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Y-THIitD YEAR. No 51. * SNOW HILL. MARYLAND. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 1921. * - $1.50 A YEAR. $2.00 __________________________________________________________ ——————— i. 1 ' J CHRISTMAS GIFTS /I? LAD Christmas Day is here again. vOJ with loving word and deed. When all get much they do not want, and little that they need. The Itahys jacket cousin sent, we can't get on at all, And mother’s slippers are too large and father’s are too small. And sister Zella got a hood she’ll he afraid to wear Because its color clashes with the color of her hair. And brother Henry got some hooks iLi i from pious I'ncle Ned, And a *h*r lie had told him. too. no <af hoped he'd send a sled. LOOKING FOR SANTA ( LACS mSj jjj'.M looking for dear Santa Claus; “ 1 hope he’ll surely come, Witli packs of gifts and goodies ’cause \ * want ;l nice hig drum; / trumpet; and a train of cars; A horse that makes a how; I’m waiting for dear Santa Claus Tops; knives, a dog with shaggy paws; I And flying boats with wings:— M Then I can give some toys to Ned Who left our school last year; l He works because his father’s dead — To help his mother dear. JM&mt m * 111 "Etching for dear Santa Claus; I’d like to get a look. 'jSjfjjvS When from his pack he slyly draws Wvif&it • S °w skates, a sled or book: But mother says he’ll dash away I'fojmv * * * should dare to peep; 4M* ■ And so I’ll just kneel down and pray, And then go off to sleep. * —By i/ouis M. Grice. A BOYS CHRISTMAS MjfHEN ma begins to tiptoe round *Nd we begin to hear ' A certain hushy, whisp’rin’ sound f JiXjT About this time o’year, m r'%& aP ' Ye know that she’ll Santa Claus ''Ci JiMiT Are fixin’ things to do ’Nnd so we never peep, because They never want us to. / A When all the seats in Sunday School v^s! Are filled with girls ami boys ’Nn no one ever breaks a rule Ay P ass his presents to the throng ri That comes but once a year. When Aunt Malindy comes and brings . The children ’n the bird, jvMuert Nn she’en makes popcorn strings, Swam We never say a word. (§1 'ay But anybody orter see "W/wol That she has come to stay 'Til time to have the Christmas tree MS Mjj > Which can’t be far away. —King’s Messenger. Jr The Messenger Wishes You A Merry Christmas illlllllillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll : THE RETURN i ' i AT YULETIDE • ! 4 CHRISTMAS t'omea and the uld woral * turns , Fondly back to its fairy day* Days that saw Him u!. ~ *.pi 1- >i burns Bright throuKb eras of mu:!, and maze. Hack to the Star whoso speaking rays Wise men spied as it b*<knned them . Over Judea's winding ways Hack to the lithe of ltethl.du rn' Christmas comes, arid the old ii art goes liayly tiack to the d* ar da\s i ist , Days whose breath of the budding t * Scents the years that have followed ? fast. Back to the Star whose spell was - a*t Over young yes and dazzled th* m. Filling rapt youth with wottdet win'- Back to the Habe of Bethlehem' * Christmas comes, and the old faith lives, v Summoned ha k from the 1 t\s gone by I*a>w begemmed with tie jo> that gives > Mortals halm for th ur ■ di and *ig Hack Is th*- >a in the Stirling “ky. > Pilgrims haste as it urges tnem On to the haven ever n.g’i Baek to the Babe of Be<hlclie* Christmas! come, when the world •'hull g# Bounding back to the best of days- ? Days when He In a manger low Bag;*s charmed Into prayer and praiss; Back to the Star whose speaking ray* All men spy as It beckons them Over Judea's winding ways 4 Back to the Babe of Bethlehem! -James C. McNally, in St. lands Post- Dispatch. < The Messenger Wishes You ' A Merry Christmas ii mi iiiiiii 111 mill liiiiiiiiiii illinium; urn mi'i 111 n w jj *¥* * * 1“* I :!! Hope He Fills !! k iHI Bofeof’Em ii| W tie <ii I .•A* , , •?/ iff 1 jy| a H§ a ?yH JH: Mmd oifi 00V h■! .. lui.KtWO f WBkHill f % • iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii' I SETTING UP | f I THE TREE j ffi? , t r Al.Jlt IST every corner grocer ■ bfl stands can lie purchased very \jp cheaply lhat will hold the Christ* mas tree llrtnly in position. The simplest of these consists ot • j# 7 crosspiece of wood raised a little from iy’ the floor by wooden supports and hav* QV Ing n hole In the center *o Insert the trunk of (he tree. K More elaborate ones lake the form | W a wooden square, painted a bright fl£ red and surrounded by a low wooden [jv railing. • SK Country dwellers who cannot pur- W chase these trees at the corner store, a/* but have to ru' (hem In the nearest wood lot, iiiusi devise some other way V. of holding (lie Christmas tree in post w lion. The easiest way to do this, if the yy tree Is not too large ami heavy, is to f. Insert the trunk into the hole through /r the bottom of a wooden box, and jf either paint this box green or red or cover It with green or red puper i y% A starch box will hold up a small ft tree perfectly, but a somewhat larger jp box must be chosen for one of larger Xn growth. If. in spite of all precautions, Vv the tree seems too heavy and is In k dined to wobble, weight the bo* on S' either side with heavy stones. Koine times ilie box is tilled with sand, the vv trunk planted in that, and then the tfi wooden cover nailed In place to make ,W all verv solid CHRISTMAS H JjSOUND over all water, reach out I? from all lands, The chorus that were sung by the stars ‘%o(&7emcfml of the morn. ifffijfl/ AWh ; Sing songs of the angels when Jesus Ikf was born! With glad jubilations am j/fflml Bring hope to the nations! The dark night is ending and dawn has Rise, hope of the ages, arise like the sun. V m All speech (low to music, all hearts Sing the bridal of nations, with chorals Sing out the war vulture and sing in Till the hearts of the people keep time And the voice of the world is the voice Clasp hands of the nations In strong gratulations; V V The dark night is ending and dawn has Ilise, hope of the ages, arise like the J / All speech flow to music, all hearts Blow, bugles of battle, the marcht* of [ftC^£^Ow East, west, north and south, let the X#' Wl Sing of glory to God, peace to men of /fei I lark, joining in chorus, M The heavens bend o’er us! \§vißr The dark night is ending and dawn has WK) Rise, hope of the ages, arise like the | All speech flow to music, all hearts Mv j|p —John (beenleaf Whittier. CHRISTMAS GREETINGS 3K wishes were horses then l>eg- kla So sung Mother Goose in her well- Jll'lkala known rhyme But if wishes meant blessings, this glad W, a \ Should bring to you joys past all telling of mine. That giving is better than wishing I And a “will for the deed” never paid \ But when one is bankrupt in all save / Be sure the “good will" may be hon- So 1 wish for my dear their wishes vk iH That of every good thing their share ,1 Kind hearts love them truly, till all hearts are stilled N Hl3r In the dreamless, untroubled, and Can friendship do better? Could love g I know nothing better, think nothing mm /M If you do, ask St. Nick when he stops And say it was “specially ordered"