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CHRISTMAS IS NEAR.
Two little curly heads, yellow and
Over their work, bending busily
Twenty wee fingerstall stitching away,
Nimbly and deftly as ever they may;
Pour little lips whispering softly and
Sweet little secrets that no one must
These are the signs by which it is
That Yuletide is coming and Christ
mas is near.
Oh, for the mysteries no one can
Something for baby, and something
Presents for Eddie, and gifts for
Such a delightful surprise for mamma,
All stowed away in the little workbox
Of wee Rosy Posy and sweet Gold
No one shall open it, no one shall
Into its treasures till Christmas is
Work away, dear little hands, work
Swiftly and nimbly as ever you may;
Only a little while longer, you know,
You will have leisure to stitch and to
Every new morning and every new
Brings the day nearer, the day of de
Brightest and merriest day of the
Yuletide is coming and Christmas is
near. LUE F. VERNON.
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BED ROOM VENTILATION.
The question of ventilation is an
important one and should be interest
ing to every intelligent person, but a
little new insight now and then sets
one to thinking. Not long ago, we
had a guest, a highly educated woman,
refined and up to date in most things.
We showed her the room she was to
occupy, explained how the windows
could be arranged, the tendency of
the wind, and suggested that she
leave her door ajar so a current of
air could reach the fire place in an
unused room. We left, thinking she
would appreciate the fine arrange
ment. We were somewhat chagrined
later to discover that she had not
only shut the door, but had left the
window tightly closed.
It is no wonder that people get up
in the morning feeling cross, still
drowsy, with impure breath, a bad
taste in the mouth and complaining a
lack of refreshing sleep, when they
continually defy the demands of
nature for a fuller supply of the life
giving oxygen. They talk of taking
cold if the windows are open. It has
been proven that one will not take
cold that way if care is taken in
On retiring the windows should be
lowered from the top and raised from
the bottom. If the windows are on
different walls, the one raised should
be toward the side from which the
wind is blowing. As warm heated,
air rises, it can readily be understood
why the fresh air must be admitted
from that side. If the windows are
on the same side, raise one and lower
the other; should there be only one,
open it all you can and leave the door
ajar. If there is a draught, turn back
the counterpane over the foot or put
something over a chair to keep it off.
Seme one said, "To avoid 'catching'
cold, get acquainted with it." I
know whereof I speak. All my life
colds have been "catching" me. An
attack of pneumonia last March,
which had to run its full course, made
me desperate. Instead of one window
being opened, there are three. The
door is opened wide, and the hall
window lowered. So far, no cold has
And another thing, sleeping gar
ments should be light. The necessary
warmth should come from fluffy, soft
blankets or other covers. Better
wear a sleeping cap, too, if the cur
rent is strong, than breathe poisoned
air. If you are one of the "down and
out" people, just give this good agent
a fair and impartial trial.
A BIT OF GREEN FOR THE LITTLE
Every child loves growing things.
Many mothers have neither time or
space for house plants. One of the
prettiest things I know of can be
made of the garden carrot. Take a
large one, orange colored preferred,
cut off the root part so you can dig
out the hard, white center half way
to the crown. Bore three holes equal
distance apart at the root end. Tie
in strings so it can be bung at a
window, if possible. Fill cavity with
water. In a short time green shoots
will appear. They will grow rapidly
and turn up (as the carrot is hung
top down.) The fine, feathery green
will soon grow all around and the
yellow color will show through. How
the children will love to watch it
grow. The most beautiful flower I
have ever seen did not give me more
thrills than my little carrot hanging
basket gave me at ten. These little
carrots can be tied together for
variety. Be sure to keep filled with
water. Or tafce a big sponge, wet it
and roll it in cress seed. It will
soon be nice and green.
WHAT SHE WANTED.
A woman entered one of the cor
poration libraries the other day and
solicited the assistance of a lean-desk
clerk. "I am searching for a book
called 'The Dentist's Infirmary,'
she said. "The president of our
library club told me to get it."
11 'The Dentist's Infirmary V " re
peated the clerk, with a rising inflec
tion, vainly trying to associate such
a book with such a study class.
" Yes," replied the woman, "it's
all about devils and angels and such
The light of understanding dawned
on the puzzled face of the clerk.
"Oh, you mean Dante's 'Inferno!' "
A CHRISTMAS GAME.
Game of lawyer—Tnis is a very
funny game. The leader personates
a lawyer. The others sit down in
pairs in two rows facing each other.
The lawyer walks down the rows and
asks a question of any one whom he
pleases. The question mnst be ad
dressed to one but must be answered
by the partner, if tbe principal
speaks he is subject to a fine. The
partner must answer promptly and as
absurdly as possible. The fun is the
way the partners try the patience of
those for whom they speak. Answer
ing in as opposite as they can to the
opinions of those for whom they are
speaking. It is also difficult for one
to refrain from speaking. For in
stance, if the lawyer stands directly
in front of one and looking right at
her, says, "Miss A., are you not hop
ing that Mr. B. will oall more fre
quently than he has been doing?"
Miss A. will probably be confused
and speak right out in denial, before
she thinks, or if she does control the
inclination, her partner will probably
add to her discomfort by a long story
that will be enjoyed by the others.
This is the foundation of all
candies. Use different flavoring with
any kind of nuts, dates, figs or shred
ded cocoanut, etc. It is better to
make only a small amount at a time.
Boil in one-half cup of water, two
cups of sugar, until a ball may be
formed when tried in water. Set
aside and do not disturb until cool
enough to mix with the hands. Knead
until soft and creamy. This can
stand until tbe next day if covered
with a slightly dampened cloth.
There is no mystery connected with
candy making. All one has to do is
to take pains and follow directions.
for tender feet
Many thousands now wear
Mayer Yerma Cushion Shoes
for comfort and for relief
from ailments due to sensi
tive feet. are scientific
. ally constructed cushion shoes
; designed to conform to the
■ shape of the foot, providing a
\ perfect fit and giving extreme
' comfort. The pillowy cushion
j \ soles are built in, which holds
> them in place.
For Men — Women —Children
Mayer Yerma Cushion Shoes
are now accorded first considera
tion among cushion shoes on ac
count of their excellent style,
comfort and wear. They belong
to the Mayer Honorbilt line, which
insures their high quality. If you
have foot trouble, or want solid
I comfort, wear Mayer Yerma Cush-
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I Ask your dealer for Ilonorbilt Shoes.
I If not obtainable, write to us.
I WARNING—De sura and look for the
I Mayer name and trade mark on the sole
I We make Mayer Honorbilt Shoes
I in all styles for men, women and
I children; also Drysox and Martha
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Western Branch: Washington Shoe
Mfg. Co., Seattle, Wash,
One cup milk, two cupg white sugar;
while this is cooking add a small
squaie of grated chocolate. Cook
until the mixture strings, then add
a tablespoon of butter, take from the
stove and beat fast until it hardens a
little, then pour on buttered plates
and cut in small squares before it
gets cold. Add chopped walnuts
MAIL ORDER HOUSE
Annual Sales $500,000.00
We have fully 5,000 customers who
find it pays to order supplies from
us. It only costs the price of a
postal card to send your name and
address and we will mail a com
plete price list.
OLDEST AND LARGEST MAIL
ORDER HOUSE IN THE STATE.
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when you write.
NORTHWEST GROCERY COMPANY
Cor. 13th and Commerce Sts.