As Aunt Susan
By ETHEL COOK ELIOT
Optimistic NJ iece
Spot and Was
She s a 1 d :
Dot done for yet r
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
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
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
"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
"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
"That's an Idea—boudoir slippers.
You are clever, mummy." And Jessica
ran off to her Chrlstmaa shopping for
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
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
So Polly ran away to Christinas shop
for Great-Aunt Swan.
Game Christmas day.
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
She smiled a trill, i
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,
"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
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- ,
"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
rums. I guess." she said.
(c). I '' 'V,*tern Newflfiper Union.)
CHILD OF THE AGES
O Child divine, wrapt In the hope of
O Thought of God
Thine Infant Hand, within Thy mother
Links all mankind, with Fatherhood
O Child, unchanged by cuitomi of the
O still, small Voloe, whoee soft ap
peal we know;
Thy plea is only childhood's rightful
Thy plea is only childhood's rightful
A place of love, la which to lire, and
— Lila Vom Shepherd.
iDr. R. 0. Young
THE EYE SPECIALIST
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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.
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.
William Tomlinson has returned
from a business trip to Salt Lake
O. G. Corn of Idaho Falls spent
Christmas day with relatives in this
Pb <ne 120
Fire Insurance. Beebe.
j Mrs. Mark Tuohy and Miss Eva
I Rogers motored to Pocatello Satur
Martin Howard of Preston spent the
' Christmas holidays In Blackfoot with
Mrs. E. T. Egli of Los Angeles,
California Is the guest of h er son E.
Carroll Chubbuck of Pocatello spent
the week end In Blackfoot with his
Essex Coach. Closed Car Comfort,
îmo. Phone 126.
Miss Billie Wagner left Friday for
I,os Angeles, California to spend the
Miss Maude Turman is spending
the Christmas holidays at her home
E. L. Wallace of Wallace. Idaho,
was a business visitor in Blaokfoot,
Miss Florence Mallory was the
guest of her parents at Shelley over
- 0 -
Ronald Robbins left Saturday for
Salt Lake City to spend the holidays
with his parents.
Miss Lila Liljenquist of Pocatello
spent the week end in Blackfoot, with
friends and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. John Jacobey spent
Christmas day in Idaho Falls with
friends and relatives.
We are In the market for first class
Farm Loans. J. H. Early.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Miss Doris Dunn of Pocatello is
spending the Christmas holidays with
her parents Mr. and Mrs. George
We are In the market for first tluss
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.
Miss Beatrice Blomquist is apenct
lng the Christmas holidays with.her
parents Mr. and Mrs. John Blomquist
Mrs. J. W. Council and children
left for San Diego California, where
they are spending the Christmas hol- I
Mrs. Otto Maas left Tuesday for j
Butte, Montana, where she will be the 1
guest of her parents over th e holi
Merle Drake spent the week-end In
Blackfoot while enroute from the
University of Idaho to his hom e in
Mrs. Sarn Forter and son Sam and !
Miss Loreno Tavey are the guests of i
relatives in Salt Lake City during the
Lyman Bowker, who is attending j
the University of Utah is the guest j
of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S.
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.
Leona of Salt Lake City
Mr. and Mrs. Fred
are the guests of Mr. Hilliard's par
ents Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Hilliard.
Texco Oils and Greases.
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.
I OF THE
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NEW YEAR'S EVE
scenery and equ-pfnent. Giving you a presentation
carries all their own
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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.
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,
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
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
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
is being re
leased by the Associated First Na
tional Pictures, Inc.
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
^ 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
decoration on a full skirted
to their gowns. In
tasse are often the
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.
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««.'
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