THE MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE, MEDFORD, OREGON, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1909.
ny FRANK H. SWEET.
ICopyrlgM, 1W9, by Amorlcan Prcas Asso
ciation.) -A GOOD old fashioned Chris'mas
t with the logs upon the jWith real old friends than turtle
, ed all crowded with your kin,
When you couldn't hear a whistle
blow across the merry din.
You see, I'm so old fashionedlikc I
don't care much for style,
An' to cat your Chris'mos banquets
here I wouldn't go n mile.
I'd rather have, like Solomon, a
good yarb dinner set
BOBBY'S CHRISTMAS PIJIINT.
By WILLIS HAWKINS.
Ute table Hllcd with feosters an tho
room a-roar with mirth,
With the stockin's crammed to bust
in' an' the raeddcrs piled with
A good old fashioned Chris'mas like
wc had so long ago!
Now that's the thing I'd like to see
ag'in afore I die,
But Chris'mas in the city here it's
different, oh, my!
With the crowded hustle-bustle of
the slushy, noisy street
An' the scowl upon the faces of the
strangers that you meet
Oh, there's buyin', plenty of it, of a
lot of gorgeous toys.
An' it takes a mint of money to
please modern girls an' boys.
Why, I mind the time a jackknife
an' a toffy lump for me
Made my little heart an' stockin'
just chock full of Chris'mas glee.
soup with all the nobs you'd get.
There's my next door neighbor, Our
ley fanoy how his brows 'u'd
If I'd holler: "Merry Chris'mas!
Caught, old fellow! Chris'mas
lordy sakes, I'd like to try it!
Guess he'd nearly have a fit.
Hang this city stiffness, anyways!
I can't get used to it.
An' there's feastin'. Think & feedin'
with these stuck up city folk!
Why, you have to speak in whispers,
an' you dar'sn't crack a joke.
Then remember how the tables look-
Then your heart it keeps a-swellin'
till it nearly busts your side,
An' by night your jaws are achin'
with your smile four inches
An' your enemy, the worst one,
you'd just grab his hand an' say:
Hebbe both of us was wrong, JoLa.
Come, let's shake. If s Chris'mas
Kighty little Chris'mas spirit seems
to dwell 'tween city walls,
Where each snowflake brings a soot-
flake for a brother as it falls
Kighty little Chris'mas spirit, an
I'm pinin', don't you know.
Tor a good old fashioned Christmas
like we had so long ago.
CopyrluM, 190, by Amrrtcm frtti
M awful tired o' bein' rioh.
I think it was a pity
Wc come into the money wliifth
Enticed us to the city.
I wish that wc was poor ngaiu
An' back in Tawpaw Center
A-livin' as we ust to when
Wc was so much contenter.
Pa didn't have that worried look
An' ma was never nervous
Before we had a chef to cook
An' a butler man to serve us.
I'd ruthcr be the way wc was,
All fcelin' fine an' happy,
With simple cookiu' such as ma's
That never made us scrappy.
An' then the lugs the girls put on I
I think it's awful silly
That Mary Jane is "Marie Zhon"
An' Nellie is "Natilic."
But, gracious, they git mad at me ,
When I say "Nell" or "Mary,"
Though that was what they ust to"be
When they was 'tendin' dairy.
Them days I knew a lot o' boys
That I could play an' fight with
An' swap my marbles an' my toys
Or go an' stay all night with.
But now that I'm a rich man's son
There'd be a great sensation 1
If I should play with any one
Beneath my lofty station. ;
An' now that Chris'mus time is near
An' Santy Claus is comin' ,
I don't see how he'll git in here
unless it's through the plumbln'. ,
Instead o' chimneys we have wires 1
Where 'Iectno currents sizzle,
An' I guess where you don't have
Your Chris'mus is a fizzle.
Daddy's Christmas Dream.
That Christmas comes but once a year
Is rather nad for Willy.
And likewise limits much the choer
Of Mabel. Maud and Mllly.
For they would welcome ten or twelve.
To shout around the shanty
And In their stocklncs deep to delve
For goodies left by Santy.
Out once a year Is quite enough
(Slnco buylnss such a bother
When times aro panicky and tough)
For these dear youngsters' father-
In fact, poor daddy hopes the fates
Will causa (to get a cheap year)
The calendar to chance Its dates
And Christmas swap with leap year.
The Human Jaw.
Tho human Jaw baa only eight tuss
cles, but these exercise a force of a
quarter of a ton.
Onr numerous patrons and friends
will be interested to hear that this Finn,
formerly known as DEUEL & KENT
NER. is now changed to THE II. C.
Nor will this be tho only change. We
appreciate our customers' good will far
too highly to allow ourselves to remain
in stagnation. Big improvements are
planned and ceaseless endeavors shall
be concentrated to make this store the
perfect shopping place.
Our new motto "Better still" ex
presses volumes. It means that, no ef
forts shall be too great for us to earn
your constant patronage. .Further,
that, wo shall steadily strive to improve
our "best" all the time.
We realize that no firm may indulge
in self-satisfaction without remaining
in the rear, and we want to stay at the
front. We want our fame as a "live
firm" to stretch far and wide. Hotter
still we want our word to be known
everywhere as "good as gold."
We cannot close this short announcement
without heartily thanking our progressive Med
fordites for the splendid support 'they have al
ways granted us in the past and present. Noth
ing is so conducive to higher accomplishment as
the generous encouragement of our well-wishers.
With Christmas at tho door, we can find no
better way to express our gratitude than to as
sist you in an easy selection of gifts. We are
always ready to suggest suitable presents, and
our actual stock is truly a mine of inspiration.
Yours for Highest Achievements
THE H. C. KENTNER CO
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OUR JARDINIERES ARE JUST ABOUT HALF WHAT
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