NEWNAN HERALD & ADVERTISER
NEWNAN, GA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1914.
Calm oil the listening ear of night
Come heaven’s melodious strains,
Where wild Judea stretches far
Her silver-mantled plains;
Celestial choirs from courts above
Shed sacred glories there,
And angels with their sparkling lyres
Make music on the air.
The answering hills of Palestine
Send back the glad reply,
And greet from all their holy heights
The day spring from on high;
O'er the blue depths of Galilee
There comes a holier calm,
And Sharon waves in solemn praise
Her silent groves of palm.
"Glory to God!” The lofty strain
The realm of other fills;
How sweeps the song of solemn joy
O’er Judah’s sacred hills!
"Glory to God!” The sounding skies
Loud with their anthems ring,
"Peace on earth, good will to men,
From heaven's eternal King.”
I-ELEND OF THK CHRYSANTHEMUM.
When the men wont to Bothlohom.
Tho Holy Child to Rroot,
Tho carried many precious gifts
Of myrrh and spices sweet.
And as they journeyed o’er the plain.
Led by the wold n star.
They heard a clear, angelic strain
tt That sounded from afar:
“Glory to God in the highest.
On earth pence, go»wi will to men,"
Floating down fvetn heaven above,
Was echoed back attain.
Than the wise men, looking upward,
■v Dropped spices by the way.
Which, taking root, brought forth sweet flowers
That holy Christmas Day.
When they returned and found them there
They said: “Wo know full well
Our costly gifts are not all lost.
Though to tho ground they foil,
Hut always through these lovely tlowers
Shah send forth on the ear
An ottering of the Prince of Pc,tee,
Pure incense rich and rare."
They named tho blooms Chrysanthemums,
As they journeyed on their way.
In honor ot‘ the Christmas-tide;
And so they are called to-day.
Late in the autumn now they come
As tnussenfrern of love,
Fair heralds of the Holy One
Their fragrance flouts above,
And it is said that children born
With these bright flowers on earth
Are always blessed with heavenly gifts
By angels at their birth.
Another Christmas has come, and while this sa--
cred anniversary has not found us enjoying the same
degree of prosperity that blessed us in former years,
yet we have much to be thankful for, and should
show our appreciation of the mercies and blessings
vouchsafed to us by the Giver of all good things.
In this spirit we send cordial greetings to our
friends and customers, thanking one and all for the
generous patronage accorded us during the .past
twelve months. Wishing everyone a peaceful and
happy holiday, and trusting that another Christ
mas may iind us in a more prosperous condition
and in better spirits, we beg to remain
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Santa Claus, as usual, is making his head
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As the Christmas season approaches
it is only natural that our hearts should
expand with warmth and (rood will for
our fellow-beings. It is now, perhaps,
more than at any other period of the
year that we are able to realize some
thing of the brotherhood of man and
the fatherhood of God, and something
also of the wonderful joy that sprinirs
from serving others. Perhaps this year
wo are in better position than ever be
fore to appreciate the significance of
this fact, and to stretch our opportuni
ties for doing good to their farthest
limits. The great war which is the chief
topic of conversation in every home on
this big globe assumes an even more
pitiful meaning when we stop to think
that at this season of peace and good
will, when into Christian homes every
where something of Christmas joy is
expected to penetrate, there will he so
many homes where no joy whatever
will roign. We read of the ruin and des
olation, of the weeping wives and moth
ers and sad-eyed children left to man
age as best they can, of brave men
fighting against their will, of the dying
and dead, and all the rest of the dread
ful details, and then we hogin uncon
sciously to contrast the present tragic
conditions with the peace and prosperi
ty which characterized the last Christ
mas-tide. It is no wonder that the
hands of our fellow-countrymen went
deep into their pockets for help for the
unfortunate, and it is not strange that
we should as a people have responded,
and are still responding, so generously
to the calls of the distressed in the war-
cursed countries abroad. The more we
give the more blessed shall we be, but
in our sympathy for the sufferers so far
away we must not forget those who suf
fer near at home.
The various charitable organizations,
and the men and women workers among
the poor and distressed, report a pitiful
condition of affairs in our own commu
nity, und one that calls for relief as
quickly and as fully as possible. Not
only among the habitually poor is this
state of affairs noticeable, but also
among those w'-o in the very recent
past have known better times and who
consequently have been entirely unfa
miliar with the hard facts which have
now become a reality to them. The av
erage person hears of such distress
with regret and sympathy, but, as a
rule, unless his interest is quickened in
the most realistic manner he is very
likely to forget such reports as reach
bis ears. It often requires the evidence
of our senses to make us understand
and appreciate certain conditions. That
there is much suffering and much pov
erty at home is vouched for by many
persons who are affiliated with the va
rious benevolent organizations of the
city. The need of the brother across
the sea is vital; of that there iB no
question; hut the need of the brother at
our side is equally pressing, and one
also that makes its most urgent ap
peal during the approaching season. It
may be that there are many persons
who have strained their pocket-nerves
in aid of the European sufferers, and
who, consequently, feel that they can
not (Jo anything more in the name of
humanity at the present time. Of
course, there is a limit to our means,
and each man is the judge of his ability
to give; but at such a time, when we
know and feel that there is an unusual
amount of suffering near at hand, we
shall not err if we make a sacrifice and
do what we can to help those who,
through no fault of their3, are not able
at the present moment to help them
selves. It will not he difficult to find
cases that nc*‘d immediate assistance,
and even if we are called upon to make
sacrifices in order to be of some assist
ance, the inconvenience is soon Inst
sight of in the happiness of knowing
that we have done what we could for
those less fortunate than ourselves.
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The Big Christmas.
The trust magnate was breakfasting,
sitting opposite his handsome, haughty
looking wife. The room was done in
oak and tapestry, and in the great fire
place a fire of yule logs burned.
He was iron gray, thin, tind looking,
with an occasional attractive twinkle
in his eye. She was inclined to he
stout; her hair was snow white, elabo
rately dressed. A shadowy sweetness
lingered in the corners of her mouth.
"Do you remember one Christmas
day, so many years ago,” she question
ed him, “when we were so poor we had
“Clearly. And now wo have no di
gestion,” ho remarked.
“And one Christmas when you were
bo ill, and wo were in a hotel and so un
He nodded cheerfully.
"You are forgetting the big Christ
mas,” he remarked.
“ We’ve had so many of them to
gether,” she said, “it makes me feel
quite old and a little bit Bad.”
“Think back,” he said, "to one
Christmas night that we were together
in a sleigh on the old mill road. There
were stars in the sky, and it was cold.
You were snuggling close to mo”—
"Why, Harry, we weren't engaged
"You were one of those snugglesome
girls, Mary. I repeat, you were crowd
ing me soino, but I didn’t mind it. You
wore a red knitted hood tied under your
chin, and a—atlppet—yea, that’s it, a
tippet of while fur with little black
specks on it like a cat.”
"Ermine, you foolish boy.”
"And suddenly we .bumped over
something and you were scared, and
the next thing—you had kissed me."
"It was you that kissed me. The
"How could I? I was driving. You
deliberately kissed mo, Mary. Don’t
deny it after all these years.”
"I don’t remember it, Harry.”
"I remember it distinctly, for I had
always wanted to; but, being a modest
youth, I was afraid. But that delight
ful bump in the road broke the ice. I
dropped ‘ho reinB und asked you to marry
me. You said ‘yes'. You remember
now, don’t you?”
She was blushing faintly, and the
shadows that had been dimples deepen
ed at her lips. She nodded her head.
“The horse jumped. Over went the
sleigh, and we tumbled into a big snow
drift, not knowing or caring what was
the matter. The horse, being the one
livery stable horse in the place, waB
used to lovers, so he just stood still,
looking back at us while I righted the
cutter and lifted you in. We were tho
happiest two people in the world,
"Yes,” she said softly.
“That was the big Christmas, Mary.”
A Historic Christmas.
On Dec. 25, in the year 800, the holy
Roman Empire was born. Europe was
in the iron grasp of Charlemagne. The
great king had gone to Rome to inves
tigate charges lodged against the Pope,
Leo III. The pontiff made good his de
fense and on Dec. 20 took a solemn
oath of exculpation. Two days later,
early on Christmas morning, the Pope
celebrated mass in the great basilica of
St. Peter’s, a church not at all like the
huge renaissance structure reared 1 y
Bramame and Michelangelo.
The edifice was cre wded to tho doors,
for all Rome Hocked in those days to
see the wonderful Frank, who, like
Mohammed, spread his gospel by the
sword. Charles, clad in Roman cos
tume, with the chlamy banging from
his shoulders, knelt in prnyer before
the tomb of St. Peter. When he rose
to Ins feet Loo approached and, placing
a golden crown upon the king’s head,
acclaimed him Emperor of tho Romans.
Again tho pontiff folded him in a pur
ple mantle, and a great shout went up
from the people as a greeting to the
first of the new C&csars.
The scene is thus described Ivy Egin-
hard, the historian of Charlemagne:
"At tho moment when, in his place be
fore tho altar, he was bowing down to
pray, Pope Leo placed on his head a
crown, and all the Roman people shout
ed, ’Long life and victory to CharleB
Augustus, crowned by Cod, the g' eat
and pacific emperor of the Romans!’ Af
ter this proclamation the pontiff pros
trated liimaelf before him and paid him
adoration, according to the custom es
tablished in the days of the old emper
ors, and thenceforward Charles, giving
up the title of patrician, bore that of
A millenium later, on the banks of
the Seine, another pope crowned an
other emperor, who had planted his
throne on the wreck of the fabric
reared by Charlemagne.
Thoughts For Christmas.
The cabins and attics and cellars
catch from the manger a glory they
never had before Christ's advent. This
is the wonder of the ngoB, then—that
Christ came into the world as a peas
ant’s babe. It is a wonder before
which the wandering star, the angels’
song and the worshiping wise men pale
"And it came to pass, when the an
gels went nway from them into heaven,
the shepherds Baid one to another, Let
us now go even unto Bethlehem and see
this thing that is come to pass, which
the Lord hath made, known unto us.
And they came with haste and found
both Mary and Joseph and the babe ly
ing in tho manger. And when they
saw it they made known concerning
the snying wliich was spoken to them
about this child. And all that heard it
wondered at the things wliich were
spoken unto them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these sayings, pon
dering them in her heart. And the
shepherds returned, glorifying and
praising God for all the things that
they had heard and seen, oven as it was
spoken unto them.”
Call it the birthday of Cod-made Man
or call it only the feast of peace and
good will, tho soul that shrinks away
from its celebration and refuses to
share in its blessed participations, ex
cept in those hours that are beyond
mortal control, is a soul made poor by
its own limitations, self-deprived of
one of the moot noble opportunities
granted uh for the aid of our fellow-
creatures and the glorifying of God.
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Of all the old festivals that of Christ
mas awakens the strongest and most
heartfelt associations. There is a tone
of solemn and sacred feeling that
blends with our conviviality and lifts
the spirits to a state of hallowed and
It is a beautiful arrangement, deriv
ed from days of yore, that this festival,
which commemorates the announce
ment of the religion of peace and love,
has been made the season for gathering
together of fimily connections and
drawing closer again those band) of
kindred hearts which the cares and
pleasures and sorrows of the world are
continually operating to cast loose; of
calling back the children of a family
who have launched forth in life, once
m ire to assemble about the paternal
hearth, there to grow young and loving
a rain among the endearing mementos
There is something in the very sea
son of the year that giveH a charm to
the festivity of Christmas. In tho
d *pth of winter, when nature lien de
spoiled of her charms, wrapped in her
shroud of sheeted snow, we turn for
our gratifications to moral sources.
Heart calleth unto heart, and we draw
our pleasures from the deep wells of
loving kindness which lie in the quiet
recesses of our bosoms.
Amid the general call to happiness,
the bustle of the spirits ami the stir of
the affections which prevail at this pe
riod, what bosom can remain insensible?
It is, indeed, the season of regenerated
feeling, the season for kindling not
merely the fire of hospitality in the
hall, but the genial flame of charily in
the heart. He who can turn churlishly
away from contemplating the felicity
of his fellow-beings and can sit down
repining iri loneliness when all around
is joyful, lacks the genial and social
sympathies which constitute the charm
of a merry Christmas.
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What may perhaps he described as
tho most sacred spot on earth is the
grotto or manger in the Church of tho
Nutivily at. Bethlehem. This small un
derground chamber, reached from the
church above by a (light of steps, is
said to bo the site of the actual manger
whore Christ was born, and a silver
star, lot into the floor underneath tho
altar, is alleged to be the exact spot of
the Nativity. Above the star hang fif
teen lumps, which have continually illu
minated tho little chapel for several
The altar is adorned with most elabo
rate embroideries, tho work of royal
princesses, while from the ceiling hang
a number of brass lamps and a few
paintings. There has, of course, been
no little controversy as to whather this
is the actual site of the original man
ger. To begin with, it is underground,
and many people wonder how it could
have been used by cattle und horses.
Here, however, we have to remember
that in the East donkeys and mules of
ten dwell in underground stables, and
the staircase would present no difficulty
to the agile native cattle of Palestine.
No less an authority than Col. Conder
has declared that “the rude grotto with
its rocky manger may be accepted even
by the most skeptical of modern ex
St. Nicholas seems to have been the
original of our Santa Claus. He was
the Bishop of Myra about the year BOO
and was very popular because of his
good deeds and kindness, especially to
children, whose patron saint he is sup
posed to be. An old legend sayB that
he wished to secretly bestow a gift
upon an old nobleman who, though
pior, did not want anyone to know of his
poverty. When the good bishop reached
the house he saw the old gentleman
asleep by the (ire, so he climbed to the
top of the chimney and dropped tils
gift into it, thinking it would fail on
the hearth. But it happened that the
money fell into one of the old gentle
man's stockings, which hia daughter
had hung up to dry, where it was found
and used as a dowry for his eldest
daughter. And the story goes on to
say that St. Nicholas never failed to
put a gift in the stockings which were
hung up for him thereafter when a
daughter of the house was to marry.
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