s THE TIMES-NEW- S. NEPHI, UTAH LULU BET1 By ZONA GALE PACK GIFTS WITH CARE Family Christmas Tree T CHRISTMAS PRESENTS SHOULD BE WRAPPED WELL. "No ueed whatever for secrecy," he Parcels to Go by Mail and Express repeated with firmness. "The truth u:!E!:i:::;i: Need the Careful Attention of Is Lulu's husband has tired of her the 8endor. and aent her must It." home. face We STNOPSHS. m&mi. in. n shi General factotum In Dl came In. She bad been told that sgwjvps3"j the house of her slater Ina. wife of SSRFSJtQ "But, Dwight how awful for Lulu Auntie Lulu was at home, and that T IS all very well Just to wrap Herbert Deacon, tn the small town she, Dl, wasn't to say anything to her an ordinary package In pnper of Warbleton. Lulu Bett leads a "Lulu," said Dwlght, "has u to about anything, nor anything to anydull, cramped existence, with which tie it securely with and she Is constantly at enmity, though body else about Auntie Lulu being aland by her." but with a Christmas string, main down the apparently satisfied with her lot. Lulu, street, walking back. Under these prohibitions, which different. Somehow it's gift Bobby Irfirkln, recently graduated : , loosed a thousand speculations, Dl thought sentiment Christinas the youth. Is secretly enjSJf i2 Mis' "Now me. Chambers la seeing was very nearly paralyzed. She stared amored of Deacon's elder daughter, oozes out even to the out Pf?!1? Now Mis' Diana. The family Is excited over Curtis. There's somebody at her Aunt Lulu Incessantly. Is, side of the package and we the news of an approaching visit Not one of them had even a talent behind the vines at Mis' Murtin'a. nrast take Just as nt ich cara from Deacon's brother Ninian, comes Here Mis' Grove I've and save got for the casual, Lulu herself. whom he had not seen for many our parcels as in making up" doing to to . her . ar." speak Lulu was amazingly herself. years. She Unexpectedly, Nlnlan or buying them In the first place. One rives. Thus he becomes acquainted and another and another met took her old place, assumed her old Let us be practical, however, first with Lulu first and understands offices. When Monona declared her, and every one cried out at her her position in the house. To Lulu, of all. Let us wrap the parcels, espe d man of Ninian Is a against bacon. It was Lulu who sug- some version of: cially the ones which have to go by Lulu l, Bett!" It Isn't the world, and even the slight InOr, milk went toast to It. and make gested mall or express, very securely Indeed, terest which he takes in her Is Mamma," Di whispered then, like Lulu Bett uny more. Is It? Well, what registering them If they are valuable. appreciated, because It Is something are . . here? I ." you doing thought escaping steam, "Isn't Uncle Ninian new in her life. At an outing Tissue paper first, and then good, back "I'm to stay," she said. which the family takes, Nlnlan and coming too?" strong wrapping paper, tied with stout ! ex"The Idea Lulu become confidential. He Well, where you hiding Hush. No. Now don't ask any cord or heavy elastic. Is the best her his of presses disapproval that handsome husband of yours? more questions." method. Reserve ribbons and fancy treatment as a sort of dependent we but were You're Say, I surprised) and tell Bobby Well, enn't in the Deacon home. Diana and Jenny cards for the Inside of the package. " one the sly she's here?" Bobby, In the course of "soft nothand remember that putting s seal over Mr. of Deacon discuss the lsn". here." "My ings," possibility "No. Don't say anything at all the fastening of a parcel prevents US eloping and "surprising the whole "Oh." about her." sent third class. For perishable school." Lulu has awakened to being "No. He's West." What has she "But, mamma. pleasant possibilities concerning objects use cardboard boxes. "Oh, I see." Nlnlan's intentions toward herself. done?" As for the packages which are to be Ninian takes the family for a Having no arts, she must needs let Dl! Do as mamma tells you. delivered in person, however, or the "good time" In the adjacent city. the conversation die like could this, Don't you think mamma knows best?" inside of those to be sent by mall or At supper, after the theater, as Dl of course did not think so, had Invent nothing concealing or gracious part of a joke Lulu repeats the express, you may exhaust your Inon move which to words of the civil marriage cerenot thought so for a long time. But away. to make them pretty. With a genuity reShe went to the post office. It was mony, with Ninian. Herbert now Dwight said : box, of course, it is always easy to members that a civil wedding is of- were there few at the a early, post little Are you girl "Daughter!' use holly tissue paper and green and binding In the state, and Inasmuch or are you our grown-u- p as he Is a magistrate, Ninian and young lady?" nil red ribbon and a sprig of holly or Lulu are legally married. They go I don't know," said DI reasonably. mistletoe; but a wrapped parcel al: honeymooning. Lulu returns. She yS 'hut I think you're treating me like a ways looks more clumsy. says Nlnlan married eighteen years little girl now." ago and wasn't sure that the womWrap the gift first in white tissue an waa dead; so she came back. Shame, Di," said Ina, unabashed paper; then roll It in white brlstol-boarso on wonderful a surprise would be as by the accident of reason being ; and then cover It with green the side of Di. happy a thing for him as It had been or red crepe paper. Tie around It a V Continued. "I'm eighteen," D! reminded them for her ; but she could think of nothing bow of ribbon In the contrasting 10 "and through high school." better, so that the Christmas celebra shade, stick through this a sprig of forlornly, Lola went on : "He was very good "Then act so," boombed her father. tion began to seem like a failure. Mr, holly land a card of good wishes. to me. This dress ajid my shoes Baflled, thwarted, bewildered, D! Cadwalader, however, had a sugges fasten at the ends with Christmas and my hat. And another dress, too." went over to Jenny Plow's and there COOCKXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX3 tion to make. He said that he thought seals, and there you are! She found the pins and took off her Imparted understanding by the simple not been cultivated These seals, by the way, although wrapped in tissue paper and tied that the tree had hat "He liked the red wing," she process of letting Jenny guess, to ALL with ribbons bright. enough, nnd that If Peter would Invite they may be purchased very cheaply. ! said. "I wanted black oh, Dwlght Hidden In ray bureau drawer the some of his young friends In he still have a further touch of Individualquestions skillfully shaped. one that's locked up tight He did tell me the truth !" It was as When Dwlght said, "Look at my thought they might get a good deal of ity when made at home. Dc them Are Christmas gifts for all my, folks, If the red wing had abruptly borne beautiful on glazed paper and cont them, before pleasure out of things even yet, handkerchief," displayed a how surprised they'll be! mute witness. 'Course they're only little things, I'm not When the little company had assem- cutting out, with mucilage that can be hole, sent his Ina for a better. Lulu, now tone mounted. His see. Dwlgbt's quite eight, you with a manner of haste, addressed bled and Mr. Cadwalader bad dis allowed to dry and then wet again manner. It mounted too. him : tributed some packages that he bad when necessary. Throe suggestions A handkerchief for Grandpa, I hemmed "Even If It Is true," said he, "I deIt's a funny thing, but Dwlght, placed on the tree there was a merry for designs are the bell and star, the It bit; ev'ry sire that you should keep silent and I haven't Nlnlan's address." A bag for Grandma's worsted, you know time over the games that he knew Christmas tree with presents and Oregon protect my family from this scandal. she likes to knit; how to play, and a wondering when Santa Claus with his pack. "Well?" Many I merely mention my doubts to you Some armlets for my father, pink 'lastlc, he disappeared Into the hallway, prom more to be drawn, touched up with "Well, I wish you'd give It to me." with a bow; for your own profit. Dwlght tightened and lifted his lips. A crocheted mat for Mother with scal- -, ising to come back all dressed up In a watercolor and cut out, will suggest "My own profit!" minute and take the three gifts off themselves to the reader. It would seem," he said, "that you oped edge, you know; She said no more, but rose and have no real use for that were left on the tree nnd see that The very ribbon with which particular moved to the door. address. Lulu." Scrapbook filled with birds and beasts what they were and who they were your gifts are tied can be stenciled "Lulu you see! With Dl and all!" for little Brother Don; for. with a design more original than the Yes, I have. I want It. You have Reins for Baby Eleanor with Jlngly bells Ina begged. "We Just couldn't have It, haven't you, Dwlght?" sennd on. They hardly knew the Jolly man inevitable holly of the shops. The red this known even If It was so." Certainly I have It." They're wrapped In tissue paper and tied who came back, after a little, all In border and the mistletoe wreaths and "You have It In your hands," said with ribbons bright. 'Won't you please write It down for and paper stir make one pretty patr.orn. Tha Hidden in my bureau drawer the one red, with white whiskers on Dwlght. "to repay me. Lulu, for any me?" She had ready a bit of paper his coat, process is the simple one of ordinary In and his hair snowflakes locked that's up tight. thing that you feel I may have done and a pencil stump. Gorham Baker in Successful as though he had come In out of stenciling. for you In the past. You also have My dear Lulu, now why revive With your gift send some pretty snow storm. Little Dorothy Avery, the Farming. It In your hands to decide whether anything? Why not be sensible and of them all. Jumped up and card expressing your affection for the smallest Is home here continues. That your leave this alone? No good can come Well," She Thought, Almost Injna'i leaned on her crutch as she exclaimed recipient. A good Idea, especially not a pleasant position for me to find Own Manner. "I know him, he's a friend of mine,' with a book or some other gift of the myself In. It Is distinctly unpleasant. But why shouldn't I have bis ad mistaking him for Santa Claua, but sort. Is to send Instead of a card a I may say. But you see for yourself." dress?" fleer with onlJ one or two there had the older ones did not correct her mis little blotter calendar. It consists of two to she examination her Lulu went on. Into the passage. go through "If everything Is over between yon. or more blotters tied together with take. Then she went to the general deliver "Wasn't she married when she why should you?" a bow of holly ribbon, a calendar pad he them made he Whoever was, a new tense for ordeal. Mrs. Bett cried thought sie was?" But you say he's still my bus- - window, little speech and wished them a merry for 1922, and a picture (a post card To her relief, the face which waf shrilly. band." day and began to take off the three will do, but the subject must be suited shown there was one strange to her "Mamma," said Ina. "Do, please, to your friend's tastes) fastened to It Dwlght flushed. "If my brother has gifts. remaining Yes remember Monona. Dwlght shown his Inclination as plainly as I a slim youth, reading a letter of bit on the other side. The fastening may In his speech he and thinks she's married all right now own, smiling. be done by clips or by sealing wax. Judge that he has, It Is certainly not said that he felt "Excuse Lulu nd that It's all right, all the time.' snld me," faintly. A 'Slip of paper with a Christmas my place to put you In touch with sure there that I The looked with up, "Well, youth hope so, for pity sakes," him again." eyet should also be added. The a must be good greeting warmed by the worda on the pink pa aid Mrs. Bett, and left the room with TREE 'You won't give It to me?" blotters may be red and green or deal of happiness held he which her daughter. per on that tree, be'My dear Lulu, In ell kindness they may give the colors of some club "Could you give tae the address of BY CHRISTOPHER 0. HAZARD Hearing the stir, Monona upstairs no. or college In which the donor or recause God had 7 Mr. Deacon Nlnlan lifted her voice: UNIOW Mtwvua ' leu.vBTUM His Ina came running back, bearing made It, hope had cipient Is Interested. "Mamma ! Come on and hear my handkerchiefs with "Let's seeyou ntean Dwlght Dea different colored the in it NCE Finally do not forget to weigh all was a planted there named boy I prayers, why don't you?" guess?" waborders for him to choose from. He con, had faith box, yon malL Nothing Is more packages Peter Onon Mephlbosheth "No. It's his brother. He's beer chose the Initial that she had em annoying than to have to pay for a Cologos CadwaJader. tered It, affection daga h I From When they came downstairs next here. Oregon. thought broidered, and had not the good taste package sent out by some careless such a long name l ad filled it with morning. Lulu had breakfnst ready. might have given yo his address not to kiss her. friend. And keep a card catalogue fruit, but, as they ?jfewS!f that he would get out of bad Well I" cried Ina In her curving she dwindled awa;. not yet had of your Christmas presents. Then you hla before mother sight old a "If like Isn't times." "Wait aald the this tones, minut' youth will avoid the two pitfalls of forgetthe best things They were all on the porch that No addres here. Say, whj Lulu said yes. It was like old times, trSMLgt could finish calling him, ao Nope. cultivation came Lulu when downstairs. that ting some one or duplicating a gift evening, nd brought the bacon to the table. don't you send It to Ms brother? He' could produce, he botti horrible to cuutemplate. "Where ore you going T" Ina de know. Dwight Dtadnv the dentist." "Oh, Pete," or "Ton, Pete." was "Lulu's the only one In this house now going to let them have them, Above all, wrap your presents with At the right time of year Pete wantcan cook the bacon so's It'll chew." manded, sisterly. And on hearing that do that." Lulu said absurdly "I'll The first of the three gifts was a kindly thought or do not give any Lulu had an errand, added still more and turned a ed so the went Christmas he to tree, away. sisterly : "Well, but mercy, what you voods to get It Selecting a mountain small box, ail done up In tissue paper, at all. She went back up the street walk so dressed up for?" ish tree, be was about to cut It down, When Dorothy had taken off the paper fast now to get away from then Lulu waa In a thin black and white lng Removing Water Spot. vhen a flock of starlings disputed with and undone the box there was another Once or twice she pretended not all. Some silks and wools are spottel by gown which they had never seen, and to see a familiar facte. But when shi ilm, claiming It as their Christmas tree little box, and when she opened this wore the tilting hat with the red ind alt Its bright berries as their own. box there was another little box In water. A satisfactory method for repassed the mirror In an Insurance of wing. Then be considered a nut tree, but the that, then there was another little moving such spots Is to dampen the flee window, she saw her reflectlot then there was another little box, entire material evenly and press It Ninian bought me this," Lulu only and at Its qulrrels were furious and wanted to box, appearance she felt surthen there was another little box, then while still damp. Either sponge thai Mid. be mow would Christmas their ' where and plensure. But, Lulu, don't you think It might prise f he took It So the boy concluded there was another Inlittle box; and so material carefully with clean water "Well!" she thought, almost lc the last box, she or shake it In the steam from a briskly be better to keep, well out of sight that no one else would want the ever- It went on until. own manner. for a few days?" Ina's lifted look Ina's on It but found a gold dollar. The second gift boiling tea kettle until It Is thoroughly with tree, green nothing rose. her confidence Abruptly was a barberry candle, with these damp, then press It. besought her. cones, nnd took that. Something of thfs confidence wn on a piece of paper: words "Why?" Lulu asked. did his that tree however, Uoflectlng, atlll upon her when she returned Set me In the window some dark night. "Why sot people wondering till we They were In the dining room now not seem likely to have anything on hove to?" Many will not see me, someone might. It worth while, Peter remembered all save Dl, who waa on the porcl "They don't have to wonder, far a with Bohhy, and Mononn, who was It Madeline got this second present what on old wood I'm concerned." anld Lulu, and went man had once and seemed very glad of It. Then tin bed and might be heard extravagant down the walk. told blm about a third gift was taken down and pre singing. Ina looked at Dwlght, "She never ly Lulu wild tree that had sented to Peter. It was only a noto, on down her sat hat with wonpoke to me like that In her life be When Dwlght all done up In an envelope, but it responded Inquired playfully fore," she anld. -derfully to culti- helped hlra to see why the party bad we look like compnny?" shf "IVin't She watched her sl.tler's black and vation, and re- made him happier thin he had been not reply, lie looked at her specu white figure going directly down the did to see when he was all alone with bis tree, solved Inllvely. Where had she gone, with st rent. what could be for he could not only read the note. hnd she she had whom what talked, V "That gives me the funniest feel done In hla own but also the aweet meaning when It told? Ina looked at her rather fear Ing," snld Ina, "as If Lulu had on case. His mother said : contentMrs. Bett rocked But, clothe bought for her by some one fully. smiled when he All trees aro Christina tree that bear Hi. edly tind ate cardamom seeds. that wasn't that was" The care of love and love of cars. made his plan did Ina "Whom see?" asked. you who To husband has her cultivate a Christina tree ofleft her, "By but known, Lulu named them. I'lant It In love and let It bo. Mid Dwlght sadly. no objecfered Gold for misfortune It will keep. "See them to talk to?" from Dwlght "Is that what It Is, papa?" Dl asked tion as her son Light In the darkness It will give. Oh. yea. They had all stopped. tn set tree alertly. For a wonder, she was th the Its truth wUI blossom while you sleep, up ont did hurst Ina "What they aay?" Its happy kindness while you live. i had svn (here the greater part of a box, They had Inquired for Ninian, Lulu with earth and enrichment suppiieu wathe day moot of the lime staring, So Peter found out all that the old nnd no more. said; and aald fascinated, at her Aunt Lulu. tered It from day to day. His frequent woodsman bad meant when he told It Is. my little girl,' what tfld not ranch reward hla hint about cultivating trees. Than Under These Prohibitions, Which said I tvlit. nnd shook his hend. hope Indeed, the tree seemed to be to loosed a Thousand Speculations, letter write "You that "Well, I think It s a shame," said Dl wlllicrlng, nnd yet. on Christmas 01 Was Very Nearly Paralyzed. Ninian!' she said." Raisin Quick Candy. siotitly. "And I think Uncle Nlnlan morning, there It was, all adorned and One and one-hal-f cupfuls sugar, well supplied with gifts as beautiful Mrs. Bett volunteered. She was Is a slunge." cupful raisins, chopped "DU" cupful UK ns bush. a held Tl and I'DNTINHP.) contentedly barberry affable, wholly .4 V, almonds. roasted "I do. And I'd be ashamed to think withal that te Ina's last word that Dwlght was however, It ulrnnge, In frying pan over Locomotive. American the Heat First I'd else. to sugar like tell hnppl-newe seem now to It all be much every anything t!ld not right. thought ttro until It Best r'rWnd, the first 'icreful I "Ho!" said Dwighf. "The happy body." nmong the branches. Indeed, be- a low fire, stirring constantly Re fir took 'ts in built I1 comotive "no need America, "There la," Dwlght, fore long. Peter soemtd as dissatisfied becomes a golden brown sirup. family, one more about the feiMv 1 and fretful as though his tree had move from fire ami quickly stir rpiti almost a century toast'." lie gauged the moment to for secrecy now." "Dwlght!" said Ina Ina's eyes at call for grin4 cheer. Ins, too, became borne him nothing more than Its wild raisins and nuts. Pou Ison Invert? beginning The women of Jupnn are seeking eonea. Ilia mother felt a good deal uncreased pans. As It bre.y, blltr.e. Monona caught their ways remained expressionless, but It Into aauares. tiinUvrn l.' Spirit end Is tithed, head tbrowo well must have been her lashes that looked new drejwt better suited to llsafpoatcd, for she had hoied that M harden mark so startled than the graceful kiutouu, back tad gwitly shaken. THE SLY ONE Copyright by D. Appleton Company ' i, mm high-scho- ol much-travele- "W-wel- sU d Christmas Gifts 1 by" THE mm ULTIVATED CHRISTMAS ma 31 Her Happiest Day x.3,jo.ykk. ; 7?mm, ' V' n.