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CAPITAL CITY COURIER, SA1WUAY, DKCKMBBR ly, ihyi
THE OLD UOU, MILLINER
ICopyrlxlit, IWI1. All rlithtn reserved.)
Sin- Mit In it (treat room near a largo bay
window busily engaged In III" occupation
of dressing ii ImlitlMiinu wa.x doll whose
Hllllle WHS lost III the roses of Ikt cheeks,
When tho old Imly liml trimmed thu dress
ami made II set Just ns she thought It
should, shu held thotlollulTul arm's length
anil lnoki'il It over critically When she
wns quite well sntlsllcd with It, shu touched
Nickel Savings Stamps
Good (or Deposit in the Nebraska Sav
ings Bank will be found for Sale
at the Following Places:
llerpolshelmcr ,V Co., Imposition Depart
Clnsomfc Fletcher. Wall Paper nnd Htatlon
A. Ii.Hliailer. Drug". Hooks, Paints, Oils anil
Notions, Flrteeuth ami O.
Baldwin Ilroi., Hanlware, 1217 0.
McKcnny A Hon, IruK, Stationery, ami
Notions, 2712 O.
Htolncr t Scliuutz, Dispensing DhikkIsIs
corner Twolfth and P.
njorkmau .V Mudwnll, I)ruk'lt. SSI North
J. M. UroaJ, Groceries, etc., 8N8 North
Mndoll Hotel, Corner Thlrtconth anil M.
W. OiiKo Miller, Confectionary ami Notions
K. .1, (Julie, General Merchandise, tie.,
Charles K. MeMurray, (Groceries and Meat,
Chicago and Erie R. R
(t.ntn Chicago A Atlantic ll'y.i
In Connection with the
FOIIMH TICK IONIA': MSB
Chicago and New York
The Through Trains ot tills Itno between Chi
cago ami New YorKaro run solid, thus
uvoldliiK annoyanco anil confusion
oruhauKlni; cars or mlsilni;
Vestibule Limited Service
Vestlbutod MinUcil Trains, consisting of Hag-
sage, Hmoklng und Day Couches, with
Pullmnn Dining and Sleeping Oars
heated hy Hteam, lighted by gas),
over this Lines
Every Day In the Year.
Pullman Service to Boston.
Arullinan linnet Slcoplng Car to and from
lloston dally via thU route.
This Is tho ONLY LINK llunnlng Pullmnn
Cars between Chicago and lloston.
BUCKEYE ROUT E
To Columbus, Ohio, and Ashland, Ky.
I'ullmon Sleeping Car between Chicago and
above l'oldts dally.
Trains Arrlvo and Loave Pourborn Station,
For further Infonnutlon, call on the nearest
Hallroad Ticket Agont, or address
W 0 Blnearton, A M Tuolter, D I Robert! ,
Qon.rass.Agt. Oen.Mgr. AO.P.Agt.
Now York. Cleveland. Chicago
Santa Fe Route !
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R
The Popular Route to the Pacific
Through Pullman and Tourist
Between Kansas City nnd SAN DIEGO,
LOS ANGELES, and SAN FRAN-
CISCO. Short Line Rates to
Double Dally Train Service Between
Kansas City ami PUEBLO, COLOR ADO
SPRINGS, and DENVER. Short
Line to SALT LAKE CITY.
The Direct Texas Route
Solid Trains Between Kansas City ami
Galveston. The Short Line Between
Kansas City and Gainesville, Ft.
Worth, Dallas, Austin, Temple,
San Antonio, Houston, nnd
all Principal Points
TheOnlv Line Running Through the
OKLA'IIOMA COUNTRY. The
Only Direct Line to the Texas
Pan Handle. For Maps and
Time Tables and Informa
tion Regarding Rates
ami Routes Call on
E. L. PALMER. Passenger Agent,
4t1 N.r. Life Building,
A bell, nml a small girl entered with a box.
Into this box idie put thu doll carefully on
ltd back in Mich n way us not to tutiM or
rumple, her Is'iiutlfdl pink dress. Then
she put on tho cover and fastened It In
place with u stout bit of twine and wrote
"Eva Williams, Santa Barbara, Califor
nia," at the snmu time Haying to the girl,
"Put that In tho southern California
The girl disappeared with thu doll under
her arm, ami no sooner was she out of
night than another girl popped In at the
opposite end of thu room ami handed thu
old lady another doll.
"This," shu ttnld, us she looked it over,
"is a doll for a poor child. It Is made of
common china that is, tho head and bust
are, and the rest of her Is linen and snw
dust. But it will probably inaku thu poor
girl quite, as happy as thu handsome wax
doll will thu daughter of thu rich man."
Then nhu dressed tho doll in calico and a
gingham hood, ami when she was finished
ami put In n box, which was addressed
Kiully Luin, Watsesslng, N. .1., in popped
another girl, who ns quickly disappeared
with thu Instructions to put it In tho New
Thu old lady was always In excellent
spirits, and appeared to taku as much
gen ul lie delight In making presents for thu
poor and rich alike, as many persons find in
bestowing gifts entirely upon thu wealthy,
and when she had dispatched thu little glri
with the doll to bo put in tho Now- Jersey
bin sho called for her books, ami when they
were brought sho adjusted her glasses and
"We huvo got to hurry as much as pos
slblo or wo shall neglect some of our little
friends. Russia lias not been touched yet
and the state of New York Is in tho same
condition, with the exception of Calllcoon
and Painted Post. I am very sorry wo are
so far behind, and tho summer almost
gone too. Come, come, don't stand around
looking at each other, but hurry, hurry,
As tho two little girls were moving away,
"Dolls, dolls, dolls, hurry, hurry, hurry!
Bring up iiliicty-uiuo cheap dolls and one
expcnslvu one, as there Is but one wealthy
girl to ninety-nine poor ones."
And olT popped tho little girls in great
haste, and no sooner were they go no than
back they camo skipping with a clothes
basket brimful of dolls between them. The
old lady stni)J pleasantly when tho bas
ketful of dolls was deposited at her feet,
and lost no timo In commencing the opera
tion of adjusting the dresses, of which she
had a great variety in every bureau drawer.
behind now, and August Is almost nrr
with ItiiH'lii untouched and Now York In
the same eondltlnu, with the exception of
Cnlllcoou and Palutisl Post. Come, hurry
with thu put of given lea, for I must catch
lilt If I luivn If, iiiifk nil lilirlitl" I
..,. .. . ....... ... -. n
Often sho will arise al I In the morning
and g at her wot k ami keep It iipsomo
times until after midnight Ouo day a
little waif camu to ask for something to
rat, und when she saw the old lady dress
lug thu dolls shu uttered an exclamation
of joy. "I have often seen t hem III shop
windows, but I never had onu In my hanib
before," said the little waif. Ami when
the old lad) gae hvr a doll all her htlligct
left her, sliu was so happy. Ami then she
spoke of the great number 1) lug around.
"I tlo nothing but diess dolls all day,"
said the old lady pleasantly.
"You must IniM1 n very largo family,"
remarked the girl Innocently,
"In ouo sense I have," said tho old lady,
"and I am working day and nlulit for Iti
little members. You know sometimes on
Chi 1st mas Santa Claus never calls at some
"lie uuM-r called at mine yet," inur
inured thu waif.
"Well," explained tlin old lady, working
harder than ever, ami surprising tho child
with thu swiftness of her lingers, "when
Santa Claus doesn't call at every house It
Is because lie hasn't enough to go around."
"Is that thu reason!"" asked thu waif.
"That Is tho reason," replied tho old
lady, "and I am doing my Ixvit to see
that Santa Claus has dolls enouich to go
"Do you know- .Sithtii'Clausf" asked tho
child In wonder.
"Know hlmr" responded tho old lady
pleasantly. "Why, I inn Mrs. Santa Clauo,
and when the Utile girls are romping tho
green llelils In summer 1 am dressing tho
dolls that Santa Claus distributes among
them on Christmas eve."
It. K. M UN Kin hick.
A .Suggest Inn.
"Tr tik ""
We have just received
the entire line of samples of one of the largest importing houses
of New York, and we bought them at a
DISCOUNT OF 40 PER CT.
These goods are not soiled or damaged but beginning
NEXT MONDAY MORNING
We will offer them at the
Lowest Prices Ever Quoted in Lincoln
"DO YOU KNOW SANTA CLAUSr"
There was something miraculously swift
in the manner in which the old lady
dressed thu dolls. Sho seemed as though
under it spell of enchantment, for sho sang
songs nml kept time with her needle, that
flashed In the light as she piled It to and
fro. When sho had finished about thu
fiftieth doll In tho basket, sho exclaimed:
"It is nov,- August nnd I am so fur in
arrears with tills work that I cannot
taku tho time to go to dinner. There
fore, bring mo a cup of strong green
tea." Ouo of the plumpest of tho little
girls brought tho tea as requested, and
when tho old lady had enjoyed a sip or
two of it she was enabled to work faster
than over. Finally sho dressed the last
one In tho basket, and when they were all
boxed and addressed, some ono rang the
"Say I am uot able to see any ono toduy."
The little girl backed out of the room, nud
then tho old lady smiled a pleasant smilu,
while working away with renewed energy.
Even when sho came to a Japanese doll,
which sho did occasionally, shu dressed It
with ns much skill as a Jap could have
done. She never paused in her work upon
tho day when she rellected that It was late
In August, with Russia uutouclied and
New York in the same condition, with thu
exception of the towns of Calllcoon and
Painted Post, until an expressman called
with a large load of dry goods to bo con
verted Into dolls' dresses.
Then she paused loiigeuniigh to examine
tho goods contained in the package, and
she smiled as only a woman can smile
while examining silks nnd satins, or even
"Ofcoiirse I am thu leader of thu fash
ions In dolls' clothing," shu soliloquized
with great pride, "and I must keep thu
dolls in such charming gowns that they
will command the admiration of all lovers
of dress from Paris, France, to Paris, Ky.
I never grow tired of dressing dolls, and I
often feel thankful that I have nothing
else to do and that nothing can interfere
with Its progress "
Just then it began to rain.
"Susie!" shouted the old lady, "run nnd
look at all the stalls, and see that none of
the dolls get their hats or dresses wot, Run
"They nre all covered with oil sllkl" re
plied tin little girl.
"Are you sure that Spain and Wisconsin,
next the door, are protected f"
The little girl replied in the affirmative.
"Then gst me another pot of tea, I am way
Head of Firm You had better give tho
ofllce boy a couple of dollars, Mr. Pen
wiper, for Christmas,
Mr. Penwiper (tho bookkeeper) I think
wo had better make It a New Year's gift,
sir. 1 havu just sent him out with a tele
gram, and I don't think he will get back
Tim Ol.l Itiirul VhrUtiUNi.
How many of thu young people know
that some forty yean ago nine-tenths of
the children in America had to enjoy
Christmas with only such sums as they
had saved up for mouths, often a penny nt
a time? Yet so it was. Not ono father In
ten thought of giving a boy "Christinas
money;" tho big family dinner nnd such
fun as cost nothing was enough.
Indeed, save for candy and lire crackers,
thero was llttlo to spend money for. "Rob
inson Crusou" nnd "Parley's Tales" were
nlmost thu only story books, though the
people had some old stand bys on their
shelves and the "Old English Reader" was
like other poor, always with them. There
were "Moral Lessons," a few, and tracts
enough; hut no gorgeously lettered vol
umes of childish song, no fairy stories shin
ing In covers of blue, green and gold.
Thu story that artists for tlvi earliest
juvenile lxoks had to label the',; pictures
"Tills Is n horse," "This Is n cow," etc., is
no doubt nu exaggeration, but the toys
really needed It. Many a llttlo girl made
a doll by dressing up a crook necked
squash. "Rag babies" were tho rule. A
doll such as any child of parents above tho
grade of paupers may now have for Christ
mas, would then havo excited tho amaze
ment of the neighborhood, nml a doll that
would open and shut Its eyes well, Ian
guago is lacking to set forth tho furore
such n wonderful creation would have ex
cited. It is an actual fact that tho purchase of
Mich a doll by order from Cincinnati at a
cost of two dollars was made matter of
church discussion In onu town as late ns
1848. "Thu neighbors" finally decided
was all riuht, its the maii's little girl was
an invalid and needed amusement. Sho
certainly got it, if company was any
amusement, for every child for miles
around was cra.y to seu that doll. As for
paying ten dollars for a doll, thu people
would have asked thu court to namu n
guardian for thu man who did it, as one
unfit to iiiaiiagu his own all'airs. Ten dol
lars would buy an acre of good timbered
laud in half of tho country.
Wood carving was an envied accom
plishment in those days. The "hired
hand" who had some skill with a jaok
knife had a crowd of children after him on
all pnsslblo occasions; tho father who could
enrvo a hiimaii looking figure out of wal
nut bark was a hern to his family.
J. II. BKAPI.R.
You can find an elegant line of Silk Mufflers, Handkerchiefs,
Plush Cases, Fancy Stationery, Fancy Linen Towels, Muslin Under-
wear, Lace Curtains, Kid Gloves, and any number of other useful
You will miss it if you miss this sale.
Great Cheap Store.
HARDY & PITCHER
- HAVE THE LARGEST STOCK OF -
S IN THE CITY. G.
Left I hut fin- Her.
211 South 11th St.
Telephone 176 n yHHHnRHI ITSiSI Y CT JH3&
1001 0 Street.
Klngloy I suppose you have bought all
of your wife's Christmas presents, haven't
Bingo All but one.
Klngley Which onef
Moving Household Goods and Pianos a Specialty