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The Kenna Record,'00'1 win lovvml n men ' I Families 111.13' scattered D. C. SAVAGE Editor and PubV during the lest of the year, but ' - -, at this time their membci PUBLISHED WEEKLY isflivo 10 reunite, and, when (this impossible, t lm oxiled ones turn tlioir faros longingl) towards lienvtli and home. Whatever ma)' have been it origin and whatever peculiarities may have gathered about it iii its adaption to different people and different circumstances, it is to 113 Americana today a piactically national feast. CHRISTMAS. Kntrrcil Fclwary Si li 19(7 rt the Kcnna, New Mexico, Post Office, as second Class Mail Matter. Subscription $1.00 Per Year In Advance Advcrtlselntr rnts made kno n on nppllcnlion This is the week before Christ mas. The center of American thaught is not now far away but is centercd'in each Ameri can home It glows a bout father and mother and brother and sister and shines with blighter radiance, for it is the self centered thought of love. The air is surcharged with the kindness to the others. All the thought this week will be about what Mary will be most pleased with and hi w happy mother will be when she sees that nice but that's telling and half the pleasure comes from the con sealment. Half the good of giv ing conies from keeping the left hand from knowing what the right hand is doing. Nobody doubts the pleasure of Chiist mas morning, but ti e week be fore is just as intense and is longer drawn out . The morning of Christmas day is rich in its reverence and smiles, but the week before Christmas is educational to-soul and heart. The heart begins to sprout at Thanksgivingand it swells un til the week before Christmas when it is ready to burst out in full bloom from the accumlated sap of human kindness by which it has been fed. The week be fore Christinas has never had its dues. The brightest week before Christmas that ever hap pened was some twenty, thirty, forty or fifty years age it is tedious to count dates. You re member all about it . You were a little thing, but you never in after life were quite 0 import ant to yourself. There were whisperings which ceased when yon entered thu room and when you woke up about midnight you found the lamp still burn ing and your mother still up and working on something that she puts under t he chair when you turned over in your bed. The old tin key gobbler. Fn the pen was gobbling all daylong to his former associates on the out side and eating corn with a gluttony which was to brii.g its own recompense. Y o u found ont for the first time that the business world had been working ' overtime all year es pecially to stock up on Chiist mas gifts for the boys and girls. You had our own gifts for the others hidden where one of Toe's wonderful detectives could not have found them in the middle of (he wood pile or hung down in the unused stock well i:i the-field. There is never a week before Christmas to equal those that came then. Christmas tide has a twofold interest, a material and a spirit ual, come love it hecause it "comes but once a year, and with it brings good cheer," -others, because it is preemine t ly the season tf universal re conciliation of "peace on earth YE SLAVES OF THE WEED. There are fathers and mothers all over the land A-chewing and smoking as hard as they can. While the children are scolded and rushed off to bed, All dirty and ragged, aud crying for I tread. Many thousand young men in our land day by day Are puffing cigaretts and dying away. The filthy old stuff, fair ladies will dip, And spoil their great beauty bf filling their lip. A very sniull babe sitting on mother's knee A -chewing tobacco, a sad sight to see; The boys and t lie girls, just now in their prime. Are learning to ue it they'll be pony some tune. A father onee said with his eyes full of tears. ,-I cannot quit chewing I' trieo it for years," While the dying young man says he sadly regrets That he ever did learn to smoke cigarette. A snuff-using motherl O, what a shame! Shall wecall her mother She's not worthy that name,. For her babe is now lying in the cold grave at rest Fromjthe poison of the snuff that is nursed from her breast. Oh, snuffers and puffers, ye slaves of the weed, Is your path clear to heaven? Is your hope sure indeed? Are. you snuffing and puffing to the glory of God? Are you tiaveling the pathway our Savioronce trod? You'll confess that you're angry, and cross and all wrong, Whenyiu're craving a chew. and youi plug is all goye; O where does your patience and religion then lie? On a plug of tobacco or home in the sky? Ye slaves of the weed, heed the words that L-say; Lay down your tobacco, no long r delay, For Jesus is calling to you and to me, "I'll save you and cleause you aud let you go free. Now you'll surely confess that my story is true; Then how can you continue t smoke, dip or chew? Quit snuffing and puffing, bt wise evermore, And.e.k for a home on Can. a bright shore. The Bowi Echo. Geo. T. Littlefield Vice President. Jeff D. White President, g THE KENNA BANK & TRUST CO. g o JJ Otrictlt a home institution Your patronage sol i cited. s Very respectfully, m m. Scott. 5 Casiien. 1 8 1 PROOF TO THE CONTRARY 'KS,v-:i:K: "Mostly wimmen alius asks ma If I'm looking fer work " ; "Wot of it?" "An' yet dey sez wimmen ain't got no sense of humor!" LOCAL AND PERSONAL. Born to Mr. and Mrs, Claude L. Curry a seven pound girl. Mother and daughter doing nicely.' Cliuide is in a critical condition and is still calling for help, but it is thought at time of going to press that he will recover. SANTA CLAUSE Will be at ELI DA DRUG STORE Christmas Eve Day. Christmas Jewelry, Cut Glass, Toilet Sets and CHRISTMAS GOODS OF ALL KINDS. The largest stock ever exhibited in Elida now on f display. - Will have Special Music that Day. I No matter what you want, you will find it at ELIDA DRUG STORE Newspaper and Magazine Subscription Agency. The first real snow of the' season began fulling before dii,y-light Tuesday morning and continued up to six o'clock in the evening. It simply poured down all day, though it never measured more than three inches deep at anytime, it being warm enough to melt quite little as it fell. It will addgreut ly to the already fine season in the ground, as it was so heavy with water being almost like rain. Wanted to Buy: A fairly good house 10 by lfi ft to 20 by 20 ft. Address this oflire. We have just learned of the leath of T. L. Reagan of Boa, last week, and that he was buried Sun day afternoon. He was carried to Portales last week for special medieal treatment but we have not learned the particulars of his illness. The It. R. section crews George 3onz and II- S. MeVey are here his week to lay the track and ex :end the siding at this place. A n'eco of work long and very much lecded- W. I. Johnson and his :rev are at Elida at this time on the same class of work, Send us your renewals as well as your New Subscriptions. The Kenna Record. THE KENNA RECORD One Year With The Thrice a Week'Woild, for H.65. With The Oklahoma Farm Journal, for $1.20. With The American Poultry Journal, for.. $1.30. With The Commoner, for $1 60. With The Delineator, for $2.00. Willi The Modern Pricilla, for .$1.70. Just received an assortment of Mens and Ladies underwear. Have a shipment of Christmas goods in transit. And always on hand a complete assortment of Staple and Fancy Groceries at prices as cheap as the cheapest . Have just received a car of Wichi ta's Best flour and meal. When in need of anything in the grocery line, give us a trial- . Satisfaction or money refunded. Yours to Serve, Jones and Pirlle. Fikst Snow Of the Season, The first real snow of the season began after midnight Monday night continuing un to 2 :30yester Jay af ternoon and although thero was a heavy fall during the intervening hours very little of the beautiful can be seen now as it melted about as fast as falling. Roswell Morn ing News. Just Received. " Fine stock of Christmas candies, apples, oranges, nuts, raisins dates, figs and currants. . Ties and hand kerchiefs in Christmas boxes, ex press wagons, 22 rifles, Christmas toys in great assortment. Also sweaters, caps, gloves, overshoes etc. Don't forget the peices are as low here as any where. L. 0. Denton. 5 'I J it