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With the addition of 300 bed rooms, cafe, private dining rooms, etc., this far-famed Hotel Is
more magnificent, attractive and secure, than ever before. Room? single and en suite, with and
Without private baths. Long distance phones in every room.
The many points of historic interest In, and around the City, mates Richmond a very desir
able stop-over place for tourists, where they can enjoy the equable climate, thus avoiding extreme
changes of temperature. For moderate rates, booklets or reservations, address,
P, M. FRY, Manager
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KINEO, Moosehead Lake, MAINE.
Nature's Ideal Summer Wilderness, Lake and Mountain Resort for
Location, Climate, Scenery and Recreation.
Mend for Booklets,
C. A. JUDKINS. - v Manager,
Broadway at 55th Street, New York
Combines every convenience, luxury and home comfort and
commenas itseii to people 01 rennea tastes wishing to be within
easy access of the social, shopping and dramatic centers.
T. D. GREEN, Manager.
Choice Out Flowers
Roses, Carnations, Chrysanthemums, Vio
lets and other eeafonable Flowers for all
occasions. Floral Designs at short notice.
Palms, Ferns and other Pot Plants for house
culture. We received First Premium on Cut
Flowers, Palms and Ferns at last State Fair.
Our Chrysanthemums are now at their best.
H. STEIN METZ, Florist
Raleigh, N. G,
European Plan Centrally Located
At Jackson Springs, N. C, within 11 miles
of Finehurst, on the Capital Automobile
Route, a house with 10 rooms and bath, hot
and cold water, and either lireplace or stove
in each room. Furnished throughout. Near
tation. Rent reasonable. Apply to M. A.
Bennett or Mrs. Mary E. Baxter, Jackson
Springs, or S. A. D. Sheppard, Pinehurst,
North Carolina.
FOR SALE, adjoining corporate limits of
healtbfnl state University town. Scenery
splendid, Society good, Educational advan
tages excellent. City water, two baths, easy
access to electric lights.
R. L. STROWD. Chapel Hill, N. C.
Your Summer Tour
will v ;mvni4- j.
a run through picturesque LJlXVILLE NOTCH
i ou win nna tnere tne Dest service and homelike comfort
and a well equipped garage. '
II X VII 1 1 OTCH,THE BALSAMS,5ew Hampshire
Winter address, 1800 Lehigh Ave., Write for interesting
Philadelphia, Pa. illustrated booklet. &
Dirtlintone for December Is One of
Mont Interesting- of Jewel.
If cold December gave you birth,
The month of snow and ice and mirth,
Wear o'er thine heart a turquoise blue,
Success will bless you, if you do.
HE turquoise is one of
the most interesting of
all stones used for jew
els, and the ancient idea
was that any one wear
ing a turquoise never
lacked honest friends. For some unex
plained reason stones and flowers have
always been supposed to be asso
ciated with each other. The affinity
of the turquoise is the tiny forget-me-not,
both being supposed to hold your
ground of gold, walls . studded with
rubies, and cornelians, while streams of
rose-water flowed over parterres of em
eralds and tpaz." Sinan Pasha, a.
Turkish general, made a famous jewel
garden at Tokat in Asia Minor. It was
called the Garden of Paradise, and it&
beds sparkled with rubies and other gems
instead of flowers. This beautiful gem
garden was destroyed by barbarian
Asiatic soldiers.
The turquoise is dedicated to Venus
the goddess of Beauty, and should be
specially worn on Friday, the Day of
Venus or Freia. It is, be it noted, the
birthstone of those who enter this world
in December.
Turquoises, like diamonds and emer
alds, are said to be luck-bringers to
every one, but to those born in Decem
ber, they are jewels of success, happi-
For whom Is the Japaneselmaidenwaiting? Can you find her companion?
friend. Other stones have their own
particular flowers, the ruby goes with
the rose, the sapphire joines with the
Oriental tales, sparkling with jewels,
note this sympathetic relationship be
tween precious stones, fruit and flowers.
In an ancient collection of Indian stories
we read of trees "with golden trunks,
branches of jewels, and clear, white
flowers, which were clusters of pearl."
In the "History of Ferrukrus" four
date trees .of gold are mentioned, having
leaves and fruit of jewels.
There were jewel-trees in the garden
of Aladdin's wonderful lamp, bearing
fruit of pearls, diamonds, rubies, emer
alds, turquoise, amethysts and yellow
In "Rose of Bakawali," another Indian
tale, a jewel-garden is described, "with
ness and fortune in love and friendship.
According to ancient writers, they are
said "to stifle enmity, reconcile lovers,
cheer the mind and strengthen the sight,"
but the most strange virtue of the stone
was the reputed protection of its wear
er from falling.
The old traveler, Bocce de Boot, cor
roborates this asserted protectiveness
when he declares that in two accidents
his turquoise ring was fractured while
he himself escaped injury.
There are two kinds of turquoise : the
Oriental and the Occidental. Very fine
stones come from the mines of Mishapur
in Persia, and are carried by Persian
and Tartar merchants to the great Rus
sian fair of Nishni-Novgorod.
It is the stability, or instability of the
color of torquoises which is the great
factor in their value, and it is almost in-

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