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THE NORTH PLATTE 8EMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
rTftaT certainly you promised
JyjL I yourself lust Christmas that
..... your futuro Christmas re
&$ membranco would bo com-1
4 plotod In ample time, and un
der no circumstances would the next
OhristmaB season find you In a rush
and b'istle, planning and finishing bo-lat-d
Chiistmns gifts. What an Idle
dream that. was. for hero It is Christ
mas time approaching again, and you
are racking your brain and attempting
to dccldo what to glvo at the eleventh
hour, In a great hurry and turmoil.
Isn't It so?
What not to give, would bo a moro
appropriate phrase. For In the bcIcc
tion of your gifts somo regard has
to bo given to the adaptability and tho
utility of the present. A wlao idea Is
to Bpond moro tlrno than money In
thinking what would be suitable and
practicable for each Individual. Your
gift would bo all the more appreciated
If it expresses something of yourself
and shows that your own personal
thoughts havo been bestowed upon a
wlrctlon of the tokens.
The real essence of tho Christmas
spirit is not expenditure. How easy
it is to purchase gorgeous gifts If ono
hns a well filled puree! Dut If tho re
cipient can buy tho same urticlo with
llttlo effort, the gift idea will not bo
remembered for very long. Lot your
gifts bo expressions of love and
thoughtfuluc8S, The thought nnd time
you put in gifts of your own handi
work will mean much moro than If
you simply glvo pomethlng for tho
sake of giving.
The cost of homemade gifts is gen
erally smull. A multltudo of glftB can
bo contrived of materluls you havo at
hand, and of odd pieces of linen, rib
bons and silk. Clover Angers can
fashion charming novelties. Gladness I
Is tho keynote of tho Yulotldo Beacon.
Go at your tasks In a cheerful, bllth
some manner, and you will find your
work ono of Joy. Tho following sug
gestions may provide you with numer
ous Ideus for attractive gifts, which
inn) bo made Inexpensively.
With llttlo effort dainty sachets to
perfume your friends gowns may bo
mado at n very small cost. Mako six
saehetB In pastel shades of satin rib
bon about two Inches square. Pill
with soft cotton dusted with some
fragrant sachet powdor. Plnco tho
cachets ono on top of tho other and
tlo with narrow gauzo ribbon. Gilt
safety plus aro attached to each
sachet so tho bagB enn bo pinned on
tho different frocks.
Ono distinct novelty Is n colonial
pin cushion. For this unlquo cushion
you will havo to purchase a glass can
dlestick In a simple design. Cover
ono sldo of a four-inch square of card
board with somo pretty silk which
harmonizes with tho color schom,o of
your friends' bedrooms. Form n
mound-like cushion of cotton ou tho
othor sldo and cover with tho silk.
Tho cushion Is fastened to tho candle
stick by fine wires or thread. Around
tho odgn of tho cushion sow n beaded
frlnga about thrco lnchps long.
Another pin cushion has for tho
foundation a four-inch wlro tea strain
er. Tho back is fitted with a disk of
cotton covered In cretonne. Tho wire
pnrt is lined with flowered cretonne
and filled with cotton, Wind the ban-
I 7(T O, tho heaven In nit roxplcmlotit . v v
I - Willi tlin rnUlimeo of a star; v N. xv
, . - Yonder, Iii the ullicr. pendant V N. N 'x. n
II ULl Flames Its-glories nil afar. v V . .
lit ' I lJ In the Kimt Its Hpli'ntlor shin- N v
MnunnMi. Hugos m'b Its Kolilen gleam: .
jHJKwL Heart tho prestige, what dotlnelh? , ,
'SJSS ' Follow It to Hethlohem. pi 1 Y
Costly gifts niul adoration
Hnston thoy with Joy to bring;
Traveling from their fnr-off Htntlon
Como to hull tho pew-born King.
Btlll fulls (hi' night nn .ludnM's
Slilno wft thu ulurs. tho wnlUIn
Wlion flhophonl cnteh isor:iilila
From niiKfl ohonlH horno down
Hymn of triumph, hymn of Klory.
KIiiks tlio Mhltilni? nnt,'i'l tliroriK:
Slii'phunlH lint earth's sweetest
And tho world Us Klmlrist mins
Sweepij the pnenn down tlio nao,
SwbIIh th note of Joy unit praise,
OlKls with hope time's op'nlng
WaflH Us chenr to latent days,
Knrth rmleemul, with henvnn,
As It sounds tho (jlnd refrain,
"(tlory. Klory in tho hlRlmit.
Police on enrtli, Boon -nl to
die with narrow ribbon and finish
with a pretty bow.
Tho girl away at collcgo would sure
ly, bo overjoyed with a shoo bag,
which sho can hang Inside hor closet
door. The shoe bag should be half
tho length of the door with compart
ments for shoes, slippers and rubbors
and a long compartment on one side
for nn umbrella, nnd on the other for
books not In uuu. The materials used
should bo heavy denim with tho com
partments bound In tape.
A pleanlng notion would bo to mako
any articles for tho girls away at col
lego In their college colors. A piece
of gay colored crotonno bound all
nround with a pretty braid would aho
bo accoptablo as a trunk covor.
Dcnr to every girl's heart aro pretty
dress accessories. Tho now Robes
plerro collars with Jabots of frilly laco
certainly will be a welcomo addition to
your friends' wardrobes. Tho collars
aro usually mado of black satin with
tho ruffles of laco about two Inches
Chic boudoir caps are mado of cir
cles of shadow laco 18 Inches wldo
with soft rumen of narrow laco around
tho crown. The ruffles should bo made
In tho back wider than In tho front
to glvo tho effect of a Dutch bonnet.
Tho cap Is decorated with llttlo pink
rosebuds and a band of pink ribbon.
Exqulslto La Franco roses aro made
out of folded satin ribbon In three-Inch
lengths. Turn the cndB back ut tho cor
ners to form tho petals. Group tho
potals together and Join to a wlro
stem which hns been twisted with nar
row green satin.
A natural looking bunch of violets
is formed of tiny bows of twisted vio
let ribbon tied with green silk wire.
Hat pins, collar plus and buckles
aro wonderfully offechvo when cov
ered with ribbon roses mado of nar
row folded ribbon grouped closely to
gothor. If you prefer you can use
satip cherries mado of tiny circles of
satin flllod with cotton, with petals
of green ribbon.
Tho girl who dnnccs will find much
ploasuro In receiving a pretty palrof
boaded satin Bllpper bows to match
hor party slippers.
For tho traveler a small crctonno
pillow with pockots on ono sldo for
magazines and nowspapcrs would bo
A set of onvolopea of whlto linen to
hold tho necessary artlclos, would al
so bo a useful gift. If you have time
you could buttonhole tho flap in scal
lops. Ono envelope for handkerchiefs,
ono for the night dress, ono lined in
rubber for tho toilet articles, and ono
largo ono for tho oxtra waist. "The
pieces you havo loft of tho linen you
enn utlllzo for napkin rings, scalloped
and finished with a monogram, or for
boudoir lamp shades, which are much
admired when inserted with medal
Ions of flno laco.
For tho Invalid a thoughtful little
gift would bo a covor for tho drinking
glass, A glass circle tho size of tho
top of tho ordinary glass is required;
crochot a cover over tho glass In a
Blmplo stitch In two colors of mercer
ized cotton. In tho center sew a cro
dieted ring for a handle )
A tray with a narrow woodon bor
der and brass handles could have a
pretty pleco of embroidered linen un
der tho glass.
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2 Lantern Bag.
3 Crctonno Pillow.
4 Doily Bag.
5 Sewing Roll.
Hlbbon bedroom slippers aro espe
cially new" and nothing could bo sim
pler to make. Sheer flowered ribbon
to soft lamb's wool, draw an elastic
through a lacing on tho upper edge,
leaving a heading about an inch wide.
Make full rosettes of ribbon and place
ono on each instep.
A dolly enso will delight tho heart
of any housewife. Thoy can be made
In different sizes. Figured cretonne
may bo used In makltfg ono caso with
tho lnnldc lined In white material.
Cover two circles of pasteboard with
the material and finish neatly with a
protty wash braid. Use ribbon to keep
the dollies in place.
A set of holders for handling hot
dishes aro made six Inches square, of
some protty chintz. These are at
tdchnd to nn apron to match the mate
A sot of boxes covered with a pretty
pattern of wall paper would bo most
useful and accoptablo to keep In tho
bureau drawers. These must bo past
ed neatly and the covers attached to
Another novelty. Is a chest of draws
for trlnketB, hair pins or Jewolry.
Cover tho box with crctonno and fit
throe smaller boxes Into It. Tho box
es are covered with tho same material
and have llttlo brass rings sowed on
tho center of each box, so they cau
bo pulled out l'ko drawers.
Aprons aro always charming gifts.
There aro numberless suggestions for
aprons. Fascinating aprons aro mado
of sheer lawn wltu uutternleB em
broidered on them. Tho bottom Is An
lulled In thrco dcop scallops edged
with a fancy stitch and lace. The two
end scallops form pockotB ,for tho
sowing artlclos. The bolt is formod of
ribbon trimmed with Jaunty llttlo
bows. Then there aro chafing dish
aprons, overall aprons, and many
aprons you can dovlsu with a llttlo in
Wo Beo bags here, thorc nnd every
where. IJags of all sorts and sizes,
from tho elaborate nffalrs made of
strips of Japanese embroidery like
those shown In Chinatown, to those
of tho Blmplost doslgn. Sewing bags,
opera bags, laundry bags, shoo bags,
slipper bags, corset bags, vanity bags,
mado of ribbon and fitted out with a
smnll mirror and a tiny powder puff.
Manicure bags may bo fitted with tho
smaller size manicure articles, and for
tho chlldrpn you cau mako inarblo
bags, school bags, bean bags and pen
A useful recoptaclo for sewing ma
terials Is a lantern bag made of
plain and floweiod ribbon, or you
could utlllzo any mnterlal you havo.
For tho bottom of the bag cover a
cardboard circle threo Inches and a
half In diameter. Gnthor the flowered
ribbon to this and hem the outside.
Hun an embroidery hoop four Inches
In dlamotor around tho upper edgo.
Join thu plain material to this and
about eight Inches from this placo
another hoop about four Inches in dl
amotor. This Is tho top of bng and
Is sheered over hoop. A round cover
piece of cardboard Is used as a cover
and ti heavy cord Is used to carry It
over the arm.
Another original bug for threads
nnd needles 1b mado of two circles of
cretonne lined with sutln. These aro
Joined nt lntorvnls, leaving spaces for
tho spools. In tho center is a llttlo
pin cushion. A ribbon drawn through
thu dlfforout sections draws this little
Uso a protty pleco of ribbon three
quarters of a ynrd In length for nn
other sowing contrlvanco. Turn up
ono end to form a pocket for the
spools of thread, and thu other end
9 v-s-uy $& ip'-'iij
6 Colonial Pin Cushion,
7 Chest of Drawers.
8 Collar Bag.
9 Robespierre Collar.
10 Telephone Memorandum.
for the thimble and small scissors,
which Ib attached with a narrow rib
bon. In the center have squares of
white flannel for tho needles and pins.
When not In use this case can be
rolled up and fastened neatly with a
loop and button.
Sometimes It Is a rather perplexing
question what to glvo a man. Men
alwayu like something that adds to
their comfort and personal conve
nience. If you cnnknlt there is not
much difficulty in deciding what to
give. Knitted silk neckties arc much
Good, warm, lleecy mufflers aro
liked by tho man who motors, and bed
room allppera are also every welcomo.
A telephone memorandum with a
pencil attached would be a dally re
minder of the giver. Cover a piece of
cardboard with tan linen embroidered
in pink roses. Buy a small pad of
whlto paper and paste it on tho linen.
Men Invariably aro pleased with
personal gifts, such as handkerchiefs
with the myogram embroidered In
A rattier good Idea Is to present
your friend with his monogram em
broidered heavily In black satin rib
bon. There monograms will bo of
servlco ,to sew In his overcoat, so that
ho cav easily distinguish his coat from
another's In a crowded place.
Then there aro whisk broom hold
ers covered In linen, nnd collar bags
made on a circular form of card board
coverod with rose-colored brocade
and edged with old gold braid.
For tho man who shaves himself, a
shaving pad is useful. Cover two
squares of cardboard with any mate
rial you desire. Work the monogram
on the center of tho upper one. Insert
leaves of tissue paper and tlo together
with a silk cord.
There aro plenty of adorable gifts ono
can mako for the baby. An Ingenious
Idea Is to cover an ordinary scale with
pink ribbon and silt it down tho cen
ter, neatly finishing tho edges so
mother can Beo ovory day how much
tho new baby Is gaining. Use- narrow
ribbon to hang up tho scale. Also a
cuto llttlo water bag covered In soft
pretty flannel will be an acceptable
gift for his majesty.
Darling llttlo bibs aro made of huck
toweling with curious shaped animals
cross-stitched in red thread across
A carriago strap which affords
much amusement to the infant Is
mnde of elastic with satin ribbon In
pink or blue sheered over it. To this
strap, by monns of a narrow ribbon,
a celluloid whistle, n rubber doll and
a teething ring aro attached.
An onchnntlng llttlo nightingale Is
mado out of a square of cashmere,
crocheted on the edgo with silk or
bound with wash ribbon. Satin rib
bons aro run through a casing to fit
For tho child that Js a little older
you can mako a screen covered In
snowy plain mnterlal and decorated
with pictures cut from magazlnos and
books. One section for flowers, one
for nnlmnls, and ono for birds, would
be much appreciated.
A scrap book mado of dark gray
lining pasted with pictures, Is also a
gift a child can dorlvo much pleasure
from. After you havo your presonts
completed, bo careful that they aro
wrapped so that they hive a Yulo
tldo look about them. Uso plenty of
green and white tissue paper. Seal
tho packago with holly ribbon or gold
cord nnd don't forgot to tuck a spray
of holly or miatletoo among tho wrap
plugs. (Copyright, by W. O. Chapman.)
FOR BETTER POULTRY STOCK
Keeping Birds Healthy and Improving
Them Can Be Done by Adoption
of Few Systematic Rules.
In raising stock or poultry It should
bo tho ulr of everyone to keep It
healthy and Improve It. You can do it
very easily by adopting cystomatlc
rules. These may bo summed up In
brief as follows:
Construct your houses good and
warm, so as to avoid damp lloors and
afford a flood of sunshine. Sunshine
is better than medicine.
Provido a dusting and scratching
placo where you can bury the grain
and thus Induce tho fowls to take tho
Provido yourself with somo good,
healthy fowlB, never to be over three
years old, giving ono cock to every
Give plenty of fresh air at all times,
especially In summer.
Give plenty of fresh water dally, and
never allow tho fowls to go thirsty.
Feed them systematically two or
three times a day. Scatter tho food bo
they cannot eat It too fast or without
proper exercise. Do not feed moro than
they will eat up clean, or they will get
tired of that kind of feed.
Give them a variety of both dry and
coked feed. A mixture of cooked
meat and vegetables Is good for a
Give soft feed in the morning and
the whole grain at night, except a llt
tlo wheat and cracked corn placed In
the scratching pens to give them ex
ercise during the day.
Above all things, keep the house
clean and well ventilated.
Do not crowd too many into ono
house. If you do, look out for dis
ease. Keep the house, nests, etc., sprayed
with Borne good disinfectant, in or
der to keep down the lice and mites.
Wash your roosts and bottom of
laying nests, and whitewash once a
week In summer and once a week In
Let the old and young have as largo
a range as possible, the 'larger the bet
ter. Do not bred too many kinds of fowlB
at the same time. Detter have one
breed and understand It.
Introduce new blood Into your stock
every year or so, by either buying a
cockerel or a setting of eggs from
some reliable breeder.
BROODER HOUSE VENTILATOR
Device Invented by New Jersey Man
Prevents the Delivery of Too
Strong Current of Air.
The Scientific American, In de
scribing a ventilator for brooder
houses, the design of C. W. Brick of
Crosswlck, N. J?, says:
This invention relates particularly
to a means for ventilating brooder
houses, and provides an improved
Ventilator for Brooder Houses.
form of ventilator and In connection
therewith, meanB for heating the air
Induced by tho ventilator; and to pro
vide a safety valvo exteriorly of tho
brooder houso, whereby to prevent tho
delivery of too strong a current ot
Feed plenty of sharp sand or grit
with tho food.
Please tho consumer and you can
raise tho price.
Systematic marketing will over-
Pekin ducks do not make good sit
ters use a chlckon hen.
Good development beforo beginning
to lay Is best for tho pullet.
Ducks must havo plenty of green
food or they will not thrive
Impuro water will not produce many
eggs of any kind, and none that aro
Fower and better birds, and all as
much alike as possible should fto
every poultry koopor's motto.
You must know thnt a duck haB no
crop. Tho food must bo soft be
cause It passes directly Into tho giz
zard. Pure whlto exhibition birds will
havo their plumngo mado yellow by
constant feeding of corn, though a
little corn occasionally will do no
Fulr woman may some day succeed
In claiming nil tho precious rights
That ore denied her now; Indeed
With man sho may ascend tho heights;
Her banner may In splendid style
Ho set upon the tallest crag;
Hut can this bo expected while
Sho has to use a powder rag? ,
'Tls shameful that sho occupies
A humble, secondary place,
Denied the snored rlRht to rise
To stations sho might sweetly grace!
'Tls wrong, 'tis pitifully wrong.
That after man she has to lag.
But can alio scalo tho heights as long
As sho must use a powder rag?
Man boasts of honors ho has won,
And will not let the world forget
The great things ho hns nobly done
Upon tho height his goal Is set;
But would ho hnve the right to bo
Puffed up with pride, or could ho bran
About tho things he does If he
Wore forced to usa a powder rag?
Not Disposed to Argue.
"Do you think you can support my
daughter In the stylo to which sho
has been accustomed?" asked the
"I'm afraid not," replied the young
man, "but sho has assured me that
sho will not expect me, after wo are
married, to buy her as many gloves
as I havo been furnishing or to take
her away from home to get something
good to eat every othor evening, and
she has even consented to quit mak
ing it necessary for mo to hire a taxi
whenever we hnppery to be within
walking distance of the place wo aro
"Oh, well, if you're going to bo dis
agreeable about It, take her."
No Settlement fo'r Her.
"Well," said tho attorney to tho lady
who wonted to sye for broach of
promise, "suppose I havo a conference
with him and see if we can't agree on
a settlement. What's the lowest fig
ure you will consider?"
"And lot tho other girl thiuk she's
tho only ono ho ever loved? No! I
wouldn't settle for a million dollars If
sho wasn't to find out about It."
Hard to Find.
"Do you' believe," he asked, "that
every ono in tills world has an affinity
"Well, 1 don't know," replied the
beautiful one. "Somotimos I'm in
cllncd to doubt It, I'vo taken threo
trips to Reno without finding him on
know," said the
good man, "that
it's Just as easy
to look pleasant
as to go around
with a pained ex
make any grentor demand on the
facial mtiBcles than the frown does."
"Aw, go on! Your shoes ain't
plnchln' your feet."
Man and His Rush.
First ho swam, then learned to ciawl.
Next upon all fours ho went.
Then walked upright, slim nnd tall,
Still ho harbored discontent.
Having lenrnod to rldo astride,
Ho began to put on style.
And was tilled with foollMi prldo.
As ho gulloped- for a while.
But In time theie camo onco more
That old discontent of his,
That old restlessness; thorefore.
Ho nt longth began to whiz.
Though ho zlpps along on wheels,
Ho hns not y;t ceaed to sigh;
Ho must mount tho air, ho feels
Wild doslres now to fly.
After he hni found his wings
What will he his next doslre?
Unto what more speedy things
Will he, ton years hence, nsplro?
A Lot In It. )
"Do you believe there Is anything
In chnnco?" asked the lady with tho
"Yes," replied Mr. Honpeck. "Be
fore wo were married my wife gave
mo a chanco to break our engagement
nnd I didn't do It."
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