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THE RICHMOND PALLADIUM AND SUX-TELEGRA3I, WEDNESDAY, DECE3IBER 32, 1909. PAGE FIVE EDITED BY ELIZABETH R. THOMAS. PHONE 112! MISS WILSON A PRODIGY. A wonderful musical prodigy is Miss Beatrice Evelyn Wilson of Portland, Oregon, who appeared here in pri vate recital last evening In the Starr Piano Parlors. The affair was com plimentary to Mr. C. M. Wilson and Mr. J. W. Wilson. The recital far sur passed anything of this nature ever given in this city. Miss Wilson Is only twelve years of age, and although young, shows a wonderful talent. Her expression was above par and shows with what readiness and trueness she interprets the different phrases of her numbers. Miss Wilson has a brilliant future be- fore her, this fact not alone having been made known by audiences and the general public, but by the great est critics of the country. Last even ing when the youn& musician play-fd Rhapsodie Hongroise, No. 11 by Lizst, she astonished the assembled guests by her most wonderful Interpretation of this difficult number. She received a number of encores. After the rendi tion of the first three numbers (a) Les Deux Alonettes (The Two Larks) Leschetlsky, (b) Berceuse, Op. 57 Chopin and (c) Cachoncha Caprice Cp. 7i, by J, Raff, Miss Wilson was presented with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. She was forced to respond to the hearty applause which followed. Miss Wilson will indeed be a pride to America, as well as Oregon. She ex pects to study in Europe this season. The programs were presented to the guests by little Miss Winifred Curtis. The Starr Piano parlors were decorat ed with strands of holly and cedar, the decorations altogether giving the rooms a most charming appearance. Mrs. Grace Gormon, one of the city's leading vocalists, sang "Years at the Spring." by Cecile Ilartog, in her usu- pleasant surprise. The affair was in honor of his birthday anniversary. The guests came with well filled bas kets and at one o'clock an elegant din ner was served. Mr. Porterfield was presented with a beautiful chair. Those composing the party were: Dr. J. J. Rife, Mr. and Mrs. Warner Gard, Mr. and Mrs. John Deul, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jenkinson, Mr. and Mrs. Will Eikenberry. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Stan ley, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Druley, Mr. and Mrs. Clem Starr, Mr. and Mrs. Lew Starr, Air. and Mrs. Mait Starr, Mr. Rife Gard, Miss Ruby Gard, Mr. Arthur Dunham. Miss Luclle Porterfield, Miss Mildred Jenkinson, Misses Zelma and Josephine Starr, Mr. William Jenkin son, Mr. Paul Druley and Mr. Harry Eikenberry. J?4 A GUEST AT INDIANAPOLIS. Mr. and Mrs. S. K. Ruick will enter tain with a family dinner Christmas. Their guests will be Mrs. H. M. Mil ler of Richmond, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Miller of Brooklyn, Ind., S. K. Ruick of Lagrange, Ind., and Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer Miller and Gordon Miller of this city. Indianapolis Star. t J COMES THIS EVENING. Miss Elizabeth Middleton, a member are cordially invited to attend and take part in the festivities. j( 35 OF LOCAL INTEREST. Merrill Naftzger will return today from Chatham, Mass., to spend the holidays with his parents, the Rev, Dr. and Mrs. L. J. Naftzger. Muncie ! Star. WILL BE ENTERTAINED XMAS. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dippert and Mrs. W. H. Thomas and family of Rich; mond and Mr. and Mrs. Hermeyer of Milton will spend Christmas day with Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Thomas of West ern avenue. Connersville Examiner. HAS RETURNED HOME. Mr. William Goodwin of Winnipeg, Manitoba, who has been visiting his brother Vr. George L. Goodwin secre tary of the Y. M. C. A. has returned home. til GLASCOCK-WOOD. Mr. H. H. Glascock of Chicago and Miss Ruth Wood, daughter of Mrs L. H. Wood of South Seventh street will be married Thursday morning at nine o'clock at the home of the bride, Mr. Glascock arrived in the city this of the Shortridee high -school faculty, morning at six-thirty o'clock. Mr. in Indianawolis will come this evening wyatt Wood, brother of the bride, wflo Is in Chicago will come home ear ly Thursday morning. This affair will be an important so cial event as the bride is a well known and popular young woman of this city. j4 XMAS DANCE. The young people of this city are looking forward with much anticipa tion to the Christmas dance to be held Saturday evening in the Pythian temple. The event Is being given by Mrs to spend the holidays with her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Middleton. IS IN CINCINNATI. Mr. Monroe Vorhees went to Cincin nati yesterday. He will be accompan ied home by his sister, Miss Elmira Vorhees, who has been attending the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. .4 j GAVE STAG PARTY. Mr. Gator Jordon of Charlestown, al pleasing manner. She was accom- S. C, entertained with a stag party 2"' , MI? Ior memers of her Q f TV- c uauviiuB lactases. A nUIDDer OI out-of-town guests who are here for panted by Mrs. Clayton B. Hunt. Miss Monday evening at the home of Mr. Wilson also plays the violin, but her land Mrs. Sudhoff, 122 South Fifth instrument is the piano. All persons ' street. The following young men were invited to attend the affair last even-' present; Mr. Homer Evans. Mr. Clar ltig were certainly given a rare treat. enCe Scherb, Mr. Harry Muhl, Mr. Or The recital will be long remembered ville Thompson, Mr. Elmer Bricker, by music lovers of this city. It is jir. Edward Jelly, Mr. Howard Stein hoped that when Miss Wilson returns brink, Mr. Howard Marshall and Mr. from abroad she will stop over in this Howard Clements. After dinner sever- the holidays are expected to be in at tendance. 0 J J CHRISTMAS DINNER. city and give another musical. r IS AT SPRINGFIELD. Miss Grace Smith, of Richmond, Ind., Miss Bernice Calhoun of Washington, D. C, and Miss Nell Smith of Troy, are the guests of Miss Nell Young, of '2'1 South Plum street. Springfield News. .4 . MR. PORTERFIELD SURPRISED. al selections were rendered by Mrs. Elizabeth Saunders will enter tain with a dinner Christmas at her home on South Tenth street. The the suesis wm include members of her mas season, in two weens Mrs. Jos eph Reed will entertain the club. PENNY CLUB MET. A meeting of the Penny club was held Tuesday afternoon at the home 1 of Mrs. Douglas Kuth on North Elev- entn street, ah arrangements were completed for the Christmas dinner and entertainment to be given the poor children of the city by club mem bers, Tuesday, December twenty eighth. The affair will be held in the Pythian temple. This is an annual event and is always looked forward to with much anticipation by the unfor tunate and needy children of this city, v Jt .4 MRS. BRADBURY ENTERTAINS. The Aftermath society held its reg ular meeting Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. W. K. Bradbury on North Fourteenth street. "Glimpses of London" was the subject for a well prepared paper read by Miss Moor man. Extracts from A London Lyric" were read by Mrs. W. X. Trueblood. "The Physical Regeneration of our National Capital" was the subject for a paper read by Mrs. Anna H. Fergu son. January fourth Mrs. Frank Clark will entertain the club at her home on North Eleventh street. jC fc? BAZAAR A SUCCESS. The bazaar held yesterday in the Murray building by the St. Agnes Guild of St. Paul's Episcopal church was a most successful affair. A large j number of fancy articles were sold at this time. Jt v4 MOTHER GOOSE PLAY. An entertainment will be given this evening at the Grace Methodist church. A little play entitled "Mother Goose" will be presented. The public is invited to attend. v t?? ENTERTAINMENT THIS EVENING. An entertainment will be given this evening at the South Eighth Street) Friends church for members of the! Sunday school and their friends. The , arrair will be held in the Sunday school room and begins promptly at seven-thirty o'clock. ; ; ISLANDS JF IVORY Mammoths May Have Been Exterminated in These Siberian Isles. Gator quartet composed of Messrs. Jordon, Jelly, Brucker and Clements. 4 t &T fc fcT CHRISTMAS PARTY. This evening the members of the primary department of the First family. ENTERTAINMENT A SUCCESS. The entertainment given last even ing in the Whitewater Friends church by pupils of the Whitewater school Christian church will be entertained 1 was a most eiigntful affair. Miss by their teachers with a Christmas ; H ,1a Kenley a teacher in the school partv. The rooms where the little had cbarSe of the event. The children Mrs. Will Porterfie'.d gathered at his tively decorated with the Xmas col home near Boston and gave him a ors. All members of this department Jtmstt nim A shipment of genuine German made slippers. On account ol their late arrival we are making the price only money About twenty-five friends of Mr. and guests will be reecived will be attrac- . were assisted by Mr. Leroy Lacey, master jan uates and Miss Alma Getz. The program as announced In Monday's paper was given without change. A large number of persons were in attendance. f 4 Jl A WORD TO THE SHOPPER. Has the spirit of Christmas so far escaped us that we can no longer call it back? Has the hurry and rush of this annual festival become the contagions impetus that makes it go, or is there still somewhere back of it all a feeling of the real old Christmas within every one of us? Let it come out; don't hold it back. Remember that the gift of flowers may carry as much of love as the most magnificent thing that can buy. CHRISTMAS CUSTOMS. It is interesting to trace the origin of festival customs to those connected with Druidical superstitions or classic observances, and it will surprise many ! to learu that present-day sports very cioseiy resemble the celebrations ob served of old in honor of Saturn or Bacchus. The Roman Saturnalia, which oc curred in the winter solstice, were a season of great festivity and rejoicing, honored by many privileges and ex emptions. The spirit of gayety had free charter, and even quarrels were suspended, to be resumed after the holidays. As a manifestation of the gratitude felt at the renewed prospects of the returning march of the sun, gifts were exchanged and special hymns were sung. These latter were really the Roman representatives of the modern carol. At the Saturnalia the Romans feast ed, sang and danced, as we do at Christmas. A ruler or king was an- pointed, who enjoyed certain prero gatives. He presided over the snorts of the season. Probably he is the an cestor of the lord of misrule, who exercised a similar power In more re cent times. Merriment was a matter of general ! concern, and the joyous spirit of en tire districts is now narrowed to fam ily parties. It is the touch that makes the whole world kin, and it is a pleasant remind er that, after all, history repeats itself. 5 Jl OVERTAKEN BY FATALITY London, Dec. 22. Islands of ivory hidden among the arctic ice lying north of Siberia were described in a paper read by Dr. Gath Whitley at the Victoria institute. These islands were discovered by Russian explorers at the end of the eighteenth century, and have b tei. e.v ploited by traders in fossil irory over since. As recently as 189S cbout eighty thousand pounds of fossil iv ory was offered for sale at the fair of Yakutsk. To the earlier explorers it seemed that one islet known as Liakoffs is land was "actually composed of the j bones and tusks of elephants, cement- 1AUM KJJS i F 1 i F That Grand, Glorious Holiday Dream Soon to Be Fulfilled This store is certainly proving its advantages as a shopping place for Holi day Gifts. With the Remarkable PRICE CONCESSIONS on GIFT THINGS, the LAST TWO DAYS will witness some extraordinary price sacrificing. ALL DOLLS GO AT 1-2 PRICE 25c Dolls I2c 50c Dolls 25c $1.00 Dolls 50c etc. All $1.00 Work Bags, Work Baskets, Laundry Bags, etc., go at half price.. .50c All 50c Work Bags, Scrap Boxes, Laundry Bags, etc., go at half price 25c $1.60 Silk Hemstitched Scarfs ' 5qc Japanese Jardiniers, all sizes, go at HALF PRICE 12 Imported Feather Neck Pieces for Evening and Party Wear, worth to $6.50, while they last $1.90 We've Many Moro Equally Intorosting IMS IMJKfl 9 m m ed together by icy sand. The horns of buffaloes, or rather of musk oxen, and rhinoceroses were also wonderful ly abundant. The sandy shores and slopes were full of mammoths' tusks." Explored by a Germm. In 1SS0 a German, Dr. Bunge, ex plored Liakoffs island. "The sand and gravel," said the lecturer, "were found to rest in blocks of ice and the alluvial beds were full of the bones of mammoths, rhinoceroses and musk ox en" this after hundreds of years of visits from ivory hunters. Trawling showed that the bottom of the sea near the islands was strewn with tusks and bones. These extraordinary discoveries are explained by the following theory: In prehistoric times Siberia enjoyed a comparatively mild climate, and a great tract of country now under Ice stood at a considerable level above the sea. Vast herds of mammoths, rhinocer oses and buffaloes roamed over these plains. A great catastrophe at last overtook them. The land subsided, the sea rose and the animals congregat ed In great numbers on the mountain tops. Even these were at last sub merged and the destruction was com plete. After a tfcne the waters subsid ed slowly and the islands which had formed mountains in the land, ross above the sea. How the climate changed after these upheavals is still a problem to be solved. These are handsome, well made slippers, made from heavy Scotch plaid cloth with thick combination felt and leather sole. Men's, wo men's, misses,' boys' and small childrens' slippers any size. An Unusual Value Chas. H. Feltman Two Stores 724 Main 807 Main s'f. W' sm$& Loot CLUB NOTES m - MRS. DEMPSEY HOSTESS. Members of a card club were enter tained in a charming manner yester day afternoon by Mrs. Margaret Demp- sey at tne borne of her father Mr. james arley on South Eighth ! street. Point euchre was plaved at i three tables. Mrs. Joseph Reed. Mrs. ! I Mary Clingenpeel and Mrs. Harvey j I Brown were presented with th fav ors. The rooms where the guests i were entertained had been attractive-' I ly decorated appropriate to the Christ- j - Goll Before Christmas The Final Shopping Moure Approach Be sure that all the children havt ample gifts. Toy land will quickly become depopulated under the rush of the last hour's shopping. Come as early as possiblebetter selections will reward you, and thus reward the little ones to whom your message of love will be carried on Christmas morn. Still ample variety of toys of all kinds, little and big, aimple and complex. Still plenty of dolls of all kinds and sizes. Values are particu larly noteworthy. We do not intend to carry ever any of these ooods. so prices are fixed in accordance with that purpose. The little ones are particularly welcome bring them with you; treat them to the delight of a trip to Toyland. They'll enjoy ev ery minute of it. Note these representative bargains. Their equal eannet he found elsewhere. $5.00 Hobby Horses 2M 75c Hay Wagons 43c $1.25 Rocking Horses ........... 89c 35c Games 19c 75c Dress Dolts 4Sc Big lot 50c Kid Body Dolls, undress ed 25e 39c Toy Ranges ................ 25c $1.25 Magic Lanterne ........... 75c 39c Doll Go-Carts 25c $125 Rugby Foot Balls 98c 25c Book 10c 39c Dolls 25c $5.00 Irish Mails $3.98 Drums from 10c to $125 Only 2 more shopping days before Christmas and in order to clean up all odds and ends in all departments we have overlooked the cost prices and marked them for quick scllino. Don't delay come early.