The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 14, 1911 Page: 7 of 16
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The Christmas Cake.
#At -I T WAS a little round
WBI I I while, cake with pink
•eg frosting upon the top, and
it was all Nancy's own
for her Christmas des-
sert. It stood right at her placc
at the table, on a little round
china plate that had a border of
pink rosebuds, and Nancy knew
that it was the nicest cake of the
When she had eaten it all and
there was not even a tiny crumb
left, Nancy hopped down from
I want to thank dear Grand-
ma for making me this cake," she
said, so the ran to the sunny sit-
ting room where dear Grand-
mother, in her white cap and shiny
spectacles, was just nodding off in
an after-dinner nap.
. Nancy ran softly over to her
rocking chair and dropped a kiss
on dear Grandmother's pinky
"Thank you for the little white
cake, dear Grandmother," she
"The blessed child," said dear
Grandmother, in a soft, sleepy
voice. "She thinks I'm to be
thanked for the cake. I only
mixed the dough. Thank Mrs.
Leghorn Hen, who laid the fine
eggs that made the cake so rich
So Nancy put on her little red
hood that hung on a nail in the
hall, and she ran out through the
garden and as far as the barn
where Mrs. Leghorn Hen sat on
her nest of yellow straw, comfort-
"Oh, Mrs. Leghorri Hen," Nan-
cy cried, tossing the fat hen a
handful of kernels of golden corn,
"thank you for the eggs that you
laid for my Christmas cake."
"Cut, cut, ca—da—cut," clucked
Mrs. Leghorn Hen. "You're very
welcome, I'm sure, but you must
thank- Mrs. Mooly Cow for her
rich cream. She helped, too, with
So Nancy skipped out of the
barn, and as far as the gate where
Mrs. Mooly Cow stood, waiting to
be let in.
Oh, Mrs. Mooly Cow," she
cried, gathering up an armful of
hay and giving it to the good cow,
"Thank you for the cream you
gave for my Christmas cake."
"Moo—oo," lowed Mrs. Mooly
Cow, softly. "I gave my cream
gladly, but you must thank the
kind miller who ground the wheat
into flotir for your cake."
So Nancy ran out of the gate
and down the lane through the
drifts of red and yellow leaves
until she came to the tall brown
mill, where the miller stood in the
door, all dusty and white with
"Oh, thank you," she cried to
the miller, "for the flour you
ground for my cake."
"Well, what a fine little lass it
fs to remember the old man of the
mill," answered the miller, patting
Nancy's red hood.
"But there is the wheat field."
He pointed to the field of stubble
that lay in front of the mill, shin-
ing in the sunshine. The farmer
planted it, and the rain watered it,
and the sun kept it warm. With-
out the wheat there would have
been no flour."
"How very wonderful 1 Thank
you for telling me," said Nancy,
looking all about her in surprise.
hands and on carefully examining
it, found that a long splinter had
pierced it through. He gently drew
|;t cut and applied oi! to th woun'l
to relieve the pain. The royal beast
became tame and showed 110 desire
Thereupon the saint consulted
with his monks how' best to em-
ploy their new guest so that he
shquld not be idle.
It was decided to make the lion
keep guard over the donkey which
was employed there to haul wood
from the forest. As this was not
difficult, the lion easily fulfilled
One day while waiting for the
donkey to return, the lion over-
slept himself. Syrian traders pasv
ing by just then and meeting the
donkey alone, judged it had no
owner and led it away to serve
as a guide for their loaded camels.
Upon awakening the lion sought
the ass everywhere and not find-
ing it returned sad and crest-fallen
to the monastery. Seeing him re-
turn alone without his companion
the monks suspected that harassed
by hunger, he had eaten up the
little donkey. They, treated him
roughly, upbraided him, refused to
give him his daily ration and told
him to go back and finish what
he had left of the donkey.
St. Jerome took pity on the lion
in his disgrace and bade the monks
give him his food and not ill-
treat him. As a penace for his sup-
posed wrong-doing he was hitched
to a cart and made to haul the
wood from the forest every day.
This he did with great meekness
and patience, for indeed it was a
great humiliation for a lion to be
used as a donkey.
One day after having performed
his allotted task he sallied forth
to the fields and saw the identical
caravan of traders that had stolen
the donkey pass by. Coming to-
ward the caravan unperoeive ! and
uttering a terrific roar which re-
sounded far and near he infused
such fright and terror into the
men that they fled leaving the
loaded camels and ass in the field.
The lion then joyfully le i the
donkey and the loaded camels to
the monastery. The monks great-
ly marveled at this return and dis-
covered that the.lion was innocent
of the charge imputed to him of
having destroyed the poor ass.
Shortly after the traders them-
selves appeared at the moncstarv.
They asked pardon, and for the
theft of the ass offered part of the
oil they were bringing.
The saint freely forgave them
and they departed. But the Hon
remained ever faithful, gentle and
tame, and till his dying day never
again overslept himself.—Rev.
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St. Jerome and the Lion.
■T. JEROME had in him-
self and jail his affairs
such force and a vigor so
naive, accojnpanied by so
wide and generous a
heart, that with nothing else could
all this be #0 well signified as by
a lion. Hence the saint is al-
ways dcpicted with the lion as a
But there are other reasons for
picturing the Holy Hermit with a
lion. Mariano Monteiro relates the
One day St. Jerome was con-
versing with his monks on the
Sacred Scriptures, when a fero-
cious lion, limping on three feet,
holding up the fourth paw, as
though in pain, entered the mon-
astery. The brethren fled in all
directions, but our holy father took
' nau'A between hi^
great deal, there's only one sen-
sible thing to do—stop.
I used to think it might be dan-
gerous for rtnvone suddenly to
cease the suse of stimulant if he
had been accustomed to it; but
having served for some years on
the prison board I became ac-
quainted with the cases of many
perverted men, not a few of whom
had been habitual drunkards, so
much so that they had come to
prison suffering from occasional
fits of delirium tremens; and I
discovered that all these persons
were compelled to do without any
alcohol at all, from the moment
they entered confinement, and
that not one of them ever died
or was seriously injured by the
There is but one thing, there-
fore, to do with the use of tobacco
or alcohol; quit. Just Q-U-I-T.
Any other advice is ignorant and
vicious. There never was a ca-
reer in which drinking and smok-
ing ever did any good; and never
one in which they did not do
Impurity of any kind, in habits
or in speech, is another thing that
will work against you. There is
no man or woman on earth that
will think more of you for using
vulgar and coarse words. As for
unclean habits, if you have any-
thing to do with them you are
playing with the poisonest snakes
that any human fool ever amused
Habits of idleness are so much
Nothing is easier than to fall
into the way of drifting and trif-
ling. Then, before you know it,
your chance is gone. Of all things
that lose positions for boys, that
set their employers against them,
that keeps them down in the
wage scale, that make them medi-
ocre, underpaid beasts of burden,
laziness is the chief.
You will hear a great deal of
complaint among workers about
the injustice of employers; some
of it is true; but idleness and
triflingness cause a hundred times
tnore sorrow than greed and ty-
This brings me to another thing
that will be like a millstone about
any boy's neck, and that is—bad
Quietly withdraw yourself from
the society of boys or girls, men
or women, who arc low.
You don't have to be a prig, nor
to assume an air that you think
you are better than they; just go
away; it's a wide world.
Form no associates to whom
you cannot look up.
Wear as good clothes as you
can afford, and keep your person-
al appearance as neat as possible.
Clothes do not make the man,
but clothes are a mighty strong
htroduction for a man. You can-
not perhaps understand how
much this weighs with the world.
The sight of an uncombed head,
or dandruff upon your coat collar,
er many years ago, he [or soiled shoes, when you might
have cleaned up, will suffice to
repel right minded people from
you.—Dr. Frank Crane in Wom-
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The Little Habits That Keep Boys
F a man is going to run
a race, said a great teach-
will lay aside all useless
weight, and if he is to fight for
his life he wants everything in
The boy will find that life is
both a race and a fight What-
ever prize he gains he will have
to run for. Whatever victory he
ains he will have to fight for.
aturally then he is a fool to load
up with unnecessary burdens.
Yet there are boys deliberately
taking big loads upon their shoul-
ders, strapping big packs on their
backs and doing their best to hol.i
armfuls of waste stuff, while they
are running their race,
TJtien when some fellow conjes
along, stripped and dean-limbed,
and passes by them, and wins eas-
ily, these fools blame their "luck,"
and say they had no chance.
Let me give a few hints there-
fore how a boy may strip down.
I am not going to talk of bad boys
and their sins, but of fool boys
and their folly; of the useless, un-
necessary and senseless burdens
boys sometimes carry, when they
might as well drop them.
The habit of using any sort of
stimulent is a useless handicap. If
you have ambition, put away to-
bacco and alcohol. The simplest
and easiest way with these two
things is to cut them entirely out.
If you have got in the way of
isintr them, either inst ,i little > >r a
The Story of a University Girl.
1 "Two years ago I came to the
University of Texas with very lit-
tle money, and not knowing any-
one here. But I found a home with
a good family where, while at-
tending the University, I could
earn my board and a small sum
"My earnings for the two years
have been about $100 a year. This
amount, in addition to my board,
has been sufficient to meet all of
"Possibly the amount spent for
clothing will present a problem
to some minds. But I must say,
that, while this small amount of
money has been all that I have
had to spend on clothes, it does
not cover the value of everything
that I have had; for I have al-
ways had generoujg friends who
have presented me with gifts that
have been most helpful. Without
these gifts there have been times
whn I must have fallen into ex-
treme need, and probably would
have been compelled to have re
mained out of school. I spend,
on an average, six hours a day in
household work. This amount of
work with four University courses
keeps me very busy, so I have no
time to tal e part in the pleasures
of college life, except those pleas-
ures which come through my
"You ask: Is the sacrifice worth
while? Does it pay to do all this
hard work for so few pleasures
and so few of the good things of
life? I can answer that the sac-
rifice is more than worth while.
The gratification from knowing
that I am really earning my edu-
cation is worth more than the ef-
fort to get this education. And
then, I have the greater gratifi-
cation of knowing that I am each
day increasing my capacity for
usefulness to humanity; and at
the same time I see more and
more need of humanity for edu-
cated men and women. The con-
tact that I have had with splendid
men and women of this Univer-
sity has given me a greater desire
for service, has broadened my
sympathies, and has helped me to
decide for the kind of work that
I may do most successfully."
The mob may hand me the recall.
"But folks that have such hay to bale
Have got n cinch that cannot fall."
The Way of the Tide
Steadily the tide sets toward
the city. Perhaps, indeed, one
ought not to call it a tide, since
:;t is all flow and no ebb. It is
rather a current. Twenty years
ago a quarter of the people of
New England lived on farms. Ten
years ago it was one-fifth; now
it is only a sixth. This does not
mean, of course, that all the in-
crease in urban population comes
from the country, for immigration
counts for much. There has been,
however, a considerable move-
ment cityward from New England
farms. When we discuss the high
cost of living, let us keep this in
mind. Everything to eat and to
wear comes primarily from the
A Trick of the Florist's Trade.
A Brooklyn florist was show-
ing a friend around his green-
house. The friend noticed that
there were two hives of bees in
the house and asked the florist
why he kept bees.
"In the winter 1 grow cucum-
bers under the glass here," an-
swered the florist. "The bees cir-
culate around among the cucum-
ber blossoms and carry the polen
from one blossom to another, fer-
tilizing the blossoms so that I
get a much larger crop than
otherwise. You see there's no
breeze in here to scatter the pol-
len. It's a trick all farmers
know."—New York Sun.
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Maud Muller on a summer day
Raked the meadow green with hay.
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Houx, N. P. The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 14, 1911, newspaper, December 14, 1911; Mexia, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth302362/m1/7/: accessed July 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Gibbs Memorial Library.