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fcy-you should make some
miof preparation for these
Wo long days. If your wife
ion't give it to you for a
Christmas present, get a
I Rainier Beer
with your own money. There
li satisfaction in its good
fcvor—and it is good for you.
'tlMa half plat bottles delivered to any
■H »f the dty, 8. Telephone Rainier
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h. £ 15« Arch stret-t, Philadelphia.
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■lu«»»« our Agent - SLOO per box.
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pT expr-r,., preptid, for
fi.OO, °r 3 bottlM, §2.75.
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AT GRAHAM'S *
Ml HOUR HINTS.
Tho wonderful resources of the Graham stocks have been
demonstrated, and today the gathering of fine thing's will appear
as fresh as when the holiday choosing began. Prom the opening'
moment until midnight, when the store will shut its doors, there
is going to be an offering of phenomenal bargains.
The before-Ohristmas cleaning .will afford an opportunity to
select from the best and pay no more than one has to for ques
tionable styles and qualities elsewhere ; in many instances the
prices have been placed at less than the cost figure.
sum AND DRESS SHIRTS.
At WiW S£ At 57.90 IKS' rKg
•ult, man tailored, and worth sls. made to aell for $12.60.
Af |7JIA a Che- A* CQ QO A fine variety of all
PtmoieMl Met YHiks.
■■ 1 1 i ; All the flue furs will be offered at
cheaper prices; effec- C<l Jh
THOSE SWELL JACKETS t,ve *" ur ® o "' worth * 5
you have admired—hand- Elegant Muffa to match aa jq
somely made of costly worth for "
fabrics —finished as though
they had been made to Hird-tt-FM NetKweif.
measure, not to beoompared ... .. ... ,
...... , .. . . All the new noveltlea In women's
With those ordinarily found line Neckwear—rare styles of be
about town houirht. AJn coming beauty-made by style au
wwn, DOUgni pw thoritles, and very appropriate for
to sell for S2O, today Christmas gifts. Prices from ......
A lot of Oolf Oapes, worth 23c to S5 Each.
•30, for only S2O each. And all the prices In between.
THOSE NEW CHRISTMAS PETTICOATS.
It la the moat comprehensive gathering ever placed In stock. Fine Silk Pet
tlooats In the new pastel shades, made as you would expect them to be
when ahowa at Graham's and priced at .*
97.50, SIO.OO and $12.50 Each.
Very elaborate Silk Petticoat In the Dahlia shade, with an IS
lnch flounce, with three bands of fine black lace Insertion,
corded, edged with double dust ruffle, covered with black
Petticoats of an American Beauty Petticoata having a body of black
shade of very rich taffeta silk. taffeta silk, with an extra wide
w i th * graduated Accordeon pleat- ruffle of laoe and ribbon over
width ®* tra of white rj g
Imported Mercerized Moreen Petticoats.
rhey are of magnificent appearance and not to be told from the
finest of silk; black and colored mercerized petticoats, some lin- C d AO
ed with fleece, roma unlined, at 9llvO
Mercerized Moreen Pottlcoats, with a very deep double accordeon SO OH
pleated ruffle, fitted yoke 71.
Black or colored mercerized Moreen Petticoats, corded and ruffled, AA
fitted yokes, magnificent qualities 9»iVv
716 Second Avenua
' TW St—4 Av.. THt l»W DRV GOODS HOUSE. New York Block.
COR those who have not yet purchased their Christinas gifts we are showing some
■ VERY SPECIAL VALUES in desirable presents.
FOR UMCS. each; Others at SI.OO, $125. PURE LINEN, with narrow
Exclusive SILK WAIBT sl-50, $2.00, $2.50, $3.00 and SB.OO colored border, 25c each.
PATTERNS, for Xmaa trade, ««!i- _ _ ALL SILK IIEMSTITCH
SS.OO, $5.50 and ss.oo each. KID GLOY Efi-We have ed HANDKERCHIEFS, In
Snecial Black PEAU DE mads special preparation for white. 25c, 50c, 75c, SI.OO and
SOIBh $12.00. one dreae. the Xmaa trade, and can sl/3 each.
Black CBEPON SKIRTS, five you a complete Meort- ALL SILK HEMSTITCH
SB.OO, ss.oo, SIO.OO and $12.00 ment at SI.OO, $1.25 and $1.50 EI) HANDKERCHIEFS,
each. PfT. r ' "«nlng glove* at colored borders, 500
Fine IMPORTED COLOR- »«■» P« P" l '- each.
ED DRESS PATTERNS, FOR MEN. MEN S IMPORTED EN(i
-S4.JO. $6.00. $7.50, SO.OO, $10.1)0 ™ LISH WALKING GLOVES,
and $12.00 each. NEW UMBRELLAS, with $1.50 a pair.
i<ancy SCALLOPED EM- lateat style handles. No man ; MEN'S SCOTCH NET
BROIDERED HANDKBR- will refuse one. Try iiim and GLOVES 50c a nair
CHIEFS, one in a box, SL3», see; SI.OO, $1.15. $1.50, $2.00, I Bomethi ' that make. ,
$1.50, $1.75 and $2.60 each. $2.50 and $5.00 each. sensible mfsent for h
An immense variety of Una Fina CAMBRIC NIGHT men U
LINEN EMBROIDERED ROBES. A. special line at „VL r . . „„
HANDKERCHIEFS, 25c. 35c, 50c each. ry Hwc0 ~ Llncd ' ' lo# 1
40c and 50c each. A splendid variety of TIES i " ' , _ ~
Pure LINEN HEMSTITCH- In all the different ideas; 25c > .Half Wool Camel'i Hair,
ED HANDKERCHIEFS, 25c and Nc each. ! » LSO » " uit ~
each; six in a box,. $1.50 a Extra Heavy and Fine i Half Wool Heavy Gray, $2.00
box. CASHMERE SOCKS. 37Jc a a suit.
Yesterday we opened an- pair; the regular 50c kind. j Fine Vicuna, In tan, $2.00 a
other lot of LADIES' CM- Pure LINEN INITIAL suit.
BRELLAS. They ara won- HANDKERCHIEFS, six in j Heavy All Wool Buckskin,
derful value; steel rod, 50c a box. $1.50 a box. ! $2.36 a suit.
LIBBEVS CUT GLASS
FOR CHRISTMAS GIVING.
This store Is the exclusive agency in Seattle for LIBBEV SCU*T
GLASS—cut glass is thoroughly satisfactory to nearly every one.
Dolls, Sterling Silver novelties, [to, Etc. -
—something for every one here. The Christmas shopper can't
afford to overlook this store.
M. SELLER & CO. """MS'" 1 '
JLa Mormon Bishops' fills have been la use over 50 year* by the leaden of the Mormon
Church ana their follower*. Positively cures the worst case* in old and youn? arising from effect*
BtA'-Xifl of self-abuse, dissipation, excesses, or Qyrea LOIt Manhoods lm -
potency, tost Power, Nlrhf Losses. Spermatorrhoea Insomnia, Tain«
wSoUVXIB InPacK, fill fraair.l. a«ml nai l tensions. Umi Back. Warvous "bs
%s/ d) feaywog
avtrv fcacCMaT Dear set WyiMtM, a cute Is at h,nd, R.eswes small, undevelafed
••tans. Stimulates DM Ma aad Mm <Saten. ft a hoi. » <>» I. ir laeiUl"""® A iCI72IEL'
- ■■mi iiimtti with » Ma. Ckcaun ma. MMrssa, Blstiop MsmsOy Co., lan Frnnclsoo, OaL
For sals br QUICK PRUO COItPANT. Agents, Baattle. Wash.
a Kcniovod From 4100ccldental At. (:
Q to 801-3-5-7-W First At. South. j
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1899.
Mark Ten Sole & Ce.
813 Second avenue. Oldest established ba
zaar 111 Seattle. Special notice to the pub
lic. We have received a great many Jap
anese and Chinese curiosities for holiday
gifts. Manufacturers of ladles' underwear
Com* early m xou tu sand them Eul
IS OF THE II WANTED.
Juveniles Mast Have Presents
That Are Up-to-Date.
FEATS OF MODERN MECHANICS
Bailies of the Conflict With Spain
Redacted to Tin asd Pasteboard,
So Yoaag Patriots May richt
Them Again—Seattle Parents Bay
Presents tor Their Children
Without Rerard to tho Prlee.
At no time In the history *ot the world,
probably, has more mechanical skill been
displayed In the manufacture of Christmas
toys and playthings for children than dur
ing the past year or two. The correctness
of this statement is easily proven by tak
ing a glance through the toy stores in Se
attle. At thla time of year these storea
are at their best—ln gala attire. Every ar-
ticle Is put In the best possible place to
catch the eye and to appeal to the hearts
of the young folks who are ever on the
lookout to see what they would like for
Table-after table Is plied high with toys,
resplendent In bright paint, shining brass
and glittering tinsel. Toys of long ago
which delighted the man of today In his
youth are seldom to be seen. A few of the
time-honored games and puzzles are yet
to be seen, but the juvenile mind la always
seeking something new and many of the
old games dressed In a modern name an
swer the purpose. Even the toys that are
operated by a string are passed over. Chil
dren keep pace with mechanical discov
eries. They want engines with steam boil
ers, even though the furnace is nothing
more than a spirit lamp. An engine Is no
good which cannot be started and stopped
by a valve or shut-oft like a large engine.
So a locomotive will not do unless there Is
a track with switches, and all complete.
The locomotive must also run under Its
Again, there are numbers of electrical
toys, and It Is true that these are super
seding the steam toys to a great extent,
as they are farther advanced along the line
of scientific development. Juvenile Amer
ica has a great desire to be his own elec
trician, his own fireman or engineer, as the
case may be. Frequently the ownership of
a small engine of this kind develops the in
ventive faculties of the boys. They will
figure and whittle away until they make
some pulleys, then with an arrangement of
belts (made usually of strings), other ma
chinery Is put into gear. Some boys havo
been known to contrive little sawmills with
movable carriages, which would saw_a log
(of paper) in a satisfactory manner. Oth
ers have been known to manufacture
pumps, lathes, derricks and plledrlvers.
Then there are steamers with real propel
lers and rudders that will go bravely from
port to port In the bathtub or a little pond.
The old-fashioned walking-beam steamer
Is popular, because some part of the ma
chinery Is visible.
Toy makers In modern days are as
watchful as politicians and scientists to
keep abreast of the events of the day and
In their business use various happenings
of national Importance or interest to their
own advantage. This year and last the
events of the Spanish war have been cun
ningly wrought into games which provo
most popular with ultra-patriotic voung
Americans. Cervera's memorable attempt
to escape from Santiago Is one of the chief
themes. Buttons arc used to represent the
different commanders and ships. Of course,
the Spanish side here stands an equal
chance of success with the American aide,
and a skillful manipulation will often re
sul In Admiral Cervera's escaping un
touched and leaving Sampson and Schley
in sore straits. This may not be exactly
according to history, but It answers the
purpose of the toy-maker. Hobson and
the Merrlmac Is another subject which 19
woven Into many and varied forms. Per
haps the Merrlmac Is represented by 11
piece of quicksilver that requires a steady
hand to successfully run it through the
straits to the coveted haven of Santiago
de Cuba. This game also sometimes turns
out rather differently from the reality.
Roosevelt nnd the Rough Riders Is ono of
the favorite subjects. Names of men, regi
ments and places are used all the way
along the board, the charge up San Juan
hill being the winning point In the game.
Of course the possession of Roosevelt la
another strong point.
No subject Is dealt with so fully as
Dewey nnd the battle of Manila bay.
There are Dewey cftrd games, Dewey puz
zles and Dewey blocks. The Olympla Is
a prominent figure in these games, and
Dewey with his ships makes some mar
velous flights past batteries, torpedoes
and mines set out on the board. Ths
former games of Indian fights, parcheesl,
etc., have given place to Manila bav
games. In the illustrated books pictures
of Dewey and the Olympla ore frequent.
One toymaker. In order not >0 be behind,
has a game called "Dewey's TCntry Into
New York," and another the great naval
parade. The game may not amount to
much, but it Fa the nam* which catch**
UA art UD aw of tta MUM
Most of these games serve a double pur
pose. Besides being a means of amuse
ment, the owner Involuntarily acquires a
knowledge of names and places In con
nection with the different events that
is in a way Instructive and firmly im
prints the whole indelibly upon their
Toy battleships are becoming more or
less common since last year. There are,
however, some pretty models of the New
York, the Brooklyn, the Oregon, the
Olympla and others. The Olympla Is, of
course, the favorite; after this Baclflo
coast children choose the Oregon or the
lowa. These miniature lighting machines
in many instances resemble the original,
Suns, decks, fighting tops and all. Other
eslgns are torpedo boats, which will Are
Nor is the land branch of warfare neg
lected. Tin soldiers of different nations,
appropriately uniformed, are to be seen.
These ure not so modern as other toys,
but the United States soldier must be
dressed In the latest approved uniform to
have any attraction for the well-Informed
Cannon have been In use for Christmas
for year*. Now a battery of artillery,
with horses and drums attached, is in
vogue. Another ingenious device is a
toy rapld-flring gun built on the style of
the latest ordnance. By means of the
mechanism the gun Is capable of firing
■six or eight shots every second. It I*
breech-loading and automatic. All that
needs to be done Is to fill the magazine
and turn the crank. The gun does the
rest, and can probably do considerable
damage In h regiment of toy soldiers. In
injudicious [hands, however, this "weap
on" might prove detrimental to hlgnly
pollshed furniture, glass and other peo
ple's eyesight. •>
Dolls remain favorites with little girls,
being the first choice of all the presents
"Santa Claus" can bring; but the dolls
of today are much different from those of
years ago. The clothes are pretty, of
good material and made in the latest
fashions. The hats are marvels of mil
linery. Faces that will wash, eyes that
will open and shut so that "dolly' may
sleep or waken at her little mistress' de
sire, are the rule now. Dolls which can
say "mamma" and "papa" in plaintive
tones are for sale in many places. Doll
urttbrellas, jackets and capes are now
considered as indispensable as doll car
riages. Many little girls, however, pre
fer to have the dolls undressed, so they
can use their own Judgment and Ingen
uity in choosing and making the clothes.
Another modern happening that Is clev
erly exemplified In Christmas toys is the
recent international yacht race. Miniature
models of the Columbia and Shamrock are
seen, each made with a fairly good repre
sentation of the fin keels and graceful lines
of the racers. These are favorites with
youngsters who have a weakness for sail
b °For children who have a disposition to
keep house, little Bets of parlor, dining
room and kitchen furniture nil the bill.
There are real ranges that will stand a
fire, and pots, pans and kettles of all
kinds. The toy dining room set Is com
plete, china, tablecloths, napkins and all.
Menageries, circuses and Noah's arks are
not changed any, except that perhaps the
animals are more numerous, and the trap
pings and fixtures more gaudy. Animals
that <can walk are novelties. There are
even sheep which emit a fairly good rep
resentation of a bleat.
The colored books and cards have ap
proached a degree of excellence this year
not before noticed. "Jack the Giant
Killer" and "Blue Beard" have given
place to stories of Dewey and the Rough
Riders. The American flag Is always In
a conspicuous place In all the later books
for children. Even stories of Washington
will not catch the youthful eye as stories
of later heroes. Picture blocks, which,
being properly put together, tell the his
tory of some famous Incident, are instruc
tive as well as amusing.
The youthful seeker for Christmas pres
ents Is always on the lookout for some
thing new and novel in this line, and many
a parent Is harassed almost beyond endur
ance by a child who has seen some toy
he must have for Christmas, and will be
satsfied with nothing else. The price of
toys Is not such a serious thing as It was
some years ago. Of course, some mechan
ical toys command a fairly high price, but
there never seems to be much difficulty in
getting rid of them. Other toys range
all the way from 25 cents to sl. The toy
stores for the past few days have been
crowded, and will be until Saturday night,
with parents trying to select something
suitable for the children, and children
looking around to see what they want, and
deciding on a dozen different things In as
many minutes. According to the clerks
In the stores, parents are not particular
about the price of toys They see some
thine and say. "I'll take that" wlihout
any further question. It is safe, therefore,
to say that Seattle children will have a
more bountiful and magnificent celebra
tion this year than they have ever had
WE will make the very lowest prtcefl
ever knowm on anything In fine jewelry
and diamonds the coming three days; get
your best figures then come and see us
before purchasing. W. W. Houghton,
jewelery, 704 First avenue.
ALL spectacles we sell for holiday gifts
fitted after the holidays free. H. Clmjr Ever
sole, optician. 720 First avenue.
UMBRELLAS for holiday gifts. A selec
tion from 5,000. Robeson Bros., 213 Colum
ORDER your Christmas wines at Lev
lnson's, 1209 Second ave. 'Phone, Main
WATCHES at any price to suit you, at
W. W. Houghton's.
Z. C. MILES, mammoth Are sale.
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy can always be depended
upon and Is pleasant and safe to take. Sold
HOLIDAY IN 1
Fully 8,000 Children Rejoice at
Approach of Christmas.
CELEBRATE CLOSE OF TERM.
Day Is Devetel to Yale tide Exer
cises by Papile All Ores City—
Sebool Rooms Handsomely Deco
rated—Santa Clave Presides at
Many Christmas Trees—A Feast
of Good Things—Vacation Begins.
More than 8,000 little hearts were glsd
dentd yesterday by the celebration In all
the public schools of the city of the com
mencement of a holiday that will last un
til January 2. Songs, recitations, dia
logues and other forms of entertainment
made up the programme of exercises In
the 217 class rooms of the Seattle school
system. In most of the schools several
grades combined and held union exercises.
In others Christmas trees were given for
the scholars, and candles, nuts and other
The only cloud to mar the complete
happiness of the day was the occasional
recollection of the fact that when the
present holiday is over the first thing tt>
confront the children will be the examina
tions for the term Just closed. But "suf
ficient for the day Is the evil thereof
is the proverb with which the little people
will comfort themselves during their
eleven days' respite from their tasks, and
the specter of failure to "pass" will not
be allowed to haunt many Christmas
Almost as happy as their pupils are the
busy teachers in the Seattle schools, who
hall with delight each year the holiday
vacation. Most of the teachers will attend
the annual convention of the State Teach
ers' Association, which meets In this city
during the holidays. Others, however, will
visit friends or relatives In the country
and In other cities of the state.
Denny school—The Denny schoolhouse,
beneath the roof of which a small army of
children pursue their studies, was the scene
of much merrymaking. At least a score of
separate and distinct entertainments were
given, despite the fact that a number of
grades united in celebrating the holiday.
In all of the lower grade rooms nuts, can
dles and popcorn were distributed. All of
the school rooms were elaborately decorat
ed with flowers, evergreens and black
South school—At the South school Joint
programmes were held. All the rooms were
appropriately decorated with evergreens,
holly, wreaths and potted ferns. The black
board illustrations Included Longfellow's
"Bells," fireplaces, "Santa Claus at the
Chimney," Le Roller's "Nativity" and pic
tures representing Christ's childhood.
Three live "Santas" distributed "goodies"
to the children of the D and C primary
The exercises consisted of class and mo
tion songs, recitations, drills and musical
selections. Over 100 visitors were present.
All the South school teachers will attend
the state associations next week.
Pacific school—At the Pacific school, one
of the largest In the city, yesterday's holi
day was celebrated with much Joy and
mirth. The 'Seventh and Eighth grades
united in their exorcises. The Sixth grade
pupils, under Miss Staempfll, held appro
priate exercises. The room was decorated
with flowers, evergreens and blackboard
drawings. In the Fifth grade, upder Miss
Munday, similar exercises were held. In
Miss Austin's room a wreath drill, by ten
girls, was a feature of the programme.
In the Fourth grade, under Miss Young,
the pupils gaye a splendid programme, in
cluding two physical culture drills, one by
boys and one by girls, and a drama in one
act, "Santa Claus Land."
In Miss Hubbard's room. No. 2, the little
folk gave a programme which included a
Christmas dialogue by ten pupils.
Many visitors were entertained by the
little scholars of the Third grade, under
Miss Hensleigh. Two Christmas traes
were stripped of their loads of sweetmeats
after the programme was rendered.
In room 6, under Miss Wallace, a Christ
mas tree was the feature of the occasion.
In room 5, under Miss Fisken, the chil
dren rendered a programme of the same
character and enjoyed a Christmas tree,
presided over by a live Santa Claus. In
Miss Hart's room the ohildren had a
Christmas tree, which was'stripped by an
appropriately dressed Santa Claus after a
programme had been rendered.
Columbia school—At the Columbia school
the Seventh and Eighth grades, Miss Belle
Orr teacher, held union exercises. The
Sixth grade, under Miss De Voe, held Its
exercises separately. In the Fifth Brad",
under Miss Hyde, the pupils held exercises
suitable to the occasion and exchanged
presentß and bonbons. In Miss Ayera'
room the Fourth grade pupils sang Ciirlßt
mas songs and listened to Christmas sto
ries. One of the most Interesting pro
grammes of the series was In the Third
grade, of which the feature was a dialogue,
"Christmas." The First and Second
grades, under Miss Armour, Miss Tal
madge and Miss Ramon, held union exer
Olymplo school—At the Olympic school
the First grades, under Miss Bell and Miss
Turner held their exercises together. In
like manner the Second and Third grades
united to celebrato the approaching holi
day. In the Fourth grade rooms under Miss
Larimer, a programme was rendered and a
fish pond of gifts opened to the youthful
anglers. In Miss Maynard's room mo Bixtn
grade pupils gave an entertainment the
features of which were charades and a
Rainier schoe".—No whom building In the
city contained a merrier throng of scholtra
yesterday than the Rainier. Room 10, tha
school home of the Seventh grade, was
particularly well decorated for the occa
sion, blackboard pictures, flowers, ferns
and evergreen.* being noticeable among the
decorations. About the room were display
ed the portraits of many of the nation's
statesmen and war heroes, including Ad
miral Dewey. In Miss Hawkins' room, the
Sixth grade, the Twentieth Century So
ciety gave an entertainment. Special feat
ures were the decorations and a live Santa
Claus. A school newspaper, The Rainier
Star, was read. In the Fifth grade, under
Miss Dougan, the Evergreen Society gave
a splendid programme. A Christmas tree
and a general distribution of nuts, ■."MJ
dle3 and other presents followed.
In the Fifth grade, Miss Johnston's room,
the scholars gave a programme of music
ami recitations. A Christmas tree was ur
veiled and each child given a present and
a hag of candy and nuts. The Third
grades, taught by Miss Turner and Miss
Ward, gave an enjoyable Christmas enter
tainment at the Jackson street annex. The
programme consisted of songs, recitations
and dialogues. Light refreshments were
strved. A iish pond, which was heartily
enjoyed by , the '.ittle ones, concluded the
The combined exercises of Miss Gardner's
and Miss Goodspeed's rooms. Fifth and
Sixth grades, were held In Miss Gardner's
room, which was beautifully decor
ated with evergreens, Ivy and hol
ly. The blackboards were covered
with appropriate mottoes and draw
ings, work of the children, and crown
ing all was a large Christmas tree. The
exercises consisted of music, recitations
and quotations and closed with the dis
tribution of the presents on the tree.
The First grade pupils under Miss Tay
lor gave a programme and participated
In the distribution of candy and nuts.
Guild Hall school.—The pupils of Mis*
Anthnnv and Miss Hurrell nt Guild Hall
school gave an entertainment, .he most
enjoyable feature of which was the distrib
ution of seventy Christmas stockings filled
•with candy, nuts and pop-corn. Both
rooms were handsomely decorated with
koitar, try. clotures and blackboard draw-
PAQEB e TO 10.
lng«. A Christmas tree «u given. Forty*
•I* visitors were preeent.
Beacon Hill school—A typical Christina*
school entertainment wu that given at the
Beacon hill school by thepuplli under the
direction of Mlsa Bell. The feature of tt
was a dialogue "The Twelve Months of the
Tear," by twelve little girls.
Green Lake school—At the Green lake
school the "revolving programme" Idea
waa carried out In Its fulleat perfection. A
cantata was rendered by the pupils In Mlsa
Cascade school—At the Cascade school a
"chain" programme waa carried out suc
cessfully In that school. The rooms com
bined, making seven centers or links to
the chain. The decorations were tastefully
arranged. There were seven trees, one at
each link of the chain. Invitations to the
entertainment were Issued by the puptle
and responses were numerous, the building
being tilled with vlaltors.
Miss Maggie J. Beatty. of the Cascade
school, will spend the vacation with her
parents near Whatcom.
Mercer school—At the Mercer school, not
withstanding the short time given to prep
aration, Christmas exercises were success
ful. The rooms were prettily decorated:
many beautiful chalk pictures of Santa Claus,
reindeer,bellinetc., were drawn on the blade
boards. This work was done by the pupils
themselves, showing the admirable result#
of their Instruction In drawing. Miss Pel
ton, Miss Annie Pelton and Miss Palmer,
with the little folks, had a happy time amid
flowers, fruits, nuts, candles, etc. Ml*
Allenden's and Miss Elsenberrg'e and Mia*
Barnes* and Miss Cameron's pupils joined
forces and held Interesting exercises. Miss
Gleason and her pupils, In a room that
was made to appear like fairy land, had a
well prepared programme.
The other teachers and pupils Joined In
a revolving programme, which wag a great
success. The young orators and actors and
imiM> tns went from room to room ana
won hearty applause. The little people as
sisted their older comrades and were cor
dially received. The teachers and pupils
were greatly encouraged by the presence
of many parents.
Central schools—ln the Central school
district comprising St. Marks' old church,
the synagogue building and St. Frand#
hall, interesting exercises commemorative
of all the treasured and ancient Ideas of
Santa Claus and Christmas were held.
The rooms were so well decorated as to
merit praise or, the part of the many visi
tors, of whom about seventy-five were
present. The blackboard work was espe
cially fine and showed careful Instruction.
Santa Claus remembered many of the lit
tle ones In the lower grades. Miss Clara
Talmadge, of this school, will spend her no
vation In Helena, Mont., visiting her par
Run dell tchool-At the Randall school all
grades participated In the Christmas ex
ercises. The pupils of rooms'one and two
rendered short programmes In their respec
tive rooms, at the conclusion of which
they were conducted to room three, where
a more extended programme was rendered..
This room was tastefully decorated. The
rendition of the programme showed careful
Miss Bruce, Miss McGlnnls and Mr. Shaw,
of Randell school, will spend Christmas
week at their homes In the city. They wlB
attend the sessions of the State Teachers
Association to be held here during th(
Queen Anne school—At the Queen Anne
school exercises were held In all the rooms
appropriate to Christmas festivities. The
blackboards in the various rooms were
decorated with drawings by the pupils,
and evergreens were hung In profusion
about the rooms. One drawing by Else
Churchill received special mention, being
that of d lene shepherd In a valley, with
a stream of white light beaming down
from heaven. Among others who received
special mention were Bernlce Johnson,
Marguerite Cllse and Eleanor Palmer.
Numerous visitors were present
The teachers of this building all Intend
to spend the holidays In Seattle.
Minor school—The Christmas exerclsse
at the T. T. Minor school passed off very
successfully. Many visitors were pres
ent and enjoyed themselves heartily. The
Sixth, Seventh and Eighth grades held
their exercises In the Eighth grade room.
The Fourth. Fifth and lower Sixth met In
room 12. Miss Parker's. Rooms 1 and t
joined forces and had a / beautiful Christ
mas tree, decked with popcorn, cranber
ries and the usual ornaments. Miss Con
don's room, Third grade, was beautifully
decorated with popcorn strings caught up
nt the center of the celling, extending to
the corners and sides of the rooms. Two
small trees were appropriately laden and
the walls bedecked with festoons of holly
and other evergreens made a typical
Christmas school room.
In Miss Nickels' room. Second grade, a
special feature was a company of cooks In
their white caps and aprons, making mlnue
meat In wooden bowls for the Christmas
pie. Many of the children remembered
those whose Christmas might be lacking,
and made themselves happy by making
others so. A special feature In room 2.
grades 1 and 2, was a long table filled en
tirely with all kinds of cakes, a sight that
made the eyes of the little onee glisten and
their mouths water.
Miss Thornton will spend the vacation
at her home in Whatcom county, Mlsa
Gregg on .Orcas Island. Mrs. Wheldon
goes across I/ike Washington. All other#
remain In the city.
B. F. Day school—Appropriate exercises
were held in each room of the B. F. Day
school. The various rooms were decorated
with evergreens, flags, ivy, etc. Picture*
symbolic of events of Christmas day were
a pleasing feature of the decorations. The
primary grades sent to their parents either
a gift book prepared by the children and
filled with their school work, or neat invi
tations to their Christmas programme, In
the form of colored paper Christmas stock
ings. The grammar grades, using the re
sult sheets of Thursday's drawing lessons,
mounted small calendars, which were sent
as Christmas gifts to the homes of the
children. Rev. J. T. Nichols addressed the
Seventh and Eighth grades In a happy
vein on the ethics of the Christmas season.
A pleasant Informal luncheon was enjoyed
b ythe teachers during the noon hour.
school—The two grades at the Lake
building united in Christmas exercises.
The rooms were decorated with drawing#
by the teachers during the noon hour,
decorated by pupils with evergreens. A
number of visitors Tyere present.
The teachers at the Ijake building will
remain in Seattle during the holidays.
SECRETARY MUOHE'B FIRST FEB.
Arlington Man Ask* Information
Bwrenn. to Get Him a Wife.
The first fee earned by the Seattle In
fnrmit'on Bureau tame to the hands Of
Secretary Moore yesterday morning from
a young man living near Arlington, In
thin state. The young man wants a wife
and writes to Secretary Moore for asslat
anoe, inclosing the fee mentioned, a rag
ged and not overclean $1 bill. Th» letter
of lndosure shows what vague Mens some
people have of the bureau's work. The
"Please find Inclosed *l. for which please
put me on your Hat of correspondent*. I
wish to correspond w'th a young lady not
over twenty-five years of age. fairly good
looking, educated and refined, of a kind
disposition, who would make a kind and
laving wife. I am 28 j f>.»rs old. have con
siderable means, am of strictly temperate
find industrious habits, a good Miner, of
medium size, good looking. <uml have al
ways led a respectable llf£."
Secretary Moore says that the young
man's request Is a trifle out of his line,
buVtbat If any young woman who thinks
she can fill the bill wants to writ* to the
voung man he will see that her letter
ronchrs him In the meantime, he Is pu»-
7led as to what disposition to make of the
FINE opera glasses in pearl and cheap
er. 23 per cent. lej>s than regular San
Francisco prices for holiday gifts. H.
Clay EversoJe, optician.
FOR the next three days we make
special prices on fine diamond and opal
rings. W. W. Houghton. Jewelery, 70*
no NT drink the first thing the bar
tender offer*. Call for Jesse Moore "AA"
whiskev and Insist on getting It.
FOR SALE—Electric elevator, passenger
or freight: good condition; very cheap.
Stone, Banford * Lane. Seattle, Waab.
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