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NAPOLEON, O., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1894.
VOL. 3XII-N0. 44.
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Vnrw exactlv what vou are
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before you buy. People m this
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best goods in the market for
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Now that the holiday season
is approaching the store pi
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holiday attire. Goods suitable
for gifts are making their am-
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hne bids fair nf
, nnrl i u
lume vanea man ever.
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goods can find just what they
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of Saur & Balsley. Books,
fancy stationery, albums, toilet
good, gold pens and holders,
and a hundred and one thin o-s
can nere-be seen that will make
suitable? presents for the holi
A specialty is made in wall
P !. The stock is large and
".em-, witn ail the latest pat
terns to select from, the house
always taking pride in showing
their stock and how cheap one
.', can paper their house. The
window shade stock is also
The paints and oils found at
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pounded by experienced men
and can he relied upon as be
ing correct. Thev also kefm
in stock all of the best ' and
most reliable patent medicines,
pomprising remedies arid' cures
for every known diseases
Visitors are always welcome
at the store of Saur & Balsley,
and obliging clerks ready to
show . you attention, whether
you wish to purchase ox not. i
A NEW YfcAK'S PRAYER.
Thou art our God, Redeemer and Creator;
Thou art "Our Fathe.r,"dearest name of all.
Great ta thy power and wisdora, in love,
Therefor we f earmot on thy name to call.
Hear us, O Father, as Tre come coafcBstnt:
Tbo sins and f ollics of the bygone year.
Grant us forgiveness and with that thy lof
Our tuith to BteeBjthen and our hearts to
Sweetun for us each hitter cup.of duty
Or strengthen as their bitterness t quail.
Give us to see ho Kin in all Bis beauty
And. in behoM. the, land which is far off.
We thank thee- for.onr bein and wen baing.
Give us uilitting and upholding grace
To serve thus- hero until, earth's shadow flee
ine. WvrDW2Cr shall see the face to face.
The Little Stranger.
New Tear's In Canada.
The young Canadian on New Year'b
morning, alter he has taken breakfast
with his father, mother, sisters and
brothers, wends his way to tho best
looking girl in tho range, and as he
very well knows she can't, rnfnco ti !,-;
him on "le jour de 1'an" presents him
self at her door, there to be warmly
greeted and invited to enter.
Taking off his snowshoes it's easier
and more "a la mode dn Canadian"' I
climb over the crusty snowbanks than
use a "traineau" he accepts the invi
tation, and as he ernsseu tho j
he gives the girl, for whom he has long
cherished a deep regard, a couple of
smacks that cause the old folks in the
kitchen to question each other as to the
origin of the noise. Light drinks are
served. That's what the young man
does. Tho young girl waits,
But the old folks An not
the day is the first one of the year. So
after the work of the household is over
they put on their best
A .... .... . "
mon.laisir," and the,
a i , , .
El y?v -
NTanlrTrrnnM f cr . w ueay twice tne amount of a yea ago. Come arid bW'" " J mA
Neckar from 50e to $1.50. Suspenders from 75c silt. to $3 Of? Tjinen Sand'
ot)S iC kerchiefs to $6 per doz. Silk HanHvkSr S??. 1 ' 50.
start out and Degm the rounas; or muit
iug calls, stopping at each bouse,- the
old man kissing the neighbor's-old wom
an, and vice versa, rinsing it down withi
"a la votre" from the sideboard.
Conviviality reigns, good health is
Srunk, and alcoholism is unknown;
From the time the sun first oasts its
rays ou a Canadian New Year's morn
ing until a week and sometimes two
weeks later a round of jollification) ex
ists among the French-Canadians of
good standing. Every night a dinner as
held at one of .the "clique," and so on
till each has had his "blow out," and
finally all relapse into the old rut of
common, everyday life, arising at the
sound of the angelusiu the morning and
burning very few candles and still less
i kerosene in the evening.
What the Mew Year Brines.
Good wishes without number.
Change, but not always silver.
January and all the others.
Mistakes we date our letters wrong.
Friends grown older and a few joy
less. Bills of every description, but every
one too large.
Improvements that cause wonder and
Dividends without variety, nil Rimms
like old flannels.
"The new jhe door the new
New friehds? Yes, and worthy ones
joo. How have We nxistBdwitliont '"-
tied every noble sentiment God placed in
your heart as a child. You have sacri
ficed every principlo that makes a man
jpjeted and beloved. Ycu hive made
nione- 5"on nave ben Pointed out
as a thing' ixStocl of a man. As a hu
man bain" yC1 fcave lived to 06 hated
and revilod. Aft,
"After death -wh'.",t?" whispered Mi
"The recording angel o heaven Eets
apart a page in her golden bo,'"k or lach.
human hoi no hnm ff n. '' See!
I have brought the book that you m. g.
gaze upon it. Here is your Dase r ',
page on which your name was inscribed
as a child. What do you see?"
The old man looked and peered and
rubbed his eyes. Blindness seemed to
have come to him, cud in his terror ho
gruanea aiona. (
"Here is the debit avarice, selfish
ness, greed, riches. Here should bo
your credits, but there are nono. Look
for them. Bend your head to bring your
eyes nearer. Today brines a new venr
I 1 Allow ... , . "
Neckwear. SusDendera r.i tt.ji, , . . ,
ed. This is the record from W:sic;i Dp
will Jdge you 1 I closo the book!"
Tbe galo bowled about tbe old house
and rattled doors and windows, but Mi
ser Jonos paid no heed. Men passed and
repassed, some laughing, some cursing,
but he did not look out upon them.
Noon came, aud lie sat there with pencil
In his fingers and paper before him.
The winter day drew to a closo, and
night camo down, but no light shouo
from his window. At midnight he sat
where noon, found him, at daylight t
whero the winds of midnight bad blown,
the snow under the door And over his
leet When noon came again, some oner :. .
pened his door and cried out that Hiser ! ,
Junes was dead I
How Year's Donts. j
Don't fail to receive Now Ye's day
with a smiling face.
Don't usher in that day by declaring'
you are growing old.
Don't sent word yon are out because'
New Year's sails are out of fashion.
, Don't neglect to send, a bonbon bos to !
your best girL " . f
Don't receiva on oitt menu gioomnyi
Don't trust to new 1S05 and slander
Don't fail to send Now Year's greet
ings to those- far away.
Don't think you may meet your fate
in 1895. Perhaps it will be better to
Don't be unfriendly. Do all the good
you can, and don't slandor anybody.
Don't turn over too many new leaves
Don't be unhappy about anything;. Be
Don't derido the new year.
Don't make the day unhappy.
Don't lose your temper.
Don't fall in love.
Don't declare you hate men.
Don't celebrate too much.
Old Scotch Practices.
At New Year's in Scotland ehilf.ren
make calls upon their older friends and
sing in front of the house, after the style
of Christmas carols;
Get up, gudo wife, and shake your feathers.
Dinna think that we- are beggars.
We are children out for play.
Gie's oor cakes an let's away.
Of a different class are the men who,
wearing disguises, cnll begging upon
their richer neighbors and shout:
Get up, gude man; be na sweer,
And deal out bread as king as you're here.
The day will come when you will be dead..
You'll neither care for meat nor bread.
To Get the Best Husband.
A verv pretty custom was that of
tasting the "cream of the well," the j
first drink fromvspring or well on New
Year's morn. The first pail of water
drawn, "the flower of tho well," in
sured positively fyo best husband in the
parish to tho water drawer. . r- : .
Twall struck two neebour hizzios raise
An liltin gaed a sad gnto.
Tho flower o' the well to our house r.aes,
An I'll hue the bonniest lad yet.
Welcome the Crmlng-, Speed tho Parting
All Gone. v
Stuffer-VThe Gadsbys have
gant New x eat luuch' ?ld -Dashaway-
av? yon bem th? s
Stuffer Oh, j T, t
Dashaway Then V get something
to eat before I go. -
"We should be thankful fi4-',natt lnet
cies," said tho boarding house mU,,lressv.
"We havotn he rpnlloH t.h0 it- board
er as he gazed at the diminutive"- tui
I er as he gazed at the dlmlnutiw- tui tte'
u .j. v J. u.cri a.
Draw up the chair about the logs.
That sparkle bright and gar;
That in quaint flowers on. the walll
In madcap frolic play..
Oh, toss all sorrow to the winds,.
For this is Christmasday.
" . j What if the chilly winds without.
v About the chimney How
And high against the frosted pases
Maktt minarets of snow-
When Christmas cheer-this eozy nasi
With comfort sets aglow I
The happy child upon the floor,.
With feelings luscious ripe,,
Playwlth the red toy-animal
Of curious spot orstripe
While deep within his little heaat
The birds of springtime pipe.
He roams beneath his loaded, tree
Bosido tho inglenook,
Aliv.) with candies, blocks and drums
. And many a picturo book
From dear old Santa Claus, whcane
Lust night but hush oh, lookt
HeM comes the plump and luscious goose
Bo savory and brown,
A golden promise on a dish.
Our cares and fears to drown.
And place on our triumphant brows
A rich though fleeting crown.
Come, let us carve him whilo he's hot
And breathing fumes of spico,
I And pilo tho pungent stuffing high
Vpcn each juicy slice,
And in dream shallops lightly drift
Through flowery paradise.
And afterward we'll light our pipes
Whilo twilight shades appear,
And when we break tho wishbone fraft
Amid the blazing cheer,
Let him who wins wish or uaaft
A happy, glad Now. Xear,
AN OLD MAID'S VIEW.
KATE SUBORN ON THE JOYS ANQ,
...'lORRQWa OF CHRISTMAS
She Says It Should Be Exclusively a Chll
(Jren's Day The Ideal Found In the Home
tttf)wriW5 Wnat an Bachelor Con
Copyright, 1804, by
for decades, centti-
i'ies, eons, mere uas oeen
but ono authorized, ste
reotyped, fatiguing ly
X uniform viow of this an
V nual festival r.t least as
' ns conscientiously, and with
given to. voluminosity by tho uui
nnflaggiua; "ess the editorials, the
versal pnbHo'. '-torical articles, the
long, inevitable Iik. 'als for general
cheerful, moraliziQrff., sasaa a
ttUP .1I H H a?n&
. . .
TTaff xnii : n
charity ana gooa awrua, uia m, uy
from a woman's pen, are exactly like
those ground out in 84,74, '04, '54, .'44,
and rq ou ad infinitum and ad nanscam.
The lay sermons at the end of all Inatfa
lines agree with those entirely in infor
mation vouchsafed, in mellow reminis
cences, in rather patronizing greetings-to
their largo clk-ntello. Encyclopedias are
searched,. th name old bits from: fa
vorite carol given. Carols are kimHy
explained. The "boar's head" they all
bring in at lust associated in a general'
way with: the- Tiraiu that so bores me
that I sympathize just a littio with tliat
old tyrant, Caligula, who "wishod: alio
Roman people bad but ono neck. .that k
might cut it off at a blow. "
"Gauinbursti ' was tho namftor fh
old original batt not boar. Let us pnsb
him once for all "down tho badcomlry
of time"' and have a little rest.-.
I do. net believe that theao foots,
many of them doubtful; these- quota
tions;, these gentle lessons, . so many,
many times exhumed and . reprinted.
are even read through by anyone:. Why
feel obliged to follow on in thoeanje old
path? 1 am going to dare to give- anoth
er sidof tho subject, one that will find
an answering echo in niaiiy aa honest
heart, for after one has arrived at mid
dle- age he or she, married' or unmar
ried, finds the recurrence of Thanksgiv
ing and Christmas rather sad occasions,
when one must try to pusl away the
past, shut the eyes to tho dear dead
faces that oome up so vividly, forget
neself in making tho time pass pleas
antly for those whose liv.osi are still un
sullied by sin or sorrow or bitter dis
illusions und try to give the children as
good a timo as possible,.
Christmas should bu exclusively a
children's day. Let us. give it to them,
who can find glowing: delight in trans
parent myths, a few- toys and bags of
popcorn and bright colored sugar plums..
For ns grownups it lias degenerated fair
to a laborious farco that to sonio is ap
proaching the tragic Presents must be
cle, relatives expwilr remembrances and
especially intimate friends, not forget
ting a set of claimants who only send
you greeting and a cheap oard, but care
fully estimate the cash value of 5ir
enforced remembrance and treat you
accordingly. The rich waBte thousands
in endeavoring to excel eaeh other in
needless trinkets, bric-a-brac, bonbons,
superfluous, gems, luxurious nothings
big dinners, costly vfines, illustrating
that text so true, yet so difficult to ex
plain, tot those less, fortunate, "To him
that hath shall be .given," or, in every
day parlance, "The Lord' gives apples to
those who have 'no teeth." It is with
such simply "a quid pro quo, " and there
is very little honest merriment in the
In big, blessed, unbroken, congenial
families the ideal Christmas is often
realized, whero tbo boys and girls return
wich families o their own, never forget
ting the old psople, return loaded with
gifts aud goodies, and bringing the
lively mnsio of happyi satisfied hearts.
But to the starved. 'but, the repressed,
who maka a bravo pretense of being at
peaej and gladsome, it is a hard part to
piav. In stories written expressly for
Mich neonle the old lover rr,,,"""'.'.l Citi,'' !
jr 't iiMiia-
ful and fond; tliQ Onerous old bachelor
carries away captive the youngest, pret
tlfesfc maiden of the lot. Alasl in real
life the young flirt captivates the aunt's
most devoted standby aud laughs at the
ancient bach'-'or who ripH to hn Ernllnnt.
. ... .... ..c .-' i . i I
One old uacjieior I'uuiessea to me iasi
year that he was 86 foiictfn' at tho glad
Yuletido that he wished could be
made nnoonsoious until it was over. He
longed to skip it and escape from its de
pressing horrors. As ho must live right
through it, however dismal the experi
ence, he would always take the cars for
a long trip, or even cross the ocean,
armed with a lot of exciting novels to
drive away sad thoughts. Ho was a fine
looking, prosperous, popular fellow, and
I know his generosity to others to have
been unbounded. He madtf Christmas a
day of feasting and junketing to many.
All that does not cure the aching old
Throw oft the conventional shackles
and don't try to be so terribly, so un
naturally, jovial yourself, and soon the
smiles on tho dear faces, as yet free
from lines of care and sorrow, will be
reflected way down in each lonoly heart.
Then we shall not have to say, with
Longfellow, "How inexpressibly sad are
all holidays!" Kate Sanborn.
It is estimated that New York sponds
$1,500,000 for its Christmas candies.
Snharriba for the Nokthwkht $1.00.
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i ESCs. 'TO l TO 4
xx yxi oucj iq m
!N THE LAND OF CAKES.
Cartons Customs and Mytha of . Sew Tears
Kay Still PrevatMrfe
"Hogmanay," m the Scotch foil: call
their Now Year's eve, istha greatest
festival of tho year in tho "land o
cakes4' and has many ancient and ca
rious customs and superstitions- con
nected with it The origin of tho name
is uncertain, but it is pretty generally
conceded t bavo been derived from the
French words "an goi meaes"-. (Wad
to the mistletoe), in allusion. In the- an
cient Druidical custom, of- ratting the
mistletoe from the oak. on the night of
tho last day of the year.. The- sacred
plant was brought bj.-tha priests into
the towns and market -plnca and tven
to the people as on amulet to preserve
them from war and other' oalamities.
While they bad such a good old tcoguo
as the Gaelio near as:bannV it is not to -be
supposed that the pious Dtuids spoke
to their votaries in- the- language of
JohnnyCrapaud. The intimate1 connec
tion of Scotland and'Frarme during the
middle ages will easily account far tbe '
introduction of ther-torm "hogmanay."
The days abouti; Now Year's which
from the revelry- and, mummery that
characterized them:Wr called1 by the
Scotch tho "daf'i.days,'' bear closo re
semblance to the- "f.ete des fous,"
wbiun interfered? so. soamlnrously with
the vigils in tha: Frenulii churches during-
the sixteenth i oontury that they were
finally put do'n by the bishop of An
gresiu 1598. During theso "fetes des ;
fijus" bands of beggar clad in f antastio
garbs broke into.tbeehnrchoson tho eve.
of the New YearH and after singing
their weird aarol demanded alms of
Tho modern Scotch representatives of
thoso obtrusive boggars wore known .as.
tho "guisards' or "gyzars." These.
were harmless and entertaining mask,
ers, who wore generally admitted into
the houses ot tho best families in the.
country,, wterre, after singing theirj
carols they were permitted IO dauc
with the members of the household..
Many assert that tho hoghmon, or hill
me, were the good genii versus tha
trolls, or evil ones, who werj the beiugi
roierrod to; hence tho dittyr.
Gio me o' your whitu broad.
I'll hae nano o' your gray.
The white bread, signifying the good
things of life, versus the gray, or evil
ones. A very popular rnyme, wun a
moral, is one freely sung la the north
eastern counties of Scotland:
Get up, gude wife, aw:t Wnna aweir lazy
And deal your bread to, them that's hero,
For the timo will come when ye'll be dead.
And then ye'll neither need ale nor bread ,
My feet's cauW, my ahoon'B thin, .
Gie's my cake and let me rin.
Having chalked the doors with, the
New Year's numbers, they depart to
gather coppers, cakes and. fruit else.
At the stroke of midnight enoh mem
ber of the family party would qnaff a
full bumper of "hot pinfTiyd Wish tha
others a happy New Year ajid, many of
them. Then it w tagtmuW'i'ot the
elders to (xth with a hot kettj
Llcnd and cheese, etc., and pay visits of
greeting to the neighbors. The first
party to enter a house were called the
"first foot" and yere warmly welcome
ed, as their arrival in that capacity in
dicated good luck. Much kindly rivalry
ensued, and from midnight to 1 o'clock
the streets were fairly swarming with
Would bs "first footers. " This oustom
was still prevalent in Scott's day.
Irish New Tear's Cakes.
In County Antrim in Ireland among
the Scotch-Irish oaten bannocks, with a
hole in the middle, like our doughnuts,
are specially baked for gift cakes. In
other Irish counties a cake is thrown
outside the door on New Year's eve
"to keep out hunger" the ensuing year.
In tbe isle of Man a curious belief
and custom existed till the middle of
this century. In each home the house
wife smoothed the ashes over the kitch
en floor just before stepping into bed.
If there were found in the morning on
the surface of the ashes anything re
sembling the print that pointed toward
the door, it indicated a death in the
family within the year. But if the heel
of tho footprint were toward the door
it was a sure proof that the family
would be increased.
"He was wonderfully careful in fix
ing himself up bofore he called ou Miss
Lordly New Year's day."
"Why didn't ho do as the storekeepers
do display the Bign, 'Holiday pres
Holidaysj this year we have
. . , Ufw t.ltc
rice To AH.
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