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CHRISTMAS AND GHOST TALES
Festival la Natty-ally Associated With
Stonas of Haunted Halls and
Apples, Jonathan, extra fancy
the nicest of the season, per
Christmas candy, ribbon mixed
nice bright, clean stock lb. 22c
W have new walnuts, Brazil
and Filberts and mixed! nuts
at lowest prices.
Raisin, Sunmaid, seedless, 15
Raisins Sunmaid, seeded, 15
Raisins Sunmaid, soda bleach
seedless, 8 oz 10c
Raisins Sunmaid, bulk seedless
Prunes, 3 sizes at 15c, 18c, 22c
Fresh stock of cranberries,
celery, dates, tangerines and
Jack Sprat pumpkin No. 2 10c
Jack Sprat Pumpkin No. 3, 17c
Newell's extra pork and beans
No. 2 cans 15c
Good standard peas 2 for 25c
Good standard No. 2 tomatoes
3 for 35c
Sunkist crushed pineapple No.
2 cans 20c
Syrup 10 lb. dark or light 49c
Syrup 5 lb. dark or light. .28c
^^[gfl MRISTMASPbeing celebrated
^&H wh#n "lang's the neet frae
^p e'en to morn," the festival
is naturH.\ associated with
tales of haunted halls and "things"
that are supernatural. Thus Dickens
In his "Christmas t'arol," ga\e us
the Spirits of the Past, the Present,
and the Future, hut Christmas in
mind, clothed each of them in a fas
cinating mantle of kindness, and sent
These are all fresh CaliforniaJust in.
Bradseth and Willey
figs, 8 oz.
made itself felt over nil the earth.
Over mam a *tn Scrooge have they
cast their mellowing shades, teach
ing them to saj
"I will honor Christmas in ray heart,
and try lo keep It all the year. I will
live in the Past, the Present, and the
Future The spirits of nil three shall
strive within me I will not shut out
the lesions that they teach."
Scroope, concluded Dickens, "had no
further inten ourse 1th Spirits, hut It
rtas ahva said of him that he knew
how to keep Christmas well, if any
man a-live possessed the knowledge.
May -that be truly suid of us. and all
of us And so, as Tiny Tim observed,
'God bless us, every one.*"
176 size, doz 64c
200 size, doz 56c
216 size, doz 52c
252 size, doz 45c
Peanut butter in 5 lb tins 90c
& S "Seal Coffe e" is still
45c a lb. in 1, 2 and 5 lb. cans
Coffee is advancing. This is
the best buy on good coffee on
the market. TRY A CAN FOR
Ludefi*k smoked per lb.. 10c
Hershey bulk cocoa 2 lb. 25c
Crackers N. B. C. in 3 3-4 and
71-2 lb cady a t. 4 5 and 90c
Bacon squares per lb 18c
Bacon lean strips lb 28c
Bacon, Hormals dairy, brand
per lb 32c
Saurkraut, bulk lb 9c
Mixed Nuts per lb. 28c, 4 lbs $1.00
Walnuts* soft shell per lb 40c
Almonds, soft shell uer lb 30c
Brazil nuts, per lb 25c
Popcorn, bulk per lb 10c
Dates, bulk per lb 20c
Cider, Motts Russet, per bottle 30c
Crystalized Ginger per package 20c
Oranges, per dozen from 30 to 80c
Heinz plum pudding, small sized cans 25c
Large sized cans 60c
Olives, Libby's stuffed olives, tall bottles
Queen Olives in quart jars 75c
Christmas mixed per lb. 23c 2V1 lbs.50c
Pure sugar, cut stick candy, in 1 lb. sealed
cans, each 25c
Lingenberries per lb 25c
Ludefisk, lb 10c
WE DELIVER TO ALL PARTS OF THE CITY
CLIFFORD & CO.
Phone 160 Pho ne 160
1922 VEiTUN NIVSMKI UNION
"You remember that yesterday morn
ing" we gave those shiftless Chat-.
ter-Reds the very last nut we
had," went on Mrs. Squirrel, putting
her paws in her apron pockets (a %ery
bad sign, I assure you it meant that
something was going to be done, and
Mr. Squirrel went on stroking his
whiskers. This seemed the only reply
he could muster. He knew the frftts
of the case as well as his wife. Hadn't
he invited the Chatter-Reds in? Hadn't
he felt sorry for them because they
looked so cold and hungry? Didn't lie
know that all fall, when the nuts were
thickest, the Chatter-Reds had frolicked
instead of getting in their winter sup
ply? Didn't he caution them a hundred
times, and hadn't they been rather
saucy about it? They had! and yet,
the day before Christ mas they looked
so forlorn he couldn't bear it. How
they had lhed as long as they had was
^something he did not like to think
ahout. So in they trooped, five of them
They said \ery little and their noses
quivered expectantly. The youngest
of them, Charlie fchatter-Red, begun to
whimper. They could not stop him.
And at last lie said it right out loud.
He said, and the tears rolled down his
little cheeks like marbles spilled out of
a boj's pocket, "I'm so hungry! I
haven't had a thing to eat for two
days!" And then he buried bis head
in his mother's lap and howled. It was
all very sad. Mr. Squirrel had a con
sultation with his wife. They went in
a corner to talk it over. When you
yourself have just one nut left the day
before Christmas, it takes a long time
to decide to give it away. And one of
the reasons that they had Just one nut
left was the fact that for some weeks
past they had been helping these same
shiftless Chatter-Reds! But Mrs. Squir
rel was kind in spite of her sharp
tongue, and she said that she supposed
it was their Christian duty to help
out unto seventy times seven So the
last nut, a fine, fat one it was too, was.
brought forth. Mr. Chatter-Red almost!
bowed himself in two with gratitude
nnd all the little Chatter-Reds danced
about like Indians. They whirled up
so much dust in Mrs. Squirrel's living
room that every one began to sneeze.
At last they went home. And Mr. and
Mrs. Squirrel stood and looked at one
another. But they said nothing at all.
And here it was Christmas and noth
ing in the cupboard!
"At least we can be thankful that
we ha\e no children," said Mr. Squir
rel. "They won't have to go hungry
on Christmas day."
Mrs. Squirrel had nothing but a
snort in answer to this. Mr. Squirrel
crossed the room and stood looking out
of the window. The landscape was not
very choeifulgray sky, bare trees and
"I'm So Hungry."
a cold wind that made one shiver just1
to hear it. A Merry Christmas indeed!
Mrs. Squirrel still had her paws im
her apron pockets. She seemed to be
thinking very hard. The harder she
thought the more she eocked her head
on one side. She actually seemed
danger of bending it so far it would
break off. Then the idea came. Baik
snapped her head! Out came her
hands from her apron pockets! Over
to Mr. Squirrel she marched and
nudged him with her elbow.
"My dear," she said, "I have thought
"What is it?" demanded Mr. Squirrel
"Put on your best coat, polish up
your shoes, take your silver-headed
cane and we'll go for a walk on Christ
"But Sabrina," (that was Mrs. Squir
rel's name) he protested, "I really
can't see what taking a walk has'to do
with getting anything to eat."
'Ton begin to get on your coat and
shoes, and I'll tell you," answered
She whisked about like' a girl. You
would not ha\o believed she cwdA Irt
DEAR," said Mrs. Squlr-i
rel to her husband on I
Christmas morning," do
you realize that we have
absolutely nothing in the
Mr. Squirrel stroked his
whiskers and gave a
thoughtful flirt to his tail.
sprj While she was tjlnu her bon
net under her chin she told her plan
to Mr. Squirrel.
'Sandy," (that was Mr. Squirrel's
name) "the children living in the big
house across the road always have a
stocking full of good things on Christ
mas morning. I ha\e seen them come
out and scatter crumbs to the birds
and tie bits of suet on the twigs of
trees. Perhaps if we went walking by
they would throw us some nuts. We
don't care to beg, but it is only fair
that they who have so much and are
so kind-hearted should spare us a little
on Christmas morning."
Mr. Squirrel thought this an excel
lent plan, and gave his shoes such an
extra polishing that they nearly put
his eyes out.
It all happened just as they had
hoped. When they approached the big
house across the road, there were the
children outdoors scattering crumbs
and grain. One boy was climbing a
tree with a bit of suet tied to a string
in his hand. There was a good deal of
shouting and laughing going on, nnd to
tell the truth the squirrels were a lit
tle timid. But when one is hungry. It
.does not pay to be afraid.
As soon as the children caught sight
of them they shouted louder than ever.
"Oh, oh!" they cried, "see Mr. and
Mrs. Squirrel! How nice they look!
Let's give them some nuts!"
And if you will believe me, those
generous hoys and girls that lhed in
the house across the road poured out
such bags of nuts and goodies^that
Busy the Rest of the Morning.
Mr. and Sir's. Squirrel were busy the
rest of the morning taking them home.
And they asked the Chatter-Reds to
join them and fill up their larder, too'
So every one had a Merry Christmas
and Mrs. Squirrel did not have tc put
both hands in her apron pockets for
monjiis and months!
TOE BEMIDJ I DAIL ROKEK Tnerxw*
1822, Western .Newspaper Lnlon.)
men were finishing their
Christmas shopping 'late one
"Let's call a taxicab," said one. "We
have so many bundles and it is start
ing to rain."
A little boy offered to get them
one. He only had to go a few steps
before he found one. And he held
the door open wide for the two men
as he had seen carriage starters and
automobile starters do.
He had been looking for odd jobs
that evening. His Christmas money
was not -very much, and he did want
to get just a few Christmas presents
to give away. He had already made
some. If he could only get ten cents
now he would have enough. That
would buy his mother's present. He
wanted 1o get lier a pink carnation.
He had seen sicch beauties, and they
were ten cents apiece.
One of the mtn paid no attention to
him. The other fumbled at his
pocket. "Here, don't be silly, you'll
gl\e the child bad ideas," said his
friend. "He really didn't do anything.
He will think tie can beg for any
thing. That's a bad influence you're
exerting," he mustered on, as the man
who had fumbled! at his pocket drew
forth a shiny tettcent piece and gave
it to the boy, whose pale face and
dark eyes lighted nip in joy.
Later they stopped in at a restau
rant to have something to eat. The
man who had repro\ed the other for
the ten-cent tip to the small boy Hand
ed the waiter a'large tip in advance,
which made the fvaiter fawning in his
"We'll get better service," he .ex-
plained, "and then, too, it's Christmas
But the friend who had been re
proved said "Toa.don't think you're
exerting a hart influence by any
chance, do you?"
And the boy bought the carnation
and went lKme successful and happy,
but the waiter snubbed the next cus
tomer because he failed to
DAILY PIONEER WANT ADS HONG RESULT*
%get an ex-
Raisin Nut Gems.
Two cupfuls flour, 2 teaspoonfuls
.baking powder, tcaspoonfnl salt*
2 tablespoonfute sugar, cupful
raisins, cupful walnut meats, 1
well-beaten egg, 2 tablespoonfuls mclt
'ed butter or shortening.
Sift flour, having powder, salt and
sugar together. Add raisins and nuts,
cut in pieces. Add milk and beaten
i*gg and mix well. Stir ia butter.
Pour into gPiased gem pans and bake
!in moderate oven 30 to 35 minutes.
'This makes about 12 gems.
Sugar, 10 lb. bags, fine
granulated special .83c
Fancy Creamery butter
full 1 lb. prints 53c
Pure Kettle rendered lard
Extra special price. 15c
Oleomargarine, look, for
the ingredient slip inside
and you will find it com
pares with the best adver
per lb 25c
10 lb. lots $2.39
Fancy strictly fresh eggs
country receipts, per
Rolled Oats, large size
packages, splendid qualfc
ty, clean, and uniform
size flakes, special. 23c
Lux, the well advertised
soap flakes, special.. 10c
Peaches, California pack,
medium syrup, wonderful
flavor, large cans, popular
Bacon squares, govern
ment inspected ham and
a few heavy pieces, pop
ular prices 15c
I Let Us Help Solve Your Xmas Puzzle!
It may surpri se ou to know of all the suitable and sensible things that jjg
we have here for your selection for Christmas gifts. Articles il\it are
sure to please the reciepienl with their worth and please you with the 5
price ou pay. EE
THIS IS BUT A PARTIAL LIST OF THE MANY THINGS AVAILABLE HERE
Photograph Albums, Cut glass
Manicure sets, Ladies' and
Men's purses, Tourist sets,
Thermcs bottles, Traveling
bags, Photo and Picture frames
Christmas tags & Seals, cand
les and Holders. Incense burn
ers, baby record books. Baby
gift bos. DON'T DELAY
YCUR XMAS SHOPPING
CORNER DRUG STORE
FRU IT AND
for fresh fruits and
vegetables always rely on
the Sunshine, we have a
complete and fresh stock
of fancy and staple.
Baldwin, N. Y. Appl es
Wash, delicious apples
He ad lettuce
Grape fruit 3 for 25
FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER IS, 1922
W Will EE
Take care of EEj
Your mail orders EE
Brick chees, No. 1 Wiscon
sin, the best of quality at
a price below wholesale
market, by the brick 24c
Big-4 White Naptha soap
satisfaction or your mon ey
back.' Less than wholesale
by the box $4.05
Crackers, oysters and so
das, always fresh. Fresh
shipment weekly, always
the sa me price at the Sun
shine Grocery, by the
cady, lb. 10c
Fig bars, nature's best
fruit, fresh figs, 2 lbs
Jello, all flavors, 3 for 2 5
Golden Bantam corn, Fort
Snelling brand, No. 1 qual
ity throughout, special can
Old Colony Peaberry cof
fee in bulk, one trial and
you are convinced, popu
lar price 33c
Shredded Wheat, 2 pksrs.
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