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About The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 20, 1909)
Dont Waste money on Holiday Gifts, it is not necessary. Useful
gifts are as welcome as any, and they are practical. We
advocate a Sensible Christmas and supply Seas
onable and Fashionable goods for gifts
GOOD THINGS FOR THE BIG FEAST.
APPLES For baking, for roasting, for pies, or for
eating out of Laud, ire havo tho Lost of tho popular va
rieties, such as Jonathan, Genitalis, lieu Davis and Grime
Golilen. They are all well selected and clean stuck. 20,
25 and 35c a peck.
CRANBERRIES. Good borrii for the suuuo or
jelly are just aa improtant as a good turkey. Y havo
just received a barrel of the largu late keepers. Thuy
arc big, ripe and full of good, rich, tart pulp and juice.
10c per quart.
CURRANTS Nothing short of the best is good
enough for Christmas cakes and puddings. Our currants
are good sized and well cleaned. 10c per package.
CELERY Of course you want perfect celery. W
have it. Nice, large stalks, and every peico good to eat
from leaf to root. Very crisp, white and juicy. 5 and
10c per stalk.
CRACKERS Oyster crackers, fresh, clean and crisp,
in bulk per pound 10c. Salted wafer for serving with
salads or coffee, fresh and crisp, 15c balk or package.
Our cracker st ck will all be new and fntli for Christmas.
DATES I:i'.;, fat new dates, right out of the box in
which they wore packed at the date orchard. Fards,
10c per pound. Dates this year arc very fine.
FIGS Your choice of the big, fancy imported washed
figs at 20c per pound, or 12 oz. package domestic figs
FRESH GRAPES The new sweet and luscious
imported Malaga grapes are the big favorites at Christ
mas. Every one good. Per Pound 20c.
MINCE MEAT The celebrated New Kngland "None
Such" mince meat for pies like mother used to make.
10c per package.
NUTS The new crop is very uniform and very good.
Ther are feww poor ones among them. Large, soft shelled
English walnuts, almonds and mixed nuts, 20 pound.
Large Missouri hickory nuts, G 1-4 cents per pound.
Black walnuts, 25c per peck.
OLIVES There is a certain tone and quality that
a dish of selected olives will give your dinner which cannot
be gotten any other way. Don't forget them. Bottled
olives of various kinds from 10 to 35c per bottle.
OLIVE OIL If you serve a salad of any kind you
will of course want some of that best olive oil. Our French
or Italian oil will fill the requirement perfectly. 25c
PICKLES Dills, sweet and sour, all the new cfrop.
Brittle and appetizing in flavor. 10 and 15c per dozen.
PUMPKIN Canned pumpkin ready for putting
into the crust after seasoning and adding milk. But up
from the finest custard pumpkin grown grown for the
purpose. 10 and 15c per can.
RAISINS For all purposes. Our best seeded rai
sins are 10 and 15c per package. Seedless raisins 10
and 15c per pound. Cluster raisins for table eating
20c per pound, put up in fancy table boxes. All our
raisins are selected stock.
SWEET POTATOES Nice, fat, Kansas yellow po
tatoes, just right for baking. 4c per pound.
CANNED VEGETABLES You will probably want
some tomatoes, corn, pens, succotash or string beans.
We know you will want the best, and by the best we mean
the kind that will please Christmas appetites. Let us
supply you with our well known high grade brands.
FRUIT Fancy ripe golden yellow bananas, 20c
per dozen. Navel oranges, sweet and juicy, 15 to 40c
per dozen. Florida pineapples, 15c.
CHRISTMAS TREES AND DECORATIONS
Holly, Magnolia, Evergreen and Holly Wreaths.
Because of thoir utility no less than the spirit whioh
prompts the giving of tuou a desirable gift hosiery ocei
pios a prominent place oa the holiday list just now. Get
tk good kiud by supplying yuur uocds here, 15c-25c-35c.
COAT SWEATERS FOR WOMEN AND MEN
In casting about for an appropriate gift for a lady
r man don't overlook coat sweaters. Thoy are very pop
ular this season and usoful as well. We havo a line of coat
sweaters undo of all wool, fiuoly knitted and come iu grey.
These sweaters are 30 inches long, siuglu broastod. Tkey
come iu all siacs and sell for $2.50.
EEBR0IDERY HOLIDAY GIFTS
No form of a gift gives greater pleasure to an appre
ciative recipient than something the douor has made with
her own hands. For this and other obvious reasons, em
broidered pieces are very popular as gifts. Those of you
who have something of tho sort iu mind still have time to
take the matter up and finish some dainty article that will
bring joy to a loved one. Wo are showing many new and
effective ideas not likely to be duplicated later on.
GIVE MOTHER A NICE LUNCHEON CLOTH
Many a good housekeeper would appreciate a linen
luncheon cloth from a son or daughter or any other friend
or relative for that matter. At the linen counter we arc
sh ing beautiful luncheon cloths in drawn work at 35c
to $3.00 and the embroidered ones at $2.00 to $1.00 each.
HOLIDAY GIFT HANDKERCHIEFS
Choice of literally thousands of handkerchiefs for
holiday selling a bigger, better and broader line than ever
before, and you know we have been handkerchief head
quarters in I'lattsmouth for many years. Extra good
values from 12c dozen to 50c each.
Are worn by most every lady and we have failed to
hoar the lady yet who says she has too many. Why not
look at the line we are showing. We are sure the values
will surprise you. 69c to $3.00.
LADIES HOLIDAY NECKWEAR
Many a lady friend would appreciate a gift of one of
our new collars or bows. Our assortment is complete
now and we are sure you can get just what you want
25c and EOc.
SUSPENDERS AND SOX
Why not give "That Man" a pair of our suspenders
or sox or several pair for that matter! It's a safe bet you
woidd rather have one than almost anything you'll get,
so would be.
FOR THE MAN WHO SMOKES
Most folks have on their list a man who smokes
for most men smoke and enjoy it too.
Our collection of "Smokes" afford a wide range of
selection, making it possible to choose just the rights ize
box at the right price something that will gi pleasure
alike to giver and receiver. Here you will find boxes
of 12 cigars at 50c, boxes of 25 at $1.00, boxes of .r)0 at
$2.00, and the best 10c cigar in boxdes of 25 at $2.00.
DONT DELAY ABOUT BUYING
Less than two weeks till Christmas and what a lot
of things to be bought yet in that time! Let out store be
your source of inspiration in buying presents for the young
sters. Gloves, mittens, stoekinit caps, handkerchiefs,
sweaters; these are all useful and practical holiday gifts.
Miss A nne s
Lena M. McCnuIcy
ll':e a truly homa tr
Tom. "And you kno
I'd pick out If I hud a
U wait for
HO IS willing to piny
Santa Cut us? What
shall we do with the
Tali being the final
question, the chairman
of managers sat down
a answer. St. Ellxa-
tsta's orphanage was losing a Chrlst
mtm without festivities, owing to the
saaitiage ( the inatre, and a dis
abled heat!! pkiat
Am Interval of aliens followed Mrs.
Blue's appeal, the every one of
the motherly hearts of the women
present oversowed with sympathy for
the it keaoless boys and girls with
out prospeet W Christmas cheer. They
had ceiae prepared with check books
sad the usual offerings of cake and
eesfestloBs for the holiday, but the
personal entertainment of 45 shiver
lag children was something they had
ot looked for.
Little Mrs. Thompson, confessing a
brood of six hoys and girls of her own,
was the frst to speak.
"Suppose we Invite the orphans
homo with us; I know many towns
folk would be glad to help us out It
will be a treat to them. I can take
"Bravo!" said the chairman, clap
ping her gloved hands. "I will take
two little girls myself."
"Of course they wLl have their com
pany manners on. I wlil t.V.;e a boy
with curls. Mr. Jones dotes on boys,
and we have only girls, but I must be
permitted to pick him out," cried the
secretary, Joining in.
"I'd rather have a child choose mo.
I'll go Into the school room and ask
those who would like to visit mo to
leave their names on the desk. If
they choose me, I am sure they will
like me. I can take four just us well
as two. Our house Is so large," said
Mrs. Cliff, the Lady Bountiful of the
When the chorus had quieted, 20
children were provided for, and there
was every reason to believe that all
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would be settled In homes before
night. Thnt afternoon a score of hos
pitable villagers visited tho orphan
age, and it proved that there were
more invitations than were needed.
As tho children Mere checked off from
tho monthly school room list, It hap
pened that a group of live quarantined
in the attic hospital for the mumps
were overlooked. It may be that the
overcautious doctor had omitted their
names, or that some vlllagor had hes
itated, but tho days slipped on towards
Christmas, and they received no Invl
Up In tho sunny attic, Alice Martin
and her brother Tom had long since
recovered, and said lessons and
plnyed games in the sun-parlor with
John Roll, Jane Smith and little
Mary Moore, who had been held on
suspicion, and who remembered too
late that they had had the mumps
years before. They relieved the lone
liness of the nurse, who had become
attached to the happy group, and she
was In no hurry to send them down
stairs. The morning of Chrlatman
eve came, and the five were permitted
to take breakfast In the big dining
hall. The nurse herself was going
home for Christmas. They heard tho
great news for the first time. The
three girls and two boys realised that
they had nothing In view, but youth Is
hopeful, and they argued that the next
hour might bring an Innvltatlon.
St. Klizaoetns naa never known so
gay an occasion. All the orphans
were dressed In their best, and one
by one thoy were bundled Into sleighs
and carried away, the last going at
"I wonder who Is coming for usl
cried Tom Martin, in vexation.. The
five friends were gathered on tho
steps watching the others go. "Some
body must come before long. The kids
said ladles picked them out, or they
picked out ladles they liked. I wish I
had a chance to choose."
"Don't mind, Tom," said Alice, con
solingly. "Mrs. Drown, the cook, prom
Ised to let us play la tho kitchen, and
have candles, and hang up itocklugni
to-night. Wo can live with ber till
tho others com back." , ... , ,
.hU Ii house
"I know." mild Janu Smith, "I know,
it's th" l:iiusc with I'hrlhtmas trees
in r' i It, ,nd tm Ley gobblers Itt
That's where Miss Anne lives."
said John Hell, 'it's a blj? house,
and I'd think she would pet real lone
some with only I'eter and Rebecca."
"Is it the houvti where iho lump
shines like s star all night?" askud
'That's tho very one. Sh sh. I
have an Idea," cried John, drawing the
five together for his secret, for he was
always full of plans.
Mrs. Ilrown, the cook, looked out
from her window and saw the confor
ence. "Of course nobody wants chil
dren getting over the mumps," she
said to herself. "But I'h make then
have a good time. I'll go upstair
right away and gather all the candlo
ends, and then I'll call them in and
In the old colonial house surround,
od by evergreens lived Miss Ann
Armstrong. Her windows overlooked
the pasture where the children playe4
beside the orphanage on the hill. Mlso
Anne was the last of her family. Sho
ordered her life carefully and saw
that her maid Rebecca kept the hotuto
spotless and her mnn Peter kept tho
garden weedleBS, whilo she knit end
less patterns of lace.
Christmas was coming, she knew by
the calendar, and that eveulng as sho
walked home from the postofflce sho
had witnessed the reception of or
phans at more than one house of her
acquaintance. Even Widow Simp
kins, the washerwoman, bad taken a
little boy who asked to visit her Jolly
"Dear me, I feol left out," said Mlso
Anne as she saw tho young stranger
taken In the door. "I wonder If any
one would have elected to go with me.
If I b:i l gone to the orphanage. I
must i em, Mrs. Siinpklns some red
Jonathans fur t! o children."
Miss Anne saw the big flame of her
astral lamp blaze in her window like a
star sending Its light across the snowy
fields to the group on the orphanage
steps. Then sho met Rebecca at the
door and seated herself beside hot
"I do not believe thnt I shall have
a single visitor this Christmas," sighed
Miss Anne, a feeling of loneliness
creeping over her. "Hut why should
anyone think of me, when I do not
think of others ns I should."
At that moment there was a clatter
of feet on the porch, and the brass
knocker dropped with a resounding
clang. It startled Rebecca and Peter
In the kitchen, and both rushed Into
Rebecca drew the bolt and turned
the knob of the door which the wind
tore from hr grasp, letting In a
whirl of snowflakes and five children,
hand In band. They went straight to
Miss Anne at the table before the
"We've come to ppend Christmas
with you. We choose your house, bo
caui'e you have lots of room, and It
has Christmas trees all around It, and
because you are kind," said John Boll,
"Well, I never." said Rebecca to
Peter. "Whet do you think of that!
Come, girls, let nie take off your
"Don't you want us?" asked Tom.
"Alice said this was a really home."
Then Miss Anne found her voice.
She rose from her chair, and putting
her arm around the shivering boy,
said: "Of course I want you. I'm
glad you came. Peter shall find you
a Christmas tree."
A little later when she looked at tho
circle of happy faces around her
table and the passing plates of cak
and marmalade, she said to herself:
"I have visitors, after all, and I shall
keep them always In a really home."
Little Mary Moore having finished
her supper, slipped from her chair
and climbed on MNs Anne's lnp. Thai
lady did not see the orphanage ging
ham nnd the clipped hair, sho only
saw the divine hope of childhood.
She drew Mary Into her arras and hei
feeling of loneliness vanished forever.
"Tell me, little one, why you cams
to my house?"
Mary looked up Into the kind facs
and said: "I came because you wers
all a'.otie, nnd your lamp shone like a
Peter, sawing at an evergreen In
the yard, looked In at the window. He
rubbed his eyes nnd shook his hoary
head, saying: "They picked us out
for themselves. Who would hav
The onrtli hns grown old with Its bur
den of rnre,
But at C'hriHttnas It alwayt Is young.
The heart of the Jewel burns lustrous
And Its soul full of inutile breaks fortb
on the air,
When the none of the angels li sung.
It la coming, Old Earth, It Is coming to
nlKht! On the anowtluken which rover the tod
The feet of the i'hrlHt-Chlld full gentW
And the voice of the Chrl-t-Chlld tell
out with dellKht,
That mankind are the children of God.
On the a.id and the lonely, the wretched
That voire of the ThrlKt-rhlld ahall Ml
And to every blind wanderer opens u
Of a hope that he dared not dream of
With a BiitiHhlue of welcome for aiL
The feet of the humbleit may walk ta
Where the feet of the holleat hav tretV
This, this Is the marvel of mortals re
vealed When the -livery trumpets of Christmas
have pealed ,
That mankind are the children of bod,
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