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HALF-MOON SAG FINE PRESENT
Christmas Work Bag.
BY BIDDY BYE
, " The.half-moon, one of the prettiest .
and toost practical of Christmas
bags, may be put together in an hour.
It requires three-fourths of a yard
of fancy ribbon 12 inches wide, or a
yard and,, a half of ribbon 6 inches
- -wide, or two and a quarter 3 inches'
wide; a ball of mercerized crochet
cotton, and three yards of narrow
ribbon for a draw string.
If the narrow .ribbon is used, setfit
together with f eathers.titching. If
silk is used, hem the top of the bag
before beginning ta crochet; Stitch
the ends of the bag, crochet six rows
of meshes about the top, finish with '
a sheil edge and run in the draw rib
bon. Stuff the bag with white tissue
paper before packing!
With an assortment of choice, rem
nants like relvet brocade, clqth,-of
gold, striped taffeta,, odd ribbon, or.
handsome lengths of embroidery cut
from Japanese kimonos or.coatshalf
a dozen of these half-moon bags may
De puttogether in a day.
today in Illinois history
. Nov. 17, 1750. A letter written by
Vivier,. a Jesuit priest, says' that at
this time there were about 140 fam
ilies in five French villages of Illi
nois. The letter recommends found
ing a solid establishment in the coun
try, In order to insure to Jthe French
the possession of Illinois, -important
as a llnk'between Canada and Louis
Recalling the fact that deaf and
dumb people do not become seasick,
Drs. Lewis Fisher and -Isaac IL Jones,
in the; New York Medical Journal,
draw the conclusion that seasickness
is an ear phenomenon.