1894-12-27; Saline Observer
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r^**.- rWt The Saline Observer. A: J. WARREN. Publisher. SALINE, WASHTENAW CO., MICH., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1894. C? % 1%; V- VOL. XV.-NO. 9. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. T W.GAUNTLETT, D. O. Graduate o£ the Chicago OpWhalmic College and Hospital Will call and test your eyes if you address meat MILAN, - MICH. T> F. SHEEDER, A. M., M.. D. Physician & Surgeon. From the V. of M. and Jefferson Hospital Col lege, Phidelphia. Lateassistantto the Bliss Eye Hospital, Springfield, O. Special attention given to tbe eye. Eyes tested aud glasses fitted. Office and Residence—the Marsh house, Chica go St. SALINE - - MICH. rjR.B. E. HATHAWAY, Dentist i Office over Nichols Bros, drug store. SALINE, - - MICH. P E.JON ES. Attorney at Law. Business attended to with Promptness and Care. Office on McKay street. SALINE, MICH. Q IR. WILLIAMS Attorney at Law, Especial'attention paid to Pension Claims ot all kinds. Newcomb Block, MILAN, - - MICH. C W. CKA.'iOLER, M □., VjimcuNjw* SUUGBOU Hipe qn 4dr|an Street, first dpnr south of the "' Wallace HIqpH, gALJNE, = MICH. p O. SLASHT, Veterinary Surgeon. MACON, LENAWEE CO., MICH. Connection with Tecumseh by Telegraph and by Mail. AU. CALL* PBOUPrLV ATTENDED TO. yyATERMAN' PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY. (Miss Gillett's old stand.) a^d shall be '-*- '—-* (ine. F ISH'S Barber Shop. Mr Cutting. Shaving, Shampooing and all WorK in the Baroer Line, SALINE, HOMER FISH. MICH. A. J. WARREN, CONVEYANCER AND—— Iffotary ■ Public. All legal papers drawn on s-hort notice and at prices within the reach ol all. General Fire Insurance a Specialty, m 11TIMIE «. A. LINDENSCHMIDT Is still at the old stand, where he is always pre tared to serve his customers with THE BEST IN THE MARKET in the line of Fresh and Salt Meats of all Kinds, Mj« fflk SfflHW. ^" £% aQBULAg PRICES. Cggiplpte sff^ra outfit for manufacturing sau wbb, .Hememner the old stand." C. A. LINDENSCHMIDT vtfMTs WCAVtAI \\ HAUL MARKS JP ^COPYRIGHTS. ^> CAR I OBTAIN A. PATENT? For a prompt answer and an honest opinion, write to MUNM & CO., who have had nearly fifty years' experience inthe patent cosines*, Communications rtrictly confidential. A Handbook of Information concerning Patents and how to oh. tain them sent free. Also a catalogue of mechanical and scientific books sent free. Patents token through Mann 4 Co. receive •pedal notice in the Scientific American, and thus are brouint widely before the public without coat- to the inventor. This splendid paper, uaued weekly, eleRantljlllnstrated.hasbyfar the largeat circulation of any scientific work In the world. S3ja.yean ^nnue_c^ie>^a^tJM>e. 3 a year. Sample copie i Edition,monthly. *M( conies, 415 cent*. Sverynumber tiful plates, in colors, and -•—" tijOayear.: Single "er contains bean- ____ . ^otographa of new houses, witb plana, enabling builder* to show the hv; : Why Children Sans Their Stockings. The custom of hanging stockings on Christmas eve, like that of preparing the Christmas tree, is derived from the Germans, -who have a fable that -while the stockings of good children are filled with toys and sweetmeats by Khris Eingle—a corruption of Christ Kindlin, or jGhrist Child—those of bad ones receive nothing but a small rod or switch, which is placed in them by another personage, known as Pelsnichol, literally Nicholas with fur, meaning St. Nicholas dressed in fur. It is a'rare sight on Christmas morning in a German household to see the expression of abject misery and broken heartedness on tho face of some poor little Wight who, having been disobedient or otherwise naughty on Christmas eve, finds in his stocking only a small birch rod, while the hosiery of his brothers and sisters is filled with bonbons and playthings. The dread of getting the rod from old Pelsnichol on Christmas keeps many a German child in order throughout the entire year. Burning the Christmas Candle. We are inclined to pity the Puritan little one of New England who mows nothing about merry Christmastide, with its rollicking games of ulindnian's buff, hunt the slipper, snapdragon and the like, but some of them enjoyed the practice which they called "burning the Christmas candle." This taper was a homemade affair and differed from other tallow dips only in being larger and having the wick divided at the lower end to form three legs, while at its heart was concealed a quill well filled with gunpowder. On Christmas eve it was lighted, and the quaint little Puritan folk sat around telling stories and riddles until suddenly the candle went off with a tremendous explosion, making a delightful excitement and giving the children of the colonies their only taste of uproarious holiday fun. The Birds' Christmas. Hon. W. W. Thomas, Jr., formerly minister to Sweden, describes the Swedish Christmas thus: "One wintry afternoon, at jul-tide, I had been skating on a pretty lake, Dalsjon, three miles from Gottenburg. On my way home I noticed at every farmer's house we passed there was erected in the middle of the door- yard a pole, to the top of which was bound a large, full sheaf of grain. 'Why is this?' I asked of my comrade, 'Oh, that's for tho birds, the little, wild birds! They must haye a, Christmas, too, you knp;w..' T/fteye is not a peasant fe. al} Sweden, -who. will sit down with hjs children. tQ ft CTtWfmas dinner within floors till he has f ,t raised aloft a Christmas dinner for the little birds that live in the cold and snow without. '" The Way It Was Accepted, x Clara's, Sister=Qh, this must be Arthur's present! Clara—Open it, quick! I'm so afraid it won't be from Tiffany. Clara's Sister—Well, it is! Clara (critically)—Yes, so it is. It isn't a case, though; only a box. That's awfully shabby! Clara's Sister—But see what's inside! A lovely necklace! Clara (coldly)—I don't call that very lovely. A last year's design, not half as rich as Polly Thurston's. I think Arthur was very skimpy indeed. They Felt Badly. Susie—Papa, did you get mamma a new pair of slippers for Christmas? Papa—No, my dear, but why do you ask that question? asi Susie—Well, Tommy said, that ^ old ones were-sick. ° • v" '• ' "" "'Papa—S^f'tgb\v $Q you make that Susie—That's what he meant anyhow, for he said they felt badly. Bather Tart. Mr. Kanoodle—And now wouldn't you like mo for a Christmas present? Miss Alert—Certainly, if you'll hang yourself on the Christmas tree. Christmas Jingles. Get the banjo from the pegl Tune the fiddle, fling TPUtUea^ Christmas cornea $eV-'(wCT. fan.- Balance ^yifSr.partners,'all! ' *■'•'' ''•' " '■",;,-94tlau«i!Constitutlpn. The problem that is causing Old Santa's worried look Is how to show up in good shape With flattened pocketbopk. -SflRSflS £$jJf°ur-na.l. fhpflgh, boughs, hy hitter- "winds are tossed. fha cfdd. n>'ej> ohills our glee. It nlwnys takes a little frost To sprout-a Christmas tree. —Washington Star. Winter o'er the Bmlllng land His cold, bleak way has wended, And Christmas time is al.rnp.st h.ere=. The footba)l season's ended. »=LoutsviHe Courier-Journal. QUAINT ENGLISH SUPERSTITIONS. mas day is supposed to be accompanied by dire results. Many old country people still adhere to the preposterous belief that a loaf baked on Christmas eve never gets moldy. It can only be supposed that healthy appetites have been the cause of this effort of the imagination not having been exploded long ago. An individual who dies on Christmas eve is, paradoxical as it may seem, both pitied and congratulated. He is pitied on account of his lease of life having expired and congratulated because folk who shake off this mortal coil on Christmas eve are supposed to be sure of eternal happiness. In several parts of Devonshire and Cornwall tbepeople are exceedingly superstitious. On the evening preceding Christmas day cattle are commonly believed to fall down on their knees in adoration of the infant Saviour. A visit to the meadows would, of course, at once disprove this strange assumption, but considering that in the eyes of these folk the very act of going out for the purpose of witnessing the spectacle is an unpardonable crime, the rash perpetrator of which brings down upon himself and tho animals the Wrath of the Almighty, the superstition appears in no way likely to die out. Christmas eve was regarded as the holiest night in the year, on which the Wandering Jew slept once every year, and when Pilate, whose spirit haunted Mount Pilatus, in Switzerland, in the vain endeavor to wash its hands clean, had a brief rest. On this night the quivering aspen tree ceases the motion of its leaves, which have continued since its wood was used for the cross, the respite given because from the same wood was made the cradle in which the Holy Child was rocked. A Christmas Sermon. There are two sweet things in human life—to be happy oneself and to make another so. When the first is gone, the next, thank God, is always left. Do not lock yourself in your room too soon, too often or too long. Dash away the tears. Play the waltzes for the children. Put away your crape. Wear a white dress and a high mien and the smile of those who conquer the selfishness of pain on Christmas day. The best friends of the tempted, of the young, of the erring and the overlooked are those who have known the sorest anguish and have achieved the sweetest peace. Such, too, are the most sacred flowers of our festivals and the dearest angels of our happy homes.—Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. Origin of Christmas Greens. The custom of decorating churches and houses with evergreens, branches and flowers is of very early date. The Jews used them at their feast of tabernacles and the heathens in several of their ceremonies, and they were adopted by the Christians. Christ permitted branches to be used as a token of rejoicing upon his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It was natural, therefore, that at Christmas time, when his birth was celebrated, this symbol of rejoicing should be resorted to. Some of the early councils, however, considering that the practice somewhat savored of paganism, endeavored to abolish it, and at one time it was enacted that it was not lawful to begirt or adorn houses with laurel or green boughs. The Birth p.r Christ, The observance ot^he ^5^ of. Decern,-, ber as,th,e. birthday. o£ oiJe. 'Saviour,, is. ^sc^h^c^ ~(jp( J^.ins, bishop, of 5om4^ A. B, 33'7-52. * The eastern church had previously observed the 6th of January in commemoration both of the baptism and the birth of Christ. The exact date of Christ's birth appears not to have been known in the early church and canno>iiow be determined. Between the middle of December and the middle of February there is generally in Palestine an interval of comparatively- dry weather, preceded and fo.Uawed by the early and later ra^n. Thus there might have tjee^ $n.epherds on the plain of Bethle- £ein patching their flocks at night Fat Turkey—I've been living high lately. Wonder what s the matter? Thin Turkey (who is to be saved for another year)—You'll know before night. Ta, ta. Implicitly Believed by the Simple Folk, Acts That Are Unlucky. In some districts of Northumberland and Durham, and also in Scotland, the country folk are extremely superstitious as to who first enters the house on Christmas morn. If a fair haired person crosses the threshold first, misfortune will attend the family. If a dark haired person is the first visitor, all may be well. The explanation vouchsafed for every synagogue in Russia. The fact is this queer belief is that the hair of Judas is supposed to have been red. In some counties, if on Christmas hni,CA n«T^ck5«i?J.^T>Ui3uaS morn you ask a man to oblige yo.t, with P# f>M*^%*™P& a wax vesta to light ^toj^|^M ft*^siah;goveft^enfpr'de?lo. p^lely^'i ^Tntay^declme.^lie giv-i ing of a%-matoh out of (doors onTChrist-- It was a strange spectacle indeed, after all the persecution of the Hebrew race by Czar Alexander, that of prayers for his recovery offered by the Jews in every synagogue i they had to do it. It wrs, m*<*fftclal or^ ' der that sucli a, servie^ be. held, in every ' house of tcoTRhin ^vri> this tamHiiiJ ' tpVloiJ" subjifec" to do mlbVeSntt&YprJde^o^ r:rs ev^gt t<£say^us? prajerX ><«»«*<= it'or-ga'to^Siferia. «s"« l ■ SOBERING UP IN TURKISH BATHS. 'he has S"H.'. i :-':l>- '•'-• The Bibulous Bounder's Sure Method of Having a Clear Head Next Morning "Hardly a week passes," said the manager of an up town Turkish bath establishment, the doors of which are never closed, "that we are not called upon to certify to the fact that some gentleman has passed the night with us. The all night business is to a great extent made up from gentlemen who have drank a little more than is good for them. They do not want to go home in that condition and are anxious to be all right in the morning. "They come in here, take a sweat, a shampoo, a plunge and a ruhdown and are then prepared for a refreshing sleep, awakening in the morning little the worse for the indiscretion of the early evening before. That the explanation of their whereabouts is not satisfactory to wives or parents in many instances I judge from the frequency of application for proof of the same. "Not long since a lawyer's clerk went over the register of our patrons for a period of two years, and, fortunately perhaps for the gentleman in wliose interest the research was made, found his autograph (written quite frequently in a very unsteady hand) over 50 times in that period. I have since heard that this proof prevented the filing of a divorce suit that would have created a sensation within the select 150 of the chosen Four Hundred. I am thinking very seriously of getting up a printed form, like one I am told was once used in a Denver bathhouse, which when filled up would read something like this: ; (Seal.) Scrubhard's Turkish Bath, i New York, Oct. 6,1894. : : This is to certify that Mr. Small Jag : : entered this establishment at 11 p. m., : ; Oct. 5, and left at 10 a. m. of this date. : : A. Nightoto, Clerk. : : J. Bromide, M. D., : : Besident Physician. : —New York World. To Whiten the Hands. Coarse and red hands may be whitened by using a few grains of chloride of lime added to warm soft water for washing. All rings and bracelets must be removed before this is used, as the chloride of lime will tarnish them. A soap containing this ingredient may be prepared as follows: White powdered castile soap, 1 pound; dry chloride of lime, 1% to 2 ounces. Mix and beat this np in a mortar to a soft mass with a sufficient quantity of rectified spirit. Divide the mass into tablets and wrap it up in oil silk. It may be scented by adding to the mixture a couple of drams of oil of verbena. In using chloride of lime it is very important to be careful to avoid getting any of the powder into the eyes, as it is exceedingly irritating and may even cause blindness.—Popular Magazine. Xamont's Hobby. Politics is Lamont's hobby. Dan would rather talk politics than eat. Mrs. Lamont once told me that she was frequently awakened at night by Dan's talking politics in his sleep. His knowledge of New York politics is encyclopedic. He knows every politician in New York city of any note and could offhand give a good biographical sketch of them all. He knows the name of every member of every congressional, state, senatorial, assembly and county Democratic committee. He's thoroughly familiar with the political history. not only of this cou^try'ajacl '.$few York^ but of every. QtherT statei yi the 'Onion, aij4 q$ 'every co'un.try. in^ Europe. La-- Biont is-.not in politic? for what there is ^n, it-. iB; a financial sense. He's in it simply because he loves it. It's his hobby.—Rochester Post-Express. Warmth In Old Age. In old age remember that warmth and an even temperature are just as essential to tho welfare of the aged as proper food. Many old persons die from bronchitis, for example, induced by exposure to a temperature which, harmless to the young and middle aged, acts severely on the lungs of the old. The bedroom of an old person should be kept at a heat of not less than 60 degrees, and naturally chills should be especially guarded against. In respect of the feeding of the aged, second childhood is like tbe first childhood. "Little and often, "is the motto, and old people should have their food given them in a state of easy digestion, above all things.—New York Dispatch. Not at Breakfast. English Sparrow—Mr. Swallow, join me at breakfast tomorrow. I have invited a company of gay birds, and we •will have a jolly time. Mr. Swallow—Make it dinner, and I will accept. Look at my swallow tail. I don't want to be taken for a Chicago bird.—New York Herald. Beassured. "Jonah," expostulated the whale, "'do keep still." "Certainly," answered the famous man, "now that I know where I am. I wasn't sure but I had been caught in a folding bed, don't you know."—Detroit News-Tribune. The most splendid pair of shoes on record were those worn by Sir"WaIter. Raleigh " ^ "-i Tm were ciou^ In shipping ";pb'tatbes'~'in extremely, cold weather paper inside' and outside of the barrel affords the best protection" known. • *l•* *"•'; ' .* THANKS We desire to thank the people of Saline and vicinity for the largely increased patronage accorded us during the past year and also to wish them A Happy New Year Hoping to make the acquaintance of many- others during the coming year~we remain Yours truly E. F. MILLS & CO. 20 Main St., Ann Arbor. No Matter Whether you ride on business or for pleasure. We desire to announce that wo have purchased the Livery Business of A. Miller & Son and shall endeavor to work for your interest as well as our own. Farming is our business, which we shall continue in, end with the livory in connection can work both onds to a greater advantage. For a time at least, we shall remain at the old stand where we shall be pleased to wait upon the many old customers,and any new ones that may come our way. No pains will be spared for your convenience and our prices will be reasonable. In a short time we shall add several new rigs to our stock which will then enable us to meet any demand for something nice that may come. Thomas Baty, Supt. H. O. LAMKIN, Prop. «MDERWE„R»« We have the largest and most complete line of underwear in town. A full line of Men's, Boys', Ladies',' Misses, and Childs' in white and colored. Our ladies 25c Jersey is a hummer. Others ask 40c for it. COME AND SEE THEM Chas. Burkhart Heavy and Fine Harness, -^- ™4??; *-%_^ M&siite.- Road Wagone, j iRepairillg Promptly attended to. n 3Li».-i,**l!»r^»3ta^.j- a§fe« i^yajMgy-aqgjg ■XM.
|Title||1894-12-27; Saline Observer|
|Publisher||LeBaron & Nissly|
|Description||An issue of the Saline, Michigan newspaper. Published weekly. Began publication in 1880. No longer published.|
|Subject/Keywords||Saline (Mich.) - Newspapers; Washtenaw County (Mich.) - Newspapers;|
|Copyright Permission||This material is in the public domain.|