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"Do~ Coed2 Dc) GOOd "
They RMEg Outo 0
OW plainly the - Ciristmas
chimes4seeml to ring out to all,
both rich1 Iind poor:
"Ye vho would he trily hop
py, do good, do good! Live not for
yourselves, for 1thre 4 is no joy In self.
shness. IDispel tih grief 1an1(1 .1lt
you see everywhoe arollnd you. Give
freely of whalt you have an1d thereby
laly up1 tienlsure.'s iI heliven."
Tt11 11chlne 0the hells. anid he who
heeds their solemn II warnh!g w hile mue*
rily they ring mnay have hisIx Christluas
blessing if le wIll.
Happiness: It Is a1 divinle gift, and
manl Is godlike. if ever. wheni he illis
som0e1 hnlnian heart witih joy.
What was It but a latibleIL desre to
render all maneind joyfuli at Christ
11111 which imttpelled People il (lhe old
en timhe to open their Ihom1es an11d their
hearts as ' ,ell to all ailikO at Ohrist
was that all might enter and Siare the
Christimias feast'/ Friend or stranger,
it mattered not, tihe master weloomed
all, and all men who would partook of
his bounty. No man sat down alone
beside his Christmas fire, wrapped In
his owli selfilshness and careless of
others' comfort. No; the great Yule
log was brought with pomp.and multc
rejoicing from the wildwood, a mighty
fire Was kindled upon the Irearth, and
tle whole neighborhood gathered
around to .share the genial warmth,
while bright eyes danced with glee as
the Christm1as boughs cracked Itmerdi
ly in the r'uddy blaze. Tlie flush of joy
was onl every celiek. and every honest
heairt throbbed wvlt Ii gratitude and
lomiely pleastures. Tlie wNassanll howl
went round, lih1110 eArols were sttig.
and Inerry Ikds and a111idns lainecdl
uinder the isthiletoe boughs.
ChrIstms1111side, wItel was alIso called
Yuleilde, l1aled it for: night. In(l every
body hod leIsure t'o "I il n 11111 il the
Christmaus revels endaedl withI the
illasques, tve Iys a11 le 11111 frolies
of Twelfth I Night. But nowilaays
how tliIgs ire challnged! Even the
wreek hot weenl .I Chist limas andii New
Year's is full of indulstr'y, and( few are
those who dlevote aill their time to en
joymlent. The11 great hiearthistones of
ancestral halls have (disappeared.
There are no0 wide chine~y nooks
wherein the brownies maty lurk in cozy
comIIfort, and1( heaven nly kn'11iows where
our 1)ena1tes ideal-perhtaps in the pilanO
box or up in the chandeliers.
A Christ mas1 cutstoml of ours and tile
0110 possessing tile greatest anitiqity
is that oIf pr4eentinug play13s the ev'ening
of the 24th of Decemuber. This was
first nlotleed in the. west of England.
F"or several hundred years "St. George
and1( the D)ragon" was the most pophilar.
Tile acotors. atlways chIldren, wer~e fain
talsticatlly drlessed and1( decorated with
ribbons, ~ -!ghtiy colored paper and
wooden swourds. Tihe tiieme was war
anid love. There were debate, battle,
death anRd mimicry an1d a1 physiciant
ever ready to -restore the dead to life.
Tils custonm sprang from tihe ancdien~t
crusaders, conlsequently thle feats of
chIvalry and the romantic extrava
gance of knight errantry that are pre
served to thIs day In a modfied do
'Masking, which is practiced to some
extenlt amt1ong Scotchmen, is derived
from tile Rlomani Saturnalia, wheni peo
pie disguised thlemselv'es anil practiced
tricks uiponi theIr neighbors. This is
now but scantily indulged in, but such
of it as exists has been preserved
since the fifth or sixth cenltury. Thme
Survey of London mentionls a splen
did "mummerie'' whlich wvas performed
by tile ettizenis In htonor of P'rince
Ilichard, so of the Black Prince, in
the year 1 V,.
WeVo I t hear v'ery muchl nowvadays
about the lord of misrule or the waits,
but both are rememnbered. The former
had license to do everythIng lhe could
think of to keep uip the jollIty during
the "twelvo days," arnd tile latter re
ferred to wandering minstrels, who
serenaded houses and waited until
food and wine or, more acceptable,
money was bestowed upon them.
Our games on Christmas night of
cards, billiards, shuffleboard, mui-i
clans, dancing and the tales that are
told of knIghts, ladies, lovers, queens,
kings. gIants, dwarfs, wItches, fairies,
goblIns antd the rest were played and
indulged In so long ago that the re
motest historian has been unable to
ascertain the correct date of their be
The Cfity's Cbhahmas Tree.
A woman, they say, thought of the
first community Christmag tree. It
was erected in Madison square, in New
York city. There was something
stimulating, something highly Infec
tious, in t idea, for now cities and
villages alover America are erecting
Christmas trees in their public squares,
says the Delineator.
They are wonderful. things, these
community Christmas trees, not for
their beauty alone, but for the spirit
they arouse in the towns where they
are found. They are the village center
for Christmas joy. Christmes services,
without sectarian barriers, are held
about them. Christmas carols are
sung at their bases. 'None so poor or
so world worn -or so hurried but lie
must see, must thrill with friend and
stranger allk6 to this tree for. all the
world. It brings the child in the
manger to every soul in the com
The Christmas trea is essentially a
symbol of the north aund of the home.
Yet it is inextricably blended in our
minds with our faith, which is desert
Most of the great religions of the
world were born of some solitary spirit
who sought the lonely sand waste and
there wrought, out that which inade
the desert of his soul "blossom like
the rose." Ile who gave us the great
faith went again and again out into
the burning yellow barrens, where the
tender, brooding, violet. sky awaited
him; where all the desert' world, so
fenrful in its unadoriniment, so over
wheliing in its solitude, founfi focused
in him all its pulsing radianlle, as
though in hin were centered the heart
heat of the universe. In t he verdure
less, sand driven, star hung desert the
lnhe withl his listening Car ieard,
with his dreainig eyes saw, with his
tirobbing heart felt. the falith that
turnetI! iten's fces forever fron the
clod to (he eross.
Why, thonl. should the fr tree stand
In oIr 1 im iiIc square, sign 1and11 syilhol
of tiltt desert birt h? Whate ver its
phIlysiea , l history. why should breathbless
thousalds, hungry of bod1y or ol' spirit,
lookinig 'I the groat pine tree hung
with electric bulbs, Nicked by sky
scrapers, topiied by sinoke. find In its
incoherent beauty (lie urge set in mo
tion by the desert bred Babe?
One would have said of the home
Christmas'trees that, after till, it was
the gifts that gave then their glamour.
There are io gifts on the community
Christmas trees, yet thousands and
thousands of us look on them with the
thrill that belongs to faith alone. One
Perhaps this Is the reason: The com
inunity Christmas tree symbolizes that
which the home Christmas tree does
not. It symbolizes Christmas for all
the world. It means that-the dawn of
real brotherho d is tinting our horizon.
It means, hiil'imrfleularly this Christ
mlas It ineans, liat inl spite qf poverty
1111d bloodslied, lin spite of g'reed and
despair, here nre in increasing num
hers in the vorld those vho vould
sha.r1e0 with the worid all (hat sncred
beauity 11nd4 h !%-! fhi re the luul1vid
nal's holy of holies. (he iiost difflicult of
all onte's spiritual riches to share.
It Is the symbol of green forest beau
ty, or the druid's wild faith, of tile
Teutont's largess and l ways or giviig,
giving. Not strange tht forever in our
miids it should be iisepariablle from
th bilrtldly of him who gave suiplreile
ly; not strange, but utterly soul Ant
isfying, thant fInally we have joined
ouri t hands and~ placed thle Christnmizs
tree In the market place--symbol that,
at last, mani may give himself to man.
"God ble.'s us!" said Tiny Tim on
Chirlstmas dlay. "Godl bless us' every
one!" .Dickens dr(teame of a Christ
mans festival thant shlouldi belong to all.
Ills Tfiny Tim, lme aiid wistful, might
hauve foreshadowed tho joy starved
worldl that no0w crowds hround the
market place tree, sayling as lie said,
"God bless us every one!"
Washington's City Christmas.
"Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men."
This sentence, blazinig firom a b~ril
liantly lIghted electic placard raised
almost to (lie dome of the capItol, re
tlected the predominan t sentient of
thousands who assembled at (lie capitol
lplaza to celebrate Washington's "corn
mtunity Chiristmias." A giant Norway
spruce, illumninated wvith gliminering
red, whito and blue electric bulbs; tihe
Marine band, a lingo electric star of
the east and a chorus of 1,000 singers,
withi (lie capitol itself outlined as the
btackground against (lie (lark curtain
of the sky, made a scene of impressive
beauty. -Tableaux repr'esent(Ing the
story of the Nativity were presented
in the improvised amphitheater. Ini
(lie audienice wvere many men iand wom
en well known throughout the country,
includIng high government officials.
When grandpa sits a-reading in
his big, old rocking chair,
I creep along so quiet-i ket and
Junmp an4 pull 'is hair,
fnit then he Jurmps and hollers
es if ht's scart to death
And acts like hbt ain't goi' to ever
qet 'is breath.
But I 'list hu iad hiss '1rM and
laugh up ir 'Is face
And say. "Grandpa, you can't
read now 'Cause you 'ist lost
Then purty soot) he'll sit up
straight and say he guessed
1'd .want to hear 'bout Santa
Claus a-comin' through the
Then a-looki' out tfy windlow,
where it's awful clark and still,
He says it's miqhty lonesorme
away out or) the hill.
And- sometimes 'at there's rob
bers wot steals Most half thye
Anl thyat's 'ist why they ain't
none fer sorme poor little boys.
And r grandpa says it's funroy, but
it's a'ways most the vase,
They rOever talke the ri) boys'
toys, but leaves 'ern it) their
Aucl wtbep oli Santa turos around
ano sees wot they tipas done
He ain't qot pothir,' Izft at all for
thbe poor little orpt)an ope.
But grandpa says it ain't so long
'fore Santa 'I] take 'is trip
A0d travel round at Christmas
tirme 0I a great biq airship,
ArdJ 'at '41 make 'in happy, fer
he'll bring a big lot More
haod stop at some boys' houses
'at he'd never been Mcfore.
-Wtry G. Burns.
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