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Perhaps This May Provide Work for
Some «m ail Child’s Nimble
The small girl who would like to
make mother or elder sister a girt,
but whose pocket money Is limited,
should try her hand at the little C h i
n e » « shoe workbox shown here. Hhe
will surely succoim I If she can sew at
all, and If she will be very careful
about the cutting and sewing. The
beauty of It Is the piece hag will
probably supply the materials for mak
ing, while 26 cents will buy the fur
One must cut two pieces of card
board. each seven Inches long, then
shape It Into a sole and take off one
quarter Inch from the toe or one piece.
The larger piece Is covered on ons
side with white muslin and the small
trun« stood vary straight
and still on this cold night, Hy and
by the tallost and the oldest of them
"How happy I shall be when at laat
1 am strong enough and tall enough to
be out down by the wood cutters. 1
hope when they do cut me down that
I may be good enough that they will
• w%pt jpa for Bom/i great ship, and then
I shall have a chance to sail the seas.”
’’What do you know about shlpe and
the seas?*' asked a little pine tree who
stood at the foot of the tall one.
The stately tree bent bis branches a
very little and looked down at the
•mall tree, at hla foet.
*T have heard many stories o f the
seas, and tho ships that sail on them,
for the birds sit In my branches and
alng to mo all tho time of the beauties
and wonders of the world. Then, too,
the starbeams, who are much older
than the birds, have some truly won
derful tales to tell of things that they
have aeon in their trips around the
world. There is the Starbeam o f the
Brightest filar. Just peeping over the
hilltop, lie can tell some truly won
The little pine tree trembled for
wary joy. This was bis Orst winter In
the forest, and these things were all
new to him. Just as was the snow that
was covering hla roots, and making
them all warm with its white blanket.
"Won't you please ask the Btarbeam
to tell us a story?” asked the little
"L et us ask him to tell us again the
Christmas story,” said another of the
older pines, "the one he told us last
80 . when the'Starbeam came over
and rested gently on the tallest pine,
he asked It to tell again the Story of
the First Christmas.
”1 love to tell this story best of all
•torles that 1 know,” said the little
'Once upon a time a long time ago.
long heforo even the oldest pine trees
here began to grow, a beautiful wom
an, named Mary, and her husband, Jo
seph. went on a journey to a little city
called Bethlehem. All the people In
that country went to this same city, to
pay their taxon, and when Mary and
Joseph got there, thoy found so many
people, that there was no room left
for them at the Inn. The only place
where they could And shelter was In a
•table, and here they wont. That night
a little babe wag born, and Its mother,
Mary, laid him In a manger on somo
nice clean straw.
“ Away off In the East, the Brightest
Star appeared. He had never boon
seen before, and some wise men who
know that this was the time for the
babe to be born, saw the Brightest
Star as they started out to find the
babe. All their long Journey the Bright
est Star kept just In front of them to
•how them tho way to go, and when
they rested nt night, the Brightest
1 Star would rest too, and wait tor them.
At last they reached the city of Beth
lehem, and found the little babe In the
manger with his mother by his side.
"These wise men had brought some
very costly gifts to this babe, and It
Is tho birthday of this babe that Is
celebratod every Christmas, and it Is
In his memory that gifts aro given to
"That Is all of the story, and It Is
time for me to be going,” and the Star-
beam went gayly on, dancing over the
tops of the trees.
The Russian St. Nicholas.
In Russia the children put their
•hoes filled with hay outside the door
for the horses of St. Nicholas; and
It Is behoved In most sections that
St. Nicholas comes first on a prepara
tory visit ten days before Christmas
to learn which children have been
good. He leaves nuts and candy In
the shoes of thoso who have been
good, but nothing for those who have
been bad, who thus know that thoy
may expoct no presents on the real
Nice Present Any Girl Can Maks,
er with a bit of muslin Is sewed all
around the w hite' coverod sole and
then to the smaller sole, silk upward
When this Is sewed together you have
a sole half an Inch In thickness turn
ing up at the toe as the Chinaman's
shoe does. Fill this with cotton.
The one thing to remember Is to
take time In making this pretty box
It costs next to nothing, but It will not
be a success If carelessly done.
The writer saw an exquisite model
o f this work rase that Is to be given
to a bride. It Is carried out In white
satin embroidered In silk and silver
thread in a wistaria design, the lln
Ing being of wistaria-colored silk to
This should be a hint to girls who
have friends marrying during the holl
day season. If embroidery Is beyond
the donor's s k ill. a tiny spray ot
orange blossom tied with sliver cord
might decorato the top, or the Initial
o f the bride could be placed there.
Gratitude as the Real
Key to Christmas Joy
By “ BILLY” SUNDAY
O H o ly Child
Cast out our
Be born In
o f Bethlehem,
u», w e pray:
sin and enter in;
Country Creameries Unite.
Eugene, Ore. — That the Eugene
Farmers’ creamery w ill unite with
other co-operative creameriee o f the
state to protect themselves and assist
in m arketing products o f the plants
was the sense o f a m eeting o f the
shareholders o f the local plant. The
m eeting was sim ilar to others held in
different parts o f the state where
there are located co-operative cream
eries. It is the outcome o f discontent
and charges that the butter market of
Portland has been manipulated in some
manner. 8. Schrock, representative
o f the state dairy and food commis
sioner’s office, and G. F. Frevert, o f
the United States department o f a gri
culture, were present at the meeting.
It is the plan to hold a b ig m eeting o f
the representatives o f all the co-oper
ative creamery associations
state in the near future.
W e keep her presents till the laat
A n ’ then when she sits rocking.
A n ' all the other g ifts are passed.
W e go an' get her stocking
W o ga th er round her eaay chair.
F irs t one an' then the other
Steps up an' says: “ W e ll. I declare!
H e re's som ething else fo r m oth er!”
A n ' w ith each present goes a kiss.
A n ' all Is still an' quiet
W h en m other murmurs: "W h a t Is this?"
A n ' hastens to untie It.
Then everyb o d y w ild ly cheers
A n ’ shouts fo r perfoct gladness.
A n ’ m oth er's eyes are m oist with tears.
But not the tears o f sadness.
The Bran Pie.
This Is an English custom. The
gifts are bidden In a large pan of bran.
▲ string Is tied to each package, and
on the end of the string Is the name
o f the one for whom the package Is
Intended. When all have their strings
"Tour wife tells me you have given
they all pull. Then comes the fun of up smoking.”
getting the bran off and opening the
‘T h a t’s only until Christmas; I don’t
like her brand.”
Bearish Wheat Reported.
Chicago — Heavy profit-taking by
tonga who asserted that the govern
ment crop report was likely to prove
bearish, wiped out the greater part o f
a lively advance scored Thursday in
the wheat market here. The cloee was
heavy at a net gain o f |c to l ) c , with
Decebmer at 81.16) and May at 91.17)
The setback that ensued
from the top level o f the session was
most apparent in the May option, De
cember contracts remaining compara
Spirit of Christmas.
The core of Christmas is the truth tively firm ow ing to fears that a strike
of unselfishness. This day of ths in progress on the Chicago Belt railway
new spirit that irradiates all the might interfere with current deliveries.
earth, is the day of lavish pourlua
out o f self. "Somebody cares,” it
written large over every Chrlstmae
gift and Christmas plan. It is the
day o f taking thought for other per
Christ In Christmas meant
unselfish love— the love of Ood foi
man, and of men for one another.
What Ha Told Them.
“ This la a nice time of night to be
“ Yea, my dear, but I tried to get
“ Tried to get away earlier, Indeed!
Those men haven’t any strings on
you. have they?"
"No, my dear. I wanted to break
up the game at 12 o'clock, but they
Insisted on playing another hour. So
what could I do?”
“ Do? You could have told them I
was alone, and you had to come home.”
"1 did, my dear. I even told them
what a nag you were, and how ypu'd
make life miserable for me— ”
“ You told them that? The very
idea! If that Isn’t just like you to
blame me when you know you wanted
to get to bed yourself. 1 want you to
understand that If you can’t think of
any better excuse than that for coming
home you can stay as long as the rest
do.”— Detroit Free Press.
Scientific Parent (on a stroll)—
You see out there In the street, my
son, a aimple illustration of a princi
ple. In mechanics. The man with that
cart pushes it In front of him. Can
you guess the reason whv? Probably
not I will ask him. Note bis answer,
To the coster—My good man, why
do you push that cart Instead of pull
Coeter— ’Cause I ain’t a boss, you
from local warehouses to the N ew
H. W. Collins expects to ship out
3000 tons this week from his ware
house to N ew York.
There is not
much le ft o f the present local supply
o f wheat which w ill be acceptable in
N ew York fo r the reason that the A t
Met Every Christmas.
Cromwell's long parliament made I lantic port calls fo r A1 quality. There
point of meeting every Christmas day are no facilities fo r cleaning wheat on
the Atlantic seaboard as here.
ay thin and easily
freak and the system gets weaker
Scoff’s EmuUion corrects nervous
ness by force of nourishment-it feeds
the nerve centre# by distributing en
ergy end power all over the body
Don’t resort to alcoholic mixtures
or drug concoctions.
Csf SCOTT’S EM U LSIO N for
ym r »areas «ofAims seaalt or
eomooroo with It, but insist on
lAs gsnuino SCOTT'S.
e v e r y D s u a s iiT h a s it .
Dalles, Lyle. Hood Rlrer. White Salmon. Canon,
Stevenaon. Caaeada Looks. Leave Portland Tues
days and Fridays at 11 p. m. Freight and pa
Loading Taylor St. Dock. Portland.
DeaUe Tread Puncture Proof Ties
M*d« from jrour old ones. Last Ion*
ss Brand New TIE KM Write os.
OREGON VULCANIZING CO.,
660 Washington St..
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months’ learning; positions guaranteed: write for
references and particulars. Portland Watchmak
ing. Engraving and Optical School. 2tt Common
wealth Building, Portland, Oregon.
Sold upon merit—Hanford’s Balsam. T > A
Matter of Opinion.
"M ary!” Father’s voice rolled down
the stairs and into the dim and silent
"Yes, papa, dear.”
"Ask that young man if he has the
A moment of silence.
“ Yes, George has his watch with
"Then ask him what is the time.”
“ He says It is 11:48, papa.”
"Then ask him If he doesn't think It
Another moment of silence.
"H e says, papa,” the silvery voice
announced impersonally, “ he says that
he rarely goes to bed before 1 , but it
seems to him that it Is a matter of
personal preference merely, and that
If he were in your place he would go
now If he felt sleepy.” — Harper’s Ba
Farmers w. h.vo
PLANS, specifications, etc., of a barn to meet the
need, of tho modern, up to date fanner
your requirements and for particular, writs.
T. H. BENTLEY. MS McKay Bldg.. Portland. Or.
Lord Reading said at a dinner in
New York, apropos of Germany’s pro
posal to get back from the allieg tn
the shape of a war indemnity all her
"That proposal savors of the Impu
dent It reminds me of the son to
whom his old father said:
“ ’ Ye», George, I ’ve decided to retire
from active life and turn the business
over to you.’
“ ‘But. father, can’t you work a few
years longer, and then we can retire
Wounds on man or beast should b«
healed by Hanford's Balsam. Adv.
Could Use Shovel.
tla v g H ealth y, Strong, B e a u tifu l Kyee
Oculists and Physicians used Murine Sya
Remedy many years before it wan offered as a
Domestic Eya Medicine. Murine ia SHU Com
pounded by Our Pbysleiana and guaranteed
by them as a Reliable R elief for Eyes that Need
Cara. Try it in your Byes and In Baby 's Byes —
No Sm arting—dost Bye Comfort. Buy Marine
of your Druggist —accept no Substitute, and If
interested write for Book o f the Bye Free.
M CBIM M E V E K K M B D K CO., C U IC A U O
On the Water Wagon.
There was a suden rush of work
and the foreman was short of laborers.
Going out into the road he found a
muscular looking tramp loafing at the
corner. Here was a possible recruit.
"M y man.” said he genially, “ do you
"What sort of work,” asked the
"W ell, can you do anything with a
The tramp suddenly beamed at the
“ I could fry a slice of bacon on it,"
he said eagerly.
For galls use Hanford's
The Bible Again.
"Daisy,” remarked the teacher,
“ don't love your cat too much. What
would you do if It died—you wouldn't
see it again.”
"O, yes. I should see It in heaven.”
“ No dear, you’re mistaken; animals
cannot go to heaven like people.”
Daisy's eyes filled with tears, but
suddenly she exclaimed triumphantly:
"Animals do go to heaven, for the
For sprains make a thorough appli Bible says that the promised land la
cation of Hanford's Balsam, well rub flowing with milk and honey, and if
bed In. Adv.
there are no animals where do they
get the milk?”
A t Judge Saw Them.
One day while out walking with a
friend in San Francisco a professor
and his friend became involved In an
Dr. Isaac Thompson's
argument as to which was the hand
somest man of the two. Not being
able to arrive at a settlement of the
question, they agreed, in a spirit of
la both a remedy for weak, iafiamed
fun, to leave it to the decision of a
eyes and an ideal eye vaak. Keep
Chinaman, v-ho was seen approaching
tsm nn mil aai her will help keep yen.
them. The matter being laid before
OC- et ell DnasMi e n a k
C J C am mm recent if nice.
him. the Oriental considered long and
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Out for the Cash.
Edith— So you are going to marry
that rude old Mr. Roxleigh? I don't
see how you can stand his ways.
Marie— I can stand his ways, my
dear, by remembering about his
He Knew His Son.
What the young fellow lacked in
brains the father made up in money
and the latter was very rich.
One day a well-wishing friend,
thinking to give tbe wealthy old fel
low a hint, said to him:
“ Don't you think your son Is wast
ing his time staying here in this quiet
A grim smile flickered round the
old man's lips as he replied dryly:
"W ell, he might just as well waste
It here as anywhere else.”— New York
Thrill That Comes But Once, Ete.
"Who is that tramping around over
head?" asked a Sedgwick young man.
uneasily, while calling on his best
"That’s papa,” she replied. "He al
British Tommy (somewhere In
ways gets restless along toward morn
France)— Speak English Mooso?
ing.”— Kansas City Star.
French Shopkeeper—But— yes—a
British Tommy— Righto; then give
Jones— I nearly froze to death last us 10 pounds o’ spuds, an arnse o’
night in my flat!
baccy, a packet o’ fags and a box-o’
Janitor— Well, you probably wore lights, and be slippy!— Boston Trana-
your spring overcoat to bed instead script.
of your fur one.— Chicago Dally News.
"H ere’s another funny story about
Pendleton— For the first tim e in the
getting a seat in a crowded car.”
history o f wheat raising in this county
"Oh, that's a standing joke.”— Bal
shipments are now being made directly timore American.
Wheat Goss to New York.
ÜNERV 0 LS
m P eople
Cures Ivy Poisoning.
For Ivy poisoning «only Hanford’s
L in e
Balsam. It Is antiseptic and may be D a l l e s - C o l u m b i a
used to kill the poison. Prompt relief Winter Schedule, Nov. 25 to Mar. 16.
should follow tbe first application.
8teamrn J. N. Tael and Twin Cities for Kenne
wick. Pasco. Wellala Umatilla. Arlington. The
The Alfalfa delegate was paying his
first visit to a city of any size. Stand
ing along tbe sidewalk, he chanced to
ment ia exceeding the supply, and see a sprinkling cart coming down the
manufacturers are facing a hard game. street, and no sooner had be set eyes
on tbe thing than he began to laugh
It is said that 130,000 cases o f
like tbe boy at a minstrel show.
canned milk have been shipped recent
“ Say, old pa l!” be remarked hilari
ly to France and that one Eastern ously, punching a cop In the ribs,
manufacturer who puts out a brand of “ don't that Just beat all?"
milk under his own name is in the
"Don't what beat all?" responded
market fo r 60,000 casee.
It is pre the wondering cop. "What's the Joke?”
“ Junt look at that feller on that
sumed this is wanted to fill an export
order. U p to the present tim e it is wagon!” replied the alfalfa party,
pointing to tbe sprinkler. "That dern-
believed no few er than 260,000
ed chump won’t have a drop of water
have gone abroad.
left by the time be gets home!”— Phil
A ll jobbers are now asking 93.10 fo r adelphia Telegraph.
Marigold milk. The advance o f 16
cents was made some tim e ago, but
was not adhered to by the entire trade,
fo r various reasons.
T h * gladdest hour o f Christm as day.
T h e tlm « the hearts are lightest
A n ' e v e ry c a re -Is chased a w ay
A n ' a ll the sm iles are brightest.
Is w h rn the family,’ young an' old.
From dad to little brother,
W ith a ll the love that hearts can hold
Com e b rin gin g g ifts to mother.
TH E WISDOM OF WAITING.
Portland— Wheat - filuastem, 96c;
forty-fold, 96c; club, 92c; red fife,
90c; red Russian. 90c.
M illfeed — Spot prices:
per ton; shorts, $23; rolled barley,
Corn— W h it«, 986 per ton; cracked,
Hay- Eastern Oregon, timothy, 916
4(17; valley timothy, 9124(14; alfal
fa, 913.604(14.60; cheat, 9 1 0 4 (ll;o a U
and vetch, 9114(19.
Vegetables— Artichokes, 91.104(1.26
dozen; tomatoes, California, 91-254(
1.60; cabbage, 90c hundred; garile,
16c pound; peppers, 64(8c pound; e g g
plant, 10c pound; sprouts,
8 4( 9c
pound; horseradish, 8|c; cauliflower,
76 c 4(91.26; celery, 604|66c dozen;
12)4(16c; lettuce, 924(2.76
crate; peas, 16c.
Green Fruits— Pears, 914(1-60 per
boz; grapes, 96 per barrel; cranber
ries, 9104(14.60 barrel.
Potatoes— Oregon, 914(1-26; Yaki-
mas, 91.106(1.26 per sack; sweets,
92.60 per hundred.
Onions— Oregon, buying price, 91,
f. o. b. shipping point.
Apples— Bpitzenbergs, extra fancy,
92.26; fancy. 92; choice, 91.26(7(1.60;
Jonathans, extra fancy, 91.60; fancy,
91.26; choice, 91; Y ello w Newtowns,
extra fancy, 92; fancy, 91.76; choice,
91.60; fancy, 91.26; choice, 91; Rua-
setta, orchard run, 91.
E ggs— Oregon ranch, buying prices;
No. 1, 42c; No. 2, 30c; No. 3, 20c;
jobbing prices: No. 1, 424(44c; Ore
gon storage, 264t28e.
Poultry— Hens, U 4(13c;
116(13c; turkeys, 17c; dressed, 20@
22c; ducks, 12<7(14c; geese, 84(9c.
Butter— C ity creamery, cubes, ex
tras, selling st 31)c; flats, 29c; prints
and cartons, extra.
Prices paid to
Country creamery, 244(
28c, according to qu ality; butterfat,
premium quality, 33c; No. 1 average
quality, 31c; No. 2, 29c.
Veal— Fancy, 104 $ 10 )c pound.
Pork— Fancy, 6)c4(7e pound.
Hops— 1916 crop, 84(12c pound.
Wool — Eastern Oregon, 184(25c;
valley, 26(g26c; fa ll lambs’ wool, 26c;
mohair, Oregon, 28c pound.
Cascara bark— Old and new, 3)4(4c
Cattle — Choice steers.
good. 96.764(7; medium, 86.60<a6.75;
choice cows, 96.264(6.76; good, 964(
6.26; medium, 94.604(6; heifer, 93.60
4(6; bulls, 934(6; stags, 84.60<gi6.25.
Hogs— Light, 95.964(6.06; heavy,
Sheep— Wethers, 94.754(6.60; ewi
944(6; lambs, 964(7.60.
•go a star poisod above a
lowly manger In Betble-
h«m. and above the moon
lit hills of Judea the an
gels heralded the beginning of the life
of Jesus Christ upon this earth. And
once morn the birthday of the Bavlour
How fast these festal days follow
one another! Only a few days ago 1
was penning a Thanksgiving day mes
sage. Now we are looking forward
with happy hearts and bright antici
pations to Christendom's great glft-
Oratltude Inspires In us the grace
o f giving.
Oratltude Is the great original
source of noble living and service,
just as sin Is the original source and
root of all selflshnesa. The great all-
■eelng eye of Ood, as It surveys this
planet, with all Its scenes of revelry
and Its riot of sin. beholds but one
festering ulcer— selfiahness—and gazes
upon one thing of great beauty—grati
tude— which recognizes In every need
o f man the voice of God.
'The Immortal Frances E. Willard
•aid: ”1 regard Ingratitude as one of
the basest of sins.”
The Psalmist said: "What shall I
render unto the Lord for all his good
ness to me?” Then answers his own
question by saying: "I will take the
cup of salvation and call upon the
name of the Lord.”
Never before have we so seriously
faced the question of our obligation to
Almighty God. There are thousands
of heavy-hearted, world-worried men
and women who will never find Ufa
worth living until their lives are
linked with Jesus Christ.
There 1s no safoty save in service.
We must use or lose. The Dead sea
gives nothing out. and that's why It Is
dead. Many lives are like the Dead
sea. If you would have the Joy of
Christmas, you must find It In doing
what Jesus did. He went about do
ing good. No one will ever find the
Christian secret o f a happy life save
by trying to make It easier for others
to do right and hardpr to do wrong.
There Is Joy In lifting any burdens
o f others, as the little girl found ft
who was carrying her baby brother
across the street. He was almost as
big as she was.
Canned Milk to Advance
“ Isn't he heavy?" asked a passer-by.
Portland— The statement was made
“ Oh, no; he's my brother."
You cannot be a Christian without recently by a man doaely associated
being a good fellow In the sense of with the canned milk business that he
trying to help others to be good, or, would not be surprised i f there was an
as someore has put it. "Except you advance o f 60 cents a case in price in
erect the cross In your own heart, the near future. He based bis opinion
on the fact that the demand at the mo
Jesus will profit you nothing."
THE GIFTS FOR MOTHER
Oh. h ere's a scene that gold can 't buy.
O r stage In Imitation,
T h e sm ilin g face, the glisten ing eya
O f lo v e ’s own celebration.
And w ith each jo lly Christm as day
W e p ra y to know another
W hen w e shall meet the self-sam e w a y
A n d b rin g our g ifts to mother.
—D etro it F re e Pres.
NORTHWEST MARKET REPORTS;
GENERAL CROP CONDITIONS
P. N. U.
YJLTHKN irritine ta
Man tkla paper
No. 62, 1916
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kept from h avin g any o f thee# diseases with S P O H N 'I L I.
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a rase. One 50-cent b ottle guaranteed to do so. Best thing
fo r brood m ares: acts on the blood
50c a bottle, IS dozen
bottles. D ru ggists and harness shops or m anufacturers sell
A g en ts wanted.
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