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Semi-Weekly Bandon Recorder, December 1 9, telS
M l ! SOME OF ill EffllE
AN AMATEUR ?.,fn W UiS
TC -rP9t3T 47T T f'lTry f ; . , IlflJltt Swifts Premium Bacon and Lard
SANTA GLAUS . : - QBl ssl - .
"'B FSfc CITY GROCERY CO.
Wmjflm- . ''BMMHRl InsuranccVeornpany .,10usp. or quautv
(fe- Wta 'nl'TJZ. Rates J1.00 to ppcrday.' '
s By Hamilton pope galt " Bandoii ::: ' Oregon
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irtfiitzs 1 ii i iiimi
WH irHtl nil iinriH-il Hint Mr
O'Kliniignossv "iis the w-ry
on.- to la- Santa Cluus nt our
"No!" lie said. "Nol"
Wo Intel never semi Mr. O'SliauguoH
y so vehement, before.
"Tlmt Is one thing 1 wl" "0V(;r ilo
no, not II thu czar of lttissin uvrc to
"Why?" asked some one from a sate
distance. " ,
"IJecnu.se 1 played the part once, antl
I will never ilo It again I may as
well tell you nliout It, ami tlien you'll
know tliat It Is of no use to bother me
ab6ut It any more.
"One Christtias I was broke. I whs
hungry, and my feet were on the
ground. 1 liiul asked a thousand pen
pie for something to do. anything to
' I WANT THAT.
do and llnally u manager In a depart
ment store said. 'All right; we'll make
n Santa Clans out of you.'
"I told lilm 1 didn't foel'iunch llko
a Santa Clans Inside." . ,
"'Oh. we'll Ox that all right,', he
wild and handed mea pillow.
"So. with pillows nun Doom unu
gloves and a fur coat outside and
nothing at all Inside. I started In t"
Do Simla" Clans in the toy dejmrtment.
While I was thinking about my wife
and the two kids at home ;ieedlrig
...m.nv mill me with no steady Job.
and o'tiier things like that, I hoard one
. of Uie follows in. the store, say to thu
'."'Say, that St. Nicholas of yours
is about as Jolly as a hymn book He'
reminds mo of n funny song entitled
"Silver 0 Threads Among the Gold."
Why don't you throw him out?
" 'I will when 1 get time.'
"1 tried to Ifvon up a little after
hearing tin's praiso of my histrionic
talent, but it wasn't much use.
'"Pretty soon I snw a boy comity;
down the aisle like a wolf on the fold.
Ho was also seeking whom he might
devour.'' He was followed by an anx
ious looking maid and a gentleman in
a silk hat. who was an Indulgent mil
"The kid sauntered along In an Inde
pendent, bored way, swinging his arms
kind of reckless, as.tr no was m noi
of breaking something and relieving
tho monotony. ' 1
"When ho came up0to whore 1 was
sitting he stopped. He had seen plen
ty of toys, but 1 guoss 1 was some
thing now in the way of a St. Nich
olas. , ,
"He called; his daddy and pointed
to me. ", 5"r'
" '1 want that. ho said.
4 'Oh. no. dearie' said the maid.
Here. luok nt this nice giraffe! Seel
It does tills P o
"The kid shook0lie nurse u"Y Irrltn
bly. q Q ,
"Ho doesn't .seem to take,, much In
terest In the glrnitV 1 remarked, to the
"No. nor anything else.' ho answer
ed in a lOitieut. weary tone. 'He lias
had nil 1 1"- t".vs Ix-fyre. and ho
known nil !lfcm ' inside and out.
lie had one or those giraffes Inst year
and broke it open to tlud out what
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I w.is In It. nntl he wit mad when he
e.. i.n1 iin.li. wan nothing.'
I .uit that.' sold the boy ngnln
t.ililting to me
-He has taken n fancy to you.' eon
tinned the pa.
I -iin'l see Unit 1 have any advan
tage over the giraffe." I said.
Must then the boss of the store came
along He was just .busting himself
for the miniiilialre. t
' "'My buy wants your Santa Clans.'
said the gentleman to the boss.
"And the kid Jumped up and grnlv
bed me by the hand and began pull
ing at mo and lighting the maid off
with the other hand w
.i .w..ii M.iiii tin. boss, 'take him
along. Mr. Van Veegle. It wilMjj i
Inu wlmtever to HSi 1 USSlire yMtf.
"'Phis rerouiinend seemed to hW of
encourage the millionaire.
"'1 will pay oii for yr time.' he
said to me.
"As the little fellow was pulling my
linn off 1 got up and went along. He
towed me through the aisle against a
tide of open moil tiled .people. We got
Into a big red automonllo. nnn ino mil
lionaire snld to the chauffeur. Home
quick as possible, for goodness
Away we went, my white whiskers
Hying in the wind.
"Pretty soon the millionaire nam iu
tin. ..Imiiffetir: 'Look here, you needn't
display us any uioro than necessary
Kindly pick out some quiet streets.
"The kid was sitting next to me.
holding m hand. .
"The chauffeur started to slow uown
In front of a mansion when the mil.
Ilonulre gave a shout: ,
" 'Hold on!' he said. 'Drive on quick!
I forgot Mrs Van Veegle has compa
ny. We'll go around the back way.'
"Wo were turning the corner to go
around the other way when the mil
Hpnnire shouted again suddenly. 'Turn
"We were dodging somebody or oth
er that he knew.
"Plnirily we passed through n big
gate, and the-boy towed me around
through a conservatory or two Into
a swell room. .
"The mini swore. There were n lot
of ladles there still. They seemed to
tnke a great Interest In the pageant.
"Well, what on earth!" screeched
the millionaire's wife.
"While J lie man was explaining to
i.iu i!i. tho Imv led me around all
over the house by the hand. He would
not let go
"He Unci to have me sit, beside him
my hand and fought them off wheu
nt'i.r timv L'nt too near.
wi.i.n iiKiHiiue came they tried to
tell little Van that Snnty wanted to
ir lii.iui. now and work on the toys for
.flirt, turns lint he held on tighter than
ever and Insisted that 1 would have to
uii.i.n with him
"This mnde It pretty bad. If I was
to pull off my boots and' my beard ami
niv .iiiiiiMi'li and one thing anu an
other the boy would bo paralyzed with
M. G. POHL
The best is not too good for
your eyes, jlry me:
Consulting Engineer and
Office in Thrift Bldg.
TAKTNO HANTA TO KINDEIIOAHTEN.
f,.ii. tiuiv Hfild. and for me to turn In
boots, beard, stomach and all with lit
tle Van In his little bed seemed utter
"U rviiur.rotnlscd bv inv sitting by
his bod and holding his hand until he
went to sleen. Vould you believe it?
That boy was the lightest sleeper you
ever saw! livery time l men to taue
my hand away his oyes would open
nnii tii would take a tighter grip.
"I sat up all night holding that kid's
ii, m,l. I hud a man In attendance, who
brought me everything 1 wanted, and
I had collected a ten from rapn van
Imt I didn't iret much sleep
"The boy had me with lilm nil th
next day. 1 had to be with him when
he ot his bath and ills breakfast, and
i attended kindergarten with him
1 was 'If at kindergarten, too. but
along about 4 o'clock he lay down on
J. F. VanLcuvcn, Prop.
FrK MHlc and Cream de
Hvered daily at your door in
anv nni-t nt Handon. All
J r -
orders given prompt attention
Phone Rural 29
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while be ate his dinner, and I had a I a couch and went sound asleep,
I tole from the room softly and un
observed. 1 had had enough of the
Inli iCml was resolved to escanc.
".lust as 1 was getting out of the
l'iioiI sized Ihiv came alone
and started to blab something about
Hello. Santa Clans!' and tried to grab
linlil nt mo
"1 paralysed htm by pulling out my
ot.uii.ioii mill iittimr linn over tne uenii
"1 gained the street and (lew- for
home, dodging this way and that to
batlle pursuit and shedding beard,
boots, cotton and fur all along the
"I hlil for three davs and then emerg
ed nnii got a nice little Job loading coal
on a ship. 1 have always gone In for
a sane Christmas over since that little
We did uot press Mr. O'Shaugnessy.
MRS. W. W. WOLFE
Mrs. Guy Dipple
in- towki mi: Tiinounn toe aist.r
big. fat butler shoving my chair around
for mo and waiting on mo 1 got some
birds iindJotie thing and another under
my pllfow ami my furs, but I was aw
"It whb too warm for comfort wlien
It goj nrouiid that there was n real.
Vo "Siuitn rians at the Van Veegle
h ei .t' the ehlldreii emu? from
over the neiglilHirhoiMl to mniil me.
"Hut young Van kept a tight crip on
r.oncorninci Christma PrcsontS.
a imiti iiinv not tio hn hinllv off for
presents If he only has presence of
Tbe :piestlnn of the hour Is. "What
on e.irth shul we buy for a Christ-
Vi.i .ir innU- ii -Ift liorso in the teeth.
It is also 'wrong to look a Christina
present In the price mark,
"What shall 1 irlve the hired girl?'
'is a Christmas conundrum that puz
zles some. Give her last week's rjy
nml i;it another i-'lrl n
'I lie proprietor 01 a oig noiei may
love Ills patrons' children, hut he nev
er gives the youCgsters drums or
horns at CbrUtmus. N. D.-Or any
gandon 0 Oregon
We want y
For our custorner not just today, but tomor
row Ai d for all time to come, if
and prompt delivery
is what you want
WE HAVE YOU
Successor to A. E. While
.Tflli HAK'NlCSS MAN
A new supply of suit
cases, trunks, shopping
bags, robes, etc., etc.
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Got Any Time To
Use electric appliances for the household
work and you will have time for other
things. Let us demonstrate them toyou
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ALWAYS ON TIM I:
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From Coos Bay Every Saturday at Ser-
, , vice of the Tide.
rfonfinn Sailing. Through KL F. SHOEMAKER, Agent llandor.
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