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LINCOLN COUNTY LEADER, TOLEDO. OREGON. THURSDAY.DECEMBER 28. 1922.
MLCKIE, THE PRINTER'S DEVIL
By Guile Sughio
Now th's Boss IS Sick!
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CARD GAMES AT CHRISTMAS
Thin Paeteboarda Afforded Meant of
Entertainment in England During
t Yuletlde Season.
I UNIVERSAL Christmas cus
tom of England In olden,
times was playing at cords.
Persons who never touched
a card at any other season
of the year felt bound to play a few
juines at Christmas.
A prohibitory statute of Henry VII's
reign forbade card playing save during
the Christinas holidays. Of course this
prohibition extended only to persons of
Sir Hoger De Covcrley took care to
provide both creature comfort and
amusement for bis neighbors nt Christ
mas by sending "a string of hog's pud
dings and a puck of cards" to every
poor family in the parish.
Even the pulpit comes In for Its
Share of anecdotes regarding playing
cards. Fuller gives an example of a
clergyman preaching from Romans
12:3, "As God hath dealt to every
man the measure of faith." The rever
end gentleman in question adopted as
an illustration of his discourse the
metaphor of "dealing" as applied to
cards,"remindl:ig bis congregation that
they should follow suit, ever play
above board. Improve the gifts dealt
out to them, take care of their
trumps, play promptly when It came
their turn, etc.
Short notes were frequently written
on the backs of playing cards. In an
old collection of poetry Is found the
following lines :
"To a Lady Who Sent Her Compli
ments to a Clergyman on the Ten of
"Your compliments, dear lady, pray
"Old English services are more sin
"You send teu hearts the tithe Is only
"Give me hut one and burn the other
' nine." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
LEGEND OF THE MISTLETOE
Yuletide Bough Was Responsible for
Death of Balder, Son of Odin,
an Old Story.
1IIE mistletoe bough, ac
cording to an old Scandl
uavlun legend, was respon
sible for the deuth of
Balder, the son of Odin,
and the God of Eloquence and Poetry.
Having informed his mother, Friga,
that a dream had warned him of his
Imminent death she invoked all the
powers of eurth fire, air, earth and
water (Including all animals and
plants) to come to his rescue. In the
combats of the gods, therefore, he
found himself uninjured.
But Louke, his deadly enemy, was
determined to discover the secret of
his Invulnerability, and by Judiciously
flattering Friga, and praising the
progess of her son, obtained from her
the reason. But, she foolishly told him,
there was one feeble little shoot she
had not thought It necessary; to In
yoke the mistletoe.
The treacherous Loake Immediately
procured a branch of the mistletoe,
and entering the assembly of gods pre
sented an arrow made from It to blind
Heda, with the words "Balder Is be
fore thee. Shoot I" He shot and Balder
fell, pierced and slain.
And countless thousands have since
been "slain" and will be slain for ages
to come with "darta" from the "mistle
MYTHS OF CHRISTMAS SEASON
Among Some of Peasantry of France
la Belief That Bread Remains
Fresh Ten Years.
EGEXDS and myths without
number have become asso
ciated with the celebration
of Christmas. Among some
of the peasantry of France
is a strong belief that loaves of bread
baked ut Christmas will remain fresh
for ten years. It Is also believed by
some of the simple folk that during
the whole of the Christmas holidays a
portion of bread should be left on the
table day and night because the Holy
Mother may coma to share It. For
some reason not to be explained, there
is a superstition among some French
peasant wives that no bread must be
baked between Christmas day nnd the
Feast of the Circumcision, because an
Infraction of this rule will bring dis
aster on the household.
There Is a peasant belief of age long
standing that If the cattle on the farm
be given drink Immediately after the
midnight mass of Christmas their
health will continue good throughout
the year. Another belief Is that If seed
of wheat be wrapped In a tablecloth
which has been used for Christmas
dinner, a profitable harvest will be
Insured. Another strange belief Is that
a cold bath taken on Christmas day
will protect the bather against fevers
and toothache throughout the year.
TP CHRISTMAS ribbons could
express themselves they would
say that people were thrifty,
for some rlbbonf claim to have
been doing business every
Christmas for many, many
years. They are often pressed
and made to look their best, but
they're the same ones used
nguin and again. However, It
they could philosophize they
would rejoice that they were
the means of adding gaiety,
color and, cheer to Christmas
packages year after year!
Lady: I sup
pose you wish
several times a
Willie: I used
to till I got en
gaged to Millie
Nextdoor, but It's
The Merry Christmas.
Jud Tunklns says that wlshln' a
man a merry Christmas and takln'
pains to provide him with a merry
Christmas are two different things.
BARGAIN 2 acres, 9 room house,
big sleeping porch, near O. A. C. cam
pus; good for boarding, fine chicken
farm and garden, bearing fruit. Cheap
for fash or trade for place near To
ledo or Qaqulna Bay. Call on or write
C. Van Hlne, Corvallls. Ore. Box 1.
40 6t paid.
Today we are happy in the
thought of the confidence of our
friends, their faith in us as mer
chants and as individuals.
We extend to all our sincere
wishes for a Happy New Year.
For. 8 Days De
c. 20 to J
Things are sure going to hum
around this store during this
Sale. It is only once a year that
we have this kind of Sale. In
vestigate this Sate the first
lay. IT WILL PAY YOU.
EIGHT BATS City
$35.00 Overcoats $27.00
$32.00 Overcoats $25.00
$30.00 Overcoats $23.00
$25.00 Overcoats $18.50
$19-50 Overcoats $13.50
EIGHT DAYS ONLY
Values $1.50 to $2.25
Madras and Percales
$6.85 at $575
5.00 at $4.95
EIGHT DAYS ONLY
Broken Lot Values $4.50,
85.50, SG.50. Don't wait until
it is too late. This chance will
last only as the Shoes do.
EIGHT DAYS ONLY
Lot 1 .$2.25
Values up to $4.00
EIGHT DAYS ONLY
1-6 OFF REGULAR PRICES.
$8.00 at v.... $6.45
$11.00 at ...... v.. ....$9.15
Roduccd Prices. NONE- Reserved EIGHT DAYS ONUf
Our Bargain Counter Is Loaded
WE WILL HAVE EXTRA SALESMEN FOR THIS EVENT
11 OIL, O
We will pay Railroad Fares to all persons from towns within a radious of 20
miles of Toledo who purchases $25 of Shoe! and Clothing
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