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THE-fiLENDERSON GOl I 3 ( V a orn G A 0 I wnisKev r 3 j CI; p c: e, 1 i i: if LONG BEFORE HE KNOWED. J IS' a little bit o' feller I remem ber rtfll Uit to almost cry f er Christmas, like a youngster will. Fourth o July's nothin' to it; New Year's ain't a smell; Easter Sunday, circus day jes' all dead in the shell ! AND HEAR THE OLD FOLKS. Lordy, though, at night, you know, to set around and hear The old folks work the story off about the sledge and deer And Santy shootin' round the roof all wrapped in fur and fuz long afore I knowed who Santy Claus wuz. UST to wait and sit up later a week er two ahead. Couldn't hardly keepawake ner wouldn't go to bed. Kittle stewin' on the fire, and moth er sittin' near Darnin' socks and rockin' in the skreeky rocking cheer. QUAR'L WITH HIS ITBOSTED HEELS. Pap gap and wonder where it wuz the money went And quar'l with his frosted heels and spill his liniment, And we a-dreamin' sleighbells when the clock u d whir and buzz Long afore I knowed who Santy Claus wuz. OIZE the fireplace and figger how w old Santy could Manage to come down the chimbley, like they said he would. Wisht that I could hide and see him wondered what he'd say Ef he ketched a feller layin' f er him that a-way. THEIR CHRISTMAS SURPRISE. m eHIS rear, sa d Cartwrlent 1 1 firmly, "there are going to be lX do Christmas surprises In my happy home none of those pleasant little attempts at playing Santa Claus which begin with sus pense and effort and end in mortifica tion and disappointment. I am going to take my wife downtown and let her pick out anything she want? within the limit of my spending cap-ity. and" then I'm going to let her take me around and fix me up with a pair of tmbroldered suspenders or gold uff links or any old thing she likes and that will make. her happy. Neither of as has quite got over the effects of the last holiday season yet. "You Bee, we had been married Just ong enough last Christmas to wear out our first installment of furniture and most of our wedding gifts. Things were looking a little shabby around the house, so we both agreed that in selecting our little remem brances for one another we ought to confine ourselves to something which would be mutually, useful and attrac tive. Both of us had been secretly longing for a morris chair, one of those mission things with big leather cush ions that swallow you up in a delirium of comfort. Mrs. C. wanted It for the beauty of the library and her aft ernoon siestas, and I wanted it for evening recreation. "Months before the Christmas sea son I began putting by a little sum weekly, with the morris chair in mind. Two weeks before the 25th I went down to a dealer's to look at chairs. I bad been looking casually for weeks before, but it was not until I came upon this particular shop that I dis covered what I wanted. It was a beauty in the darkest and finest of weathered cak, with all attachments and a pair of fat, greeny brown leath er cushions that fairly felt like pipe dreams, laced with leather strappings and tied to the woodwork with thongs. The minute I saw the chair I knew it was for me, but the price was rather staggering. The dealer wanted $95 for It at first, and when I had got him down to $80 be acted as though be were giving the thing away. 1 thought it best to hold out a little, so I merely requested that he give ire a day's op tion on the chair and paid a small de posit for the privilege. "Meanwhile my wife had been sav ing every penny, cutting down on the grocery bill and keeping me on cheap meats with Christmas In view. It seems that she, too, had a morris chair on the brain. On the afternoon of the same day on which I discovered my prize she strolled into the same shop The first sight of the chair was enough for her, and she offered to buy it on the spot. The dealer was inconsolable, He had sold the chair, he believed; at least be bad given a gentleman an op- SI.K THE F1HEPLACK. But I bet on him and liked him same as ef he had Turned to pat me on the back and say: "Look a-here, my lad llere's my pack; jes' he'p yourse'f like all good boys does long afore I knowed who Santy Claus wuz. Af ISHT that yarn wuz true about w him, as it 'peared to be. Truth made out o' lies like that un's good enough for me. Wisht I still wuz so confidin' I could jes' go wild Over hangin up my stockin's like the little child mm, I.IKK THE LITTLE CHILD. Climbin' in my lap tonight and beg em me to tell 'Bout them reindeers and old Santy, that she loves so well. I'm half scrry for this little girl sweetheart of his long afore She knows who Santy Claus is. James Whitcomb Riley. "Yes," said the woman of the house, "I'll give you a plate of victuals if you'll say nothing about it to anybody. 1 don't care to have it known that I feed tramps. You can eat on the back porch, you know, and keep it mum." "No, thanks. You kin keep it, mum!" answered Say mold Storey, tilting his battered hat forward, stiffening up and stalking majestically off the premises. HE LIFTED HIS EYEBROWS. tiou on it. and the gentleman had paid a deposit, but If madam would leave her name something might be done. "When my wife spelled out her cogno men for him be lifted his eyebrows astonishment. That was exactly the name and those were the initials the gentleman who had already spoken for the chair. My wife thought for moment Then she controlled her emo tions and merely remarked that such coincidences were Quite common and walked out without leaving her' ad- ! dress. "Next day I hied me to the dealer's quickly, prepared to leave my order for the chair. But the dealer did not seem half so inclined to sell. A lady had been there, it seems, a lady of my own name, with the same initials odd. was it not? who was willing-to give the full price for the article TheD it was my turn to think. On the whole. I decided I did not want the chair after alL If Ellen wanted to buy it. I'd let her have that pleasure. "Christmas morning we both fussed about the house expectantly. I won dered where on earth Ellen was keep ing my morris chair. After breakfast I unloaded a pair of green portieres I had bought for her. As the wrap pings came off 1 saw her face fall. Then she went over to a corner and produced an exactly similar bundle and unrolled another pair of green portieres for me. "'But.' I stammered, I thought you thought a morris chalrr "'I! Oh. John, didn't you buy it after alir "And then, in the light of our under standing, we wept on one another's shoulders. New York Press, "Father,' said the young man who had been feeding at the parental trough for a number of years, "I nave made up my miud to paddle my own canoe hereafter." "I'm certainly delighted to hear it, my son," replied the old man. "And, father," continued the young man, "I want to begin at once, bo kind ly let me nave 10 to buy a canoe and a paddle." tendon Telegraph. THE RIDE TO TOWN BY ROBERT DONNELL COPYRIGHT. 1909. BY AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION ii When Charley rode to Candy Town Astride a Teddy bear, He looked in wonder up and down With many a hungry stare, For all the streets were named for sweets, And, oh, so many there ! CUMDROPfeoAOi tocandvtownI They entered town by Gumdrop road, Where all the candy shops Were stuffed as full as any toad With most delicious drops. As Charley glanced he almost danced, While Teddy licked his chops. They turned a corner, when, in view, Before their very eyes, Came Chocolate Bonbon avenue, Which filled them with1 surprise, For every shop was a chocolate drop Of most amazing size. But on they, went with even jog, Since shops are not to eat, And soon they passed, with eyes agog, Through Peanut Brittle streef And every brick was a peanut stick And doubtless very sweet ! But Teddy trotted right ahead Through Candy Kisses way, Though Charley pulled his ears and said: "Hold on a minute stay ! uJ trrnm Lemme get down an' eat this town. I'll finish up today!" That Teddy bear plugged straight along T T ! 1 1 i Until he chanced to see. p. c ill .i -Uli ounounaea Dy 3 merry tnrong, A great big Christmas tree. "Now I can climb and have a time," Says Ted. "Hooray for me!" As Teddy started climbing up His passenger slid down And struck the bedroom floor kerplup, And in his nightie gown I Now, wasn't that a sorry bat To get in Candy Town ? But, after all, the town was there. When Charley oped his eyes, High up the tree was Teddy bear, Of real riding size, - - And candy sweets from all the streets A Christmas paradise! THE CHEERFUL WAX CANDLE. By ALICE LE BARON. Copyright, 1909. by American Press Asso ciation. ONCE upon a time two little can dles lay side by side in a big box. Both were pure white Said one: "I wonder what will become of us. Do you think we could be meant for a Christmas tree?" For you must know that to be put on a" Christmas tree is the best possible thing that can happen to a candle. ,"Of course not," said the other, who was cross. "If we are meant for a Christmas tree It will be for some shabby little children see if it Isn't." "If we are," said the first, "I'll shine my very brightest, for the eyes of even poor children with only few pleasures in prospect are enough to rival little candles on Christmas eve." "If we are." grumbled the second, "I am not sure that I will allow myself l to be lighted at all." Christmas eve drew nearer and near er. Sure enough, the two little can ' dies, with many others' of blue and pink and yellow and red, were bought for a Christmas tree. On the day before Christmas, while it still was daylight, some young girls came to arrange the presents and make the tree ready for the evening. "Oh, what a lot of pretty little can dles r said one of them. "They are such lovely colors all except those two white ones. We will put those out of sight, because the red and pink ones are prettier." "Didn't I tell you what would hap pen?" said the cross little candle in a whisper. "Yes, but wait." replied the other. "Just shine your brightest all the time." "I won't,' snapped the cross one. When evening came, ranged all round the tree were happy boys and "PUT IT ON THE VKKY TIPTOP. girls. Soon every bough on the great tree blossomed with little lights. Some sof the flames were faint, but- many were bright When the little white candles were lighted the cross one Just sputtered a minute and then went out. The other shone so brightly that a gentleman standing near said: '"Oh, what a brilliant candle! But it is almost out of sight among the green branches. We ought to put it where It can be seen better." "Put it on the very tiptop," said a little lady. And that is where they did put it on the very tiptop of the tree, where it nodded and gleamed in answer to the smllinjj faces around it. The Barber's Joke. Christmas moruing and the barber very busy. "I'd rather shave ten Germans than one American." The nibifund brewer in the chair smiled broadly through t'ie lather. "Coot." he chuckled. "Dot vos right! But-vy?" The b:irbentook a firmer hold upon his victim's uose as he replied: "Ten tier mans pay me a dollar and a half one American only 15 cents.1 And you could have beard the ther mometer drop. Popcorn! "If Santa Claus h.is corns the same as grandpa." said a wee girl the other day. "I fink he'd be 'fraid to come down the i himney over a hot fire for fear his corns would pop." Brains. The largest apes bare only sixteen ounces of brain, the lowest type of man has thirty-nine. A He always- baa a certain amount of weight with those yrho yrjsh to 1w Here It Bfcfc ' Asia. Asia comprises 32 per cent of the total land Surface of the globe and has a population of S20.000.000. i Santa Claus' Revenge. Belated comes advice tonight That, "without proper cause," Two foolish boys went on a strike Against eld Santa Claus. They sent him written word that he Must take two trips a year. The first an early one to see What children wanted here. They said his worx of late was bad. They criticised his taste. They said it made them very sad Those presents gone to waste! They asked him why he thought a boy Would want a Teddy bear. They said it seeded ce could employ Much better judgment there. They wrote him frankly what they thought. A protest in each line They totd him th3t they thought he ought To sell out and resign. They covered reams of paper then To tell him what to do The how. the which, the what, the when. They carefully went through And then thoy told him what to bring For each boy tn their town. And for themselves "Oh. everything!" Was just what they put down. They thought the saint was far too old To understand their scheme. And each one bought a bag. to hold Their presents, it would seem. But when they woke on X.tnas morn With "What did Santa bring?" Why, Just as sure as you are born. He hadn't left a thing! 8TACT K. BAKES. Leaky. -My child, your bead is alt perspira tion!" . Tes, jna; my roof leaks." , "How's yer wheat?" "First rate." Tigs doin' welir "Fine." "That -puny colt come round all rightr ' "He sure did." "Glad to h$ar things Is so likely. ouu nori yer wife 7"- - THE BRIDE'S FIRST CHRISTMAS. M RS. JOHN VINCENT HAR RIS entered the big depart ment store and seated her self at the nearest counter. No. nothing, thank you." she said to the solicitous clerk.. "I just want to make sure 1 have my list with me. It Is so difficult to shop at this time of the year, and It Is always difficult to find anything for one's husband. Tes, I suppose many people did their shop ping earlier, but I didn't have him then. I mean "Why. you sell neckties, don't you? How fortunate! They are on my list. No. I don't think of any particular kind, but something for a tall man. He is a whole head taller than i ou say a four-in-hand? Oh, I am afraid he couldn't tie that but you might give me a two-in-band. Thank you; that Is very pretty, but It is blue. He doesn't like blue. Of course you couldn't know that. Not that one. Why. my papa wears them, and he Is lots older. Yes. that one will do. "Mr. Floorwalker, where are the col lars? Thank you. (She approaches the counter.) You. please are you "that cxbrk isn't a bit kick. busy? I want some collars for my husband. Ob, are these ladles' collars? How stupid! I told that man distinctly I wanted collars. (At the right place.) "Are husbands' collars here? Well, I am glad I have found the right place at last Size? You clerks always ask so many ques tions. I never bought any before, be cause we've been married only No, his neck isn't very large. Why. I can reach But be has real broad shoul ders. How nice you are to think of that! Yes, a box of assorted sizes would be just the thing. Some of them would be sure to be right and 1 could cut the others off that is. If they were not too small. You'd better put in nearly all large sizes. You see. I am starting out as economical as I can be. I think it must be so discour aging for a man to have a woman spend bis money on frivolous things. Now, as I was coming down the street I saw a big sale of hats men's bats. They had been In the window and were a little soiled, but 1 found such a nice clerk, and be said If I got some of that "1010" soap It would make them look like new. Mr. Harris Is very particular about his clothes. He won't wear trousers unless they art pressed. So I bought three of those bats. Don't you think thoy will last him a long time and save money? "Mr. Floorwalker, where are the gloves? Gentlemen's? Well. 1 hop he is. Why. he is my husband. Oh. I see what you mean! Yes, 1 want them for Mr. John Vincent Harris. (To glove salesman.) Now, don't ask me what size 1 want Not too large and not too small. 1 should think you would learn some of the different sizes so you could tell people. (Holding out her hand.) It's lots larger than that You think I wear a G? Well, then, you'd better give me a 12 for him, for he can bold both my hands in one of his. Are these a special sale? Isn't 49 cents cheap for all that kid? Mine cost $2. No, I don't think he will want more than two or three pairs. Now for the hose. (In the women's hosiery department) "Are'you busy? I have so many other things to get. please harry. I just want to know where the other kind of hose are. it's for my husband. Thank you. (At the men's hosiery counter j I want to get a hose not like these, but The size? Ob. about fifty feet Why, of course. I want it longer than a man. I 1 yon don't understand. It Isn't this kind I want No. nor la dies' either. I just want a hose we can both use. Mr. Floorwalker, may I speak to you? "That clerk Isn't a bit nice, and I think you ought to punish him. No. he wasn't exactly Impudent but be was too busy to answer my questions. Thank you. I have bad so much trou ble to find the right kind of hose. I want long no. I've been to that coun ter. I want one fifty feet long. You see. we are thinking of moving to the country in the spring, and we shall want to water the yard. Oh, ought I to have asked for the common garden variety? "Now I think 1 have everything on my list except cigars, and I may as well go to a cheaper place for them because John Vincent Harris always gives away all that I buy for him. n Is so generous."-Chicago News. Sure Sign. It is one sign of age when your friends in looking around for a Christ mas present for you search for some thing that !. useful Atchison Globe. In Shakespearean days they used to label the scenery. They hang out placard's stating that "This Is a Wood" or "This Is a Castle." We don't need to do that how. Still; we might use the scheme to ad vantage.. It would help sometimes to ee an alleged Thespian bearing the legend, "This Is an Actor." " - 3 Whikcy made Iron the ripe ears el golden cora is rich and fruity not coarse 1 i aadRve. It a the purat and bett ol all whkkies. fl Our famous cora whakiet. are guaranteed. They are absolutely pure, ck&ciotB F. O. 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