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Ell LEIII HANNKU, 8ATUKDAY, DECKMUKlt 2C, 1911. I
FOR JEMS EVE
Hi Toy Noise Producers and How to
H Make Them.
NO ono objects to a moderate
ntnoutit of nolso In welcome to the
BB incoming nuw onr and I rim sure
BB Hint you will ngreo with mo Hint the
BJ follow lug ii ro splendid nolso produc-
BB ors. L'acli will require tint u fow
BH minutes' tltno to mako
BB Tlio boll rnttlo shown In Tig 1 19
BB mndo with a tin can, u common ttireml
BH spool, two fihort sticks and two screw
HB eyes. Tlio tin enn forms the bell
BB portion ol tho rnttle, nnd a short plcru
Hj of broomhmidle, or other stick whit-
BB tied round, fastens to It for n hnmllo
BJ This handle stick (A, Fig. 2) Is He-
BB cured to tho bottom of tho can by
BB piercing a hole through tho tin mid
BH Bcrcwlnj; a scrow-oyo from tho in
BH sido of tho can down into tho end of
BR tho stick. Flguro 3 shows how tho
i tm i
Hi P 7T T
HJ tonguo of tho boll rnttlo Is prepared.
II Tho length of tho tonguo should ba
HJ equal to tho Inside dupth of tho can.
HJ Cut a stick of this length and whit-
Ifl tlo down ono end to lit tho holo in
M the thread spool you lmvo obtained;
HJ then scrow n scrow-oyo Into tho othei
H end (Fig. 3). Fasten tho tonguo In
M plnco with n plcco of string, passing
HJ tho string through tho scrow-oyes in
C tonguo 1) nnd handle A, nnd tying
M thorn loosely with firm knots. Thin
HI complotos tho rattlo.
Hi Tho odd shaped rattlo shown in
H Fig. 4 requires a short stick for han-
Hh die A, nnd two tin cans out of which
Hjj to mnko tho wings, pieces II nnd C.
HH Tho bottoms of tho enns must bo ro-
HH moved, and tho sides opened out. Tack
gwl tho pieces to opposite sides of thu
HA stick hnndlo.
HB Dy holding tho hnndlo in tho posl-
Ml tlon shown in Fig. 4, nnd shaking
Bit from Bide to side, tho tin wings will
jjUM flap back and forth nnd mnko a splen-
BB did crackling, crushing nolso,
I, If you hnvo nnvor tried pulling upon
B a string rubbed with resin, you cannot
BB nppreclnto what a loud shrieking
BB. sound la produced in this manner.
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Wm s 'CQRDRVttlD tllH HOUH
Flguro G shows tho idea adapted to a
nf toy that Is quickly put together. Got
PL nn ompty tin enn, n pleao of heavy
wrapping pnpor, u piece of stout wrap-
ping twlno, and n plcco of rosin, Dou
I bio tho wrapping paper, plerco n holo
m through Its center, stick tho ond of tho
K cord through it and tlo a largo knot
ft on It (Fig. C). Then tlo tho pnpor
If over tho open end of tho can, as
It shown In Fig. C, nnd trim off tho pro-
jecting edges. To operate, pull firmly
H on the string, at the same tlmo allow-
lag it to slide through your hand.
(Copyrlsbt by A. N.nly Hall.)
FIJIAN TROOPS TO ENTER THE WAR
FIJI, as u dependency of the IIrltlh empire, Is to tnko an nctive part In tho war, the colonlnl office having sanc
tioned tho sending of a contingent or natlvo troops to tha front Tho photograph shows a squad of these tall, well
built soldiers being drilled by a llrltlsh officer.
GERMAN SHARPSHOOTERS IN WELL PROTECTED LAIRS
German shnrpshooters behind such Bpllntcrproof sloping sheds ns this uro almost imposslblo to dislodgo. From
behind strnw breastworks they tiro through a narrow silt that runs tho cntlro length of tho shelter.
KARLSRUHE STILL ELUDES THE BRITISH
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in ,iCn,,lu T.'!8(,h K"rl8r,"u'' l,,c tllu "'tlHh wouhliw so far hao been unublo to catch. It Is bcllotci! to bo
in tlio houtn Atlantic.
Admiral Sir Charles F.dward Mad
den, C V O, who ccinmands tho
Third cruiser squadion of the llrltlsh
nav) Ilo was born In 1SCS
He climbed on tho rear platform of
an early morning street car nnd an '
nouured to the crowd:
"Ulmmo room, genu, rvo KOt thu I
Tho crowd gao him room nnd bo
gnn to size him up.
"Surest thing you know." ho went
on, as ho rolled a cigarette. "Corns
and the toothache."
"Fares I" j oiled tho conductor, and
tho crowd resumed Its smoking.
MR. AND MRS. HERRICK RETURN HOME
on their arrival In New York ! Wu U"d '" ,,errlck' """'"Graphed
Cloveland, Ohio, their horn city "" Vatl" ,hert! nml alb" "' '
1 1 Waiting for fyt 0m earjl
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A NIu f pars Praijr
Z?V ZJ'D CORY
Cod grant that I the new near through
May itrioe with heart and tout to do
Those thlngt which are most good and true.
Cod grant that I each morning start
My duties with a cheerful heart.
And cheerfully perform my part.
To wear a smile all through the day,
To banish thoughts unwind away;
And when my bedtime comes, to pray.
To say my prayers with folded hands
As night comes softly o'er the lands.
To Him, who always understands.
And when the bells on New Year's dawn
Proclaim the bright New Year Is born.
And I awae on New Year's morn,
1 pray lllm whisper, low and sweet.
To help me guide my wayward feel.
Lest I forget my prayer to meet.
THE NEW YEAR'S EVE FATES
How Curious Maidens Can Find Out
What Ib In Store for Them
An Italian Custom.
Kvcry maiden wonders what tho fu
ture has In store for her, and this is
what sho must do on Now Year's day
to learn hor fato:
Turn tho pillow at midnight, tho
31st of December, and you will
dream of tho man jou aro to marry.
Or let her take hor hymn book to hor
bedroom.blow out tho lamp, open tho
book and mark a hymn (In tho dark),
put It under tho pillow and sloop on
It. Next morning when sho reads tho
hymn sho will find its text will Indi
cuto tho oent of the year.
On New Year's eve tho Italian maid
en places in ono corner of her bed
t ooiu a thirnblo, la unothor water, in
a third nshes and In a fourth a ring
I'pon waking in the morning, If sho
Bees tho ling ilrst ho will bo married
that year; If sho sees tho water first
tho year will bo unlucky; if the
thirnblo. fortuno will smile on hor;
If tho ashes, sho will dlo.
On New Year's ovo, if a maiden
wishes to know her fato during tho
coming year, she must go Into tho
opon nlr with a psalm book in ono
hnrril and a piece of sliver In her
mouth Sho must allow the book to
fall open, and if It opens at tho death
psalm Eho will dlo; If It opens at tho
bridal psalm sho will marry, and what
ever else It opens to will Indlcato her
On Now Year's eve. while tho clock
Is striking twelvo. repent threo times.
Good St. Anno, good St. Anne
Send mn n man as fnBt as you'enn
And you will bo cngnged u a year
HAPPY NEW YEAR CUSTOMS 'as'
Celebrations of the Mumm "re In Older p(
Days In England Tending to icn(
Revive Visiting. (her
On Friday, January 1, tho mummen Th
will mum that's their way of ush
ering in tho Now Year. How many ol 'cn
them know tho beginning of tho cus avc
torn or tho ending! It began In loso
nocently enough, but by tho seventh Tinll
century it amounted to "diabolical ace
poganlsm," outrageous, blasphemous
Ilulllans robbed and oven murdered San
under the protenso of merrymaking. hoo
Not nil was frightful, however. Id ti
Homo slaves wcro waited upon b e j,
their masters and tho poor reaped ei
veritable hnrvcBts, which was but nat- .
ural, slnco it nil camo from tho sat
urnnlla of tho Eternal City.
In Englnnd tho mummers performed At '
plays, spoko dialogues nnd Unperson lllv
ated famous peoplo, especially klngf cli
nnd warriors. Songs were sung both nice
by tho munimors and their entertain e of
ors. Hero is ono: Is y
To Bhnrton wlntc-r'n sailnem
Hi'o wliero tho folks Willi Kindness If y
DIhkuIiu-iI nil nro n-comlng .
ltlglit wantonly n-imiinmlng. " I"
In thoso days they loved, too, tc '
masquerade as nnlmnls, bears nnd tlle
unicorns being especially favored dls !u'd
guinea. Scott's couplet summed It 1
Who lists may In their mumming see I,
Trncm of nncluit minstrelsy. '' "
At Inst this mumming enme to hr
a ruennco ns well ns a nuisance, nnc I
tho chaste Henry VIII rnado It n mis ll8s
demeanor to wear a mask lar"
It was Oeorgo Washington whe eil,lf
mado tho day what It "onco was It 'ls
this country. Said ho: "Nover forget 'tig
tho cheerful nnd cordial observance ol nt
New Year's day." Tho colebratloc ta i
grow and grow, until n generation or ackln
so ago, tho scenes onacttd at eomc 00,(oj
receptions woro simply disgraceful so p)
clety having progressed somo Mnce It
was good form to tmblbo until the irn f
blber quietly Hlld undor the tnble nrl-
Of lato years thero has been a tend "
oncy to revive visiting on the first i '""u
duy of tlio year, llut it is nil verj li I
inlormal, and every hostess knowt 'Mi 1
each nnd overy ono of her guests. ni
which wns not always the caso when lad n
It was tho fashion to hnvo as many nij i
ns posslblo nrrd arty rnnrr counted one ,rea (
An amusing story Is told of one host .
ess who. In u lull, left tho lino and
wont over to tho punch bowl In the i:
back parlor, saying to a man slit tftEfiy
didn't know: "What Is your name? I
don't think I know you." Ho told hr n
She didn't remeinbor it, so she nskcdi .
him with whom he hnd como He
snld ho hnd como by himself, where
upon she ordered him out. Imagine
her chagrin tho noxt day upon receiv
ing from this man n lutter sho had
written to u relative In a iiclghborliiK
city ttsking that ho visit thero when
ever ho should he in tho city Also
to bo reminded by him thnt ho hnd
sonr his letter of introduction and re
ceived cards, which ho also Inclosed.
In thq holiday rush sho bad simply -
forgotten tho now name.