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Waiting For Santa Claus
m m m*rn •• i'-S mi A Feel In the Christmas Air By JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY T HEY'S a kind o ( feel in the air to me When the Chris'mas times sets in That's about as much of a mystery As ever I've run ag'in. Per instunce, now. whilse I gain in weight And gineral health, 1 swear They's a goneness somers 1 can't quite state— A kind o' feel in the air. They's a feel in the Chris'mas air goes right To the spot where a man lives at! It gives a feller a appetite— They ain't no doubt about that! And yit they's somepin—1 don't know what— That follers me here and there And ha'nts and worries and spares me not— A kind o' feel in the air. They's a feel, as 1 say, in the air that's jest As blamed-on sad as sweet. In the same ra-sho as 1 feel the best And am the spryest on my feet They's alius a kind o' sort of a ache That 1 can't locate nowhere. But it comes with Chris'mas, and no mistake— A kind o' feel in the air. Is it the racket the children raise? Why, no!—God bless 'em, no! Is it the eyes and the cheeks ablaze. Like my own wuz long ago? Is it the bleat o' the whistle and beat O' the little toy drum and blare O* the horn? No, no! It is jest the sweet— The sad-sweet feel in the air. Saving Up For Christmas Jj A well dressed man in a Market street car tendered the conductor a one dollar bill in payment for two fares and. receiving Ids change, care fully selected the ten cent pieces and placed them in a separate pocket "From the 1st of September until Christmas I never spend a dime." he explained to his companion. "Every time I get one I keep it separate from my other change, and when 1 get home I deposit my dimes in one of those savings banks that don't open until they contain $10. I am one of a very large family addicted to the Christmas present habit and some times I am obliged to give as many as thirty or forty gifts. By not spending my dimes 1 create a Christmas fund without really feeling it. I have done this for several years and find it an ex cellent plan.''—Philadelphia Record. Why 8he Shop* Early. "I'm going to start my Christmas ■bopping right now and get it over with." said Mrs. .Tones at the breakfast table. "Ah. to aid the poor, tired shopgirl and help the movement for early de liveries!'' her son remarked in tones of commendation. "Never thought of that." was the disconcerting reply. "I'm going to buy all my presents at Smart & Co.'s, and ahopa like theirs have handsome de livery wagons. I want all thé neigh bors to see the wagons stop at my door. Last year I bought a lot of these things at expensive shops, and not a parcel was delivered until after dark For all the neighbors know they might have come from those pay by the week atores In unmarked wagons." SNAPPING THE CRANBERRY. Dinner Game Suggested, but Net Rec ommended. This is a game to be played at the Christmas table. Wheu the cranberry sauce is brought on each guest must place a cranberry on the end of a knife, bolding the knife in the left hand with the right hand close behind the cranberry. At the word "snap," given by the hostess, the cranberry should be snapped with the first fin ger of the right hand at the target. The game shall be continued until each player has shot away all of his cran berries. The score is counted thus: Hitting the hostess with a cranberry counts one. Hitting grandpa counts two: grand ma. three: Uncle Will, four; Uncle Tom. five, and so on. depending on whom the guests and those around the table are. A cranberry that goes on the floor is out of play, but one that falls in any person's lap or sticks in the hair or on a coat or dress can be picked up and played again. Anybody that hits anybody else squarely on the nose counts fifty to the lucky player's score. This is a highly diverting game and one that all will enjoy, especially the hostess.—New York World. Saddening. "What makes little Tommy so sad on this happy Christmas day?" asked Fosdlck. "His presents are all unbreakable." replied Keedick.—Town Topics. A Fin de Steele Catastrophe. Twas the night preceding Christmas. And Santa far away. He lacked enough of gasoline To run his deerless sleigh. I Little Jack Horner jj and His Christmas Pie jj < > i :: \ : With Variations In the Style ; ; of the Poets By CALLY RYLAND ♦ ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦♦♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦♦♦♦ ♦ ♦♦♦ ♦ I I L ITTLE Jack Horner sat in a eorner f Eating hia Chriatmaa pie. He put in his thumb and pulled eut a plum And aaid, "What a good bey am |. n •t *t If Edgar Allan Pea Had Written It. See Juck Horner in his corner With his pie. Where's Ids ma? Will no one warn her? He will die! With a thumblet that is doting While he's gloating, gloating, gloating, He is fishing for the floating l 'lu m. oh. my! All his boast of being good, Careful of his dally food. Twinkles merrily within his saucy eye. eye, eye. •t St Robert Browning Might Have Dene It. Pastry's all or nothing; it is not mere dougli Pounded and pulled and puzzled over, sir. For whiteness or for lightness—and this pie Was of the very stuff o' life, sir. None of your blundering bits of work, but Infinitely eatable. Well, Horner sat there Humiliating. 'Twas Christmas, ruminat ing time, Vou say. und you are right, sir. I-azily alive and open mouthed he Bat, Feeling the pastry tickle at his lips. Vet scarcely knowing how to fathom It. When of a sudden—oh. the fellow's keen!— Occurred Ids thumb to him, whereupon Straightway he plunged it in the sweet. "Good boy!" quoth he, and pulled out a damp plum. * (t Thi» Would Be Walt Whitman's Style. I sing the Christmas pie, The flour, the lard, tile butter that com pose it : Tlie richness of its stuffing. A divine nimbus exhales from it. It attracts with fierce, undeniable attrac tion. I am drawn by its breath no less than Jack Horner, who holds it upon his knees. I am one with the plum concealed in Its mammoth vastness. I loosen myself, pass freely and am at the door of Horner's lips, smacking to taste its ingredients. But ho does not know how to get at you, pie. He sits, sleepily considering the pose of his head, ids puffed out lips, betray ing his gluttony. Presently a fine smile comes on to his face, lie lunges Into the pie with firm thumb. Its crust yields. He possesses himself of its richness. Oh. young men. I would not have you sit in a corner considering pie stuffings. Be bold. Vou—whoever you are—aro al lowed the eternal purports of a pie. (I loved a certain Christmas pie ardently, and it gave me indigestion. Yet out of that I have written this song.) ■t St In the Great William Shakespeare's Style. "Sweet pastry, do not scorn me. do not gibe And frown at me with crusty surliness. I know that in your flaky depthB is hid den A mammoth plum, which. 'Ods my little life! I'll have it if I must swing for 't.'' Thus JacqueA Who. thereupon, with swashing atab of the thumb. Smote through the crispy lid. which eret held tight. And with triumphant shout. " 'Ods bodi kins. A good lad I'" wittidrew the sought for plum R * Algernon Charles Swinburne's 8tyls. Here where the world is quiet. Here upon Christmas day. With plum" and a pie for diet. In a corner sat Horner. No feast was ever sw*eeter. No finge' was ever fleeter To t ank a plum with glee to A mouth that gapes alway. of to jj jj > :: ; I Christmas All Year. A spirit of generosity pervades tbs f nletide atmosphere. It is known and practiced at uo other season of the year as at Cbrtatmaa. it is felt in every city, in every town, in every village, in the entire country People are prone to be more thought ful. Men manifest desires to spread good cheer; women weave little acts ( of love, kindness und devotion Into Christmas good will; children cherish their companions and fortunes Per- : sous unconsciously instill into each 1 other a desire to distribute happiness everywhere. It nil comes on the wings ot that indefinable thing under- ; stood by few. but referred to by many , as tbe Christmas spirit It is Invisibly but can lie seen; it is not material, but j can be felt It comes every Christ- ; mas. but tint often leaves to return : perhaps next year, when the real boll- i day spirit again is felt Why does tills fellowship of love and good will depart from the souls of so mauy persons on the wings of time? Why does not the same spirit remain in tbe atmosphere after men again as sume their routine of work nnd wo men become normal after their Christ mas cares and worries? Would it not be a good thing If this same Christmas spirit could continue throughout the twelve months of the year? Would it not be a good thing for mankind If all stopped to think of others as they do during the Yuletlde season. If all endeavored to fill the lives of their friends, acquaintances and the less fortunate with good cheer and happiness throughout winter and sum mer. spring and autumn? Try this for next year Make It one of your resolutions, and if one resolves to do all In his power to make others happy throughout the entire twelve months no other resolutions will be necessary to assure one of happiness. After nil is «aid and done the only real happiness is derived from making oth ers happy THE CHRI8TMA8 LOVER. VPIS love that makes the stars revolve; * 'Tts love that makes the world SS round. This Christmas purpose I resolve On earth to make love more abound. On me, dear maid, thy love bestow And match my full heart's overflow. I^OR gems nor sear to thee I brins. Nor gauds nor merchandises rar» Love's offerings 1 mar not sins. But love Itself 1 have to spare In boundless store, and all for the*. If but thy heart responds to me. —Ufe. Underwear, underwear—Fad, Fad. riOlÆ Santa Claus' Headquarters TOYLÄND f IM1E LEWIS CANDY KITCHEN has on display one of the most extensive lines A of Holiday Goods ever shown in the city. Hundreds of things to gladden the hearts of the little ones, as well as appropriate gifts for tlie older ones. Drop in and look our stock over, and if anything pleases you we will gladly lay it aside for you un til you call for it later. And do not put off your shopping until the last day—do it right, now and you will be better satisfied. A Few Suggestions Dolls, Games, Toys of all kinds, Pictures, Leather Goods, Pipes and Cigars, Indian Trinkets, Books, Stationery and Writing Sets, Holiday Post Cards, Chinavvare. You must, come to the store to fully appreciate the many Beautiful things on display here. TRY OUR KITCHENETTE FOR LIGHT LUNCHEON A Few Suggestions Smoking and Shaving Sets, Brass Goods, Xmas Trees and Decorations, Jewel and Music Boxes, Hand Bags and Pocket Books, Toilet and Mani cure Sets, Candies, Nuts and Fruits. We specialized in Candies. Buy your supply here and you will not be disappoint ed. Lewis Candy Kitchen "LEWIS NEVER SLEEPS" ( : 1 ; , j ; : i Highest Market Price for GRAIN We are now buying Grain of all kinds and paying the highest market prices ir Cash. Bring in your grain at any time Roundup Elevator Co. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••«••••••S »DR* PRICES CREAM Baking Pdwfer k a protection and guarantee against alum which is found in the low priced baking powders. To be on the safe tide when buying baking powder, examine the label and take only a brand shown to be made from Cream of Tartar.