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21 Dec 1911

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21 Dec 1911

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Des Moines Iowa Homestead (Newspaper) - December 21, 1911, Des Moines, Iowa The Homestead december 21, 1911 Iowa Arctic Samson Extension heal Strong at the right places do you want your Arctic to Wear do you want your Arctic to last and not break out at the toe or Heel Beacon Falls Arctic look Dif Ferent and. Are different from others. The Iowa Arctic is one of them. It is just As Good As it looks. Samson Extension heels and the heavy gum toe Caps mean better Wear. They insure strength at the right places. When you want any kind of a rubber Boot or shoe ask your dealer to show you the Beacon kind with a Cross on every pair. They Are made of Fine rubber and Are always the Best for the Money. If your dealer cannot Supply you Send is his name and we will see that you Are promptly fitted out. An illustrated Booklet describing Beacon Falls rubber footwear free if you Send your name. The Beacon Falls rubber shoe co. Chicago nework Boston judge this Coffee on cup Quality alone. It is the most economical cups to the give it the taste test. You la find that old Golden Coffee tas that aromatic flavor that Fine full body that Only real Coffee can have. Only old crop cof fees used in this famous blend. Carefully milled to Clear away the staff and dirt roasted to the exact Point necessary to develop the Coffee Oil then into the Box that holds the strength. One Pound will show you the Quality that has made old Golden famous. 35c at Youe grocery tone Bros. Dos Moines la. There Are two tide of spice. Tone s and Intro Ken Well machinery Cus pegu foundry mfg. Go. Manufacturers of the celebrated Monitor Well augurs and for illustrated Catalon 22 Clark Street ice inns Iowa . Branch four Stock will get More Good out of half As much Corn if fed ear Corn sliced with the Dean Slider Stock like and thrive on sliced ear Corn. It provides the necessary coarse food. All eaten no waste l. 2, 4. Hole sizes. To 2 in. Slices. See the Dean at your dealer s. If be does t handle write for particulars. Satisfaction guaranteed or Money Back. Enterprise Windmill co. Dept. 10 Sandwich 111, More potatoes from ground planted secured by use of the Keystone potato planter than any other method of planting. Work perfectly accurate a simple Strong durable machine. Write for Catalon Price Etc. A. J. Platt Mpr. Box h Sterling. Ill. You we will make up set of four ferns from the following Kinda Boston Whitman Ostrich plume elegance Sima Scotti Spreng Ori Plumos us lace Fern. Not inf is More Beautiful for the Home than ferns. Tend you a Beautiful collection of four ferns if you sen a oily 25 cents for one year s subscription to peopled popular monthly and 15 cents additional 40 rents in All order today and you will receive the ferns share res paid people t popular Mon my. Dept. 4, Des Low. Butter size of an egg. Cook in same Way add generous cup of nut meats chopped not too Fine and pour Over the Brown mixture already in pan. Walnut into a sauce pan two pounds Brown sugar one cup syrup one cup milk two ounces but Ter and six ounces unsweetened Choco late. Bring to a boil slowly and continue to increase the heat until 240 degrees fahrenheit have been reached on sugar thermometer. At this Point stir in one half Pound Walnut meats and turn out into buttered tins. When Cool Mark in squares. Dear christmastide. The Snow Birds Are winging the children Are singing the Church Bells Are ringing tis dear christmastide. The Holly is shining the Evergreen Twining with Laurel combining. For dear christmastide. The people Are meeting with kind Liest of greeting and All Are repeating of dear with hearts overflowing Are Young and old going with gifts for bestowing at dear christmastide. Of season of pleasure of Joy without measure above All we treasure the dear christmastide Nelson among ourselves. Christmas and thanksgiving crowd each other a Little but it s a pity not to observe them both. Someone has said thanksgiving is for the grown ups and Christmas for the children. However that May be it is certain the festivities of Christmas Delight the childish heart and afford the Opportunity of teaching very Beautiful lessons. After it is All Over i Hope some of the friends will write about their Christmas and let me have it to put in store for next year. For to Day s meeting we have Only three numbers but each one is Good so we Are to have a feast. The first course is a Story by mrs. Arthur about a year ago in one of the monthly publications appeared this apparently unnecessary inquiry what is the Correct thing to say when one receives Christmas gifts from near the reply was say thank you and whatever else your heart far be it from me to criticise one Wise enough to solve hair splitting problems in etiquette of which i know nothing but if you will listen i la Tell you a tale. Once upon a time a Little girl went by invitation to spend the Holiday season with Dis Tant relatives. The Radcliffe family had a Large modern very richly furnished House. To the Small visitor As she tip toed Over the velvet covered floors careful lest her Stout Little shoes might crush the Rose buds which looked just like real ones in the carpet it seemed a veritable fairy land. Ohanna How Beautiful everything she exclaimed to the ten year old daughter of the House. Do you think replied that sophisticated Young person with an in nuked lifting of the eyebrows. You certainly Are a fresh Little thing she added patronizing by. Christ Mas morning came and each member of the family received his gift with a perfunctory thank then proceeded to say what his heart prompted. These remarked the head of the House Are paper filled with chaff. Did you find them on some bargain coun Ter but his eldest daughter was looking with distaste at a daintily bound volume of poems. Of. She exclaimed poetry and i would so much rather have a mrs. Radcliffe opened a package and Shook out fold after fold of Lustrous shimmering silk of the sort called changeable now a glowing Crimson now a tender Green. Of cried the Little guest quite involuntarily it is like a too much like one for a woman of my age to her hostess replied looking at the silk with no sign of pleasure on her Pale cold handsome face. I should have preferred the elder son. Home from College was not pleased with his Fountain pen he would have preferred one of a different make he said. Eight Een year old Rob exclaimed in disgust another Necktie and a purple one at that what possesses women to think they know enough to select a Man s ties for and so on. The six teen year old pronounced her new watch a. Cheap one it had Only seven jewels she said and Anna could not find the Sterling Mark on her Silver mounted toilet set. The spirit of Dis Content find fault fir re 1 n seemed to Hong like a heavy Cloud Over the House hold. Rena had a sudden homesick longing for the Little old log Cabin which was her Home for the Bare in even floors and smoke stained Walls for Granny sold wonder Rocker and above All for the kindly face and Home by figure of cranny herself. She re called that dear old lady s unaffected pleasure Over the one gift she had re revived the previous Ging Ham apron carefully hemmed by the Little girl. With nil the decision of her nine years she resolved i never spoil my christmases by my this Holiday with her wealthy relatives was destined to have a. Lasting if not altogether pleasant impression upon the mind of the child. Years passed and one Christmas morn ing Rena in a Home her unpretentious Home certainly but one filled with love Light and heart s ease gazing with keenest Delight upon a Rose Geranium in full Bloom. Turn ing she Flung her slender arms about her husband s neck. Dearest dear she cried softly you could not have Given me anything that i should have liked better than the White haired Man laughed tenderly. Seems kind of said he that everything i have Ever Given you has been just the very thing you wanted most it always is just what i his Young wife replied with a simple dignity which left no doubt As to her sincerity. These slippers Are mighty comfortable re marked the Man a few moments later stretching his Long limbs luxuriously toward the blazing logs in the fire place. I knit lots of love into his wife replied. That s what makes them so said the Man with characteristic kindly humor. By All Means let us say what the heart prompts provided the heart is full of love. Rena looked about her at the dear familiar old fashioned things which were a part of the Home at the inexpensive but really Good pictures on the Walls at the branches of Ever Green and sprays of Holly with which she had decorated the pleasant living room at the Blooming Plant in the Sun filled South window at the fire symbolic of the yuletide looked and Felt that there was but one thing needed to fill her cup of Joy to Over flowing. She murmured nestling closer to her husband s breast i am so so am i my Dar Ling he responded and for the space of several heart throbs these married lovers forgot everything but each other a Ray of Pale Winter Sunshine touch ing the Man s abundant Snow White hair seemed to transform it into a Sil very Halo. There was Little reset Olance save a Noble gentleness an in finite tenderness in the face Bent Over her yet the wife was reminded of a picture she had seen with a Light about the after a time the woman came Back to Earth with a Long Happy sigh and broke the Sweet silence. It seems rather selfish does t it dear to enjoy All this Christmas cheer just by ourselves while there May be those with whom we could share i was thinking of her husband re plied. And we have a Nice fat Chick in in the oven and a big Apple pie on the pantry shelf and preserves in the added the woman half to her self with House wifely instinct. There is a trapper living alone in that old Cabin Back in the Woods. 1 Don t know his name but that makes no differ ence and Bill Jones is quite alone since his wife suggested the Man. Old or. And mrs. Smith Are very poor and perhaps rather lonely now that their children have All married and gone so far away and there is miss Brown that tired looking who earns her living by supplemented his wife. Ill get after them right said the Man cheer fully. He did so and All came and had what the trapper pronounced a real old fashioned Christmas like Mother used to also on that Day was begun a Romance which culminated in the Happy marriage of lonely or. Jones and tired Little miss Brown but that is another Story. Dear friends let us not deny ourselves the great happiness that will surely be ours if on the blessed birthday anniversary which is approaching we do what we can to bring Joy to the hearts of those who might otherwise have but Little of the Christmas cheer. This Little Story so charmingly told breathes the True Christmas spirit. How Sweet it will be if the telling of it Here among ourselves leads some to share their Christmas cheer with others less fortunate. Once in awhile i refer to the Only Man 1 and once in a great great while i present him to the Circle. I wanted something special about Santa Glaus for today and As no one sent it the Only Man agreed to give some ideas on Santa Glaus he is or he some people Are realists others Are idealists. Some people Are literalist others Are poetic in temperament. As to believing in Santa Claus that de pends on what you Are. Santa Claus is very very real in the poetic sense. He is As splendidly real As is that famous hero Jack the giant killer or that wonderfully Sweet Maiden Cin Derella. Either you Are intimately acquainted with these charming person Ages who belong to no time and place or you Are not. It is not a Natter for prying or . If you happen to be a literalist you miss a lot of Good things in this life. Of course no arguing on my part will convince you. Poetry is not something to be argued about the Beauty of the world All about you on the farm and in the town among1" humans and in animal life is very very real to some while others have eyes but see facts it is Only when the heart lends its Keener inner sight that the intellect is Able to wrench out the hidden meaning of your i what great teacher Ever j handled Mere lonesome Bare facts j did not the great teacher forever Glor Ify the value of poetic insight by his constant use of parables and what Are parables but the poetic View of life affairs Are his parables True of course they Are More widely deep in True than the in Ere facts that lie behind them because they teach the truth that lies bound up and hidden in a Well More clearly. Through sym Bols poetic i literalism the great nations have outstripped the literal the realist nations like the Indian the malay the african hottentot. The sym Bols of language of music of Art of science of mathematics have invited the heart to assist the intellect in the problems that Mankind has had to solve. The brain is interested in things that have a reason to them. The heart is concerned with things that have a spirit in them and that includes a Rea son. What is the spirit of the Christ Mas myth and How shall we help our children get at that spirit turn the whole family from a Jones Smith Brown or Robinson family into a Santa Claus family. The Han making of gifts gives a Good Start. If All your folks begin along that line and keep it up for a month you la be As sure of the reality of a Santa Claus As you Are that there is a grand Good old fellow that we Are All much interested in and whom we name Uncle Sam. And the great secret of the Joy to be found in the Christmas time is in the fun of the result. When we get away from the odious Ness of comparison of pointing out this that or the other thing As my work then Santa Claus with his beam ing face his prancing Reindeer and Well loaded Sleigh Are indeed Symbol ical of the faces and hearts that Are learning some of the truest of ail Les sons. The gift without the giver is is very True indeed but the gift that comes from a kind heart and a gracious hidden giver is one of Earth s choicest. That reference to Uncle Sam is apropos. Uncle Sam surely is. And yet he in t. It is even so with the fairies. I think the trouble comes when parents do not know How to pre sent Santa Claus without violating Good Faith with their children. I wish very much that some of the letters i be asked for might treat of this subject. A Beautiful Christmas poem by mrs. Ninette m. Lowater to whom we Are indebted for Many Good things comes next Christmas. The Christ child comes to Day. Not As of old with men to stay with human heart and human needs which Call for ministering deeds nor with the magic at his feet May we place offerings fair and Sweet and yet he comes along the the Christ child comes to Day. Perhaps he comes in lowly Guise with toil worn Frame and patient eyes a childlike with its weight of woe some child perhaps his sign May show search for his signal and led by his hand your feet May stray where feeble woman toils for bread yet sees her Little ones unfed for every want your hand dispels for every tear dried As it Wells remember your Reward will be to hear this have you done for Cotton seed meal lowest prices Best Quality quickest service carloads or ton lots cold pressed Cotton seed cake write for prices delivered at your station Imperial Cotto milling company 817 to s27 Exchange Avenue Union Stock Yards Chicago now is the time to buy grass seed prices bound to be higher later. Buy before and Vance Ami save Money. 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