Our Chris'mas number contains twelve pages instead of the usual number of eight. This is done partly to aecomraodate the immense amount of advertising displayed this week, and partly to present a fascinating Christmas story by thatgreat author, Robert Louis Stevenson, enti'.led "ThkMisadventüresof John Nichol?on." Our readers phould not fail to read it. While following the misadventures of Nicholson, we have not forgotten that our readers have become interested in the adventures of Tad, and we give the usual installment of that story on the eleventh page. Our readers will admire the fine display of advertising and the skill shown in the arrangement of the advertisements. Where there are so many advertisers, it is impossifcle to mention each one separately, but our readers will not fail to inspect those columns.