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RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, SATURDAY MORNIK tiT DIIC2MBIlit",24r 190
CHRISTMAS AND THE 1 1111111111 Mil 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 H"M' OOOOOOOOIIOIDOOOOOOO MISTLETOE. A Classic Satire. o I ENGLISH V 1 4 V WALNUTS 15c Pound inrni inn nil mnnffiirnw . mim m n n la - 1.1 mi u ui ii - n mi w r' x ii ii r mi ii ii.rji qraii ii-iriri 11 Phone 180914 Main St 3 A MERRY CHRISTMAS is in store forthe man who receives any of our Gentlemen's Neckwear With the standing collar come the necessary broad effects ; Four-in-Hand Scarfs taking the lead varying from season o season in width and weave a general favorite with youjjg men, I i We have them in many shades with varied designs and markings. Ask to See Our PLAID TIES They are exceptionally handsome and are something new. Puff Scarfs are greatly increasing in demand as the wing collar comes to the front. ASGOtS being ready made and quickly put on and are perfectly neat We have a large and attractive display in the ease to the left as you enter the store. My Dear Gregory In this pleas- j superstitiously reverenced by the ant journey of ours there is no British Druids. We can imagine why, pleasanr resting place than the ' for it would grow from no seed plan Christmas Station. As we come to it, J ted by men. Birds were believed to Avhether we whirl up as eager pas- sow it, and it was nourished upon sengers by the lightning express ' heavenly air and light, and the puri which most of us do, or drive quietly fied juices of earth sucked through to the door in our leisurely private the tree. With golden axe, old Dray carriage, or plod steadily up to it as ton said, the Druids cut it down, toiling pedestrians, its welcome is Yet when the goodly custom of kiss alwaA's the same. It is hung with ing under it came in, the little chap evergreen and wreathed with holly, lain did not say. But the kiss, he in There are cheerful lights at the win- sisted, had a spiritual significance.I dows. There is a fine odor of cook- I am afraid dear Gregory, that cer ing, a scent of marjoram and thyme tain young people whom I known and summer savory, so that our would have opened their eyes and mouths fairly water. There is a sense smiled if they had heard that extra of abundance and comfort, cf hearty ordinary doctrie. And, indeed, it was greetings, of good eating and drink- rather startling to hear the little ing. The picture of the Christmas chaplain say that the subject of his Christmas sermon was Kissing under the Misteltoe. I have never seen so attentive a congregation. The mo ment that he had announced his sub ject nobody seemed to wish to sleep. Even the prima donna in the choir, who usually chatters when she is not taking her part in the services, pushed aside the curtains to hear a sermon upon kissing. Some of those young people of whom I spoke had an air of inquiry in their attention, Station are of markets and pyra mids, of poultry and piles of game, and sirloins and saddles and haunch- of dinner-tables and huge bottles o o o o o o o o o R. R. R. Lunch Room. 825 NORTH E ST. L M. HAYS- Prop. MEALS 15 CENTS O O O O O O O O O O OOOOOOOOCOIIOOOOOOOO es of Avine and enormous blazing plum puddings. Too gross, you say? Too much animal fat and pandering to the bel ly? But still more actual than the turkey and mince pie is father Santa Claus, twin saint in universal love with Valentine. And think of the untold happiness of children count- as who should say, "I wonder what ing the days from Thanksgiving to the little fellow can teach me about the Christmas Station! Those early that?" Perhaps there was no prima patterings of naked feet, those hush- donna in the choir; perhaps there ed whispers of wonder and delight; were no young people. But there that amazement and joy in the glim- might have been, you know; and mering dawn! No after pleasures are when we think of a church and a purer unless, dear Gergory, it be as sermon, I for one, always think of I sometimes imagine the delight of the music and the young people, the parent in seeing that pleasure. The mistletoe, said our preacher, Too cross a feast, you say? But see, is a symbol of Christmas. Christmas the churches about the Station are is the great festival of the religion all open thjs merry morning, and the of love to God and man. To kiss un association, if never again during der the mistletoe, therefore, is to show love to men. Now, love to me is, in other words, charity; and he only keeps Christmas truly whose heart is full of chai'ity to all men. The charitable man is he who kisses under the mistletoe. This was very oi-gani simple and intelligible doctrine, and, I hope, orthodox. My dear Gregory-, if the Apostle Paul, or anv other apostle, ever preached better Chris tiantv or truer religion than the thirteenth chapter of the First Epis tle to the Corinthians, I have not chanced to know it. It is a very short yfasr The Palladium For JOB WORK the year, is wholly cheerful. There is no voondav gloom. ine reeling and the service blend what we call the secular and the religious. The children may go to church, and then go home to play. We needn't put. on our Sabbath faces. Even the and the choir today remind us that the devil is not to have all the good tunes, as tuneful Charles Wesley said, Why don't the rubies require that every minister shall give out for singing that stately hymn IIc- ber's. "Brightest and best of the ' ' i sons or tiie morning ' s cnapter, out is marveiousiv compre Too gross, the Christmas Station,, hensive. It contains the essence of do vcu say? But look! Through those Christianity, as one priceless drop lighted windows of welcome there are faces looking out upon us which we remember only, and shall not find within the bright and beloved company more real than the smok ing feast, the gracious figures that we do not see bue perceive. And of the attar contains the distilled sweetness of acres of roses. And when the little chaplain had made its significance, he read that chapter his remarks about the mistletoe and "That's my sermon for today. Con gregation and choir will sing "Brightest and best of the sons of hark! over all the good cheer and the substantial delight there seems the morning!' " and he sat down; to be a soft ringing of bells, faint and the dear little folks all said and far as the blowing horns of elf- that is, wouldn't they have said? land, the music dropping into words, that it was the best sermon they had "Peace on earth; good will to ever heard. men!" And over the door and over T 1.. i tl, r. f liUln i j. nuxivcu auuuL iuc buccio a. imio every room in the Station yes, and afterward, to see Christmas and to over the whole world, as we come up think of what I had heard. The day to that Station, is hung the mistle- before I had read in a newspaper toe, evergreen symbol of that celes- that Dickens had almost re-created tial good will under which every- Christmas, and had made it identi- where and to everybody the kiss of cai -with good cheer. And you, re that peace shall be given ! member that Thackeray, in bis great At least, dear Gregory, that was hearty words, said of his rival for the sermon which the little domestic oh, my dear Gregory, even in the chaplain preached at the Station groves and the garden, and upon this year in my hearing. The mistle- Parnassus and beside Helicon, there toe, he said, was a parasitic plant (Continued on page six.) oooo 3 Don't let the Christmas stockings of our loved ones go empty simply because you are temporarily short of money. Come to us. a We can help you fill them. We will loan you money. We will loan you five dollars, ten dollars, twenty dollars, fifty dollars, or whatever you may need. Your household goods, piano, team, fixtures, or any other per sonal property will be good security, and the goods will not be removed from your home. You can have plenty of time in which to pay off your loan. You can have from one to twelve months time. You can pay weekly, monthly, quarterly, or as you may desire. You can have payments so small that you will not feel them. We make loans in Cambridge City, Dublin, Milton, Centervilli?, Eaton and New Paris, and if you cannot call at our office write us and our agent will call on you. Here are some of the terms of our weekly payment plan, al lowing you fifty weeks to pay off your loan: GOc is the weekly payment on a $25.00 loan. $1.20 is the weekly payment on a $50.00 loan. $1.S0 is the weekly payment on a $75.00 loan. $2.40 is the weekly payment on a $100.00 loan. Other amounts at the same proportion. We also loan money on salaries at low rates. Courteous treatment, fair dealings, and absolute secrecy guar anteed. Let us help you to a "Merry Christmas." If you need money, fill out the blank and mall to RICHMOND LOAN COMPANY, Room 8, Colonial Building, Richmond, Indi- ana, and our agent will call on yon. Date Wife's Name Address St. and No Town Amount Wanted $ Kind of Security you have Occupation CDCSODDuDdDinKdl Q-GDfflDu (SGD- : ESTABLISHED 1895 HOME PHONE 445. Room 8 Colonial Building Richmond, Ind. Corner Main and Seventh Sts. . anta Glaus? Chris ElingleX aint Nicholas I 5 THE GOOD JOLLY OLD FELLOW WILL BE AT OUR STORE ALL WEEK buying Xmas presents for everybody. He trims a Xmas Tree for two little boys every afternoon at 4 o'clock and every evening at 7:30 o'clock, and at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon tor Country Children. He will give a present to all BOYS and GIRLS, but does not say just what time, but it will be before he leaves our store. Boys and girls can talk to him if they "want to after each performance in the "window.