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Neckwear for Gifts Here are two pieces of neckwear made of ribbon. One of them is a generous scarf made pt wide mole-gray satin ribbon, with titripes in brilliant colors run ning along the center At the front of the neck there is a bow of plain, gray m >' .\ i * ; si ÜÜ hi ; I fm wm If! «N f? :! i satin ribbon narrower than the other. The scarf fastens with snap fasteners and is finished with gray silk tassels. At the right a ribbon ruff is made of wide satin ribbon. It is laid in double box plaits and sewed to a neckband stiffened with crinoline. It fastens under a tie of velvet ribbon. Pretty Cap for, Christmas Boudoir or breakfast caps are among the pretty luxuries that women delight In and every year at holiday time they flourish anew. It seems that they are more captivating than ever this year and it is certain they were never shown In so great a variety of designs. There is no end to the original and beautiful combinations of ribbon and lace and tiny flowers, made of ribbon or chif fon, that go to make up this most fanciful headwear. Two of the prettiest of the new* caps are shown in the picture and it Is evi dent that they are easy to make. At the top a cream-colored, silk lane is made into a small puff which is mere «äs * A3 ry yy.-yy. MM mm : M m mzm - m '•> ::>• -A' ' A: - « > ss ? IP m •tv .S:< $ •' É . ft* ? m i j#\ t f. ly a circular piece gathered about the edge to fit over the top of the head. A frill of the same lace is sewed to the puff. Over this little lace cap a shaped piece made of ribbon or silk or satin Is slipped. It is made of two plecés wide at the top and narrowing to a bridle under the chin, and is lined with silk. A narrow, corded piping finishes the edges, set between the out side and the lining. The bridle fastens with snap fasteners under a prim little bow of two loops. Millinery flowers are tacked on at the sides. The cap below is made of two wheels of fine net joined by a gathered band of satin ribbon, about five inches wide. The wheels are made of straight strips of net shirred together and edged with narrow val lace. This lace ex tends around the cap. Baby ribbon Is gathered and set about the wheels where the strips of net join and inside the lace edging. At the back a bow with long loops and ends is made of narrow ribbon match ing the cap In color. Pretty Table Decorations Table decorations ought to come in for much attention as Christmas gifts this year, for there is a fad for arti *■ ii * «V , < ■ là fr* Y U' i m À mm s V ►Vjf 1 m m ' a.' : ■ i ■ ». r Mm 1 -> ficial flowers as centerpieces. And the dining room is not the only one boast ing beautiful touches of color in won derfully life-like flowers made of rib bon or paper or bought from the mil liner, As a centerpiece for u luncheon ta ble a little basket of ribbon roses sets in the midst of rose petals scattered over the cloth. Each rose petal, made of satin ribbon, is a tiny sachet. . In the picture three chrysanthemums are shown with sprays of preserved maidenhair ferns. These chrysanthe mums are in yellow and saffron color ings and are made of paper. They have wire stems wound with green paper. At a little distance they cannot be told from the gorgeous real flower. At the right a small dark willow basket bears asparagus fern and a half blown rose, together with two buds made of satin ribbon. This is the most elegant of artificial flowers for the table. A basket made of rose petals and a lace paper doily is shown at the bottom of the picture. The foundation is of pasteboard, with a handle of green silk-coverea wire. The petals, which may be of either satin ribbon or paper, are glued to the foundation, which is a circular piece of cardboard. Millinery rose foliage and two buds either of paper or satin ribbon trail over the handle. The heart of every housekeeper will rejoice over such gifts as these. ' Gifts Every Woman Likes A lemonade and a water server are among the pretty and easily made gifts that every woman will like to receive. At the top of the picture above, an attractive lemonade server is made of an ordinary set of tin muffin rings, to which the tinsmith has added a ban die. The server is painted with white or blue or other colored paint and al SL t ip. £ ; ♦ : * i m m Mi I ? ; mm s; n Era vj lowed to dry. Flowers or leaves cut from printed paper napkins are then glued to it at each corner, at the sides and along the center. Finally a coat of shellac is brushed all over the server. When this dries the server is ready for a set of thin glasses. A small basket makes the witter server, which carries a water bottle with a glass turned over its neck. The basket is first painted white and al lowed to dry. Then it Is decorated, with a festoon of roses and leaves made of white sealing wax and tinted with paints—the roses pink and the foliage green. Finally the basket is varnished with shellac. Set for My Lady's Desk Just how attractive a desk set may be when it is made of heavy, delft blue paper and ornamented with white flowers and black foliage, may be gath ered from the picture above. An oblong the size of an 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 heavy blue paper, to cover an address book and two white blotters. Narrow m r mm j .oA i </ ËËÉ2È & T'' 3*» wm mrr.: mÈ&m y. • ■ A ' A m * A . <: v l i:l!§ .. * *X iSi i 't ; ' ■ s? mm î I W® m i W: g» ■ AA AT < ' ' / tm >y •Ä* v> m m Wim* % :*x blue satin ribbon is used for fastening the leaves of the address book to its cover, and the two blotters to their 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 and pretty set, which costs next to nothing to make. MY CHRISTMA8 WISHES. You couldn't buy with money what I'iz asking for this year, And yet you can bestow it, for It's not so very dear; For my litte ones I'm asking Just one gift ma »o me glad, And that is: You'll keep on loving old weather-beaten dad. to If you'd saved up all your pennies all your life you couldn't buy The present I am wanting—that must come from him on high; It's the 'finest present ever. asking for I'll tell; It's just that God will keep you round about me, strong and well. —Detroit Free Press. What I'm Absorbed. You look sleeply this morning. Blame Santa Claus. W T hat did he do? He brought my youngsters a puz« zle and I stayed up until after two o'clock this morning trying to solve thi blamed thing. M »» 1» 44 Get the jolly Christmas spirit. SHALLOW LOT Brick and Shingle House That Meets Conditions Frequently Existing in Ail Towns. ATTRACTIVE IN EVERY WAY Placing the Building With Its Wide Side to the Street Is an Advantage, Both In the Matter of Looks and Conservation of Space —-Porch Made Feature. By WILLIAM A. RADFORD. Mr. William A. Radford will answoi questions and give advice FREE OF COST on all subjects pertaining to the subject of building, for the readers of this paper. On account of his wide experience as Editor, Author and Manufacturer, he is, without doubt, the highest authority on all these subjects. Address all inquiries to William A. Radford, No. 1827 Prairie avenue, Chicago, 111., and only enclose two-cent stamp for reply. There is often found a cdndltion, in laying out the streets of a town or city, which necessitates the formation of several lots which are not of stand ard depth. Such a condition might ex ist where two streets intersect at an angle other than 90 degrees. In such a case lots are laid out on two sides of the triangle as near 4o the apex as they may be carried without cutting down the depth to a value which will hamper the sale of the lots. If the angle of intersection of the streets is small, there will be a rather large piece of land which is usually not suitable for residences. That the size of this strip can be cut down by making the lots wider near the apex may be real ized by properly designing the houses built on the shallow lots is a certainty. The shallow lots would be preferred property if assurance could be given that the houses would look well in their peculiar positions. There are a few conditions which may be observed in order to produce tm M * m « XOTR-X < Mi r~-' ■ y"' Mi # > m. ;*£:• A $:■ l rag 1 x< m : \ Ï". M tip: . *'/ >• & y-.v •; * mm £ A M m K»K M •••: : x ii in -MwIxC-X-lv r mi ■ :••• m < m •. .V. - ■ y ' lilt •Sx f - A sss a, CL 'v S: >x* Wi 'A; W m '$m I Mz'yi***'*^**», .... ' *j Wm® a - the best possible effect in the appear ance of the houses built on the narrow lots. Of course, it will be necessary to design these houses with the larger dimension across the front This often helps the room arrangement rather than causing difficulty in grouping of rooms. As far as the exterior appear ance is concerned, there is an ad vantage in the wider side of the houses being placed near the street, In that many pleasing effects are possible in the window and porch design, and the wall finish Is more effective than in the case of a smaller wall surface. An other advantage of this type of house is found in the possibility of artistic and distinctive roof treatment. The building line should, of course, be maintained in accordance with that which is established by the majority of tau LTtfllR H119+ - hum tiYini toon » S= tin Dmmiloon' tlKU4" n<swt ii ttduu. ii rtOflTPOtUI imw First-Floor Plan. houses In the block. If the division of the property into lots Is carried to the apex of the triangle with a lot on each street as the final division, each of the houses on these lots should be designed in the manner of a house which is to face on two streets. This division of lots Is often preferred to the division which places a single lot at the apex, on account of the fact that the last house, in the latter case, is exposed on three sides to public view, and inci dentally the owner of this lot has the improvement of two streets and two street sidewalks to contend with in case these developments are brought into effect The remaining small triangle which cannot be used for residence purposes is an excellent spot for the city or town to take up and improve with shrubbery, flower gardens and ornamental con crete or stone work. The brightening effect which these little beauty spots have in towns and cities is attested to by any number of examples of this treatment throughout the country. Because most city lots are deep and narrow, it is unusual to see a house designed as a city home which has Its longer dimension across the front. Aside from the fçw cases already men tioned in which ii is necessary to cut lots of peculiar shape on account of streets intersecting at sharp angles, the only place where a house with wide front is likely to used is on a corner kot which offers frontage on two Even if plenty of room Is streets. available, the usual custom is to build a house with its narrow side to the front, even though such a practice robs the owner of space which might be used as a large front or back lawn and presents the narrow side of the house as the only part that Is ever noticed by passers-by. . The design shown here presents an unusually attractive appearance from Since the gable roof is placed with its ridge parallel to the street, the tile-covered surface, broken by the dormer with its six square win dows, is a prominent feature. The up per floor Is finished with shingles, while the first floor walls are of brick, trimmed with white stone or stock ter ra cotta. Details are carefully worked out to produce a nicely balanced ap pearance. front porch construction is the manner in which the brick columns are carried up through the roof and capped with a white stone or terra cotta slab. Or namental vases may be placed on these columns and flowers planted in them in the summer time. The canopy over the windows on either side of the chim ney is covered with tile similar to that used on the roof. The front door opens into a recep tion hall from which cased openings the street A special feature of the Loot k LOI btOLOOfl m4 IMMW to loon 11*9X10*5 i ) I lui to loon immm to toon nvwo-ï r. itwi ni Loon iiono I. loof Second-Floor Plan. lead to the ilving room, dining room and back through a hall to the toilet. The hall has space provided for coats. The living room occupies the entire end of the house on one side of the reception hall. The fireplace is built into the center of the wall opposite the halL This room has two casement windows at each end and two windows on the side. The dining room is on the other side of the hall. A buffet is builf under the window in the front wall of the house. Arrangements for serving meals are especially well han dled, since the dining room may be en tered from both the kitchen and the pantry. The latter room is a model of convenience. A wide shelf is built un der the window with a case on either side. The refrigerator, which is iced from the rear porch, is handy to this shelf. Four bedrooms, a sewing room and a bath open from the hall on the sec ond floor. Improvement in Illumination. Nearly every year has brought out a better, and at the same time a cheap er form of light. Nobody knows when experiments in electrical illumination will be terminated, or when some un known form of light may be brought into use. The Museum Ethnological exhibit at Washington goes as far as the simple carbon filament light, but in the division of mechanical technology in th3 older building there are many Interesting examples of early electric lamps and lighting apparatus together with later improvements showing the many phases of develop ment in the art of illumination. Simply Impossible. A Chicago woman who had received a legal summons to appear in a cer tain court at a certain period was much put out thereby. In explaining the matter to a friend, she said: "I have certainly received the citation, but I shall not appear—could not, in fact Not only am I not socially acquainted with Judge Jones, but the whole tone of his communication is so impossible that I absolutely refuse to know him." Startling Preference. Forrest had just started to school and w y as shy toward his teacher, so she selected a lesson about a dog and en deavored to get some expression from him. She talked about the dog In the picture, told him that she liked a big, curly, black dog best, and then asked what kind of dog he liked best. She was considerably surprised when he answered, "Green ones." No Peace for Him. Willie was out walking with his mother, when she thought she saw a boy on the other side of the street mak ing faces at her darling. Willie," asked mother, "is that hor rid boy making faces at you? He is," replied Willie, giving his coat -a tug. "Now, mother, don't start any peace talk—you just hold my coat for about five minutes. it I >> A Stipulation. "There's only one thing I ask," said the loser of a freak election bet" What's that," inquired the winner. "If you're going to stand by and see that I eat all this molasses with a toothpick, I want you to admit that you won the bet and are insisting on its payment. Don't you pretend that you are my keeper. Has To. "I don't believe lr capital punisl> ment. ?» "Then you ought to listen a while to our neighbor's daughter executing her pieces on the piano." .... STOP CALOMEL! TAKE DODSON'S LIVER TONE *11 \ t ß New Discovery! Takes Place of Dangerous Calomel—It Puts Your Liver To Work Without Making You Sick—Eat Anything—It Can Not Salivate—Don't Lose a Day's Work! I discovered a vegetable compound that does the work of dangerous, sickening calomel and I want every reader of this paper to try a bottle and if it doesn't straighten you up better and quicker than salivating calomel just go back to the store and get your money. I x guarantee* that one spoonful of Dpdson's Liver Tone will put your sluggish liver to work and dean your thirty feet of bowels of the sour bile and constipation poison which is clogging your system and making you feel miserable. I guarantee that one spoonful of this harmless liquid liver medicine will relieve the headache, bil iousness, coated tongue, ague, malariq, sour, stom ach or any other distress caused by a torpid liver as quickly as a dose of vile, nauseating calomel, besides it will not make you sick or keep you from Food Product They Overlooked. This year the South is producing the largest rice crop in its history, and al though all other chief food products now enjoy much higher range of values than normal, rice is the exception, it' seeing this season, due to large crop and limited demand, only about on a level with the average of the past ten years.—Vicksburg Herald. Don't Neglect Kidneys Swamp-Root, Dr. Kilmer's Prescrip tion, Overcomes Kidney Trouble It is now conceded by physicians that the kidneyB should have more attention as they control the other organs to a re markable degree and do a tremendous amount of work in removing the poisons and waste matter from the system by filtering the blood. The kidneys should receive some as sistance |vhen needed. We take less ex ercise, drink less water and often eat more rich, heavy food, thereby forcing the kidneys to do more work than nature intended. Evidence of kidney trouble, such as lame back, annoying bladder troubles, smarting or burning, brick dust or sediment, aallow complexion, rheumatism, maybe weak or irregular heart action, warns you that your kid neys require help immediately to avoid more serious trouble. An ideal herbal compound that has had most remarkable success as a kidney and bladder remedy is Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root. There is nothing else like it. It is Dr. Kilmer's prescription used in pri vate practice and it is sure to benefit you. Get a bottle from your druggist. * However, if you wish first to test this great preparation send ten cents to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y., for a sample bottle. Whan writing be sure and mention this paper. Adv. Teaching and Learning. There Is more than a verbal differ ence between "learn" and "teach." There is a vital difference. Education comes by learning, not by teaching. And what is learning? It is the ex perience of the spirit We learn by doing, is an old saying, and it Is true. It Is the only way to learn. One can teach till doomsday and not make a scholar, a real man, a true citizen out of a boy. Teach is a misnomer In the truth of education. Such a one is a guide, a friend, a leader. Telling a child a fact should be undertaken with great caution, for when the child loses the relation, he loses the truth. Edu cation is really absorption and the duty of the teacher is to put the child where the absorption proceeds.' This may not be professional, but It is to be commended because it Isn't. YOU WAY LOOK YOUNG By Keeping Your Complexion Young With Cuticura, Trial Free. The Soap to cleanse and purify, the Ointment to soothe and heal. These super-cieamy emollients do much to keep the skin clear, fresh and youthful, as well as to keep the hair in a live, healthy condition and the hands soft and white. Free sample each by mail with Book. Address postcard, Cüticura, Dept. L, Boston. Sold everywhere.—Adv. Preparedness. "Mamma, I wish I had a crutch, complained Johnnie. "What in the world does a boy with two good straight legs want with a crutch? Well, mamma, it's a good thing to practice on In case you get hurt and have to use it some. time. »* »* 14 »» PROMPT RELIEF îan be found in cases of Colds, Coughs, LaGrippe and Headaches by using Laxative Quinidine Tablets. Does not affect the head or stomach. Buy your winter's supply now. Price 25c.—Adv. Before Adam. Who is the first man mentioned in the Bible?" "Chup I. »> Wright's Indian Vegetable Pills are not a "coal-tar product" nor a "confection," but a good, old-fashioned dose of medicine for regulating the stomach, the liver and the bowels. Get a box and try them. Adv. And a mean man deliberately talks in his sleep for the purpose of keeping his wife awake to listen. Spartan Women Suffered Untold Torturea tpt who wants to be a Spartan? Take "Femenina" for all female disorder*. Pricp 50c and $1.00.—Adv. Speaking of love, some husbands and wives spear to be immune. COLT DISTEMPER « * * You can prevent this loathsome disease from running through yOur stable and cure all the colts suffering with it when you begin the treatment. No matter how young, SPOHN'S is safe to use on any colt. It is wonderful how it prevents all distempers, no matter how colts or horses at any age are "exposed." All good druggists and turf goods houses and manufacturers sell SPOHN'S at 50 cents and $1 a bottle; 85 and $10 a dozen. SPOHN MEDICAL CO., Chemists and Bacteriologists, Goshen, lad., U. S. A* 'Ö Si o |Z zo Different Atmosphere. "I'm looking for employment, sir. I'll be frank with you. I've just been re leased from prison. Ahem ! One of the model prisons?" Yes, sir. "Weil, 'Im willing to give you a chance, but every man we employ is expected to hustle. If you think you can get down to hard work and long hours after the life of elegant leisure you have doubtless enjoyed in prison, I'll make a place for you."—Birming ham Age-Herald. ■ Accounting for It. Mental treatment did no good in ray Great Scott, man, it has to . > »* <« case. have something to work on. DONT GAMBLE that your heart's all right. Make sure. Take "Renovine"—a heart and nerve tonic. Price 50c and $1.00.—Adv. United States yearly imports 500, 000 birds. Uric Acid Poisoning ? The njost eminent physicians recog nize that uric acid stored up in the system is the cause of rheumatism, that this uric acid poison is present in the joints, muscles, or nerves. By ex perimenting and analysis at the In vyillds' Hotel and Surgical Institute in Buffalo, N. Y„ Dr. Pierce discovered a combination of native remedies that he called Anuric—which drives out the uric acid from the system, and in this way the pain, swelling and inflamma tion subside. If you are a sufferer from rheumatism, backache, pains here or there, you can obtain Anuric at any drug store and get relief from the pains and ills brought about by uric acid; or send Dr. Pierce 10c for trial pkg. Anuric which you will find many times more potent than lithia and eliminates uric add as hot water melts sugar. A short trial will convince you. Sold for 47 yean. For Malaria, ChiDs & Fever. Also a Fine General Strengthening Tonic. ttfiRTERSMITHs ff ©ellTonic 60c and 61.00 «t oil Dra( Store». Studying Patience. The rich old uncle from whom much was hoped was visiting his niece, who had been telling him how, dearly his little great-nephew and namesake loved his school and how well he was getting on with his studies. Well, Teddy," said the uncle, jovial ly, upon the return of the little boy, "what do you do in school all day?" Well," he said gravely, "mostly I wait until it's time to go home. .. Teddy pondered. *. M TH18 18 THE AGE OF YOUTH. You will look ten years younger if you darken yonr ngly, grizzly, gray hairs by osing "La Creole" Hair Dressing.—Adv India rubber, it is believed, was used for the first time as an eraser in 1770. When You Follow The Trail • • » • ✓ » * 0 • Oo ✓ « ♦ II With A Guns an d Ammunition < Made for all kinds of Sr .5 OLD £\SE;RYWHERE . t A5K FOR THE BRAND * a day's work. I want to see a bottle of this won derful liver medicine in every home here. Calomel is poison—it's mercury—it attacks the bones, often causing rheumatism. Calomel is dan gerous. It sickens—while my Dodson's Liver Tone is safe, pleasant and harmless. Eat any thing afterwards, because it can not salivate. Give it to the children because it doesn't upset the stom ach or shock the liver. Take a spoonful tonight and wake up feeling fine and ready for a full day's work. Get a bottle! Try it! If it doesn't do exactly what I say, tell your dealer to hand your money back. Every druggist and store keeper here knows me and knows of my wonderful discovery of a vegetable medicine that takes the place of danger ous calomel.—Adv. Surface Judgments. President T. V. O'Connor of the In ternational Longshoremen was talking to a reporter about a labor dispute. You are judging too much by sur face conditions," he said. "Judging a labor dispute by surface indications is as bad as judging a man by his clothes —and, as to that, an aviator just back from France said to me the other day : " 'The handsomest uniforms and rich est medals are always to be found farthest back from the firing line." « Many a self-made man looks as if he might have been greatly improved with a very little outside assistance. Dr. Peery's "Dead Shot" is powerful and prompt but safe. One dose only Is enouph to expel Worms or Tapeworm. No castor oil necessary. Adv. An easy-going man is sometimes dif ficult to get rid of. One system of winning at love is systematic flattery. Clifton, Tenn.—"I wish to say that I suffered from backache and kidney trouble for some time. I could hardly do an^ kind of work. I heard of Dr. Pierce's Anuric Tablets so I tried them, and they cured my backache. I ho P e people who are troubled with backache will give Dr. Pierce s An uric Tablets a good trial. They do all that J®, re Quire<l of them they will »UTH 1 MOS^b'iT ERMINB RLTH M0SER ' R * F * D - 2 ' original little Liver Pills. These tiny, sugar-coated, anti-bilious granules— the smallest and easiest to take. Made up of May apple, the dried juice of the leaves of aloes and the root of jalap. Almost every drug store in this country sells these vegetable pel lets in vials.—Adv. A PROMINENT WOMAN Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets are the Expensive Money. Can't we pad out our currency by using paper money?" asked the ruler of a country in pecuniary difficulty. With the present scarcity of pa per !" exclaimed the minister of finan- clnl affairs, the smallest face value would be worth an enormous premium. - ■ 'Impossible ! Bills of Giving It Credit. "Is your motor car a self-starter?" "No," replied Mr. Chuggins. "I have to crank it up. But it's a self-stopper, all right. If your eye» smart or feel scalded, Ro man Eye Balsam applied upon going to bed is Just tbe thing to relieve them. Adv. Some people are too good to be in teresting.