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tup ijvvnirn riovhi. ANvncn tetab rruDAY. DEC. so. 1921. -1
I Early Cbristmas Ilcrchj
rl Mi ft .. M tU Imt.
1 T laa cart! an auki h tf t aW.
Mmj aV auttr Utafcif ar tat iliianl M,
j Kir (Viitai Mala
In Mi U af a) kf
IwnH m fWnui W bilk Sib aaa Wr
lMUllUr.A auka mA anaaW aaai
tub Urmau awiaajf
Wwai HkIoci mit M
. ne, ia4 i rtd ar aW4
I1I7 OfWfMl awaka).
Km WW am Im) n tk Ai4 oU.
1 tub btM wlk at mW bam tH.
r.aaa uVatat Ik W aWai aa nl4
lb (jfU'.aat aiaa.
." MX Ma Wh, M b laM la
"It'n m mnt amaaU IfB in W aVI Mr
W lir al aaai Nn. aw M. w mT
Itih Cbai Mnkg
Ta Mi Mir mm all n Wm aatat
bin baara' mm oVa al ikt 64 aaSnaai
t M Mt oW tb Mfth' Mf. Ttaaa. miM alH
brt OftMMM )?
J Decorate die j
J Christmas Package j
EVLllY fii when hcmllng a Christ
mes gut (!i'lr It 10 appear ss at
tractive hs poaalble. When we re
ceive a jflft nicely wiupped with lis
me paper and decorated with pretty
i'brlrlinoft seal, there ! an 5defl
pleasure. TliU is epeeially to when
,51 realize that tli setidrr bas spent
tiros ltd cleverness to Iv tfc5 Uttie.
touch of pmonai iliouifci fulness.
i T&Kfij varieties of Christmas avail
ybj bs purchased, but little original-
itj will not come ain'si even Id these
arc r II detalli.
There ara fir (L on'flde
larlitr aod the tiadln( to t Wi
on tb sot paper, cnnreyinf tha food
wlvhen of the fiver, or on the UtUa
rard fif greeting. Tlee two In each
net match. Tlila give aiioll.tr TooiU
f tlie onutial, wMdi I nlwayi eoucht
Har a plee of rarlion pujier, ptac
it over Uie nolo paper, rard or wal,
and on top of this one of the deilft.
Carefully trace with a ftharp pendl
the entire outline. An exact duplloaU
of tfce d)cn will be formi oa the
note paper or aial ready for tlntln.
Thla may be easily done with water
colore or wax crayon. Polneettia
ehonld be colored a warm, bright red,
with yellow centers and dark frees
Holly, the special emblem of thla
teaeon, has berrlci of fKld, Uery red
and flossy les nt dark freen.
A dainty basVet of forfetme-rots
would be pretty colored yellow, lbs
flowers fatnt light blue sad the bow
knot of rale tlnk. Now we have U
tayetlc slfn of the liol'.dsys, borrowed j
from the Drolds, the mlt)etoe. Tlie j
berries of this plant are a pearly
wWte end the ler?s a yellowish freer, j
Speed a little extra time firing rtl
Chrlatmas gift this novel Oecorstloa
and tin? plessnre It affords will never
cause y"u to regret hsvlng done so.
Economy Is .to be considered at
Cbrlstraas time. Our purtuf-strlngs
have been stretched to the breaking
point purehertof gifts fer relatives
and friends. To put this fHSClnaUnf
t.i. ,.nii.Ark ....m, n,o rhri.tmn. 1
packsge costs comparatively nothing,
aalde from the time you spend
doing It. This fsct counts very little
-k. ... .aa a (I,.. ..invrr,rt of .
These few suggestions will probably
cause endless idens for the Chrlstmss
package to present themselves to you.
Make your gifts mdlntc the holiday
eplrlt ; give this Kttlo hit of ieisoi.sllty
end attractivrnesa to n smttll a thing
s the Christmas '.-e:il.
"Fred n (jetting riesrainhtrii."
"It (iotsn t follow that thc it
nythlnp the matter with his eyes
because he can't see one under tbs
A woiiwiu wlmrt Chrlr-tmas psrS
tices r.ev r fuil to teuch their destina
tion In Mifi-ty iys hc nlwtiys wrltec
the nnme nnd i 1 I --- - of rhe rei-lplent
iiun the iiiii!' x.ruipir f the hex
coi.tr, niiij; i hem. I'lttknurs sometlmev
tof iln.ir ou'-!.' rstipirigs, but if
the ;n sfi.1 '-li-r!;-) can lind the aildresv
,.. the lr!!e wrfl'iplng All will t
well. This ivcti'fin n'o ties up the In
xlde wriipici' nee'tri-ly hcf-ire ptittln;
m the nil-!i!e cover
COVEF.ED HE'CS IN CHURCH
Before the Ye-r 1661 Men Did Not
Remove Their Hats During
About K'1 an ':ntiin commenced
to' hiive i.x 'i reinov-.' their hats In
church P ps nmhes gentle fun of It.
The cu-Jom was first to remove the
Imt to cover the eyes In prayer, and
Inter It wrs taken ofT altogether. l
'Tho Introduction of the wl helped
the cuitom for If proved difficult to
. . - tnnaliwl
keep ore's imr " -
,ass of fills curls. This also led to
larpe hats with plumes joln wit of
Li ( is.s-r j
TThen, InstPHd of wenrlng huts In
floors, men went to the other extreme,
and often carried them In their luintU
when out of doers. The Puritans In
Knslimd continued to wear their
hn'd hrlnnno! huts, however, Indoors
Men's hnls nnd clothlnj: were
chuticil with the Krench Kevoluilon ;
wUs went out, mid thi n with II e ils
nf NapoliMn, dreis hecutne inlllliiry
In 6l!e. In IMS. durltiK' the Ut .-loru-tloti
ietl"l. uroftf the "btovi jil'iv lnt."
and breei?es. t the Kf" . time .e
p:7i to t,-1 wrrii to ft:e uuV.c.
How Oid Aimer Wnj Ma'Je.
.:i.-.'i.t Miimi- io.t iin.i,.. A co!).
;i f r . 1 1 1 Mill of cXi-IuHc ili l;::i
n , ! i : t "Vi !!;" t Tn I'UyIimm r f..r i.-
lull' !l M" Si It. Ml. Wliirll V. ili II sTfilt
Kiiin In :h- dnys. li.ir.it.ini gentle
nit n, l.i 'vrvcr, hud their own prufes
hiuniil iiniinr.rs to turn mil such
nu tnl ;.'.iri!i"!ils. The chmi'hiii khIiIUts
wei t to l-iiltle with tmttilt.i: hi-tter to
j rc! t Ihi'in than lenlhcr Jerk Ins mid
li't-l cnw. Itcccntly RiieiiiN'S were
tn ken from a dozen of nn lent pieces
nnd put throiu'h n chenih'nl ainj mlcro
si'cplcul exiiinlr.ntlon hy experts In or
der t i timl out something iihout hnw
the fluff wns tnude. It :is fniind
that all the pieces thun tested were
niii'le from ery pure wrought Iron,
celivet ted inlo U'v hy the old "eciiien
tnt!in" ppiee-s. The orlfc'lnnl Iron
.i prothieed much like our modern
wrought Iron. It was carbonized,
h.'imnn'red llitn sheets nnd the Mieefs
wtlded together. The whole w:is
ti.i'ti fuuiujerc'I Uito shape bilc liCUf-
ei mid plunged liter, thnf 1-
duelnp the J:h hardening.
Rtliglon in Everyday Life.
The widespread Impretislon that re-IlK-on
Is s thing of life sport nnd not
an osertiHl part of profitable life Is
st the bottom of oil our soelsl prob
lems. Were the people tauirnt, not
merely preached to on Sundays, hut
lauclil In school from Infancy to old
Hire, thMt to deal Justly, to he kind
sr.d generous, nnd to revere the pow
er al.ove earthly powers, our social
sffn'ro would soon mmmho, or approx
tnuiie. the conditions contemplated by
the Muster. In thoe more enllgut-
CkvMfau ssskj, a4 stsvsi MM
)i4 mmi ft Mrry m)i
lev fnnta m ais, U Meiei ) ttM
A CHRISTMAS LEGEND
Crowing of the Cock td Keep
Away Evil Spirits.
Tale tf Sjiint bttphen, the First Mar
tyr, Whose Day ia Oseem
EVfc.lt alme that first CLrislmas eve
lie cock hs crowed all night long
on (he anniversary to keep sway evil
spirit.; for the cock Is a ho'y bird
tod s knowing one. 1'hsrs is a pleas
ant tale of Mm and Snint Stephen, the
ttrst martyr, whobe day Is liccember
Id, close hy bis dear l.oid t.
Saint Stetihcn n as Kir if Herod's
Steward, It seems, wl.o serrcJ him In j
the kitchen and at table. One night i
i. he was banging In the boar s head ,
lfr his master's ilU.r.er he sow the j
! f ihlulng over Hethlehem. imme-
dlsteiy he set down the hu,-e platter ,
. nnd exclaimed:
"Nu longer, Herod, will 1 he thy j
'mrvont, for a greiiter Klnit thhii thou ,
j Ik horn."
"What alleih theeT' cried the Kinu
'rnthfuliy. "Ijo you ln k imat or drlnli
rlmt you would desert my-service for
'Nny,'' answered Stephen. "I luck
neitht-r meat nor drink. Hut the Child
!.:.: Is ;',!! r'ght Is greuler than
tii of hi, ; v.A ii.iu only wl!l I ct ve."
I "Tl-,t la mw Irnf" nnnth ItftjrfHl
uniting Ih" tuMe with his fist, ":is (list
1ln ro!it cock o), the plniter luili
To Ix fore its."
Ih.rdly were the words out of his
..-cut!) v. hen the 'o.U stretched his
t.eck snil crowid !u:i!y, "Chrlstua
limine t., 1 1" Af II i r.rnnf tlint
Stephen's words were true, Herod wh
so nncry thut he mode his Midlers tke
Stephen outside the walls of Jerusalem
and stone him to death. And this Is the
rensnn why, unto this dny, Saint
Stephen Is the patron of stone-cutters.
Ahhle Kur ell Itrown. In Upplneott's
Cleansing the Saucepan.
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Here Is o slinpl hut most successful
method of clennMiig h snueepan In t
-,... .1 .... I. ..... t I I. .1 , M. '
luUi u...iuu ueen uuiitu. Alter
pinir'iik out the bnlling .Tlllk, quickly
re,. luce the Hd before the steam has
time to cscr.pe, and allow the saucepan
to eo d hefore taking tt off ognln. Then
put It e pan in cold woter to aoek. It
nr. eVanert i))ckly and easily.
LIQUID FIRE IN WARFARE.
TTifu use of so-culled "liquid fire"
is Iinaglned by many to be an out
(.towUi of the late World war, but
there are record of the projection of
Inflammable liquid materials as far
back tut the wars .of the ancient
Greeks. The material was thrown
from cauldrons or forced through
ubes. It secret was Jealously guard;
ed. but It appears to have been a
.ompound of naphtha, sulphur and
Kor City MiirsliaJ:
GORDON F. WIL1-S.
J. E. CHINN.
"What's in a Name?"
By MILDRED MARSHALL
Ftca (bout rout umt; liihtotorv: mtin.
toil wticnc It wii druvfd; ttgnificanoci
Vuui lucky day and lucky lc tl.
17 L1:AN0H, mlvnlfylnc llht, Is d-
M2j lived from Helios, the htin-gi
who, According to (ireek uotholilcl
It-trend, drove his flaming chnrlot
around the universe duy by day. Helios
furnished the Tcutunh: adjective meun
ltiK blight or clear, which eventually
evolved Helen, nnd Inter Kllen, through
abolition of the aeplrate.
The Latinized form of Kllen was
Klona, a feminine name that won i;reat
popularity In Italy. In the Romanesque
population of ProveiH'o the name be
came Alienor. ThN so sel..d ujin
poetic fancy that the name received all
the homtijte the langue d'oe could pay.
Aliens was the next step In I ho evolu
tion and the first famous woman u
called was termed Eleanor by tti
t"nn.h klz& h) worried her, nd !t
was she who became the trim Weaiior
of the dagger and tiowl, the Aqultanlan
grandmother who handles wonto with
OtD8tance of Itrlttany In hakespesre's
Her daughter carried tlie name to
Castllle, where she became I.eonor.
Her descendant, the daughter of San
Fernando, brought the name back to
Eugland as "our good Queen Eleanor"
and gate It renown which largely coun
teraeted the bad Impression left by
the I'niveucal Alienor, wife of Henry
HI. Eleanor was a popular myat
neme under the Dantagenets. It was
later spelled Klinor and sotuetiruet Kl
llnor. Iame Eleanor Davles gave Uie
name a Quaint notoriety by construct
ing out of her name the prophetic ana
gram: "Ilereal. O David." Dot her
contention was disproved by Arch
bishop Laud, who showed thet the
words also spelled "Never so mad a
ladle." Italy calls the name Elea
nors: Orruany makes her Eleanor,
and Ireland. Eileen.
Eleanor's gem Is the jacinth, which
is a talisman against accident or dls
ee. u is said to pale In color at tb
approach of danger, and is proof
against lightning. Sunday la Elee.aor'a
Incky doy and & her locky number.
How ftgSf iiried
AFRAID OF SANTA
Black Tots at African Mission
Make for Place of Safety.
Presents of Apparel and Sweeta Bring
Confidents to the Men, Women
N AMI'SIM; story of how Sai.i.t
ciaus friKhUMied the Unck chill
,,V t ttutlon when he
tlrst nppeni'p! to thetn a few ymrs
nvi. Is told hy the wife of a mission
ary sintioiieil nt Kullundu, .f-',n.
; They hud e!eloti(cd ChrUtiiiiis nl l;:n-
' tutu before, l t they i.ever hint hyi!
i . ... ... . .i i '
I Saii'H 4 I ji n : i-o Mr. Stover, the n.is-
Minn t-v. ilri-Nvi'il lin u irood Siiliit leK.
j "Me hml lu eii pmhled iiml powdered
I mid packed iinlll his own moll.er
I wouli! i,ii iiine known I. In,." Mis.,
, Simir afterward reluted. "I'l-cKiritly
ue uiim' tin' siuiml, the door tlew open
1 - -1 . I f 1 1 u..!ei! Simtii Clans, lliil, dear
; uie' Wt t consteriiiitlcr. ! lie v.iis'
!'! trd Willi shrieks nnd ruin tied
I i jles of 'I.et me (illt ! It Is tlie e vil
lie. r. i.i the uuy or Jiiiit'iiieiit !
ITc urchins. ntchlnz (he lnie--
j ion of terror from the older Muck 'i tlo former
people, lied to their bedrooms, fell. !i.,nf.hlnir
itc.un ilium tueir rnres, crept uimer
1 ...m ... as I. a III..
i nirs i. mi intjes-uiJjiicrB io
i hpmsetves. Poor
olJ J'unta Hubs
I never had such a greeting before. As.
i soon ns he realized the panic be hadi
I nused, he tore off his 'all hat and)
! . l.tfn ...r,n Koant Thon frnni the
.,iii.tp fvilll lieni". x iiviu
gg on ,g hack he began to throw
clfift ritht nnd left and to tell who,
Je0SHUrel once invrr, rinjuuri
.van soon JaiiRhlnf and chattlnc
mnnchlnfi the jrreat 'red breails:
tdouchnnts). t&htlnc their fruits or.
ulhblinc at the sweets from the fs -lj
' miliar little hairs. One man wondered
1 which end np be was to hold the fork
Santa Claus had Jflven blm. AnoM er
' Immediately tried on his new shirt.
The flrls ortan jed their bright hte'd
handkerchiefs Into turbans, wM'e
nthers noiurht to find wme place about
tl.olr s.-nnty clothine where they could
slow away their bunrh of bread, as
v eil as the paper of needles and cake
of sofip flven to e-acU.
Tt seemed as thouj;1i everyone tried
lo talk louder than Ills neighbor os
tl ey examined Ihe coFtume of Kanla
rintis, whom they row no lonper
feared. One man acid tliit he thought
It was John the Paptlst; another that
It was Elijah returned. Yet another
thought It wns Sa'si himself.
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Xfonroe llopkiii', America's
Cleverest Song an.l Dnce Comedian,
S Adults 60c
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I III IB Hill I
WtXlDKOW WILSON rSES
CAMERA FIRKT TIME
SINCE HIS IlETIREMENT
Washington, Tec. 28. Perhaps It
was the fact ihat there were thir
teen photographers, present a.id thir
teen is his luck number.
Perhaps it was because one of the
photographers, after all had stood
In futile expectancy for many hours,
rubbed a rabbit's root! for a change
In a'l events, Woodrow Wilson, on
the occasion of his sixty-fifth birth
day, late Wednesday volunteered,
for the first time since- he was
stricken inthcfall of 1919, to pose
for photographers in frontof his res
idence. Wearing a dark salt, u silk hat
, ,.nntf i j.ia
rape-c oak and red poppy in nw
'.vhut henoulr spirit. WiUon smiling
ly stood for snaps of nil klndsfor ten
At one time when he Wiis swlnglni;
hlsr:i an he Blood before tho cam
era nun, one of them noting ho was
unit' rtir. nskfd him to please
"stand f.teady" for a moment.
"Tin t's a pretty larre order for a
lean standing on only one good leg,"
He appearcj In better health and
Kao f. m-BV mnnth.
After tho ordeal was over ho quer
led the photographers:
"Don't you think I'm good na
tured?" And as affirmative replies were
returned he waved them off and en-
I tereit his automohilo with Mrs. Wll-
on and his dauchter, Margaret, for
a late afternoon spin.
New WeHtem Union Operator.
Mrs. J. D. Lee. of Houston has been
'appointed permanently to fill the va
Icancv made hy the resignation of
P.illio Wllsford. as !ocal operator of
tt.a WprIahi Union at Rnvder.
Mrs. lM oxpresies herself as bo-
':it? well rleased with Snyder. We
welcome her to our community
Sorred Turkey IMnner.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Gross served
lurkey dinner tx a few of their
'-'ends Christmas IT l" honor of
Mrs. Frod Gravem of Waco, and Mra.
V. S. Adsmson of rtrnger.
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Monday, January 2
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a close and new plans and ar
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the coming1 year, we invite you
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phesy as to what the coming ear
really holds in store; but a friend
ly connection with a strong bank
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IH-ml Negro Found Near llormlelgh.
A dad nesro was found Thursday
in a pulch on the Dreedi farm about
two miles north of Hermlelgh by a
renter on the farm. He had been dead
about three or four weeks.
Judge Holley went down to the
scene and also Sheriff Dyrd and dep
uty Krank nrownfleld.f t was said
oy tnoao r no saw mm that the butfet
Untered his head and came out of
Tho body waa brons:hfl to Snyder
and placed in the Stokes undertaking
The oflcers are working on a clue.
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Mrs. Kate Cotton Informs ns that
she will be a candidate for re-election
to theoffice of county clerk and will
make her announcement next week.
l.o'.i Axttll Ilopkirs
'ou remember "The Hrat a:iJ
"Duly Lne I.e;i." She's 8 iwcrt
1 tver in "Helieve Me Xintippe.
Children 30c I
Starts at 8:00
I build new tanks and repair old1
one in the country or city. When In. I
need of either, call or soe Frank
Carby, HiKglnbotham Bartlett Co. 29 I
Mrs. W. B. Adamson of Ranger
Is tho gaejrt of Mrs. Wm. Wllsford.
and other frhrds In the city. ij
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Trof. and Mrs. C. C, Johnson Y-
RoaweU. New Mexico, are apendlri'
tho holidays wjth Mrs, Johnson'i
parents, (Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. Al'en Warren, Mrs.
J. W. Warren and Nlbba and Hnth
Warren of 8nyder, wero visitor In
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