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Democratic messenger. (Snow Hill, Md.) 1869-1973, December 30, 1922, Image 7

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. 1922.
s lj Greetings:
■ ' " r
1 Once more we pass another mile
rnggSm stone in the history of the world! Once
more another year of progress in civ
ilization! And once more we stand on
the threshold of another year!
The Old Year is valuable in experi
ence we have gained: the New Year
for the opportunities it has in store.
To you our friends we extend our
appreciation of your generous natron
lage during the past tweve months,
and we assure you of our firm resolve
to merit a continuance q‘same during
the coming year. Our efforts have
been to serve you honestly and faith
fully.
We wish you a Happy New Year,
and it is our hope you will prosper in a
||- material way and gain greater wealth
m D W and contentment than you hav^known
t j* before.
Jden/ammi,
Marylant*
Ofice Equipment
\ Gratly Added to by
Vocster tuts
popsters, calendars, jjar
forms arid all I V\ l
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THE DEMOCRATIC MESSENGER. SNOW HILL. MARYLAND.
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Flute Player
By ChrisbpherG Hazard
Vb. W**m N*w.|>MiH-r I nioii i
f"\K AI.L Mu- hrl-turns irifts of past
—*" years hut me remained. It seemed
surrounded by i charm that was all
Its own ami tint was as umiffeeteri
hy th,* ntnnwplere of tl‘ haiv anil
ilintt.v room as i liirlit In a dark pin re.
Tin* old I mister took It up. looked
lovingly upon it and replaced It upon
tin* sln-lf. Tln*n, advancing to the
window, he looked out upon the lighted
star in the eliureh steeple that was
proetiriiuing Christ's hirtliday and lis
tened to the shouts of the merrymak
er* In the streets as they rose upon
the snowy wind.
The old man's mind was busy with
happier days. In the pii-luro gallery
of It i s memory
■ ** Q visions of home
AMk •& and Kind
jfflav, "■'yv'fir k. ness were upon
ft* I ..'', L ' ,‘i/jr •"' the walls. Knees
' w//o ;'iyk looked out from
Br*,' i ' their frame* with
love, and figure*
full of the beauty
lijll '* Otis and sueeess
| u Sfetjjr Oil ar 11 v 111 e*.
I t}l S |Hn eoHipnnloned and
V " f n Bv enthu.slas
,.f\ tie. Then, as mem
ory's mirage fad
ed away and left hut two receding
images before him, he looked nine
more upon one who laid gone to some
unknown land, the son who had so
mysteriously disappeared from the
home fellowship and ken, and he saw
again tin* form of her who hail set out
for the land that is beyond the stars,
but not before she laid placed In his
blind the precious vase with the pic
tured time player upon Its side.
At the time he had not fully noted
the significance of the happy urchin
in the red robe as he held his llute to
his lips. Pleasures and pursuits
pressed upon hint and left the must
einn untiotleed through the days and
nights. Hut the boy had never eeasetl
Ids playing, and now with some re
membered melody, then with some new
adventure In the world of harmony.
| he seemed to l* waiting for the recog
nition and appreciation tlmt he knew
would come A steadfast and invet
erate opt I -* lie played on; to weari
ness ami ei in* ss he played a hope
ful song; ? -hiding dejection and de
spair he*. . . | er.phot of hotter
days o in* In sot* .i„
ness i* ■ as :*s all ot:H hut ihlltn,.
i , frleti Til him the old man turned as'
to at oraelc. r-.v-rlv had taken on*
I nftejthc other of Ids possessions, bu'
m (mil lever been able to separate hit*
froi| this merry genius, this Incorrigi
bly lefsisteni promisor.
It!lie prelude does not get dlscour
i agei fortune is likely to admire it and
inirdti'e the performance, and s.
turled out to he the reward o iel
indstrious hope of the llute 1 • ¥
llelid not liettr the step upon tin
er In knock upon the door and he
didn't see the amazement with which
tlk s'lieolnmster listened to the till*
ef his lost son, as he embraced hit'
an tried to realize tin had i-1-
,Iyd ,-ome back and hr i : ' T ‘
tip* with him. but ,*v, *t' '
nil madly he played in ■•< *' ' 11,1
wieh these two were to g ■*" n the
ft are.
Habits are -t range -'-*■ *n Hn
gt so far into a hub f -''-"tness ns
t be unable to ..
ft out of it A MUtj, %
>ee eat. get so f
fed to si,.;.mg a 1
t- tui'• a** night . 1 j;'m Vzfcg,
i.ere. A boy cf
lecome so c, "‘ : t ' —^v~
.due,; to llut"'- * h>.
as to hr twabi. £*.£-:. j* J
,o smp. it f
1
g j
j does nothing II ’
/He alts tip.) t ■ \lt I ;
Idly. He I* > V WT.
happy pe<*i
busy send* s f * , „ .
out Into abtto* tieigl hood. He ha*
played th* old s.a* master young
again and hed his thi ght upon a life
that neve grow* chi.
Indecd'ttie flute pt.-iver has even en
courage* the schoolmaster to begin
teachlnf again- The scholars are his
framlcfblron. They are not having
a hardfime, 'or they sing on their way
to lo*"un They are not unhappy
sehnlft* for one of them threw* a kiss
to last Christinas moon. I,nat
sututc* another of them became a
poe**r and compesed the following
gj/ecintion f nature:
/Above the Argonne Forest
A Star ,ts shining fair;
lU gently loams awaken
/ The yauns men sleeping there.
Again Ifci souks of angels
! The tftrrti of Christ Is told;
j Th ‘A.ngytj'eii go to greet Him
j Wit hi richer gifts than gold
Tin tl in* player Is setting this to -
music. I nils scholar hns already
toarnettf to write. She has proved that
hy prijiiueiiig an Invitation to one of
the *''(*.4 sessions In this form: ,
bear M FSnnv:
Pie Some lYldae. If you can; and *
** v> Ml n't nitr. don't come.
M not a ih'itterer. however, when ,
m one
Jblt ow* (Stsen'v/ |
NOT A HOLIDAJ LIKE OTHERS
Significance of ChHstma* It Not LogtJ
Its Spirit Enters Into
Life ef World. |
<■ TISIK t l;ke|y tlint nil of the
r| multitude of peopb who eu-
SL_—, gerly and anxiously pre
® W P* ,r, ‘ '' b-hrnte Christum
day lire -ns- e*ll- ,f Its sa
crwl cluirnct'T. They know of eours*
that It stands for tln- aunlverstt - ;
the birth of the !'* iiiider of tbe *
tiun religion, but that thought not
uppermost in their minds. -ueli.
for the moment, it is merely *iiday
In which they w ■I, to give •• per
son* they cure for ;.n>l win wish
to please. It is a period * || , v
forget themselves in or . , n
In others.
In this one tli-to.- ~1. .my
not be aware of It
the teaching of t 1 ; ,• da.*
they observe. f**r ight f.,r
others Is one less ns
taught by the ’’ , ,-r- wt
was horn In ' i,b-u <■ ■ -
furies ago. 'I < g-v. ■ s
today win* • b--n t y
purchase rn . .uni' or
friends; they K. * al,
though It does net t■ *. do
not give nil their lieu 1 the
great mass of givers .. ting
aside of personal wi ..d e* , ur
gent needs in orde it thos* they
love may he ghol 1 dn-. -f the
year when all th* *.■■*. 1 Id re
joice- The self su t '.tiling
eompiircl to the en* to ' t lei!.
<in tl • o>- 1 . tide of
men an- r. sjpirruully aware
•*f the * da They look
hark a, h ■ -.'es-n* the l 'lilld
in the t or and -4*e in it the dawn
of an, . to mankind, a revolu
tion of life, bond between mor
tal exl . uii,l /the hereafter that
lots glv 1 on,tv yj to myriads and a
light t, • world/ that grows brighter
with tie -sing ,/f the ages. The gifts
that tl bestow' and those they re
ceive t to tlfiem the greatest of all
gifts t, u.ii/ld -the one who came
to point wit" eternal life.
No. * 1 ondbs for all its seeming
frlvolby /boughtlessness is not a
mere bo \l like others. Kven the
llglit-li /tnd beedless ones realize
a dlffi .I und If pushed to explain
would ,|, - ./reverently. Knder all the
hurry . eimfusion and gayety ,*f the
pre pur iJ* ;,n,| the celebration the
slgnifl*. 1 ,*y of chrlsttuns is not lost.
The'n ah#ig >*f the fireat Kvenf whose
annlvers* w ,I,serve <*nnnf he es
caped ms sjiiri; has entered into the
life t iviliz, ,| w<*MA Indlunapo*
.iIT OR SOUL OF THE OAK
Mysterious Mistletoe, Growing From
Sturdy Tree, Looked Upon by
Druids as Holy Thing.
~ k
°j ry*| UK >nis“etoe season draw*
SI L 1 I,,y * r Many houghs or
Hl—-- |***n Is of tld.- mysterious
9 ti‘l beautifulTllant will he
r *rn from oaks and other 1
I trees and suspended from chandeliers
* and doors.
Many myths are associated with
tn, mistletoe. ’Hie I>ruh|s of I’.ritnin
looked ll|i"ll it as a holy thing. To
them tin* oak had a strong relig
ious significance all,l seeing the curi
ous plant growing out <*f th they
conceived that it was the spirit or
the soul of that tree In this way
It is believed that the Druids l ame to
regard the mistletoe ns tin symbol of
life and they therefore treated it with
manifest reverence and gave It a
prominent place in their religious
rites. It is also believed that tin* I iru
ids held the mistletoe as sacred to
Frayn, the goddess ~f |,*ve. an,l that
this Is how it calm* to he associated
with love-making and kiss n L .
The old herbalists, tj,,. forerunner*
of the physician, regn'ded the mistle
toe as a thing having remarkable ther
apeutic properties. It was held to he
good for epilepsy and for various con
vulsive "distemper*." Many of our
Itrltlsh and our Irish ate , -tors be
lieved that the mistletoe was a charm
against disease.
The mistletoe Is a plant parasite,
and yet not altogether a parasite
Though It would rather live off of the
tree. It was the means of self-support.
It fastens Itself upon its host, pene
trates its tissue itnd draws nourish
ment from It, often deforming It und
supping its vitality. Vet the mistletoe
I* a green, leafy plant; that is. It pos
sesses the green pigment, chlorophyll,
which gives the green color to normal
vegetation. The presence of green
leaves Indicates that the mistletoe has
the power, which Independent green
plants everywhere possess, of con
structing organic foodstuffs, such as
starch, out of inorganic compounds,
carbon dioxide and water, utllir.ing
sunlight as the source of energy in
the pr, res*. It is. therefore, only
partly a parasite so far as dependence
upon its host for food is concerned,
but it is none the less harmful on that
account.
Dumplings for Stews.
One pint Hour. teaspoon fill salt,
2 heaping teus| of baking pow
der. sifted together four time*.
Mix with one cupful of rich milk ;
drop by spoonfuls Into the boiling
stew: rover tight and do not open for
15 minutes, when they should he done.
These may also tip dropped on a but
tered plate and rooked in a steamer
over fast holllng water, and served
with stewed cranberries or any stewed
fruit. I
'
Furniture kt, r
i as It We will repp
\ Should Be Done and re f nis h h
5 as good or better than new.
! Chairs Re-Caned. Pictures Framed. We
Buy, sell and restore Antique Furniture.
We will repair and sell your discarded furniture ;
| on commission. Send it to us at once. See ;;
X Hearthway about anything in Furniture,. •
j W. B. HEARTHWAY, Snow Hitt 11
was fed a common grain ration while
the other was fed Purina Chicken Chowder and 'JftiC
Purina Hen Chow. Grains have lots of material
for yolks, but far too little for whites. As they
can’t lay yolks only, grain-fed hens lay fewer eggs. M
Purina Poultry Chows Feed from
Chcckcrhoard Bags
form a complete ration, contain
ing material for an equal numbar ~
of whites and yolks. They get
tbe most out of your hens, and jP |
cut theieeding cost per dozeneggs. ft ” ~ Rl I J pygJHA IJI
More-Eggs Guarantee fcuruniiwffiCHlCKENS
You get your money back if Purina D HCn UtURKg etiMiJltrtl j 4
Chicken Chowder and Purina Hen Fa (WBotrn> tQiLnljlßl]rK U
Chow, fad as diractad, don't pro- (□ - DNrJI
dues more eggs than any other Ifm * l
ration. Why should you put off **** ~ D
• trial when wo take the risk!
Delivered promptly by jgHVSSSRBRSM
For Sale Ey
Howard W. Hastings
BERLIN, MARYLAND
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