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  • Mail Tribune 100: December 19, 1913

  • Touted by their boyish appeal C.C. Beekman, pioneer Jacksonville banker, will be Santa Claus to the "Puhl boys" who sent the following pathetic letter to County Judge Tou Velle this week. The letter as received is:
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  • Touted by their boyish appeal C.C. Beekman, pioneer Jacksonville banker, will be Santa Claus to the "Puhl boys" who sent the following pathetic letter to County Judge Tou Velle this week. The letter as received is:
    "Mr. Tuvil, will you have our papa Mr. Puhl, get us some suits. we wanted to speak some peaces for the prespretirian church at Christmas eve, but we did not have any suits. Grandma works as hard as she can. we do all we can to make money to help her. Grandma wants to see the suits if we get them. Good by.
    "From the Puhl boys."
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    The Elks held their annual Christmas social for the poor Thursday night and netted $300 besides donations, and increase over last year. The distributions will be made Christmas Eve.
    The figures of the lodge show a decrease in poverty in the city during the last year. The names which receive the Christmas benefits of the Elks are less than half of 1912. The names of the needy are solicited by the Elks.
    The feature of the evening was the "Spider Song." "Far, Far Away" was another hit along amusement lines.
    The social was more of a success than last year.
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    The family now living on the old F.L. Martin place at the head of Mountain Avenue report a bear prowling around in that edge of town. Children of the family went to a nearby spring for water a few days ago and found the bear lapping from the spring.
    One informant says the bear and the children took to their heels in opposite directions and it is a question which was going the fastest.
    A.L. Hopkins, living twelve miles from Ashland, beyond Buckhorn Lodge, reports that one of his children was badly frightened while on the way to school a few days ago by a large cougar which jumped into the road nearby.
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