
been filed in probate. By tho terms
of tho will she gives to her husband,
James Rollins, $100, this being his
entire sharo In the estate. To her
daughter, Leota M. Mason, she gives
all her property, both real and personal.-
Edgar Bocklcy Is named as exec
utor of tho will which was signed July
9, 1910, and witnessed by John R.
Cessna and Sarah J. Cessna.
Bruco E." McMillan to Walter F. Mc
Millan, HI acres In Un'on, ?3,CS0,
Victrilla MeMlIIon to Walter F. Me
Mlllan, same, $920.
Trustees of Union township to Win
H, Meginnes, part lot 05, Workman's
add., Workman's cemetery, $12.G0.
Martha A, Chancey to Carrie Chan
coy, part lot 106, Frederlcktown, $300,
Mr. Harry Baughman left Saturday
morning for his homo in Hamilton.
Ohio, after a soveral days' visit with
Ms father. Mr. John Baughman of
West Gambler street.
Owl Creek Council, No. 299, Nation
at Union, elected theso oiucors at a
meeting Thursday evening:
President H. V. Kunkle.
Vice President P. I). Church.
Speaker W. II. Thompson,
Secretary Gcorgo A. Moore.
Financial Secretary J. L. Brlnnlng,
Treasurer I!. R. Parker.
Chaplain Mclvln Bedell.
Usher Thomas Kelly.
Sergeant L. O. Hunt.
Door Keeper Frank Wolfe.
Trustees Mclvln Bedell, Charles
Church, h. a. Hunt.
Centerburg G. A. R.
Dcbolt post. No, 396, G. A.. R., at
their lost regular meeting, elected the
P. C W. M. Barnard.
- V. C. W. A. Riley.
J. V. Morgan Thomas.
O. of D. W. A. Wlntermute.
O. of O. J. J. Tuttle.
Chaplain J. C. Sutton.
Surgeon Wm. Beach.
Inspector Phil E. Robertson.
Officers will bo Installed at next reg
ular meeting, Saturday, Jan. 7.
Centerburg S. of V.
At a very enthusiastic meeting of
Centerburg camp, No. C2, Sons of Vet
erans, held Tuesday evening, Dec. C,
the following officers were elected for
Commander A. T. Wllley.
Senior Vice Homer C. Smith.
Junior Vice G. P. Fuller.
Patriotic Instructor W. A. White.
Treasurer J. B. Messmore.
Secretary S. Robert Best.
Chaplain C. H. Bishop.
Guide Li. J. Fowls.
Color Bearer O. B. Messmore.
Intlde Guard V. E. Brokaw.
Outer Guard Harry Messmore.
Musician R. M. Hasson.
Camp Council C. W. Coe, H. L.
Messmore and Chas. Riley.
Delegates J. B. Messmore. S, R.
Best and W. A. White.
LeRoy Baker Post
At ft regular meeting of LeRoy Bak
er Post, No. 120, G. A. R of Dan
ville tho following officers were elect
ed for the cnBulug year:
Post Commander Dewalt Fulmer.
S. V. Commander George Logsdon.
J. V. Commander Wm. Brlllhart.
Chaplain .Tumcs Temple.
O. M. J. R. Lybarger.
Adjutant O. D. Weikcr.
Officer of the Day Frank Logsdon.
Officer of the Guard David Davis.
Sergeant Christian Bross.
S. M. J. L. Welrlck. 4
A. M. S. A. BartletL
Milford Grange, No. 1491, elected
theso officers Friday evening:
Master Blen Gearhart.
Overseer Frank Chapman.
Lecturer Mrs. L. M. Bottenflold.
Steward T. R. Ewing.
Assistant Steward C. Pickering.
Chaplain D. Gearhart.
Treasurer C. D. Morey.
Secretary C. T. Coe.
Gato Keeper C, B. Jackson.
Pomona1 Mrs. T. R. Ewing.
Flora Miss A. GantL
Cert 'Mra. F. Chapman.
L. A. S. Miss L. Wagner.
Organist Miss L. Gantt.
Trustee M. Pickering.
Centerburg lodge, No. 666, I. O. O.
F has elected the following officers:
N. G. Louis Downs.
V. G. G. E. McConchie.
Financial Secretary Henry Ulery.
Recording Secretary Geo. Webb.
Treasurer Dr. J. B. Wilson.
Trustees Manford Williamson,
Henry' Ulery nhd Hubert Updike.
Knights of Pythias
Hawthorn lodge, No. 228, Knights
of Pythias, has elected tho following
officers, to be installed tho first meet
ing night in January:
C. C L. M. Dally.
V. C L. O. Jackson.
Prolate J. L. Waldorf.
M. nt A. Clyde Dove. '
M. of W. Grant Willis
K. of R. & S. H. E. Dllger.
M. of F. W. D. Willis.
M. of E. A. T. Wllley.
I. O. D. M. Hasson.
O. G. E. R. Brown.
Representative to Grand Lodge
W. D. Willis.
Alternate J. T. Best.
FINGERS COT OFF
While making Christmas toys In
'lis workshop at Lakehorae Thursday,
Mr. Ben Ames caught tho fingers of
'lis r'ght hand in n, circles saw and the
ends or the index, ralddlo nnu ring
Ingera wero eovored. Two surgeons
1 A'cro called to dress thef Injuries.
TciiiporaFy Heat Quickly
Did you ever clop to think of tho many ways In which A
perfect oil heater is of value? If you want to sleep with your win
dow open in winter, you can get sufficient heat from an oil henter
While you undress at night, and then turn it off. Apply a match
It Invaluable In Its capacity of quickly glvinn heat. Apply a match and It Is ln
mediately at work. It will burn for nine hours without refilling. It la safe,
smokeless and odorless. It has a damper top and a cool handle. An indicator
always shows the amount of oil in the font.
It has an automaUc-locklna flame spreader which prevents tbo
wick from being turned high enough to smoke, and Is easy lo remove and drop
back so that the wick can be cleaned in an instant.
The burner body or gallery cannot become wedged, and can be qolcifr
enscrewed for rewlcklng. Finished In Japan or nickel, strong, durable, veil
made, built for service, and yet light and ornamental.
PtoUrs Evtrjuhm. It toi el yturs, writ fir dttoiptixi ctrolor
to Iht luantt arrtry J tin
jf The Standard Oil Company k
P V (Incorporated) Jg
Ely's Cream Balm
Ghei Relic! at Once.
It cleanses, soothes,
heals and protects
the diseased mera.
brano.! ting from
Kn..-'i- ,d drives
away a Cold in tho
stores "the0 Senses of HAY FEVER
Taste and Smell. Full size 50 eta., atDrng.
cists or by mail. In liquid form, 75 cents
tly Brothers. CG Warren Street, New Xork
Judge Frank O. Levering, Mr.
Charles C. lams and Mr. Frank Har
per were Columbus visitors this af
ternoon. Mrs. A. J. Pipes was tendered a
post card shower last Tuesday In hon
or iof her birthday anniversary. She
received 235 cards.
Just lots of nice things
Combs- Brushes, Mir
Shaving sets. . .$2.50 up
Safety razor $1 & $5
Smoker set $1.25 up
Cigars 50c box up
Military brushes, $3 up
Eeal Ebony $4.50 up
Toilet Water 25c up
Toilet set $3.00 up
Writincr Parcer. 1
priced at.25c to $1.50
Perfume 25c up i
Box Candy, 1, 2 and 5 lb.
yo are always open; havo
your packages left at our store
until you are ready to go home;
a good warm placo to rest.
Cor. Public Square
W. High St.
I We Have It I
In the morning, when you get out or
bed, and you have heat whllcyou dress.
Those who have to cat an early
breakfast before the stove is radiating
heat can get Immediate warmth from
an oil heater, and then turn it off.
The girl who practices on the piano
In a cold room in the morning can
have warmth from an. oil heater whlli
she plays, and then turn it off.
The member of the family wh
has to walk the floor on a cold win
ter's night with a restless baby can get
temporary heat with an oil heater, and
then turn it off. The
Absolutely sntoheleH ani otkrlaa
"Money makes money, and
the money that money
makes, makes more money."
Allow your savings to accumu
late and compound at
in the Savings Department of
& Trust Co.
MT. VERNON, OHIO
Open- Saturday evenings from 7
to 8 o'clock.
It's Good Very liooij, 1:
We sell all kinds Feed
Purina Poultry Feeds
The best known feed lot
chicks or ohickenx
Mi viitnr ft Mill (o
FIGHT FOR CONTROL
OF BUTTER BOARD
Chicago, 111., Dec. 17 A fight for the
control of the Elgin butter board,
whose weekly quotations have served
for more than a quarter of a century
as a basis on which butter was bought
and sold in practically every part of
tho United States, will come to a
head Monday, when tho board vlll
iold Its annual election of officers and
committees. The fight Is being waged
by Chicago members of the board who
havo long contended that the naminp;
of the opening price of butter each
week, has been done under farclal con
ditions. Since tho first of the year
tho Chicago members havo been fight
'ng to bring about lower p' Ices. They
maintain that the butter boa'd Is ma
nipulated Bolely In tho Interests of a
cliiuo and they threaten to make
some startling revelations at tho an-
nual meeting If those In cort ol do
not agreo to reform their methods of
Mrs. Mnrv R. MrCune wert to. Bit-
tie Creek, Mich., Thursday for a stay?
of soveral weeks.