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i’he PRESCOTT DAILY NEWS
Published by The News Printing Company Entered as second class mail mat ter November 4th, 1905, at the post office at Prescott, Ark., under the act of Congress, March 3, 1879. Catchalls for Bedroom iiiDiiiiiiiDiBiiiiiitnifiiininiiiDiiiiiiiiRiinnRiHiJiBuiiKiiiinuiiniinuiiyuoinonuuiuiBflBi Every bedroom needs some sort of receptacle to hold anything that is to be disposed of temporarily. Here are two bags conveniently open, inviting to an orderly disposition of small ar ticles. Either of them will serve the purpose of a waste Imsket and one of them—the bag at the bottom of the picture—Is designed especially for a man’s room. They are both very easy to make. At the top, a bag, which may he of silk or cretonne, is made hy gath ering a square of the goods along the hem. A brass ring Is sewed to the bug (formed by the gathering) at each corner. This bag is supported by a standard made of four rods of wood fastened by screws to a small circu lar block of wood. The screws make the rods movable, so that the bag may be folded up and made to occupy a small space when not-in use. The bag at the bottom of the pic ture is also made of a square. It is of printed Japanese cotton, lined with plain silkalene. When the two materi als have been sewed together the four points of the square are turned over i he smaller of two oval embroidery hoops, and the second hoop is placed over it. A Japanese tassel, on a silk cord, is placed at each side. The rords, caught between the hoops, form the hangers by which the bag is sus pended from a hook or from any con venient support. Japanese prints come In designs of strong, hold colorings, and are urtislic and attractive. Just how attractive a desk set may be when it is made of heavy, delft hlue paper aud ornamented with white flowers aud black foliage, may be gath ered from the picture above. An oblong tin' size of tin ordinary desk blotter is provided with two pockets extending across each end. They are fastened to it by means of black passepartout binding which ex tends along all sides of the oblong. Two smaller oblongs are cut from the henvy blue paper, to cover an address book and two white blotters. Narrow blue satin ribbon is used for fastening the leaves of the address book to its cover, and the two blotters to theli cover. Then the covers are lettered. The flowers and foliage are cut from printed paper napkins and pasted down. They look exactly like stencil painting. This Is a convenient ana pretty set, which costs next to nothing to make. .MAXWELL CARS. This “Wonder Car,” 1017 Model, is fully equipped with Self Start er, Electric Lights, Spedometer, etc. The best ear on the market for the money. Price complete only $635 f. o. b. Prescott. You can get your car a few hours af ter purchase. Floyd Hubbard Asent, Prescott, Ark. THE JOLLY | CHRISTMAS 1 TREE | IT Is (bo right of every child to have n Christmas tree, whether large or small, real or artificial. Tree of mine sort there must be if there Is to ] he a real Christmas for the children, mul, of course, Christmas is primarily for them. It was the writer's privilege last year to see Christmas trees of every de 1 scrtptlon, from the brilliantly lighted and lavishly decorated tree to the tiny : artificial tree which shuts up like a ' jackknife and may be stored away in a small corner when not in use. Much was learned of the ways and means ' of Christmas tree decorators and de signers that will probably'be helpful ami suggestive to those expecting to | have trees of some sort this year. To make Christmas stockings get thin muslin and cover with crape paper. , The little raw edges around the stocS ! lugs can be drawn out nud made Into ! narrow ruffles. Tie with bright rib j lions. Little stockings made of fillet net are very dainty, and they can be joined with blight ribbons, so that the contents will show through the thin 1 mesh. Curtain net makes nice stock ; lugs. Cut two pieces the shape of a stocking; buttonhole the edges togeth I or with bright colored wool; put cook ! les, an orange, an apple, candy and ' nuts in the stocking; add n little toy. | then hang on the tree. Odd pieces of pompadour ribbon make pretty candy bags anil stockings. Line net candy bags with paraffin pa per. The lining will stitch on the sew : ing machine with the net. and the can dy will be much more palatable for the I extra care taken. To make little dangles for Christmas ; trees, fasten popcorn into little balls, thread with dark green silkateen, dip Into gum arable and cover with any of ■ the colored dye powders. Tills makes a pretty ornament Silver or gold dust ; may also be added. A small quantity of dye in blue, yellow, red, etc., will | milKt* 11 great (pmniuy ui u.uis. n threads are suspended in a glass jar | containing water and 10 cents’ worth ' i>f alum the alum will adhere to the ^ threads and make little icicles for the I tree. Continue to add alum until the I strings are the desired thickness. Place In a window' or warm place to dry. White cotton or wool slightly smear ed with mucilage nml sprinkled with common salt or diamond dust makes the host wintry effect. Powdered mien will give a snowy appearance If sprin kled over wool. The effect of new fallen snow' can be produced by taking branches nml dipping them in gum arable water and sprinkling with flour. For pinning gifts on the tree dress clothespins in fancy tissue paper as dolls or flowers or like Santa Claus. Little tinsel toys which were broken last year may be used again. Fill them with cotton and paste the broken parts to the cotton, then hang them high ou the tree. So much of the beauty of a tree de pends upon its lighting, but when small children are present it Is often dangerous to uso caudles. An ordi nary lantern may lie used for lighting purposes. Cover with red tissue or crape paper nml tie with a cord in the ridge near the top of the lantern. A wide margin of paper may be left and pulled out to form a huge flower. Tie the lantern securely to the trunk of ihe tree, as near the center as possible. I smaller lantern may be bung at the iop of the tree for more light. The Yuletide Cynic. Thank heaven, it isn’t only the aristocrat who can have a family tree at Christmas! Be Christmas white or Christ mas sreen. It's all the same to you If Christmas Iltjds you all serene And doesn't make you blue It doesn't take a magician to transform a small boy into a turkey gobbler. When Santa Clans conies down the chimney he chases many a man up the spout. It's the vanity of the sox that prompts the female tur key to wonder how she is go h " to he dressed for the < 'hristnius dinner. Coughs Kill If You Let Them. Instead kill your Cough with DR. KING’S NEW DISCOVERY. It heals irritated Throat and Lungs. Thousands In iast 40 years benefited by Dr. King’s New Discovery Muncy Dock If It Fails All iJruftKiN.'* 50c. and $1.00 Some Christmas Celebrations %-1 How Holiday Is Observed In Various Sections of the United States #--1 f W P1 a northern f wulld were to visit one of our southern statda on Christmas day he would wonder if he had not in some way got his ealcn * dar twisted and if u was hoc realty me I'ourm oi juiy instead. The stores nre full of firecrackers at this time, and every child in the south has his firecrackers and cannons and horns and the like. The noise starts at midnight Christmas eve, and all day long the crackers and toy cannons are tired. The hands march around play ing the favorite southern songs, “Dixio” and “My Maryland,” and the soldiers march the streets to the strains of the music, stopping now and then to tire salutes. This is the happiest time of the year to the southern children. Santa Claus visits them Just as he does the children in the north. Among the Pennsylvania Dutch you never hear of Santa Claus. If you were to he there at Christmas and talk about him the children would ask you who you were talking about. The “man with the pack” who visits them is called Pelznickel, and the mother of had children often threatens them with tlie saying: “You’d better lie good or Pelznickel will catch you!” Some old man in the neighborhood al ways plays the part of Pelznickel on Christmas eve and dresses up so the children will not recognize him and starts out. On his back is a large bag of toys, which he holds in place with one hand, and in the other hand he holds a switch. Then he comes to the door and asks tin1 mother if the chil dren have been good. To those whom she says have been good he gives pres ents. and the bad ones lie catches—If he can-and playfully strikes them with the switch which he carries. Among the descendants of the old Spanish settlers in some parts of Amer ica we find that they observe n week ill the celebration of Christinas. This begins one week before Christmas. In the daytime they have dinners at each other’s home, and in the evenings they give a series of parties nt the different houses. In the evening the young folk go to the home of oue of their number and knock, and then all begin to sing. Those within the house ask, “Who is there?" and the answer is, “The Vir gin Mary and St. Joseph seek lodging in your house.” To carry out the Bible ‘ story they are nt first refused admit tance, and then the door is opened wide, and they are all given a hearty welcome. On Christmas eve the old and young all Join together and have a big cele bration. In a large hall they fix up one side to represent the manger, and here they very solemnly give a little play, in which many take part, the characters being Mary and Joseph, the wise men, the shepherds and the an gels. This play is very real to them, and they all play their parts with a reverent spirit. Holiday 8***on Plant*. Among the red berried plants the most beautiful of all are the holly trees and nucubas from Holland; sbapely nrdisias, brilliant fruited Christmns peppers, the old time favor lto Jerusalem cherry trees, otahelte orange, ponderosa lemon trees, with their larger fruits of dark and light yellow, and those pretty little trailing plants, the partridge berries, grown in glass berry bowls, raised in America. Christmas Day. To rule and reign with gentle sway i The King of T.ove was born to i day. No palace walls Inclosed him round, Hut In a manger was he found, i That so the boastful world might • see | The greatness of humility. Ho came, a child. In lowly grace, That so a child might seok his face So poor was he tho humblest born Might come without a fear of scorn. To all mankind he showed the way And ushered In the dawn of day. And so with grateful love and praise Wo hail this blessed day of days, The children's joy, the poor matt's feast. The star of hope to great and least, When holy nngels come to earth And sing anew a Saviour’s birth. “Ail glory be to God on high And to the earth be peace, Good will henceforth from heaven to men Begin and never cease.” —Nahum Tate. H Christmas f)ymn. n n « By Richard Gdateon Gilder. $rht$ lout, true lone alone, anS lau if af his feef.” Cell me what is this innumerable throng Singing in the heavens a loud angelic song ? Chesc arc they who come with swift and shining feet from round about the throne of God the L ord of Light to gu t. Oh. who are these that hasten beneath the starry shy, flis If with joyful tidings that through the world shall fly ? Che faithful shepherds these, who greatly were afeared Gdbcn, as they watched their Hochs by night, the hcav host appeared (Uho arc these that follow across the hills of night H star that westward hurries along the fields of light ? Chree wise men from the cast who myrrh and treasure br Co lay them at the feet of him. their Lord and Christ a, . King. filhat babe new born is this that in a manger cries ? Near on her bed of pain his happy mother lies Oh. see! Che air is shahen with white and heavenly winos Chis is the Lord of all the earth; this is the King of htngj Cell me, how may l join in this holy feast fiflith all the hneellng world, and l of all the least? fear not. O faithful heart, but bring what most is meet: Rri*g 'ovc alone, true love alone, and lav it at his feet Something Wrong | y IF you've lost year zest for Christmas, Lost your love for all i+s cheer; [1 J If you scoff at gifts and giving As the Christmas time draws near, If you frown fit all tbe clatter When old Santa trims his tree, Tell me, please, what is the matter? Something’s wrong, it se m- > me! If the stocking by the hearth.etc ne Wakes no memory in your breast, If the coming of old Santa Alter all have gone to rest Does not rouse your heart to action, Make it beat and throb and kick, Answer for my satisfaction, Are you sure you are not sick? V If you can’t feel joy at Christmas, Joy of life and joy of song; If you can't rejoice in giving, Whether it be right or wrong; If the Yule log’s invitation To your heart no cheer can give, Let me ask how in creation Is it worth your while to live ? —Lurana Sheldon in New York Timet.