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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
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PRETTY CHRISTMAS GIFTS 1
Acceptable Presents for Young and Old
and How They Are Made
SASILY MADE CHRI3TMA8
NOVELTIE8 IN NECKWEAR
NECKWEAR nud muff eots were
novor more fashlonablo than they
arc Just now, and thoy aro among tho
vastest to make of home-made gifts.
Thoy confer both stylo and somfort
upon tholr woarera to the Joy of those
who recolvo thorn.
Neckpieces nro simply straight
lengths of velvet, plush or fur cloth,
ut a quarter of a yard wide and a
yard or moro In length. Thoy nro
lined with sntln and gathered In at the
tads, whore a taeseled ornament
makes tho finish. They fasten about
the neck with a hook and eye or Bltde.
Crochotod, passamentorle or bead
buckles and ornaments are used on
Muffle nro barrel-shaped and mado
over beds of down or wool batting.
These bods are bought ready made
and are very cheap. Velvet covering
are usually gathered aver them with
raffles at each end as shown in tho
pioture. The muff and ruffles are lined
with satin. Silk cords or strands of
targe black beads are fashlonablo this
season for decorating theso eets.
HOLIDAY TIES AND
BOWS IN RIBBON
INEXPENSIVE and pretty neckwear
Is mado of narrow colored velvet
ribbon. Bows and ties like those
shown In the picture rce often finished
with small flowers of ribbon or chiffon.
ACCEPTABLE TO MEN
SELECTING gifts tor ona'i menfolks
Is perplexing to the Christmas
hopper; tholr needs are tew, com
pared to tboso of women and children.
Hen like glfte that add something to
their comfortind they ; Me ronvefflont j
tnings. Tnoy oapocmny upiiruviatu
gifts made by the donor, nnd this year,
thero aro some novelties for them
which ore not dlfllcult to mako at
A basket, which will do either for; a
flen or n bedroom, is made very easily.
Tho materials selected for it depend
apon tho purposes for which It is to
bo used. If It 1b Intended for a con
venient receptacle for tics, collar but
tons, pins, needles, thread and various
odds and ondB, It is to be made of cre
tonne, brtiwn linen or figured silk and
finished with ribbon. 13ut If for a den
to hold pipes, matches, cigars, tobacco,
etc., It io to be made of thin leather or
heavy silk and finished with silver or
gold braid and cord,
A collar box covored with crctonno
and suspended by ribbon hangers Is a
reliable gift sure of a welcome. A
I v 1K4L1bHsiiMbbbLbW
?&&: n: i i: isrfr-Mri-aa-t,
round pasteboard box of suitable slxo.
Is needed over which the covering lsj
stretchod and elthor posted or sewed. '
For small rouiombraneo tokens flat)
sachets of cropo paper carrying laren-t
dor or spicy perfumes In on oblong blty
of cotton batting, are tied with uar
row strips of ribbons.
DE8K 8ETS FOR THE
OPFICE OR HOMB
AMONG tho most attractive ol
novol presents for men nro office
or library sots consisting of portfolio
letter box, waste basket, candle
shades, etc. Thoy uro made of hand
eomo wall papor designs pasted ovor
foundations of heavy cardboard or
wood. A paper having n broad black
and white stripe with dark red flowers,
vaguely outlined on It, was used to
cover tho lettor box and portfolio
shown in tho illustration. The candlo
shade is of dark red paper decorated
with a fancy gold braid posted on. The
ability to choose an attractive papor
and pasto It on neatly is about all that
Is required for making theso sets.
Leather effects, the tiffany papers, be
sides mnny artistic flowered patterns
are suited to tho purpose and make
useful and tasteful glfta that men ap
TOBACCO POUCH AND
DRESSING CASE BAG
A TOBACCO pouch Is made of foul
long, narrow triangles of leathei
or of a silky plush, Bowed together. A
silk lining is made In the same waj
and placed In the outor bag. Tho edgei
along tho top are blind-stitched to
gether. Tho bag is 7V4 inches lens
each triangle 3',ii inchos wide. A
casing Is stttched in the bag 1V6
inches from the top to accommodate
narrow elastic bande for drawing
strings. If the bag fa to be bnng up
ribbon or cord suspenders are sewod
at each Bide.
INEXPENSIVE QIFT8 IN
COLLARS AND VESTEEI
A COLLAR and vestee in sheer or
gandlo, to wear with tailored suit
will be welcomed by every woman and
oosta almost nothing but the time for
making. The flaring collar Is finished
wrth hand-embroidered scallops or a
band of fine narrow swlss embroidery,
or lace, which extends down each slda
The collar and vestee must be cul
separately and Joined at tho neck Una
Tho collar Is wired to make It etand
and flare correctly.
A brilliant vestee, with collar and
rovers of filmy lace, Is rrlcturod mado
of brocaded velvot and shadow lace.
The vestee Is a band about the neck
graduully wiueulug to thu waist Hue
whero it Is trimmed Into points. II
fastens jUBt abovo the points with
hooks and eyoa, and horo three small,
fancy buttons aro sot on for ornament
A short rufllo of laco forms a flaring
collar which Is supported with nn
wires. Tho revors aro mado of straight
ploces of lace draped In at each side
and at tho top in tho neck lino. Made
of bright colored brocados this is one
of tho prettloet of novelties to be won
to embellish tho blouse.
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CORN FOR HOGS
KAFIR OR SORGHUM 6EED
BE FED WITH PROFIT
GOSSIP FROM STATE CAPITAL
Items of Interest Gathered from Re.
liable Sources and Presented In
Condensed Form to Our
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Hogs will consume with profit kaflr
or sorghum seed where tho supply of
corn is limited. At thu North Platto
experimental farm, cano seed wnB
found to bo oiio-hulf nn valuable as
corn, bushel for bushol. With ground
ennu sued figured nt 60 cents per
bushel and alfalfa hay at $8 per ton,
pork was produced at a cost of $5.78
per 100 pounds. Where tho cane seed
and corn were fed In equal parts, tho
cost of pork was reduced to $4.30 per
100 pounds In the hitter case, corn
..nn Htninxi nt J7 pnntu tior himhcl.
IlO llMl.ll ! . ...... ,-w --.
which was the current market price
ui me tune wo uxperuuuui t -""-ducted.
In this experiment, with hogs
belling nt $0.00 pur 100 pounds, cano
seed brought 55 cents per bushel and
corn 82 cents per bushol. With hogH
at the present high values, both corn
and cane would show a higher feeding
value, Mllo maize, where fed expert,
mentally at North Platte with three
fourths corn, proved equally as valu
able as barley, and nearly as valuable
Fall Care of Vegetables.
Do not expect to keep vegetables
successfully In an unpartltloned cellar
containing a furnace. If no cave or
portion of the cellar Is available, dig
a trench as long as desired and about,
a foot deep. Providing proper drain-
ago Is maintained, cabbage, potatoes,
celery, enrrots. beets, in ract. all or i
the root crops may be stored In it. j
For storing npplos, tho hole should be
deeper. Usunlly the apples are pro-.
tccted by being surrounded by straw j
before soil Is plnced on them. Tho '
outer leaves of tho cabbago sliouiu Do .
removed and the tops should head,
downward. Ueets, carrots and salsify
may bo burled as soon as tho tops nro
frozen. Celery mny bo placed in the
trench when mature to bo bleached,
and later stored whero It will not
freeze. Parsnips mny bo loft tin
pulled, but If hurled In a trench may
bo moro easily handled. Many por
sons believe thnt tho flavor of the
parsnip Is Improved by being allowed
to freeze before burying. Department
of Horticulture, Nobraska College of
Good Dairy Rations.
Tho best rations for the dairy cow,
according to tho most recent Investi
gations of the Nebraska College of
Agriculture, uro as follows for a 1,200
pound dairy cow of tho proper sort
and producing thirty pounds of milk
Ration No. 1 Twelvo pounds of al
falfa, 35 pounds of corn silage, 4
pounds of ground corn, nnd 3 pounds
Ration No. 2, whero sllngo Is not
available Fifteen pounds of nlfalfa, G
pounds of ground corn, 8 pounds of
corn stover, and 2 pounds of gluten
Ration No. 3, whero neither silage
nor alfalfa is available Twelvo
pounds of millet, 12 pounds of
sorghum hay, 2 pounds of ground
corn, and 3 pounds of oil meal.
Will be Well Represented.
Tho western section of tho state,
probably, will be woll represented at
the mld-wlntcr meeting of organized
agriculture. Alfalfa seed growers arc
preparing to communicate with Prof.
F. Joslah Chase and exhibit samples
of the excellent seed .salsod In western
nnd northwestern Nebraska. At the
corn show at the Lincoln Auditorium a,
largo number of the so-called "dry cli
mate" counties may mako exhibits, if
present plans aro followed. Counties
In tho central and western sections,
derived much benefit from tho county
collective exhibits nt tho 1911 stnto
fair, and It Is reported promoters of
theso displays nro highly satisfied with
the bonoflts derived.
Want Civil War Relics.
State officers .of tho G. A. R. nra
working to secure enoiiRh civil wni
relics before tho legislature convene
so thnt u display of come size can bo
fitted up at tho capltol by Jauuary 1.
Tho state has provided fourteen Rlass1
pases und cabinets In which to keep
them, nnd about half of those have
been filled already with mementoes cf
tho rebellion. Farragut post, G A. R.,
of Lincoln hns undertaken a canvass
among Its members and frlonds for
relics to fill another caso
Is Up to the Legislature.
The law gives constitutional amend
ments tho advantage of all straight
party votes, If political parties en
dorse them at the primaries, but the
law appears to havo mado no provis
ion for contesting the vote on amend
ments. Attornoy General Martin can
find no method. Ho says the legis
lature may provide by law a method of
procedure for a recount. Ho thinks
tho oxponso of a recount will be lnrgo
and ho does not care to start proceed-
lngs on his own motion.
FOR BELGIAN RELIEF
Appeal of the Lincoln Represent,
utlvcs of the Bellnii Relief
Central Committee of New
Persons desiring to remit money to tin
DelflUn relief fund should send It to
W. C. Wilson, treasurer Dclalnn rellel
committee, Bankers' Life Insurance build
ing, Lincoln, Neb. Persons having cloth
ing to contribute should send It to Mrs.
C. F. Ladd, 823 South Seventeenth street,
Lincoln. Those desiring Information ns
to the making of clothing or Red Cross
supplies should Address Mrs, W. H. Fer
guses, 700 South Sixteenth stroet, Lin
coln. For further information apply to
J. E. Miller, Miller . Paine, Lincoln.
Lincoln. Mnny requests for Infor
mation as to the scope and needs of
our work nro being receltod. To meet
them it has been thought advltmblo to
pruparo a circular letter butting foith
tho work uudertukeu by our commit
The dully press Is titled with dis
patches describing tho destitution
wrought in Holglum by the present
terrible war. Her people have been
ruined lluauclally, by the destruction
of their property, by the closing down
of all Industries, by levies upon their
wealth and supplies on the part ol
their conquerors Over two millions arc
refugees Ho in their native laud, In
England, lV.iuce and Holland, the
greator part of them helpless women
and children, with little or no prop
erty and Inadequate clothing. Tho
question of food Is Immediate and
urgent; It Is estimated that seven
million llclglans are uow facing starva
I In vtnw it tint t.iirllil.t iMilumlt litfl
which have thus befallen millions of
helpless and innocent non-combatants
it Is thu Immediate and urgent duty
of tho pcoplo of America to hasten to
them generous aid. In many of our
cities this hus been undertaken on a
largo scale and food Is being steadily
forwarded to the destitute. Hut it Is
realized that aid must bo continued nil
winter; every effort of every Amer
ican Is necessary to save tho suffering
pe0,,i0, -riio United States Is today
tu moal prosperous nation In tho
woru; without exaggeration, there Is
0 ,mrt 0f tue iTnltcd States more
pro8per0U8 at this moment thnn Is tho
8lnl0 of Nebraska. The war has
l.olned our markets for grain: hut it
has'nlso Increased our responsibilities
for our follow men. It would be a
shamo to tho state wore It not now to
respond liberally to tho call for help
from an afflicted nation.
Tho Lincoln committee Is working
as tho Nebraska representative of tho
Uclglan relief central committee,
which, In turn, is co-operating with the
international commission in London
and Amsterdam. Tho Lincoln commit
tee guarantee that all relief furnished
for the Belgians will pass through
these hands directly to destitute non
combatants. Tho work of tho Lincoln committee
embraces the following branches:
First tho rntBlng of money for food
and supplies for Belgian non-combatants
who are In dire noed. Funds bent
to any member of tho committee, or
to tho treasurer, W. C. Wilson, presi
dent of tho Bankers Life Insurance
company, will be usod for this pur
poeo unless otherwise designated.
Second Tho procuring of clothing,
eervicenblo garments for winter wear,
to be forwarded to Belgian non-combatants
In and out of Bolglum. Mrs.
C. F. Ladd, 823 South Seventeenth
street, Lincoln, is chairman of tho sub
committee having this work in charge.
Third The procuring of money and
supplies for the' work of tho Red
Cross In answer to the appoals being
sent out by tills society. -Only money
specifically designated for the Red
Cross will be sent to this society; the
Lincoln committee prefers to collect
funds for the urgent Belgian need.
There are, however, many women
who can give work sewing and knit
ting and as this is of the utmost
value to tho Red Cross, the Lincoln
committee undertakes to forward all
such completed work to tho society
and to furnish specifications for tho
materials and patterns to be em
ployed. Mrs. W. H. Ferguson, 700
South Sixteenth street, Lincoln, Is
chairman of the sub-committee having
this work in charge. For additional
information apply to hor.
Fourth The dissemination of infor
mation in regard to tho actual situa
tion abroad. Lecturers will give their
sorvices In this cause to societies and
communities desiring direct informa
tion other than such as can bo sup
plied through tho malls.
Tho personnel of tho Lincoln com
mltteo Is as follows: Mrs. W. G.
Langworthy Taylor. Mrs. Allen W.
Field, Mrs. Frank H. Woods, Mrs. T.
j Is. Calvert, Mrs. W. II. Ferguson, Mrs.
R. 13. Moore, Mrs. Callen Thompson,
Mrs. W. A. Apperson, Mrs. W. M.
Leonard, Mrs. C. F. Ladd, Mrs. M
Ollvo Watson, Miss Ida Bobbins,
W. G. Langworthy Taylor. W. C. Wil
son, H. K. Burket, J. E. Miller, II. B
Alexander, R. O. Castle, F. C. Zehrung
Death at Grade Crossing,
Nebraskn City, Neb. George Hilton
and wlfo of Farragut, la., on their
way In nn auto to spend Thanksgiving
day with relatives at Havolock, wore
Instantly klllod opposite this city
Tuesday morning, whllo trying to
cross tho traoks ahead of a fast mov
ing passenger train. Tho car engine I
give out as thoy reached tho conter of
the track, and thoy dM not have time
NEARLY DIES IN
"Dead Man" Almost Loses Life
After He Reads He Has
Spokane, Wash. Supposed to have
been drowned, Identified, burled nnd
tho grnvo marked by n tombstone,
JnmoB McKlnnon, tho owner of n 700
aero ranch near Hart line, Wash., a
largo ranch near Hed Deer, Albertn,
and of n substantial deposit In thu
Hank of Montrenl, appeared In Spo
knno to tho surprise of his friends and
acquaintances. SInco tho teport of
bis death and funeral got abroad he
He Started in a Blizzard.
has boon having n distressing oxperi
enco in establishing his Identity.
A man of McKinnon's slzo wni
taken from tho river. Tho body was
brought to tho Lodwlck undertaking
rooms nnd positively Identified nB
James McKlnnon, according to tho
records. A laundry mark, "J. McK.,"
found on tho underwear of tho dead
man, seemed to clinch tho conclusion,
nnd tho body was given a rospoctablo
burial In Falrmount as James McKln
Through tho columns of n Spokano
iiowBpaper James McKlnnon learned
nt his ranch in Alberta that ho hnd
'been drowned and burled. Distressed
Jby tho circumstances, in which ho
foresaw a distribution of his estnto and
his reduction to a condition of pover
ty, ho hastened from hiB ranch, which
Is remotely situated, to tho nearest
Ho started In a blizzard and was
halted beforo attaining his objcctlvo
by his feet freezing. For many weeks
ho lay at a ranch houso under tho
caro of strnngerB beforo ho could ro
aumo his Journoy. In tho mcnntlmo
nn inquiry, that suggested n doubt of
his oxlstenco, camo from a Spokano
bank. When ho hnd satisfied tho bank
he concluded to defer fits visit.
On his arrival horo ho Immediately
wont to tho Lodwick undertaking
rooms to view tho record of his death
HAWK LAID LOW BY TERRIER
Bird First Whips Game Cock and a
Hen and Seizes Chick, but
Hanover, N. J. A game rooster, a
hawk and an Irish terrier figured In a
desperate strugglo in tho chicken yard
of Robert Nixon, a farmer living near
tho Whippany river.
Nixon heard a commotion In the
chicken run, Ho had missed several
ducklings and chicks, and ho believed
they were being stolen by raccoons,
possums or weasels. When ho ran
toward the hennery he saw a huge
hawk swoop down inside tho wire in
closuro and attempt to selzo a small
chick In his talonB. Tho mother start
ed for tho marauder, but ono swoop ol
the hawk laid her low.
When tho hawk set aftor tho chicks
again a game cock called Blarney
started out for him. it was a battle
royal for. a fow minutes, but tho roos
ter was Boon lying on tho ground,
Teddy, tho Irish terrier, next lumped
into tho fray, nnd ns tho nawk was
rising with chick tho dog grasped the
bird by tho throat and nung on. Nixon
killed tho hawk, which measured G
feet four lncbos botwen tho tlpsof its
SLAYS LIONESS WITH BLOW
Mother, Defending Child, Uses Rlfls
as Club After an Unsuccess
Reno, Nev. Mrs. Georgo Ellery,
wlfo of a trapper whoso cnbln Is near
Unlonvllle, snved her own life and
that of her three-yenrold child by kill
ing n big mountain lioness with a
blow from a rifle after tho animal,
wounded, had charged her.
Her husband trapped threo Hon
cubs and bollovos thoy wcro tho He.-
I oss' litter and that sho trallod Wm
, to hlB cabin. Mrs. Ellery sn'' tho
lioness watching tho cnbln nnd called
tho baby playing outsldo. Then she
1 reached for a rlflo.
Hhn rnnk onn shot nt tho lioness..
but only wounded It. Tho nnlmnl
then rushed nt hor. Mrs. Ellery
brought tho butt of hor rlflo down
..w .-. .- - --- . ,
tbe hood of the lioness, killing It
Z ' id riz
Backache Spells Danger
Do you know that your lind buck may
bo merely a hint nf iximu liMdin, tli-rp-scatrd
kidney disorder? Census records
show thitl deaths from kidney disorder
have Increase! 72 In 20 yturs Pcoplo
can't snoni to rtnllzo Hint the first pain
In the back, the first disorder of thn
urine, demand Instnnt attention that It
may bo n slcnal of comlnt rheumatism,
ravel, dropsy or fatal IlrlRht's disease.
The brat pr-vmtlon of serious kidney
disorders Is prompt treatment the btst
intdlcino Is Doan's Kidney l'llls
A Kansas Case
Trill n. Mary"
.Mrs J W Nolnnd.
P09 KIckniHMt Bt..
It I n w u t h a, Kn,
A)sl "I had Jttdnry
dlituas-, ror years
nnd finally not so
bad I rould hardly
Ket around. My
limbs. feet and
terribly and t had
awful dltxy spells
Tho kidney secre
tions enmed ma no
end of trouble, too.
When I used Donn's
Kidney Tills I Pick
ed up nnd continued use drove away the
Get Doan's at Any Star. GOe n Bos
FOSTER-M1LBURN CO., BUFFALO. N. Y.
Can quickly bo overcome oy
act surely nna
nontly on tne
neca, and Indigestion. They do their duty.
SMALL PILL, SMALL DOSE, SMALL PRICE.
Genuine must bear Signature
i Aillet preimmtlan of merit.
llel to trail u-aia dandrua.
For Raaiottni Color and
Bsautr Io Cray or Fad ad Hair.
Ma. and SLOS at DrusrUta.
ODD COINAGE ON NIGERIA
Legal Tender That Is Unhandy to
Carry About In Any Consider-,
Among tho strongest coins In the
world uro thoso usod in certain out-of-the-way
townB and villages in south
west Nigeria, on tho west coast of
Africa, nud called "manlllas," In shapo
they resemble a horseshoe with the
two extremltlos flattened out like a
camel's foot. Being made of solid cop
per, three-eighths of an Inch thick,
they weigh over eight ounces eaoh. In
"faoo value" sovon of thoso queer
coins are equivalent to one quartor,
so that a dollar's worth would bo an
uncomfortable, heavy load.
Not only nro these "manlllas" used
among tho natives, but whtto traders
accept them as legal tender for goods
sold nt the various stores. At one
time tho strangely shaped monoy had
qulto a circulation in certain parts of
tho coast, but Its use Is now restricted
to a fow bush towns and ono or two
of the smaller seaboard places, includ
ing Bonny, BraBS and Akassa. "Ma
nillas" are now very dlfllcult to ob
tain, and curio collectors value them
not solely by reason of their scarcity,
but beoauso of the novol servlett
rings they mako when silver plated.
Before Congress of Vienna.
One hundred years ago Alexander I
of RuBela, the king of Prussia and
other sovereigns, accompanied by a
large retinue of diplomatists aad sol
diers, made their solemn entry Into
Vienna to tako part In tbe congress
which was to readjust tke map of
Europe. The thrones which Napoleon
had overturned were to be righted and
the old despots whom he had dis
missed were to be given back their
soepters. Tbe first weeks of the con
gress, however, were not devoted to
tho serious business at band, but were
spent In a succession of magalfloeat
festivities. Notwithstanding the flnaa-
otnl ruin of tho country, Austria ap
propriated sums amounting to thou
sands of dollars dally to provldo balls,
banquets, concerts and other enter
tainments for the visiting monarchs
and their advisers.
You can't convlnco tho owner of a
small automobllo that a big ono is
worth tho money It oosta.
There are 1,400 daily telephone
calls between Now York and Philadel
phia. SOMETHING USEFUL FOR XMAS
Sola at. tho bnst stores
jour dealer cannot
suddIt. no will iilttdlr
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and it will not Injure tho finest fabric. Fot
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