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ST. JOHNS REVIEW
'SUCCESSOR TO PENINSULA REVIEW
Devoted to (he Interests of the I'enlnsuta. the Manufacturing Center of tb Northwest
Old Series, Vol. XI, N. 33
ST. JOHNS, PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, DKCKMBGR 21. 1917.
A Present For
Dy ANNG CAREW
sit down ou bla
slod with bla
chin In bis mlt
tened hnnds and
tried to plan
what bo could
giro foiled for
Christmas, for it
was only tbrco
"I enn't give n
thing!" bo milt
tcrcd nt Inst, for
bo did not lmvo n
licimy of bU own,
nnd bo know tbnt
monoy wns very
h c n r c o on tho
fnrm tbnt year.
Tim St 111 wall
children would bo lucky If they nil hnd
mittens nnd wnrm shoes nnd stock
Ink's. Yet Dob knew tbnt bis Bister
Kan wns dreaming of u doll bouse,
llttlo I'ctcr wanted n puppy nil bis own,
ami bo didn't dnro think of bis big sis
tcr Amy nnd big brother Elmer nnd
bis father ntid mother.
"Why not mnko 'cm something?" wns
tho thought tbnt ciimo to him.
Hob Jumped up nnd went homo wbls
(ling throtigh tho woods. Under tho
pluu trees bo stopped nnd brushed
nwny tho snow. When ho cot through
bis pockets wero .full of dried pine
Cones, largo nnd snmll, nnd somo pieces
or birch bark.
Tho day beforo Chrlstmns Hob un
locked tho woodshed door nnd looked
nt tho result of his labors.
There wns n doll house for llttlo Nnn
mudo out of nu egg crnto, with real
HE SAW THE QHAN1IKST NEW BLED.
wnlt paper on the walls of the two
rooms, bits of carpet on the floors and
some cardboard furniture that Hob bad
made. He bud even tucked llttlo scrupi
of laco at tho windows for curtuttis.
Tor Amy there was tho lovely pic.
turo from the Sunday newspaper wblcb
sho bad udmlred. Hob bad remember,
ed and bud mado a frame for It out
of strip of wood, and on tho wood
be bad glued tiny plno cones, pieces of
birch bark and dried moss, and as tbe
picture wus a woodland scene you can
Imagine bow pretty It was. Hob bad
found a chair rung, which be scraped,
ana pousueu witu some on aim turpen
tine, lie put somo screweyes In tbe
ends, and Amy guvo him u piece of
narrow red ribbon to make loops and,
behold, there was a necktie bolder for
Elmer! For bis mother be whittled a
reel for her clothes lines, and It wns
a wonderfully bandy thins, and for bis
father be bought a pipe. It happened
this way: Ho did some errands for the
man who kept the tobacco storo lu the
Tillage, and when the man would bare
paid him somo money Hob said he'd
rather have a pipe. So now they were
all provided for except llttlo Peter.
How was Hob going to get bold of a
real live puppy?
"You go over to my brother's place
at tbe foot of Long hill, and you tell
him I sent you," said tbe tobacco man,
"Maybe he will let you bave a puppy
and work It out for him on Saturdays.
Ho has a paper route."
Til do It If be will!" cried Bob
eagerly. Half an hour later bo hurried
Into tbe woodshed with a wriggling
little puppy under bis coat. Of course
be had to tell bis mother about that
And how Dob did enjoy tbe secret, run
Ding to and fro with milk and scraps
of meat for tbe puppy!
When Christmas morning dawned I
think Bob Stlllwell was the most sur
prised boy In Little Ulver, He was so
interested in watching tbe pleasure of
bis brothers and sister with tbe gifts
be bad mude wltb bis own bands that
be stood smiling, forgetting to look at
tbe tree for bis own presents.
"Look, Bobby; look!" screamed little
Bob looked and turned pale with sur
prise, Tbe grandest new sled, painted
a bright red, runners and all. His fa
ther and Elmer bad made It. together.
And there was a red woolen mufller
that Amy bad knitted for blm and oth
er things that Santa Claim brought
IT wns Cbrlstmns cvo In Durgnn'B
department store, nnd to tho hap
py children who nccompnnlcd their
pnrcuts to sco tho glittering tights and
tho gorgeous Christmas toys the big
storo was n palace of splendor. But
It wns not ono to poor llttlo Edna
Urny, tho tired little cashglrl.
Tins Christinas cvo liana was very
snd, Sho hnd planned to glvo her
mother n nlco Chrlstmna present, and
to crown It nil sho wns going to bide
tho present In ono of n pair of new
stockings to hang on tho chair bcsldo
her widowed nnd sick mother's bed
A well dressed man nnd woman
smiled as tho little girl took n package
of gloves to tho bundlo counter.
"She looks like Beatrice," whispered
tho woman softly, nnd tho tnnn nod
ded, with n smil
of tho little
sheets nt homo
dreaming of San
bo m u nu u red.
And when Edna
their package be
thing crisp and
green Into her
mas!" bo laughed
ns they disap
peared In the
1M n n
t b n n k
a b h h e
surrrn sohktiiinq ,, . inti,nr.
into lien hand, dressing Buck nnd
stockings nnd ten!"
Full of happiness, she tucked tho mon
ey nwny In her pocket nnd grasped a
puckago handed over the counter by
nn Imputlcut clerk.
"Cash" took tho package, and It
dropped from her tired lingers to tho
lloor. Sho stooped to pick It up, and
as sho did so her Angers came In con
tact wltb a small aquuro leather
pockctbook such us men curry. She
found n corner of tho stairway qulto va
cant of shoppers,
and out there she
pecked Into tho
was cram m o d
with neatly fold-
ed bills. Insldo
was a n a m o
stamped in gold
B. Lnwtoii," wltb
an auurcss bo-
sank us alio went
back to her work.
Of courso sho
must return tbe
pocketbook to Its
owner, and sho
might buvo been
tho man who had
given the money
and wished her
mas the lovely
lady with blm
PEEKED INTO TUB
bad culled blm
Georgo-and yet if she went to tho
address she would not buve time to
buy the things for her mother.
When she was outsldo the store' t
tho closing hour she foutid herself tn a
mist of flying snow-flakes. A friendly
policeman told her how to reach tie
address she wanted.
A pretty housemaid opened the door
md cried out In alarm when a very
cold and bewil
dered llttlo girl
fell In a heap at
"Why, It's the
llttlo cashglrl '
Lawton, who had
followed ber bus
baud into tbe
struggled Into ber
pocket, and sho
brought out tbe
found this," she
.guess it Is yours.
What time la it,
plcascT Will I
have time to get
ent?" Mr. Lawton
picked ber up in
bis strong arms
and carried her into a beautiful living
room, and Sarah vanished to fetch a
cup of hot broth.
A half hour later tho Lawtons took
Edna home In a great warm motor
car. This Christmas Edna will not be n
cashglrl lu a store. She Is In school
now. and her future looks bright,
thanks to ber friends tbe Lwttms,
fil$hQ$ Qiig Attd All
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Dy ELINOR MARSH
DWINA'B mother was
B mluco pics Into
B tha oveft, so sho
did not notico
tho llttlo gin
when sbu pass
ed through tho
room. Ed win a
wore her wnrm
winter coat nnd
nnd her fat lin
gers were snug
gled up In red
"I've got Christ
mns errands to
do, mother," snld
Edwlnn when sho reached the door.
"Tomorrow's Christmas, nnd I'm going
to buy n present for Snntn Clnus."
"Well, 1 declnrol" Mrs. Bay snnk
Into n chair nnd begun to Inugh. "A
present for Hnntn Claus himself?"
"A rent present. I've got VI cents. I
earned this money my own self, hmiI
nnd 1 want to buy something for Santa
with my own money."
"very well, dear, I nm sure Santa
Clnus will bo plcnsed enough to bo re
membered. You bad better go to
"AU right," cnllvd Edwlnn as sho
It wns snowing n little-Just little,
light, floating tlnkes like tiny feathers,
lusldo tho kitchen It had hrcu warm
nnd cozy, with n delicious smell of
mlnco ment, fresh cookies nnd apples.
Outsldo It was cold, mid tho stlnglug
Biiowtlukrs n nule her cheeks tlnglo.
"What can I do for you, Edwins r
asked Mr. Smith.
"I wunt n pnlr of sllppcrs-for n
man." snld Edwlnn primly.
"What slzo?" asked tho storekeeper.
"Very big ones," said Edwlnn In n
"Hum!" smiled Mr. Smith In n mys.
terlous wuy. "Well, you enn clinngo
them after Cbrloimiis If they don't tit."
Edwlnn wondered If Suntn Clnus
could coiuu nil tho wny back from tho
"SANTA HAS TAKEN TIIU HOOK AND
CANIlVt" HUE CIIIEII.
north polo J list to change n pair of slip
tiers, but she wild nothing until Mr.
Smith showed ber u very lurgo pair of
How good old Kuiitu would enjoy
those comfortable Hllpiwrs!
"Will 12 cents lie enough?" asked
"Ho, ho, hoi" laughed Mr, Smith.
Twelve, tents? No, Edwlna. The
price of those slippers Is
"I guesi I won't tiilio them," fal
tered Edwliu ns sho left the store.
Edwlnu hurried nwny from Smith's
store und went to a little ten cent store.
Here were nil sorts of things sbu could
buy with her money, but It wus bard
to choose something Santa Clans might
like. Tberv were books-such ulco
stories too. One In particular, called
"Putty and Her Pltehor." Wus so de
lightful tliut Edwlnu wus Miro Santa
Ciuiis would like li. So sho paid 10
cents for that, und with tin) remaining
2 cents sho bought two sticks of red
and white striped cuiidy.
When she showed these things to her
father and mother they did not even
smile, but they said they wero sure
Sutitu Cluus would be pIcuHcd.
shall bung a stocking1 for Bantu
and put tlicxc things In It," wild Ed
wlnu, and on thu stocking bho pliiuad
a note guying:
"From u little girl who loves you."
She went happily to bed, uud tbe
next thing Edwlnu know It Wus Christ
mas morning Shu hopped out of bed
and run Into the wurm living room to
see If Suutu hud iiecn there.
Whut u wonderful urruy of toys-
dolls uud doll lioiuo uud furniture.
books und games uud toy dishes, u lit
tle fur m u IT uud u rocking ebulr und so
muuy other things!
kilivlmi cliii)iwil lutr hunds and Illum
ed for Jy "Suutu bus t alien thu Look
and cuudyl" she cried, uud then she
found u little note signed "SuiituClaus."
'Thank you. deur little Edwtua, ami
a Merry Christmas to you," It read.
'Vir A t-t
'X TED WAYNE kicked his toes
IN nKalll8t 1,10 (,oor-
"ny, nioiucr, can t i go Bsnc
lug?" bo asked.
"Not todny, son," sold Mrs. Wayne.
"It Is Christmas eve, and I want you
to go into the woods und get somo
laurel and evergreens to trim thu
house. Tho servants nre all Inwy with
"Aw, bother!" whined Ned.
"Dear me, Neddy, that Is not a nlco
spirit to show nt Cbrlstmns time,"
ilghed his mother, for sbu was much
worried- about ber llttlo boy's selllsli
spirit. Ned had u beautiful homo und
fond parents, but
ho seemed to love
tils o w n wny
So when final
ly Ned, sulkily
enough, took n
hatchet and went
t o w a r d t li o
woods bis moth
er did not sco
ttiut ho had bis
skates hidden un
der his thick
When ho reach,
ed thw pond ho
found nil the
skaters had gouo
home, fur who
wants to sknto
on Christmas ovo
when tberu aro
so many other
i-kw TUBNH , ,,,
A 110 II Nil THE l-ONII.
So Ned took n
few turns around the pond, knowing
ill tho time Hint' ho was disoiicylug hl:i
mother uud feeling very unhappy nil
By ntid by he took off his skates and
went to the woods to cut soiuo laurel
iriiuches. It wus snowing very hard
low, uud he had to work fust, hewiUKii
by this tlniti It wus growing dark in
At lust bis nrms wero full, nnd ho
through the snow
trying to llnd the
p u th, but the
snow lim I cover-
cd It up com
Ned was lost In
Urn woods on
Christmas eve I
Ho begun to cry,
uud tho tears
froze o ii li I m
cheeks, Itlgbt be
side him wus it
great oak tree,
with u hollow
trunk, Theru wns
u narrow ohii
lug lu thu trunk,
uud iMior, cold,
tired, lout Nisi
squeezed his wuy
lb rough tho open
ing itiul found it
snug uud warm
Inside, with a
thick bed of dry
lea res. Hu nto-
ieii up thu oriii
lug with branches
a oiieat TK:r. wrru
A IIOI.IjOW tiiu.nk.
jf evergreen, uud (hut kept thu wind
md snow out.
It wus very lonesome In the hollow
reo. Somewhere uu owl was hooting,
and again be heard some four footod
tiilmul (perhaps u fox) go Mt-iuttliiK
over thu snow, Hu wus not exactly
frightened, but It surely wus very lone
Sometime ho slept and dreamed of
his nice warm home, uud hu thought
uf bis good, kind parents uud how
would be, and he re
solved no v or
ugulii to disobey
After awhile he
slept and wus
awakened by tho ,
sound of tho
church bells ring-
lug in tbe glud
stmus 1 1 d
hen ho beard
s culling hi
name, a n d ho
shouted buck, und
presently hu wus
In his father's
When Ned woke
up ou Christum
in o r u I n g uud
found nil tho
Unit Suutu Cluus
luid brought to
him ho registered
u vow that when
rOUND ALL I1IH UEAU- .., ni,.!-
Tiri'L uwrB. cumo ttrollml uo
would be worthy of ull the blesslugs
(but weru showered ou him.
iVud his purcnts ulways suid, "Ned
die bus miver beeu the sumo sluce be
spent the night tu tbe hollow tree."
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