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KID OLOUD, NEBRASKA, OIIIF
INEXPENSIVE CHRISTMAS GIFTS
kfnaT nnt(4ln1tf Vrtll firnmlunil
jfl I yourpclf last Christmas that
your luiuru huhiiihio r
mutnbrniico would bo com
pleted In amplo tltnc, and un
der uo clrcunifitnnccfl would tho next
ChrlotmnH hcuhoii And you In a rush
and bttstln, planning nnd finishing bo
latod Clirlat-nmt KlftH. What nn Idlo
dream that was. for htro It 1b Christ
mas tlmo uppronohlng again, and you
aro racking your brain and attempting
to dccldo whnt to give at tho eloventh
hour, In great hurry and turmoil.
Isn't It no
Whnt not to glvo, would bo a more
Appropriate phrnso. For in tho selec
tion of your gifts somo regard has
to bo given to tho adaptability and tho
utility of the present. A wlso Idoa Is
to Hpond more tlmo than money in
thinking wlirt would be suitable and
practicable for each individual. Vour
gift would bo nil the mora appreciated
If It cxpreBsca Romothlng of yourself
and shows that your own personal
thoughts Imvo bcon bestowed upon a
election of the tokens.
Tho real cbbodco of tho Christmas
spirit Is not expenditure. How easy
It Is to purchase gorgeous gifts if ono
lias a well 11 Hod purse! Hut If the re
cipient can buy the same article with
littlo effort, tho gift Idea will not bo
remembored for very long. Let your
gifts bo expressions of love and
thoughtfulness. Tho thought nnd time
you put In glfta of your own handi
work will mean much moro than if
you simply give somotblng for tho
ako of giving.
Tho cost of homemade gifts is gen
erally small. A multitude of gifts can
bo contrived of materials you have at
hand, and of odd pieces of linen, rib
bons and silk. Clover Angers can
fashion charming novelties. Gladness
Is tho keynote of tho Yuletldo season,
do at your tasks In a cheerful, bllth
bo mo manner, nnd you will llnd your
work ono of Joy. Tho following sug
gestions may provide you with numer
ous Ideas for attractive gifts, which
may ho nndo Inexpensively.
With littlo effort dainty sachets to
perfume your friends' gowns may bo
mada at a very small cost. Mako six
sachets in pastel shades of satin rib
bon about two inches square. Fill
with soft cotton dusted with some
fragrant sachet powder. Pluco tho
sachets one on top of tho other and
tlo with narrow gauze ribbon. Gilt
Rafety plus aro attached to each
sachet so the bags can be pinned on
tho different frocks.
Ono distinct novelty Is a colonial
pin cushion. For this unique cushion
you will liavo to purchase n glass can
dlefltlck Id a simple design. Cover
ono side of a four-inch Bquare of card
board with somo pretty silk which
harmonizes with tho color scheme of
your friends' bedroomB. Form a
mnundllkc cushion of cotton on tho
other nido and cover with tho silk.
The ciiBhlon Is fastenetf to tho candle
fctlck by fine wires or thread. Around
tho edge of tho cushion bow a beaded
frlngo about threo Inches long.
Another pin cushion 1ms for tho
foundation a four-inch wire tea strain
er. Tho back is fitted with a disk of
cotton covered In cretonne. Tho wire
part Ib lined with flowered cretonne
and tilled with cotton. Wind tho nan-
In the Hast It
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ttngen sou Its Koldin Klonm;
nH(t tho presnBo, what dollnth?
Follow It to Uethluhom,
Costly Blfts ami ndorntton
Huston they with Joy to brtnuj
Traveling from their fnr-ofT stntlon
Comu to hall tho itow-born King.
Btlll falls the night on Judnh'a
fihlno soft tho atnra, the welkin
When shepherds catch sornphlc
From anuel chords burno down
Hymn of triumph, hymn of Rlory,
Sinus the ihlnlnK angel throng;
Bhepherds list earth's sweetest
And tho world Its clnddcnt sons.
Ruenps tlm paean down thn asci.
Swells te noto of Joy and praise,
aiUln with hopo tlme'n op'nlng
Wafts Its cheer to latest days.
narth redeemed, with heaven,
As It sounds tho clad refrain,
"Glory, Blory In thu blithest,
I'eaco on earth, Kood will to
dlo with narrow ribbon and finish
with a pretty bow.
Tho girl away at college would sure
ly bo ovorjoyed with a shoe bag,
which sho can hang lnsldo her closet
door. Tho shoo bag should be half
tho length of tho door with compart
ments for shoos, slippers and rubbers
and a long compartment on ono sldo
for nn umbrella, and on tho othor for
books not In use. The materials used
should bo heavy denim with the com-
partmonts bound In tape.
A pleasing notion would be to mako
any articles for tho girls away at col
lego In their collcgo colors. A piece
of gay colored crotonno bound all
around with a pretty braid would also
bo acceptablo as a trunk cover.
Dear to every girl's heart are protty
dress accessories. Tho now Robes
plerro collars with Jabots of frilly lace
certainly will bo a welcome addition to
your friends' wardrobes. Tho collars
are usually mado of bluck Batln with
the ruflics of laco about two Inches
Chic boudoir caps aro mado of cir
cles of shadow luco 18 Inches wldo
with soft rum ofl of narrow lace uround
tliu crown. Tho ru files should be mado
In tho back wldor than In tho front
to glvo tho efTect of a Dutch bonrtot.
Tho cap 1b decorated with littlo pink
rosebuds and a band of pink ribbon.
Exquisite La France rosea are mado
out of folded 9atln ribbon in throe-Inch
lengths. Turn tho onds back at tho cor
ners to form tho petals. Group the
potaU together and Join to a wlro
stem which has been twisted with nar
row green satin.
A natural looklng-bunch of violets
Is formed of tiny bows of twisted vio
let ribbon tied with green silk wire.
Hat pins, collar pins and buckles
nro wonderfully effective when cov
ered with ribbon roses mado of nar
row folded ribbon grouped closely to
gethcr. If you prefer you can use
satin cherries mado of tiny circles of
satin filled with cotton, with petals
of green ribbon.
The girl who dances will find much
pleasure In receiving a pretty pair of
beaded satin slipper bows to match
hor party slippers.
For tho traveler a small cretonne
pillow with pockets on one' side for
magazines and newspapers would be
A set of envelopes of white linen to
hold the necessary articles, would al
so bo a useful gift. If you have time
you could buttonhole the flap in seal
lops. One envelope for handkerchiefs,
one for tho night dress, one lined in
rubber for the toilet articles, and one
large ono for the extra waist. The
plocca you have left of tho linen you
can utilize for napkin rings, scalloped
and finished with a monogram, or for
boudoir lamp shades, which are much
admired when inserted with medal
lonB of fine laco.
For tho invalid a thoughtful littlo
gift would bo a covor for tho drinking
glass. A glass clrclo tho size of tho
top of tho ordinary glass Is required;
crochet a cover over tho glass In a
simple stitch In two colors of mercer
Ized cotton. In the center sow a cro
cheted ring for'u handle
A tray with a narrow wooden bor
dor and brass handles could have a
pretty pleco of embroidered linen un
der tho glass.
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2 Lantern Bag.
3 Cretonne Pillow.
4 Dolly Bag.
5 8awlng Roll.
Ribbon bedroom slippers are espe
cially new and nothing could be aim
pier to make. Sheer flowered ribbon
to soft lamb's wool, draw an elastic
through a lacing on the upper edge,
leaving a heading about an Inch wide.
Make full rosettes of ribbon and place
one on each Instep.
A dolly case will delight the heart
of any housewife. They can be made
In different sizes. Figured cretonne
may be used In making one case with
the Inside lined in white material.
Cover two circles of pasteboard with
the material and finish neatly with a
pretty 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
tached to an apron to match the mate
rial. A set of boxes covered with a pretty
pattern of wall paper would be most
useful and acceptable to keep in the
bureau drawers. Thoso roust bo past
ed neatly and the covera uttached to
tho box. l
Another novelty Is a chest of draws
for trinkets, hair pins or Jewelry.
Covor the box with cretonne and fit
three smaller boxes Into it The box
es aro covered with the same material
and have little brass rings sowed onl
tho center of each box, so they can
be pulled out like drawers.
Aprons are always charming gifts.
Thero aro numberless suggestions for
aprons. Fascinating aprons are made
of sheer lawn with butterflies em
broidered on them. Tho bottom Is fin
ished In three deep scallops edged
with a fancy stitch and lace. The two
end scallops form pockets for the
Bowing articles. The belt Is formed of
ribbon trimmed with Jaunty little
bows. Then there are chafing dish
aprons, overall aprons, and many
aptons you can devise with a little in
genuity. We see bags here, there and every
where. Dags of all sorts and sizes,
from the elaborate affairs made of
strips of Japanese embroidery like
those shown In Chinatown, to those
of tho simplest design. Bowing bags,
opera bags, laundry bags, shoo bags,
slipper bags, corset bags, vanity bags,
mado of ribbon and fitted out with a
small mirror and a tiny powder puff.
Manlcuro begs may be fitted with the
smaller size manlcuro articles, and for
tho children you can make marble
bags, school bags, bean bags and pen
A useful receptaclo for sewing ma
terials Is a lantern bag made of
plain and flowered ribbon, or you
could utilize any material you havo.
For tho bottom of tho bag cover a
cardboard circle threo Inches and a
halt in diameter. Gather tho flowered
ribbon to this nnd horn the outside.
Run an embroidery hoop four Inches
In diameter around the upper edgo.
Join tho plain material to this and
about eight Inches from this place
another hoop about four Inches In di
ameter. This Is tho top of bag and
is shecrod over hoop. A round cover
pleco of cardboard Is used as a covor
and a heavy cord is used to carry it
over tho arm.
Another original bag for threads
and needles Is mado of two circles of
cretonne lined with satin. Those are
Joined at Intervals, leaving spaces for
thu spools. In the center Is a little
pin cushion. A ribbon drawn through
tho different sections draws this little
Uso a pretty piece of ribbon three
quarters of a yard in longth for an
other sewing contrivance. Turn up
ono end to form a pockot for the
spools of thread, and tho other end.
ft Colonial Pin Cushion.
7 Chest of Drawer.
& Collar Bag.
0 Robespierre Collar.
10 Telephone Memorandum.
for tho thimble and small scissors,
whlchls attached with a narrow rib
bon. In the center have squares of
white flannel for the needles and pins.
When not In use this case can be
rolled up and fastened neatly with
loop and button.
Sometimes It is a rather perplexing
question what to give a man. Men
always like something that adds to
their comfort and personal conve
nience. It you can knit there Is not
much difficulty In deciding what to
give. Knitted silk neckties are much
Good, warm, fleecy mufflers are
liked by the man who motors, and bed
room slippers are also every welcome.
A telephone memorandum with
pencil attached would be a dally re
minder of the glvor. Cover a piece of
cardboard with tan linen embroidered
in pink roses. Buy a small pad of
white paper and paste It on tho linen.
Men invariably are pleased with
personal gifts, such as handkerchiefs
with tho monogram embroidered in
A rather good Idea 1b to present
your friend with his monogram em
broidered heavily in black satin rib
bon. These monograms will be of
service to sew In his overcoat, so that
he can easily distinguish his coat from
another' in a crowded place.
Then there are whisk broom hold
ers covered in linen, nnd collar baga
made on a circular form of card board
covered 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 the upper one, Insert
leaves of tissue paper and tie together
with a silk cord.
There are plenty of adorable gifts one
can make for tho baby. An ingenious
Idea is to cover an ordinary scale with
pink ribbon and silt It down the cen
ter, neatly finishing the edges so
mother can see every day how much
the new baby is gaining. Use narrow
ribbon to bang up the scale. Also a
cute little water bag covered in soft
pretty flannel will be an acceptable
gift for his majesty.
Darling little bibs are made of huck
toweling with curious shaped animals
cross-stltched In red thread across
A carriage strap which affords
much amusement to the Infant is
made of elastic with satin ribbon In
pink or blue sheered over It. To this
strap, by means ofa narrow ribbon,
a celluloid whistle, a rubber doll and
a teething ring are attached.
An enchanting little nightingale Is
made out of a square of cashmere,
crocheted on the edge with silk or
bound with wash ribbon. Satin rib
bons nro run through a casing to fit
For the child that 1s a little older
you can mako a screen covered In
snowy plain material and decorated
with pictures cut from magazines and
books. Ono section for flowers, one
for animals, and one for birds, would
bo much appreciated.
A scrap book made of dark gray
lining pasted with pictures, is also a
gift a child can derlvo much pfeasurp
from. After you have your presents
completed, be careful that they are
wrapped so that thoy have a Yule
tide look about them. Use plonty of
green and whlto tissue paper. Seal
tho package with holly ribbon or gold
cord and don't forget to tuck a spray
of holly or mistletoe among the wrap
pings. (Copyright, by W. O. Cbapaaan.)
Emerson Noted as a Transcen
dentalist and Philosopher.
Came Naturally by His Learning, for
He Had an Ancestry of 8even or
Eight Generations of
Boston. Ralph Waldo Emerson wai
tho most famous of tho transcendent
allsts and In his day America's great
est philosopher, and he came naturally
by his learning, for ho had an ances
try of seven or eight generation ol
preachers. The father, a scholarly man,
was settled over a Boston parish when
Ralph was born, and although the
child was Bent almost at once to s
dame's school his father deplored that,
at three, he could not read very well!
Tho littlo fellow was extremely gentle,
and we may Imagine thnt he was In
eulcated with high moral standards.
Ralph was but elcht when his fnthnt
died, and he alwayB remembered with
pride tho stately funeral, at which the
Ancient and Honorable Artillery es
corted tho body of tholr lnte chaplain
to the grave; and tho child had other
memories too, nnd these were of pov
erty and self-denial of shnrlni? hit
brother's overcoat, bo that In winter he
could go to school only on alternate
days; or how sometimes when the chil
dren were hungry the mother enter
tained them with traditions of their
When Ralph was eleven Dr. Ezra
Ripley, pastor over the church at Con
cord, took his stepson's widow and
children to live with him there in the
storied "Old Manse." It was In thli
home that Ralph's grandfather, the
militant preacher, had lived, and 11
was Ralph who wrote later the poem
read at the anniversary of the fight
This poem Is really almost as famous
Old Manse. Concord, Mass.
as the fight, for it contains the follow
ing Immortal lines which are embla
zoned on the "Minute Man:"
"By the rude bridge that arched the
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the
Emerson walked very - pleasantly
with the townspeople, Interesting many
In his views about "plain living and
high thinking." He was delighted with
his pupil Thoreau, who was for two
years an Inmate In his home and who
was so Ingenious that he made himself
most useful In both house and garden.
Then there waB the dreamy, profound
Dr. Alcott, who lived over the way, and
Hawthorne, whom he often encoun
tered in the woodsy path. And a spe
cial attraction was added in the clear
eyed girls and manly boys of the town,
and he called the latter "masters ol
the playground and the street."
CROW DECIDES GOLF GAME
Bird Flies Away With Ball During
Critical Part of Match Contest
London. During a match, betwees
tho George Edwardes Golfing society
and Acton Golf club, at Acton, W.,
a crow at one of tho holes picked up
the ball of A. S. Smith of tho Acton
team, and after flying with it for some
distance dropped it in a deep ditch.
According to the rules of golf the
occurrence would be considered (n
''rub on tho green," and the ball
would have to be played from the
ditch. Mr. Smith lost his match.
PEARL PRICE TAKES JUMP
Value of Ornaments Shows an Enor
mous Increase During Last
Paris. So great has been the rise
in the price of pearls during the last
(fifteen years that it 1b estimated by a
writer In tho Revue that a necklace
jbought for 1900,000 at the end of the
nineteenth century might now be ex
ipocted to fetch $1,000,000.
t With the constant Increase of wealth
the value of pearls Is likely to increase
and a good collection may be regarded
ks one of the most profitable of invest
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Hard to Understand Woman.
"O, you can't ploaso a woman," he
said, disgustedly; "it's no use trying."
"What's happened now?"
"I met that pretty Miss Sweot in
a dark hallway and kissed hor. I didn't
think she'd mind, you know."
"And she did mind?"
"Well, she pretended to be very
angry, bo I thought I'd smooth things
down by tolling hor that It was all a
mistake; that I thought she was some
"Why, then she really was very
SCALY PSORIASIS ON LIMBS
Troop H, 6th U. 8. Cavalry, Camp
McCoy, Sparta, W1b. "I was troubled
with psoriasis for nearly two years.
Portions of my arms and limbs were
affected mostly with It It appeared
in Bcaly form, breaking out In very
small dots and gradually grew larger
and white scales formed when about
the size of an ordinary match-head.
The looks of It was horrible, which
made it very unpleasant for me. It
Itched a little at times.
"I tried several treatment! which
cured mo for a month, but It always
broke out again. One day a friend
saw the advertisement of Cuticura
Soap and Ointment In the 'paper and
I sent for a sample. They helped me,
so I purchased two more boxes of
Cuticura Ointment and some Cuticura
Soap and they completely cured me.
It took three months for Cuticura
Soap and Ointment to complete my
cure." (Signed) Walter Mahony, Oct
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"Well, I'd rather bo a book worm
than a money grub."
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DB. WHAT, 808 Dee nidg-., Omaha, Neb.
Room from tl M up single, 75
oeota up doubt.
Sulpho Saline Springs
Uctted en our own ortmlua and saad la the
Natural Mineral Water
Unaursaaaad In tha treatment el
Heirt. Stomach, Kidney and Liver Dlaeaaee
MODERATK CHARGES. ADDRESS
DR. O. W. KVIRKTT, Mar. '
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