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ear room. I made up the fire, and sal- MADONNA AND ,CHILD. '
down and reread the newspaper. I I
& There was much In It about the approaching -
feast. I had the Illustrated
papers.. They had Issued Christmas at
i supplements with pictures of happy 1
I family gatherings, of Old Father
Christmas, of waits and carol singers. ,. .
I might perhaps hear the waits and
ALONE AT ', singers. I should certainly hear the
CHRjSTMASTIME I' Christmas bells. That would be all.I .
had done with my papers. I sat
By S. BARING-GOULD I before the fire In a brown study, and
my spirits sank lower and ever low
er. I recalled the old Chriatmases I 5
Is there-can there be-a man more -then a silver match box breaking had spent at home with my parents.I .
lonely than one returned from a far out of its covering. remembered how I had looked Into
country, who has been out of his homeland Gathering them together, I ran after my stockings on the morning to see ,' Vi
for 20 years, and comes back the girl and stopped her. If Old Father Christmas had visitedme
when his parents are dead, his old "Excuse me" said I. "Are you a In the night and had left there
friends dispersed, and the old nest female Hop o1 my Thumb, dropping some presents for the Good Boy
has passed to other occupants? And tokens whereby your track my be Alas! No Father Christmas would i ; r GAM Y
can his loneliness be more emphasizedthan known?" visit me now. All that was of the < ?eo .toxin
when his return ayncronlzes with I showed her what I had collected.She past-the utterly and Irrevocablypast. I l- Mr ;
Christmas? colored and thanked ThenI
That was my condition when I revisited recognized her as the daughter of I did not light my candles. I could s I
the mother country. With a my landlady. read no more. I needed no light for
beating heart and straining I had my thoughts, they were too dark to I
eyes You must allow me said I, "to tie ,
looked for 'the first: sight of dear old my handkerchief round the basket, be Illumined thus. I I
America after having left It as a lad, and to carry it for you. I believe As I stood thus musing I heard a 'k ..
tap at door and shouted: "Comein 4, Il
hardly a man, some 20 years ago.I that we go the same way." my --,'- t l
There and I called
ensued delay, "
was had no "You are very good she replied.
home now. My heart began to fall "We are about to have a Christmastree again: "Come In!" I II 11
Then the and I saw "'
me, my spirits decline, when I reached for the children this evening, I
some little heads outside, with golden
little town I
the country near which
had been born, and where I had fleeted curls and flushed cheeks, and a child's
voice said Mr. What's-your- 'j
the golden hours of childhood. None < : "Please, ,
name will you come to our tree down.
knew me. In the churchyard I r stairs?"
laid a wreath on the graves where '
dear old father and I "IIII"As ''f.11.'
lay mother. .
I hesitated, the child said: ;;., :..,
looked at our house. It had been rebuilt "
"Please-Annie told us to ask you. .
and was occupied by strangers. .
And then I saw the tall\ girl whomI .
I went through the village. The little
had assisted draw back Into the j
shops had fresb names over them.
dark behind them.
The old rector who bad baptized me
"Most certainly I will, as you are
was dead. The old school was gone. I
so kind as to Invite ma"So
The ancient church had been reno-
( I descended and there were my
vated. The village Inn was In new 3 k
'I landlord radiant with !
and landlady, I
hands. The old Christmas was no J
happiness, and the five children ; ,
more. No frost, no snow, no icicles; I danced before me and said: "lie Is '
only sludge and a drizzling rain. come; Is it not nice!" Behind, pres. '
I returned from my visit to the village : ently entered Annie, somewhat shy : \
in deep depression. I would J ly, and pretending she had come from I
haste to the rooms I had taken in a the kitchen.
house In the town, and spend my
I was witness of the delight of the
Christmas Eve with my pipe and glass
little ones over their' presents-the .
-alone, with not even an old dog to
woolly lamb, a small cart, a cannon,
lie at my feet and look up with speak
a doll-the father over a pair of warm
ing eyes Into my face and sympathizewith stockings of Annie's knitting, the
me In my solitude. 'I would pass mother over a shawl also of her
the evening before the fire, Booking work; and I stood smiling and happy, r,
Into the red coals, not building castles when up sprang one of the childrenand 1
among them, but watching the tum- Re, plucked from the tree the silver 1
bling down of old cottages, old farms, match box. r
old reminiscences, into ash. "This," said the child "Is for Mr. '.; :
I had done well In the other land, Wbat's-hls-name. Sister Annie saidIt t
and had returned, not a rich man, but wasfor him. R ,
with a competence.It I was moved more than I can say. # IK t
had been wish, ambition, I Saw the Tall Girl.
my my So-some had been thinking of me,
to settle In the village about which L
"and I have been making some trilling though I was only a lodger. I Li.
clung all my sweetest and holiest purchases as presents for my brothers "Look here, ,slrl"! ,said the father, i.
thoughts; to buy there a little land, and sisters, and for papa and mamma, "you're a stranger In the country, and 3, },
to tread the old paths, ramble in the who must not be forgotten." at such a time as this there must be -
same woods, look upon the same "There go the candles!" I exclaimed no strangers. You must really sup 11
scenes, dwell among the same people, with also with to- 11r
as a cataract of red, yellow us, and dine us B !
re make a home In the same place. and green tapers shot out of the bas- morrow. I can promise you a good r i
But now-? Could It be? dinner, for It Is of Annie's making." -- ?
As I walked 'back to my lodgings ket."And there's an orange!" said she, All was changed. I was a strangerand of the wonderful portable stove presided rush and burden of thought, I arose) I:
through the street and by the market as one of these fruit bounced forth they took me In; I was lonely over by our accomplished chef to look from the tent door upon tbe i
place, folk were hurrying In all directions and fell, and rolled away into the and they made of me a friend. Christmas inBethlehem In the door of the kitchen tent-the watchful stars that here have a con
some with bunches of holly In gutter. Christmas day, 10:30: pm.. night being breezeless-shone upon scions majesty, had never recognized I
their hands, a girl or two with a sprigof We were forced to stoop and collect : I returned to my room upstairs, the under side of the olive boughs elsewhere, and wondered anew where
mistletoe slyly hid In her muff, a the scattered wax lights, and made' up the fire, and seated myself over our heads, while our quiet talk amidst the glittering hosts "marshaledon
man wheeling a Christmas tree on a then to tie my large handkerchiefabout before It. I had spent a very pleasant went on of what had happened in the the nightly plain" had flashed the
barrow, butchers' boys carrying Jointsfor the basket. day, and a pleasant evening before old town behind us. Star of Dethlehem. For the last time I
the morrow's dinner. Plum puddings "What a fortunate thing," said I, that. I did not now feel so discouraged . How the Glad Holiday Is We'spoke longest of David's Great In our eventful series of Journeying ,
and mince pies were displayed"You "that I have got a good sized 'kerchiefIn so hopeless. That was a nice Celebrated in Christ'sNatal est Son. and of the Birth that was to we saw the dawn redden the mountains ,
place of one of the miserable little family, very friendly and considerate.And Town. draw the eyes and thoughts of all of Moab the thin crescent ot ;
rags that do service nowadays. ThatIs I began to build In the fire. I nations to the little city on the hilltopIn the waning moon dying, while we ,I
because I cling to old customs, I no longer saw only ruins. I saw ,as The little city of Bethlehem is set the land of Juda. gazed before the brightness of the :
and when I was a boy my mother al. : It were, a pleasant home rise out of upon a hill which Is crowned by the At midnight kept wakeful by the coming sun. j
ways gave me something like a dish II the coals, and a pleasing face lookedup Church of the Nativity, writes Marton
cloth In my pocket. at me out of them-very much like Harland. The Grotto, which all sects
Then we proceeded on our way, and that of Annie. Ah! If the old home of believers have agreed upon as the
when we went Into the house, she received was: gone; might I not build one that blrtji place of our Lord Is directly un t
the basket from me, and again would be new. I need no longer live der the church and entirely dependentfor
thanked me. "You must not remove In the past, but look to the future, and light upon artificial means. A silver
the 'kerchief till all Is unpacked," I next Christmas, please God-I would star is let Into the pavement of a t 4I
said "or there will be another die not be alone, that Is If Annie-but I temi-clrcular niche, above which Is an I"I
charge of the contents, and then the cannot say-will consent to., put an altar adorned with the usual churchly S ?
children will see what you have 'provided end to my loneliness and help 'la fymbols. Iy the light of IB colored 3i Jt Christmas Carol j
for them." building: up a future., lamps suspended under the altar we J
"Shall you be dining out tomorrow read the Inscription In Latin:
?" asked the girl. Of Interest to Stockholders. "Here Jesus Christ Was Dora .-.r.y_
"I-oh, no! I have none to din Jaapar-I hear that Santa Claus has of the Virgin Mary."
with. I know no one here" given up his yearly rounds. The long line of pilgrims prostrated It came upon' 'the midnight clear.
"And this evening. Shall you be Jumpuppe--You don't tell me! themselves one by one, and kissed the that giorlovs! song of old,. f
anywhere Ja.par--Vea. He has accepted a star some with dropping tears
going -all, from angels tending o'er the earth I
"I-oh, no! I have nowhere whither regular position on the "Salaries Com silently-: solemnized, beyond the rangeof '
to go." mittees" of various big corporations.Town speech. It did not add to our solemnity !. Co tone!) their harps or gold t
So we parted and I ascended to my Topics. to be shown the manger, decorated React on the earth, I good-will to net, I
r altarcloth.The with. lace and an embroidered from fteaven's alt-gracious King."
really Impressive things were the world In solera silliness. lay
occasional glimpses of the rough stone Cq.bear the angels ting.
walls and roof of the ancient stable,
visible here and there between the Tor lo I t'the days arc hastening ON
gaudy decorations.The By propbei-rjard Tenfold
s service of Christmas
Are Very Good"In 1 at half-past ten at night and Eve eon-began Wfctn; Wit)) the) ever-circling years
: eluded at half,past two In the morn. Ccntes round the age of gold i
the confectioners' shops. 'Ibe Ing. At midnight a lullaby from the I ; When peace shall over all the earth
chemist the hairdresser, the seeds organ preluded the supreme moment
man, the draper bad stuffed their windows of the occasion-the sudden folding .Tis ancient splendors fling,
with toys toys. toys lie who rr back of a curtain above the altar revealing ' :find the whole world give back the song
had come to earth as a little child a manger-cradle and a box,wax Ulhtch! now the angels sing.
had filled every heart with thoughtof I doll. The exultant outburst of organ
e. 15. Sears.r
'. wl choir In .
a magnificent Gloria In
the little ones and desire to make -
Christmas a day of Joy to them. I Rxcelsls accompanied the stately processional
bad of little of the entire staff of priests
no tiny ones my own. no
nieces and nephews, no small cousinsfor and acolytes chanting and swinging
whom to provide anything. I was censers while they bore up) one aisle
alone-utterly, desolately alone. 'I, .J and down another back to the high
As I pursued my way I saw a tall. altar the same doll dressed In cam
Urn girl walking before me with a v bric and lace, and nestling In the embrace 1
basket on her arm. and I noticed that of the richly appareled bishop
the bottom had come out, and that Every Incident of our last night la
the contents fell on the pavement.Of lamal's camp In Bethlehem recur to :
YE MERRY CHRISTMAS TIME. me with peculiar'distinctness. How
this she was unaware. I stooped ,
and picked up a, llttl woolly\ lamb I Old Wed-It certainly was lovely of Clara to me a present of a set a* the darkness deepened* the red
then-a something wrapped la paper. of silver spoons. I wonder how she will like that clear tray..- ,t.UnV.n s r eyas of the charcoal crater
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of the Wise Men.
I BYT.OARDAUGH. WAS NO DUTCHMANSAINT I
\ IIHWFI9 i OV
tr ail.. .
i NARK! PATRICK REPLACED SANTA
THE UNSEEN CHOIRS ARE SINGING
FAR BEYOND THE AZURE DOME.G CLAUS AT CHRISTIAN.
\ AND THE CHRISTMAS BELLS ARE RINGING/ r s CELEBRATION.But .
FOR THEY BRING THECH/LDREN/ HOME, '
$H''! THEY COME FROM DALE AND DINGLE Dugan Had to Have Several '
Doubts Dispelled Before He Would ,
AYE, THEY COME FROM LANDS AFAR
AMD WITH JOYOUS HEARTS COMMINGLE ; % %% '"% Accept the Job at the Mission
/NEATH THE oLoii0u5CwRi5TfiA56TAR} \ : .j. "
-' 'm union ," said Dugan
'r' 01 a man
HOW TREY HEARKEH TO THE STORY
slowly, "an' no scab. An' 't is right
SACRED SWEET;THOUGH OLD AND NOARY OI sh'u'd work, whin on strike, f If ut 's
i union an' not a scab
work for a man,
HOW T E 5AINTED BABE W CRADLED, IN THE 1 E Job. But Is th' mission a 'fair' shop,
, Ol dunnol" at o F ,
Miss Jones' eyes sparkled. r:
"It belongs to a union," she said.
"01 dunno that wan," said Dugan.
"It's the Sunday School union,"
said Miss Jones. v i ,
f "An' kin Ol glt a card In th' union, ti \
01 dunno," said Dugan, doubtfully
"Wid out a card 01 c'u'd not tek th'
Job. Thlm is th' rules." & 8
"We can get you a card," said Miss
Jones; "we can get you a regular Sunday
school card and enroll your name
on the membership list of the mission,
which Is a branch of the International 5 i n 4
Dugan rubbed his chin.
r? pbii "01 dunno Is there, mebby, a Santa
Claus union" he said, slowly. "Theybe
I so hang manny unions these days.
Phwat Is this Santa Claus bike, now? '
Phwat Is th' Job of him?" t ," :
wT t i !( iIIII "Well' ," said Miss Jones, cheerfully, j.
"all you have to do is to wear the k /
I tyg se; suit and go up the ladder and take .
8 down the toys and candy and pop corn I
and hand them to the children when W
they come to the foot of the ladder. I A
know you will like that, Mr. Dugan, h
the children are so happy when they I Rak
get their presents. They all love "
Santa Claus. You know he was the '
good old children's patron saint In
L "Oh, ho!" said Dugan; "Dutch, Is were men whose science": led them
he? An' Ol 'm t' be a Dutch-Irishmen, to God,men, we may be sure, of meditative -
> Q VIII am Ol? No, ma'am! ait some other habits, of ascetic lives. The
Santa Claus. Nlver was a Dugan a t* f fragments of early tradition and tin
Dutchman, Miss Jones, an' nlver willa obscure records of ancient prophecies
13E Dugan be wan. Dom th' Dutch! I belonging to their nations, have been
EAGER HEARTS HAVE WAITED FDR THEM. Look how they be glttln' all th' Janitor J to them as precious deposits which
Jobs these days! OI '11 be no Dutch f spoke of God and were filled with hid-
LOVING HANDS HAVE SPREAD THE FEAST" saint fer yez. Sooner w'u'd Ot see a den truth. They, too, pined for a redeemer -
i HOMES DELIGHTS AREEVER,0'ERTHEM, Dutchman right be!" said Saint Miss Patrlckl""All Jones Patrick.! promptly It. ,t THE VISIT J Their tribes, for ,some doubtless heavenly, lived visitant in close
; "then you can themselves
alliance, and they
AND THE LAST IS NOT THE LEAST; does n't matter the least. We would bound together by the ties of a
. k AND COMMINGLED WITH THEIR COMING quite as" willingly have you be Saint ; OFTHE friendship which the same pun
Patrick. ,I yearnings after greater goodness and
I Ij uIif4r,1Ip, J5 A PLEASURE NOT OF EARTH "That satisfaction.is more toile"Saint!" said Patrick Dugan Ol higher things cemented. Never yet
with souls. In thu
j r had kings more royal
I 4 FOR THE BIRD OF POVE 15 HOMING the will grandest be, an' gladly saint, of ma'm all of fer thlm he was an' WISE MEN I dark rose[ a blue new of or the hitherto lustrous sky unnoticedstar. there
TO THE DEAR OLD CHRISTMAS HEARTH; nlver a Dutch saint was knee "high t' Its apparition could not escape
I Patrick Ol will be. I
him. Saint .;
It Is One of the Most Beautiful j the notice of these oriental sages, who
II AND THE CHRISTMAS: FIRE BURNS BRIGHTER "Of course," said Miss Jones "we I' of the Many Legends That nightly watched the skies; their science -
J will pay you the regular Sunday Surround the Birth of Christ- was also their theoolgy. It was
T I AND THE HEARTS Of ALL GROW LIGHTER, School union wages for Saint Patrick. Traditional Names of These the star of which an ancient prophecyhad
I They are a little less than for Santa Three Oriental Sages Who I low
..A5 ABOVE THE LITTLE CIRCLE RISES NEVER CEDING MIRTH.. Claus." I Journeyed from Afar to Wor- toward spoken.earth and wheeled a too swift
Her eyes twinkled as she said It, but ship at the Lowly Cradle of other
course to be like one
tIa i Duxan!: received It soberly. the New Born of
stars. it a
.., the original of them art, goes way ated the great truth that the best acts "Let bel"! he said; "'t is little Splendor of Their with visible
KlnrThJ light after It, slowly yet
back to the remote third century.Ills are those that are done for the Joy enough did they pay double wages fora and little above the ho-
present name, Santa Claus, or of doing, not the hope of pralae. man t' pretend t' be a Dutch saint movement so
a M ttq ; rizon with such obvious downward
THE STORY u..n.i Knee Kringle, Is derived from St. Thus centuries ago was proclaimedwhat 'T is a wonder annywan but a scab or that It seemed a*
Nicholas, the very Incarnation of all Is the best sentiment of Christ will tek th' Job."-Success Magazine. slanting course
SANTA Now when Jesus was born In Bethlehem if it beckoned to them-as if an angel
that was good and generous.St. mas giving. The idea of St. Nicholas
of Judea In the days of Herod were bearing a lamp to light the
Nicholas, destined to be wor- was so beautiful that It took its place CHRISTMAS.Some .
CUROSITIES ABOUT timed his goingto
the feet of and
king behold there pilgrims
shipped in various forms by the children among the great beliefs of the children -
St. Nicholas the Firft Patron of scores of centuries, was born ,. and in different forms it is Connected from the east to Jerusalem, saying:. their slowness and had not shot
Saint of the Children. in Patara. a town of Lycla. In Asia found nearly every century. Peculiar Customs Where is he that Is born king of the too far ahead during the bright day.
Minor. From his earliest days he Doth his name and his form differ, -'With the Christian Holiday. Jews? for we have seen his star in but was found and welcomed each
showed a religious Inclination that but everywhere his labor is the same. the east and are come to worship him. night as a faithful indicator pointingto
destined him to take a high place In In France, Germany, Russia and the The celebration of Christmas as a When Herod the king heard these the cave at Bethlehem.
ANTA CLAUS Is the one the church.As Netherlands he Is the embodiment of special festival Is said to have begunin things he was troubled, and all Jeru- Wild and romantic as the conduct
myth that will not down. a young man he entered the an essentially religious idea, but in the first century, and during the life salem with him. Then Herod, when of these wise enthusiasts seemed,
." The tradition of a beneficent monastery of Slon, and In time he be- England and the United States his of- of the Apostle John one tradition of. he had privately called the wise men, they did not hesitate. After due coun-
splrlt-call him by came abbot and later bishop of Myra. nee Is more a secular one. the church accredits him with inaugurating inquired of them diligently what time sel they pronounced the luminous finger -
what name you will, Santa Ills sanctity and learning made him France always represents Noel as the custom.In the star appeared. And he sent them to be the star of the old prophecy -
Claus, Kris Krlngle. St. shine even In the most illustrious the Infant Jesus, and In Germany, too, England the Christmas decora to Bethlehem. When they had heard and therefore God was come
Nicholas Father Christmas company, and he was one of the most lions may remain In the churches dur- the king they departed, and, lol! the They left their homes, their state
or Noel-who comes around on notable figures at that wonderful gath ing the month of January: but must all star which they saw In the east went and their affairs and journeyed west
December 25 of each year, and gladdens Bring of 318 bishops who met at Nlcca be cleared away before February 2, or before them till it came and stood ward they knew not whither, led
the heart of children, rich or .
In 318 to condemn the heresy of Art us. 0 Candlemas day. where the young child was. When nightly by the star that slipped onward
,poor, by mysteriously leaving to them While St. Nicholas became famousIn In France It Is a common practiceto they saw the star they rejoiced with In Its silent groove. The star
the very things they most want, Bur the councils of the church It was I celebrate Christmas by giving an exceeding great Joy. And when they''' shone out In the blue heavens and
vives In spite of all attacks. still more as the special friend of the 8 extra ration to all domestic animals, were come Into the house they saw slowly sank eastward over thfe cave
Santa Claus, the real Santa Claus. Is children that his fame spread. on the theory that all creatures should the young child with Mary, his mother of Bethlehem and presently the devout
,both old and young. Ills pictures One of hla erallest miracles. It is rejoice at this season. and fell down and worshiped him, kings are at the feet of Jesus
how to us a Jolly fellow, with a beard related had to do with restoring to In the fourth century, the celebration and when they had opened their treas.ures Who that has ever read the Jeweled
fiuggestlng the venerable, twinklingeyes of Christmas was fixed by the
three children. thepresented unto him sentences of Faber's "Bethlehem'will
life two or gifts;
bespeaking bounding youth. And There are two accounts of the story. I 'LdIl Latin church for December 25. De- gold, frankincense and myrrh. And, ever forget hem? Many have
One says that an Asian sent his two fore that time it had been a movable being warned of God in a dream that read "Ben-Hur," with its descriptionof
:IS.a; : : .: sons to Athens to study. En route festival, like Easter. they should not return to Herod they the Journey of the wise men, who
they fell In with a villainous innkeeper Santa Claus was Introduced into departed into their own country an- know nothing of this great book. And
I who, to get their valuables slew America by the Dutch of Holland. He other way.-Gospel of St. Matthew. yet there is not in the whole cycle of
the two boys, and cut their,bodies into \ Is the American representation of the When the wise men saw the star English literature a more wonderfulbit
, bits which he put In his brine barrel / / German Knecht Rupert. they said one to another: This is of writing than "Bethlehem."
to sell for pork. Then St, Nicholas Among the English; common people, the sign of the great king; let us go
,, having seen the crime In a vision, Christmas Is lucky when It falls on and search for him and offer him
came to the spot, and restored the A Sunday, and unlucky when SaturdayIs gifts; gold frankincense and myrrh..
I children to life. the day of the Nativity. Alleluia. First Vespers of Epiph The Christmas SpiritBY
The other version Says there were Christmas mince pies In the seven any.There r
three children, and that their would- teenth and eighteenth centuries were Is something exotic in D. D. THOMPSON
be murderer was a butcher.In made with a coffin-shaped crust, to beauty of this whole story. It reads Editor Northwmura, ChrlMian Advocate
either case, St. Nicholas performed The Gsrman Kris. represent the manger.In in St. Matthew's gospel like a for
f rI rI rt the miracle of restoring them Silesia there Is a superstition thata elgn legend. The strange
to life. the name Krist KIndel. corrupted here boy born on Christmas day must be too with which this kingly secrecy oriental, The Christ spirit Influences the
This was the first act by which St. into Krlss. Kringle, means literally the brought up a lawyer, or he will be- procession with picturesque costumes world to-day more than at any pre-
rp Nicholas proved his love for children. Christ Child. come a thief. and Jeweled turbans and the dark- vious period In history. This i Is
: The second bore still more strongly/ In central Europe where the Christ In all the states Christmas Is a legal faced slaves and the stately stooping superficially manifest In the more
the Santa Claus Idea for It was a holiday, and in South Carolina the two camels, passed over
on Child Is believed to come with gifts many by
general observance of Christmas
i'' favor that he did at Christmas time.A for the little ones, he Is dressed likea following days are also holidays. makes It more like a visionary ,
7i1 iJAa certain nobleman of Patara was maiden, carrying a silver bell The leaves proper to use in Christmas a many-colored apparition splendor and and the presentation the considerate of gifts Kindness to friends displayed
I so poor that he was unable to give a lighted tapers and wearing a crown.St. decorations are those of holly, not a sober mystery of the humble
mistletoe laurel and rosemary.In Incarnate toward all classes of helplessand
portion for his three' daughters and it word.
Nicholas carries the name
V that of the same Spain It Is believed by the com- dependent persons In providingon
seemed impossible any What
1L In' that he a scene for
., Holland does here, Santa the
Christmas for their
that the ants hold religious
St mon people
could get a husband. Nicholas Switzerland was the birth of the
In call him
Claus. they Infant
The Russian St. Nicholas. learning of their plight came at service on Christmas day. worshipers In that His first and temporal needs. This, however
Sama Klaus, and In Heligoland. Son. poor
cave of Beth Is the least manifestation of the
Christmas time and threw a purse In Old England plum porridge was lehem are poor
youg In feeling and action If not In filled with gold Into an open window. ner Klaus. always served with the first course of been brought to shepherds the who have power which the teaching and spirit
years he must be to get over all the The act was done as stealthily aa that lie Is Niklo or Nlglo in Austria and a Christmas dinner. gels' voices. But child by the an of Christ exerts upon mankind. It
world In without boasts the luxury of an attendant of giving now a change Is especially seen In a more kindly
one night, missingone of the modern Santa Claus; the noble- The custom presents on comes over the
house In which lives a deserving man could not tell who his benefactor who assists him In carrying all his Christmas day Is, general throughoutthe Ing with the lowliness scene hardly In keep- attitude of men toward each other.
childHe bundles. This assistant to Santa of Bethlehem. The millennium has arrived
was but he gave thanks and marriedoff Christian world. A cavalcade from not yet
Is different In every country, the eldest daughter. Claus Is known as Krampus. and with The Eastern church formerly observed proaches Bethlehem.the far east ap- and the struggles between the nations -
ranging In years from the beautiful Next Christmas came another purse, the children is only a shade less popular Christmas on January 6. are tinkling. A retinue The camel bells and classes will continue for
Christ child that the good children of and the second daughter took a hus than his chief. accompanies three of attendants, years; but as the spirit of Him after
France adore, to the Jolly old fellowto "Holy Man" Is the respectful term Only Fair."Do ent oriental tribes, kings of differ whom Christmas Is named finds lodg
whom the American youngster band.When the Christmas of the third by which the patron Saint is knownIn their various who come with ment in human hearts, the animos-
vows allegiance. year approached the nobleman's curiosity the Tyrol and here. too. he has you think then the Santa Claus born babe. It offerings Is to the new ities which separate men In antagonistic -
But It Is not In this sense that the got the better of him. and he set help being accompanied by the Christ myth Is In accord with" a higher Intel- mantic than a romance more ro- relations will diminish, and the
writer means to depict Santa: Claus as himself on guard to sea who It was Child and St. Lucy. The Christ Child lectual development" ? dare to be. Those romance Itself would time will come when the Christmas
both young and old. It Is from a historical that left the money. When the saint Himself comes In Alsace. "Certainly, answered the genial among the wisest swarthy men are spirit will be displayed during the
standpoint that the comparisonis appeared the nobleman came forward Even Japan has a Santa Claus. person. "I do not see why the chil east. They of th. studious entire year as It Is now displayed
act shouldbe similar in most respects to the Santa dren should not have a Santa Claus if represent the lore and each the
made Santa Claus, as we know and asked why so good an science of their day. upon Christmas day. What
him in this country Is' less than a performed !In stealth. Then the Claus of the occident He is known the grownups amuse themselves with done what the Yet have they world needs most for the right: solution -
esotary oW, but the real Santa Claw. patron saint of:tie :childreneauncl-', aa the Sage of Lone Life the heroes" of_the .W.smrlaa musical the'meet foolish world would of surely esteem of Its serious problem Is tl.
dramas. --Chicago Journal. actions They Christmas 'spirit.II .
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Y still drooped on her throne and gazedat I THE CHRIST. ;
him ont of wet eyes.
"Is she comln'?"
Because he was studying the figuresIn 'flI
the avenue Intently he didn't hear
X 3 l J j C y S-' her
; so he spoke louder-"Is she
HIGHNESS "No, dear" he answered, finally.
The child sighed.
II The Story of a Christmas PeacemakerBy "I guess she went truly to the park,
"Yes," said the man between his I II
A. M. CONSTANTINEHer i I teeth
He began to walk up and down rap-
idly. Her Highness looked from him
lllghness jumped oft the piano see you any more ever, and-and-she to the floor In great perplexity.
stool and ran to him eagerly. won't see you any more?" "But I should like to have seen her
"You are very late, sir knight" she "Xo." before I sailed," he observed, pres 5 1V I
saId ,reprovingly." "Oh, twothreehours "Rut I want you toshe faltered. ently. In a strange, strained voice. 1 c
late! 'Cause -" Then the tears (came Her Highness glanced up quickly and ; Tcr
'Fate Is the offender Your Highness a
and he gathered her In his arms and Hoped:
the young fellow replied, with a kissed them away and told her that "She thought you werecomln' -
deprecating wave of his arm. "My; she mustn't cry, since she made him ; you know. Then-she-
!train was delayed two hours, and- !in feel badly, too and he didn't wish thought; -you-weren't-comln'. By and
the accident several people were to go away feeling badly. by she thought; again you-you-
killed So I'm fortunate to be here at "Besides," he added soothingly were-comin."
all."Oh'' "somebody else will come and bring He leaned forward with a Jerk and .
you presents and you can call him stood tensely over her.
But i trust your highness Is In good "Yes "
your knight.; yes Dottle, and- a
health he added, with grave courtesy "1 won't," declared a stifled small "Then she looked out of the window
and all your royal brothers and voice from" his shoulder "Only awhile and said you weren't comlu'
_her majesty the queen?" are our knight. Only you!" you "I was delayed by the accident," he I \
Then he kissed the outstretched little After she said I this he held her more hastened to say.
fingers with great dignity and laida I tightly than ever and tried not to Her Highness clapped her hands.
small package in one palm and a groan, but he made such &: failure of "I-I said you were comln'." she
handful of bonbons In the other. And his effort that the child detected the cried, trIumphantly 'Cause-'cause
then he wished Her Highness a very break and sobbed harder. you promised to bring me something r
merry Christmas and again added his "You inns' come back" she today You was goln'; to keep your ;
courteous felicitations for all the royal I. walled) "You-mils'-promise." promise, wasn't you?" ir. ; tT:
relatives. i, lie gritted his teeth, and forced lie seized the chubby hands tender. ) h"J',
Her Highness cooed delightedly, and I j down the lump, and then he kissed ly.
"Before Ood I Intended to come,"
he said In a solemn voice
Ii "I knew It," Her Highness chirped ,.; 't ..
1 II'Il i i1 "I knew It, 'cause you wouldn't go /"....
away and not keep your word. I told <
l I her that. Maybe If you had promisedto I.
bring her a Christmas something I.i i
she would have that
1 believed too, you
r + 4t <(IIi/11i(/ 9 9t was comln'" I
"She kissed me an -awfullot s eI
II'II'InI and said she wished
you would come," lisped the small
voice. I I
He wheeled and stared at her; then
he rushed across the room toward her
throne and picked Her Highness up
In his arms and kissed her many "
times, and stroked her hair and demanded -i *
excitedly to know what she : i
y said. Her Highness, much confused, e iY
nestled her head on his shoulder and
murmured again: j t
r "She kissed me lots of times and ci. uyh
said she wished you would come. Then
when you didn't she put rose wateron
her face and dressed and went out.
fir e ulOG And she didn't say any more 'cept t it
when I told her you was comln' to
bring me something and-how nice
you look today sir knight!" I
Ha; imprisoned both her bands. I
"Go on-go on!I" he entreated' so!
feverishly that the blue eyes opened 1 From Painting by Uot ann. 1K\:!
wide. "What more did she _ _ _ _. .__ _ ___ _ .
say-dear -- --- -- - -- -- - -
"She only said you was sallln' away
to-day, and perhaps you'd never see The Lesson of "AND A LITTLE A M essage of Peacein
her again. But you wanted to see us
'fore you went, didn't you?" the Christmas CHILD SHALL the Christmas
"I should hope so," he cried fer I
vently. "D t-did she sRI anythingmore Tide LEAD THEM" Season
"If?you give me another-" r I BY DR. ROBERTSTUARTMACARTIIUR 13 v Ray JOHN TALBOT SM ITH,LL.D. Bv RT.Ray DAVID HOMM'&LL GRBBR '
He thrust the entire box of bonbons
Pastor Calvary Baptist Church,
President Catholics Summer School Coadjutor Diihop of New York.
Into her hands. Naw Yorh of America.
"Did she?" he demanded. "Pleasetell
me, Dottie?," '
The Christmastide The Christmas
The entire meanIng -
"No-o, she didn't say anythln more 1
-'cause-'cause-" celebratesthe a. of the festivalof season cornea with
birth-festival Its message of
He waited Impatiently.
of our Lord. The =t contained In these peace to a world
'Cause she mos'
Inaarnatlon o f : words. It la the torn and rent with
She really wanted you' to come,
you Christ Is the central festival of the chil- many divisions, a
Her Golden Hair. I know. Didn't she tell?
Stroked thought In world In which
"Lord, I wish she had!" he groaned."She dren, because on I
the history of the there Is much
oh-ed and ah-ed very softly, and when her again and put her down on the told me," Her Highness whispered world. It la the day the Second strife. This strife
and smiled at her reassuringly. softly "she told that It Q Son
she had feasted her eyes on the tiny throne me event around Person of the Is to be allayed
golden pin and had read several times "It Is so far away, Your Highness; you didn't come, you were-you werea N Si:_. which all other Blessed Trinity, and these divisions
the inscription "To Her Highness, he pleaded. "One can't come backIn big brute. And then she Jumped up
: events revolve In smaller or larger took upon Him hu- healed not by any process of statutory
from her devoted subject," she relaxed a day you know can one?" and said you didn't. love her," and I circles All the great facts of his luau nature In the shape of a helpless enactment, but by that spirit of broth-
her royal gravity and threw two "No" murmured her highness, uu- said you loved me. Don't you? asked tory previous to His coming had reference anal beautiful child. Various meanings erly love and kindness which takes
soft little arms around his neck and I certaInly the child, seriously. "Are you goln'to to Ills advent; all the events have been read Into the celebrationof possession of the human heart at
? What makes
kissed him. "And then," he went on, wilh deceiving cry ? And your since look back to that advent aa the the nativity of ChrIst-the humanl- ChrIstmastide
pucker IIO hurryin' right
"Oh thank you very much, sir gayety. "there Is so much to ?" beginning of a new era. All lines of tarlan regards it as the proper placing Just so far as that spirit continues
knight!" she lisped, "and thank you. do there And I've always wanted togo away"Yes he said previous history converge to the of the human Individual In the regnant In the hearts of men throughout t
too, for your good wishes." really and truly-and see all the upturned Inquiring very face.; "But, I'm manger and the cross; all lines of history economic system; the mere materialist the year will the Christmas season
Then she sat herself on his knees things there. And my plans are all only going to auntie's. And then I'm since diverge from these two looks upon It as the protest of Infant be prolonged and continue to give Its
and looked unendingly at the dainty made. It would cost Jots of moneyto coming back to see Your Highness epochal events The birth of Christ right against adult might; the blessings to mankind.
box and its golden pin and nibbled change them. You wouldn't have again." was the beginning, of a new race, and scientist/ of a certain school regards Perhaps one lesson which the Christmas
her bonbons In great content. me spoil everything, would you- The child plucked his sleeve coned- the observance of that birth Is still It UH the emphasis of nature upon season teaches above all others is
"Cm-" said he, presently. "Isn'ther dear?" ingly. the Jubilee of this new rare. Angels the necessity of training properly the that In order to enter the kingdom
majesty at court t
"No," Her Highness answered politely "Some day is very far ahead Your won't you-you and her majesty?" solo and choral song as lIe left the In It a noble tribute to the beauty as a little child. And let that
_she went out for a bosom of the Father to become the and Innocence of the child. It Is appealing love which the little child
Highness. He stooped and kissed her again
drive In the park. Everybody rides child of Mary In the manger at Beth- necessary to remark, however, that If Inspires become a persisting force in ra;
went to the window and lookedup And then he straightened; to his full
there in the afternoon, don't they? lehem. This festival Is still the moat the child had to depend these our lives t tI '
the a long time and down height and smiled happily and cried, upon
And-she's going to dinner at aunt avenue Joyous feast of the church. It makes classes for due respect and real train- once saw all the traffic In Fifth
a long time, and then gayly:
ie's. the avenue avenue again. Her Highness I "I promise Your Highness.; childhood more beautiful and glorious, Ing there would be no Christmas, no avenue stopped by a little child. Its I
"Indeed," breathed the knight, standIng up the I and It t lightens the burdens of age; deification of Innocence and helpless. mother was wheeling it across the
very rigidly. After a time he sat and sorrow with its tender memoriesand ness, and no emphasis upon duties to street In Its baby carriage and In the
down again. The silence lengthened Its triumphant prophesies. In the next generation. The festival of middle, of the thoroughfare, crowded
Until it became oppressive to the 'Ti4Y 1/4 ir the chill of midwinter In northern Christmas is truly the social econom with vehicles of all kinds, she became
chll'l.!' she observed that the bonbons Y. : firthttj' rtj climes It kindles a fire of hope and ic, political and religions/ anniversaryof I panic-stricken and Jld not know whatto
were all gone, but he seemed lost In I j fr rrr Joy In every home and heart. It Is the human child, through which h. Jo or which way to turn. But, suddenly
a reverie, so Her Highness begged '/ r ti'riti prophetic of the golden age when makes his demand upon the world for all the drivers reined In their
Us pardon, and told him again that Christ shall come again, when evil existence, care, training and love; horses, all the chauffeurs stopped their
they were "all gone." shall be overthrown, and when the the right of an Immortal soul as well automobiles, and all the teamsters 1
He fumbled In his pocket, and absently "There's a wonderful tree, song of a redeemed humanity shall as of a future citizen. The right- pulled up their trucks-the traffic of
handed her another tribute, and a wonderful tree sweep over the universe. minded part of society accepts the responsibility the busy avenue had been brought to i'
apologized, and then he gulped'and The happy children rejoice Hy the gifts which characterize this with Joy, and Its beat ef- a standstill by a little child. ,
told her highness that she mustn't forget to see, 9 season we commemorate Owl's' great forts. In fact all Its efforts, are ex So will the noise and the strife and J
him when he was many miles Spreading Its branches Gift the unspeakable gift of Ills Son pended on the work of preparationfor the confusion of the .world be arrested
across. the ocean. I year by year to a world lost In sin and wanderingIn the coming of the Child. Not and checked by the little. Christmas u
And-and you will be away a long, It comes from the forest r darknes. No one' can rightly estimate only do parents labor, but the legis- Child h
long time Away In London and Paris I to flourish here: the blessings; which flow every lators make laws, teachers teach, artIsU ,t-:
-Way off In Europe Ohl this wonderful tree, year to all classes and conditions of I create and commerce agonizes Both Happy. ,
Yes," he mumbled. with Its branches wide men from the tender memories and for the child-for the next genera. He-Which do you think are the .'v
And nobody will bring me pressighed 7' Is always blooming at gentle charities called forth by the tion. happier In the holiday season-the .:
ants," the child. '"But. then" -V Chrlstmastlde." < remembrance of the Holy Child Therefore the monumental truth of ones who give or the ones who receive .
She added, "I don't want nobody to ,: rtt f Jesua. His birth has exalted the modern civilization la expressed In ? ,
Bring me presents till you come poetry the music and the art of the the text; And a little child shall She-Well. If you are speaking\ of '.
back. I centuries. It has changed all social lead them. the things/: which transpire under the
The knight stroked her golden hair customs ifnd religious rituals. It has The entire meaning of the festivalof mistletoe I think It's an even break. ..t
1 r Y' irY given a new glory to hnman life and ;
affectionately. 1 Christmas Is contained In these Yonkers Statesman. :' ,q
"I don'.t: think," he said, slowly "that I a new trend to eternity. This la the words It la the festival of the children -
I'm coming back"The I time when all bitterness should be because on this day God the Sure Thing. tf,
child looked up with wide eyes. r : forgotten, all family: feuds reconciled Son, the Second Person of the Illess- Mrs. Flatte-I wonder what makes .
"Never?" she demanded wonder- rr I and all life glorified. It is unspeak ed Trinity took upon Him human the Janitor so pleasant? I
Ingly. ;. ably sad that in the name of Jesus nature in the shape of a helpleaa and Klatte-Chrlstmaa Is approaching
Christ Russian murderers are slaughtering beautiful child. Various
"Never.; meaning my dear.-Judge. :4
rr.. the Jewish people, the ancient
:"Never: -any more?" ,,'
and historic, race which gave us the Too Poor.
"No; dear. iii1 Caught at It. 'J
Christ. It Is a cause for Dunn- Is It that 'II t
Her HIghness regarded him with profound Why all the store j "What did your New Year's turkey '
mystification."Never: .. .. . humiliation that superstition, bigotry reduce prices after Christmas? II cost you Uncle Mose?" \ ,
.omin'-back? 'And wont and virtual Idolatry still abound ender I j I Dyer-Because nobody can afford/ to J "Ten dollahs an' costs, boss."- i
the shelter' of the Christian name. paythe former prices.-Judge. .. htou.Mn "o'flt. '.
J JHER JY
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"Go-between." n* repeated tne word
....drll1r1fmIr I/jI several times. It had a pleasant '
A New Year's He smiled broadly 'I
f IifFijI\ "Certainly! Of course why not
i i'B Resolution I'll write ill"lie !:
JI'LI' U literally fell upon pen and paper
=- Ills tongue never could have formed
the words that followed his facile pen. be imfkil with vthst I have, and not to w r ho of er.
NEW YEARS DANCES t By fAXE C SAW FORD The accumulation of six months' allegiance ir.tls8 d jtwv t.- j he avTo
I IN A 5P/M5H VILLAGE was laid before her eyes. The e ?
I do n ee eat g I ave an apps.
letter was a gem. The essential partof
HE diffidence of it was that if her answer wan yea,
'1 r/ Thomas Wentworth would she when he entered the ballroom Not to t I m e., and not to y o/ifc else to cell
was disturb that night simply lay the violets his ubie me C
III ing to his soul's be would send with this letter
I p that i' t e (c rrlydn from
a to er ar+ For six To refrain hl a
? N f ;:F'peace against her face? For Just a second! '
about th at e i e t a rophesylag versa
months ho had trigging
He would understand.The .
tlr is a c y
been vainly tryingto :: violets matched her eyes. He
r propose to had often said so. There was no timeto To hold up f the golden rule >t la present i| as
Helen Griswold. lose. He telephoned the florist to motto to others; don't dom unto I do unto them I Iatop. .i
I Opportunities had whose coffers he contributed. shall take It as s him worry nd .
lr not been lacking. "Oh. Bend a bushel!" he laughed -Not co tell bow her_ t . of to envy he other rp 1
Together they had happily, like a schoolboy perpetratinga TIs amp; not to wonder how some people hold their jobs
joke. To find something to commend In everybody that will give acf.
effects from shadowy porches. They "I hare a note to send, deliver them [
had discussed life and love In cozy here"" .) c e( and not to keep books and Insist on striking a balance bed
corners, but the all-important words The flowers arrived by a messengerwho o nd things I say about you and the kind things you say abouj_ ie)
niRKi&n! CHILDREN remained unsaid. Every attempt to looked like the chief emissary of 01 to cherish resentment, but to blurt out my grievance i
WII* NEWVEAR3 speak them left him In a state of Dan Cupid. Tom untied the violet ha t over with.And .
quaking disgust. At last he framed a out bunch of the choicest
GIJTdrORA cord lifted a
then, If U Isn't a better world by 1908 It will not be my It.Possibililies .
TURKISH I little speech that exactly suited his blossoms about the size of a prize I
?NORIEMflN I needs. During all his conscious moments cauliflower: smiled approval retled the
-_. --. ''IP1 yea, most of the unconscious box, addressed the card and with a -
: ones, he rehears'* it, with more or generous tip to the boy started him on - - -'"
When pigtails and school were her "Waa afll t Wassail! over the town less dramatic effect. Time and againhe his errand. Then, with a strange grow new friendships, and keep 'ha
fashion, Penelope was always awakened Our toast It 'e I white, our ale It la brown.Our had gone wth! the strength of Sam- peace possessing him, he awaited a old ones In good repair You cm, so
bowl It la made of the tnuplln tree; to It like he had to choose the' music the great paint -
from Indolence by the possession son present ; Samson seemly hour to present himself \ \
be good fellow all; I drink to
of a new text-book, Its resplendentcover departed shorn of his strength by a learn[ his fate. that you see and the architecture i"II"
Its the In Scotland on New eve- woman. when you study as that music and ,.10.'
crisp, pages Only the family was present the Failure
for some unknown reason called hog. of
centimes to an ambition that the dls "Ah, but such a woman!" he arrived. The effusion of their greet. quence, and art and worship will enrich
many day-the doors of the
carded old volume could never have She had eyes like violets-big ones- ing would have set at rest: his thump your life, You can make vour
thrown to let
were at midnight
called forth.In open that spoke volumes; but It vies a lan Ing heart ould he have seen anythingbut dally work however humble It be, to
the old and the In Rev Newell Jftllis
year out new year By Divight
Great he couldn't understand in a circleof take on the culture of a full college
Just such manner the while in some of the towns early in guage so ue the girl who, standing
Teacher stimulates the grown-up the evening poor children-"swad -==:. ..:..-- light made by the pink shaded lampon course.
Penelope to new thought, new pur died"* In sheets ,, so folded up in frontas i the piano, was holding the violets. Memory gives us the past, and work No matter how old you are, or how
pose, new endeavor, by again and to form an inviting pocket-went With a smile full upon him, she slow uses the present but our real life \18 I much you have done for society von\
again placing a bran new year In her from door to door after bread and ly lifted the flowers and for a fractionof in the future.: Three hundred and six can open new furrows and sow new
eager hands. small coin, announcing their arrivalby a second bulled her face in their ty-five golden days lying before us. harvests of happiness for generationsas
The new-year Idea Is almost as J1(1 some naive song, shrilly given in .o sweetness. Think of it! One hour sufficed for. yet,unborn.
and universal as the Instinct of immortality childish treble and enthusiasm. He looked at her as Jacob looked at Burns to baptize a daisy with immortality Are you young? Take Paul's !Ideal:
but the first of January ha "Rl'e up\ 'gud.-wife, and shake your Rachel when his seven years of service One hour was enough for "Whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever
a not always been the starting point feathers: were ended \\hen the chance was Wordsworth's Ode to Duty. One even I things tre true whatsoever
for the procession of months, and Dlnna think that we, are beggar; given them for a moment alone he Ing sufficed for Whitney to sketch his 'things are lovely whatsoever thing
L'B even now by no means the whole : We And are to seek balms Our come'hogmany"to play seized not only the chance but unmindful cotton gin. One winter's night gave are pure whatsoever things are of
world follwtf the Gregorian calendar I Much excitement was manifestedover of possible damage to chiffon the hours of Jefferson to take from good report-think on these things '
The ancient Egyptians Phoenicians another 'Scottish custom. The h r ruffles, he likewise seized the girl. the Gospels his scheme of Ideal Are you old with all ypur life behind
aud Persians began their year on Sep first person who entered a house, after The right words came at last. For ethics. you? Remember Gladstone, who
tember 22, the Greeks of Solon's timeon the clock struck midnight New Year's six months he said ho had longed to For the youth the :::rst duty Is to !In his dying weeks wanted to do ono
December 21, and the Greeks of the eve was called a "first footer" and tell her. and to ask her,-- grow. Growth means planning; planning more good deed and translated
'' Pericles period on June 21. often parties of first' footers went But Tom," she gasped "you means something definite; Horace. Remember Tennyson who In
From Julius Caesar on, the Roman about calling on friends and making haven't yet-" definiteness appoints certain. duties his last moments tried to write one
" civil year commenced January 1, but merry generally. Her protest was smothered, and he for each hour. more song. Remember that English
I.' the Jewish ecclesiastical year had al In striking contrast to this frivolity lost no time in finishing what he had Every day next year read one pageor hero who went out and planted Just
ways begun at the vernal equinox wan the habit the next morning of to say reaching the climax by demandIng poem; every day meet one man one more tree on the day that he died.
March 25, and thIs spring opening the Scotch Bible at random date for their wedding. whom that scarred who
opening 1 u .sf i an early greater than yourself, from you Remember apostle
day--of bud and blossom and unl a verse In the chapter read containinga I x "But. Tom, dear! you haven't" can learn and help one less than had sown the world with happiness
" vend hopefulness-became the honored prophecy to be made good by fate Mother entered softly In time to yourself. Every day do some one but ,whose dying word was: "r
',"d, one with Christian nations gen. during that New Year. hear her daughter in a strangely muffled stroke of good work that will stand, will forget the victories and the
,,,\, erally throughout the medieval At all the courts of present-day Eu- voice answer "June" and cross one threshold to carry sun glories of yesterday; write one moro
,;\1 period.In rope the New Year is celebrated with For Six Months, He Said He Had Mother was an astute woman. She shine with you. Every day plan to do golden page, stretching my hands out
*. the latter end of the eleventh great impressiveness it being the official Longed to Tell Her-To Ask Her- withdrew softly, but a listener might some one thing that will help men, unto the things that are before
: /\ century, England which had strangely feast Jest as Christmas is a continued his rehearsals. Now on the have heard her pious ejaculation: not hurt them; make men, and not This will turn the new year into a
enough been starting Its annual family one. last evening of the old year pacing 'Thank Heaven! The New Year tfrom-I mar them. great opportunity. This will crowd
records on December 23, began quite In Belgium on New Year's eve, the back and forth across his! room he was tees well." You can so order your life as to all the days with duties and delights.
',', accidentally to pay homage to the old l children have a special frolic tingling still rehearsing: the speech with Interpolations The dying hours! of the old year grow In health and in enjoyment of Life will be worth the living. Work
t.) Roman divinity Janus for by chance with the thrill of suspense. Early in of the one' New Year's resolution passed In the merrfct! dance the Grls- God's out.of-door world. You can will bring rich ,reward.
William the Conquetor's coronationtook the day all the door keys In the house he hid deemed worth while. wold home had ever known. The bells .
place on the first of January, and are spirited away from their locks I - -
! the birthday of the Norman rule became Into small boys' pockets. A pet relative r r
, the birthday of the year an well. ,' called a "sugar aunt" or "sugar the room five distinct times, each
Romemberlng the loyal\ old Saxon spirit uncle," Is then beguiled Into a room THE NEW rEAR : Entertaining time to smell, taste hear see and feel
-conquered but not tamed-we are and while her 'or bin attention is diverted ? Deuzruyv certain objects.
not surprised to learn, however that a key l Ie whisked out from Its New Year GuestsThe If there is a large party It is best to
1 soon the Inhabitants of England fell hiding place and cllck-a-ty-cllck the offer a prize for each of the five tests,
):'", into tho more general habit of Indulging door is locked! Of course the prisoner L and have them written up after each
; In new-year festivities upon) the confronted by a hard-hearted, game of the five senses commonly one. Some care must be exercised In
k 25th of March giggling jailor is glad to negotiate called "perception," Is an ex the objects'selected., especially In the
The Gregorian calendar, formulatedIn freedom at any price-a ransom's possibilities cellent one with which to entertain tasting when nothing harmful or distasteful
1582, restored January 1 as New no doubt ranging from a grown people or children or both ata should be allowed.
Year's day. The Catholic countries candy 0 cane to a rocking horse, accord- New Year's party. For this test as well as for the
enthusiastically accepted It, but the Ing to auntie's Indulgent humor or One method of arranging the game hearing and feeling tests the guestsare
Protestant ones adopted It slowly and the size of uncle's pocketbook. Is to have a table filled with things blindfolded or the room left absolutely
It was not until 1752 that conservative The Germans have a very impressive to look at. The guests are taken Into dark. It is not as easy as It
England fell into line. old custom. At Frankforton-the- the room one or two at a time and sounds to distinguish various musical
" The ancient Romans honored the MaIn in almost every house is a famly The year depart with Let every lip be dumb given three minutes to look at the Instruments when they are not seen.
r whole of January by offering sacrifices party, and at the first strike of all hi* Joys, The future beckon with objects on the table. A mouth organ zither mandolin
,sa on 12 altars to the god with two midnight front the cathedral all open With fear all, his hope and a smile When all have seen the objects eachis guitar and 'cello or flute-a few notes
faces whose namesake the monthwas. wide the windows and-filled glasses With all hi* losses and drum.the forward provided with paper and pencil and of each played in turn-are better
''t;' lifted In their hands-cry: "Prosit his gains Hawed three minutes to write down than an organ or piano which are
'Janus 'am II; oldest of potentate; Neujahrt"! ="Happy New Year." With all hi* smiles and Adown the pathway let a list of all they can remember The more easily distinguished.
" Forward I look and backward and below France practically makes a Christmas tear, us go For flour
And In Ma place a smiling With hope to be our one who displays the best memory is tasting salt, cinnamon,
of New Year's day. All Paris Is lad given the first prize. pulverized oatmeal and allspiceare
I count a* god of avenue and gates, guldo. sugar
The year that through my portal en fete, and the Latin Quarter Jubilant The brand New Year With roses strewn along The objects displayed on the table good while for feeling bananas,
come and BO." with song fiddling, and droll farces appears the way may be of any number but for the potatoes a glove filled with bran, a
'\ While the whole month was kept while the poor starved art student The ancient figure fades The hide.ugly thorn to few minutes allowed for Inspection cap, a cane poker book and quite a
the first day was the gala occasion. splurges In all sorts of culinary ex- away The New Tear comes 35 is a good number. Inkwells pens, number of objects are handled, this
, Litigation was suspended reconcilia travagances. In fact even the beggars la wallowed up In with joyous tread. penholders tea caddies emeries, and observation being easier and.
done effected are merry singing Instead of Bloom So greet him In his
processionsmade With solemn tread we thimbles book and any such articles thel'efore, requiring more objects
I to the capitol, offerings laid on whining, their appeals for charity, and bear him forth pride. may be exhibited-except that when than the other two tests. The objectsto
> the altars, the emperor surprised by "dancing a jig for a sou." yI And lay him In his The lessons we have two of one object are given such as smell are generally liquids such as
,. magnificent gifts, visits exchanged The French children find their Then tomb.turn to greet his learned are safe. two books, the color or some distinguishing vinegar alcohol turpentine, benzine
everywhere feasts spread In hospitable stockings filled by good St. Nicholas. heir who cubes We hold them In the mark about each should be glue camphor and cologne.,
who In his Christmas rush With red mouth like a breast
houses must have
streets ringing with I Insisted
/ bloom. The hateful thing areall upon and called attention to. A clever hostess selects appropriate
laughter and muslo of masqueraders., thanked his lucky star that these This method of
forgot; playing game prizes for each test, such as a putt
The giving of New Year's gifts was young clients would not expect a professional Unfurl tart the a song nags. and Remembering the best calls upon but the sense of sight andis box, with a puff within for "touch
not confined to old Rome.' The Persians call until seven days after To greet what 1* to Once life's more path we fare along more easily arranged than when all ing;" a vinaigrette or a bottle of
he had attended to the come!
always exchanged New Year's Impatient And of the pat and all And leave to time the five senses are appealed to.rile latter cologne for "smelling," an ornamentor
eggs, and It was the pretty custom of American youngsters over the sea. It wa rest I however., is excellent fun and book for "seeing," a rabbit's foot
r the Druids to give After a midday dejeuner a la four gives for
a sacred sprig of scope some originality anda whistle or a silver table bell for
mistletoe to the faithful on their New hette, the younger members of the I good deal of cleverness.In "hearing" and a soft scarf or shawl
Year's morning while the bestowingof familY call on the older and In the that before the New Year dawned he pealed forth their welcome to the glad this case the guests are led Into i or a silk muffler perhaps for "feeling."
I presents upon the monarch became evening there Is a grand reunion for would ask her. He would be a blither New Year and the party grouped with A_ _ _ _
an absolute obligation. dinner. Ing fool no longer mother In the midst waited breath -u'V""'""
Queen Elizabeth the people's favorite Amid all this French gayety there Is "1'1aslt\ her to-night" he announced. lessly.
was simply showered with New I that one pathetic little touch that so Her mother was giving an informal With a beccmng maternal tremor In He had New Year's Resolution conclusions that New Year resolutions
Year's contributions-"gold for her often creeps Into this rainbow world dance to watch the old year out. Not her voice. Mrs. Griswold announcedthe loved and" lost merely fret a man's conscience and
purse, chains necklaces, bracelets, :. or ours where tears mingle with the leas than 100 men would be there to betrothal of her daughter to Mr. "Never love again "he sighed.' "I shall make him.irritable without doing any
rings embroidered gowns and sunshine of our smiles. If a memberof bribe the orchestra for extra selections Thomas Wentworth.In never again. ..'" real .good..
mantles the family has died during the past "Oh. yes, you will," rejoined the .
petticoats smocks stockings and or prolonged numbers. T;hlch the still small hours of that New heartless beauty.
garters: and for the royal larder fat 12 months early on New Year's mornIng they would sit out. or dance with the Year's uio.nleg Tom switched on the "Never "
again. he NEW YEAR'S HOSTILITIES-
the near relatives meet at the
I oxen, sheep geese turkeys, iwans lady of his heart. lights in his own room.
going to turn over a new leaf and
and lay It their
grave upon offerings save
"I'll ask her. It's "After It .
capons fruit preserves marchpanesand "But. grimly all. was notso very dlfflcvlt '"
of love and remembrance.The money.
sweetmeats quite simple.. he murmured. C e
But soon this custom was regardedas Russians following the Julian In his steady tramp around the room Dut Just how easy it had really been New
a tax rather than a privilege and calendar: do not celebrate their NewYear's he knocked down a Japanese fl'J: he realized when he picked up from "You Year's" Rush
seem busy? Interrogated the
day until January IS.
during the rule of the austere Cromwell screen. his desk the letter of proposal properly caller In the
It died a natural death-never The grownup not to be outdone by "In Japan they hare a gobetween.That sealed and addressed but unde. "Exceedingly.corner" drug store. cW 7-- o
( replied the
the small druggist"Many
fry now form a
bobbing up again to make a popular gorgeous must be a comfort. livered.; patrons "
recession to pass under the critical
I bow as sometimes happens to
of the nobleman's say so. gave out 1,000
stage hero recalled to life by the audi nose upper window. .,
ence's applause. Oxen cows, goats and hogs adorned patent-medicine almanacs and 900
with evergreens and red berries, are Good Old Times In Oregon. and peas for coffee and use sassafrasfor soothing-sirup calendars la "two
year season Is the wassail bowl its driven past while old women bringup Return to the "good old times" tea. and see how you like It.-Arlington hours"S e I '
name derived from the old Saxon the rear bearing gaYly decorated would you? Then rise on a cold Record. For
phrase: Wass llael="To barnyard fowls as presents. morning and wash at the pump, pull the 1900.
In our own country we was observed getting
health!" on a pair of rawhide boots that rivala .
I bait-pagan, half.Puritan," take our tin can in stiffness, pull on a woolen "What do you Intend to do. to-night. his hair clipped
Until Queen Elizabeth's reign, one New Year characteristically. With back and sit downto Jack?" "What Is that 'forr asked the
shirt over your ..
wassail: : love-cup. wan handed about flashing eyes and ,smiling lips we bare meal with your three.legged "The same thing that I have done friend. I
the charmed circle gathered round thetreat greet its dawn: dancing feasting up stool dancing around on a slip- every New Year's eve for the last ten "Why. people are going too rapidly
0f ( bowl, but afterward the health roariously blowing our little tin horns. years." these days! explained Father Time I r
was more Jiyglenlcnlly, it less pic-1 I And at the same time In our secret shod floor eat corn pone and bacon "What's that?" "and I want to fix It so they can't take /
diet and labor 14 hours I I
c turesquely, drunk: lu lndlvldu.il! cups. heart*-the curtains of pride and conventionality for a steady "Swear oft. so that I can start la me by the forelock."
The )poor carried an Immense wooden closely drawn-we sadly! out of 34. Go without a dally paper, a fresh to-morrow." S e
t bowl decorated with gay ribbons sit beside the dying embers of the fiy screen a mosquito bar a spring The Result of Ob .rvatlon.
round the neighborhood begging mattress a kerosene lamp; gee-naw New Year. "Did HffTI
past year's hopes and shiver at the your husband make any New
mull coin to pay for the precious In. knocks of the unknown future at the your oxen to market and sit on the Every one cackles Year resolutions?"
credlents that mad up the festive door. floor of an ox cart as you' wend your And wrong retrieve; "I hope not.
This Is the season young Mrs.
concoction.: : MAT C. R1NQWALT. say. to church or a frolic. Parch corn For fresh laid Wave. Torklas. "I have about
come to the Exchanging blow.
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