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THE FLORIDA STAB FRIDAY DECEMBER 21 1900 b
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My had my lot Christmas dinner in the
ilddle of July said the new returned
traveler to his friends when the subject
et Christmas festivities and the conse
quent financial drain for presents hap
pened to be brought up by the Impecuni
ous member of the group
July exclaimed the clergyman in
quiringly Havent you made a mistake
Christmas is not one of the movable
feasts of the church
What I mean1t explained the travel
er Uis that if you had Christmas here
under the same conditions you would
have it in July I had my last Christmas
dinner In Australia
In reply to various inquiries he ex
p plained
As you of course know they have
summer in Australia when we have win
ter here but what struck me as strange
was that although Christmas is the most
adaptable feast in the world the people
of Australia celebrate it just as we do
Last Christmas in Coolgardie there was
a sandstorm instead of a blizzard and
the theremometer stood 00 degrees in
the shade but the windows of the stores
were dressed with cotton snow and tinsel
ice and evergreens just as if the festival
were being held in England where most
of those who were participating had
been born On Christmas eve Santa
Claus came with a jingle of sleighbells
and stamped around to shake off the ar
tificial snow and was almost suffocated
with mufflers and robes The Christmas
dinner was just as heavy as ever was
served in midwinter and the plum pud
dings that had been sent out from Eng
land by thoughtful friends were brought
on burning
This led to a discussion of Christmas as
it is celebrated in different parts of thH
world and the fact was brought out that
though Christmas revels often admit of
variations the AngloSaxons not using
the term in the all embracing sense de
scribed by Mr Dooley have a tendency
to celebrate it in the same manner wher
ever they may be Different arctic ex
plorers have given accounts of how they
celebrated Christmas within the arctic
circle nnd their whole energy was di
rected toward making the event as closo
a duplicate of similar celebrations at
home as fresh sehl meat and canned goods
I
would allow
I have noticed said the clergyman
that wherever Christmas is introduced
COLUMBUS DISCOVERING TIlE TURKEY
among heathen people by our mission
aries when the festival is celebrated they
always regard it as supplanting some of
their barbaric feasts and give it some of
till characteristics of what they have
given up for it 1 spent one Christmas
at a mission station among the Indians
of the northwest and when they gather
ed around their Christmas tree they sang
the hymns they had been taught and be
sides chanted weird monotonous songs
of a maddening rhythm that made me
fear that the festival would degenerate
into a ghost dance or something of the
sort That It sort of thing was what 1 re
ferred to said the traeveler when I
spoke of Christmas as being an adaptable
feast It seems to change in character
to suit the different nations that cele
brate it and as we have It now it has
gathered features from many sources Its
liveliness while being a religious insti
tution is attributed to the fact that it
supplanted the old saturnalia of pagan
Rome and took something of the same
the fact
character as may be seen from
that in early times the festivities were al
ways presided over by a lord of misrule
Then the tree lighted with candles was
added to it when it was introduced by the
church among the Scandinavians who
used to burn candles before the tree
Ygdrrasil or tree of life and in giving
up their mythology for Christianity they
still retained the symbol which is now
regarded as nothing more than a conven
ient thing to hang toys and presents on
But exclaimed the impecunious ono
who kept his mind on the material side
of things whatever the church or an
cient mythologies did for Christmas
America did the most of all to mako It a
satisfying institution
I dont see how said the clergyman
4 It was celebrated long before the dis
covery of America
Quite true replied tho loyal Ameri
can But America had to be discovered
before the turkey could be made thu
crowning glory of Christmas Christo
pher Columbus discovered it the moment
he landed and by the way it is a re
markable fact that less than 30 years
after the discovery of the new world the
turkey Is mentioned in old descriptions
of Christmas festivitlea as being the
cWe Dart of the Christina cheerL
That reminds me saw the clergy
1ran that Africa witk Its rapid JDetB
Ji kae effected amoth r chasge I m tU
Ckrigtraaa festivities Originally they
lasted from Christaaaa day until Twelfth
i Night brit we have such a habit of con
demising things that the whole fortnight
I of revel has been boiled down to one
light and one day
Oh well said the American cheerily
I think I have Teamed all I want to
about Christmas I have learned that it
originated as a rellgion rite then be
came a festival later a revel and now It
U just a yearly blowout that makes a
fellow like me hustle for the price of Ute
necessary presents and remembrances n
COllMIY SCHOOl BOARD
Official Report of Their Bualneaa Meeting
This Month
The board met Wednesday December
2 Present S F Gibbs chairman R E
Mima and J M Dixon members and
John H Sams county superinterdent
secretary
The minutes of the last meeting were r
read and approved I
The county treasurers report of school
funds received and disbursed was re
ceived and ordered entered on the min
utes
Teachers were appointed as follows
Mrs Tantie Puckhaber to school No
43Woodley Miss Mary Parker to school
No 44 Canaveral Mjss Alma Fransen to
a school at Viking
The apportionment for the above
schools and teachers will conform to the
general rule viz
15 per pupil in regular attendance and
that the patrons of said school must
provide the school room with seats until
the school is fairly established
Ordered that a stove and pipe be furn
ished to school No 1 LaGrange that the
gutter at school No 102 Cocoa colored
be fixed that a galvanized iron saddle for
stove pipe be furnished to school No 21
Sebastian that the request of Mr Hov
elsrud for a school at Bethel Creek cannot
be granted the changeof residence hav
ing been made after the schools were
opened
Ordered that the salary of the teacher
at Hafdeeville be changed to 30 per
month for the term of five months that
the bill of M S Sams for the rent of the
building for the use of school No 106
Courtenay colored be paid that the
bill of CW Crabb for transferring school
furniture be paid that warrant book be
ordered that eighteen kindergarten
chairs be ordered for school No 1 Titus
ville also eighteen kindergarten chairs
for school No6 Fort Pierce
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Dec 1 bal in treasy last report 079
Total receipts during mouth 82153
Warrants paid by the treasurer and
handed to the board 81945
Cash bal in troasury 2187
Total expenditures for November 18S07G
Dec 5 deficit in funds 097387
ITEMIZED RECEIPTS
Balance on hand last reportu 0 79
From tax coll co school levy 1898 25
do do do 1899 2355
do polls 1898 13600 I
do do 1899u 19000
From state treasurer redmpn lands
1891 100
do pronu 1 m state tax 46560
From Co Supt sale of books 1038
do surplus material Cocoa
school 275
do exams flCSu 500
Total all sources 84132
ITEMIZED EXlEXDITLUKS
To teachers 143500
J H Sams county superintendent 7500
S F Gibbs member of board 1200
R E Minis 9 00
John M Dixon 400
J P Sawtelle rent bldg school No
37 Hardeevillo 200
M S Sams do school No 100 Courte
nay 1000
S FTravis stove and fixtures school
No 4 Cocoa 1005
J Pritchard Sons stoves and pipe
for schools Nos 21019 and 37 4237
R L Moon chairs and work No 2
Titusville 1027
BrevardlCouuty State bankinterest 1942
Indian River u u 2505
J C Gilbert placing desks in Cocoa
school No 4 150
A Z Dixon do u 169
James A Groves placing desks and
material in school No 21 204
C H Walton pubg monthly statemt 200
American Book Coschool books 17857
Southu S Bk Depy do 1445
Hinds Noble do 2435
CWCrabb trausfg school furu from
Rockledge and Cocoa to Cocoa
schools Nos 4 and 102 200
Total expenditures 188076
Orange Grove Bargain
Owner of two orange groves will sell
either one of them in order to give entire
attention to the other One has 100
trees 50 bearing about 50 boxes oranges
on now tract contains 15 acres near
Mima station price if taken at once
800 The other grove is in Turnbull
hammock has 200 trees about half bear
ing If you mean business and want
either of these properties address W
care STAR office Titusville
For Over Fifty Years
3I1ts wiNSLoWs SOOTHING SYRUP has been
used for over fifty years by millions of mothers
for their children while teetala with perfect
aoCtSa Itsoothea the child aeftean tile gaias
allays aU pain cures wind wall and la tke beet
remedy for Diarrhoea It will rellere the poor
nut jJTerer Immediately SeW by Druggists
UkM word
in every part of the world Twea Ave teats
a beetle Be sure sad ask far Mrs WUa
lowa beothlntf Byrup and take BO other 1t111
Proceedings of Metkodists
The annual Florida conference of the
Methodist Episcopal Church South at
Bartow last week was largely attended
At the opening session eightyeight cleri
cal and fourteen lay delegates answered
to their names F Pasco was reelected
secretary and F Blackburn E F Ley
and S W Lawler assistants Mr G A
Boswell was introduced and on behalf of
the citizens of Bartow extended greet
ings Bishop Chandler happily respond
ed A report was read from the Sunday
school editor Dr James Atkins and referred
ferred to the conference Sunday school
board A report was read from Dr J
Anderson publisher and editor of the
Florida Christian Advocate and referred
to the committee on books and periodi
cals Dr J L Barbee DD agent of the
Southern Methodist Publishing House
was introduced and represented the publishing
lishing interests of the church Dr
Charles Inman president of Emory Col
lege Oxford Ga offered his report
through the secretary which was referred
on motion to the board of education
Communications were also read from the
P and L Institute Church Extension
board publishing house board of mis
sions and general secretary of the board
of missions and referred to appropriate
boards
Other remedies only alleviate the symp
tomsof dyspepsia and indigestion Dr
Loyal Fords Dyspepticide cures by at
tacking the root of the disease and thus
makes a healthy stomach that will per
form all its functions perfectly Wilson
Son
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A Most Acceptable and Necessary 011 For
Paint
We guarantee this oil when mixed
with white lead or any ready mixed paint
as a thinner will prevent any chalk peel
or blister not affected by ammonia
carbonic sulphurous or other gases not
affected by salt water or sea breezes will
prevent lead poison or painters colic
will cover more space and last longer
than all other paint will only come off
by wear adheres to wood tin iron stone
or tile a refined and absolutely pure
linseed oilene entirely free from all sedi
mentary gritty matter having had all
impurities successfully eliminated the re
sult of which is the removal of all oxidiz
able and nildestroying substance This is
oilene manufactured by an old experi
enced painter of twentyfive years prac
tice and is put up in any quantity at a
very reasonable price
Address
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W R KNox Titusville Fla
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If you answer II yes to any of
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Ephriam F Adams deceased has filed his
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the estate of said deceased Therefore all
persons having claims against said estate are
hereby required to appear and file them pro
perly authenticated in the court of the coun
ty judge on or before the 7th day of June A
D190L Ordered the 6th day of December
A D 1900 D L GAULDEN
County Judge
Jas Pritchard Son fci 4
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