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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
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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.

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