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EARLY CHRISTMAS PLANNING.
Suggestions For the Making of Some Practical Presents. It is not too soon to start making C'hristmas gifts. One of the best se- I lections tor this early start, is a lag.-,. Too often a girls one notion of a workbag is the hackneyed round hot touted affair with silk top. Phis is always good, but lacks noveltv. So does the oblong bag. with a draw string at the top. and the knitting bag I of silk or organdie gathered to big oval hoops. here such tvpes are preferred make the bottom ot bronzed leather, bouud with brown silk braid, and use for the top an ecru canvas of fancy weave. Work around the center wiih a cross stitch a two inch band with shades of brown brightened with a very little orange. Line with orange messaline or other thin snk and use brown satin ribbon for the draM' strings. This development is less com-, monplace than the usual silk top. A stvlish oblong bag may be made of Chinese embroiderv. which can be bought in strips ot different width ill the oriental shops. Line with satin rich oriental tones, usually the pre dominating one ot the embroiderv. or If that is in metallic colors on M-liite or black ground have the lining em erald green, mandarin red or the new pink orange. Never use metallic cords for drawstrmsrs. Tliev are effective but cut the material of the bag. A yard of. Turkish toweling makes I a serviceable knit ting bag when coin- I billed with oval rm^s. I.ini it with com shaped dots in color. I liev ma*.' be worked armiud and around in chain Stitch, with but one shade used to a dot.—Philadelphia Ledger. Sail and vinegar have been iniinde\ "elleut iri cleaning water bottles. fy The Mountain Peak Hat This pictuiesi]iie chapeau is known as the mountain peak hat If is serviceable outing bat ot gray felt bound with while hraid and adorned wiili Jaunty white leather /ace. A "Fly" Pair 7 How a bridal couple turned the ubles on the weddlns guests-ChJcago Xena. 'f:-?' -. Woman and the Household at the side. It particularly attractive 1. MORE HAIR NEXT YEAR. To be fashionable the women ol must wear more hair than ever. lie coiflure must be more elaborate. Puffs. nrls and braids, both natural and-evtra Mill reach the zenith of their popularity during the comnr season. The crest of the popu lar hairdressina stvles wid be ihe marce. wa ve. -Kdicts of \a tional Hairdresser. In Case of Sore Tnroat. I' or sore throat gel one teaspoonfiil of common baking soda, dissolve it in a glas-tfiil- of hot water and gargle three limes a day. It is also a good preventive, l.io this once or twice a week and you will not contract auv complaint, that may be in your lo cality. 1 tor vouthlul GOOD THINGS TO KNOW. Stove [lolish mixed with vinegar and a small bit ot sugar will give additional and more lasting luster- To take stains from hands use a hair cupful of coarse cornmeal and one cup lu! of strong vinegar. Wash and rub the hands well this: rinse in warm water. before beginning to peel onions grease your linger tips liberally with butter or lard or dripping. Not a trace ot odor from the onion will cliiiR to your handfc. Sa^e colored twine that conies in] around parcels, etc. Crocheted with a I coarse crocheting pin it M-ill make lit I tie mats, with sen Hoped borders, useful I for hot dishes, I •i- I A JC BAKIMG DAY RECIPES. i. i.vcr Pull cake.- For 11!i tlie in .. n-«!i«-nl mii wo cuptuls o! sugar. .-iipiiils of Hour. one -n|ftil of tmi.t-i. niie nnit.il oi sweet milk. thr»e i, tnl Ihiee tablespoon tills it link- 1'- powuei-. Ii the whites and stir i.i with lie Mi .nr. Tins is delicious ed Ml II I iMni'llllit filling. .-1 I l.iUe iHikit's Wuli 1-ritil. Have li .Kiv one ckh. mil' cupful III* suimr. one or sour milk, twn upfuls of .fill I! r..l!e'l oats. thirds of two ta)i!es]i, !':imon anil nutine: \ll\ and bake like i'H'H'h'I ,V M'o cuptnls of Hour, two npfill of chopped raisins, iiinils ot sliurteninvi'. cin to suit the taste, trdniarv i-oiiUies. ie. house ripe. iiJil ooi 11111i I 1 'li nutmen and lemon. Apple Mcrimjiie .niiey apples. I'aiv ilri, season with sweeten lo is Spanish I.mis. iiie and one-half cuptuls liiitter. three eggs. one cupful suit- milk, one teaspoon fill soda. two one half cnpfuls Hour, one tea- and spoonfu! loves nauiou. one-half I Wi ll|.l I jied inns and raisins. teaspoon! Ills eiu ul each of chop ream the luit- ter and raisins, add well beaten eggs. Silt ad di.v liigiedienis. reserving part of Ihe flour to sprinkle over the fruit and allernale wit li Ihe milk. Make in gem pans. Cheap Sponge Cake, -neat the yolks oi three eggs until thick and lemon col ored. add one cupful of sugar gradual ly and continue beating: then add one 1.1 h)e-,pooijlli: ot hot M*ater. one ciiptnl of Hour sifted with one and one-half teaspoon fu Is of baking powder and one-fourth teasponnful of salt. Ihe whiles of three eggs beaten until stiff and two (ablespoonfuls of vinegar. I take for thirty-live minutes in a mod erate oven in a bultered and floured cake pun. A STITCH IN TIME. Even the rudent and the good have before now hesitated to ex plain their mutual differences and have dwelt in silcnce upon their imaginary grievances until circumstances have become so entangled t.iat in that critical iiincture. when a calm exnlana tion would have save:! all par ties. an understiindinq was im po-S:ble. And thus if domestic confidence had been earlier es tablished between them, if love and kind ^forbearance had mu tually animated and expanded S their hearts, it might not, per- 4« haps, even yet hnve been too late to save them.—Goctre- Baking Sweet Potatoes. A (]inck way to bake sweet potatoes is to put (hem in hot water for fifteen minutes lietore placing them in the oven. THE JUMPING BEAN. A Small Worm Is Responsible For This Peculiarity The "Jumping be-in." whii. Ii is always sure to excite the wonder of these vyho have not before seen this specimen of the vegetable kingdom, is the product of a small bnsli which grows in ihe northern part of Mexico. Within each blossom are two ••feriile" seeds and a third, which is the home of a small, ex ceedingly active worm, whose perform ances are responsible for the queer con iluci of the beau. When lliis worm emerges from its prison it becomes a beautifully colored modi. The seeds of ihe jumping bean blos..in in ihe month of May. Then the female mofh de i.iisits one egg ou the pollen of the r.ov.i-1. As tin* tiovser deve!oos it lorms a triangular shaped shell on two sides, with a (.-olive.' shape on the other. Within tins the chi\s iils develops inin a grayish brown worm about one tetilli ut an inch ill diameter and about: one ha11 an inch in length. I his worm lives inside its cell for a period or si\ moiitns. or until the uinldie of No-.'em- ii',-. I lie /oof fhinati.- favor end i' 'ill aiile. if :c I conditions being hn:e throiiu'ti I he Iocs a a as a lt b..res a she!! and THE SIGNALMAN. A Game That Will Break Up Stiffneis In Any Party. I his is a game calell'ated ro break up .-iii.v s!.miie,s in a party and is much eaio.ed bv ch.iilren. even some of gel growth: Place a row of chairs two less in number than the plaver* |-"or exam ple. if there are ten phi vers put eight chairs. Ihe players then take hold of each utile) dress or coat as to make a chain, due stajnN blindfolded, with a stick in hand, and sings: Take your seat as jsoun as you can \VlH-ti ou'rir call Kit by the ssi^nalaiaa. i', The others walk solemnly round the chairs till the leader gives three quick taps with her stick on the Hour, wheu each one eudt-avors to get a chair. Two Ui*., ot course, left out. the blind one and another, wiio becomes slgualman. the former signalman Joining the chain. These resume their walk and Watch tor the nert signal. Each lime NAPOLEON ON^ DISCIPLINE. Gienndierj Sentenced to Oi* Drank to Him. Another onitiribuiion to "Xapoleonl -in.i is tIn* collection oi memories ant) nMtois ot ihe artnv surgeon I s„i,.| ii -s, v|,,, a P.aron -with 1 lie Eirvp- tinn expedition. OIK l:iv lie found l--V in.' Heanharnais asleep in the sand in ili desert ot K.-iiuanioh. ake l.p. J.i.iicMc: wake up! Ins repose ilo- i.ot sun .tuber voiic name or pro li .•.mi. ,\ in iii ni ir must he with on K-NI sI MI 1 1 1 1 O N an 1 o, ,.IM,i|| \m polei ill )i11! Sf\tt.,l I.! Ills pel reliadlers to death I or looting and murder. His retiec liofi.v ni.nle to Iicsuni'lles. are worth quoiing: I.k Pr through a shell with meringue two or iilil a tables poon lo each while in a moderate firm. sieve and till a nicely liaked tiie mixture ('over Willi a Jf made hy healing to a slifi' fri 1 liree cyg whites and till ot powdered sul": iavor to taste l'a! I oven ii lit 11 meringue i- sentence on the. irenadiers of Thirty second legirnent cost me d. .11. In.| was 1'11l 11 lo do it commander in chic' must have a ire Ini ndoi,pouei. How can vol reusoti ably question the right of a man to whom the state ^o-nelimes entrusts ihe lives of a hitiiiiivd thousand troops lo punish such serious offenses as lie I dei ni hi. I convicted these liren i diers belore punislnug them! When I M-i/.id Anionic bv 1 he collar and said bi him. onie. mise'-abh1 wretch and let me confront you with your uccotii pli-e. lie was eoiitounded. "Ituf what men fellows to win a balllt- b.\ Ihi'iuselics! Peiliaps the Miipoial has won some. mi did not sec how thev di«-*d 1 I.iKe aesa" showing tli.-ir'affeelion for me. Cine I ol (heir comrades went lo drink with 'hem iii prison and remarked. 'Per haps there was some truth in the liaise, else ltonaparle would not have I condemned vmi. lie silent, was the answer. on do not know what von a.e sa.Miig. lie was deceived again as he often has been before, but no ni.utci let lis drink to Ins health.' And when the time came for the es (eiition they inarched steadily out and stood calmly before the tiring party. saying, "This is how the ('.'renadiers of the lliirlv second die. Atte-rward tne ofiicers carne lo see me. but 1 would not receive them: but. faith, I pity tlio.-c npon whom the 1 lurtv-second may fall on the first occasion that pre M-iit-s iLscir tor them to wipe out the remembrance of all this!" No Remedy. A woman consulted an oculist about her husbands evesighl. saving she wanted a verv strung pair for liitii. fear I cannot recommend glasses without first seeing your husband." she oculist said. He won't come at any price." WHS the replw 'I hen tell me something about him. an he see objects at a distance or does he experience ditiicultv reading? I-or List a nee. could he see that pigeon winch is flying up above us?' "Rather." the woman spot a pigeon on wins quicker than he see an aeroplane, especially if he got a bet on it What I wants jei to (•-nre is Ins shortsightedness when lies seekirr work. He's been look in for a lob tea years and never seen one lo suit his fastidious eyesight vet. Of Interest to the Children afler the first a chair Is removed, and those v. ho are le without one are out of the game except the one made signalman. The one capture the la.st chair M'ins the "-nine.. :'r?i-J. A REMARKABLE TRIO. ... ___ Master Cassiu. an accomplished Ilute pl i,\ or. has a canary which displays an ex 11 aoi fiin.i Iv interest ui its voiiug master's musical attainments. While tne l.ov pla.v ihe bird pen-lies on ins lingers, hopping from one to 'I lie of. ii list lesretted th:it he could "Dear heart, our most valuable *as not deal with the case.-Tit-Bits. set* is our family name" Kssoi'iat'.o.i Amei'ic.tn 1'rv.ss lar- while itmaster manipulates the kevs. iccoiiipan.v lug the music vvitli Ins own 'ii*. "I* sister mea.'iwhile proviiles pi::ii.ifoi te accompaniment. •SMSHMB® !MVi Do Good Work or None bring a premium the trade must be "ii are learning a trade, my boy. uis lur ('ndunng extreme cold- These 'I'lui is a good thing. It is better than «*old goiil firings large picmuini. But perfect-no plated silver affnir. When yon ao lea.n. a trade ill so wi.h the?TV" Noses. determination to win. to lie at the head 1 of the line, to depend itnuti yourself the rlrst tluge.r. Tlien as the lingers for a position and holding II. Make up are crossed straddle the two linger your in I rid whet you will be. and be It. ends so a* to catch the bridge of the Do not whiffle around, but ho your no* in lietween the t\vo flugers-close upper lip '"lose do/n and lal or for the to the crossing. Move the crossed pair future Be a good workwian or let the of fingers along the bridge, and yiu job out.--American Bay. will think that/you have two auses. I is miserably true, ma eliere. Maria N'tnsel positively to fol low Antoinette ami myself to town anil earn- our scarfs, inn inch,-is ami parcels. SLie said (o lie a m.:n.l a great family ilid not compare condemned Mali her self respect as an individual.'' j\ incline de la ergne disconsolately th.CM herself on the window seat. I Miue. de la iM'gue was looking over bills at the escritoire. Without, afl IsMornig her daughter, she buried her lace in her arms and wept. I lie last, rose ot 'summer letl blooming alone. sang.Antoinette, the other (laughter, as site came down the hall and entered Ihe room, It seems. she added pleasantly. "that I am the last rose." IV-re Is walking the (1oor in the II Inar.v. she continued. "He is horriblv distrait. lie told me ivienue Jewels went last night." M.v -.lewels! cried ivienne. sud denly aroused and thoroughly alarmed, Madame lilted her (ear stained face. inclines jewels also: she rciter a ted oismallv. Also, answered Antoinette bitterly also. hat is not the point. He giieves because tliev are Hie last things lie can U.giiiuiatelv take. I am of age, and my belongings are mine. 'To think, he says. -1 shall lie compelled to steal from inv own family! incline rushed from the room in a rage. Antoinette, going to her mother, put, her arms around her. 1 il lie a help, ma eliere." Anionic!Ie. what could von do you. the (laughter ol Marquis Augnste de la ergne. the great-granddaughter of incline asiiavette. who was one of the maids of honor to Marie Antoi neiteV Mv whole lite has been a se ries ot negations. I his Is just one more. I he ilrst trial as when wo lost our ancestral home In France." Madame alwavs said "we lost. She would not acknowledge s-.lie lived with a gambler, even though a genlleniHti. The little pretense was a matter of self respect. "The next to go was our villa Just out of New Orleans. Since yon were a wee child we have lived of glas*es in this orange grove in Florida. Your father always would play as gentle man. losing thousands at single game. Oh. these games, elusive slreus. luring him on to destruction, poor man!" The debonair Auguste de la Vergne had clung. Iron willed, to the. youth of his mind, though it was iudis when putably true that nge had crept pre- I maturely on Ills ,'aoe. After a fashion I he loved his wife and daughters. He I would have been proud to have given said. He them every advantage that had lieen theirs for generations. They had ceas ed to lie interested In these dreams. There was nothing more fundamental ly wearisome than his pretenses. "1 can do something." Antoinette re peated. with gentle emphasis. "Ma eliere. we will 'take count of stock.' as Marie's husband savs about hi* store" THE GAME OF ANIMALS. The Ptaytr Who Is Pay The IP'eek's Illustrated Story The Family Name By DOROTHY L. FRENCH "Stump«d" Must Forfeit or Quit. I 1 he players sit in a circle Each chooses an arnmal and asks his neigh bor vvlly he should wish lo be the anl '".il lie lias chosen-for examfile: .. I choos .. an e!ephani. Why should I vvish to be one,' A. Because you would never lose vonr trunk in travel ing. I wish (o be a dog. Why uioth.f I.ei niise it is intelligent and faithful 1 ujsh to be a niorikev. Whv A So thar vmi might play ven more li.in do now (.». I nIkhiIiI IjUo UNCLE SAM'S CATS. Government Maintains Thousands Them at Yearly Cost of $15 Esch- I ndt Sam has thousands of c-its, lui'h he eni]i!oys at a cost of about Sli a veai cadi, Ihe government maintains the Philippine Islands a small army or "colli stora^-" cats ihe immense cold storage depot at Ma nila. where great quantities of provi sions arc kept, cats are most neces M' and at the establishment, of that post some oi the famous cold storage breed Mere sent there- Tills breed originated in the great Marehoyses of a cold storage company and has developed special ijililliflca- storage cats are short tailed, and chubby. wi'h/Tiuig A. to he* Why? A. \o,i are fine already. (A forfeit may be enacied for a bad pun -J. 1 choose to be a lion Why? A. P.f-.aiise von alwavs wish for power. And so on around the circle. The one .mwetiii A -xW' gives the next question. \v lien a plavci cannot, give an answer oi one ili.it satisfactory he must pay a foiieit oi drop out ot the games&-.-.. of )m(| Cross the second linger tightly over I am not so sure." mused Antoi nette. Tlie.ro are hordes of people— good people, too--who would-give any thing to be guest at. our home. be able to speak with fainillarit- of- our belongings.' on and I. dearest- will go tluough the Lioiist* and put a price oil what we would be willing to-sell" Madame draiuaticRlfy clasped her hands. ... -Nondo not mean we would sell (»ttr lieloiiiiings lo a vulgar niob like eom moii trades|»'ople!"' she cried .\o. i.o:. W'.e would give a little-at ..omeor 'tea.' very Informal. -Yttii could wear your lilacji I-ice aed the lace scarf Uirowu over your shoulder* Mould hide Ihe hole ill Ihf back Mvlenne her cr.etuu colored silk, the one made out of grandmother'!* tea gown, and I the violet chiffon with black velvet. "llion.' she continued.- "we- woultl invite a choice lew- thirty perhaps, not more. Believe me. they will cutout every engagement to accept nu Invita- V! "You do not m««n would tall our belongings to common mob?" lion to the first entertainment given by the De la Vergnes. See. mother, using our asset No. 1. our family name, i, After they have been here some time we will casually remark: 'We are go ing back to New Orleans. We are dis tressed about our collection' of an tiques. We are going to board, and articles of such value we really cannot store.'" After much debate and family con ferences the "tea" was given. Punch was served in the library. Ices and cake in the dining room. On the Ve randa were confections and fruit. Th# guests bought freely. A jJ Every woman there took particular pains to cali Immediately on all her best friends who were not among the chosen and casually to refer to "the other afternoon at the De la Vergnes* 1 picked up so and so. They would hardly part with it even to me. I told roadame I could not buy It. Juat to give it to me. and I would leave a few gold pieces in the cabinet for one of tba girls." Invariably it was followed iy I lie remark. "My husband thought It rather high, but 1 did not. considering the associations and «o on." Those thirty women were the envy of gver.v person of means in the city. Tliev schemed how they, too. could manage an Invitation. Not being a I public sale, an invita'tion was a tteces sirv. in about two weeks Antoinette iti her mothers name telephoned the I chosen thirty telling each one to Tiring I a few tnends— she could trust them, I she knew—and spend another after noon at the bateau de Klenr. This time a different costume was arranged for the three ladles of the household. The second "tea-" was even a greater success than the first, fine dozen of .Napoleon breakfast plates sold for .yjfio and a Persian nig for Sin 10. The bank account was growing I lo most encouraging proportions Tho trouble now was thev had really few pieces left tliev cared to sell. •Mr is miserable shame." wept An tojneite. "after we have created thede maud, established the fad. we cannot create the supply.' I ii heard of circumstance! The next morning Antoinette drove to the city I alone ami unattended. Arriving at the telegraph office. An toinette wired to certain deafer* III rtn I tlipies. little holes in the wall, in New Orleans to ship fminediately various articles that she named. She knew of these places iiecause many of tbeit beautiful pieces had found in those stores a temporary honie.^ So events developed^.v'jThe D»' la Vorgnes rcei red a nth) lies In the back heavy fur.— Sanj dioor anil sold (lieru out the front-door F^incisco Argonaut. Every other Thursday wltnfjtsed crowds of buyers Every "one's ''den* friends" wei now itM iteti '1'ije "few .^, gold. pieces- -Rlyeh vvas horde suSBtietrt tf piai^, thiMftS bot^i l)i a consent in Paris foh^t fttfrC'k leaving a ''dot*-'- targe enongh tnr envtattlo dowrv. which, -wojoid inc^re" fa«.v 9ucce« s.rul maririagq. ^nwr^^ILIR ed Quite a drattiarte part Jo rh« \vhl6b was. r^llj'quite i?oa^.