Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 22, 1912, NEWS SECTION, Image 9

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    OLD STORY OF MISTLETOE
How It Came to Be Invitation to
Man to Do His Primate Duty.
HAS TROUBLESOME DREAMS
Cntom of Klealn- Under thr Ml
tlrtec Ilntra Uncle io thr
Dun "When Tbor nnil
1I In llnlrd.
T)i cuMom Of kissing under the mlMle
toe goes back to the days when Tlior and
Odin and alt the other rods of the north
bind walked and talked with men.
naldur, the ton of Odin nnd FtlRen, the
Apollo of Scandinavian mythology, the
flaxen haired Koddes.i 0f sunshine and It
attendant blealnic, was loved by all
earthly nnd heavenly beings savo one
Iokl, the Rod of early tire and Its at
tendant ovll.
Naturally Lokl would hate him, for In
the spring when naldur came forth with
his bright and warm sunlight the world's
people deserted I-okl'a hearth fires and
did not return to them until the golden
(accil cod chose to dopart In the fall,
not UaWur with his happy nature cared
little for the other's Jealousy and in the
livo of his wife, Xanna (blossom)) lived
for years a Joyous existence.
At length, however, says a writer in
I ncle Remus' Magazine, ho began to
have troublesome dreams vUlona of dis
aster and of death. What could tt mean?
It was all so now to him, this lover of
light nnd pleasure. lie consulted tht
mother. Frlggo, and she In her distress
sent word to Odin.
Long Frlgga thought and then one de
vised a plan, she sent messengers far and
wlda through tho universe nnd had every
creature, animate or Inanimate, swenr
to do her son no harm. Willingly all
promised, for did not all love the sunlight
good? All? No, tho surly mlstletoo re
futed to swear, and that was the cause
of great future sorrow. But what Injury
could a bit of mlstleton do? FrlCTrn waa
all Joy; her darling was safe from any
thing; sprung from earth, air, fire or
water!
Promised Ho Harm.
Now as the years passed nnd tht gods '
learned how absolutely safa Baldur waa
fnjm any wound whatever they fro
quetnly amused themselves by using him
for a target for all sorts of mlsalles
tones, clubs nnd weapons. One dny as
they "were playing thus nnd shouting with
laughter at their failures FrlgRa, sitting
t her spinning wheel, asked an old
woman who was passing what was thy
cau of all the merriment
"The gods," answered the old woman,
"are amusing1 themselves trying to hurt
your son."
Ah," said Frlgga, with a boastful
imlle, "they can never do It, for all thlnes
have promised not to harm lilm."
"All things?" Inquired the old woman.
"Yes, all things, except tho fnill mlstle
too, who, of course, Is too significant
to trouble any one." The old woman was
Lokl In disguise.
Hastening away, the evil god went
straight to the mistletoe that grew on
the oak outside the gates of Valhalla and
breaking off a piece turned It by manic
art Into a hard, ntmrp dart. Then hurry
ing back ho found the gods stilt Playing
tho game-all except Baldur"s blind
brother, Uodur, who leaned gloomily
against a tree nnd listened In silence to
tho laughter,
"Why do 'you not play, HodurV said
tokl.
"How can I?' answered. Jlodur. "Am 1
not bind?"
"Ah," laugheq Xiokl, "T will show you
how. Ktand thus and throw this Hart
with all your strength."
Tho mlstletoo shaft hissed through the
air, and Baldur, the god of life giving
lleht, fell dead.
Tenderly the guards planed his body
upon his favorlto ship, the Rlnghorn, nnd
prepared to give both to the sea, Then
ell the heavenly ones came to gaxo upon
the beloved face; but Nannu, bending
over lilm, could not bear the sight, and
her heart broke, and she was laid beside
him on the vessel. Then tho great ship
was set nftre nnd floated, a sheet of
flame, out on tho distant waters. And
even yet wa may. see at sunset the burn
ing vessel of Baldur far In the west.
aNov the guards felt that some show of
justice must be made, and In conciliation,
hoping to soothe tho pnssldnato sorrow of
the mother, Frlgga, Ihoy dedicated tho
mistletoe to her,; and to this day It Is
under her enro and control. And now
sin and sorrow had hallowed It; for
henceforth it was to grow, not ns a
symbol of bitterness and hatred, but as
a sign of tenderness and love.
But the gods decreed that It was to
stand for these- things only so long as It
touched not Juki's kingdom, the poll,
and for this reason It Is never seen grow
Ing on the ground, and wo ourselves ul
days hang It high on tho rafters or chan
deliers. And now that tt was the plant of
toy, the custom urous for enemies to
become friend under the mistletoe, for
lovers' to pledge their troth beneath It . .
and for those who met there to kiss as a,
lsn of affectionate fellowship.
1
Quickly Now! f
You CANNOT Strike the
Heart Chord Any Closer
Buy a
Victrola
.as an
Xmas
Gift!
It's an UNSELFISH
remembrance, because
EVERY0ODY will enjoy it!
You'll THANK us for URGING you thusly,
when you S&fi tho pleasure your VICTROLA gift
will create on CHRISTMAS Morn'. We have o
COMPLETE stock of "Victrolas" in every model,
every size und every finish and we have them
RIGHT upon our floors. No tedious Pro-Christmas
delays; the " Viotrolas" are here READY to deliver
to your homo any hour, any dny, even up to Christ
mas Morn'. And another thing, we sell them at n
DISTANCE. JuBt order by MAIL feeling certain
that you will get aa low a price as though you liv.cd v
but a block away from us. Please noto that you may
purchase ANY "VICTROLA" in this stock, paying
nierely ONE-TENTH down at any time of purchase
and the balance as BEST suits your convenience.
Nebraska
Cycle Co.
Corner 15th and Harney Streets. Omaha
334 Broadway, Council Bluffs, Iowa
We Will Save You Money
and at the same time we promise to provide you with more piano quality than
you can got elsewhere if you will purchase your piano from us. Our Christmas
stock this year is much larger than in the past. Nearly every stylo of pinno
casing and wood is shown. We have the exclusive agency for Omaha for twenty
three of the leading makes.
A Piano as a Christmas present is the ideal gift, for the reason that its
uses are many; jt is ornamental, it aids' in the education of 'the children, it as
sists in the entertainment of company; through it amusement is furnished for
the entire family. '
A Piano is a most unselfish gift, for while pleasing the recipient, the bene-
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Cits from it go to the entire household.
Burins our
Great Christmas Piano Sale
we. guarantee to save tho buyer at least 'S3fayi and in some instances the savings will amount to 65 over the
prices for the same qualities asked in othor piano stores. As to terms of payment
You Should Buy Here
for the one important reason that the same amount of money expended for a piano from Ha yd en Bros, will- pro
cure a great deal more piano quality nnd on terms in most cases of the buyers' own choosing.
Hero is a Bample. A certain well known -piano company are makers of several very good instruments. They
are made in the same factory, by the same workmen and the materials put into them are the same; the only dif
ference in them being the name plate. On each of these Pianos after, the name of tho instrument you will find
the figures $300.
These Pianos are being widely advertised over Nebraska as worth $350, and are being sold in several places
at from $250 to $350. Haydcn Bros, arc offering this instrument from now until Christmas to all customers for
$172.50. BUY NOW, and we will agree to deliver your instrument any time up to December 25th.
We Sell More Pianos
than any house in. Nebraska, for the reason that qualities are higher, our prices are lower, and our terms are
easier. Come and let us prove to you this statement.
SPECIALS IN USED PIANOS
Behning $125.00
New England $100.00
Camp & Co $100.00
A. Gray $50.00
Harrington $125.00
Steinway $250.00
Wellington $125.00
Vose & Son $125.00
Ohickering & Son $125.00
Decker & Son $100.00
Lexington $100.00
Steger $175.00
Hardman $150.00
Kimball $75.00
Story & Camp $75.00
HAYDEN BROTHER
1 U. .w
mi
Let it be an
Electrical Christmas...
Elictrlcil vrctnt are always o-
ceptaMe, always a4
never wear wt.
cmrlstmM Tree KlrkUs Outfits
It llnhts, one Circuit $5.60
IS llffhts. two circuit 6.00
24 lights, three circuit .50
J! lirhu. four circuit...,,.... t.03
We will only have a limited itoc5
Had xtens
Olympia Candy Store
1518 Harney St.
A. B. Sweet Shop
Corner 16th and Jaokson
SANTA CLAUS CANDY
HEADQUARTERS
In ovory city thore are
stores that olaim to be candy
headquarters, but in Omaha,
the, Olympia aud tho A. B.
Sweet shop are recognized
as being the places of iho
best candies. The most com
plete assortment ever shown
Try , our box candles.
PRICKS 50c TO $10.00
All Kinds of Xmas Candies
at Reasonable Prices.
At the Last Moment
You cmn find exactly what you need to
complete your Xmas purchases at
Gustafson & Henrickson
Loyal Jewelers
16th and Capitol Ave.
The Best,
Most Usefu
and Most
Desirable
S Are
Here
Gift
UUl OUUW1UU AIUKITO llivtuicn UJUSt. .yytmjavvu w
women and children comprises everything conceivable of latest
jewelry, nllverwwe and flnB cut glass. See our window display
"before supplying your seeds.
Our prices) considering quality, are the lowest in tho city.
EXTRA
Al " I
linnsimas
Force!
'Phone us early Mon
day morning and wo
will call for your gar
ments and clean and
press them up oxcel
lently in plenty of time
for -wear on Christmas
day.
Tyler U"t V
Dresher
Brothers
2211.19 Farnam St.
5 years
f-ib. simplex. Ir
8.1b. HlmpleV Iron, with de
IS.SO
Implex. Iron 4. SO
t&ctiable plug- 5.00
rJou Xltctrlo Cturllatf Xros. ,93.50 '
t-eiouie uiectrio uurunc iron with
hair drylnir con.b 14.50
Every woman aliuuM have on of
thcae.
Blaetrlo Warmlny T&
BlnjfU heat ,..,.-.. ...S.0o
Three heats e,0
A good bed fellow In cold weather.
AiraeM VlVrator EquM to any f 35.00
machine on the market, our
price 915.00
Indlapensable for achea and pains.
Cfeafhir BlefcM SO to S0.00
Taeaaaa Sieaaer The very beat we
can find on the market and fully
guaranteed, regular price I37.SQ;
our price , f SM0
OotYe rereelatwr 18.00
Meetrte Yeaatera tS.IO and tt.00
sroesei run xairnis... ti.uo to 11.00
XUotrlo x.wHe
Kleetrlc Desk Lamps JI.SO to t20.00
Electric Piano Lamps 19.00 to IJ5.00
Electrlo Library
Lamps .... .... 110.00 to $50.00
Our 110.00 lamps are equal to any
ii.do lamps in umsna. uur iib.oo
lamps are equal to any 111.00 lamp
Jn Cnaha.
Tloot XAJups 15.00 to 175.00
Our $10.00 Tiffany Verd Floor
Lamp Is (Teat comfort to old
Pftople. a con.panlon to the "old
arm cnair.
XMy other eleetrleal sttrvesUoas.
Write for booklet on lamps.
Burgess-Grinilen Go.
1S11 Mawui,
OXCtKA
SPORTING
GOODS
Hom of the following named
articled uriH nake moat suitable
gift for father, mother, sister,
brother, sweetheart or friend:
Sleds, Flexible Flyers, Skis,
Wagons, Punching Bags, Shaving
Bets, Safety Raxors, Guns, Rifles,
Kodaks, Carving Sets, Exercisers,
Fishing Tackle, Pooket Knives,
Golf Supplies, Gun Cases, Hunt
ing CoatK, Dog Collars, Tricycles,
Thermos BqtUes. Boxing Gloves,
Footballs, Bweater Coats.
SKATBS lee nnd Heller.
TOWNSEND
GUN CO.
181 Fat-sam Street
KODAK
KODAK PICTURES of the things that in
teres t us, means fun in the taking and fireside
companionship in the years before us.
The Kodak makes photography so simple a
child can enjoy it is so capable you can never
exhaust its possibilities.
Let Your Christmas gift this
year be a KODAK,
Just a few good sug
gestions: Resnor Heaters
Portable Lamps
Gas Logs
Toasters
Gas Irons
See our beautiful display
of suitable Christmas gifts
for a little money each.
Lodge No. 90 i
Loyal
Order of Moose
i
of the World i
will, at their regular meet- i
ing, Thursday night, Decemv
ber 26, initiate a large class j!
of candidates. If you axe in- ji
terested, call at the club .
house and file your applica- (
tiori. Members are requested (
to bring their friends to the j
club bouse between tho ;
hours of 9 a. m. and 12 p. m.
for inspection. By special j
dispensation from the Su- ;
preme Lodge the initiation ,
fee has been reduced from
$25.00 to $5.00 for a short
time only. Members are en:
titled to benefits of $7, sick
or accident. Free medical at
tention to members and fam
ilies. Dues are 75c per month
; 11" you are interested, call
or address J. A. Schroodoty
District Director, Loyai
Order of Moose.
We have them
THE ROBERT DEMPSTER CO.
TWO STOKXS
1813 Farnam Street. 306 South 15th Street.
Omaha Gas Moose cm.
Company
416 South 17th St.,
Tel. Doug. 6826.
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