The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 14, 1911 Page: 8 of 16
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Housewife ai an
avoids the annoyance anil disap-
pointment that follows the use of
so many Coffees by serving-.
It la the maximum of quality and
Is packed for your protection In
sealed tin cans.
Ask your grocer for It.
CHEEK-NEIL COFFFE CO.
Houston, NashvMle, Jacksonville,
Aak your dealer for MBSQUiT
Oysters. They are the best on
earth. Grown on private beds
and packed with1 personal super-
Be stirs the oysters you eat are
And not shipped by some Inte-
rior jobber who necessarily ships
cider and second-hand roods.
By all means have Oulf-packed
and preferably those put up by
The F.V. Gentry
Vflndml* Qrowers and Shippers
PORT LAVACA, TBIAI.
PHILIP LIPSHITZ CO.
Manufacturers of all
Babbit, Solder and Printers' Metal
Our products are the very
M. K. & T. Ry.. and
y Jin est and most complete stock ml
Human Hnlr in the Booth. _
twitches, Pompadours, Puffs, Curie,
t and Bancs.
V We also make your combings into any
\ *111010 desired. If you have not euf-
\ fiolent combing saved we can always
add cut naif as desired at small cost
4IS Evsstes St., Weetbrook Hotel*
V. O. Box MR, Fort Worth, Texas.
An Old-Fashioned Christmas
What magic dwells in the very
words! How they smack of
"hearteasing mirth" arid "laughter
holding both his sides;" of quaint
time-honored customs and merry
scenes of jolity and jovial good
cheer I What delightful visions
they conjure up of cold a ad starry
Christmas eves; or snowy roads
and speeding sleighs, and the faint
sound of church bells ringing a
Christmas peal from far across
the hills; and then of green-
deckcd walls and roaring fires, of
flaring candies in socket and
sconce, and frolic, revelry and
glee, and after all, through the
deep stillness of earl/ slumber,
the clear burst of sudden melody
from the Christmas waits, a black
group on the white snow cutside
under the spangled canopy of
How the merry thoughts of
such a Christmas makes us long
for the old davs and the old ways I
There was. indeed a simple, spon-
taneous picturesqueness, a child-
like abandonment, a genuine,
hearty, care-free gayety and zest
about the old-time celebration
that is all too rarely found in the
modern observance of the joyous
festival. Children still retain
something of the artless enthus-
iasm. But the rest of us seldom
enter as fully and frcelv as w<
should into the fervent delights
and rollicking hnmry of the holi-
day. Yet only fi'y surrounding
ourselves to the spirit of the time
can we learn how to have an old-
fashioned Christmas; onlv bv be-
coming as little childern can we
renew the feelings that inspired
our forefathers's whole-hearted
observance of the Christ-child's
birth da v.
DYEING, FAST COLORS.
The oldest and largest dyeing and
dry cleaning house In Dallas. Wo
Offices 1817 MAIN ST.
Mall orders receive our prompt
KRYPTOKS FOR 9S.OO PER PAIR
We grind Kryptoks
for Eight Dollars for
flat, plain spheres
and up for compound
l lenses according to
Byes Examined for
and see us grind KRYPTOKS.
THOMPSON ft SWAM SOW,
ltOt Elm St, Dallas. Tex.
fragrant Bowers of Christmas
\V e can at least prepare and
put up our own decorations; for
trim shop-made wreaths and flnr-
ist-hung greens are in even less
keeping with the old-fashioned
Christmas than market-bought
decorations. So whether we have
gathered or purchased ours we
should ourselves get them readv
to put up. The old time for doing
so was the evening of the twen-
ty-third, and no pleasanter task
than this could well be imagined,
when all the joy company have
drawn around the big linen cloth
on which the greens are heaped,
and the blazing logs are snapping
in the wide fireplace, and the old
styled refreshments—cider and
nuts and apples—are passing
around, while slim white fingers
and sinewy hands are busily fash-
ioning wreaths and stars and gar-
lands to the merry accompani-
ment of jest and chat. Then the
THF ANION DIEHL
CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
Excellent faoulty, ideal location. Many
free advantages. A limited number of
young ladles *111 be accepted for room
and board. Address
ANTON DIEHf, CONSERVATORY,
1403 Busk Ave., Corner Austin Street.
Phone Preston 2160j
THE LARGEST DISTIM.EIJ WATER
PLANT IN SOi;THWF.ST
Crystal Water for Table and Medicinal
use. S cents per gallon at plant 1,400
consumers in Houston, composed of tho
best families and business firms. Ref-
erences; The leading physicians of
celva prompt attention. AQtrA PT.TRA
Crawford and Pierre
BOTTLING CO., <
each little guest to a red ribbon
and conceal it under the simulated
snow bank. Fasten the other end
of the ribbon to each place.
place reserved for it. In these days
of the almost universal rule of
the stove, the register and the ra-
diator, it may sound rather ab-
surd to talk about the yulelog.
But, thank heaven, there are still
open fireplaces left in the land,
although few indeed are large
enough to hold a yulelog of ^e|tjle mj]jc> flour and remaining in
The Prize Plum Pudding for 25c.
To find a recipe lot a. j^uuu plum
pudding at a cost of 25 cents oc-
curs about once in a lifetime.
Here it is: One pint of Graham
or whole wheat flour, half a pint
of sweet milk, a cup pf New Or-
leans molasses, half a pound of
seeded and chopped raisins, one-
third of a pound of almonds
blanched and cut, half a teaspoon-
ful of salt, half a teaspoonful of
soda and a teaspoonful of baking-
powder. Dissolve the soda in a
tablespoonful of warm water;
add it to the molasses, then add
ancient dimension which was
signed to burn from sunset of
Christmas eve to sunset of Christ-
mas day. The main point, how-
ever, is actually to have an open
hearth. Then we can cut our yule-
log to suit our fireplace. Those-
of us who happen to be woods-
men of the strenuous, tree-felling
kind, such as Gladstone was and
President Roosevelt is. could not
help to restore the old-fashioned 1
customs to their former lusty
state better than by going « nt,
axe on shoulder, into the woods
the day before Christmas, care-
fully selecting and hewing down
a young hickory or oak, and
chopping off from it a yulelog of
the proper size, dragging it home
by horse or mule team and have
it ready to install at the back of
the fireplace Christmas eve.
The Children on Christmas Day.
There is 110 festival to which
the child in after life will look
back more fondly than to the
Christmas days of his early child-
hood, therefore his days should be
made as happy as possible that
something of the glow that sur-
rounds them may be reflected in
the after years when the holidays,
in all probability, will not be all
In the midst of fun and pleas-
ure it should not be forgotten that
Christmas /has a religious, that
the cause of its celebration is the
coming of the Christ-child and
that the story of His birth, of the
manger-cradle and the shepherd's
ong should be made familiar to
the children, whoso day it is.
gredients. Steam in a closely
covered tin mold for four hours.
For the sauce mix one table-
spoonful of flour to one of butter.
Add half a pint of boiling water;
boil, then add one cupful of sug-
ar. Pour, while hot, into one well-
beaten egg. Use any flavoring
For your address and a 2 cent stamp we will send
you postpaid a beautiful and useful Souvenir
Brown Cracker and Candy Co.
The Prize Celery and Apple Salad
Take equal parts of crisp celery
cut into lengths, and tart ap-
ples scooped from the skin and
chopped rather fine. Both should
be chilled thoroughly before mix-
ing. At serving time sprinkle
lightly with salt and toss them
together. For the dress, use
French dressing or the following
mayonnaise: Put the yolks of two
raw eggs into a soup plate. Add a
saltspoonful of salt and stir for
a minute; then add. drop by drop,
eight tablespoonfuls of olive oil,
dash of cayenne pepper, and one
and one-half tablespoonfuls of
lemon juice very graduallv. At the
last moment stir in a half pint of
cream whipped to a stiff froth.
Mix lightly with the celery and
apple? and serve in red apple
LIGHT CRUST FLOUR
Always Good—Good All Ways
Burrus hill and Elevalor Co., Fort Worth
Santa Clause Seated on a Split
Santa Clause seated on a split
log upon a mat of white wadding
over which sprays of holly have
been scattered and diamond dust
plentifully sprinkled, will make a
center piece for ihe Christmas
table, that will delight the chil-
dren when they enter the dining
room on Christmas day.
The North Pole.
May be discovered on someone's
Christmas dinner table. In the
center of an uneven block of ice,
place a high tube Covered with
cotton batting thickly sprinkled
with diamond dust. Sprinkle the
dust over the ice, and also on the
table cloth around the block to
represent snow. Stand a little toy
The Prize Roast Turkey.
Select a young turkey weigh-
ing eight or nine pounds. Singe,
draw and wipe the bird inside and
out. Washing destroys the flav-
or. Truss the turkey, and place it
in a baking pan. brush the breast
with melted butter and put it in-
to a hot oven-^-400 degrees Fahr-
enheit—to quickly ibrown. Cool
the oven to 280 degrees Fahren-
heit and bake for two hours, bast-
ing often with the melted fat in
the pan. When half done dust it
with salt and pepper.
If stuffing is desired, chestnuts
are first choice. Shell, blanch
and boil them tender; mash, sea-
son with salt and pepper and
Hitter. For bread stuffing, spread
the slices with salt and pepper
and butter and cut 'them into
blocks. For oyster stuffing mix
with the bread blocks, twenty-five
drained oysters. Poultry is best
roasted without stuffing. The
meat is more highly flavored and
Magnolia Macaroni Co.
Ptfulialed "MugrnolU" Braad Macaroiri,
ASK YOUR GROCER FOR IT
for New," by David Graham Phillips.
Every woman, old or young, rich or
poor," should read it, particularly the
first few chapter*. 1 could never my-
Helf, use wtrong enough languuge to an-
w«r your question to my satisfaction,
hut liis pictures of "Sophy" are so lll ®
many women who Imagine they are do-
Inp their duty that I hope you will
mnl his "(Jld Wives for Now." Your
entire ilutv to your husband and chil-
dren Is not at the beginning but you
muat arrange mutters that your youtft
and beauty lasts to the end. After
reading this book you will wake up to
many things, then write me again and
1 will Klailly toll you the particulars
of beauty culture as you may need it.
The many make tne household, but
only ONE the home.
next dav comes the no-less pleas- bear on ,he toP nf the Pole with
ant task of adorning the housela spnK of ever£rt>™ < '*s mouth
with the results of these lightsome a,ml t ),ace «veraI sma11 0,,cs at
labors, until by Christmas eve thc base- 'nni tlie chandelier
every hall and room and wall and
window and nook and corner, up-
stairs and down stairs, has been
transformed into a fragrant bow-
er of living green, brightened by
the gleaming red holly berries,
mistletoe that are everywhere
glistening among the crisp, shiny
leaves like drops of dew.
Meantime we have the yulelog
to secure and prepare for its
triumphal installation in the fire-
with dusted sprays of green and
icycles to complete the arctic ef-
fect. Cover all thc globes in the
room with red crepe paper.
A Snow Bank.
A snow bank made of cotton
wool, sprinkled with diamont
dust, and decorated with sprigs o
holly, make a pretty holiday cen-
ter-piece for a child's Christmas
party fable. Attach a little gift for
Take a saucepan large enough to
contain three-quarters of a gollon
of water, which, when boiling,
drop into it one pound of Maca-
roni slightly sprinkled with salt.
When sufficiently cooked drain it;
arrange it in a dish substantial
enough to support force of the
fire. Then cover Macaroni with a
layer of grated Parmesan cheese,
.moisten the whole with meat
gravy extracted from beef or mut-
ton, and repeat the preparation by
a layer of cheese, moistened with
out-quarter of a pound of luke-
warm melted butter. Place the
dish for a few minutes upon the
fire in order to allow the cheese
to melt, serve it without remov-
ing thc Macaroni from the dish.
The ordinary proportion is one-
quarter of a pound of good i'ar-
mesan cheese, grated, to one
pound of Macaroni; this man-
ner of utilizing Macaroni re-
quires a somajvhat large quan-
tity of gravy. In luxurious kitch-
ens they arc always sufficiently
irovisioned with good gravies and
juices, so as to prepare Macaroni
properly, but in the more humble
domestic economy Macaroni is
only prepared in this fashion on
thc day following thc one on
which meat of important size has
been cooked. Care should be
taken to render the gravy in thc
cooking sufficiently abundant to
allow of appropriating a part to
moisten a dish of Macaroni for the
Hair. Majl orders
timl WltfM for grm-
Kcedl* Work n
appHa Ity for im-
ilair. Warts, Moles,
The perfect vaginal
douche Hyrlnge is the very
best made for women. Tha
most slmplo. convenient
and effective: cleanse*
thoroughly. Sent C. O. D.
for $2.SO to any addresa.
Till) MlCCMB CO.
J0S% Main St., Dept. A.
Tort Worth, 'IVxns.
Kdlted by Hally E. Bradley, Weatbrook
Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas.
Q.>—A. L.—Are any kind of pat-
ent curlers good for the hair or i '
the curling Iron better?
A. Always use an Iron on the hair
If possible but never hot enough to
burn as hurtling is the only possible
objection to the curling Iron and any
patent curler will break off and pull
out the hair.
Cheese & Commission
To know, to esteem, to love, and then
Makes up li'e's tale to many a feeilng
y, H. mTEM.BH'i OKRMAJf GROCBRYt
Wholesale and Retail Delicatessen.
Carry any kind Imported and domeatlo
Cheese. It will pay you to write ua If
you want any kind of Cheese or lAiaefc
3412 Lawrence Street.
Can go anywhere in the
state; 30 years' experivice.
Is not Christmas without Candy,
and why not
A Texas product and guaranteed
to be as good as the best.
King Candy Company
Q.—M. D.—How often Bhould my
feet be cared for?
A. A question better answered by
common sense, than by any cheropo-
diat. Care for your feet every day.
a warm bath at night and a cold
dash in the morning is not too mucn
care and If any calouses or corns ac-
cumulate they should be removed by a
professional chiropodist at least once
Let your books and trusted friends
Be ever well selected and few.
Q,—D. T.—My husband very mucn
admires a young lady friend with red
hair. Would you advise me to make
mine red and what should I use?
A. By no means change the color
of your hair. Henna tea will give it
a reddish cast but your husband
only admires that girl's red hair; he
hair may be.
loves you whatever the color your
A man i not hated until success-
Q.—U C.—How old should my lit-
tle girl be before 1 stop bobbing her
A. I think about ten years, hut ir
small for her age you might bob it
until she was twelve.
Educate the whole woman, the
head, the heart, the body; the head to
think, the heart to feel, and the body
Q.—H. I*—1 am getting middle aged
and beginning to show my aire and
my husband is still looking young
What, can I do to retain Fotna of my
youth and also my hnsbntid's love and
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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/m1/8/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Gibbs Memorial Library.