Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, December 19, 1901, Image 6

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GoodiwilUtQ -
Light the fires of Christmas tide:
Kindle Uiem well with oil and pine;
Build them big, and deep, and wide:
Ltt their light through the ages shine.
Shine on the path of the rugged past.
V nere mankind has
LiKht up the path to a
Shadowing up through
Cast on the logs; make the flames leap
Pluck from the boush and mistletoe
To the bpirit of Christmas time aspire.
Peace, good will to friend and foe.
Pi PefP nrt rt h ti rl f HftnrWhln f rtl
( Undimmed as the light of Bethk-bems
A grander and sublimer view F itsoF?
mj Comes with that light through the ages fir
V-V A ,,eath in Ufe- and 1Ife ln death- 1 lU a VlvO
Ring, Joyous hnils, throughout the $(fj)i '
"or now 's 1,orn ne Prince of Peace, iSLz
LW-mH Vt And he "Love" among us now; J Mf v
nywl IJW King out, glad bells, and never cease. Viavll Ifr
HE big blond mechanic
looked awkward and out
of place In the crowd of
women shoppers at the
toy counter. He seemed
painfully conscious of the
sharp contrast between
his old working clothes
and the stylish dresses of the ladles
who jostled him on either hand. One
given to studying the faces of ChriBt
maa shoppers would easily have read
the question which makes Chirstmas
the most pathetic as well as the happi
est holiday in the year the question,
"Can I do it with the little money I
At length the man caught the eye
of a sales girl, and leaning over the
counter said in a low voice:
"Say, miss, I've got a little feller at
home that's been talking for months
about Santy Claus bringing him a
horse. I'd like to get him one If I can
afford it. How much is this?" and he
pointed to an equine paragon in front
of him.
"That is three dollars," said the sales
girl. "Best grade we've carried. You
see it's covered with real horse hide
and ha3 a real hair tail and mane."
The mechanic shook his head hope
lessly. "Yes," ha said, "it's a fine horse, all
right, but I can't pay that much.
thought p'r'aps I could get something
for a dollar a smaller one, mebbe."
"Im sorry, said the girl, sympa
thetically, "but we cleaned out every
one of the cheaper kind this afternoon
. and this is the only one that's left of
the three-dollar lot." Then suddenly
her face lighted up. "Oh, say," she ex
claimed, "wait a minute."
She dived under the table and came
up with a counterpart of the horse
they had been discussing; a counter
part, but with a broken leg and minus
that very useful appurtenance, a tall,
"There," she said, "I Just happened to
think of this! Somebody nocked it
aft the counter yesterday and broke
the leg. The tail kept coming out any
wav. and I xuess it's lost dots'. Yos
sould have this for a dollar. Mebbe
you could fix it all right."
The man examined the fracture seri
ously. "Why. that's easy," he said.
"All it needs ia to peel the hide up a
little and splice the leg and then put
'on some of old Peter Cooper's salve.
Make it as good as new."
"And perhaps you can get some
aorsehalr and make a tail. They're
Mist tied in a bunch and put in with a
"Oh, 111 fix that fill right, miss. I've
pit as old bristle shaving brush that
'. can use It'll be real stylish one of
hem hobtalled coach horses, you
They both laughed.
"You're mighty good, miss, and I'm
obliged to you."
"Oh, that'a all right," said the girl.
"I know how it ia Chrlatmaa times
yself," and she sighed aa the cus
todier tamed happily away to play bis
part of taata Claua, veterinary aur-
of the Pratvytarlan
aa eoattl-
X Sanaa It
aad hit eoadja-
journeyed through:
life more vast.
the starry blue.
tors on the model of the ecclesiastical
polity of Calvin, having taken such
firm root in Scotland the festival of
Christmas, with other commemorative
celebrations retained from the Roman
calendar by the Anglicans and Luth
erans, is comparatively unknown in
that country, at least in the lowlands.
The tendency to mirth and jollity at
the close of the year, which seems
almost inherent in human nature, has
in north Britain been for the most
part transferred from Christmas and
Christmas Eve to New Year s day and
the preceding evening, known by the
appellation of Hogmenay. In many
parts of the highlands of Scotland,
however, and also in the county of
Forfar, and one or two other districts,
the day for general merry-making is
Twine the bittersweet and holly
Arched above the hearthstone's glow,
Joy, not melancholy,
Came, indriftlng with the snow;
In each face the frost's a-tlngle,
And afar on (lying wing
Comes the sleigh bell's rhythmic jingle,
Through December Journeying,
Set the board and auk the blessing
For the bounty amply spread.
In the simplest word expressing
What a loving father Bald
'Peace on earth" for this Is nearest
When the snows with us abide,
And the winter air is clearest
In the hush of Christmas tide.
Bring the old musician's fiddle,
Relic of the bygone days.
Send the fairest down the middle
While the lilting music sways;
Light of foot and quick of laughter
Swing the dancers, toe and heel.
As they pass or follow after
In the quaint Virginia reel.
Deck the tree and light the candles.
Let the stockings all be hung.
For a saint with furry sandals
O'er the housetops high has swung;
And bis reindeer steeds are pranrlng
Through the star-bespangled rime.
And the moonbeams pale are glancing
In the merry Christmastime.
N Oeorgia there is a farm
devoted to mistletoe and
holly growing. It is
owned by the Cartledge
family, consisting of
mother and two daugh
ters, but the daughters
do the farming. It all
began through the fail-
of the cider sister to make
an Immediate triumph ln art, to
study which she went to New
York. She realized in the great city,
as she never could have In ber rural
southern home, that talent for art Is
too general to leave much hope for
sneclal distinction, and wisely con
cluded to turn to something that
would bring more speedy results. Be
ing an observant young woman. Miss
Cartledge noticed that holly and mis
tletoe brought extremely high prices
and bethought her that on the 500
acres at bone in Oeorgia both grew In
wild abundance. She returned borne
and she and her sister began to pre
pare for making the neglected luxu
riance of marketable value. In the
months of January and February fol
lowing they set out ten acres of young
holly trees with their own hands.
Their colored farm hands would not
plant a holly tree for worlds, aa tbey
believe that If they did tbey would die
as soon as the tree became tall enough
to cast a shadow the measure of their
graves. Last Christmas the sister
found the trees so grown that they
required thinning out and the treat
that were removed were sent north for
Chrlstmaa treat and brought high
prices, aa they were symmetrical and
covered with large, rich berriee. They
plant the mistletoe berries under the
bark of old oak treet In a crack or
hole, where they caa get hold aa tbey
The prime aialatar of Holland, Dr.
Abraham Kayper, haa broke the rec
ord by being the Irat doctor of divini
ty and preacher to bold that poaiUoa,
By Emma Alice Browne.
Break In the dreary East, and bring the
Rise, holy Christmas morning! Break
and bring
The blossom of our hope the stainless
For weary Is the night !
Strange darkness wraps the haggard
mountain rim;
And worn with failure, spent with grief
and loss.
From the pathetic shadow of Ills Cross
We yearn and cry to Him,
Sad pilgrims, burdened with tmshrtven
Oppressed, and cowering 'nealh the chas
tening rod.
We humbly seek the path His feet have
And strive to enter ln.
His anger Is so slow His love so great
Tho' we have wandered in forbidden
Spurned end denied Him, all our fruit
less days,
He calls us long and late.
We are so poor! Of all the squandered
We bring no tithes of oil, or corn, or
w ine,
Nor any offering to His spotless shrine.
Save penitential tears.
We are so friendless, In our abject need
We can but cry to Him in bitter stress;
Yet He will not dpise our nakedness,
Nor break the bruised reed.
Hard was the lot for His contentment
Rough was His garb, and rude Ills lent
en fare;
In all the earth He had not anywhere
To lay his weary head!
His patience Is so long. His wrath so
Tho' mocked and scoffed. Insulted and
Beaten with many stripes, and crucified,
He will not bid us go.
By all the angufshe of His laden breast
The bloody sweat the sleepless agony
The pang and pennance of Oethsernane
l-ie givem me weary rest.
Break In the dreary East, oh,
With healing In thy holy wings,
Fruition of our hope the promised
And blameless Sacrifice!
A sudden pulse of waking life we hear
Throb in the hush of hollow glade and
The hills take up their olden canticle:
"Behold! The Dawn is near!"
And far against the soft auroral glow,
Peak over peak the kindling summits
The vales, rejoicing, seem to lift and
Thro' curling mists below.
And far along the radiant heights of
A sudden burst of choral triumph swells.
The sweet Te Deum of an hundred twlls
And lo! "Messiah s born!"
And all the burden of our grief and sin
Is lifted from our souls forcvermore.
As humbly knocking at the Master's door
He bids us enter ln.
The Dominie used to complain some
times about the character of the stories I
the rest of us told. He said they were !
too economical in their use of the ele-
ment of truth. And truth was to
cheap, and also so Interesting, be
would say. We were always ready to
admit that It was interesting, but were
not so free to acknowledge its cheap
ness. Like other exotics it seemed to
us expensive. Fiction, being so much
more easily produced, appeared to be
the true mental provender ln tho Corn
Cob Club, a social institution where
we decided questions of great pith and
moment by the aid of the civilizing
and ennobling Influence of tobacco in
cinerated In cob-pipes. The Dominie
had quit smoking when be entered the
ministry, but be always said the cobs
tmelt good, to we bad hopes of bit
reclamation; betides, the air was usu
ally to thick that be absorbed enougt
to bring blm up, In a large measure,
to the high philosophic plane occupied
by the rest of us.
It happened on Christmas Eve that
somebody told a ttory appropriate
enough to tho aaaton to far aa the sub
ject went, but palpably Impossible con
sidered at. a happening. At least the
Dominie said It was, and threatened to
ell a Christmas ttory himself; and
belag eounaeWd by the Protestor, who
waa claaakal la hit laaguaga, to "Mate
away," the food man com piled aa fo-
There used to be a young man
named Stanwix who was rector of a
church at a little town in New Jersey
called Appicburg. Very amiable young
man, not long in the ministry, and un
married. Nice-looking chap, too, and
a bright fellow, but he had his trials
at Appleburg. Mainly it was the wo
menthey thought he ought to marry,
and of course they were right But
thinking so wasn't enough for those
dear Appleburg ladies; with the true
feminine desire to help they resolved
to nee that he did marry. But here
again they showed a universal femi
nine trait by refusing to combine and
work together. They all labored hard
enough, but independently, and each
with a view to inducing the minister
to marry a different woman.
It had been going on thus for some
months when Christmas approached.
Now of course there isn't much you
can give any man for Christmas slip-
pers and pipes and shot-guns and slip
pers. And in the case of a parson it's
still worse you've got to drop off the
pipes and shotguns, leaving only slip
pers and slippers. Of course there are
book-marks and easy chairs, but the
first are trivial and the latter expen
sive; besides, if he is unmarried ana
you are of the opposite sex, and in the
same state, you will see that you ought
to give him something made with your
own fair hands, and you can't make an
easy chair. So slippers it had to be
for the Rev. M. Stanwix, especially
after his landlady had been sounded
on the subject and reported that the
poor man didn't have a slipper to his
Well, the result was, of course, that
the whole hundred and thirty-six mar
riageable ladies at Appleburg went to
work on slippers;" and a few of the
flock who already had husbands also
began slippers, out of the goodness of
their hearts, probably, or maybe think
ing that they might be widows some
day and might as well have a pair to
their credit The slaughter of plush
and embroidery materials was some
thing cyclonic, and the local shoe
maker bad to sit" up nights pegging on
soles. Even unfortunate little Jane
Wilkinson went at a pair hammer and
tongs, though everybody said she
hadn't a ghost of a show. In the first
place Jane was too young her older
sister Katharine was conceded to have
a right to enter for the contest, but it
was universally held that Jane had no
right to compete at all. Besides be
ing too young she was really nineteen
or twenty she was also plain. She
might have a certain girlish prettiness,
but not the beauty which the wife of
so handsome a shepherd as tho Rev
Mr. Stanwix should have. Further
more. Jane was in no other way adapt
ed for the position she had been
good deal of a tomboy, and was yet, for
that matter; she was frivolous and
careless, and was always putting her
foot In it. Tha first time the pastor
bad called at the Wilkinson house,
and while Katherine was entertaining
him in the parlor in the most ap
proved and circumspect manner, Jane
bad blundered In, and Inside of Ave
minutes asked him why be didn't get
married all the girls tald be ought
to. Jane had explained to everybody
thai she meant it at a joke, but It haa
generally been pronounced Ill-timed
and In bad taste.
But poor Jane kept working away on
her sllppert regardless of the talk
Everybody tald that Jane't slippers
wouldn't fit, or that they would both
be for one foot, or that the would get
the haelt tewed on the toe end. or
something. Jane Anally put on the
Anlahlng touches and then packed them
In a pasteboard bos and tied It with
nink ribbon.
Tbaa aha got har other Christmas
prtttnU ready. Bbe had a lot of hand
kerchieft for aa tuat, and a taopping
bag for a married Bister, and a little
knit shawl for her grandmother, and
a pair of skates for a' boy cousin, and
various other things for divers other
persons. Including a fine meerschaum
pipe and a pound of his favorite smok
ing tobacco for her brother who was
at college, and who wouldn't be homo
till New Year's. Each thing she care
fully put up in a box or bundle and
laid it away.
The day before Christmas was a
never-to-be-forgotten time for the
Rev. Mr. Stanwix. Slippers just cams
down on him like an Egyptian plague.
Along about four o'clock Stanwix
got crowded out of his room slippers
piled half way to the ceiling and had
to put a chair out in the hall and sit
there with an atlas of the world in his
lap writing his Christmas sermon on
it Mighty tough sermon It was, too,
and got tougher as the slippers contin
ued to arrive. Fact is, he waa getting
pretty mad; and every new pair sent
his temperature up five degrees. Con
sequently, at ten o'clock he was just
boiling. Of course he couldn't swear,
but the way he tramped up and down
that hall and ground his teeth really
amounted to the same thing. The
arriving slippers now began to fall off.
or ten minutes nothing came, and he
was just starting down to ask the
landlady if she couldn't put a cot in
the hail so he could go to bed, when
in came another box. It was from
Jane Just her luck, of course, to be
late and strike him when he was all
worked up to the bursting point But
let us draw a veil over the scene right
here and leave the poor man alone
he opens Jane's box.
It was not more than half-past nine
the next morning when the Rev. Mr.
Stanwix mounted the Wilkinson steps
and tugged at the door belt. He asked
for Jane. It seemed rather queer, but
they uBhered him Into the parlor and
sent Jane in. Well, to make a long
story short. It wasn't ten minutes
until he had the thing all fixed up.. He
had his chair drawn close up beside
her end of the sofa.
"Jane," he was saying, "I've loved
you ever since the first day I saw you,
but I never knew it until I opened
your box."
"Then you liked them, did you?
I'm so glad." murmured Jane.
I should say I did! Why, it's one
of the finest meerschaums I ever saw,
and that tobacco used to be my favor
ite brand at college. But, Jane, how
did you know I used to smoke, and
was dying to begin again?"
Jane had stopped breathing at the
word meerschaum. Now she caught
her breath, and for once in her life
rose to the occasion and didn't put ber
foot In It She simply looked up at
him and smiled demurely.
"Oh, I guessed It," the said.
"It waa the best guest you ever
made. I should have died last nlgbt
amidst that awful landslide of slippers
if I hadn't tmoked about half of that
tobacco. I mean to keep on amoking
now that it, If you don't object,
dear?" -f
Jane scored tgaln.
"I rather like the tmell of good to
bacco," she said. Saturday Evening
Oaly rreaMeat Wlthoet aa "A."
President Roosevelt it the first oc
cupant of the White House in wboM
name tha latter "a" doet not appear
Not only haa that letter appeared in
the namea of all previous Pretidenta
but alto In the names of nearly every
one of tha 61 Americana who have re
ceived votet for Praaldent In the elec
toral coiTeae down to William J.
Bryan. There are only eight excep
Uoaa to thlt rata.
It it generally known by tblt tlM
that "Stephen Adams, the compontsyv
and Michael Maybrick, the barltoaa
singer, are one and the same person.
An interesting fact conce lng tha
first singing of "The &lr"
not generally known, viz., that Mr.
Florence Maybrick was the one who
first sang the words which have aldea
so materially In making the
"Stephen Adams" famous. It wat
aboard his yacht that Michael Ma
brick composed "The Holy City, and
it was ther that Florence Maybrick
first gave voice to its melodlout
Costliest of A" Monomenta.
Mrs. Leland Stanford Is determined
at the university at Palo Alto, Ca
luui iu.. m - t.li
founded in memory or ner sou, .u...
be one of the greatest educational in
stitutions in the world. The magnifi
cent Taj Mahal, that wonderful me
morial tomb at Agra, in India, cosl
116 000,000. but this is less than the
endowment of the Stanford university.
The one monument Is but a master
piece of beauty, the other Is the sourcs
of education and Inspiration to higher
achievements for the countless thou-
i i tha vcaru tn come. Mrs.
Stanford has given her entire time and
attention to her son and te ber hus
band, who bequeathed to ner tun uu
of affection.
How lbs Kw Egti Helped Him.
William II. Leonard, Tammany can- i
didate for assemblyman, was compu- j
mented on his fine voice at the closed
of a campaign speech and was asked
what be took to produce such pleasant
tones. "It's a secret," he said, "but
I don't mind letting you in. I swal
lowed three raw eggs on my wiy w
the hall and kept one in my
as a reserve. I sat down on the pock
et and now I don't know whether it
was that egg or the other mree iuai
did me good."
Col. Jack Astor's Invention.
Colonel John Jacob Astor has patent
ed a marine turbine engine to drive
vessels at high speed, whlcn is nigniy
praised by the experts. The Actor tur
bine differs from other forms in that
it has no stationary parts other than
the Journals and foundation frames
which carry It. The casing of the tur
bine revolves as well as the shaft, but
in nn ononsite direction. While the
shaft propels ono propeller, the case,
whirling ln the opposite airecuim,
moves a second screw, both screws
driving the vessel,
rtijrslclsns Much Interested.
Northport, Mich., Dec. 9. The medi
cal men are Just now eagerly discuss
ing a most remarkable cure of a severe
case of Kidney Disease in this county.i
Mr. Byron 0, Leslie of Northport haa.
for years been a victim of kidney de-.
rangements, with all the consequent,
pain and annoyance. He was gradual-'
ly growing worse and as the disease
advanced he became very despondent,,
often wondering If he would have bJysL
endure this suffering all his lifetime. 1Q
But at last he found a remedy that
cured him in Dodd's Kidney Pills. He
was much pleased, but did not say
much about it lest the good effect ha
experienced would not last Now,
however, after months of continued,
good health he has concluded that he
Is permanently cured and his an
nouncement of this has caused a pro-'
found sensation among the physicians,
and the people who knew of bis appar
ently hopeless condition. .
So PIscs for Phelps or ft too.
In some parts of Peru for example,'
in the province of Jauja hens' egg
are circulated as small xolns, forty
eight or fifty being counted as a dol
lar. In the market places and in the
shops the Indians make most of their
purchases with this brittle sort of
money. One will give two or three
eggs for brandy, another for indigo
and a third for cigars. These eggs
ero packed In boxes by the shop
keepers and sent to Lima. From Jau
ja alone several thousand loads of
eggs are annually forwarded to the
Catarrh Cannot B Car4
with tOCAL APPLICATIONS, is they esnnol
reach the seat of the disease. sturrh is a
blood or constitutional disease, and In order to
cure it you must lake internal remedies. Hsll
fstorrh Cure is taken internally. nd acta
nir'.tly on the blood snd mucous surfac.
Hall s Catarrh ("ure is not quark medicine.
It wa prescribed by one of the best physicians
in ibis country for years, and 1 a regular pre-
hcnptlon. It Is composed 01 me oe wnici
known combined with the best blood purifiers,
acting directly on the mucous surface. The
perfect combination of the two Ingredients I
what produces such wonderful results In curing
Catarrh. Send for ttlmonlls, free.
F. J. CHK.NKY a . Props., Toledo, tt
Rold by druggists, price Tic
Unlit Family Pill am Um best
Some men's idea of being a Chris
tian is to look solemn.
Plso's Cure for Co:'impMon ! ot jnfaiHM
medicine for coughs snd colds. N. W. aaaau
Ocean Grove, N. J., Feb, 17, 1900.
Don't wait for opoprtunlty to call
on you. Go and meet it half way.
Should lie in every home. Ask your grocer
for it. Large 2 oz. package only 6 cents.
Haov is the man whose smile la
toe same ln prosperity and adversity.
inany good physicians and nurses uae
Wizard Oil for obstinate rheumatism
and neuralgia. It's the right thing to
If a man thinks only of himself ho
hasn't much use for brains,
Half an hour is all the time required to
Hold by druggist, 10c per package.
He who follows his own advice must
take the consequences.
Stop thn Coach and
Works Off the Cold
LaxatlTsUroojoQuioluaTaUeU, Prleal
Some people spend a lot of Uma la
regretting things that never happen.
. Than use Daflanc ftarrh. It will
tbem white 11 t-s. for II cants.
When bread la
cakes art excellent
wanting, ontaa