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Denton Journal (Newspaper) - December 25, 1880, Denton, Maryland To to cd ajv3 subjects. Js8o. 35. Rentou Kukut Denton cawl1hi Cohutt hab7lahd, . Auras. , proprietors. One Dollar a year invariably in Advance. An Lii Fol lowing transient rates. 3 to Nisi. 11. A Mil 21 Centi for tour ton Long r in Ibe proportion. Tlam nuke a i quatre. Standard rates. Col Dow. Month too 9.im1 3.00 11 of Tab 13.011 100 70j with ieltve88 and despatch. Naff free fee prompt attention. Sisro. 19. . Ku8hum, attorney at Law Dykton hit Tdoot Nide b. Pm Oppolt ate court noun. Vav . Will Felt attorney at Law Denton my. Ready for fall and Winter lube our to of Tibet ind Quetu counties. D9v-l u. Auson attorney at Law m. Easton my. Mirl9-it. M a. We. E. Stewart. Attorney at Law Easton to the Coull of Talbot a troll. Id id Ulnick count Tel. July i. T omit it the largest Stock of cheap Elj goods in Proton i ii. Son s. Cd i s co 09 55 f i shoes and hats. Wholesale retail. Fern Mien any size we thou extra charge to advancer id Lulu Only temporary i am deter Luxl to keep Down to old Flat Llam for Pouble. The following detail prices men s ii plow shoes Yood from dressed English ties from gaiters Iron Booth from toadies pc Kle leather Ujj cml from buttoned from 11 kid foxed buttoned from lactic from children a Iliescu and Hoy a Pine and heavy shoes at Cor responding 81.25 to 82.00 1.25 to 4.00 0.00 2.50 to 1.25 to to 1.50 to 1.25 to 2.00 3.00 3.00 2.00 Stock at unusually Low prices. Genuine Mackinaw having Laj an experience of ser Tinl years with a. Prac Liuni and croaker i flatter myself that i can give satisfaction to who in in kneed my we also carry on and keep on band nil kinds of carriages. First class work n specially. The celebrated Carriage of win. R. Caboon son of Dover Pel. Famed for their a Cutty of finish style and durability and other nukes if. You need of the goads herein Luen lined and Sec me. 26-c-Ly. A Abbington Del. Mark Down Yates go s great clothing House sixth on account of the lateness of the season diced our entire Stock 15 to 20 per we have cent re Christmas la he tiny on which lie nativity of the Savior is observed. The institution of the festival is attributed by Tho Spuri Ous decre tals to Celesp Liora who in the reign of Antonius Pius a. D. 138-101, but the Glrst cer Tail traces of it Are fut Al about the time of the comm Olua a. D. 180-182. In the reign of Diocletian a. D. 234-305, while that ruler was keeping court at Nicomedia he Learned that a multitude of christians were assembled in the City to celebrate the birthday of Jesus and having the Church door to be closed tie set Ore to the building and All Tho worshippers perished la the flumes. It docs not appear however that there waa any uniformity in the period of observing that nativity among the Early churches some held the festival in the month of May or april others in january. It is nevertheless almost certain that the 25th of december can not to the nativity of the Savior for it is then the height of Tho Rainy season in Judea and the shepherds could hardly be watching their flocks by night on the Plains. Christmas not Only became the Par ent of Many later festivals such As those of the Virgin but especially from the 5th to the 8th, Christmas gathered round it As it were several other festivals partly old and partly new so that what May be termed a Christmas Cycle sprang up which surpassed All other Christian holidays in the Mani fold Richness of its Festal usages and furthered More than any other the completion of the orderly and systematic distribution of Church festivals Over the whole year. Not casually or arbitrarily was the festival of the nativity celebrated on the 25th of december. Among the causes that co operated in fixing this period As the proper one perhaps the most powerful was that almost All the Heathen nations regarded the Winter solstice As a most important Point of the year. At the Winter solstice the germans held their great Yule feast in commemoration of the return of the to cry Sun wheel and believed that during the twelve nights reaching from the 23th of december to the 6th of january they could Trace the personal movements und interferences on Earth of their great deities Odin Beschta Etc. Many of the beliefs and usages of the old germans and also of the romans relating to this matter passed Over from heathenism to christianity and have partly survived to the present Day. But the also sought to combat and it was to a Large extent deep rooted Heathen feeling by the purification of the Heathen customs and feasts which it grandly devised Liturgy besides dramatic representations of Laid birth of Christ and Tho first events of his life. Hence sprang the so called and a multitude of Christmas will As Christmas dramas which at certain times and places degenerated into farces or fools feasts. Hence also originated at a biter period the Christ Trees or Christmas Trees adorned with lights and gilts the custom of reciprocal presents and of special Christmas meats and dishes such As Christmas Rolls Calces currant loaves Etc. Thus Christmas be came a Universal social festival for Young and old High and Low As no other Christian festival could have be ovine. He was n seedy looking customer and the worst bore in Galveston but he was As bold As a lion. He walked right up to a newly elected candidate and said i want you to lend me five dollars for political services rendered you during the Why you never came near me during the elec that s just what i he got a Nickle and said that he was doing better than he expected now the business season was Over. Sweet s a How three children saw and talked with kiss kit Skole. I just believe there never was a real live Kriss said will1 and that s what i Bald Nellie. Me sink to said soil. It was Christmas eve and the Chil Dren were in Itig a visit to aunt Itu Bucca and Uncle Timothy who lived in in old Fuso toned Trum House near Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Sup per had been Over two hours and the children had talked so much about Kriss and the fun they were Tofing to have next Day that Ulicy full very sleepy. They had Hung their Stock Ings on hint were driven in the Dre pm acc Wall for in aunt Becky s old fashioned sitting room the Chimney was Peu and a Nice warm backlog tire Burard every Day. So you Don t believe in Good kind Kriss laughed aunt Hecky. When i was a Uncle Tim we always found something in our stockings on christinas to Ruig. One time brother William and i tried to sit up All night to catch old did Yon catch its cil Ellie eagerly. Said Uncle Tim we full asleep while watching and next morn ing we found two Hickory switches in our 41 ouch did 7.00 try Xii key a asked Little Ned. Well to began to foul Hurt and to think that old Kriss had punished us for not believing in him when both of us found a Bright Stiver Dollar Way Down in the now suppose you children watch to night. Well bring your bed and crib into this room and let Tho lamp to kept buining and May be when Kriss comes he will make to much noise getting Down the Chimney that you la Wake up and see of i that s just exclaimed the three children. So Uncle Tim called the stable boy Joe and told him to fetch in the bed and the crib. Joe was quite an add looking lad. He was tall for his and almost As slim As the hitching Post at the Yard Gate. Two Turs before while Uncle Tim was in the City he found Joe on the ragged rough boy who looked As though he were half starved. As the chimneys at the old farm House needed sweep ing Uncle Tim took Joe Home with him Aud Joe lived there irom that time on. Joe put the bed Aud crib in place and very soon Tho children were fast asleep. Once will opened his eyes and remembering that he was to watch fur the coming of Kriss he looked towards the Ore place. The Ore had gone out and in the place of the Back log was a pile of Gray ashes. The stockings had not been touched. The lamp burned with n dim Light on the mantel. Will muttered to himself that he did t think Kriss would come at All and again full asleep. Went the old clock in the Corner. A Little mouse peeped out from under the Bureau and ran across the cupboard. It was mid night and very still. Suddenly Nellie pinched will on the listen what s Talv will rubbed his eyes and look at the fireplace. Tho pile of Gray ashes stil rested about the feet of the andirons. Stockings still Hung untouched. Tie lamp still burned with a dim Light. Nellie and will fixed their eyes on the Black opening in the Chimney just under the mantel and waited. The mouse which had been nibbling in the cupboard to the Middle of the floor raised its ears and at once flew under the Bureau As fast As its feet could carry it. That mouse heard whispered Nellie and i really think old Kriss must be look look will exclaimed Don t you see a foot there in the Chim Ney i see there s another look so Sushl said Nellie under her breath punching Little Ned and Point ing to the fireplace. Six eyes were As wide open As could be and truly those six eyes were a funny sight. First two feet Cune Down the opening in the Chimney. On the feet were very Remer shoes which turned up at the toes like the runners of a sled. Next a pair of legs clothed in red trousers As wide and baggy As n balloon came into sight. Then the Edge of n great coat that looked like a Buffalo Robe turned inside out was seen then two hands with woolly gloves on them and finally a face covered with Long shaggy whiskers. When Kriss got his feet on the andirons he stepped into the room and looked around him. His eyes seemed to the children to be As big As butter plates. Hot you re awake Are said Kriss in a voice like Thunder. Yes said will faintly. He laughed Kriss in a wee Small voice i m not a a am i m a sir. I thought Jou youngsters were in the land o nod or i d have kept on to the nest we were so anxious to Sec you dear Good or. Said Nellie. You were us but what if i get mad 11 my Roar and shake the House or. K said Kriss. I seas Cep or. Ned. Kriss laughed and went Over to the stockings. Into one of will s stockings he shoved n glittering thing of steel und into the other stocking an other Bright thing made of steel. Will who was watching from the Corners of his eyes said to himself i wonder if they 11 fit it s cold out doors to night Aud i Gucas i can use pm after he had fixed will s present old Kriss went into another room and Nel lie and Ned were afraid to had forgot ten them but he soon inrae Back. He took Nellie s blocking from the Nail on which they were hanging nud in their place put a thing made of wire. In the wire was a tiny yellow thing with Little Black eyes. Then old Kriss made an other visit to the next room Anil brought in a wooden thing that had wheels and that was painted Blue and White. To this he tied a bit of paper marked Ned a the children won dered what he was going to do next but he did t keep them waiting Long for he took three boxes of Candy from the pockets of his great coat left the boxes on the mantel and shouting disappeared up the Chim Ney. The children jumped out of bed and took a Long look at their presents after which they carried their presents to bed with them and slept soundly until morning. Now can the journal s children guess who old Kriss was and can they guess what the presents were v please Don to or. Kringle Well go right to sleep this minute.1 then i la wait hero until you re said Kriss. So Krisa took a sett in the big Arm chair and waited. By and by Little Ned whispered mockery setting a Hen. Meet ii Ede tur i see Dot Raoyd Elf Poty writes something for de Mihick in pabers now Tays and i taught craps Meppen i can do Dot too so i Wride All about Vot Dook Blanc Rait me last sum Mer you of you Dond know Den i dells katrina Dot is mine Row und me to keep some chickens for a Long dime ago und von Lay she sail to me mockery Dot is Meiu by Dond you put some of do aids under Dot olt Plue Hen uns. I dinks she vants to i sail Rae pc Iguess i so i licked oud some of a Best und Dook us oud do de Parn Fere do olt Bun make her Lesht in do Side of do Hay mow Poud Fife six vet up. Now you see i refer was ferry pig up mud Down b it i Vas Booty pig All de Vay around in do Millic so i Koodin t reach up till i vent und got a Parrel do slant on. Yell i Klimet me on do Parrel und Van my had Rise up by do olt Hen she if to such a Bick Dot my nose runs nil Ofcar my face Mit blood und Veu i Lodge Punk Dot plasted olt Parrel hot Pyrcak und i vent town Ker Shlayn. 1 y Cholly i did t link i Good go in site a per Rel pc fore but Dere i i fit so Dilc Dot i Kolodu l git me oud test Vaa bushed yay up Unter my Arm holes. Yen i fount i Vos Dite stuck i holler katrina katrina und yen she Koom und see me stuck in do Parrel up to my Arm holes Mit my face All blood und aids by Cholly she Chust Lait town on de Hay und Lac und loft till 1 got so mat i sail Vot you Lay acre und Law like a olt tool he by Dond you Koom Bull me und she Sot up mud Saitoh Vipo Oft your Chin und Bull your Fisl Den slip Lail Back und Laft like she Vood split herself More As Ever. Mat As i Vas i thought to myself katrina she Sucak English Booty Good but 1 Only sait Mit my greatest Dignin Lude Kurlina vill you Hull me oud Dis und she Sec Dot i look Pool red so she sait of course i vill Den she Lait me und do Parrel town on our site und i Dook Holt do door Sill und katrina she Bull on de Parrel but do first Bull she mate i Yul Lul Dounar und Blitzen shop int by Golly acre is nails in de Par you see de nails Benl Lown Ven i vent in Bui ecu i Koom oud Dey ech ticks in me All de Vay round. Yell to make a Short Story Long i told katrina to go mud Dell nay or Hans Man to Priam a saw und saw me Dis Parrel off. V Ell he Koom und he like to split himself Mit Law too but he Roll me Ofer und saw do Parrel All de Vay around off mud i git up Mit half a Parrel around my vast. Den Kut Ritia she say mockery Vait a Beetle till i get a Battern of Dot new of skirt you but i did t sait a vol i shul got a file oud und Vittle de hoops of und Ehling Dot confound dolt Parrel in de Root pile. Pim Eby yen i Koom in do House Kairiya she Adit so soft like mockery Dond you go in to put some pigs Unter Dot olt plus Den i sail in my deepest voice katrina aft you a Flor say Dol to me again i la Uit a Pill from so help me chiming und i Dell you she did t say Dot any More. Veil Ven i step on a Parrel now i Dond step on it i git a pox. Whiteb. By Maby be Bleb what Are Siose Beautiful Teloga so Bright that fill and fall As if Rose leaves Light or dance and frolic and whirl away like millions of tiny Birds at far in the South where we dwell my dear Winter is be Verng Winter Liere. No Trees Are Bare do ice winds blow nor Falls that Beautiful wonder How Long will it fall Allyl get of Sec ii Wildea the fences it weights Tho tree. Can Earth be dying and this the mum urn it frightens me o Erik is t god who does it the awed voice said will Spring return or the Earth itar dead will Ever Ibe Trees and the Golden Grain. And the Bright Bright Flowers Bloom tis god my the Mother replies yet for All there la nothing Dies like the Trees the Flowers and Golden Grain we too Niter death shall live Huw Loucous items. Made of the Argo. Maid of the Sweet heart. Made of the Marathon Independent. Rolling ten pins gives a Man bowl legs. Cincinnati saturday night. Docs singing Bass Solo a give a Man a bawl d when a married woman buys a Pup dog for a Low Price she gets a bargain and her husband gets something to journal the ladies that the Power of the press depends upon the strength of his Herald. Why could they not say contagious approximation and be done with the new Orleans Picayune says Apple Jack is a near relative to Jim jams. Quite True but old Tom and Jim Sling arc much More closely re la led to or. Jams than Apple Jack is. Cincinnati saturday night Bays probably the Man who never made a mistake in hid life never made thing else. It is just possible he made his exit from this terrestrial sphere at some time. There is one thing which nature docs not Supply and which cultivation renders quite necessary to fowls. It is charcoal. But charcoal made of Wood docs not answer the purpose it has no taste of food is not attractive to owls and is Seldom Paten. But if any one will put in ear of Corn into lie fire until the grains Are Well Charr and then Shell off Tho Corn and How it to his flock he will see an Crubb developed and a healthy con lotion brought about which will make a decided improvement. All Dale Combs will become a Bright red and hat Busy song or which precedes laying will be greatly in leased. An editor in Georgia says Gold is found in thirty six counties in this state Silver in three Copper in thir teen Iron in forty three diamonds in Twenty six and whiskey in All of them and Tho last gets away with All the nothing Mads a Man More than to come Down to breakfast and have his wife Tell him he has been talking la his sleep and refuse to give away what to said. Not that Bis conscience Troub led him of nol he is Only after psychological citizen. A correspondent wants to know the Best method of feeding cattle. You might place them in rocking chairs put napkins around their necks and feed them with a soup ladle. Or take eni into the Kitchen and let them cat with the hired Marathon inde pendent. Our Puzzle three men working six Days fill a Straw bed How Long will it take eight men to Phil Adelphia Marathon Independent. This is id Raul and 2 much for Philadelphia item. It is a 4gone conclusion with us that you "0-awa" with such the Lowell Sun says the Man who advertises for a lost umbrella and expects to see it again expects what Neer was nor is nor e or Liall be. And the Man who leaves his in the cloak room of a concert Lull and Ever expects to Sec it again is just the kind of an idiot that would expect to get. It again by advertising. There is a bean bakery in Boston whose specially consists in canned Bakr de Beans. They sell All they can but paradoxical As it May seem they can not can All they can sell bean As this is so to Many other folks have to can their own Beans otherwise they would not live and move and have their recorder. What do you mean playing mar Bles on the Sabbath you Young Ras exclaimed a father. Of this is a sacred game of marbles that boy remembered that inc old Rascal Al landed a sacred concert the Previ Ous sunday Whereat the Fatanitza March and Iho turkish patrol were Tho sacred Cost transcript. A correspondent writes thai he would like to become an editor. You would son. You would he Well after you become an editor and write i kissed her under the silent and the compositor gets it up i kicked her under the cellar you will just ache to grow Bow legged following pair of oxen along a crooked Furrow across a forty acre naturally enough the manager who had one Hundred has Laken to free frees. And now he will Seo he bad Butler stuck to an american and not fooled with Mali Nony to Herald. His Only resort is Democrat. This is a sad Case of led As Republican. Yea in the streets of new under the after Mem lion Independent. But on Bis ashes will Rise the who Wilt to too acct for and who will probably reside in Uncle i Tom s in

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