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hif Wilbur D' Nesbii
A called me to her day be
fore yesterday and sed she
wanted me to help her do
She bad a peece of pen
cil in her hand that was
about a inch long and
looked as if she had chewed it to
?harpen it, and she had a lot of notes
made on the back of a bill from the
Henry, she said, I am puzzled to
deth to kno what to give your pa and
your Unkel Willyum for Chrismus. I
do wish you would kind of pump them
and see what they would like to hav,
and then tell me, without giving it
away to them what you are trying to
All right, ma, 1 told her, and tried
Co get a peek at her list to see If she
bad me down for the maggiezine re
volver i want
But she folded up the paper and put
?So that niaiht when pa and Unkel
8111 was sitting in the llbrarey talkin
about the way senator Tillman had
better look out or he will be playing
tc a drama that has a press agent, or
else he will be crackin a black snake
whip around In Unkel Toms Cabben, i
ast pa what be ' thot was the right
bind of a* Chrismus present
You otto be satisflde with what you
get, my young man, he sed, without
coming around and h in tin.
THE CALL OF . CHRISTMAS
Inspiration of Time Should Bring Us
Deeper Sense of Personal Re
It is Christmas time, , and at this
moment the call ls to lift up our
hearts and welcome the Light of the
World, to rest for a while in the glory
?of that light; not, indeed, forgetting
the lessons he would have us learn,
nor those great servants of his who
taught us to know and love and work,
and have passed away; but in thank
fulness and adoration seeking to learn
more and more how he would have
os serve him. The inspiration of this
blessed time should bring us a deeper
nense of personal responsibility, and
of our duty to our neighbor In regard
1? questions .touching the general wei
tere; and, beyond all, a deeper faith
thai: faith by which mountains can be
removed-and a truer love, a devotion
.thai; can bear even the reproach of the
crolls, if permission may but be grant
<ed to share in bearing a part of that
. The advent of Christ makes os debt-'
\Tne tree was all a-twinkle with i
y^Ajid with, a merry tinkle swayed
( A-nd all was now completed for tl
joyous welcome greeted by 1
\ When-I may have dreame
j But the grace.of long ago
ame through thc husk of tnidnigh
igajd, as does a sleeper when di
e shadows grew the deeper till
en lmarvelously\ glowing as of al
a beauty pa.t all Laow mg. .
Stood a croiia of jewel-flam*
Which from out thc shado\
softly came a chVnting\ "Tc
/ Strange glory held the trifles tnat
' The i marveling that stifles all speee
I reit the impulse olden that led tl
To p?me wi-^h treasures golden- anc
When al?^artk \JuroB.bcd witt mu
1 aint hintin, i told him. I'Just won
dered what your idee would be about
one for yourself.
Grate Scott! he ?ed. Has it come
to this? It is bad enuff to hafto fork
over for the fool things yure ma buys
for me without havln to pay for some
thing you get for me.
I dont want to get you anything. 1
sed. I just want to get yura idee
about what you want
Unkel Bill spoke up and sed most
men could tell what they wanted bet
ter by tellin what they dont want
What would you like to hav, unkel
Bill? I ast him.
Well, now, he sed., thare is lots of
things 1 would be glad to see in my
stockin on Christmus morning. If I
was a woman of course i would yera
for dimund bracelets a ad necklaces
and rings and gold vetches that 1
could pin on me somewhare whare a
pickpocket could get them without
pickln my pocket. Thare never was
a pickpocket that could pick a wom
an's pocket, xcept one that lived in
Noo York, and he had been marrid
forty times, and he confessed that
the reeson he got marrid so menny
times was just becos he wanted to
lura whare a woman keeps her pock
et It was a matter of profeshnul(
! pride with him, becos ho sed thare
was no profit In pickin a womans
, pocket when all you got waB a bunch
I of samples and a button hook and a
: powder rag and betwene thirty and
forty s en ts.
But-1 dont see what pickln pockets
has to do with Chrlsmus presents, I
You wate till you get: marrid, pa
spoke up reel quick.
Finelly pa and Unkle Bill thay got
me to tell them" about-rrrt. tis?a. me to
find out what they wanted, and then
they laffed and Iaffed, and Unkel Bill
sed lt was a refreshln Indication of
ors to God and man. It is therefore
not for us to question whether others
are kind to us, as whether there is
love, gentleness, meekness, sympathy
and helpfulness in our own lives, or
not. With this spirit bf the .season
reflected and perpetuated In the life.
Christmas giving will resolve itself
into Christ-like giving every day from
Christmastide to Christmastide of ev
ery year of grace. Christ came not to
be ministered unto, but to minister, to
suffer, and to die for others, even his
enemies. Rising far above the lower,
aim of getting and gaining solely for
self, the grateful heart will ask:
"What can I give to my Redeemer
who gave himself for me, and what
can I do for othes, for his sake, nd
the gospel's?" That is the reincarna
tion ot the Christ spirit, and exalts
him who said: "And I, If I be lifted up,
will draw all men unto me."
If the average man had his way ht
would only work on the days when
he did not have to. On those days a
man always feels that he can do his
ta candles here and there,
the gifts it bad to Lear,
te morrow that should be
:hc children round tie tree,
d it 00,
t ''and bided there wita mc
-earns Hold the heart of kim;
the tree' was blurred and dim
1 the stars and suns
with the majesty that stun?.
it was Christmas Day!
tb.9. change that was takin place when
a woman even thought of thinkin
about what you wanted. He sed they
usually went ahed and got what they
wanted you to want.
You tell your ma, pa sed, that as
neer as you can lem what 1 want, ls
more nair on my hed, my wisdum
tooth filled, and rockkin chares that
I wont bump Into with my legs when
1 get up in the mornin.
And if she asts you what i want,
unkel Bill sed, you tell her that i am
noncommittal to a degree, but that
you think i would prefer a tobacko
pouch that has sashay powder inside
the lining, a collar and cuff box with
pink satin inside of it, a cigar cutter
that i can hang on my watch chane
whenever i want to feel pertickerly
ashamed of myself, a silver handled
pensil that she can borrow frum me
the day after Chrlsmus and never
giv back to me, and a smokin set
made out of hammered brass that i
can sell to somebuddy for finger
That's rite, pa sed.
But the best Chrismus present for a
man, unkel Bill sed, is to pick out a
fifty dollar present for him, that he
wouW hafto pay for when the bill
comes ID, and then not get lt.
(Copyright. 1910, W. D. Nesbit)
DARK OUTLOOK BEFOREHAND.
"Mamma," asks the little boy, "how
can Santa Claus get into our flat,
when we haven't any chimney-noth
ing but a steam radiator?"
"He will probably slip in by the
basement door, darling."
"It's all off then," says the lad, with
a surprising vigor in the use of slang.
"That janitor will put him out of busi
ness before he can unpack his sack."
Oe Real Culprit
& <s &
A mistletoe berry .
Had caught in her hair!
She wasn't to blame,
She had not put it there,
That mistletoe berry
A-tilt in her hair.
Lips red as a cherry.
It hardly was fair,
Yet he wasn't to blame,
Forit's clear that the same
Was the fault of the berry
That caught in her hair.
?OF SUCH IS THE Kl
At Christmas time we celebrate the
birthday of our King. The wise men
came from the far east, attracted by
the light of the star, to find and wor
ship the King. This blessed day is
lighted by a star that ought to at
tract our attention and lead us in the
same direction and to the same end.
This time of music and glad festivities
should lay especial emphasis on the
kinship of Jesus of Nazareth. . It is
our privilege to see, in the Babe of
Bethlehem, the King of kings and
Lord of lords. That vision should be
more clear to us than to the wise
men of old. -They had none of the
helps that quicken our eyesight We
may remember the life he lived, the
work he did, the sacrifice he made,
and the influence he has exerted and
is exerting to this very hour.
"Never man spake like this man,"
concerning God, man, sin, life, death,,
truth, immortality, and "the vast for
ever." He has drawn the intellect of
the world to himself.
His Ideals have inspired civilizations
and turned the currents of history into
new channels. He has compelled the
world to accept his ideas of greatness
and the. value of human life. He has
drawn the art of the world to him
self, for the greatest paintings of the
ages reflect his glory. He has drawn
the music of the world to himself, for
the, mighty masterpieces of this realm
tell the story of his work and in
fluence. He has drawn the thought
of the world to himself, for there
never was one about whom so many
books have been written. His life
and words have been the inspiration of
the modern altruism that is. doing so
much to lift humanity to higher and
better levels. He is rapidly draw
ing the heart of the world to himself
-ls drawing the Uves of men tc
He shall reign, "King of kings and
Lord of lords." Because he humbled
himself and made himself of no repu
tation, and took on him the form of a
servant, and became obedient unto
death, even the death of the cross,
therefore God hath highly exalted him
and given him a'name that is above
every name. If we will not crown him
Lord of all In our hearts here, we
shall yet be called upon to crown him
King of eternity. Let us crown the
Christ Child our King in the here and
The New Way.
Neille-I do<r t like the man who in
Nellie-'Cause papa says they can't
carry very much, and if Santa Claus
uses one he can't bring all the things
Our early days will not, Indeed, come
back; yet is Christmas an Indian sum
mer evening to the venerable-a re
viving reminiscence of youth.
?NGDOM OF HEAVEN
OF PEA CE
By JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL
"What means this glory
round our feet,"
The Magi mused, "more
bright than morn ? "
And voices chanted clear and
"Today the Prince of Peace
"What means that star,' the
That brightens through the
And angels, answering
Sang, "Peace on earth,
good-will to men."
And they who do their souls
But keep at eve the faith
Shall daily hear the angel's
"Today the Prince of Peace
"When they saw the star they re
joiced with exceeding great joy."
For men in banked cabins In the arc
tic snows and men in the wind beaten
ships on remote seas, for men in tropic
Jungles and men in forgotten wastes,
this day is Christmas. We who spend
the day in the friendly security of cit
ies and draw about us the familiar in
timacies of home and daily friendships
are apt to forget the wonder of this,
1 and the significance. But whether they
realize it or not, men draw together
during these hours. And this is to
follow the star the wise men saw over
Christmas for most of us is given to
the closest of ties and the spirit of it
is only a warmer glow of well used af
fections. But the deepest and mighti
est things are the nearest, and in the
heart of this day is the hope of the
race. Two thousand years ago there
was one who spoke from a mountain.
His message was the brotherhood of
all men. Another time he said: "I am
the way, the truth, and the life." To
day men follow the way though they
do not know, and obey the truth
though they do not see, and live the
life though they are unconscious of Its
pulse beat through the world. Fof the
way ls the way of the race marching
painfully to Its far goal.
The life of the individual and the
lives of nations arek born? upon the
besom of a great tide. Wise men call
It by different names, but no man
lives effectually save in Its full cur
rent. Whether we state It In terms
of religion, or of philosophy, or pol
icy, its law is but the divine platitude
of the brotherhood of man
Keeping Christmas 3^
Christmas is a day of Joy, but joy
should not be allowed to die out of our
lives next morning. It should stay
with us ever after. We should sing
the Christmas songs all the new year.
We should carry the peace of God in
our hearts continually hereafter. We
should learn from this time to find the
beauty and the good will in all things,
and to show the world that we believe
what we say we believe-that since
God loves us, and Jesus Christ Is our
friend, "all's well with the world."
They who receive and tell of God's
unspeakable gift of Christ as a Re
deemer may carry the gladdest sort of
Christmas around with them all the
year In their hearts.
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