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Saw Christmas By ETHEL COOK ELIOT Optimistic NJ iece Touched Right Spot and Was Rewarded oy Relative KEAT AUNT SUSAN chuckled. She s a 1 d : I'm ' "Well, Dot done for yet r Aged Compass Present Drew Prize Over Boudoir Slippers even If I have been pretty sick. They needn't take It for granted I'm a spent old woman. Why, I'll go to Europe, come spring !" But nobody answered Aunt Susan, for there was only the canary to bear. Not being Interrupted by the canary, a wise little bird who knew Great Aunt Busan's ways, she went on. all to herself, sitting bolt upright among her many lacy pillows In the rich, big bed, "Not much fun going alone, how ever. Wonder how Jessica or Polly now weuld like traveling around with a cress old woman. Guess Til think It over pretty well, though, before I ask either of 'em." Then silence fell while Great Aunt Busan thought this question over should she ask one of her great-nieces to see Europe under her care?" The canary, swinging on his perch, began to sing. Had either Jessica or Polly heard what the canary had heard, they would have begun to sing, too. For neither one of these girts bad ever been to Eu rope, of ever traveled at all. And with both It was the fondest dream. They were cousins, but how differ entl Jessica lived on Elm street In a fashionable little bouse with her wid owed mother, ant) went to Misa Flak's finishing school. Polly lived 'way down below Church hill on a street named "Peart.' It was a decent enough street but far from fashionable; and Polly was a sophomore In high school. Her father was a teacher In that same high school, and the smallness of his salary explains the smallness of their little house and Its location. While Oreat-Aunt Susan was sitting up In bed In her dark old mansion away in the city, thinking about Polly and Jessica, both those girls, strange to say. were thinking quite concen tra tedly of her, too. For It was only s few days to Christmas and It was their yearly habit to send this rich, haughty old aunt a Christmas present. Jessica çrled, "Oh, mother, what a bore! Well. I'll go out and get the old thing her present right away and have It over with. But what can I give her, she has so much?" Jessica's mother answered wisely, "Well. dear. It Isn't the gift that will matter to Aunt Susan, thought She Ims everything In the world, of course. It's only to let her know you remember her—and so she It's the cj, > \ 'N ( fl \\ > £ S V * I o "Well, Dear. It Isn't the Gift That ' Will Matter." won't forget you, you know. All our hope« are on her not forgetting us, re member." "Oh, yes. of course," Jessica pouted. "But what shall I get her?" "Why not some beautiful boudoir V'lppers? She'll probably be sick a long time—if Indeed she ever geta tiettsr." "That's an Idea—boudoir slippers. You are clever, mummy." And Jessica ran off to her Chrlstmaa shopping for Great-Aunt Susan. In the little brown house on Pearl street the same question was being asked and answered. "Poor old thing! 1 "What's It to her if she Is so rich and all that! She's not got a soul to love her, and It'a almost Chrlstmaa. Imag ine Christ mas without love! Well, I Folly cried. can't spend over fifty cents, even I am so sorry for her. I gave ■ whale dollar to the Girl Scouts, and nftar Christmas I won't have a cent-of get something cheerful what ever you to." Polly's mother exclaimed. "Nothing to remind her that she's an invalid. I'd say. It's the thought, not the gift that counts." But though this last was what Jes Mca's mother had said, the motive was «ntlraiy different Polly's mother was not practical-minded like Jessica's, gbe was Just a simple, kind-hearted woman. So Polly ran away to Christinas shop for Great-Aunt Swan. « a And Great her .word Game Christmas day. Aunt Susan Klie was "showing 'em." .She had In gun with her servants. They wer-, the .inly ones to observe '.he fnn *h • she vvua up and dressed ft'.;d d iv. stairs fur Christmas dinner. There all In her grim solitude, she surveyed tier preseats. There were dozen.- an< dozens of them. A table hraped nr i running over with pnree's from nil hi hopeful relatives, She smiled a trill, i wryly. She came to her great-nieces' pres ents the very last of all. They hap pened to be lying together at the bot tom of the pile. A footman was at her hand ready to help with the strings and the unfolding of paper. But now Aunt Susan waved him away. "I'll undo these myself," she said. In her hardened old heart there had always been a spark of affection for these two young nieces whom she had not seen Since they were children. She would like to undo their presents with her own hands—to get the personal flavor. Jessica's cnuie Brat. Off she tore the brown paper wrappings with Its postmarks and address. Out rolled a white paper parcel tied with every day white string. The white paper was. rather wrinkled and certainly slightly soiled. Aunt Susan slipped the string. Into her lap rolled a pair •f soft gray silken boudoir slippers, I I ft] T 3 V t j I I ' V Oil "Theo Came a Little White Box, and In the Box, a Compass." hand embroidered with lavender flow- I era and edged and lined with «oft gray fur. Lying In the heel of one of them was a calling curd—Jessica's. The sur name was crossed out, of course, und scruwled In a careless, artistic hand at the top was written, "Merry Christ- , mas." "Well, It's ci rtainly a generous gift," thought Gréa. Aunt Susan. "For I know they're m t any too well off, even if they do manage to keep up appear ances. And very appropriate, too— for nn invalid." She turned to rhe other parcel. Under the brown wrapping she found a npat square of white paper tied with silver Christmas cord. Be neath thut lay tissue. This tissue -(lutire was tied with bright holi day ribbon nnd sealed with Ohrist uas seals. Then came a little white ox And In the hot a compass! On lie box was written In careful script, ■rlpt en»*- f/ii- s.ck, old eyes to read, '!'<•. jour travels, dear Aunt Susan 1 Your affectionate niece —Polly." "Humph I" snld Great-Aunt Susan. But after a minute her eyes twinkled und hcr cheeks grew pinker. '"That girl's got sense—and Christmas spirit, too." she added. That night she wrote a long letter to Polly, a letter all about a Journey she wanted her to go on with her old aunt Just as soon as she had finished with high school. And the day after I'hristincs Polly In the little brown •uoise on Pearl street was caroling as ayiy ns rhe canary In the line mansion it, ihe city. For her dream of dreams hud come true. "Europe, Europe, Eu s! e trilled. But suddenly she stopped to ask her mother. 'Why. oh why did she choose u: •?" But Polly's mother couldn't an swer that. ''Old ladies no rums. I guess." she said. (c). I '' 'V,*tern Newflfiper Union.) «• CHILD OF THE AGES O Child divine, wrapt In the hope of age*; O Thought of God love; Thine Infant Hand, within Thy mother Mary'S. Links all mankind, with Fatherhood above. Interpreted In O Child, unchanged by cuitomi of the age»; / O still, small Voloe, whoee soft ap peal we know; Thy plea is only childhood's rightful Thy plea is only childhood's rightful portion, A place of love, la which to lire, and grow. — Lila Vom Shepherd. 'à' W BY RAISING TOE PRICE OF SUGAR TTiE speculators! ARE A ON THE HOUSEWIVES PRESERVES V £4 i pleusures, iDr. R. 0. Young THE EYE SPECIALIST i ! POOH EYESIGHT DESTROYS causes mteunderstandlnt, Retards learning, cripples efficiency, i handicaps your business and Is often responsible for tragic accidents. HAYE YOUK EYES EXAMINED j® 0 ° ° 0 oooooeooooo u o LOCAL NEWS e o ooooooooooooooao Fire Insurance— J. H. Early, adv. Mrs. John A. Jacobey was a week end visitor in Pocatello. Charles Kiefer is suffering from a serious case of pneumonia. Mrs. E. T. Bowers of Arco is spend few in Blackfoot. ing Texco Gasoline. O. K. Loomis of Springfield is spend lng a few days In Blackfoot. -■ Miss Ida Dolder of Pocatello was I the guest of friends Christmas daÿ. -o William Tomlinson has returned from a business trip to Salt Lake I City. O. G. Corn of Idaho Falls spent Christmas day with relatives in this city. Pb <ne 120 Fire Insurance. Beebe. j Mrs. Mark Tuohy and Miss Eva I Rogers motored to Pocatello Satur I day. Martin Howard of Preston spent the ' Christmas holidays In Blackfoot with friends. Mrs. E. T. Egli of Los Angeles, California Is the guest of h er son E. T. Egli. Carroll Chubbuck of Pocatello spent the week end In Blackfoot with his parents. Essex Coach. Closed Car Comfort, îmo. Phone 126. adv Miss Billie Wagner left Friday for I,os Angeles, California to spend the holidays. I Miss Maude Turman is spending the Christmas holidays at her home in Hamer. E. L. Wallace of Wallace. Idaho, was a business visitor in Blaokfoot, Thursday, Miss Florence Mallory was the guest of her parents at Shelley over the holidays. Texco Gasoline. - 0 - Ronald Robbins left Saturday for Salt Lake City to spend the holidays with his parents. -o Miss Lila Liljenquist of Pocatello spent the week end in Blackfoot, with friends and relatives. -O Mr. and Mrs. John Jacobey spent Christmas day in Idaho Falls with friends and relatives. -o We are In the market for first class Farm Loans. J. H. Early. adv. Miss Ida Call of Provo, Utah, is the guest of Judge and Mrs. J. H. Ander sen over the holidays. Miss Anna Burgraff of St. Anthony Is spending the Christmas holidays with relatives in town. _o_ Miss Olene Wilson who is attending Gooding college at Gooding, Idaho is home for the holidays. No matter what your occupation, you can get heatlh and accident In surance of Beebe.—adv. a Mrs. K. M. Hunzeker Is spending the Christmas holidays with her par ents in Sutton, Nebraska. Donald Cameron of Los Angeles is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. L. Capps over the holidays. M. -o Donald R. Good. Frank Sorgatz and John A. Jacobey spent Sunday at Springfield duck hunting. Miss Laura Faulconer who Is cach ing school at Fort Hall Is spending the holidays in Blackfoot. -o Texco Crystalite Kerosene. Miss Laura Faulconer. who Is teaching at Fort Hall, Is the guest of relatives during the holidays. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Tolmle and family of Salt Lake City are visiting relatives during th e holidays. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Baron of Ida ho Falls were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. B. Baron Christmas Day. H. W. Lyman of th e Lyman Seed Company, of Minnesota, was In town Wednesday trasactlng busless. Wayne Thoreson who is attending the O. A. C. at Corvallis. Oregon is the guest of hla parents Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thoréson during the Christ mas holidays. A. J. Hopkins of Weiser, is the guest of Dr. and Mrs. Prank Mit chell over the Christmas holidays. Mr. and Mrs. John Jacobey motor ed to Pocatello Tuesday evening, where they attended the Elk dance Miss Rosatyn Baron of Salt Lake City is the guost of her parents Mr. and Mrs. B. Baron over Christmas Texco Crystalite Kerosene. Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Curtis of Mack ay are the guests of friends and rela tives during the Christmas holidays Alpha Barrette of Pocatello return ed to his home after spending Christ mas day with his family in Blackfoot. Mrs. T. A. Johnson of Pocatello has returned to her home after spending the past few days with friends in this city. Miss Doris Dunn of Pocatello is spending the Christmas holidays with her parents Mr. and Mrs. George Dunn. We are In the market for first tluss idv, Farm Loans. J. H. Early. IMrs. Grace Stevens has returned from Boise where she was called'by tlib death of her brother-in-law Geo. Snow. - Miss Beatrice Blomquist is apenct lng the Christmas holidays with.her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Blomquist of Firth. Mrs. J. W. Council and children left for San Diego California, where they are spending the Christmas hol- I idays. Mrs. Otto Maas left Tuesday for j Butte, Montana, where she will be the 1 guest of her parents over th e holi days. Merle Drake spent the week-end In Blackfoot while enroute from the University of Idaho to his hom e in Challls. Mrs. Sarn Forter and son Sam and ! Miss Loreno Tavey are the guests of i relatives in Salt Lake City during the holidays. : Lyman Bowker, who is attending j the University of Utah is the guest j of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Bowker. Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Dustin motored to Pocatello Christmas day, where they were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Whittelsey. Mrs. Kirk Bride who has been the guest of Mrs. Otto Mass the latter part of last week returned to her home In Portland, Oregon. Lloyd Clark of Arco returned Tues day to his home, after spending the Christmas holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Clark. Mlss Gladys Jackman has returned to her home in Salt Lake City after spending the holidays with her par ents Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jackman. Hilliard and Leona of Salt Lake City Mr. and Mrs. Fred daughter are the guests of Mr. Hilliard's par ents Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Hilliard. ■o Texco Oils and Greases. EPISCOPAL CHURCH Rev. J. C. Ingham, Pastor. Sunday School at 10 a. m. Morning Service at 11 a. m. Seeks Hidden Treasure Buried by Cabin John Washington.—An old legend connect 1 « burled treasure with "John of the Cabin," an old trapper who had his home near Cabin John bridge, In Mary land, before the Civil war, still plays part In deeds for the sale of property the neighborhood of Cabin John, re corded at Rockville. Purchasers of land In certain sec tions near Cabin John are required to promise that if the treasure credited to "John of the Cabin" Is found on their property they will turn over half of Its value to the company from which the land was purchased. The old trapper had his home, ac cording to the legend, either near Cabin John creek, where there is today a bathing pool, or near the present site of Cabin John bridge. Legend credits "John of the Cabin" with possession of a considerable sum of money which could not be located after his death. The supposition is that he buried it In the locality of his cabin and that some day It will be uncovered. r aj A r i THEY JAY THAT \airplane5 \ \mncpain. I CER rsii a TAINLY DO \rimiT \dampaloho \bORDER (j I OF THE IU.5.Ä.J A Real Road Show — VIVIAN PLAYEES IN v.. » Six Cylinder Love U THE GREAT "GAS WAGON" COMEDY V. Orpheum Theatre NEW YEAR'S EVE DECEMBER 31 vi . £tg J* NOTE—The^rnpaiiy scenery and equ-pfnent. Giving you a presentation carries all their own hot off the theatrical griddle. New Electrical Effects. Reserved Seats Selling at Powers Pharmacy. > Phone 77 for reservations. First six rows $1.10 tax included. Second six rows $1.65 tax included Balance of house 85c tax included Leland Chapman and Verle Benz ley of Pocatello are enjoying Christ mas holidays with their parents. ■o Mrs. George Dunn and Mrs. Henry Dunn who were called to Logan, Utah by the death of their brother Dr. Ralph Merrill last week have return ed to thefr homes. Mr. and Mrs. John Millick an 1 daughters, Maria and Margaret, i f Monday for Ogden, Utah, where they are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ton athan Browning during the holidays, rr NEW YORK NEWS LEITER k 4 AA-fie > New York—Christmas novelties fill with color ths shop window* Equally fascinating to children and grownupe are the animal toys fit nearly life size, which range from the terror of the Jungle to the tiny lions and tigers are polar bears and every marmoset Besides the variety of domestic animal from cows to cats, with Charlie Chaplin in his latent stunt interestedly watching their automatic antics. One of the big events of week was the screening of "Anna Christie," drama picturized b Ince, at Town auspices of the Committee on Ex ceptional Photoplays of the Na tional Board of Review of Motion Pictures. A large audience com posed of leading editors, critics and dramatists, as well as repre sentatives of all the professions, fully approved of the Committee's action in selecting this picture as exceptional Blanche Sweet made her return to pictures in the title role. Her years of absence from the screen seem to have added to her ability as an actress. The Committee on Exceptional Photoplays has approved only a limited number of pictures as ex ceptional in the three years of its existence. It was created to give invitation showings of pictures considered particularly praise worthy. It aims to bring excep tional pictures to the attention of those interested in the develop ment of the photoplay and seeks to build up an organized liberal will oppose the "cen sorship" with its restrictions and arbitrary methods. It also strives ; to encourage the independent pro ducer to experiment with new types of pictures orginal in theme and treatment thus keeping alive the creative impulse in motion pic tures and furnishing an ever grow ing audience for the sincere pro duction of serious themes. the Eugene O'Neill irized by Thomas H. Hall, under the a up which group is being re leased by the Associated First Na tional Pictures, Inc. Anna Christie The simplicity of crepe and vel vet evening gowns is relieved by bright ornaments of rhinestones or pearls or both combined. They range from simple strands smartly supporting the shoulders of a gown, to Intricate spider webs of silver threads and brilliants most affect i vely placed. Flexible inter* Miss Bessie Vaughn left Saturday for Heise Hot Springs, where she is spending the Christmas holidays. Bryan West of Poulson_ Montana is the guest of his sister Mrs. William Tomlinson during the holidays. \ Miss .Mattie Waters, who has been j working at the Aberdeen Experimen j tal Station during the past week, re j sum cd her duties at the Farm Bureau I Monday morning. Miss Marie Dore has been assisting in the absence of >lis3 Waters. theO-— ^ in K circles of brilliants^aet b» " ilver metal hold in place the soft drapery which Is still a feature at evening gowns, or are worn as a half belt on the right aide to define the low waist lins. Parisiennas are wearing daring color combina tions, brilliant cerise with soft mauve embroidered with dull sil ver. Many smart couturiers usa flowers or a chou of ostrich fronds as a finish icate colors decoration on a full skirted to their gowns. In tasse are often the 4* LÏ2 It grows more and mors diffi cult for tits censorious to be cer tain of their right to censor. For several years now, they have taken comfort in the "silly way girt«' were ruining their health by ing low shoes and silk the winter." It was an to them when wool hosiery came into favor. But wooly ribs cent be worn with every costume and so there are still opportunities far shudders of disapproval. There are going to be a good many disap pointed disapprove» this year— If they learn tne truth. But maybe they won't, for ankles will be more deceptive than ever. Appearing te be clad in sheerest silk, they may be snugly and comfortably covered underneath with a warm protec tion of wool. The newest things in the smart woman's winter wardrobe are "Gotham Invisibles," flesh-colored knitted spats tnat come just up to the knee which we put on and draw our silk hosiery over and which keep us warm am somehow manage to live up to' their description of invisibility. waif. stockings fn actual blow ! » New red satin ribbons for tyfej Christmas parcels have hair Mn stripes or figures of gold. The; vary ta width from one to four tp ches. Elaborately decorated FreaflJ gift boxes are square, oval, romfj oblong, diamond or heart sbaaM They ana covered with gay i prints, or are painted with war texu-scenas, figuras er flow««.'